Flip Wars is a colorful multiplayer strategy game that can be enjoyed with up to four players. The goal is to flip as many of the game tiles to your color. There are 12 battle arenas, multiple hazard tiles, and power-ups to help you win the war.
Ironcast is a single-player strategy game inspired by science fiction writers like H.G. Wells. Stuck in a war over a valuable substance, new weapons were invented—steampunky combat machines—to turn the tide of the war. Defeat your enemy by solving puzzles and upgrading your armory.
Phantom Trigger is a hack-and-slash action-adventure game for up to two players. There are five worlds to explore, each containing mini-levels and puzzles. As you slash through your villains, level-up your weapons or find new ones to gain power.
This single-player RPG adventure game revolves around a one-armed warrior named Sasha. Fight using your Switch's touchscreen to sever your opponents’ body parts in search of Sasha’s family. You upgrade your abilities through learning spells and acquiring items.
GUNBARICH is a single-player shooter/puzzle game. Use two flippers on the bottom of the screen to bounce a ball back up and destroy blocks on the top of the screen. Use power-ups to defeat enemies that get in your way.
Puzzle Adventure Blockle has eight worlds to navigate. Rotate the game boards to help Kulu the Kat and his pal Akira find all of the “world stones.” Each world introduces new game mechanics that increase its difficulty.
Retro City Rampage DX is an 8-bit open-world shooter game packed full of awesome Chiptune music (think Gameboy soundtracks). The story mode has 60 missions with over 25 weapons and power-ups. Steal cars. Customize your characters. The game includes crossovers from others like Super Meat Boy and Minecraft.
For this multiplayer party game, players must use their phones or tablets to compete in one of the four mini games. Included: a fill-in-the-blank challenge and one one called “EXTRA, EXTRA!”, requires you and your friends come up with headlines for fake news photos. There is a “family mode” feature that filters out content that might be unsuitable for children.
This single-player action game is told through the eyes of three ancient warriors. Each has a unique playing style deployed to defeat enemies on the battlefield. The story in the game is a continuation of previous titles in the Fate franchise.
Splatoon 2 can be played with up to eight players. The action co-op game encompasses several modes, including Turf War, where you see which team can cover the most ground ink. The second installment includes new weapons, new controls for Nintendo Switch, and the ability to link multiple Switches together to play with more people. Splatoon 2 is compatible with amiibo accessories.
This combat game requires just one button and your directional buttons. Different attacks are triggered by how long you hold down the single button. The goal of the game is to shoot your character across the board to knock your opponents off the screen.
Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game that you can play with up to four players. You must send your colorful robot on a color-coded path. If you are playing on a team, work together to avoid traps and stay alive.
I and Me is a puzzle game with 92 levels. To beat each level, you must control two cats that mimic each other's actions. When they accomplish the correct actions in the correct pattern, you complete the level.
Shephy is a single-player card game wherein you combine cards—each has a different number of sheep on it—in order to reach 1,000 sheep. It's a bit hard to explain, but there's a practice mode you can play until you get comfortable with the rules.
Vaccine is the only Nintendo Switch game I've come across that requires you to enter your age before you even get to a description of the game. It's essentially this: while stuck in a creepy old house, you have 30 minutes to find a vaccine to cure your teammate. If your teammate falls ill again, you have to start over in a new, randomly generated house. It's a single-player game.
Magical Drop II is a puzzle game originally released in 1996. You know this game: Shoot colorful orbs to the top of the screen to create chains of color the same color. Once a chain is created, the orbs clear away. After every move, a new row of orbs forms on top. Create combinations of colors to make sure the orbs don’t reach the bottom of the screen.
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas is a single-player action game. Attempting to find your lost father, you travel through mysterious lands fighting monsters and using magic to uncover the mystery. The game has over 10 hours of gameplay.
ARMS is a two-player fighting game exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Fight from a distance with swappable, weaponized, and extendable arms that have unique abilities. Acquire game points to purchase new arms.
GoNNER looks like the best nightmare you could possibly have. The game randomly generates levels every time you play, so you always face new obstacles and terrain. Shoot your way through levels trying to find secret areas and items that will aid you in your fight. One of the characters is a space whale named Sally, so that’s fun.
Shantae is a half-genie that must use her hair-whip attack to protect the world from a wave of crime. The arcade-style action game is the fourth installment in the Shantae game series. Fight through levels of baddies, pick up items, and learn new “dances,” which allow you to transform into other characters with unique abilities. The goal is to reach big boss fights and eventually come face-to-face with Shantae's arch nemesis, Risky Boots.
