Nintendo as a company has been around for quite some time. They actually didn't start as a video game company. They began as a playing card company, and over time they ran with trends and ultimately became a well-known video game manufacturer. Further, Nintendo is responsible for popular brands like Zelda, Mario, and Pokémon. In addition, they have created many different entertainment systems, from the Super Nintendo to the Gameboy Advance to the Wii, to the Nintendo Switch and everything in between. With that in mind, here are the top five Nintendo Switch games that you should buy right now.
One of the Most Popular Nintendo Switch Games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The characters Zelda and Link have been around for a long time, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the newest adventure for the pair.
In this exciting open-air/open-world adventure, you will travel across vast fields, through forests, and all the way up to mountain peaks. Along the way, you will discover what has become of the Kingdom of Hyrule while having to deal with the evil villain, Calamity Ganon.
The game will cost you $59.99, and if you want the expansion pass, it will cost you another $19.99. You can also get a bundle where you get the game and the expansion for $79.98.
Buy it here.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Mario is perhaps one of Nintendo's most well-known and loved characters. He has gone on adventures all over the Mushroom Kingdom and defeated all kinds of different villains. His main villain is Bowser, who often kidnaps Princess Peach, who is the love of Mario's life.
In Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, you get two adventures in one. In Super Mario 3D World, you will find yourself in dozens of colorful courses. You will have to pounce and climb through the 3D worlds to reach the stage's goal. Throughout each stage, you can use power-ups like the Super Bell, which gives you abilities like climbing and scratching. Play on your own or with others.
In Bowser's Fury, you get to play as the villain everyone loves to hate. Something has happened to Bowser, and he is now gargantuan and has lost control. Team up with Bowser Jr. to explore Lake Lapcat and its islands while completing objectives to collect Cat Shines. In the end, you help Bowser Jr. bring his dad back to normal.
Buy it here for $59.99.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossings is another series that has gone through several iterations. Its newest version, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, continues the tradition of having you build up a town and develop friendships with the people on your island.
This game does not have a linear way for you to move through the game like a more traditional RPG. Instead, you spend each day collecting things like bugs, fish, wood, and stone in an effort to improve the town. You can even dig up fossils which then go to the museum to go on display along with the bugs and fish you have collected.
As you progress through the game, you will add more and more people to your villages and gain access to new and exciting stores. It's a very relaxing, chill game that is great for playing in small or large increments.
Buy it here for $59.99. You can also get the DLC Happy Home Paradise for an additional $24.99.
Pokémon Shield + Expansion Pass
Pikachu and all his friends in the Pokémon world have been the fascination of people for over twenty years. The mainline Pokémon RPG franchise has produced many games over the last couple of decades, and one of the more recent ones is Pokémon Shield.
In Pokémon Shield, you find yourself in the Galar region, which is based on the United Kingdom. As is the standard for a Pokémon RPG, you play as a character whose goal is to beat the Elite 4 and become the champion. Throughout the game, you will meet plenty of new pokémon and even find some familiar ones from previous generations. You will battle your way through the eight gyms all while dealing with the main villain, Chairman Rose.
There was also an Expansion Pass released for this game which added the regions of the Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra. Each new location has its own storyline for you to play through.
Buy the original game with the expansion pass for $89.88 here.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
As a franchise, Mario Kart has existed since the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). At its core, it has always been a game where you take different characters and race to the finish line. There is usually some type of battle mode, as well.
While Mario is well-known for his RPG adventures, his racing games provide plenty of fun experiences as well. Join Mario and friends on a racing adventure in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This fun, fast-paced racing game can be played on your own or with friends. You can choose from a variety of different characters from the Mario world.
You can choose different racetracks, ride a variety of different vehicles, collect coins, and send items hurling at the people in front of you. The ultimate goal is to come in first place in the race. Along with racing, there is also a battle mode where you compete against other characters to be the last one standing.
Buy it here for $59.99.
Buy These Nintendo Switch Games Today!
Nintendo is a powerhouse when it comes to producing video games. As a result, you aren't likely to find any games with the Nintendo stamp of approval that aren't good. However, these five games sit above the rest in terms of quality and the amount of fun they provide.
While the price tag may seem high, you have to consider the number of hours of entertainment each game will provide you. So, check out one of these five top-rated games today, and you will have tons of fun.