As revealed in the latest Argos catalogue, budget publisher System 3 is about to release a range of Â£9.99 code-in-a-box Switch titles. Ah, Argos. An unlikely source if ever there was.
The range includes a bunch of games already available, including Super Putty Squad, Fruitfall Crush, Rally Racers, and Stern Pinball Arcade, along with two yet to be officially announced conversions â€“ James Pond: Robocod and Impossible Mission.
Both were showing as out of stock at our local Argos, and neither is listed on the high street giantâ€™s website, suggesting the release dates aren’t set in stone yet.
A re-release of the fish-pun heavy â€˜90s platformer James Pond: Robocod graced the Nintendo DS in 2005, after hitting both the PSone and PlayStation 2 a few years prior. System 3 has used the Amiga CD32 version for past re-releases, and so we expect this Switch iteration to follow suit.
We last saw Impossible Mission on Wii in 2008, as a reimaging of Epyxâ€™s â€˜80s hit. Curiously, this Switch re-release uses cover art from the original game. We imagine that itâ€™s based on the Wii version though and that any changes will be minor. Weâ€™re in deep budget territory here, remember.
If either piques your interest, Argos are running a â€˜two for Â£14.99â€™ deal on this range. Cheap as chips, as they say. (Sorry – we’re under contractual obligation to sneak in a fish pun whenever talking about Robocod).