Nintendo stands out as one of the most family-friendly developers in the video game industry. The company develops a variety of games that any family can enjoy, especially now that they have Joy-Cons so that more people can play. If you’re looking for fun Nintendo Switch games that you can get during the pandemic, then you should check out these ones.
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This game also added a feature where you can all play at once. You can have eight villagers share an island and anyone can hop on and join in on the fun. With up to four people playing on the island at once, you can easily play the game together and rotate between players if you have more than four people wanting to play.
Super Mario Party
Super Mario Party presents a lot of mini-games, boards and activities that people can enjoy on the Switch. Since it allows four people to play at once, families can easily play the game together and compete for stars on the different boards that the game offers. With 20 characters to choose between, your kids will find someone that they like.
Remember that you don’t have to play the board game mode if people become bored of it. You can enjoy some rhythm games in the Sound Stage mode. However, if your family doesn’t do well with competition, then you should play the River Survival mode. This game mode allows you all to work together by going down a river and completing mini-games together.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a blast for fans of racing games while also keeping it balanced for new players. The game allows you to choose from dozens of characters, pick your Mii and even adjust your karts to your liking. This way, kids can pick any of their favorite characters and enjoy some races.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers a variety of courses that you can race on with split-screen play so that you can have four people playing at once. The game also offers standard and motion controls so that everyone can use the method that they prefer. You’ll be able to have a blast as you race against each other and use items to get ahead.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the largest cross-over that people can enjoy on the Switch. With over 75 characters that you can pick from, Smash Bros. is guaranteed to provide you with hundreds of hours of fun and a character that you like. Not only do you have these characters, but the game offers various stages and items that you can use as you play.
Smash Bros. has simple controls that makes it enjoyable and easy for anyone to pick up, even if a person doesn’t play that many video games. You can also use their online mode to play with others that don’t live near you. On top of the fun you can have online, you can also download Nintendo’s mobile app to talk with people as you play.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Even though most people view Luigi’s Mansion 3 as a single player experience, the game offers many multiplayer options to make it a blast. For example, you can enjoy the Scream Park which allows up to eight people to play together. This mode has different mini-games that you can all play together on a single TV.
You can also go through the Scare-Scraper which is a mode that plays more like the single player experience. You all work together to tackle the different objectives on each randomly generated floor, such as collecting money, defeating ghosts and finding Toad. This way, everyone can work together and experience the ghost-capturing fun of Luigi’s Mansion 3.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe stands out since it lets you play the two New Super Mario Bros. games on the Wii U. This means that you have hundreds of levels to enjoy with others. It follows the classic 2-D Mario format, but it allows you to play with four people at once.
Even though the game has plenty of challenges that may frustrate younger players, it also allows people to play as Nabbit and Toadette. These two characters make the game easier so that your kids won’t become frustrated with the enemies in the game. This makes the game great at challenging you while keeping it fun for the kids.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a game that allows you to play as various superheroes from the Marvel universe. Do keep in mind that the game is rated T for teen, but it’s still a fun option for families that love superhero movies. You can work together and use your different superpowers to collect the Infinity Stones and stop Thanos.
The game is a beat-em-up RPG that allows the players to run around, fight enemies and level-up. If your kid loves Iron Man, then he or she can play as Iron Man the entire game. There’s plenty of heroes to choose between so that everyone can have fun, work together and defeat the villains that they come across.
Rayman Legends Definitive Edition
Since most of these games cost around $60, we also have Rayman Legends Definitive Edition as an option for families on a budget. The game is a 2-D platformer that allows you to run around, collect Lums and save various princesses. With tons of characters and outfits to choose between, you will have plenty of fun.
Rayman Legends offers a variety of levels that you can enjoy. This includes standard platforming, levels that allow you to ride on mosquitoes and even rhythm-based music levels that have unique versions of popular songs. With tons of content and collectibles in the game, you’ll have hours of fun with others.
Remember that you can easily purchase these games from your home. You can download them from Nintendo’s eShop to have them on your account forever. With this in mind, you can easily pick from this list of games and buy something that your family will enjoy on your Nintendo Switch
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