Best Nintendo Switch Games from Mario Kart to Legend of Zelda
If you got a Nintendo Switch for Christmas, check out our recommendations for the best Nintendo Switch video games of the year. There aren’t too many since the console was only released in 2017. But the games that have been released on Nintendo Switch are quite incredible and have gained a lot of popularity among players.
Here’s a look.
Top Arcade Games
There are arcade games built for the Nintendo Switch that will thrill you throughout the gameplay. One is Super Mario Odyssey, arguably one of the top three games made for the Switch. In the game, you navigate a familiar Mario through realistic city streets, woods and sea beaches. You get to leap from buildings, use your magical red cap in all kinds of ways and explore a richly designed world full of enemies and treasures. You may enjoy the thrills of casino games available in the Switch console.
Another Mario game to look for is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This racing game has fun power-ups like the Crazy Eight that gives your character eight items at one go! The tracks have anti-gravity sections, and the Super Horn lets you defend against the Blue Shell. A third Mario adventure to engage you is the Mario...
There are so many platforms available for casino games. Some of them are online some offline. Let us have a look at Nintendo, how it works and the best games available from the casino industry. Nintendo’s journey started in the 1960’s as a Japanese company specialising in the creation of toys and other services such as cab services. However, this was not the end result. In 1970’s Nintendo showed interest in the card gaming industry and not long after that, they started creating their first card game called Hanafuda.
The Nintendo group just expanded and they invested in the small video game consoles, which are operated from the palm of your hand. Super Mario Bros took the world by storm and became the most played and best-selling game in the world. The Super Nintendo Entertainment system was designed in 1997 releasing the SNS-101 console. This was the start of the Nintendo DS Lite, which was smaller, more compact device and a wider variety of games was available.
The last leg of the history up until today’s Nintendo DS and mobile games available, the Nintendo switch was released in 2016 and some Virtual reality games. Now to take a deeper look at the popular casino and card games available for...
[This post has been updated to include both Steve’s and Mike’s reviews, and thus was republished]
Monster Hunter Stories was a bizarre, mixed-bag of an announcement when it was initially revealed. Not quite Monster Hunter, not quite Pokemon, the game has been a relatively obscure entry in the series, in part because of the eclipsing power of Monster Hunter World. While I try not personalize reviews, and often avoid writing in the 1st-person, as a long time Monster Hunter player with thousands of hours in the series, I feel the need to discuss how personally fulfilling this game has been to me. In fact, playing Stories has completely healed the void left by the news that World wouldn’t be coming to Nintendo consoles. It’s filled a gap I didn’t even know existed, and has become one of my favourite games of this generation. And here’s why:
At its core, Stories is part of the rarely-seen monster catching sub genre of RPGs that is monopolized by the Pokemon series. You explore an over-world, visit various towns, and uncover a plot involving the corruption of these monsters and how to fix it. However, how you go about all of this is completely unique to this entry. Monsters are never caught; You’ll never own a monster after battling...
You awaken in a jail cell, bound. In front of you starts a man with three demon masks. He attacks you, telling you you’ll be here forever. He clearly enjoys punishing you. He walks away, and suddenly another man, this one dressed like a rabbit, frees you. “Kill the jailer. Kill him and you’ll be free” he says. And so, your adventure in the world of Furi begins. Furi is a game that focuses entirely on battles, with you advancing from person to person as you escape your bizarre floating prison and attempt to return to the world below.
There are two main forms of attacking: swordplay and shooting. During shooting segments, you’ll usually be in a situation akin to a bullet hell game. You’ll be shooting at your foe while they attempt to take you down. You won’t be locked into using your long range weapon during these segments, but you’ll often choose it over your sword. After dealing enough damage, fights usually get much closer, during which you’ll be using...
A small but admittedly pretty game, Red Game Without A Great Name is a pretty straightforward affair; You play as a little mechanical bird who has to deliver mail. The bird travels forwards automatically, and you tap it on the touchscreen and drag to a point where you want it to teleport. After you let go, the bird will poof to the new location and continue moving. Throughout the game, you’ll be dodging traps that will try to kill you, with the goal of reaching the birdcage at the end of each stage. There are 60 levels in the main game, and each stage is relatively quick, so it won’t provide you with a particularly long play session, but there’s enough content there to slate your thirst for this kind of gameplay.
