What to play on the Nintendo Switch Today!

What to Play on the Nintendo Switch Today!

Just like many other gamers in the world you might have the itch to buy a Nintendo Switch, but are hesitant because of the currently limited game library? Fear not! We at JustRPG have put together this list of some of our favorite games you can get for the Switch if you bought one today. We have also included a few games that are coming out in the near future so you can better plan what games you want today, and what games you are willing to wait for. 


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The first game on our list, and the most obvious one, is The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. This game is sold at retail stores of $60 and is also available on the Nintendo eshop. Breath of the Wild is one of the best games to be released in recent memory, and should be played by everybody on the planet. Well if you haven’t already gone out and bought a Switch just to play this game already and you need more convincing keep reading. 



The second game on our list, while may not be for everyone, is a great addition to a new Nintendo Switch owner’s library. Snipperclips is a game where up to four players each take control of a joycon shaped character with an extremely cute face. The players are then tasked with tilting and cutting their characters in order to make new shapes, score baskets, trap fish, and many more wacky tasks. This game takes full advantage of the new joycon controllers and brilliantly introduces the players to the features the Switch has to over. While the game is very fun and enjoyable to play the real fun is only really had in the multiplayer experience. Without a player 2 the game can be very frustrating and much less fun. So, if you have a special someone who you can enjoy the game with, Snipperclips should be a no-brainer. The game retails on the Nintendo eshop for $20. 



Blaster Master Zero

The next game on our list is the remake of an old NES classic, Blaster Master. If you are not familiar with this game, the player takes control of a tank named Sophia the 3rd and a man in a space suit, Jason. You are then given control of Sophia in a side scrolling Metroid-Vania style platformer, and your tank driver Jason which you control in a top down shooter style of game. The game is very fun and the concept is older than the games its genre is named after. If you are a fan of this style of game, or just retro games in general, than Blaster Master Zero is a must play. The game is for sale on the Nintendo eshop for $10. 



Fast RMX

The next game on our list is a racing title by the name of Fast RMX. This futuristic high speed racer utilizes an interesting mechanic that forces the player to switch between being orange of blue in order to hit jumps and get boosts. The game has a great sense of speed and its unique color switching mechanic keeps the game interesting and fun to play. Fast RMX also allows two players to both use one of the joycons which would give you a fun multiplayer experience right from the get-go. On top of this the game has a great soundtrack and looks great in both handheld and console mode. The game is for sale on the Nintendo eshop for $20. 



Besides the games listed above there are quite a few NeoGeo classics available on the system including some fighters, a shoot em up, a couple Metal Slug titles, and a few more. These games all go for $8 on the eshop and are reasonably priced if you are desperate for some more cheap games to play on your new Switch. 


There are other titles available for the system such as 1-2 Switch, Snake Pass, Shovel Knight, just to name a few. While some of these games are fun they are either overpriced, underwhelming, or available on many other consoles which many of you probably already own. 


If you are still not convinced that the Nintendo Switch is the system for you there are two very notable titles coming out in the near future that might persuade you to jump on board. 


Puyo Puyo Tetris

The first game that is coming out in the near future is Puyo Puyo Tetris, and has a release date of April 25th. This puzzle game combines Tetris with the popular Japanese Puyo Puyo series. The player will be forced to switch between these two game types in order to better their opponents and rack up the highest score. The game will retail for $40 and has a demo available on the console already. If you are a fan of puzzle games then this is something you can count on to be a fun title in the near future. 



Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The second upcoming game, and the final game on our list, is the highly anticipated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This is a port of the Wii U version of Mario Kart with more characters, a revamped and improved battle mode, and it includes all of the DLC previously released for the Wii U version. What makes this game so appealing to switch owners will be the ability to play the intuitive game with anyone due to the ability to play with just one joycon per player. If you are looking for a fun multiplayer experience to get for the Switch in the near future then Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a game you can count on. The game will retail for $60 and has a release date set for April 28th. 



So thats it! These are all of the games that we recommend you get if you were to buy a Nintendo Switch today. Has this list convinced you? Did it help you pick out any games you were on the fence about before? Let us know in the comment section below as we would love to hear from you!

  • Kris Randazzo

    If you’ve got a Switch you should be looking forward to Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. It’s one of my most anticipated Switch games. It’s not an exclusive, but it’s day and date with other consoles and it looks spectacular.
    Switch is also the only place to play Specter of Torment at the moment, and as long as you have a Pro Controller, it’s spectacular.
    Oh, and Graceful Explosion Machine looks pretty rad.

  • James Whitlock

    ooo! That is one I have been looking at but forgot about. The developers were on Metal Jesus Rocks not too long ago demoing the game and it really does look good! Also good point about Specter of Torment, I didnt realize it was only released on the Switch for the time being.