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As a collector of physical Switch cartridges, my principles forbid me to buy a digital download for more than $10, so every week I find five great budget Switch games in the Nintendo eShop discounted to $10 or less. (in no particular order.)

This week’s top five:

Donut County $12.99 $3.89
A physics puzzle game where you control a hole in the ground. You start off small, just consuming trash, but as the hole grows so does your appetite for collecting things. Soon your whole town has been devoured by the hole and you have to find a way to make it right.

The Gardens Between $19.99 $4.49
Two best friends revisit their childhood memories on islands themed by each memory. The twist is that you don’t control the characters, but the environment and time itself. Pushing time forwards and backwards helps you complete the complicated puzzles. My only complaint was that the game is too short, only taking about an hour and a half to complete the heartwarming story.

Windjammers $14.99 $5.99
This NEO-GEO game from 1994 is probably the best game you’ve never heard of. Windjammers has stood the test of time, being ported to modern consoles every generation. Part street-fighter, part air-hockey; it’s a fast-paced frisbee game with a combat twist. It’s definitely cooler than it sounds and worth checking out for $5.99.

Ghostrunner $29.99 $4.79 (demo available)
You’re a cyborg ninja assassin. I don’t think I need to say anymore, but I will anyway. Enhanced reflexes let you dodge and deflect bullets as you hack and slash your way to the top of humanity’s last shelter from a post-apocalyptic wasteland to uncover the truth.

Sonic Mania $19.99 $9.99
All-new 2D adventures await for Sonic The Hedgehog in absolutely stunning 60 FPS on the switch. This game has a unique story about being basically an officially licensed fan game. Christian Whitehead developed a small Sonic fan game as a sales pitch and was approached by Sega to make a complete game to be a tribute to the original classic Sonic games.

Honorable Mention:

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest $19.99 $13.99 (demo available)
Haven’t you written about this game before? Yes, yes I have; and I’m going to keep writing about it every time it goes on sale. Seriously, if you haven’t played Ori, you need to. There’s even a free demo for you to play and see for yourself why this game is worth every penny.

For more great deals, check out last week’s list as many of those games might still be on sale! I’ll be back next week with another list of five great budget Switch games in the Nintendo eShop discounted to $10 or less!

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