‘Hirilun’, ‘Piyokoro’, Plus Today’s Other Releases, News, and Sales – TouchArcade

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 15th, 2023. It’s the last day before the weekend, and that means we have to mop up the remaining releases of the week. As you might expect this close to Christmas, we’re not exactly swimming in banner titles today. Still some decent ones, though. We’ve also got a little news for you to snack on, plus the usual lists of new and outgoing sales. Plenty of new sales today, by the looks of it. Let’s get to the games!


The ‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder’ Event in ‘Tetris 99’ Is On Now

The final Maximus Cup event of 2023 for Tetris 99 officially kicked off today. The subject this time is Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and the accompanying theme for it is pretty cool. A little distracting, but cool. As usual, you’ll earn event points by playing while the event is on, with the number of points corresponding to how high you rank. If you earn one hundred event points before the event finishes, you’ll get to keep the theme and use it whenever you like. The event runs through the end of this weekend, so don’t wait around too long to get it done if you want the theme.

New Releases

Hirilun ($9.99)

This is a first-person platformer with a distinctive style to its visuals. Each stage offers multiple routes, and your best times are saved so that you can try to outdo them on your next go around. Some power-ups add a bit of extra something-something to the fun. I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, so I can’t say if it’s as good as it looks, but I will concede that it does look rather nice.

Piyokoro ($8.99)

Oh hey, this is a cute one. You have these little round birds, and you have to roll them to the goal using various platforms and blocks. It sort of, extremely vaguely, reminds me of Kirby Canvas Curse, and that’s a good thing to be reminding me of. You an also make your own stages, if that’s a thing you like to do. Yes, this seems perfectly nice for what it is. Puzzle fans could do worse today, for sure.

All of Us Are Dead ($19.99)

A visual novel based on a webcomic series that was popular enough to have a live-action drama made of it. A bunch of students are trapped in their school after a zombie virus breaks out and turns their friends and teachers into the living undead. Make your choices and try to keep everyone alive. I’ve been over this kind of premise for more than a decade now, but if you still can’t get enough of zombies and enjoy visual novels, here you go.

Japan Train Models – JR West Edition ($13.99)

Like the previously released JR East Edition, this isn’t really a game so much as a virtual toy set of sorts. You can make little scenes and what-not using officially licensed Japan Rail trains and various other parts. This isn’t for me, but it’s definitely for someone.

Reef Escape ($14.99)

You play as a little worm in a bubble who is trying to escape from the reef it fell into after getting out of a fisherman’s bait can. Avoid the obstacles, search for secrets, and see if you can make it through without being eaten. This doesn’t look terribly fancy for the price, but that’s just my feeling.

Sakura Agent ($9.99)

Another Sakura visual novel, and I imagine we all know what to expect by now. The theme this time is that the cute ladies are secret agents, and there are some extra-dimensional forces attacking our world. I don’t know. Make choices, get smooches. Maybe save everyone? Your call.

The Bin Bunch

Stickman’s Arena ($4.99)

Poly Shooting Simulator ($7.99)

Never Be Afraid Slam Dunk ($19.99)


(North American eShop, US Prices)

Lots of indies on sale today, and there are many more besides what I’ve put here. Head on to the eShop and see if anything from your Wish List is on sale, or sift through this list for some goodies. There is practically nothing in the outbox, so you don’t have to worry too much there.

Select New Sales

Tadpole Treble Encore ($4.49 from $8.99 until 12/29)
Loco Parentis ($4.09 from $9.99 until 12/29)
BDSM Big Drunk Satanic Massacre ($5.19 from $19.99 until 12/29)
Rento Fortune Monolit ($5.99 from $9.99 until 12/29)
Puddle Knights ($3.39 from $9.99 until 12/29)
Robotry ($4.99 from $12.49 until 12/29)
Vostok 2061 ($4.05 from $9.90 until 12/29)
Tape: Unveil the Memories ($8.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
The Last Worker ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Elta7 ($3.09 from $15.49 until 1/1)
Pupperazzi ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Tiny Troopers: Global Ops ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Light Fingers ($3.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Tin Hearts ($17.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Boyfriend Dungeon ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)

