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Switch Arcade Video Games

Arcade games. Titles from this category require particularly good manual skills. Main purpose of the gameplay is to reach a specific point or defeat enemies while controlling a character or a vehicle. Arcade games usually don’t have any story or have it in a very simple form. This category contains e.g. popular platformers. more

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)

Arcade 29 June 2018

A bundle of first three Crash Bandicoot games, remastered by Vicarious Visions studio. Aside from modern visuals, all games feature rebuilt levels, as well as a new save system, which lets us use every control point along with quick save option. What’s more, they've received an unified menu and a Time Trial mode. Like in originals, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy lets us take control of the titular bandicoot, who must stop the evil Dr Cortex from taking over the world. As the game is a classic three-dimensional platformer, gameplay focuses on completing linear levels, avoiding traps, and fighting enemies, which can be dealt with using a few attacks, like spinning or jumping on enemy’s head. We also collect Wumpa fruits that can earn us another life, as well as find secrets and collect Aku Aku masks that help us in our journey.

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

Arcade 27 October 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platform game developed for Nintendo Switch and another installment of the Mario video game franchise. In Super Mario Odyssey, the titular plumber has to saved his beloved Princess Peach, who this time faces a forced marriage with the game's main antagonist, Bowser. The game takes place not only in the typical for the series fairy-tale land, but also in the alternative version of the real world. In terms of mechanics, Super Mario Odyssey is a natural evolution of the series. We get a 3D platformer where we explore various locations using Mario's acrobatic abilities, gather items, avoid traps, and fight with the encountered enemies and bosses. Super Mario Odyssey comes with some new elements, like bigger locations or a more sandbox-like nature of the game that gives us more freedom of exploration. Mario's hat also has some interesting properties and gives us access to many unique abilities.

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (Switch)
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (Switch)

Arcade 26 February 2019

Platform action game based on the license of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which is also a continuation of The LEGO Movie Videogame. To save friends and rebuild the city of Bricksburg, the heroes have to embark on a cosmic journey to the Systar system. Standard production allows you to play alone or to cooperate with another player.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Switch)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Switch)

Arcade 14 November 2017

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a sequel to the 2013 platform/action game LEGO Marvel Super Heroes developed by Traveller's Tales. This time we will have to face Kang the Conqueror who travels in time and causes turmoil in various eras across the history. Once again we will be able to play as several dozen Marvel characters, including Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Gameplay focuses on exploration (we will visit Wild West, ancient Egypt, 2099 New York, and other times and places as we play), combat, and solving simple puzzles and riddles. The game offers a single player campaign and a multiplayer mode (co-op and PvP arena battles) for up to four players.

Junk Planet (Switch)
Junk Planet (Switch)

Arcade 21 March 2019

A sandbox platformer in which we find ourselves on the title littered planet, and our task is to bring it to order. While playing at Junk Planet, we not only clean up the rubbish, but also plant, bring animals back to life, create various objects, construct buildings and fight enemies.

Unravel Two (Switch)
Unravel Two (Switch)

Arcade 22 March 2019

Unravel Two is a 2.5D platform game. Playing as a yarn toy, you need to be both skillful to succeed and clever to complete many logic puzzles in your path.

Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch)
Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch)

Arcade Friday, 29 March 2019

A three-dimensional platformer designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console. The players take control of Yoshi – a cute dinosaur-like creature known from the Mario franchise. This time he is taken to a miniature world filled with challenges requiring both skill and logic, and offering many gold coins to collect. Yoshi is a classic platformer with side view, with our hero running, jumping and throwing eggs at enemies or environmental objects. Interestingly, the camera can be changed at any moment to look at the level from another perspective. This can be used to discover new paths and many surprises, and each level can be completed in two ways. The game can be completed in cooperation in split-screen mode for two players. Visually, Yoshi uses box-like miniature dioramas, resembling the Paper Mario series.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch)

Arcade 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a remake of a classic action adventure game from 1993. The project reproduces the content of the original, with improvements limited to control and audio-visual setting. Player explores the world, solves puzzles and fights enemies.

Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 (Switch)
Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 (Switch)

Arcade 20 March 2019

A spin-off of the series of fighting games developed by Team Ninja. Only female characters from the main series appear in this game. The mechanics of Dead or Alive: Xtreme 3 are completely different than the ones in the fighting games – it is a compilation of several arcade minigames. Each of these minigames has completely different principles. The player can participate in beach volleyball duels that – despite being based on real rules – are purely action based. Rock climbing requires the player to press (in correct order) the buttons appearing on the screen. Among other available modes there are card game and beach running. As the player proceeds through the game, they unlock new content like costumes for the female characters. In addition to that, the girls can participate in various other activities like dating and taking pictures in Photo Paradise mode.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)

Arcade 11 January 2019

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is a re-edition of the platform game available so far on the Wii U console. The Switch version contains additional content in the form of DLC New Super Luigi U and two additional heroes.

