It’s easy to get hooked by Graceful Explosion Machine’s powerfully addictive loop of chaining together enemy kills and chasing high-scores. This intense 2D shoot ‘em up taps into the spirit of great games like Geometry Wars and Resogun, and it sets up tense encounters in small looping hallways where your quad weapons can chew through lots of enemies. But be careful! Mismanaging your power meter can leave you vulnerable to deadly enemies. GEM is an early Switch game that makes great use of HD to amplify enemy explosions and create interesting effects in the middle of a heated play session.
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Jet has the Switch for varying prices, depending on how many you buy, and free shipping. You can also find it at Chunk Toys. Its prices change from week to week, but typically the console goes for around $450 to $500. Chuck offers various shipping options.
It’s not everyone that would have had the chance to enjoy Bayonetta 2 when it was first released back in 2014 thanks to its Wii U exclusivity. Fortunately, the game has finally come to Nintendo Switch alongside its fantastic predecessor, giving it the reach it deserves.
Shovel Knight is not a new game. It saw its first release way back in 2014 on the PC after it was funded on Kickstarter, and since then versions have appeared on everything from the Vita to the PS4, the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U.
Have you played all of your Nintendo Switch games and you’re looking for a bit more fun? I know how pricey they can be, especially if you’re on a budget. Sixty dollars on a game seems a bit high, but I have found some great games currently on sale for your pleasure!
The only downside to the Switch at this point, would be the lack of extra features. There are many great launch titles like Zelda and Mario Kart to enjoy, but the Nintendo eShop is pretty limited with downloadable content. Many times I found myself wishing that there was a YouTube app or Netflix, much like what the Wii U had, but there is nothing to offer at this point. I also miss the social aspect that was included in the Wii U. The MiiVerse for example, was a great way to meet other people to game with, share posts and clips of gameplay, but these are mysteriously absent from the Switch. There is a basic friends list to add people on, but not much more.
You need the best Nintendo Switch cases or covers you can buy. Don’t count on your Switch looking new for very long without one. Your Joy-Con controllers won’t look nice after a few weeks without a case either.
The Nintendo Switch released to a ton of hype, both good and bad, but I’ve been very happy with it since getting mine. It’s solid at what it does; convenient, portable gaming that still lets you relax in front of your big screen. This isn’t you mainstream console competitor, it isn’t going to have all the AAA titles that the Xbox and PlayStation get, but it will have the unique appeal that Nintendo always manages to bring to its brand. I bought it so that my kids could share in multiplayer games like SnipperClips and Mario Kart wherever we are, from the living room to the car, and it’s great at that.
Once you have the console, there’s no problem getting hold of games. You can order several of them through Walmart’s website, and GameStop, for example, has a wide range of Switch games and accessories you can purchase online.
Looking for a cheap Nintendo Switch with at least one game? We’ve seen this bundle for less, but if the other bundles sell out, then this is a decent alternative, especially as Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is still quite new. This is available with the red/blue edition of the Nintendo Switch at Currys.
Nintendo Switch cases come in different flavors. Joy-Con protectors keep your Nintendo Switch’s controllers from getting damaged in a fall. Nintendo Switch carry cases and travel cases are ideal ways to transport your console without covering it in something you will need to remove every time you drop it into the Nintendo Switch Dock. A Nintendo Switch case with a cover will protect your console’s display and double as an adjustable kickstand.
The Switch Pro Controller is a fantastic traditional controller – any gamer that plays a lot of docked Switch games on their TV should strongly consider picking one up. Like the pack-in Joy-Con controller, it includes an NFC chip to use with Nintendo’s Amiibo as well as a share button, so there’s no lost functionality. At $70 it’s on the expensive side for a standard controller, but it’s an excellent pick for anyone looking for a reliable second controller.
Runner3 is an upcoming rhythm platform video game which is also attached to the Bit.Trip series. Within the game, players will take the role of Commander Video as gamers fly through pathways, jumping, sliding or kicking obstacles that will come their way.
Dozens of retro-inspired 2D platforming games will likely come to Switch in its lifespan, but Slime-San’s unique blend of early Amiga game graphics, time-bending mechanics, and wet, slimy protagonist will continue to set it apart. With over 200 levels, tons of hidden collectibles, unlockable costumes and secret areas, hardcore platforming game players will find a ton to love in Slime-San. – Brian Altano
Like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo has given the original Splatoon a new lick of paint for the Switch. That means the addition of new stages, game modes (including a new solo campaign), weapons, and quirky clothes to the ink-splatting shooter.