The AppTime edition is again in a hurry to tell you about the top games of the outgoing year; this time, it’s time for the quirky Nintendo Switch, which isn’t as popular as the PlayStation or Xbox. Nevertheless, once Nintendo was almost a monopolist in the video game market, characters familiar from childhood continue to appear in remasters and new parts. You can get acquainted with the previous selection at the link. Vote for these and more nominees on the dedicated AppTime Awards 2020 page. As always, we welcome your comments with your personal list of the best games on Nintendo Switch.
This roguelike just burst into the gaming industry out of nowhere and managed to take a fairly strong position among lovers of solid roguelikes. The reason is that Hades was developed by Supergiant, which is known for projects such as Bastion and Transistor. According to the plot, we must escape from the ancient kingdom of the dead; in this, we will be helped by the Gods of Olympus, including Athena and Zeus himself. They grant various techniques from which hundreds of cool combinations are collected. Many major publications have given Hades the honorary title of Game of the Year 2020.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The Animal Crossing series returns to Nintendo Switch handheld screens, allowing players to build their little Paradise on a desert island. We will fish and butterflies, build a camp, and interact with local animals who have their own daily routine. This series is loved for helping to relax and enjoy every second, plus, like multiplayer games, there are seasons and time-limited holidays.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
If you, like me, are a fan of Mario but are not ready to shell out for a console Nintendo 64 and Gamecube, Nintendo has a solution – a collection of three big plumbing games. This includes Super Mario 64, considered by many to be a groundbreaking 3D open-world exploration and character control experience; after it comes Super Mario Sunshine, where so many different mechanics are included, individuals with imagination and free time are unlikely to pass it soon. And finally, you can enjoy the latest part of the Super Mario Galaxy.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
This is an improved version of the popular 2010 jRPG. We explore the world and fight huge mechs step by step. The sword of Monado will help us in this, which allows the protagonist to look into the future and resist a huge army of mechanical creatures. The Switch version has improved graphics and gameplay. The combat interface and menus are now easier to read. Some tracks have been re-recorded.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
If you’ve been waiting for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, then get ready to go 100 years before this game’s events. The ancient Evil is again trying to conquer Hyrule for itself, so you must rely not only on your own strength but also on your comrades’ help. Link and Zelda are available as playable characters, plus Impa and the four Warriors of Hyrule. If you have savegames from Breath of the Wild on your Switch, you will get the “Training Sword,” which does not look so legendary.
- Paper Mario: the origami king – Paper Mario embarks on a humorous adventure where he will fight with crayons and save Princess Peach (she was turned into origami)
- Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise – a perfect find for video game and fitness lovers
- Super Mario Bros. 35 – battle royale with levels from the first Mario on the NES; compete with other players during the passage