Publisher and developer QubicGames is back with another one of its Birthday celebration sales. For its 19th anniversary, Switch fans in the US will be able to get "over 50 games for $0.49 each" between January 26th and February 25th.
If you happen to own any of the following games: Robonauts, Run Sausage Run, Mana Spark, Pocket Pool, Pocket Mini Golf, Pocket Mini Golf 2, Sausage Wars, Om Nom: Run or Puzzle Book, you'll unlock the 49 cents discount for over 50 titles.
And if you don't already own one of the above games, you can download the free title Coloring Book to get a discount on them - reducing each one to $0.49 and activating the offer upon purchase. Note: QubicGames is currently running sales in other regions but games and prices (£0.89 / 0.99€) vary depending on your location.
Will you be checking out this sale? Comment below.
A bunch of garbage that’s not worth a free download.
@bonjong23 — ya momma
But for reals - I’m sure there is someone out there that likes these games.
Like ya momma.
These all look like mobile games...which means they're probably free on app stores...
Blazing beaks was good but the others look rubbish.
19 years of *****
@bonjong23 One mans garbage is another mans trash.
Qubic Games is such an interesting publisher. Their own games range from "I guess it's fine" to "not bad." Yet they have rights to some classic games like Bit.Trip and and Chex Quest.
How they can afford to stay open while regularly charging less than $1 for their middle-of-the-road quality games is beyond me, but in a weird way I'm still glad they exist ♡
Mana Spark and #RaceDieRun are actually fun, decently fleshed out games, so I'd say those are worth a look. Pocket Mini Golf and Calm Colors are also pretty good for just shutting your brain off. The others I've tried are...not great, but don't discount the whole lot at a glance. I think I'm going to grab Pocket Mini Golf 2.
I’ve played Mana Spark and it’s a serviceable rogue-like. I think i bought it for a dollar.
Robonauts was fun for 45 minutes and then i never wanted to see it again.
Akane is great.
Some of these games are worth a look for sure. Bit.Trip runner is awesome.
trash and MSC = more [email protected] is coming
They definitely have a few decent games mixed in there but they are also on sale a lot; I think I've already picked up the few I want to actually own (like Bit.Trip runner) although occasionally I grab one I don't need on a megasale and then mildy regret it.
I just got Good Night Knight for 49 cents. I bought Mana Spark from them last year and liked it.
I grabbed om nom run and tiny lands, will probably grab primrose lake too, these kind of games are great when you're in-between other games, or unwinding at night with something low stakes.
The Bit.Trip series was genuinely fantastic. People should at least give those games a try if nothing else.
Bought Pocket Mini Golf 2 and Gravity Rider Zero. Both are cool. The latter gives me heavy nostalgia for some old flash games.
Akane is an amazing game. I bought years ago and still play it to this day.
If anything, that is the game that's definitely worth it, even on full price.
The Bit.Trip games deserve far better company. But these are also not great ports of some amazing games. I'd recommend playing them anywhere else over buying at a discount on Switch.
It’s all garbage.
While Nintendo may be onto something by not pricing their first party titles in some kind of "race to the bottom" it is very disheartening to read posters claiming all these games are garbage. While the QubicGames backcatalogue may not entirely be my flavor (which publisher IS?) these games represent somebody's honest effort to entertain and to say they are trash says far more about the commenter than it does the publisher & games.
@bonjong23 The Bit Trip games are all great.
@CharlieGirl I happen to enjoy the Qubic games that I have so far. I too wonder how they can stay afloat with all their free and dirt cheap games.
Dang, I never really minded her releases, as I enjoyed the ones like Jumping Joe or Robonauts. Sadly, most of them seem like shovelware, though releasing them for under a buck + buying one of their games = discount off other games is a great strategy.
@Bearzilla823 I got a whole bunch from one of their giveaway promotions, and there's a couple of them I really liked (like One Strike, Robonauts, and Space Pioneer), but even then they just keep me busy for a few minutes at a time.
If you consider literally any of these, Akane. Akane is for real.
@TheUnrestCure Couldn't agree more.
I thought Not Not was pretty good. A challenging little logic puzzle game. And certainly Bit.Trip Runner. Other than those, I think Qubic has put out quite a few middling games that I could only say are "pleasant" (Robonauts, Mini Trains, Jumping Joe, etc.). Perhaps not going to light the world on fire, but decent.
