The Nintendo Switch has been wowing gamers since its release with the hybrid gaming console that will go from handheld device to a stationary system with incredible graphics and motion sensor controls.
Now the question is are the games any good and which ones are suitable for your children. Nintendo Switch is a user family friended console that has lots of great games included top-rated titles like the Nintendo franchise The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario.
If you are playing by yourself or as a family, you will want to check out this list of the best Nintendo Switch games for your children under the age of 18.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo Switch
Join Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere! Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—both of which include Nabbit and Toadette as playable characters!
Two games in one, for double the fun! Simple, straightforward controls, new playable characters optimized for younger and less-experienced players, and a wealth of bonus content—like a Hints gallery and helpful reference videos**—make this a perfect choice for anyone looking to introduce their family to the wonderful world of Mario. All a player needs is one Joy-Con controller, so two people can team up right out of the box! Tackle 164 platforming courses in the two main game modes and enjoy extra replayability with three additional game modes in which you can also play as a Mii character: Challenges, Boost Rush, and Coin Battle!
A variety of playable characters are available, some with unique attributes that affect gameplay and platforming physics.
Younger and less-experienced players will love playing as Toadette, who is brand new to both games, and Nabbit, who was formerly only playable in New Super Luigi U. Both characters offer extra assistance during play.
Three additional modes—Boost Rush, Challenges, and Coin Battle—mix up gameplay and add replayability, while also upping the difficulty for players who want to try something harder. Players can use their Mii characters in these modes!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Isabelle, Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat at new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more!
Having trouble choosing a stage? Then select the Stage Morph option to transform one stage into another while battling—a series first! Plus, new echo fighters Dark Samus, Richter Belmont, and Chrom join the battle. Whether you play locally or online, savor the faster combat, new attacks, and new defensive options, like a perfect shield. Jam out to 900 different music compositions and go 1-on-1 with a friend, hold a 4-player free-for-all, kick it up to 8-player battles and more! Feel free to bust out your GameCube controllers—legendary couch competitions await—or play together anytime, anywhere!
Minecraft – Nintendo Switch
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Build anything you can imagine with unlimited resources in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival, journeying across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds. Will you hide from monsters or craft tools, armor, and weapons to fight back? No need to go alone! Share the adventure with friends in split-screen multiplayer and online!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster!
Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi’s Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1.
Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode.
Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy the sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check-in and find new surprises all year round.
Show off your island utopia to family and friends—or pack your bags and visit theirs. Whether playing online* or with others beside you**, island living is even better when you can share it. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook and Isabelle will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community. Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want.
Lego Jurassic World
LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame to let players experience all four Jurassic films in a humorous LEGO form. • Relive key moments from all four Jurassic films: An adventure 65 million years in the making – now in classic LEGO brick fun! • Wreak havoc as LEGO dinosaurs: Choose from 20 dinosaurs, including the friendly Triceratops, deadly Raptor, vicious Compy, and even the mighty T. rex. • Customize your own dinosaur collection: Collect LEGO amber and experiment with DNA to create completely original dinosaurs. • Populate and explore Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna: Put your unique dinosaur creations into paddocks as you complete special Free Play missions. • Play with friends with easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Luigi’s dream vacation turns into a ghostly-and gooey- nightmare Luigi embarks on a dream vacation with Mario and friends upon receiving an invitation to a luxurious hotel. However, his dream quickly becomes a nightmare when King Boo reveals everything had been a ploy to capture Mario and friends. With the assistance of Professor E. Gadd once again, the reluctant and cowardly hero Luigi traverses up and down treacherous floors of the now-ominous hotel on a quest to save them. Wield the upgraded Poltergust G-00 to slam and blow away the ghosts’ defenses, or summon Gooigi, an all-green doppelganger that can help Luigi overcome obstacles he can’t get past alone. The interchange between Luigi and Gooigi as one player, or grab a friend and control one each. For more frenetic multiplayer action, race the timer to clear various objectives on a series of floors in ScareScraper mode. Scarescraper mode can be played online or locally with up to eight players on four Nintendo Switch systems (additional games required; sold separately).
Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening
Explore a reimagined Koholint Island in one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series. A link has washed ashore on a mysterious island with strange and colorful inhabitants. To escape the island, Link must collect magical instruments across the land and awaken the Wind Fish. Explore a reimagined Koholint Island that’s been faithfully rebuilt in a brand-new art style that will entice fans and newcomers alike. Battle enemies as you conquer numerous dungeons and uncover the hidden secrets of the island. Encounter Super Mario enemies like Goombas, Piranha Plants, and more, and interact with unique locals who help Link on his adventure. As you clear dungeons throughout the main story, earn dungeon rooms (Chambers), then arrange them into custom layouts in the all-new Chamber Dungeon. Place your dungeon entrance, Nightmare room, and everything in-between as you try to fulfill objectives and play through a new dungeon. Tap compatible amiibo figures to earn more Chambers and find additional Chambers throughout the game in updated mini-games, such as the river rapids, trendy game, and fishing.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning Open-Air Adventure. Now on the Nintendo Switch console, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.
A new generation of Pokémon is coming to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer and embark on a new journey in the new Galar region Choose from one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. In this all-new adventure, you’ll encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade Pokémon while exploring new areas and uncovering an all-new story. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew made up of four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.
Super Mario Maker 2
Mario fans of the world, unite! Now you can play, create, and share the side-scrolling Super Mario courses of your dreams in the Super Mario Maker 2 game, available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system! Dive into the single-player Story Mode and play built-in courses to rebuild Princess Peach’s castle. Make your own courses, alone or together. And with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, share your courses, access a near-endless supply made by others, enjoy online multiplayer, and more! A new side-scrolling Mario adventure that unleashes the creative potential of Super Mario Maker 2 awaits in Story Mode, which contains over 100 built-in courses. And in Course Maker, a wide range of parts, tools, and more are available so you can construct your own courses. Want coin-shooting cannons? Bowser riding on a giant Goomba? Cat Mario sliding down slopes to take out an army of baddies? Go for it! You call the shots. Pass a Joy-Con controller to a partner to build cooperatively on a single system! Power-up the fun even further with a Nintendo Switch Online membership, which gives you access to Course World and its wealth of online content and functionality. Track your rankings, share your creations, and leave comments after you’ve played courses. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can also tackle Endless Challenge, save online courses locally for later offline play, enjoy online multiplayer with players both near and far, and customize how you appear to others by dressing your Mii character with fun accessories! Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.
Mario Tennis Aces
Unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family, and the fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Whether you play locally, online, or using simple motion controls, intense rallies await! In story mode, experience a new favor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more.
Complete missions and boss battles in story mode while mastering the controls. Test your hard-earned skills in singles or doubles with up to 4 players in local or online multiplayer, not to mention Tournament Mode, which lets you challenge the CPU. Store up energy and use it to pull off amazing feats: move so fast the world slows down around you or aim in first-person to send the ball crashing down! Your rivals may attempt to block you, but if they fail, their racket will take damage—and break after three hits. Fully charge your energy to launch the ball with enough force to KO your opponent.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team Dx
What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon? You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.
As you recruit Pokémon, these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay, so build rescue team camps to house, manage, and strengthen your Pokémon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team. You’ll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokémon in turn-based battles—but don’t forget about Pokémon strengths, weaknesses and potential rare qualities! This version adds Mega Evolved Pokémon, gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more! Get comfortable in your Pokémon form, there’s a lot of work to do.
Carnival Games brings the party back for the entire family! With both fan-favorite and brand-new mini-games all in one package, Carnival Games offers fun for everyone and can be played alone or with up to three others. Hit home runs, pile the highest stack of cakes, and take your horse to the finish line. 20 total mini-games will have you and your friends stepping right up to win again and again!
Like a real-life county fair, Carnival Games bursts with exciting mini-games that you can play over and over. Classic mini-games such as shooting basketballs (‘Swish’) and taking down unfriendly clowns (‘Clowning Around’) are joined by brand new attractions like flying drone racing (‘Light Speed’) and cosmic bowling (‘Cosmic Strike’). With 20 total games, Carnival Games is a fantastic time for all.
Bring your family and friends in on the fun for a true Carnival Games party. Up to 4 players can participate simultaneously, bumping up the level of excitement and competition in all 20 carnival mini-games.
Play games, win tickets and trade them in for new outfits for your carnival guest characters. Dress them up to match your style or be as wild as you can with wacky headgear, shirts, and bottoms.
Super Mario Odyssey
Explore incredible places far from the Mushroom Kingdom as you join Mario and his ally Cappy on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure. Use amazing abilities like the power to capture and control objects, animals, and enemies to collect Power Moons so you can power up the Odyssey airship and save Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans.
