Amazon Prime Day has come and gone in the blink of an eye and hundreds of deals were found across the site. One of the most notable were several substantial Prime gaming deals, which still has certain offers running today. There were even Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals, which included an array of consoles, accessories, but most importantly — games. Even today, a large majority of titles are discounted across the site, offering some massive savings on both first and third-party titles. So even though Prime Day is in the past and everyone looks forward to Black Friday, there are still discounts to be found if you know where to look, and luckily, we’ve curated a list of all the best Switch games you can pick up for under $50 today. You can’t afford to miss these Nintendo Switch deals.
When many think of classic platformers from the PS2 era, they think of Ratchet & Clank or Jak & Daxter. However, an under hero resided in the form of Spongebob Squarepants, and Battle for Bikini Bottom became a huge deal for many fans of the platforming genre. The classic platformer has been brought back to life in a ground-up remake, featuring all the levels players loved, alongside new areas, multiplayer, and more. The remake is the perfect opportunity to revisit or discover why Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is one of the best platformers in the genre.
Relive the classic series with Lego Jurassic World, which allows players to journey through the original Jurassic Park trilogy and Jurassic World — all in Lego form. Play as the series’ famous characters and even the dinosaurs themselves in the fantastic family adventure. With local co-op functions, Lego Jurassic World is the perfect title to play as a family, between children, or even with your other half on the long winter nights.
Minecraft is a worldwide phenomenon and with its leap to the Nintendo Switch, it’s a perfect reason to jump in or double-dip into one of the most popular games in the world. Retaining the classic Minecraft experience of crafting, building, and exploring the blocky world, the Nintendo Switch version also has its own unique implementations. Specific texture and character packs relating to Nintendo properties such as Mario are available in-game, giving players the perfect reason to pick up the new version.
Taking the license from the terrifying Friday the 13th franchise, the game of the same name infuses multiplayer to create a truly terrifying experience. With one player controlling horror icon Jason and the remainder being the helpless teams, it’s up to the latter to escape whilst Jason tracks them down and eliminates them. With the Ultimate Slasher Edition, you’re not only getting the base game, but all post-launch content and a limited edition poster. For those who aren’t a fan of online play, there is also a single-player mode to get your thrills. Much like the film, the game has turned into a cult-classic and it’s easy to see why.
Toad has never had the limelight in the Mario universe, yet Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker offers players the chance to play as the cute, little hero. Set across multiple short stages, players will have to solve platforming challenges that require rotating the camera and avoiding obstacles to overcome multiple scenarios. The Nintendo Switch version has also incorporated multiplayer, allowing up to two players to tackle the adventure together.
Fans of the popular Netflix show will be happy to know that Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia is currently on sale, despite only releasing within the last few weeks. Players can team-up in co-op or play solo as they battle through side-scrolling stages set in the Trollhunters universe. Armor can be upgraded, visceral combat is laid within, and abilities can be boosted to become a powerful force to be reckoned with. Perfect for both kids and fans of the show.
As we enter the spooky season, Immortal Realm: Vampire Wars will undoubtedly send some chills down your spine. Playing out as an immersive strategy game, the story across 12 expansive missions, where players control armies as one of the multiple vampire lords. Infused into this are elements from battle card games as players can recruit new units, command armies, and use their factions to overthrow opposing armies. Immortal Realm: Vampire Wars is a Halloween treat that will get you through the dark nights.
While garnering incredible reviews on the Wii U, the lack of players on the system meant that Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze failed to find an audience. Luckily, a Nintendo Switch version has breathed a new lease of life into the title and added some new features to make it the definitive edition of the game. As a 2D platformer reminiscent of classic games in the genre, the original experience was undoubtedly challenging and a turn off for many people. With the latest remaster, a new Funky Mode has been added, which enables players to control a new character with new gameplay elements and extra life, to make the game substantially easier. Whether you’re a newcomer or returning veteran, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze offers something for everyone.
Often cited as the best Nintendo Switch game on the market, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a magnum opus for Nintendo. Deviating from the traditional experience, the new entry offers a fully open-world for players to be let loose in, begging for experimentation, exploration, and excitement to be found. Every corner packs a new secret, and the adventure offers varying degrees on how to tackle objectives. Simply put, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a testament to video game design and one of Nintendo’s best titles.
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