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:
Yooka-Laylee is a 3D adventure platformer by the same team as Banjo-Kazooie, and it shows. If you’re a fan of games like Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot, or of course Banjo Kazooie, then you’ll love Yooka Laylee. There’s a sequel on sale too for $14.99
Lair of The Clockwork God
Fitting for a game with two heroes, this game likes to mix genres. Part point-and-click and part run-and-jump, and even the art style is part paper-craft and part pixel-art. Ben solves puzzles and build gadgets and weapons while Dan does all the running, jumping, and shooting. it’s a pretty fun adventure for $6.
Released in 1986, Dragon Quest is a classic RPG like final-fantasy where you control a party of up to four heroes on a massive adventure across a fantasy land. Released as Dragon Warrior in America, this game defined the JRPG genre for consoles in the 80’s and 90’s. Dragon Quest II and Dragon Quest III are also on sale right now.
At about a dollar each, the Amnesia collection is a great value for a bundle of three horror games; The Dark Descent, A Machine For Pigs, and Justine. There’s no combat here, just run and hide between attempting to solve complicated physics-based puzzles.
Don’t Starve: Switch Edition
You’re a scientist-explorer who has been trapped by a demon and exiled to a supernatural wilderness to survive. Learn about the strange creatures as you forage for food and shelter. The Switch edition of Don’t Starve includes the Reign Of Giants and Shipwrecked expansion.
Embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of this long-forgotten land. Explore mystical temples, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items. Along your adventure, slash your way through daunting adversaries, roam across mysterious and abandoned regions, leap through deadly traps and ultimately master the art of movement.
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!