Rocket League (Switch)
Rocket League (Switch)

Arcade 14 November 2017

A futuristic sports game created by Psyonix Studios. This is a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars released in 2008 on PS3. The game features an extraordinary version of soccer, in which players drive uniquely customized rocket-powered cars, trying to get the ball into the opponent’s goal. Cars possess an array of special powers, which can be modified as you progress with over a hundred different gadgets. Matches are played on special cage-shaped arenas with power-ups scattered across them. The game lets you play through a full league season against AI, the pinnacle however, is the multiplayer, both online and local. As compared with the previous game, this one has noticeably better graphics and improved physics engine.

Hello Neighbor (Switch)
Hello Neighbor (Switch)

Arcade 27 July 2018

An unusual first-person stealth game by Dynamix Pixels. In Hello Neighbor, we assume the role of an owner of a suburban house who suspects that his neighbor hides a terrible secret. To confirm his suspicions, he decides to sneak into his home, which won’t be easy since the man is incredibly alert and will stop at nothing to protect his privacy. The goal is to infiltrate the neighbor’s house undetected. Decoys and other distractions are helpful in turning the attention away from us. The primary element of gameplay is the advanced artificial intelligence that lets the neighbor remember the player’s actions and thus foresee his future ones. The paths that we take most frequently are quickly armed with numerous traps and alarms so the game requires creativity and flexibility to be won.

Cuphead (Switch)
Cuphead (Switch)

Arcade 18 April 2019

A two-dimensional action game with designs resembling old cartoon movies, which is a debut production of StudioMDHR, an independent developer. In Cuphead, we assume the role of a gambling addict that loses his soul to the devil during one of his sessions. To retrieve it, he needs to work off its equivalent. When it comes to mechanics, the game is a 2D fighting game with a degree of platforming elements – we participate in continuous 1v1 fights, taking place on special 2D arenas. During combat we can make use of a wide range of weaponry, as well as several outfits bestowing us with special powers. Each of the enemies has his own fighting style, which needs to be countered in order for us to win. In opposition to the genre classics, our enemies are controlled by dynamic AI, making the game tough to beat and less predictable in case of replays.

Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Remastered (Switch)
Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Remastered (Switch)

Arcade 29 November 2018

An improved version of the three-dimensional platform game from 2005. It is based on the popular comics about Asterix and Obelix. The game features many action sequences and a large dose of great, abstract humor.

Pikuniku (Switch)
Pikuniku (Switch)

Arcade 24 January 2019

Pikuniku is a humorous and charming 2D game mixing arcade and puzzle genres, created by independent studio Sectordub, formed by developers like Arnaud de Brock (Reigns), Remi Forcadell (Giraffes Volleyball Championship 2016), Alan Zucconi (ORBITALIS) and Calum Bowen (Lovely Planet). Gameplay revolves around traversing locations while solving simple puzzles and interacting with interesting characters. All of this is set in an absurd style, which uses simple visuals with clear colors and equally simple sounds. We can play both alone and with a friend through a local multiplayer mode.

Gris (Switch)
Gris (Switch)

Arcade 13 December 2018

Gris is an artistic 2D platformer. We are guided by the actions of the title girl trying to deal with the painful past. We travel through a beautiful, surreal world, solving puzzles and overcoming simple platform sequences. The game is the work of Nomad's debuting studio.

Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch)
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch)

Arcade 18 May 2018

A platformer game by Tarsier Studios. The player assumes the role of Six, a heroine who was kidnapped by monsters and locked in an underwater complex called The Maw. Her task is to escape this terrifying place which is difficult because of dangers, inspired by childhood nightmares, that lurk behind every corner. In Little Nightmares, the action is presented from a side view and the core of the gameplay is searching the atmospheric locations, hopping from platform to platform, and solving environmental puzzles. Given that the protagonist is equipped only with a lighter, we have to avoid direct confrontation with nightmarish opponents and try to sneak past them unnoticed. The title boasts high-quality three-dimensional graphics and is distinguished from among other platformer games by its dark style and toned-down colors.

