Five Nintendo Switch Games One Must Play
The Nintendo Switch is a video game console developed by the leading gaming company Nintendo. It was released in 2017, and has a recorded sale of more than 52 million, as on date. The device has become the fast-selling gaming console in the US and Japan. With a series of hit games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and Super Mario Odyssey, the Switch gained instant success. More than 2,000 games are available for gamers who use this hybrid video console device.
In this article, we look at five of the best Nintendo Switch games. Millions of gamers have enjoyed these games, making them highly popular.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This game continues from the epic game, Legend of Zelda, and was exclusively made for the Nintendo Switch. The game is developed by Nintendo. It is an open-world action and adventure game. The game has broken many records and won many awards in a short period. Just like the original game, the game involves solving puzzles and completing several side quests as the character moves along the game.
The game revolves around Link, who was the hero of the original game. He is awake after hibernating for 100 years. He now has to take on the arch-villain Calamity Geldon to save his kingdom. The game that’s set in the fictional kingdom of Hyrule involves free exploration in the open world. There are not many instructions given. You can explore in any way you want. In fact, the game makers reward experimentation.
There are innovative design elements introduced in the game in the form of physics and chemistry engines. The physical and chemical properties of objects can be used in the game effectively. There are different ways to defeat enemies; direct warfare is not the only option. As you explore the map, you will find weapons, food, and other resources.
There are many quests within the game that you will need to complete. These involve completing puzzles and fighting with enemies. Through the quests, you can earn resources that help you enhance your inventory of weapons and shields. You will need all these as you prepare yourself for the final battle with Geldon. A truly epic game that you must play!
2. Super Mario Odyssey
No Nintendo game list can be complete without Mario. The lovable and highly popular Italian plumber is back in this hit game from Nintendo. This game is a part of the Super Mario series and is an open-ended game that involves exploration. This game has become the No. 1 best seller on the Switch platform, with sales of nearly 17 million copies. Even though the game has the same old characters, there are many innovative elements in it.
The objective of this game is for you (as Mario) to defeat your old enemy Bowser, who has yet again abducted Princess Peach. There are many Kingdoms in this game, and you need to travel through these kingdoms in your quest to find the princess. Each of the kingdoms has specific mission objectives that need to be completed so that you can move forward in the game. You need to collect Power moon in each of the kingdom, which will help you in your quest.
You have an airship known as Odyssey that you can use to travel. You have a friend Cappy who is with you. Since Mario’s cap was destroyed by Bowser, Cappy converts himself into a cap for Mario to use. You need to complete various missions and defeat Bowser’s army of the Broodals. Once you finish all missions, you are set up for the final epic battle with Bowser. With many interesting gameplay elements and an engaging storyline, it is no wonder that this game has become so popular.
3. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
This is an RPG tactical game developed by Koei Tecmo and Intelligent Systems exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. This is part of the Fire Emblem series and has already won many awards. The game is set in the fictional world of Fodlan. There are three houses within this world that are all connected through the Garreg Mach monastery. You play the part of a new tutor at the monastery. You need to choose one of the three houses and guide them through various battles and quests.
There are battles that need to be fought and won, each of which has specific storylines. The initial part of the game revolves around the monastery and the battles. It later takes a fast forward and moves five years ahead with the battles continuing and being fiercer. The game does not revolve only on battles but has social gaming as well. There are breaks between battles when there are other activities that can be carried out.
You can grow plants in a greenhouse, go fishing, and interact with the characters in the school. You can build relationships with the characters, all of which are controlled through the gameplay. If the relationship becomes strong, then you can even marry one of the characters. One of the game highlights is the use of turn-based battles where each of the houses takes turns in the battle. The game has a Classic mode and a Casual mode. You can pick the mode depending on whether you want your characters to die permanently or not. An innovative game for RPG fans.
4. Pokemon Sword and Shield
The Pokemon series of games is well-known. This is the first game that the Pokemon company developed for the Nintendo Switch. Game Freak is the developer of this game. With sixteen million sales, the game is one of the top-selling games on the Switch. The game is set on Galar with a completely new world for players to explore. You have new Pokemon in this game for you to capture. The mission is similar to previous games and involves a journey to become the best trainer.
You have a best friend Hop in the game, and you get one starter Pokemon as you begin the game. As you move ahead in the game, you need to take on other opponents. You need to defeat the gym leaders before participating in the Champions cup. You need to battle Leon, the champion of the Galar region. The battle and subsequent events form the rest of the story in this engrossing Pokemon game.
The highlight of the game is the world, which is based on the UK, with similar landscapes and buildings. You can see Victorian architecture in the game, along with snow-capped mountains. The game has dynamic weather in it, which has an impact on the presence of Pokémon. There are elements that allow Pokemon to grow large temporarily. Pokejobs is an interesting element introduced in the gameplay, where you can allot tasks like cooking, finding rare items, and so on. Another interesting element is the camp mode, where you can spend time with the Pokemon and interact with them.
5. Untitled Goose Game
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The Untitled Goose Game is an interesting game that involves controlling a goose that is troubling villagers. This unique game became highly popular, making it a hit, and it is now available on all the major platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. The game developer is House House, and the publisher is Panic. Interestingly, the game had its origin in a stock photo of a goose shared by a developer. Many discussions later, the developers decided that there was potential to create a fun game out of this.
The game is set in an English village. The central character is a goose that does various things to irritate and trouble the villagers. It can honk and create noise. It can flap its wings and run around the place. It can use its beak to grab objects. The game objectives revolve around these actions of the goose. You need to steal objects belonging to villagers as you control the goose. You also would have to fool the villagers and make them do certain things. It is a fun game from the puzzle-stealth genre.
The goose has to interact with non-playing characters (NPC) while ensuring that it is not caught. The developers were heavily inspired by the Super Mario 64 game and wanted to create a similar 3D game. The trailer of the game gained so much popularity that it spurred the developers to create a great game. The game has four different areas where you need to complete objectives to allow you to move on. On completing these areas, you will have to steal bells in the village in the final quest. Apart from the main game storyline, there are many other optional objectives. There are time-based missions that challenge you to move through certain areas quickly to complete the mission. You are sure to enjoy this game.