We are now at a point where you can comfortably describe the Nintendo Switch as “mature”. It is no longer a new device, but after several years in use, with a strong variety of games available. There’s a good chance you’ve chosen a switch to play one of the Nintendo franchises – whether that be Super MarioAnd the Animal crossingor Pokemon But there are a lot of different types of experiences available on the tablet. This includes big social titles, classic games, and innovative indie versions. Heck, one of my favorite experiences this year is relearning chess on Switch.
If you’re new to the Switch ecosystem, here are 10 great games to get you started.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
With new HorizonsAnd the Animal crossing She went from a charming and charming life simulation to one of Nintendo’s most important franchises, there Mario And the Zelda. The game is still about creating a humble and warm life on an island full of animals, but the addition of online gameplay, more powerful customization tools, and the fact that nearly everyone in the world has been stuck at home this year has turned it into an important cultural test. new Horizons Bring people togetherAnd the It caused a family drama, Turning to societies that range from Twitch banners to me Street fashion enthusiasts. And it’s still going strong, with seasonal updates (free!) Adding more depth and texture to its fun world.
Sometimes you just need something familiar and Club games This place fills up perfectly. It’s a very simple concept: a collection of over 50 physical games, from chess to darts to bowling, you can play on Switch. The packaging is clearly crafted with a lot of love and a level of care and attention to detail which makes it more than just a simple kit. Each game has a touch feel, despite being a digital game. Club games Full of familiar favorites but also likely to introduce you to new games from all over the world. It’s the perfect thing to pick up and play among other, more complex experiences.
The name Modern coffee It couldn’t be more convenient: This is a game about talking and coffee. You take on the role of a barista at a late-night café in an alternate version of Seattle, one filled with magical creatures, and they all bring their own personal issues with them when they enter the store. Behind the counter you’ll hear all the drama, chime sometimes with some advice, making sure to serve up the perfect latte or hot chocolate. It’s warm and comfortable, and a great way to spend a relaxing evening.
Since its inception with stronghold, Developer Supergiant Games has released a steady stream of hits, from Cyberpunk Transistor to me Magical Bear. All studio works feature stunning 2D visuals, deep, engaging worlds and a play hook that makes it hard to walk away. Hades It looks like the culmination of the team’s previous efforts. In your effort to escape from the underworld, you’ll die a lot, but each failure represents an opportunity to explore new technologies and learn more about this amazing cast of characters. Get ready to lose some sleep.
The Legend of Zelda: A Breath of the Wild
No switch kit is complete without it The Legend of Zelda: A Breath of the Wild. Nintendo’s first true open-world game made a difference to the genre, with an experience that feels wide and deep, but leaves a lot of exploration and discovery for players. In a world full of games with copious bookmarks and mini-maps full of points of interest, Breath of the wild It allows you to move and learn at your own pace. It can be sexy and calm, overwhelming and subtle, all at the same time. I’m still learning new things about the game more than three years after its launch. Better yet: you can now dive into the story even more with sub-view Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Catastrophe.
Murder by the numbers
Sometimes two things combine so well, and you have to wonder why no one has tried it before. This is the case with Murder by the numbers. It’s a silly and touching crime drama that plays a visual novel full of lovable characters and sudden plot twists. But it’s also a puzzle game, as you complete sudoku-like challenges in order to find clues and solve crimes. It might not make sense on the surface, but in practice, these two halves fit almost perfectly together.
Pokemon Sword and Shield
There are few things that match better than Pokemon Games and Nintendo notebooks, however Sword And the shield Going one step further Also Being great console experiences thanks to Switch’s hybrid nature. The base game launched last year remains one of the best RPGs available on the Switch, and has since grown larger thanks to two mission expansions that add new anatomy stories, locations to explore, and most importantly – pocket monsters collect.
Ring fit for adventure
Ring fit for adventure Not only is it a great game, it’s also one of the few ways to get a decent workout, thanks to the limitations associated with COVID. It also does something very rare: It makes exercise boredom fun. Fit the ring Organized like a fantasy RPG, you travel to faraway worlds fighting all kinds of magical creatures. But in order to attack, you’ll need to do yoga poses, squats, and a whole lot of planks. It’s stressful in the best possible way, and Nintendo has released too Refresh turns Ring FiT in the rhythm game Complete with classics Super Mario Melodies.
Streets of Fury 4
Sometimes you just want to hit things. Streets of Fury 4 Here to commit. The latest entry in the classic beat ’em up series doesn’t change the formula: you’re still playing as one of a handful of heroes, exploring side-scrolling levels as you hit every street in sight. This time, though, the 2D visuals are stunning, and the gameplay has been simplified to look more modern. Surprisingly, the best part might just be the music, with a stunning soundtrack that includes new melodies from acclaimed composer Yuzu Kushiro.
Super Mario 3D All-Star
This collection brings together three of the most impactful 3D Mario adventures: Super Mario 64And the Super Mario SunshineAnd and Super Mario Galaxy. Not every element stands for 2020, so you might find yourself getting frustrated with it 64A leftover camera, or embarrassing controls sunshineWater package. But for the most part, every game is in Super Mario 3D All-Star They remain fun, and playing with them today is a great way to see how Nintendo’s design philosophy has changed over the years. You will never look at it Super Mario Odyssey Same way again.