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10 Games That Are ONLY Meant To Be Played On The Nintendo Switch And Nowhere Else

Published 07/17/2023, 2:45 PM EDT

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The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly well-performing handheld console with over 125 million units sold. Despite eight years into release, the Switch still boasts a dedicated fan base. Much like Sony’s PlayStation, the Switch also has a number of exclusive titles that provide a unique experience to fans. From Super Smash Bros. to Pikmin 4, the Switch has an impressive arsenal of titles that you should definitely play if you’re a true connoisseur.

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That being said, here are ten games that you can play only exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight


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A pixel art-styled game, it is set 400 years before the events of Momodora I. Play as Kaho the Priestess and travel to Karst to save her village from an invasive curse. The controls are pretty satisfying, but sometimes make the game feel almost like a title from the Dark Souls franchise.

The difficulty of Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight also made developers, Bombservice, implement difficulty options for players who just want to have a good time.


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The Stretchers

A great cooperative title on the Switch that you can experience with family and friends. The Stretchers is a casual indie game developed by Tarsier Studios, that feels almost like the classic old arcade games.

With simplistic yet exciting gameplay mechanics and humorous storytelling, The Stretchers can take you back to those nostalgic moments from childhood. The game is easy to play, with a not-so-steep learning curve, and is best enjoyed playing with a friend.

Blaster Master Zero

A remake of the 8-bit original title, Blaster Master Zero 2D, this is a platform action game. On the NES platform, the original Blaster Master was incredibly popular during the 80s and 90s. So, the developer’s decision to reboot the title came as no surprise to fans.

The newly updated game by Inti Creates also features fun gameplay on the Nintendo Switch. Blaster Master Zero still holds up pretty well and can be a great introduction to 2D titles for new players.

The Touryst

With the plot of a tourist arriving at the Monument Islands, The Touryst is a captivating title on the Switch. In the game, you can choose the activities that you want to perform. The game is dominated by puzzle-solving activities that put focus on relaxation. A rather quirky sense of humor adds to the game’s charm and minimalistic aesthetic making the game easy and addictive to play.

Mechstermination Force

An exciting boss rush shooting game, Mechstermination Force is bound to make you sweat as you try to level up. It’s a platform-based run-and-gun game that has seen an inflow of fans thanks to multiple newer titles paying tribute to the classic.

However, Mechstermination Force is a more casual-style game compared to many of its successors with pretty simplistic mechanics.

Yoku’s Island Express

Developed by Swedish studio Villa Gorilla, Yoku’s Island Express will be definitely a unique addition to anyone’s game library. A genre-bending title, this game manages to mitigate a considerable disadvantage with some serious coolness.

Since the devs didn’t have an animator when developing the title, they went ahead with a gameplay that didn’t require much intensive animation technology to begin with. Play as Yoku, the dung beetle who can turn into a ball when required. The creativity and basic movement options make Yoku’s Island a sort of prototype of Metroidvania.


A turn-based tactical strategy title, this is perfect for fans of Fire Emblem or Advance Wars. Solid mechanics, captivating visuals, impressive characters, and a great story, everything about Wargroove is great. With hours’ worth of gameplay, you can’t get bored with playing Wargroove for too long.

Night In The Woods

Filled with anthropomorphic characters the game comes off as pretty cheerful at first. However, things don’t take too long before taking a dark turn. This Infinite Wall title poses some serious philosophical dilemmas to the players that question societal norms in an adventure game wrapping. The game can be a wild ride for those who decide to jump in. Night in The Woods is definitely a must-have for those who enjoy an immersive storyline in their games.

Cadence Of Hyrule

Another title set in the Legend of Zelda world. Hold on to rhythm as you traverse Hyrule in this title developed by Brace Yourself Games. In essence, Cadence of Hyrule is a crossover between the Zelda universe and the developer’s critically acclaimed Crypt of the NecroDancer titles.

A rhythm-based gameplay is the main feature of this title where new challenges await players in a beloved Zelda setting. A free demo is also available for players who want to try out the game before deciding to spend money to buy the entire game.


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Ori and The Blind Forest

Released to the Nintendo Switch in 2019, Ori and The Blind Forest clearly shows how much care the developers put into the game. The Moonlight Studios title efficiently mixes jaw-dropping visuals with smooth gameplay mechanics. An emotional narrative only adds to the concoction with characters that players will feel deeply for. Ori and The Blind Forest is easily among the best games to be ever made on any platform.


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