Thanks to heroic, hat-shaped Cappy, Mario’s got moves that’ll make you rethink his traditional run-and-jump gameplay like cap jump, cap throw, and capture. Use captured cohorts such as enemies, objects, and animals to progress through the game and uncover loads of hidden collectibles. And if you feel like playing with a friend, just pass them a Joy-Con controller! Player 1 controls Mario while Player 2 controls Cappy. This sandbox-style 3D Mario adventure the first since 1996’s beloved Super Mario 64 and 2002’s Nintendo GameCube classic Super Mario Sunshine is packed with secrets and surprises, plus exciting kingdoms to explore.
Explore astonishing locales like skyscraper-packed Donk City to your heart’s content, and run into familiar friends and foes as you try to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s dastardly wedding plans.
Find something interesting? Toss your cap at it and see what happens! There are lots of fun and surprising ways to interact with your surroundings.
Be sure to bring any coins you find to a Crazy Cap store, where you can exchange them for decorative souvenirs for the Odyssey and outfits for Mario! Some destinations have very exclusive dress codes, after all.
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Join Mario, Sonic, and friends for their greatest adventure yet at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, exclusively on Nintendo Switch! Go for gold as you compete in action-packed sports games, including 4 brand new events to Tokyo 2020—Skateboarding, Karate, Surfing, and Sport Climbing, as well as a large selection of classic events.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2
It’s about TIME. Join your favorite Super Heroes and Super-Villains from different eras and realities as they go head to head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in the all-new, original adventure, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Play as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Carnage, Green Goblin and dozens of other Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in this cosmic battle across the time-tossed city of Chronopolis. Travel across lands from Ancient Egypt to The Old West, Planet Hulk and New York City in 2099 and transport objects or characters through the centuries. And, with new battle modes, friends and family can play against each other in a series of themed challenges and battle arenas. This title has been rated everyone 10 plus cartoon violence.
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
The alien monster invaders have left Bricksburg in ruins. It is now up to Emmet and a host of heroic characters to go beyond their world and save their friends from the strange inhabitants of the Systar System. Players can journey into outer space, discover new worlds, and test their Master Building skills.
Just Dance 2020
Just Dance 2020 is the ultimate dance game, with 40 hot tracks from chart-topping hits like “bad guy” by Billie Eilish, “Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, and “7 rings” by Ariana Grande, and the new song “Into the Unknown” from Disney’s Frozen 2. Keep the party going for hours with songs for the whole family to enjoy!
LEGO DC Super-Villains
It’s good to be bad Embark on an all DC/LEGO adventure by becoming one of the best villains the universe has seen. Players will create and play as an all super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed story. Set in an open world experience within the DC universe, the Justice League has disappeared, leaving Earth’s protection to their counterparts, who have proclaimed themselves as the ‘Justice Syndicate’. It’s up to you and a crazy group of misfits to uncover the intentions of Earth’s new, strange, wannabe superheroes. Joined by renowned DC Super-Villains: The Joker, Harley Quinn, and countless others from the Injustice League, players will set out on an epic adventure.
Paw Patrol On A Roll
Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licenses globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including such favorites as Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion and Ben 10 with Cartoon Network, Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Onboard with Sony Pictures and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBCUniversal.
No job is too big, no pup is too small! The Paw Patrol is ready to save the day in Adventure Bay on 16 exciting rescue missions, but they can only do it with your help! help each pup use their unique abilities to rescue friends and keep their community safe. Jump into eight awesome Adventure Bay locations, including farmer yumi’s farm, jake’s mountain, a desert canyon, under the waves, and more! get ready for fun puzzle-platforming action that is perfect for kids of all ages with all the pups of the paw Patrol!. This title has been rated, Everyone.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Whether it’s at home, on the road, or wherever else you play, make your mark on history with Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on Nintendo Switch. Explore the world, advance your culture, wage war, and make peace as you compete against history’s most renowned leaders to build an empire that will stand the test of time.
And now on Nintendo Switch, the quest to victory in Civilization VI can take place wherever, whenever.
Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch includes the latest game updates and improvements and four pieces of additional content which adds four new civilizations, leaders, and scenarios.
