Nintendo has always been a family-driven company. Most of Nintendo’s most iconic franchises are both approachable and appropriate for kids of all ages. And the Nintendo Switch is home to some of the very best first-party games in gaming history. Here’s our top Nintendo games picks:
#1) Fall Guys
Fall Guys released back in 2020 for PC and Playstation but it’s now being added to the Nintendo Switch and XBOX consoles, so everyone can join the fun.
This sixty-player, competitive battle royale game is designed to be fun, chaotic, and a bit frustrating thanks to the minimal amount of moves your little bean can use. You run, dive, and grab your way through various wild and wacky events to get to the golden crown.
The best part about Fall Guys? It’s FREE on all consoles!
#2.) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart has been the number one racing game for decades and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a step above the rest for incorporating tracks from previous versions and remastering them. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a wonderful racing game that is ideal for both kids and adults. It’s an enjoyable experience whether you’re playing solo or against family and friends. The remaining tracks on the Booster Course Pass is set to release at the end of 2023.
#3.) Overcooked: All You Can Eat
This game is sure to start some family arguments that may carry over from real life, like, who’s doing the dishes? The cooking simulator, which is more of a party game, is hilariously hectic fun for up to four players. Move your way around a wacky kitchen to prepare dishes by retrieving meats, veggies, toppings, and more from designated bins and send orders out to (invisible) customers.
This game can be pretty fast paced once you start advancing levels, so it may be better suited for young teens rather than little ones.
#4.) Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Pokémon games are must for the whole family, but this game is vastly different than the rest. The goal remains to same: to catch ’em all however this time you’re exploring wide open areas and simply tossing Poke Balls at the many different types of Pokémon you’ll find roaming. There are still classic battles like in previous Pokémon games, but if you’re looking for more exploration, this is the one for you.
#5.) Kirby and the Forgotten Land
What makes this game so special is that it’s the first 3D Kirby adventure, making the colors and level design unreal! Kirby and the Forgotten Land excels as a single-player platformer, but it’s also a great game to play with your children in local co-op, as long as you’re okay with playing as Bandana Waddle Dee.