Just bought a new Nintendo Switch? So did like half of the world. Maybe you haven’t got your hands on one just yet, as they’ve been hard to come by due to the incredible demand for them at this time. Anyways, we’ve put together 5 Nintendo Switch games that we feel every Switch player should own right away.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a highly sought after game and has had a legacy for being some of the greatest games of all time, dating as far back as the Sega Genesis and beyond.

This game is not only considered to be one of the best, but it’s also a great game for newbies and veterans alike. This story of the Legend of Zelda is an action adventure game, playing as Zelda’s long-running protagonist and hero, Link. After finally waking up from a couple hundred year long sleep, you must set out to defeat the Calamity Ganon that is scheming to destroy the royal kingdom.

You can explore the kingdom freely, as this version of the Legend of Zelda is now a free-roam game. Find and explore different puzzles and tasks that may not always align with the main story, but are fun to keep on the side. In this way, this game allows you take your own pace and really set out on your own adventure.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

As you probably already expected this game to make the list, Animal Crossing truly is one of the greatest games to release this year and in a while for Switch. It’s extremely easy for newcomers to the Nintendo Switch platform, or the Animal Crossing game itself.

Your job in this game is to turn a barren island into your own little paradise. This is a great game for children, family, and adults alike. Play with friends and explore each others’ islands, or roam around by yourself, exploring all the possibilities that exist on your paradise.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

All of the Mario games are amazing. Personally, I don’t know if there’s been a Mario game that hasn’t met expectations. Whether you’ve played it on the Wii, or the SNES, or Gamecube, whatever it may have been, Mario Kart is yet again one of the most family-friendly Nintendo games to exist. And it’s great for newbies who need simple controls in order to have fun.

Mario Kart is a super fun game to play with friends and family, although you may also play by yourself, racing against computer players set to a certain difficulty. You’d be surprised how hard it can be to earn the Grand Prix cup.

Choose your character, your source of transportation, a map, and you’re off to the races!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest addition of the Super Smash Bros. legacy. And now, it has found it’s home in the Nintendo Switch.

Super Smash Bros. was one of the first games to accelerate the demand for the Nintendo Switch, with all new characters that have never been in the game before, and also old characters who weren’t in the Gamecube version, but in the N64 version.

This is a fighting game, similar to Mortal Kombat, or Street Fighter, but in a more family-friendly way. Duke it out between you and your opponents on interactive maps, throwing items at each other and performing attacks that are specific to your very character.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Pokemon has now entered a bigger console. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this, as Pokemon was mainly played on handheld platforms, such as the Nintendo DS. Now you can play with friends much more easily and take the game handheld if you’d like, thanks to the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch.

Anyhow, Nintendo and Pokemon go hand in hand. And it’s been this way since the beginning of Pokemon games. Pokemon Sword and Shield is the very first Pokemon game from the series to exist on the Switch platform, full of charm, fun, and leveling up your team of Pokemon.

Pokemon is not only a fighting game, but it is also a role playing game, and an adventure game, all in one.


Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.

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