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With winter coming, we’re all likely to be spending a lot more time indoors. But that’s not necessarily bad news, if there’s a Nintendo Switch in the picture. Thanks to the system’s ingenious design, you can play it on the TV in your living room, or get up close and personal with it in handheld mode, in your favorite comfy chair. It’s been selling like hotcakes this year, not in the least because of its stellar lineup of games that will take you to far away fantasy lands.
Now is the perfect time to check your holiday list for Switch fans and scoop up the right game for the right recipient. The savings are impressive. Check out some of the highlights below!
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Many gamers consider The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be the best Switch title, and the best Zelda game ever — and the proof is in the 38,000+ five-star raves on Amazon. This reviewer calls it a “must-have to Zelda fans and new gamers alike,” praising its “beautiful graphics and excellent gameplay.” And this parent loved “the freedom of being able to explore such a large, rich, intricate and gorgeous world.” Usually this epic adventure would run you $60, but right now it’s a very gifty $35.
Also high in the rankings is Super Mario Odyssey, which has the titular plumber exploring a variety of far-flung worlds. There’s always something new and exciting just around the corner in this game, so it’s not shocking that the game has earned more than 23,000 five-star ratings on Amazon. The reviews are enthusiastic, with one player calling it the “the most complete, best all-around game in the franchise.” He loved the graphics and said the “the story is fun, the worlds are unique and well-designed, and there are hidden levels you can unlock if you get to a certain point. You can easily spend over 100 hours on this game if you’re trying to find all the moons.” This stellar game is currently 30 percent off, dropping the price from $60 down to $36.
The Kirby series is suited for gamers who want a more laid-back experience, with one dad calling this installment a “great game to play with friends and family” that “has a lot of fun abilities to team up with.” He also says, “If you want some nice relaxing local multiplayer with pleasing graphics and good gameplay, then I’d suggest picking this up.” And a long-time Kirby fan says it’s “one of the best Kirby games in the franchise” and “a MUST-BUY for any Kirby fan, no matter what the skill level.” Save $20.
Old-school gamers know this is a remake of a classic title from the Game Boy — why not introduce the new version to your kids or grandkids? One couple says it’s a “nearly perfect remake of the original!” And another player loved everything about it, calling the gameplay “extremely fun – all of the experience of the original game but updated and improved perfectly.” Down from $60 to $39, with this sale.
New Pokémon Snap is a fantasy twist on a classic nature expedition, one where you ride in a pod around a variety of islands taking “photos” of a wide assortment of Pokémon in their natural habitat. It’s fun, relaxing and super beautiful, and you never have to leave your couch. One mom says it’s “a relaxing game,” and her daughter loves it, while this gamer is “hooked.” They add, “It has all the nostalgia from the original but with way more incredible photo opportunities and so many new Pokémon. It’s far more in depth and detailed as well. Great for adults and kids alike.” And $13 off right now.
Ring Fit Adventure isn’t like the other games on this list — it’s a workout disguised as entertainment. This title helps you work up an actual sweat, and it’s now marked down from $80 to $54. Ring Fit was a big hit last year with gamers who used it to stay in shape during lockdown. One fan raved, “My arms and shoulders FEEL like they had a good workout. And the crazy bit is… I can’t wait to do it again!!” And she enjoyed the adventure mode, calling it “cute and endearing.” Another shopper actually found that “this game has got me exercising 4 days in a row … I look forward to day 5 tomorrow. I don’t typically exercise this much.” Ring Fit Adventure was frequently out of stock over the past 18 months, so grab it now before it sells out again.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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