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"Switch and play."

The Switch is a handheld/console hybrid by Nintendo released in March 2017.

System Specs Edit

  • Chipset: NVidia Tegra X1
  • Screen: 6.2" capacitive multi-touch, 1280 x 720 resolution.
  • Detachable controllers

Other details Edit

  • Dock: holds, powers, and charges the system, and outputs video and audio from the system to a TV or external display.
  • Stand: A stand on the back of the main unit can be deployed to position the system upright in tabletop mode.
  • Media: Game cards
  • Video output: HDMI, up to 1080p resolution when played in TV mode
  • Audio output: TV Mode supports 5.1 channel surround sound. Using the system's built-in audio jack, stereo speakers or headphones can be used when played in handheld or tabletop modes.
  • Battery: can last for more than three hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions. Can be charged with the dock or USB Type-C.
  • Storage: 32GB of internal storage, expanded with microSDXC or microSDHC memory cards.
  • Other: USB ports on the dock can be used to charge accessories, such as the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con attached to a Joy-Con charging grip. The USB ports can also be used with a USB LAN adaptor to connect to the Internet.
  • Networking: Nintendo Switch can connect to the Internet via a wireless (IEEE 802.1 Iac) connection. Up to 8 systems can connect over a local wireless connection in compatible multiplayer games. While docked, Nintendo Switch can also use a wired Internet connection by connecting a LAN Adapter.


Have you played these games? They need a description to be added onto the list:

  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Cart-Based Edit

Box Art Title Genre Description
Arms Arms Fighting Nintendo's newest IP, featuring a colorful cast of Overwatch ripoffs unique characters, each fitted with their own form of stretchable arms (and occasionally hair). Take on your opponent in a variety of modes, such as 1v1, 2v2, hoops, volleyball, and target smashing. It's being treated similar to Splatoon in the sense that it's going to have free monthly updates (stages, characters, new arms). If the motion controls don't tickle your fancy, you do have the option to play with a standard controller.
DarkestDungeon Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition Dungeon Crawler/RPG Venture into the Darkest Dungeon, where the selling point is the stress system, in which your heroes will reach a breaking point if you do not take proper precautions, and pushes you into making harsh decisions. With the ability to play on the go, and the previous expansions adding variety to every campaign. The controls take some time to get used to, and the game will punish you if you venture unprepared.
Binding of Isaac Switch The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Dungeon Crawler/Shooter The famous PC game gets a physical release on the Switch. It features all the content and DLC of the PC release (As of March 2017) and throws it on the Switch, for 40 bucks. While that price may seem steep, it's really worth it to play Isaac on the go, with the dungeon crawling and the shooting and all that.
BOTWSwitch The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-Adventure The long-awaited next 3-D entry in the series since Skyward Sword, and boy does it meet expectations. The game drops it's formulaic mechanics and attempts to go for something new. You wake up in a world not knowing what's going on, and then must save Hyrule from destruction. It features a gigantic open-world (With of course fucking Ubisoft towers), which seems to go on forever, and while it may seem empty at times, there's plenty to find. There's over 120 shrines to enter, tons of items and food to collect, tons of sidequests, and over 900 korok seeds to upgrade your gear. You're going to need those upgrades, because this is one of the hardest Zelda games released since the NES games, with enemies that can one-shot you if you're not careful. There's tons of equipment to find, however, the weapon-breaking mechanic may turn off some. While there are some dips in framerate (since patched) it's never game breaking or really all too bad. The English voice acting is pretty mediocre but there was recently an update which allows for mixing audio options and text languages. Overall in one package, this game will probably have you at it for hours if you really get into it, but really IT'S FUCKING ZELDA, did you expect anything less?

Also on Wii U (with slightly downgraded graphics and a bit more slowdown).