Hellboy Web of Wyrd ($18.74 from $24.99 until 1/1)
art of rally ($13.74 from $24.99 until 1/1)
Sandream ($4.99 from $24.99 until 1/1)
Kittengumi: The Sakaboto’s Thief ($7.49 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Arcade Paradise ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Paper Dash: Ghost Hunt ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Golazo! 2 ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/3)
Fall of Porcupine ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Ultimate ADOM: Caverns of Chaos ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Oaken ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Pizza Tycoon ($2.09 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Far: Lone Sails ($2.09 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Super Planet Life ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/4)
Orbital Bullet ($3.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes ($8.74 from $24.99 until 1/4)

A Juggler’s Tale ($2.15 from $17.99 until 1/4)
Castle on the Coast ($2.24 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Big Pharma ($3.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Effie ($2.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Interrogation: You Will Be Deceived ($2.07 from $12.99 until 1/4)
May’s Mysteries: Secret of Dragonville ($4.94 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Weedcraft Inc ($14.99 from $24.99 until 1/4)
Itorah ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Minute of Islands ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Dungeon and Gravestone ($4.99 from $24.99 until 1/4)
Ginsha ($14.95 from $17.80 until 1/4)
BlockQuest Maker Complete ($4.99 from $24.97 until 1/4)
DoDonPachi Resurrection ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Espgaluda II ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Mushihimesama ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)

Whispike Survivors ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/4)
Dolphin Spirit: Ocean Mission ($23.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Watch ($4.19 from $5.99 until 1/4)
Everybody’s Home Run Rush ($2.00 from $5.00 until 1/4)
Kung Fury: Street Rage Ultimate ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Inspector Gadget: MAD Time Party ($27.99 from $39.99 until 1/4)
Mercenaries Rebirth: Call of the Wild Lynx ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Heist Force ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/4)
BROK the InvestiGator ($14.99 from $24.99 until 1/4)
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/4)
Pub Encounter ($6.79 from $16.99 until 1/4)
Destiny’s Princess: A War Story, A Love Story ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Office Lovers ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Dangerous Relationship ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Secrets of Me ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)

THE Bass Fishing ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
THE Card Perfect Collection ($8.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Samurai Maiden Deluxe Edition ($44.99 from $74.99 until 1/4)
Forest Golf Planner ($7.20 from $12.00 until 1/4)
Dream Park Story ($7.00 from $14.00 until 1/4)
Pocket Academy 3 ($7.00 from $14.00 until 1/4)
Zoo Park Story ($7.20 from $12.00 until 1/4)
Dungeon Village 2 ($6.00 from $12.00 until 1/4)
Game Dev Story ($2.80 from $14.00 until 1/4)
Astronite ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Neighbours Back From Hell ($4.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Spitlings ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
Radiant Silvergun ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Dicey Dungeons ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/4)
The Creepy Syndrome ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/4)

Createscape Town Nyanzou & Kumakichi ($2.00 from $4.90 until 1/4)
Prepare the First RPG Village Nyanzou & Kumakichi ($2.00 from $4.90 until 1/4)
Escape from Mirrorland Nyanzou & Kumakichi ($2.00 from $4.90 until 1/4)
Let’s Get Changed! Nyanzou & Kumakichi ($9.80 from $19.80 until 1/4)
Cape’s Escape Game 3rd Room ($2.00 from $9.80 until 1/4)
Marco & The Galaxy Dragon ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Hashihime of the Old Book Town Append ($30.82 from $61.64 until 1/4)
Steam Prison ($32.74 from $65.49 until 1/4)
Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark ($18.99 from $37.99 until 1/4)
Hypnospace Outlaw ($6.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Nowhere Prophet ($2.49 from $24.99 until 1/4)
The Crimson Flower that Divides ($23.44 from $46.89 until 1/4)
Rad Rodgers Radical Edition ($4.49 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Warm Snow ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Agatha Christie: The Orient Express ($27.99 from $39.99 until 1/4)
Cats on Streets ($1.99 from $3.99 until 1/4)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Demon Turf ($12.49 from $24.99 until 12/16)
Demon Turf: Neon Splash ($3.49 from $4.99 until 12/16)
Sunwards ($7.50 from $15.00 until 12/17)
Yeah! Fighting Girl ($7.50 from $15.00 until 12/17)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. We’ll be back next week with more reviews, more new releases, more sales, and perhaps some news. I suppose I’d better get to wrapping the presents this weekend. Time is ticking on that particular task. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

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