The gameplay is very simple, literally giving the player only one task; touch and drag. However, there are a few gameplay mechanics that are introduced in the levels to keep things fresh. For example, one of the first things you’ll experience is a gust...
Serial Cleaner is a really simple game. The goal is to infiltrate a crime scene and dispose of any blood, bodies and evidence that might be present, then escape. What this leads to is a stealth-based game that takes place from level to level, with you essentially accomplishing the same task over and over again, with a progressing difficulty level. There’s plenty of challenge modes and some unlockables to keep you playing for a while, but it’s not a game that’s going to appeal to everyone.
There are a number of interactive elements to keep the player occupied and either aid or hinder your progress, from moveable objects that can block the police from catching you to noise makers that draw attention to them. You, as the Cleaner, make noise yourself, and can be spotted by the police while you’re attempting to clean up a crime scene. While you navigate the area and avoid the cops, you’ll be vacuuming blood from the floor, picking up and dropping off bodies, and picking up evidence. Once you’ve completed all of these tasks, you must leave the area, unseen. You’ll then...
A year ago I wanted Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition baaaaad. I mean, I was jonesing hard, man. The first version for the WiiU was a fantastic experience, and Legends on the 3DS only added to the amazement. There were reasons to play both: from a gameplay perspective, Legends was the clear winner, but being on the 3DS certainly held it back from a technical standpoint. And so, my moments between play sessions were often spent pining for that perfect version of the game, something that would combine my two favourite games into… well, my new favourite game. Then the Switch came out.
To say there was a plethora of substitutes for Hyrule Warriors would be an overstatement. Upon getting my Switch, I quickly discovered Dragon Quest Heroes 1+2 and Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, both excellent games that helped fill that Warriors void. A little while later, Fire Emblem Warriors was released, and suddenly I was right back in that Hyrule Warriors state; I had found an amazing game that did exactly what I wanted it to.
Fast forward to yesterday, Nintendo released a new mini-direct, and lo and behold,...
I love portable gaming. What follows are my thoughts and impressions on what I’ve been playing during the week of JAN/2/2018 – JAN/5/2018 during My Lunch in Gaming.
The End Is Nigh
I died immediately with this game. I made the mistake of starting the game without any volume on my Switch so I missed the first part of the introduction. I moved the main character Ash and touched the very first spike in the level that I could. And died. Not a great way to start the game. But by dying, as it turns out, is exactly what The End Is Nigh wants you to do. It triggers the rest of the game’s introduction. We find out that there has been an apocalypse, Ash is the only survivor, and he sets out to find a new friend. With having to first die to start the ‘true’ game was unexpected and also pretty funny. What a great way to start a game.
The End Is Nigh is an ultra-hard platformer by the people who made Super...
That one time Link had pink hair
If you’ve ever played the SNES classic A Link To The Past, you’re aware that the sprite for Link looks a little… unusual. This is the only version of the game where instead of his standard blonde or brown hair, link is sporting a pink ‘doo. Many people argue that the pink is part of his hat, but a sideways view of the sprite quickly reveals sideburns. The jury is still out on this odd design choice, with some people arguing that it’s due to sprite limitations of the console. However, given that Link has both brown and yellow as pallet colors on other parts of his body, this explanation seems lacking at best.
Another argument is that this was a conscious choice, either to help the character stand out amoung the backgrounds of the game, or to give him a literal “link” to his alternate bunny form, which uses the same color. Stranger yet, official artwork shows link with a more auburn colored hair, yet in an interview with Miyamoto, he showed off a model the team...
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It’s a pretty great time to be a gamer. Whether you prefer a quiet solo session of adventuring or some online action with total strangers, it seems like there’s really something for everyone out there this year, and honestly, that’s pretty great. No matter what type of gamer you are, we can bet there’s something out there for you.
From Breath of the Wild’s sprawling open world to Mario Odyssey’s straight-up fun, there’s never been a better year to put aside hundreds of hours for an immersive excursion. And with the Nintendo Switch’s portability, this year we gamers can take our adventures out to the real world. It’s truly never been a better time to eat an octorok or bomb some dodongos! Admittedly, the gaming well had been dry for a while now, so it’s nice to finally have such a large library of titles to choose from.