MK8D Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Racing The Switch version of the best selling Wii U game, this one includes every bit of DLC found in the Wii U version, along with some exclusive content of its own, such as characters, cars, etc. The graphics have been updated to run at a full 1080p 60 FPS instead of 720p and 59FPs (though a few minor updates to graphics themselves are a sight bit better). Also includes a non-shit Battle Mode in this version, with a multitude of options to choose from. This is basically the definitive version of the game, all in one tight package.
Mario Rabbids Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Turn-Based Strategy The most unlikely crossover ever conceived! The Mushroom Kingdom is invaded by the Rabbids, and now it's up to Mario with a laser gun and his cosplaying Rabbid friends to set things straight in turn-based battles.
Megaman11Switch Mega Man 11 Platformer Mega Man returns after a long hiatus on his first 2.5D adventure! Introduces the Double Gear system, which allows to temporarily power up Mega Man's attacks or to slow down time, with the entire game designed after these new abilities, with the tried and true challenging but fair difficulty of the series.
Octopath Traveler Octopath Traveler JRPG A solid old school JRPG with beautiful graphics and music. With eight individual plot lines and a multitude of side quests, there is a lot of content to devour. Possibly due to it being a Switch exclusive, the story seems designed from a "pick up and play" standpoint, for better or for worse. The plot lines can be too disjointed for their own good, but they are generally enjoyable individually with all of them being significantly different from each other. The method for solving a main story quest can get formulaic, unfortunately, though at least the side quests tend to be more creative in how they can be resolved. The battle system is pretty good, which is vital since you'll be spending a good time grinding to the recommended levels. While a bit hard at the beginning, it's pretty easy once you get a knack of the job system and the myriad of ways to abuse it, at least until the true final boss is found.
PuyoPuyoTetris Puyo Puyo Tetris Puzzle A quite unexpected puzzle crossover, thankfully it combines the two different gameplay styles remarkably well.
SonicManiaPlusSwitch Sonic Mania Plus Platformer To put it simply, this is the Sonic game everyone have been waiting for almost 20 years! It features a mix of classic levels redesigned with new bells and whistles as well as completely new levels.

Now with Mighty and Ray from that isometric Sonic Arcade game on their own special mode.

Bomberman R Super Bomberman R Action/Party After a long hiatus, Bomberman finally gets another game as a Switch launch title! Nothing dark or edgy has been added in, it's just classic Bomberman action. There's a story mode where you go to different planets, defeating bosses and whatnot, it's ok. But everyone knows you play Bomberman for the multiplayer, and it's just the same as its always been, blow them to hell and back. There's of course, online multiplayer and local, so you can have some fun with friends either way. If you miss Bomberman and want a Switch, get this game.

Now with new free dlc that adds more interesting and cool stuff with the promise of more to come.

SuperMarioOdyssey Super Mario Odyssey Platformer/Collectathon Despite the overly-ridiculous ratings (no, really, some sites went as far as giving it 11/10), this is indeed a great Mario game. It ditches the small, linear stages from previous games, with wide open areas which you can explore at your leisure and a new mechanic where you use your hat to possess enemies and use their abilities.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Boxart Xenoblade Chronicles 2 JRPG Since the backlash the last game took for being too focused on exploration, the guys from Monolith went for a more story-driven game, just like the first. Probably the best standard JRPG experience you'll get on Switch.

Digital Edit

Cover Title Genre Description
Blaster Master Zero Blaster Master Zero Platformer/Metroidvania Excellent remake of the original NES classic done in retro style but including lots of stuff. DLCs are available which allow you to play with the likes of Gunvolt and Shantae!
H2x1 NSwitchDS GolfStory image1600w
Golf Story Golfing/RPG/Sim An unexpected twist in the RPG genre, this game is the golf equivalent of Harvest Moon. But unlike that one, Golf Story has an actual ending. The golf part is great and the characters are all likeable. A must for those who don't want to spend more than $20 on a game.
Fast RMX Switch cover Fast RMX Racing Ultra-fast futuristic racer in the same vein as Wipeout and F-Zero. Makes us wish Nintendo would make an actual F-Zero...
Mighty Gunvolt Burst cover Mighty Gunvolt Burst Platformer Sequel to the IntiCreates crossover and basically everything that Mighty No 9 should have been. Awesome stages, bosses that aren't cheap and tons of customizations for both characters.
PocketRumble Pocket Rumble Fighting A stylish 2-button fightan inspired by the fighting games from the Neo-Geo Pocket.
Rogue Trooper Redux 3rd Person Shooter A remake/remaster of an awesome and strangely unknown game originally released for the PS2. Fight blue soldiers with machine guns and stuff. You know the drill. Also on PS4/XONE and PC.
RS2 Switch Digital Splash Romancing SaGa 2 RPG Awesome remaster of the classic Super Famicom RPG, now fully in English!
TheMummyDemastered The Mummy Demastered Metroidvania Great metroidvania by WayForward, loosely based on that awful Tom Cruise movie. You play as a generic spec-ops soldier, and when you die your corpse becomes a zombie so when you load the game you're playing as another soldier who then must kill the now zombified soldier to retrieve all the gear you collected.
Eighth Generation
Consoles Ouya - Sony PlayStation 4 - Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Wii U - Microsoft Xbox One - Valve Steam Machine
Handhelds Nintendo 3DS - Sony PlayStation Vita