Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games Thus Far


By Nicolas Brown, Reporter

How many of you like video games? I personally think that video games are one of the best inventions made by humans. Whether you like PS4, Sega, Xbox, or Nintendo, there is one thing that they all have in common: they’re all really fun and they bring joy to many people. In my personal experience, people in gaming communities are some of the most helpful and nicest I have met.

I prefer Nintendo for most of my games and this is primarily a Nintendo column, so I thought I would go over my top 10 picks for Nintendo Switch games that have come out since its release. Please keep in mind, these are my favorite games and this is fully my opinion, so it might differ from your favorites. One more thing I forgot to mention: I will be listing from 10 to 1, where #10 is the my least liked game and #1 is the game I can’t stop playing. With that all said, we can start.


#10: Arms. This is a weird fighting game where all the characters have springs for arms and they can hit you from a distance. I like the idea of this game, but I don’t think it was executed well. Personally, I find the fighting mechanics to be boring, and it can’t be played with friends online.


#9: Pokken Tournament DX. A non-traditional fighting game where the player takes control of  Pokémon to defeat other Pokémon in arena fights. This game is online too, so you can play with anyone around the world, like with Paul from India. I don’t play this game much anymore.


#8: Splatoon 2. A shooter game that allows you to shoot ink instead of actual ammunition. When you go online, the main mode is turf wars – a 4 on 4 team match to try to ink more ground than the other team. The single player part is very boring. I played this game for about three weeks after it came out, then it got dull.


#7: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. A crossover game that takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom, but Rabbids have transported themselves into the world by means of a time traveling washing machine. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi team up with 4 Rabbid heroes in turn-based combat. I don’t dislike this game; I see the appeal. But, personally, I prefer to watch someone play it, not play it myself.


#6: Mario Tennis Aces. A new tennis game for Mario. This game was enticing for a few months after it came out, and then the hype died down. With a boring story mode and the online turning into everyone playing Bowser Jr., it became monotonous.


#5: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s a new Mario Kart, enough said. Mario Kart is so iconic that everyone knows what it is. What I can say  is that it’s a good racing game. Nintendo added 200cc, which is really fast and brings some new excitement to the game. Double items also came back.


#4: Dragon Ball fighterZ. A traditional fighting game with Dragon ball characters and their signature moves. This game is enjoyable to both watch and play. The combos that can be pulled off and the damage that can be done is unbelievable. I am complete trash at this game but I still play – that’s how good it is.


#3: Super Mario Bros. If you have not played this game, what have you been doing for 20 years? This game came out in 1983, so go play it. As an incentive to buy the new Nintendo Switch Online, you can download some classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games, and one of them is Super Mario Bros. I had never played this game before, and I was impressed by its difficulty.


#2: Kirby Star Allies. It’s a Kirby game. It’ fun, it’s cute, enough said — y’all know what Kirby is. I think the levels are creative and I like all the the powers Kirby can get by sucking other enemies into his mouth. Admittedly, this was my first Kirby game and it was awesome.


And now for the moment we have all been waiting for: my #1 favorite game is Super Mario Odyssey. This sandbox adventure is all you could ever want in a Mario game. Super Mario Odyssey incorporates aspects from most 3D Mario games. It lets you go throughout each kingdom however you wish, like in Super Mario 64, which is what gamers asked for. It also has different sub-areas similar to Super Mario Sunshine and gravity changes in some areas like in Super Mario Galaxy.  In Odyssey, the object is to stop Bowser from marrying Princess Peach by collecting Power Moons and going to the next area. However, the player does not have to do that because each area is so vast that Moons hide in every corner. All you have to do is explore and collect them all. After all, there are 999 Power Moons. Challenges range from easy to hard, and after Bowser is defeated, a lot of hard levels that unlock. I love the difficulty of the game, and the unique atmosphere of each area. The “collect-a-thon” aspect is engaging and keeps the player interested. This game is just plain fun. Best Mario game in a while.


Well, there you have it; the top 10 Nintendo Switch games that have come out thus far, in my humble opinion. I hope I haven’t made too many enemies by sharing it. Thank you for reading, and as always, happy gaming.