Rocket League Ultimate Edition
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Dragons: Dawn of New Riders - Nintendo Switch
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- A New Adventure: Recover Scribbler's lost memories as you forge a friendship with Patch, his ultimate hybrid dragon
- Battle: Unlock powerful abilities and take on fearsome foes
- Explore: Fly to new and familiar locations, including Havenholme, Valka's Mountain, and Blood Briar Island
- Solve Puzzles: Swap between Scribbler and his dragon, Patch, to conquer obstacles
Lego Jurassic World - Nintendo Switch
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- Wreak havoc as LEGO dinosaurs: choose from 20 dinosaurs, including the friendly triceratops, deadly Raptor, and even the mighty to Rex
- Customize your own dinosaur collection: collect LEGO amber and experiment with DNA to create completely original dinosaurs
- Explore isle nobler and isle saran: put your unique dinosaur creations in to paddocks as you complete Free play missions
LEGO Harry Potter: Collection - Nintendo Switch
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- Two top selling video games remastered in 1 package
- Spell Pack DLC included on disc featuring 5 spells cantos, densaugeo, ducklifors, malodors and tentaclifors
- Take an interactive journey through a myriad of iconic locations from the beloved films with signature LEGO humor and charm
LEGO Worlds - Nintendo Switch
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- Experience a galaxy of Worlds made entirely from LEGO bricks
- LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models
- Create anything you can imagine one brick at a time, or use large scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot your world with tropical islands
- Explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas and unlock treasures that enhance your game play
- Watch your creations come to life through characters and creatures that interact with you and each other in unexpected ways
LEGO Disney Pixar's The Incredibles - Nintendo Switch
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- Players must work together and combine the Parr family's iconic abilities and unique powers to build massive LEGO structures
- Players can complete action packed side missions and defeat iconic Super villains that control the city districts in an open hub world that provides an exciting free play experience
- Players can modify their character's appearance and abilities using a customize themed to Edna E mode
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Nintendo Switch Standard Edition
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- Winner of over 50 E3 awards and nominations
- Mario and Rabbids universes collide in this new adventure, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system
- Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi join forces with four Rabbis heroes with their own unique personalities
- Easy to play, difficult to master Solo and co-op turn based combat is a fresh game play experience
- Battle with an arsenal of weapons through four new worlds filled with enemies, puzzles, and humorous fun the title rated Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief, Mild Language
Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening - Nintendo Switch
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- As Link, explore a reimagined Koholint Island and collect instruments to awaken the Wind Fish to find a way home
- Explore numerous dungeons, riddled with tricks, traps, and enemies, including some from the Super Mario series
- Meet and interact with unique locals to get help on your adventure
- Listen to a reawakened soundtrack that helps bring life to Koholint Island
- Earn Chambers (Dungeon Rooms) and arrange them to complete objectives in the all new Chamber Dungeon
Minecraft - Nintendo Switch
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- Discover tons of community creations and share the adventure with friends across different platforms
- Mojang 2009 to 2018; "Minecraft" is a trademark of Mojang Synergies AB.;Number of Players: up to 8 players; Genre: Action, Adventure, Strategy, Simulation
- Online multiplayer requires a subscription to online service (sold separately) and a network connection
- Online multiplayer will be free until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in 2018. Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Content Description: Fantasy violence
- MSRP $29.99
Little Friends: Dogs & Cats - Nintendo Switch
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- Play with up to 3 pets at once and own up to 12.
- Get to know their personalities and feed them their favorite food.
- Play with your pet using their favorite new toy or take them out for walks and compete in the flying disc tournament.
Animal Crossings New Horizons - Nintendo Switch [Digital Code]
- Build your community from scratch on a deserted island brimming with possibility; Create your personal getaway and customize your character, home, decorations, and even the landscape itself
- Collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools! Then, use what you create to give your island a personal touch
- Watch as the time of day and seasons match real life—even your hemisphere! Each day holds potential for surprises and discoveries
- Get to know the island residents, garden, fish, decorate, hunt for fossils, and more!
- Show off your paradise – play on the same system with a total of 4 people, or play together online or over local wireless for fun with up to 8 players
Monster Jam Steel Titans - Nintendo Switch
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- Drive a monster! Compete with 25 of the most popular trucks including Grave Digger and Max-D!
- Total destruction including breaking body panels, deforming junker cars as well as demolishing the environment!
- Perform your favorite stunts! Bicycles, Stoppies, Moonwalks, Walk its, Cyclones, Pogos, power outs and Back-Flips!
- Hear the roar of huge crowds inside 12 stadiums packed with fans on your road to the Monster Jam world Finals!
- Explore and smash through the environment in a massive Outdoor world!
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - Nintendo Switch
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- Enjoy 51 tabletop games and more from all over the world from the convenience of your Nintendo Switch system
- Play your favorite games or explore and learn new ones
- Play alone or with friends locally* and online** up to four players