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Top 5 Nintendo Switch Games You Should Play

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Gautam Nath

The Nintendo Switch is a hot competitor in the world of consoles right now. While Playstation and Xbox have always dominated the market, Nintendo's release of the switch in 2017 proved them to be a solid competitor. The Switch, unlike Nintendo's predecessors, can finally link up to a TV as well be a portable gaming console. The flexibility of the Switch has made it much more popular than it's predecessor, the Wii U.

Although the Switch does not have 4K support like the PS4 Pro or Xbox One Scorpion, game developers have seen good value in making their games Switch compatible. Some famous games such as Skyrim and Civilization 6, previously only seen on the PC, has expanded all the way to having a Switch port.

The hardware of the Switch allows game developers to launch fully fledged out games, much better than the ones they have released on the DS or 3DS or even the Wii over the past decade. Nintendo original series such as Mario or Pokemon, have seen significant quality of gameplay and graphics on the Nintendo Switch.

2018 has been a remarkable year for the Switch, getting a massive number of games every month. Let's take a look at the best games for the Switch, released in 2018.


#5. Dead Cells

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Nintendo Store Price: $24.99

While Dead Cells may not have the ultra high graphics such as Super Mario Odyssey or some other games, this rogue-lite Metroidvania style game has seen significant amounts of sales on the Switch.

The game was released across almost all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch on August 7, 2018. In Dead Cells, players explore a series of dungeons while fighting and collecting weapons, armour, abilities, power-ups, and money.

Dead Cells gets progressively harder and its graphics and gameplay is a note to an old SNES game, Metroid. It has an incredibly captivating story with some extremely fun gameplay. Players can't seem to get enough of this game!

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#4. Super Mario Party

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Nintendo Store Price: $59.99

Another game from the Mario series, Mario Party returns with updated graphics and gameplay for the Nintendo Switch. The game has added 10 new characters that were not playable in its previous iteration, Mario Party 10.

Mario Party includes 4 game modes: Standard Party, Partner Party, Dance Off and Minigames. Mario Party is extremely simple to learn and a great social game where up to 4 players can play.

The game also adds a new mode called "Toad's Rec Room" where a player with another Switch and another copy of Mario Party can play unique custom games such as baseball with each other. The game also has a competitive online mode.


#3. Arms

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Nintendo Store Price: $59.99

Arms is a fighting game released only for the Switch. Players can choose from 15 characters, each of the characters have unique arms and abilities. In this game, the characters have extendable "Arms" which players need to control using the Joycon.

Using motion sensing technology, Arms contains many different unique challenges and game modes. Up to 4 players can play together in a free for all mode or 2v2. When it was released, this game took everyone by surprise because of how good it is and how unique the concept is.

This is not quite like other fighting games you might have played.

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#2. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee

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Nintendo Store Price: $59.99

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee seemed to be the obvious ones on the list. After all, which Pokemon player in the 90s hasn't played Red, Blue and Yellow?

Pokemon Let's Go is a remake of the classic Pokemon Yellow, but enhanced. The graphics are solidly updated, the overworld is 3D instead of quad-directional like the Gameboy game. After all, this game came 20 years after the original!

In Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu, you get a Pikachu as your starter Pokemon and in Let's Go Eevee, you get an Eevee. Your starter cannot be evolved, a nod to the anime and the original games.

You get to relive the world of Kanto and you get to be the master of collecting 151 Pokemon! The game can also be connected to the mobile game Pokemon Go, where you can trade Pokemon as well as items.


#1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros is a cult classic among Nintendo gamers. A fighting-styled game, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the best addition of the series so far and possibly the best game on the Nintendo Switch.

The roster in this game is the largest roster of characters ever added to the game so far. With characters spanning from series such as Sonic, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Street Fighter, Metal Gear Solid and so much more, this game offers a huge variety of characters you can play.

Every character has their own abilities and specialities. With a solid single player campaign and multiplayer, you may never run out of having fun in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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Edited by Rahul Arun

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