A round-up of the best Nintendo Switch games
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
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: The Videogame, $69
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.
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: Breath of the Wild, $68.95 on sale
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, $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 2023 Edition (code in box), $39 on sale
Now with online multiplayer, personalisation, 3D immersive worlds, and new songs and modes year-round, you can experience a never-ending dance party with Just Dance 2023.
Spend more time dancing and less time searching thanks to a new, more modern, and intuitive user interface.
Unlock custom-made sessions and songs tailored to your preferences and playing habits. Plus, Just Dance will keep track of your progress and scores, so you can show off your dancing skills!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, $64 on sale
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.
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.