Best Nintendo Switch games to play: New Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft and more
Switch it up
Coping with a pandemic is no easy feat. Working from home isn't exactly a bed of roses, and everyone needs a day off from dealing with the stress of adapting to stay-home measures. While some of us may choose to cultivate mindfulness through meditation, such as by doing yoga, and others resort to scrolling through Tik Tok or trying out new recipes at home, the time in quarantine has also propelled us back to our long lost love for games.
Simply put, It's another form of escapism, and the truth is: everyone enjoys the sheer pleasure that comes from beating a new high score record. Or even constructing a candy-coloured substitute for real life in Animal Crossing. But apart from the highly-raved AC, here are other Nintendo Switch picks to immerse yourself in.
If you love nostalgia
Play: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
The Mario Brothers are back and better than ever. This Deluxe version of the 2012 Wii U gem brings things to a whole new level on the Nintendo Switch platform, delivering a challenging gaming experience to seasoned pros and gaming newbies alike. Expect this side-scrolling platform game with obstacles to get a whole new revamp with new characters and power-ups available for you to collect.
If you love fantasy
Play: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Scoring a solid 10/10 rating on gaming critic websites, the Legend of Zelda franchise brings you more than just adventure gameplay. This version comes with even more surprises that keeps you wanting to play on and discover what else is in store. Roam through the picturesque green fields of Hyrule as you experiment with what this new version has to offer, and find yourself immersed in a grand fantasy world, right from your device.
If you're one with great imagination
An iconic addition to an already iconic list, Minecraft lets you build your own fantasy world and go on adventures. Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armour to fend off the dangerous mobs.
If you love role-play
Play: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
You may be familiar with the Netflix series that was based on this game, which got a bunch of rave reviews. This game exceeds expectations, creating a living, breathing world with so much to explore and achieve. With a quest as engrossing as the TV series, this stone-cold classic sets a whole new bar for roleplaying games.
If you love battling it out
Play: Pokemon Sword
A new generation of Pokemon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Begin your adventure as a Pokemon Trainer and embark on a journey to challenge the troublemakers of Team Yell, while unravelling the mystery behind the Legendary Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta. This game is pure fun and lets you reminisce the child-like joy that you experienced while playing the older versions of it.