Admittedly, single player gaming can only go so far. Luckily, the online gaming world has never been as rich and full as it is now. For the more competitive among us, games like Arms, Splatoon 2 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Provide a fun multiplayer challenge. The real joy of online play...
Mike, Steve and I bought UNO on a whim to play online together.
We booted it up, waited about 2 minutes for the game to load, and proceeded to the online lobby. We were unable to make a friend lobby, so we created a public lobby and attempted to join up that way. Every time we failed we were met with a loading screen we had to force quit out of. We finally connected together after about 6 failed attempts, started the match and I was immediately booted back to the Switch menu because of an error. This happened twice, then we turned off the game and uninstalled it.
Final Score: Is there anything lower than a 0/5?
(Steve asked me to make his official score one black rupee, which would technically be a negative 1, so I guess there is)
A classic top-down RPG on Switch.
In a world broken into 3 tribes from a “Great Battle” – a young protagonist named Bine finds himself in an interesting situation. Upon leaving his hometown for a simple quest – he locates an innocent young woman named Lunaria in distress. Being the protector of his village and amateur hero, he wants to lend a hand and help this fair lady. After completing this quest who knew they’d be party members for life? (We all did, let’s not try to kid ourselves).
Bine, Lunaria, and others will find many trails and quests on your way to journey to return her to her tribes capital. Upon reaching the it they find out many leaders across their world have vanished and that’s where the story gets even more mysterious….
Gameplay / Control:
The elephant in the room here is that this game made for a mobile platform. Before most of you go off on that Switch shouldn’t get mobile games or it has too many shovelware on the system, let’s have...
Nintendo are expected to release The Legend of Zelda as a smartphone game in the near future, which will be their most high-profile mobile title since Super Mario Run came out in 2016. It will be one of just a handful of games that Nintendo developed for mobile, but they are expected to make a lot more in the future.
It seems strange that Nintendois coming so late to the party, as it has been clear now for a while that the mobile games market is getting bigger. Games represented around 85% of the mobile app market revenue in 2015 and was worth around $35 billion worldwide.
But why were Nintendo so slow to react when all the signs were that mobile gaming was going to be so profitable? Below is a quick look at the evolution of mobile games, all of which should have been signposts for Nintendo to jump in.
Although not the first-ever mobile game, in 1997 Snake was the first to be a really be...
On this week’s show, we gave our Game of The Year awards out to 14 different categories. In case you missed the fun, but can’t wait for the produced show (or the Early Birdo Special to our patrons), you can find all of our selections here! What do you think, do you agree with our choices? Did we miss a truly amazing game you want to get recognition? Let us know in the comments below!
Biggest Surprise of 2017
Bayonetta 3 surprise announcement
How fast the Switch hit 10 million sales
Doom/Skyrim/Wolfenstein on Switch
Despite the myriad of surprise announcements this year, the surprise reveal of Bayonetta 3 ended up stealing the show for Biggest Surprise. We were similarly shocked by how popular the Switch has been, and by the amazing 3rd party support we’ve seen.
Best 3rd Party Game of 2017
Monster Hunter XX
In a moment that surprised us all, Sonic Mania won out as our favourite 3rd party title, beating out...
You may be surprised to learn, as a reader that is not heavily invested in the metagame behind Monopoly for Nintendo Switch (Or as it’s properly referred to, The Fast Dealing Property Game Monopoly Brand For Nintendo Switch), that not all tokens are created equal. Every figurine, from the turtle to the gramophone, has its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. In an effort to give players the greatest possible advantage when playing in the cut-throat online Monopoly community, we here at Infendo have compiled a comprehensive list of the various tiers found within the metagame, with corresponding game pieces. While in casual play, there is very little difference between one token and the other, in competitive lobbies you will want to memorize these strengths and weaknesses and play accordingly.
Individual pieces are ranked from best to worst within their own tiers. Please note that these tiers only apply to competitive play with standard rules.
Garbage Tier: These pieces should only be used as a joke. They serve almost no function in competitive play, and simply can’t measure up against the better tokens. You can expect low dice roles, bad luck with chance cards and frequent trips to jail if you use these pieces.