Nicole's avatar

Ooh, my Switch and I have a long flight coming up in a couple of weeks so this is perfect!

Cherebi's avatar

Thank you for this list. As a creator who like to focus on Nintendo Switch, it is always great to see indies on this console!

Boomer's avatar

That's cool! A wild guess, but are you a Pokémon fan? 😄

I have a Switch but for some reason it isn't used as much as I expected. What would be your go-to games to recommend to a new Switch owner?

...except the ones taha recommended of course! 😁

Cherebi's avatar

I am indeed, aha - what gave it away 😉

I would say the Switch is easily the console I play the most, and that is probably due to being able to play on a TV and how easy it is to take around with you. I used to run a Nintendo community that hosted local meetups and online competitions and I think since then I have just always been more focused on Nintendo, regardless of how nice the other consoles are.

I even tend to rebuy indie games if they eventually buy on Nintendo Switch just because I know I will play the game a lot more on that system than the others.

In terms of must have, go-to switch games, I feel it is very stereotypical to say the classing AAA Nintendo games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a 2D or 3D Mario game such as Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario Wonder, a Pokémon game, and a cozy game like Animal Crossing.

With indie games, it really depends on what style of indies you enjoy. Some of my favourites that I have played (but are also available on other consoles) are Arcade Paradise, Stardew Valley, Cult of the Lamb, Sky: Children of the Light and Vampire Survivors.

I feel the Switch has a good collection of both AAA and indies that I can get the best out of both worlds, and I try to show that with the type of content I make.

I hope you feel inspired to pick up your Switch more! 🤩💖

Boomer's avatar

Was that one of the Streetpass communities? I knew someone in my area that ran one for a while. It skewed pretty heavily toward Pokémon, mainly because Pokémon Go was at it's peak!

Excellent recommendations! Stardew is one I go back to often, and I maxed out the Vampire Survivors base game a while ago, but I've thought about picking up the DLC. Also, I found out yesterday that one of the senior folk behind Arcade Paradise is in a Discord server I run 😅. I should probably check it out! 😆

Cherebi's avatar

Aye it was indeed! I helped with one of the Streetpass groups in Wales when I lived there, then when I moved to England we branched off away from the groups and became more indie focused which was fun.

I really recommend Arcade Paradise though, the VR version is super fun but even the flat version is great. I think it is actually my most played indie on my Nintendo Switch so that is saying something. (P.S there is new Vampire Survivors DLC coming out TODAY)

Sturmer's avatar

Do you mean Lil Gator 2? I think i played first part in a Switch back in 2022

Boomer's avatar

I don't know how I missed Corponation! 😯


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