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.
Convenience: Before you buy a Nintendo switch game, make sure it is handheld and can be used anywhere, at any time. In fact, most people go for these games because of their portability. Remember, fun is everywhere and so you will want to take the game with you.
The Nintendo Switch may be the baby of the console market but that’s not stopped it taking the world by storm. A far bigger hit than the Wii U that came before it, the Switch has the potential to be one of the best selling Nintendo consoles in recent history.
Before we jump in, a quick word on criteria. The primary question this top 25 list is intended to answer is simple: “What are the 25 best games we played on this platform?” How much fun we had with the games is obviously our primary concern, but we also considered elements like longevity/staying power, influence, and innovation. Also, this list consists of games released before November 1, 2017.
You can now get the Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey bundle with the other versions of the console too. There’s not much of a discount, but seeing as the Switch is selling out again, this might be your last chance anyways. Amazon has the best price today.
Honorable Mentions: Puyo Puyo Tetris, Fast RMX; Kamiko; Snake Pass; Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment; Blaster Master Zero; World of Goo; Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition; Gonner; Tumbleseed; Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap; Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment; Shantae: Half-Genie Hero; Doom; Skyrim; LA Noire; Xenoblade Chronicles 2; The Sexy Brutale.
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By far the best racing game ever, especially for kids, is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Both kids and parents alike can enjoy the long-established series of Mario Kart, as the game is filled with classic tracks, characters and that familiar rush from previous iterations. Just make sure that no one gets too into it – it’s that fun.
The glory days of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion hold fond memories for millions of people, and now the duo behind both those games, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, have brought us Thimbleweed Park, a return to the point-and-click adventures of the early 90s. With the same sarcastic, surreal and self-referential sense of humour that the very best Lucasfilm Games adventures were known for, Thimbleweed Park is the perfect love letter to a much-loved era.
Aside from letting you take a great game on the go, the Switch version of LA Noire has some neat features such as motion control support. This means you can pick up evidence at crime scenes and inspect it from every angle using the Joy-Con controllers.
Amazon has the Switch through third-party sellers. Most of the units are going for around $350. Third-party sellers also have units at Walmart’s site, too. Switch consoles start at around $375 with various shipping charges. Overstock.com offers free shipping on consoles.
I think some people may be put off from Nintendo after the inconsistent performance of the Wii U. Personally, I enjoyed the Wii U as a system, and there are many fine games that came out on it. However, bigger titles were few and far between and Nintendo really seemed to abandon the system after it had a pretty cold reception. Historically, Nintendo systems have always done well because each new one offers something completely unique and different. The Wii for example, completely changed gaming with motion controls, much like the N64 did with including a Joystick on the controller that actually worked well and wasn’t cumbersome. The Wii U did step things up with an interactive touch screen tablet controller and great backwards compatibility to the Wii, but it seemed a little too tame to really shake things up in the gaming world like Nintendo often does.
Great console with functionality, but lack of great games for now. Easy to setup, handy for two players, although the L and R buttons on the joy-con are a bit hard to reach. The only thing i don’t like is the stand at the back, it is quite flimsy, and there is no rubber cover to protect the microsd when the stand is opened. Overall it is a great console!
Nice an amazing launch title with The Legend of Zelda: BOTW and the possibility of more great titles from Nintendo. The perfect platform for indie games. It feels good in the hands when not using the controllers separately. It appears to be well built besides the screen fragility. However it does have some serious issues. The battery life is mediocre to terrible, the screen can be scratched from the dock, you can’t transfer saves, and the online functionality social aspect is very weak. Nintendo is terrible with anything to do with online functions besides downloading games or charging you money. The framerate in docked mode is worse in some games that it is in handheld mode.
The 3DS best-sellers list also doesn’t contain any surprises, as it remains largely the same as it was when Nintendo last updated it back in February. Three of the top five spots are occupied by Pokemon titles. The series’ first 3DS installments, X and Y, have sold a combined 16.20 million copies, making them the handheld’s all-time best-selling games. The newer Sun and Moon versions aren’t far behind, coming in at No. 3 with 15.91 million copies sold, while the remakes Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have moved a combined 13.85 million units.