Fortnite has been dominating the Nintendo Switch discussions over the past month, so the deals and new releases discussion has been quiet. But we still have a few interesting bargains to tell you about.
If you’re pondering buying a Switch, this is a good week to do it. Best Buy has partnered with Nintendo to offer a special on a Switch plus one game (choose from Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) for $329.99. The Switch will usually run you $299.99, plus an extra $60 for one of these games, so this is a great deal. If you’re interested, I’d give your local Best Buy a call to make sure they are still running it, and don’t wait until the last minute.
Overcooked is a popular game that features, of all things, high-stakes cooking. You have to fulfill the orders of customers before time runs out, but there’s more: You’re also cooking to save your kingdom from an unimaginable evil. The second installment, called, predictably, Overcooked 2, releases on August 7. If you pre-order from a reputable place, the developer Team17 will give you a free “Too Many Cooks” pack, plus a pretty adorable Platypus Chef that’s exclusive to the Switch version.
If you’re a fan of Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers brings together popular characters such as Steven Universe and Gumball for an interdimensional adventure with boss battles. You can pick it up now from the Nintendo eShop for a sale price of $14.99 — 50% off the list price.
Kirby Star Allies, which brings back the popular character for a Switch title, is on sale at Best Buy for $48.99. That’s $11 off the original price. In the game, Kirby must team up with his enemies, combining a classic gameplay experience with multiplayer support.
The cooperative RPG Nine Parchments is $9.99 at the Nintendo eShop, 50% off its original price of $19.99. This one is much better as a multiplayer game, so it’s worth picking up if you want a fun role-playing game to play with your friends.
Side-scrolling shooters your thing? Sine Mora X is currently on sale at the Nintendo eShop for $11.99, down from $29.99. The game has an engrossing, epic story and great reviews, but one warning: While this game is beautiful, it is intended for mature audiences.
I love games with a fairy tale feel, so I’m definitely interested in checking out The Count Lucanor. It’s $5.09, down from $14.99 at the Nintendo eShop, and it features a boy named Hans who leaves home and heads out into the forest, seeking adventure.
Looking for educational games? Letter Quest Remastered might be just the ticket. This game is on sale at the Nintendo eShop for $2.99, discounted heavily from the original price of $11.99. It’s a turn-based RPG that requires you to spell out words in order to purchase upgrades and special items that will help you vanquish your foes.
Who doesn’t love adorable slime? Slime-san is a pixellated platforming game in which you, playing as Slime-san, have to escape from a giant worm’s belly. It’s priced at $5.99, down from $11.99, at the Nintendo eShop, and considering there are 200 levels with 1200 rooms among them, that’s a great price for a lot of content.
I picked up the game Yooka-Laylee, which is on sale at the eShop for $29.99 (down from $39.99). I was stunned by the beautiful graphics of this game.
Don’t forget that Amazon Prime members receive a pre-order discount for any video game (not just the Nintendo Switch). For example, Super Smash Brothers, which drops on December 7, is priced at $47.99 for Prime customers, while everyone else has to pay $59.99. If you are a Prime member, it’s worth planning ahead to take advantage of these discounts. Note, though, that the discount only applies to the physical version of the game and not the digital.