Looking for the best Nintendo Switch games means finding some of the most interesting titles released in the gaming sector over the last few years. 6 years after its official launch, the Nintendo flagship still continues to grind record after record, confirming itself at the top of the best-selling video game consoles of the moment.
The hybrid model that has characterized the success of Switch has allowed players to change the way they play by adapting it to the passing times. Thus, while the smartphone conquered ground in the gaming field and beyond, the possibility of carrying a console around and being able to start a game in the living room and finish it on the subway journey to the office was like the perfect union between the two worlds of video games modern. On the one hand, the choice to play in the living room on the TV at home as we have been used to doing for 30 years now together with mobile portability without compromises in terms of playability.
Of course, net of the tweaks made over the years by Nintendo such as the OLED or Lite variant. Switch is starting to suffer with advancing age and the ever-increasing power required for the processor will force the Japanese to take action in the short term. Nothing is known yet about a hypothetical Nintendo Switch 2, but it is equally clear that the record-breaking portable console still doesn’t have many years of service ahead of it. Precisely for this reason, we have decided to create a guide to select the 5 best exclusive Nintendo Switch games that you cannot fail to have played once in your life, to be recovered immediately. But right now.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
While waiting for the sequel to arrive in May, replaying one of the most beautiful video games ever for Nintendo Switch (and not only…) can be a good way for those who have just bought the console and want to get lost in a boundless world full of things to discover. There are fights with monstrous creatures and infernal machines, long marches in the snow and in the heat of the desert, disguises and inventions, comic characters and other very serious ones; great battles and lots of normality, such as the possibility of discovering new recipes to try in everyday life. A practically infinite cauldron that remains epic 5 years after its release.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Among the best games for Nintendo Switch could not miss the video game that anticipated the idea behind the metaverse is a real mass phenomenon, in two years it has sold 40 million copies, it has married strangers at the two ends of the world and it allowed us to escape in the toughest moment of the pandemic when the lockdown forced us within the 4 walls of the house. Even today, continuing to develop your island by building houses, shops and museums or visiting friends’ buildings is still a great pastime to try.
Nintendo Switch Sports
Just like Wii Sports took advantage of the innovative Wii controller that could record player movements and play them on the screen, Nintendo Switch Sports uses Joy-Con controllers to track your movements during the game and smash, throw punches, throw a dunk or kick toward a goal thanks to the wearable band to put over the leg, to be purchased separately. The idea is to try again to involve the “old” Nintendo audience for home consoles by focusing not on hardened gamers but on people who like to play in the living room with friends or in remote multiplayer. You are the sports available: Bowling, Chanbara, Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton and Football. More than performance, you are looking for fun, in the name of ultra-sensitive movements and more complex game mechanics.
MARIO KART 8 DELUXE
With over 43 million copies, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling video game ever on the Nintendo Switch family of consoles. The merit of this popularity should not be sought only in its simple and intuitive gameplay or in the presence of many beloved characters linked to the Nintendo world, but also and above all in the moments of shared fun it manages to create, a game of Mario Kart is always an excellent alternative to let everyone, absolutely everyone, play in the company. Not surprisingly, this is one of the best multiplayer games ever, you can play it alone – taking advantage of the online – or have fun with friends who are passionate about racing games. Also, because Nintendo continues to focus on us very strongly, between now and the end of 2023, another 48 remastered circuits taken from different games in the series are arriving,
MARIO STRIKERS: BATTLE LEAGUE FOOTBALL
A sports game dedicated to the world of football can not be missing. Or rather strike, a discipline similar to football in which the best defense is the attack and there are no fouls or cards. It will be possible to choose from a roster of ten characters from all over the Mushroom Kingdom to compose your own team and thus launch yourself into challenges where anything goes, the strike is in fact a unique discipline, made up of aggressive tackles and devastating special shots, called hyper-shooting, which allow you to score two goals instead of one. Furthermore, your team will be highly customizable thanks to the possibility of assigning specific equipment to the characters, which change not only the appearance but also stats such as speed, strength and accuracy of passes. Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, with the ability to include up to eight players in each match, four per team, on the same console, is truly the Mario multiplayer experience not to be missed on Nintendo Switch.
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