Astro Duel Deluxe is a multiplayer game that can accommodate up to six players. You're a spaceship (old-school Asteroids-style) blasting away at your friends. There are multiple game modes and you can choose between six different pilots.
This new Street Fighters game lets you choose between the old-school pixel-art graphics or a modern look. Play against the computer or team up with a friend in the co-op mode. You can play locally or online against people from around the country. The game has all of the original characters.
Disgaea 5 Complete is a strategy RPG game. This is the first time the game—or any game from the series—is available on a portable system. You play as a demon named Killia, traveling through the netherworld gathering Overlords to fight against a villain named Void Dark. You fight battles, level-up characters, and purchase/upgrade your items.
You're space beetle traveling down a futuristic rail system. Like most rhythm-based games (Guitar Hero, for one), you are required to push buttons in rhythm with the music. What makes this game more difficult (and somewhat mind-melting) is that it makes you play against the rhythm as well. The game's contents are described as "rhythm violence." Cool.
Minecraft has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch. Three cool things this version of Minecraft offers: (1) a Super Mario world, (2) a creative mode where you can build with unlimited resources, and (3) a survival mode where you just fight off groups of people with an arsenal of dope weapons. You can play with up to four players in split-screen mode.
Garou: Mark of the Wolves is an arcade-style fighting game from 1999. There's a “Just Defend” system, which gives players who block at the last minute some extra health and the chance for a quick counterattack.
NBA Playgrounds is a multiplayer arcade-style basketball game, similar to NBA Jam. The two-on-two gameplay lets you show off insane—and physically impossible?—basketball skills. Choose from players from every NBA team while you travel to playgrounds around the world dunking and shooting your way to victory.
A racing game that needs to introduction. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is only available on Nintendo Switch. Race by yourself or battle with friends in the multiplayer modes. It is an updated version of the Wii U release that has 48 courses—32 from the original game and 16 extras that you can download. There are over 40 characters from which to choose.
Puyo Puyo Tetris combines two of the most famous puzzle games. TrYou can play alone in the single-player adventure mode—which has 10 acts with 10 stages per act—or choose between multiple arcade modes and play with up to 4 players. Each game has both Puyos and Tetris boards. If you are connected to the internet, you can play the online Puzzle League to play against people across the country.
Fatal Fury is a two-player classic arcade fighting game. Fight in multiple locations trying to diminish your opponent’s life meter before the timer runs out. In the story mode, fight to dismantle a local crime boss’s empire.
Here's an updated version of a single-player Sega game that lets you switch between modern HD graphics and audio to 8-bit graphics and music from the original game. Your character—Hu-man or Hu-girl—is transformed by a curse into a half-human, half-lizard. You travel through Monster Land trying to find the Salamander Cross which will remove the curse. While you travel through the world you are transformed into other animal characters that have unique abilities. There are three difficulty levels.
Jackbox Party Pack 3 lets you play with up to eight players. It has five party games including trivia, guessing games, and a silly survey. You can play with phones, tablets, or computers, so you don't need to buy any extra controllers.
You're Luna, and you've got a magical bike and a mission to collect Stardusts. To get to the Stardusts, you got to get floating Keystars to open floating gates. Improve your bike and your technique to improve your Stardust gathering.
In LEGO City Undercover, fight crime—a mission that can involve commandeering vehicles and changing into disguises—in the city's 20 districts. Lego City Undercover was originally released only on Wii U, but the new version allows you to play in a two-player (split screen) co-op mode. It was also remastered and made available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Has-Been Heroes is a single-player action/adventure game. And by many accounts it's hard. As a group aging and forgotten warriors, you venture on an important mission from the king. That mission is to take the two princesses to school. Unlock items and spells as you make your way through battling bad guys and level bosses.
In this single-player simulation game, develop a city by chopping wood, constructing buildings, and obtaining new resources. You can even have pets to help with your hunting or gathering of resources. Collect items and grow your village!
Play as one of six golfers, each with their own unique abilities. Go against a friend to find out once and for all who really is the true Turf Master. (Because that's definitely a title you've been fighting over.)
Fight 3-on-3 with this retro style fighting game. The game is an emulation of a Japanese arcade game from 1994. It was the first in the King of Fighters series. Battle away, diminishing your opponents health, as the timer counts down.
World Perfect Heroes is an arcade-style fighting game featuring 16 characters based on real people. Two of the characters, Johnny Maximum and Julius Carn, are modeled after Joe Montano and Genghis Khan, respectively.
Compete with anti-gravity vehicles in this arcade-style racer. Play with up to four players in the multiplayer split screen mode or up the ante with the eight-player version in online or local mode. Choose from 30 different scenic tracks and 15 futuristic vehicles.
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