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Top 10 Switch Games Of Q4, 2019

The Nintendo Switch is a phenomenal success and with it will come the eventual shift from just home game center to home/portable game center. It’s an amazing move by Nintendo but then again we shouldn’t be surprised. Nintendo are the innovators after all.

So with that in mind we come to this. What are the ten highest rated Nintendo Switch games on as of November 2019? In almost not shock to no one, Nintendo’s IP usual dominates in terms of ratings and sales and this time is no exception. So with that in mind, these are the ‘Top 10 Switch Games Of Q4, 2019’.

P.S. I’m including Luigi’s Mansion 3 in here.. because you can’t stop me.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

In a shock to no one, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild makes it onto the list. If you haven’t played it, which I highly recommend, it’s a crazy mix of all Legend of Zeldas and tossed it into a fully open world, no hand holding environment. It’s incredible and with a sequel announced that has set off a wave of game theories, you might want to know what you’ll be in for.

Astral Chain

The first time I watched the trailer on my Nintendo Switch I was actually intrigued. It’s rare that I watch an action packed trailer and feel like it might actually be a decent game. Astral Chain somehow made me think ‘wow, this might actually be worth buying’.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

A port of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was one of the first games that came out with the Switch. As far as ports go, Deluxe truly did shine because it was immediately picked up and from there came to continue to top the list over and over, again and again. It’s the most fun Mario Kart I’ve played so far and if you’re like me then go online and crush the competition with Rosalina.

Super Mario Maker 2

The amount of hype that went into Super Mario Maker was only surpassed once Super Mario Maker 2 was announced. I personally think Nintendo could have continued on and released DLCs (mostly free) but they didn’t and well, Super Mario Maker 2 surprised me by how ‘less clunky’ it is. I’m still salty that they haven’t put costumes in the game yet.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age — Definitive Edition

If you’re into jRPGs then the port of Dragon Quest XI will tickle your fancy. In fact if your like me and began your journey playing the overhead 2D jRPGs (Final Fantasy) then know that there is an option to have the 3D entire game become 2D. It’s crazy but really draws out the nostalgia.

If you’re on the fence thinking ‘maybe I’ll wait for Dragon Quest XII’ then at least download the demo from the eShop. Even if you don’t buy the full game you’ll still get to see if the game is still worth passing by.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Peachette, Peachette, Peachette.. Bowsette! Oh my god, the internet went wild with the Super Crown. I mean, how the heck does Bowser turn into a woman!? And a busty Peach at that!? The idea didn’t make me cringe, but it did make me frown because of the sheer lunacy and Bowsette tributes that came out. Still, I laughed, I won’t deny it. Some people like MatPat made some good jokes about it.

But that’s all besides the point. The game is what you would expect from a Mario platformer. You’ve got your jumps, your bounces, your Bowser battles, your Peach needs rescuing. Traditional stuff that doesn’t add anything new to the franchise. So if you just want to play a new Mario game then give New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe a go, I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.


I can’t believe Minecraft is still surviving and not just surviving, but thriving! Call me the ‘skeptic’ but I’m not skeptical anymore. I think Minecraft is here to stay, much like Everquest, World of Warcraft and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past somehow stayed relevant.

I don’t think you should pass up Minecraft. The amount of creative geniuses that continue to push the boundaries of the in-game contraptions continues to climb. Some, more that others push recycled ideas but people like Grian constantly surprise you by creating what you normally wouldn’t have known could be done.

Besides, if you don’t want Minecraft for the Switch it’s available on pretty much any platform you want.

Yoshi’s Crafted World

Cute, cute and more cute! Yoshi’s Crafted World is what Yoshi’s Wooly World evolved into and you know what? It evolved amazingly. You still have the wooliness but now you run through something akin to a kindergarteners arts and craft display. It’s fun and with the addition of local multiplayer, (Yes that means you can game with a friend, or kid) it gives good times and fond memories.

Super Mario Odyssey

You now how Breath of the Wild gave you free rein to freely quest through Hyrule, well Odyssey is like that, your given literal planets and to explore. It’s wild how Nintendo has seemingly been incorporating open world exploration into their beloved IPs.

By now, you would have tried Super Mario Odyssey and if not, you should. I wouldn’t get it for the multiplayer aspect since one person will control Mario and the other Cappy, a cap. It’s in my opinion, not fun. Personally, I think including Luigi as the second player would’ve been a better idea.

That said, I wouldn’t say pass it up. The amount of new things you’ll find, like a giant Dark Soul styled Dragon trying to bite your head off is crazy and very memorable.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Too bad, too sad, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is going in the list. I am super biased when it comes to Luigi and proud of it.

If you’ve played Luigi’s Mansion for the Gamecube you know what to expect. It’s pretty much the same idea. What’s different is that what has changed is it’s become somewhat like Odyssey. What I mean by that is that each floor in the haunted hotel is like it’s own world and going through them introduces new and wildly different environments to explore.

I want you to do one thing, buy Luigi’s Mansion 3. Luigi is the GOAT and you know it. After all, Luigi wins ‘by doing absolute nothing’.

So everyone that was the best Nintendo Switch games of Q4, 2019. As usual the links to VIEW, not purchase the games are affilitate links to the product page. So at the very least, checking out the price tag and deciding from there if it’s worth getting is up to you, after all, it’s almost christmas time and I personally think every child loves Nintendo characters and games.

The shortlist below is just the same links as above leading to the product page on amazon, just in text.



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Ryan Velasco

Ryan Velasco

I love gaming especially old-school jRPGs, I love them to this day. Now I’ve come to love automating everything and placing things into databases. Super fun.