28 Switch Games We Missed, As Recommended By You Lovely People

Welcome to Part VIII of our ‘Games We Missed’ Series

With the constant influx of new Switch games hitting the market, it’s easy to overlook some hidden gems. That’s why we rely on our community to recommend titles that deserve some time in the spotlight. In this edition, we have 28 Switch games curated by Nintendo Life readers for your gaming pleasure.

Let’s dive into these recommendations, each accompanied by a brief overview from the nominator and a trailer to give you a taste of the gameplay. Whether you’re a fan of retro classics or modern indies, there’s something here for everyone.

Don’t forget to cast your vote at the end of the list to help you choose your next gaming adventure. Let’s get started with Part 8!

Deadbolt – A Challenging Platformer With Style

By the makers of Risk of Rain, Deadbolt is a captivating puzzle platformer with tight level design and challenging mechanics. Dive into its rich atmosphere and enjoy the thrilling soundtrack while facing its teeth-gritting difficulty. With multiple solutions to each problem, Deadbolt promises an engaging experience for players.

Note: The Deadbolt trailer is age-restricted, so be sure to check it out on YouTube for a sneak peek.

Skul: The Hero Slayer – A Charming Roguelike Platformer

Skul: The Hero Slayer offers a charming twist on the roguelike platformer genre. Play as a skeleton battling through hordes of “heroes” to rescue the demon king. Swap skulls to transform into various characters and enjoy the engaging gameplay. If you’re a fan of games like Dead Cells, Skul might just become your new favorite.

Tents and Trees – A Refreshing Twist on Puzzlers

Tents and Trees is a hidden gem in the Picross-like puzzle game genre. With unique rules and calming music, this game offers a fresh take on the classic formula. Unlock daily puzzles for endless entertainment and test your skills in a satisfying gameplay experience.

Binarystar Infinity – A Retro Shooter with Modern Flair

Binarystar Infinity is a retro-style shooter that combines minimalist aesthetics with challenging gameplay. Explore its unique concept of shooting, collecting power-ups, and strategic maneuvering. If you enjoy classic side-scrolling shooters, Binarystar Infinity is a must-try for its charm and affordability.

Here Comes Niko! – A Cozy and Heartwarming Experience

Embark on a heartwarming journey with Niko in Here Comes Niko! This cozy platformer offers delightful gameplay, charming art style, and a lighthearted narrative. Dive into a world of friendship and frog-filled adventures in this feel-good game.

The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories – A Dark and Emotional Puzzle Adventure

Delve into the dark and emotional world of The MISSING: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories. This side-scrolling puzzle platformer offers a unique experience with clever puzzles and a captivating storyline. Explore the depths of this haunting adventure for a truly unforgettable gaming experience.

Skatemasta Tcheco – A Nostalgic and Fun Arcade Platformer

Skatemasta Tcheco is a delightful arcade platformer with tight controls and charming graphics. Embrace its 8-bit NES stylings and dive into a world of nonsensical humor and retro fun. Discover hidden gems and unlockable characters in this affordable and entertaining game.

Hero’s Hour – An RTS Adventure Inspired by Classics

Step into the world of Hero’s Hour, a captivating game reminiscent of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. Build cities, engage in strategic battles, and cast spells in this streamlined and engaging experience. Dive into the world of Hero’s Hour for a nostalgic and thrilling adventure.

No Umbrellas Allowed – A Unique Narrative Adventure

Experience the engaging narrative of No Umbrellas Allowed, a captivating game that puts you in the shoes of a pawn shop owner. Dive into a story reminiscent of Papers, Please and explore a world of intrigue and decision-making. Immerse yourself in this short yet compelling narrative adventure.

CometStriker DX – An Exciting Arcade Shooter Experience

Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping experience in CometStriker DX, a fast-paced arcade shooter with balanced gameplay and replayability. Explore branching paths, unlock characters, and challenge yourself in various game modes. Dive into the action-packed world of CometStriker DX for an unforgettable gaming experience.