Sonic Forces (Switch)
Sonic Forces (Switch)

Arcade 07 November 2017

Another installment in the popular platform game series by SEGA. The game was developed by Sonic Team, the creators of Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors. Once again, you play as the eponymous super-fast hedgehog, and your task is to lead the resistance and face the evil Doctor Eggman and his army of giant robots. Sonic Forces utilizes the third person perspective. Like in the previous games of the franchise, you traverse the maps full of obstacles and enemies, and collect golden rings. The biggest attraction of the game is undoubtedly the most characteristic feature of the brand - the speed. The protagonist moves so fast that sometimes you may not be able to discern what is happening on screen. The game also features an option to summon alternative versions of Sonic and to control several of them at once — it is the only way to deal with challenges, which are too much for just one Sonic.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (Switch)
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (Switch)

Arcade 2019

The third installment in a bestselling franchise of fantasy platform games from Frozenbyte Studios. You get to follow the new adventures of the heroes known from the previous games. They are: Amadeus the Mage, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief, who, fed up with their lives as heroes, try to return their extraordinary abilities to the titular artifact called the Trine. However, something goes wrong and their powers get mixed up in the process, leading to a series of unfortunate events. The three friends sets off to yet another journey, with the aim of fixing the harm done. Just like in the previous games, gameplay is based on using the characters’ unique abilities to overcome various obstacles and traps, fight enemies, and solve logic puzzles. In contrast to other Trine games, the third one features full 3D graphics, resulting in some changes to the gameplay mechanics.

Trials Rising (Switch)
Trials Rising (Switch)

Arcade 26 February 2019

Trials Rising is an arcade game developed for PCs, in which as a motorcyclist we have to break through crazy routes, full of traps, obstacles and other dangers. Achieving this requires clever planning of travel methods and perfect reflex when performing acrobatic acrobatics to make these plans come true.

Dungeons & Aliens (Switch)
Dungeons & Aliens (Switch)

Arcade 15 March 2019

Created by Polish studio Kool2Play tower defense game in which three dwarf magicians repels the invasion of cosmic invaders. The title offers a total of 60 levels of increasing difficulty, as well as colourful two-dimensional graphics.

Rime (Switch)
Rime (Switch)

Arcade 14 November 2017

A third-person view adventure game developed by Tequila Works studio from Spain, which successfully debuted in 2012 with a post-apocalyptic platformer Deadlight. You assume the role of a boy who is trying to escape a mysterious island that conceals a sinister past. During the course of the game you will solve numerous puzzles, using a magical artifact that allows you to manipulate the environment and time. The title, despite being an action game also includes many platformer elements. The hero travels through an open world, climbs craggy cliffs, and jumps over chasms. Apart from being skilled, you also have to be perceptive, as light, sound, and touch (thanks to the technology offered by PS Vita and DUALSHOCK 4) play a vital role in Rime. The game features a 3D environment, colorful visuals, and a comic book-like visual style.

Hollow Knight (Switch)
Hollow Knight (Switch)

Arcade 12 June 2018

Hollow Knight is a 2D metroidvania game developed by the indie studio Team Cherry. The game takes us to a fantasy underground world located bellow the city of Dirtmouth. The place attracts numerous adventurers, who disappear without a trace when they enter it. We play as an adventurer who decides to face the challenge and find riches, fame, and the answers he is looking for in that underground world. The game is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. Gameplay focuses on the exploration of vast locations, leveling and progressing our character, finding more and more powerful equipment, and fighting with the encountered enemies. During our exploration of the underworld, we will find not only many traps and dangers awaiting us, but also some friendly NPCs that will aid us with their knowledge or useful items.

Overcooked 2 (Switch)
Overcooked 2 (Switch)

Arcade 07 August 2018

A sequel to an arcade culinary game focused on a cooperation. Overcooked 2 lets us play as chefs who must quickly prepare various dishes in challenging environments, be it by ourselves or in a group of competing or cooperating players.

Ultimate Chicken Horse (Switch)
Ultimate Chicken Horse (Switch)

Arcade 25 September 2018

Trine 2: Complete Story (Switch)
Trine 2: Complete Story (Switch)

Arcade 18 February 2019

A sequel to a platform/puzzle action game developed by Frozenbyte. The story of the original game was set in a colorful, magical fantasy world. Trine 2 once again presents the adventures of the three characters bound together by the power of an artifact known as Trine. Amadeus, Zoya and, Pontius are brought to a fairytale land inhabited by goblins. Their task is to discover the truth behind the actions of the malicious creatures and to prevent them from achieving their goals. Similar to the original game, Trine 2 is a two-dimensional platformer. The gameplay features arcade elements (jumping, fighting, etc.) and puzzle solving. The main characters have gained new abilities and can also search for hidden treasures and bottles containing experience points. The sequel features also a new game mode, implementing cooperative online multiplayer.