What do Nintendo Switch Games and portable chargers have in common? Many avid gamers can’t have one without the other. In other words, you’re going to need a good charger on the go with all the entertaining games Nintendo’s come out with lately.
Nintendo Switch already has some thrilling games out this year.After a few disappointing years (sorry, WiiU fans), Nintendo has finally corrected course with the incredibly fun Nintendo Switch. The Switch combines the best of console and mobile gaming by seamlessly converting between the two. We’ve put together a short list of the top Nintendo Switch games that have gamers reaching for extra Joy-Cons and portable chargers to keep the fun going.
Nintendo Switch Games for Long-Time Nintendo Gamers
Nintendo’s games feature some of the most beloved characters in video game history, and the games for the Nintendo Switch deliver iconic characters in new and exciting ways.
Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
The granddaddy of Nintendo characters is back for a 3-D, open world adventure where you’re (still) trying to save Princess Peach from the evil Bowser. This time, Super Mario’s equipped with a sassy and incredibly useful hat named Cappy. While departing from the classic 2-D side scrolling shenanigans of old, the game still lets you jump on platforms and smash Goombas with abandon.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Everyone’s favorite brawny, barrell-tossing ape returns in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. You and a friend can team up to battle arctic invaders by bouncing and smashing your way through them. The Nintendo Switch version adds a “Funky Kong” version, which is a great way for younger gamers to enjoy this platformer with less frustration.
Nintendo Switch Games for Gamers Who Love a Good Story
A good narrative goes a long way; people still use the Nintendo 64’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as the benchmark for video game storytelling greatness. The Switch continues that tradition.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild brings new heights to open-world gaming. As Link, gamers fight, ride, and cook their way across the land of Hyrule while trying to regain lost memories.
Zelda diehards and newcomers will get immense joy exploring the visually stunning landscape of this immersive story. You’ll add “charge portable charger” to your nightly to-do list just so you can play it all day, no matter where you are.
Behind the retro graphics and challenging gameplay, the side scrolling, platform adventure game Cave Story+ offers up a surprisingly well-done story. You play Quote, a robot with amnesia protecting the rabbit-looking Mimigas from an evil doctor. The choices you make while blasting your way from screen to screen will have dramatic effects on how the game unfolds.
Nintendo Switch Games for Parties
These are the games you’ll want with you when you head out on a Friday night.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Nintendo’s classic racing game brings new characters, new courses, and more mayhem to the series with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Nintendo Switch version is the best looking of them all, giving you a clear picture as you shell up to 12 of your friends. Don’t expect to remain friends at the end of a marathon session, though.
Jackbox Party Pack 1 & 2
The Jackbox Party Packs are the perfect party game because players only need their cell phones to play. After everyone joins on their phones, you can queue up trivia games, drawing games, and games where you lie to win. Jackbox games are irreverent and racy— definitely for a teen-and-above audience—but they’ll make you look like a genius as everyone laughs throughout the night.
The Right Portable Charger Makes a Huge Difference
The Nintendo Switch makes a great companion for your road trips, but with some tests showing only 2.5 hours of battery life when unplugged, you’ll want the right portable charger to keep the game going.
If you’re a light gamer, you can get by with a smaller capacity charger, but true gamers who want to keep multiple systems running for hours will want a power supply that can charge up the Nintendo Switch 10x or more.