A round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games

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Best Nintendo Switch games: Super Mario Bros Wonder and Bluey

Gaming gold for kids of all ages!

From the classic charm of Super Mario Bros to the adventures of Zelda, Nintendo has nailed the art of creating games that are not only fun, but are kid-friendly too.

But, it’s not just about the games; it’s about how kids play them. The flexibility of the Nintendo Switch is a game-changer. Kids can take the device with them wherever they go – on a roadtrip, to a friend’s house, or simply to their own bedroom.

Below, we’ve rounded-up a selection of the best Nintendo Switch games for kids, ones that will promise hours of fun and entertainment. From puzzle-solving quests to dance-offs, there’s a game for everyone on this list.

The best Nintendo Switch games for kids

Princess Peach: Showtime

Princess Peach: Showtime!, RRP $79.95

Join Princess Peach as she takes the stage in her very own game, Princess Peach: Showtime! for Nintendo Switch.

Help Peach save the Sparkle Theater from the wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch, who have set the stage for the ultimate tragedy. Joined by Stella, the theater’s guardian, Peach is ready to save the day! Call curtains on this tragedy by using a powerful ribbon and taking on several starring roles – each with their own look and abilities.

Super Mario Wonder Nintendo Switch game

Super Mario Bros. Wonder, $69

In the new Super Mario Bros. Wonder game, up to three other players can join in, crowding the screen to compete for points and help each other overcome obstacles. Mario’s trademark power-up transformations are back, with the headline feature being a flower that turns characters into elephants spraying water from their trunks.

Players can choose from 12 different characters including Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Blue Toad and more – it’s the largest line-up in a Super Mario game yet.

Bluey Nintendo Switch

Bluey: The Videogame, $59

Join in the fun with Bluey and her family in Bluey: The Videogame. Play a brand-new story set across four interactive episodes. For the first time ever, explore iconic locations such as the Heeler house, playgrounds, the creek and a bonus beach location. Also, play your favourite games from the TV show, including Keepy Uppy, Chattermax Chase, and more.

Plus, in multiplayer mode, you can play with your family and friends in a variety of exciting games and challenges.

Minecraft Nintendo Switch

Minecraft, $45

Create your own in-game environment, explore different areas, build amazing structures, and conquer numerous locations inside the world of Minecraft.

Craft, create, and explore alone, or with up to four players in split-screen and up to eight online.

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.

The Legend of Zelda: The breath of the wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, $79

Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks and discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.

Players will climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations and along the way will battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs needed to sustain you on your journey.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, $69

The most sold game for the Nintendo Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Regardless of age or gaming experience, anyone can join a game of Mario Kart. Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses.

Up to eight players can connect for local multiplayer fun via Wireless Play. If you’re playing in TV mode or tabletop mode, up to four players can enjoy split-screen multiplayer.

You can also challenge racers from around the world. Up to 12 players can take part in online races, and two local players can even play online together from the same Nintendo Switch.

Just Dance 2024 Edition Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2024 Edition (code in box), $49 (usually $69)

Just Dance 2024 Edition features 40 songs, including Flowers by Miley Cyrus, Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny, How You Like That by BLACKPINK and I Want to Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston!

Extend your experience with Just Dance®+! Unlock your one-month free trial included with the game to get access to hundreds of songs.

Pikmin 4

Pikmin 4, $69

Discover a strange new world inhabited by tiny plant-like creatures known as Pikmin. What begins as a tiny sprout, Pikmin initially lie dormant in the ground – a quick pull on the stalk and they emerge! While each type of Pikmin has its own unique abilities, a trait shared by all Pikmin is an affinity for teamwork. From digging holes and breaking down barriers to carrying precious cargo, watching them work in the wild is quite remarkable.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu Nintendo Switch

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, RRP $79.95

Partner up with Pikachu to catch and collect Pokémon on a rich and vibrant adventure in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! 

Become the best Pokémon Trainer you can be as you battle other Trainers, Gym Leaders, and the sinister Team Rocket.

Play the entire game with a single Joy-Con controller or use the Poké Ball Plus accessory (sold separately), which will light up, vibrate, and make sounds to bring your adventure to life.

Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, $69

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customise in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy the sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean.

Eight players can play together on one player’s island via online multiplayer or local wireless.

Game on! Nintendo Switch’s new Pastel Pink Joy-Cons

Nintendo’s new Pastel Pink joy-cons

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con™ Pair (Pastel Pink), RRP $119.95

The versatile Joy-Con offer multiple surprising new ways for players to have fun. Two Joy-Con can be used independently in each hand, or together as one game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip. They can also attach to the main console for use in handheld mode, or be shared with friends to enjoy two-player action in supported games.

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