There are a few gems... NotNot, Akane, One Strike... Geki Yaba Runner is a fun time waster... and of course there's the Bit.Trip games
This is good news. I am very happy with this. Awesome discount with lot of games.
Hell yeah, I could use a few games. The Bit Trip games are great, and Epistory is pretty good too, and Blazing Beaks is awesome.
@CharlieGirl I don't remember where I picked up "Jumping Joe & Friends" but that game is one of my favorite freebies. Simple to learn, impossible to master.
@Raifteiri "Blazing beaks was good but the others look rubbish."
It doesn't look like Blazing Beaks is included in the sale. That and one of the Bit.Trip games are the only QubicGames that crack a MetaCritic "80".
Oh yeah, they did make bit trip didn't they.
I already have these from previous free promotions. They are all deleted. Never even played once. Maybe try putting out some shmups. Those seem to be successful.
From what I've played due to previous giveaways, #RaceDieRun, Robonauts and Mana Sparks weren't bad games. I'm tempted to check out the Pocket Mini Golf games and Real Boxing 2 while I'm at it.
Nineteen years of games from this company, too bad I’ve never heard of any of them. 🤷🏻♂️
It would be cool to see NIntendo Life do a story on the "best of this sale" games. I know the Bit Trip games are great as I have the 3DS collection. I have a feeling I'll have to hunt down reviews of the rest that I think at least look interesting.
I have several of these, as they regularly go on ridiculous sales, and they are good.
for their price.
If you seriously think they should be on par with AAA and Nintendo games, for the prices they cost, then yeah, you'll be disappointed. But some of these are really good, for what they are. My kids love playing these, many of them have really fun couch co-op options.
I know I am not going to change anyone's opinion here, but simply thinking all of it is rubbish without even giving any one of these a shot is very shortsighted.
I've always been interested in the pocket mini golf games. Can anyone speak for them?
Ha ha, I actually have enough gold point to pick-up two of these games in the sale!
@LimitedPower Yes, but there is a major difference.
The removed micro transactions on Switch versions and is why they cost money.
Switch versions is for that reason superior to phone versions.
@Daniel36 Which are the fun couch co-op games? I have kids too, those would be ideal.
@Ventilator Good to note!
One thing about phone games, is that no matter how much effort they put in to graphics, they still look cheap due to the design of menus etc. lol
Cell phones games in general have "Fisher Price" graphics, and is why most look like games for young kids.
Finally time to play all the other Bit.Trip games besides Runner!
@XCWarrior Yeah no problem.
Robonauts is cute. It is 2-player. My kids enjoyed it for quite a bit.
Akuto Showdown is 4-player and hillarious.
Space Pioneer is a lot of fun, at least 2-player but I think 4.
Rekt is great. 4-player.
I didn't like Coffee Crisis. It's too difficult.
Extra mention: Haven't played Unit 4, not sure if it is multiplayer, but it looks good! And there WILL come a moment where I will buy Warlocks II, because that one also looks good.
Anyways, none of these are going to blow your socks off, but at heavy discounts they are all excellent. And Qubic pretty much discounts their games non-stop. They only pause because they are not allowed to discount them in perpetuity. But they know what their games are worth and they are worth it for the discounted price.
@XCWarrior Update time!
I had some gold coins left and both Warlocks II and Unit 4 were 0.99 cents, so...
Well... Warlocks is an odd game. It's 4 player but not really suited for it. We encountered some weird bugs very early on and the background stories are pretty mature, so not really suited for kids. It's not bad, but not recommended for kids or 4 players either, if you ask me.
Unit 4 is... wild... It kind of reminds one of Mega Man when booting it up, but you each have a different character with a different special ability, which is a cool mechanic and gives everyone their own moment to shine. So in that sense, it's pretty well done.
But it has some really wacky platforming bits that can be difficult and frustrating, and the sound effects are absolutely horrid. The backgrounds are nothing to write home about, those are pretty blad.
It's basic but does what it does well enough. It's very easy to learn, hard to master, but fun enough with kids. Gameplay is pretty forgiving. We did encounter a few strange bugs.
They might love it, they might enjoy it for just a bit, but at 0.99 cents one can't really complain.
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