My Most-Played Game Of 2023 Isn’t On Switch, But It Must Be On The Cards

Before I get started, let me make this clear: the Switch has been my most-played console this year. Despite the amazing games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Fire Emblem Engage, the game that has captured my attention the most is not on the Switch, but on my phone. Marvel Snap, the digital collectible card game from Second Dinner Studios and Nuverse, has become my daily obsession. With its one-year anniversary approaching, I can only hope that a Switch port is in the works.

If you haven’t heard about Marvel Snap, let me give you a quick rundown. It’s a card game where you build a deck of 12 heroes and battle it out with online opponents. The goal is to have the highest amount of power at two out of three locations before the sixth turn. Each card has its own cost and power values, and there are special abilities that can give you an advantage. Choosing the right cards and utilizing their abilities strategically is key to victory.

At first, I was a bit disappointed that the gameplay wasn’t as simple as the classic card game ‘Snap’. However, the mechanics quickly grew on me, and I found myself building decks for different playstyles. Certain cards complement each other’s abilities, allowing for unique combinations. For example, Moon Girl duplicates your current hand, while Devil Dinosaur gains power based on the number of cards you’re holding. Building a powerful deck became my main goal.

Aside from the addictive gameplay, Marvel Snap also taps into my love for collecting. The game features over 200 cards, each with different art variations. You can buy these cards from the in-game store or unlock them by leveling up. While the art variations are purely aesthetic, it reminds me of the excitement I felt when opening packs of Pokémon cards as a kid.

Marvel Snap is a perfect fit for mobile gaming, but seeing its release on PC got me thinking about the possibility of a Switch port. With its fanbase and accessible control scheme, the game seems like a natural fit for the console. Nintendo and Marvel have had successful collaborations in the past, such as Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. While there are no guarantees, I believe a Switch port could be a great addition.

In the meantime, I’ll continue enjoying Marvel Snap on my phone, but I’ll be eagerly awaiting any news of a Switch transfer. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to see Marvel Snap on Switch!