The 10 best Switch games to play on the go

Game news The 10 best Switch games to play on the go

We didn’t teach you anything: with its huge catalog of games, compact design and more than enough autonomy, the Nintendo Switch presents itself as a portable console par excellence. So it’s perfectly suited to take on trips, whether short, long or endless. In this article, we reveal our list of titles to have a good time in these different cases.

5-10 min drive

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

For a short trip, you need a game that is very easy to find and provides instant fun, so as not to waste a second: Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is the perfect candidate in this area . As his name suggests, this is the wacky encounter between the Tetris series and Puyo Puyo, which is more or less the Japanese equivalent of it. In this one, you have to align / overlay four small blobs of the same color to make them disappear and you get points. But watch out, with Puyo Puyo, the important thing is the combos. The game enjoys combining two licenses according to multiple game modes, such as Exchange, which alternates Puyo Puyo and Tetris at a regular pace. Cake icing: everything can be done by two players.

Baba Ikaw

Despite the sometimes more difficult puzzles, Baba Is You is a game that fits perfectly with small sessions. Why is this? with its puzzles are based on a simple principle – at least in appearance – and a very readable graphic style. If you haven’t heard of Baba is You: this is a puzzle game where you can literally change the rules of the game, by aligning the blocks. Place the elements “Baba” (your little hero) “East” and “Pebbles” and your character will become a noble stone. What is more resistant and for example crossing a lava flow. The Mouth level for You also has the advantage of being short and very different. Something that can hold your brain for a few minutes.

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Still in the puzzle game category, here is Captain Toad Treasure Tracker. It’s a game originally released on the Wii U, arrived on the Nintendo Switch in 2018, and features Mario’s very famous sidekick. For his own adventure, the hero has to dig for treasures in levels playing multiple visions. So you have to take advantage of the advantages of the Nintendo Switch (touch screen, gyroscope) to rotate the levels and get your hands on all their treasures. Like Baba is You, Captain Toad relies on very short game sequences, which are great for short trips. There is also a co-op mode.

10-20 min drive

super mario odyssey

Inevitably, a longer journey opens the way to sessions in “more complex” games, where you have to invest more, but also don’t be able to drag too much. At this point, the famous Super Mario Odyssey is a candidate option. The adventures of the most famous mustachioed plumber are suitable for a few minutes of play as well as for longer sessions. Everything is made possible thanks to “Moons”, famous rewards that replace the traditional Stars and can be found anywhere on the level. A point that was also a bit disappointing when the title was released, but perfectly suited to the Nintendo Switch’s character. Mario Odyssey, a reference to this machine.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Another memorable feature of the Big N console: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which recently inaugurated the “Additional Circuits Pass” adding eight new tracks-and forty more by the end of next year- of the 48 already. Suffice it to say that there is a lot to do. You probably already understand this: with fast, dynamic and very beautiful races, you don’t have to spend a lot of time on Mario Kart to get your fix. Between 10 and 20 minutes of play will give you hours to work your best hours on your favorite race, or drive a complete Grand Prix in hopes of having the famous three stars everywhere. Even better: when you’re with a friend, it gives you a chance to face a little challenge in Multiplayer.

Kirby and the Forgotten World

It’s all hot and it’s just been released on the Nintendo Switch: it’s Kirby and the Forgotten World. These are the first adventures of the little pink ball in 3D. For the occasion, the level and the chubby hero formula unlock, leaving plenty of room for exploration and secrets. However, we clearly don’t have the presence of a Mario Odyssey-bis: here, the levels are short and very different, which allows you to start a small game even on a short trip. Above all, Kirby and the Forgotten World also include a Treasure Route, with more short stops but a higher challenge. You will be hurt by the choice. Not to mention the fact of returning to the level already visited to find out other secrets.

20-30 min drive


We finally arrived at more comfortable play sessions, leaving time to overcome a challenge that would present difficulty. In this category, what’s better than a rogue-lite? For a few years now, the master of the field has been called Hades, from the Supergiant Games studio. The title is simple a form of culmination for the genre, thanks to the excellent gameplay, modifiers composed of the gods of Greek mythology, and a story that perfectly accommodates the beginning over and over again. You already understand this: a very good game to have fun. You just have to cross your fingers to not reach your destination in the time of a boss. If so, it’s simple: put the Switch to sleep.

Dead Cells

Another rogue-lite also caused a lot of talk when it was released: Dead Cells, produced by Bordeaux-based Motion Twin. Here, there is no isometric view à la Hades, but an effective 2D, also based on 3D assets to bring its characters to life. In Dead Cells, the most impressive is the joy you feel after a few minutes of playing. With the right upgrades, your character will be able to smash the level and crush enemies at the highest speed. Of course, you have to be careful not to do anything: composing your build well and paying attention to your health are the key elements to finish the game. So don’t be too selfish.

To Violation

If the creators of the best FTL: Faster Than Light are working on a new title, that is, expectations are high. And that’s good, because the tactical game Into The Breach didn’t really disappoint when it was released in 2017. Underneath its apparent simplicity is a game with a pretty crazy depth. Your goal: to prevent the alien invader from inflicting and damaging the planet Earth, on the boards of eight squares by eight. To do this, you have three units available as well as the actions of opponents in subsequent rounds. So you need to systematically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages between the risks and benefits to get the most out of your machines without much damage. It adds side quests and ways to upgrade your ships. It’s simple yes, but far from simplicity.

Family travel

51 Worldwide Game

Finally, a little bonus for a family trip, 51 Worldwide Games. You’ve probably already heard about 42 Timeless Games on the Nintendo DS. Well the game that intrigued us was pretty much the same thing but in a new medium and with nine more games. The idea is simple: provide beautiful board game classics in a clear and compact way. Thus we found chess, the equivalent of Power 4, darts, checkers, etc. Of course, if possible, there is local Multiplayer, which can be from two to four on a Switch (it is also possible to link to it for easier reading). Cake icing: clear explanations to find new classics.

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