Even though these games haven’t gotten much attention, they are still worth your time.
The Nintendo Switch came out for the first time in March 2017. New versions of The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario were both put out in the same year. Since then, Nintendo’s hybrid console has gotten games of all shapes and sizes. Along with these popular series, there were remasters of older Nintendo games and a lot of games made by third parties and independent developers.
Even though it doesn’t have as much hardware as other platforms, the Nintendo Switch has proven to be useful and popular. But not every game has lasted as long as Mario and Zelda. Some of the best games ever made for the system have already been forgotten. Here are our favorites.
Katana Zero is a hack-and-slash side-scrolling game in which you play as an assassin in a cyberpunk future. It has parts of platform games, RPGs, and action. When you go to your therapist to think about what you did, neon lights and shadows will cover you.
As a stand-alone game, it had a small audience. Katana Zero came out on other platforms, but Nintendo Directs were a big part of how it was promoted and marketed. It’s best for the Switch because it’s short, has fast-paced combat, and looks like it came out in the 80s. Because it was so long, many people have also forgotten about it since it was over.
Yoshi’s Crafted World
On the Nintendo Switch, you can play a lot of platform games. The most popular and well-known ones are the ones with Mario or Zelda in the title. Yoshi’s Crafted World is a great example of how things don’t go as well when another Nintendo mascot is the main character, even if that mascot is exclusive to Nintendo.
Like Kirby games, Yoshi games are often thought of as platform games for kids. They have simple controls and colorful, appealing graphics, and the puzzles are easy and don’t pose much of a challenge. Because of this, people never remembered Yoshi’s colorful adventures for very long.
This version of the fast-paced puzzle game Tetris is a battle royal. In it, 99 people play Tetris games that get harder and harder as they go on. The winner is the last player left.
Tetris 99 had its time in the sun, just like many other online multiplayer games. It was only available on the Nintendo Switch Online service, so only people who subscribed could play it. Since then, it has had a lot of cosmetic updates and changes to make fans happy. However, as the online service has grown, its own player base has shrunk, and Tetris 99 is rarely talked about anymore.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was first made for the Wii U and then moved to the Nintendo 3DS. Eventually, a remastered version of the game for the Nintendo Switch came out, giving it a much wider audience.
Many people think of Captain Toad as just a side character in the much more popular Mario games. Since this was a remaster of an older game and Captain Toad didn’t have much of a following to begin with, many people have since forgotten about this Switch game.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
The sequel and prequel to Deadly Premonition, Deadly Premonition 2, has been a long time coming. Sad to say, only fans of the original game had been looking forward to it for a long time, and it didn’t bring in any new fans.
It’s an open-world survival horror game where you have to figure out who killed someone. It has been forgotten not only because it didn’t appeal to enough people, but also because it got mixed reviews, with many critics saying it was worse than the last version and most pointing out its technical problems.
One of the first games for the Nintendo Switch to come out was Snipperclips. It was a co-op platform puzzle game where you and another player worked together to solve puzzles by cutting and trimming your character’s shape and body.
Snipperclips did well, and since there weren’t many games out when the Switch came out, it had its moment. But in the years since, this game has been forgotten, and there are no signs that a sequel is on the way.
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
BoxBoy! is mostly known for being on the Nintendo 3DS. It’s a puzzle platform game where you have to make boxes to get to the end of each level. This first game in the series for Nintendo Switch also added multiplayer play.
When the game came out, it got good reviews. People liked that it had a female box and that it had new ways to play with other people. It has been forgotten, though, because there are no signs of a sequel and people are more interested in well-known mascot-led puzzle platformers.
Many people bought 1-2 Switch as their first Nintendo Switch game. It’s a party game for two or more people that uses the Joycons’ gyroscopic and motion controls. In duels, bowling, milking cows, and other motion-based minigames, players face off against each other.
1-2 Switch is mostly a game for groups. On special occasions, you play it with a group of friends or family. So, it’s not a game you go back to or talk about over and over again. After you’ve played all of the minigames, there’s not much else to do. Since then, people have forgotten about It because so many other party games have come out on the platform.
Arms is a game that uses motion controls and gyroscopes like 1-2 Switch, but it is also meant to be played more often and more competitively. It’s a fighting game where people fight each other by moving their arms back and forth to control the fists of the characters in the game.
Like many other games of its kind, ARMS had its moment, but once the mechanics stopped being new, so did its appeal. ARMS did get a fan base, though. Some people loved it, while others forgot it ever existed.
Pokken Tournament DX
Pokken Tournament first came out in 2015 in Japanese arcades. It’s a fighting game where Pokemon fight each other. Because each battle was so long, the arcade versions of Happy Wheels game didn’t make enough money, so it was eventually moved to the Wii U.
Then, in 2017, it was put on the Nintendo Switch with new character models and better graphics. Pokken Tournament sold well and got good reviews, but not as many people played it as other Pokemon games. It is no longer played because people prefer newer, more modern, and more traditional Pokemon games.