The Nintendo Switch has been wowing gamers since its release with its game console that goes from a hand-held device to a stationary system with incredible graphics and motion-sensor controllers. But are the games any good, and are they OK for kids? Luckily, this family-friendly console has loads of excellent games, including top-rated titles from popular Nintendo franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario. So whether you’re playing by yourself or as a family, you’ll want to check out this list of the best Switch games for all ages. And for more game ideas for the whole family, try our list of Wii Games Families Love to Play Together.
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Stop giggling, that’s what these are actually called! A number of talented folks out there have started making and selling simple cloth covers for the front part of Nintendo Switch Docks, adding a little bit of style and protection to your setup. There are a bunch of different designs, but more importantly these $17 Dock Socks keep the Switch display from being accidentally scratched by the plastic edges of the Switch Dock.
Much like our Yoshi pick in this list, Kirby is another fan-beloved character from Nintendo who has starred in his own video game titles for a number of years now. The Nintendo Switch will soon have its own Kirby video game title in 2018 as well with Kirby Star Allies.
Yes and it doesn’t come with the console. But you won’t actually need one to play any games, so don’t feel pressured in to buying one. The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is a more traditional-style pad and launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. Prices aren’t cheap though, starting around $69.99/£64.99. There’s currently no sign of a Nintendo Switch Premium Edition console with one included.
Now, nine months later, the Switch boasts an expansive roster of impressive games that range from ports of cherished third-party releases to new Nintendo titles that are bound to be remembered as classics.
I have been playing a few games on this system since release day (March 3, 2017). To date I have no complaints. The system is user friendly, easy to set and ready to go right out of the box. The “Switch” between TV mode and handheld is flawless. I use the system both ways on a daily basis. The battery life while in handheld mode is approx. 3 hours (playing Zelda: BotW). Controller battery life is about 20 hours of gameplay. I have both physical games and even a download from the eShop. All work well seamlessly. Adding Friends was a breeze and quick link options for existing friends of other games (Miitomo, Super Mario Run, Etc.) Linking my other eShop fund accounts was also simple. Now I Can purchase with my eShop money on any of my devices. I have only one concern with the system at this time – the low Memory (34GB) – which can be expanded via Micro SD card so there is room to grow outside the internal memory. Although I am still working on completing and enjoying the games I already have, I look forward to a wider selection of titles in the near future. I loo forward to my first chance to play online with others (like in Spaltoon 2). Overall, a regret free purchase
Another good one from Nintendo Switch! The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is a randomly generated action-shooter that features rogue-like elements and heavy RPG. In this game, all you need to do is to follow Isaac on his journey to find bizarre treasures that change his form and give him supernatural powers for fighting off droves of mysterious creatures. As a player, you need to discover these secrets and fight the Isaac way to safety.
A love letter to the entire history of the blue blur, Sonic Mania isn’t just fan service — it’s one of the hedgehog’s strongest outings in years. With clever remixes of old levels and dazzling new ones, Mania pays homage to every era of Sonic with some truly incredible Easter eggs. It’s hard not to get caught up in the mania. – Jonathon Dornbush
A stylish mansion-based murder mystery in which you turn back the clock to save masked attendees of a flamboyant party from grisly deaths. The Sexy Brutale is all about piecing things together: where people go, what they do, and how you can invisibly intervene to change what happens, like removing the ammunition from a wall-mounted shotgun that’s about to be used in a confrontation. Macabre and compelling.
But there’s more than just the astonishing Breath of the Wild to enjoy on Nintendo’s home-or-handheld device, and thanks to a mix of ports and sterling new games, the Switch has a rather fantastic lineup less than a year after its release.
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