By Cody Roark
The holiday season has came and went you may have been lucky enough to pick up a new Nintendo Switch. The third anniversary of Nintendo’s hit gaming device. They have also came out with a new iteration of the Switch as well, the Nintendo Switch Lite. Either way you go, you have access to an array of great games to play. This may have you wondering where to start. No worries there as we have a list of our five favorite games for you to start your journey into the world of the Switch.
First on the list is Pokémon: Sword and Shield. You’re probably thinking, “Of course a Pokémon game is on the list.” The latest installment of the series is sure to keep old and new fans entertained. Enjoy stunning new visuals on the go or on the big screen with the Switch. Sword and Shield has plenty of new features to have fun with. These include multiplayer raid battles, an open-ended “Wild Area” to explore, and many more that make the quest more enjoyable for players. Not to mention the new Dynamix feature that lets players blow up their favorite Pokémon to crazy proportions.
Next up is The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. This remake of the classic Game Boy game will be a staple for the Nintendo Switch. One of the more “cute” games out for the Switch, with it’s tiny, cartoonish style, its fun for any age. The story still holds up well after all this time, so fans will not be disappointed.
Following up with classics, we visit The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This game has been out for a while and adapted to many different platforms. The Switch version brings another aspect to the table. Even aside from the amazing visuals, immersive storyline, and hundreds of quests brought forth with Skyrim, the Switch adds another feature. Motion controls keeps the game, that you’ve more than likely played before, interesting. The motion controls are well calibrated and exciting. From engaging a bandit with your sword and shield in hand to shooting fire from your finger tips at a dragon, the added immersive element makes the title worth picking up again.
Our next stop on our tour of games is Ring Fit Adventure. This unique game from Nintendo is an interesting combination of a fantasy RPG adventure and the Wii Fit series. The game provides different worlds to explore and turned-based combat while giving players a workout that’s fun.
What list of Nintendo games would be complete without the beloved character Mario? Mario Maker 2 provides players hours of playtime. It has a fully fledged single player story to go through along with the maker mode where you can be creative making your own 2D levels. Along with that, if you get bored you can play levels uploaded by other players.
These five titles should definitely give you enough to get started with your new switch. From classics to new releases, these games will provide hours of entertainment. There’s no sense in wasting anymore time keeping your Switch in the box, get out there and play!