2020 was a stellar year on the indie game front for Nintendo Switch, with favorites like Hades, Streets of Rage 4 and Among Us emerging on the platform. But those are just a fraction of the games that are available for purchase and play; and there’s a good chance that some absolutely excellent titles might have passed you by.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Right before the year closes out, we’ve got five prime picks of must-have Nintendo Switch indie titles that you can still get some time with before 2021 makes its bow. And what’s more, you can find a few of them on sale and save your wallet the burden for other things – like, um, other Nintendo Switch games. Yeah.
Take these picks to heart and we assure you’ll have a great time!
One Finger Death Punch 2
What looks like a generic beat-em-up with a bunch of stick figures is anything but. One Finger Death Punch 2 makes its impact in a different department, as you have to time your attacks on a non-stop horde of super soldiers that come from both the left and right sides of the screen.
You’ll be able to use weapons, build up combos and even unleash ridiculous super attacks as your kill count raises into the hundreds. But be careful – with each new wave of enemies you come across, a new challenge awaits. You can pick up this game here and get into the fighting action right now. And why wouldn’t you?!
Fight n’ Rage
Initially released for Steam a few months prior, Fight ‘n Rage is all about the old-school goodness. You’ll choose from one of three different warriors, and then take to the streets, using combos and other smack-around tactics to leave them lying in the pavement. Tough bosses show up to the proceedings, but with the help of your friends, you should be able to put ‘em down. With fun retro-style visuals, amazing level design and a terrific soundtrack, Fight ‘n Rage is a game that deserves to be celebrated. Now go and pound the living crap out of somethin’. Get to downloading the game right here.
Miss the old days of action/role-playing games on the Super Nintendo? Hey, so do we. But this fun adventure from Radical Fish Games magically recreates those days, right down to the old-school sprites and insanely cool combat system. You’ll venture through hours of gameplay with a story that lasts between 30 to 80 hours, which more than warrants the affordable price tag. What’s more, you’ll find tons of tactics to master, along with hidden secrets and a selection of memorable characters. Hop in this world, as you won’t be sorry. Check out the game here!
Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2
That’s right, the Inti Creates 8-bit Castlevania style adventure recently got a sequel, and some of you may have missed it. But don’t worry – there’s still time to purchase the game and take in all the sights and sounds that the developer can deliver alongside Castlevania producer Koji “Iga” Igarashi! In Curse of the Moon 2, you’ll work with Zangetsu, alongside a group of new helpers to lend him a hand, as he eradicates demons and uses tactics to survive through the final boss battle. Grab a friend and take on the game in local two-player co-op, and see what you can do as a tag team. Download the game here and don’t miss out on any of the action!
What The Golf?
Anyone can enjoy a typical golf game. But what about a golf game that goes deeply off the rails and throws rules out the window? That’s what Triband offers with the insanely whimsical What the Golf?, a game that’s all about hitting objects around a golf course, and not just the routine balls. It’s all about completing each task that’s handed to you, no matter how you feel like doing it. And what’s more, you can get a friend involved in two-player multiplayer and see who the better what-the-golfer on the course truly is. Don’t expect anything normal and you’ll fit right in with this game’s hilarious vibe. Check it out here and get ready to scratch your noggin!
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