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Reader recommendations

More than three years since the launch of the Nintendo console, Switch eShop has so many games available to download that it’s impossible to keep up with everyone. While we do our best to review as much as we can based on what we think will interest you the most, there are inevitably good games that will slide down the net.

With that in mind, a moment ago we asked Nintendo Life readers to send us brief recommendations for games that we were unable to review but have enjoyed. Thanks to all who answered! We received a large number of digital recommendations for a wide range of Switch games.

We picked a dozen of the recommended games across all genres and highlighted them below. Some reader comments have been edited for brevity or minor spelling and punctuation errors. We’ve also included a trailer for each game, too.

If you have a recommendation, you can send it to us by following the instructions at the end of the article. If we have enough, we can make more recommendations along the same lines. So if you want to see more, keep coming.

In the meantime, let’s take a look, in no particular order, at some NL reader recommendations …

Odallus: The Dark Call (Switch eShop)Odallus: The Dark Call (Switch eShop)

Editor: Digerati / / Developer: JoyMasher

Release date: February 8, 2019 (U.S) / / February 8, 2019 (UK / EU)

Nintendo Life reader TG16_IS_BAE said this about Odallus: The Dark Call, a tribute to 8-bit action games:

This is a game that is a treat, especially for people who have been playing it for the past few decades. It’s full of surprises and borrows a lot of mechanics from other retro games of yesteryear that are used in a fun and inventive way. The overall dark tone and aesthetics of the game is what really calls me, as well as an excellent soundtrack. It’s dark, gritty, memorable and DOESN’T take your hand, so be prepared for that too! Fans of things like Demon’s Crest and another MetroidStyle games will find a lot to like here.

Finding Teddy 2: Ultimate Edition (Switch eShop)Finding Teddy 2: Ultimate Edition (Switch eShop)

Editor: Storybird

Release date: Apr 16, 2020 (U.S)

Reader Fazermint recommended the action-adventure RPG platform game recently released by Storybird Finding Teddy 2: Ultimate Edition:

Also known as ‘Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus’, this game is delightfully charming and, above all, full of mystery and magic. It plays like a 2D Zelda in a sense, watching you traverse areas in order with a dungeon at the end. As you explore the world, you encounter creatures who teach you their runic musical language that you can use to solve puzzles, a system that is an integral part of the experience. The soundtrack is atmospheric and adequately underrated, and the pixel art is beyond amazing.

Spice and Wolf VR (Switch eShop)Spice and Wolf VR (Switch eShop)

Editor: Gemdrops

Release date: Sep 5, 2019 (U.S) / / Sep 5, 2019 (UK / EU)

User Randomname19 recommended one of the few non-Nintendo titles compatible with Labo VR Kit:

A hidden gem that I really enjoyed is Spice and Wolf VR, the first third-party game that used Labo VR headsets.

It is based on an anime that I didn’t know before, but I liked the two main characters so much that they made me watch it, as it is essentially an episode of the series in 3D in real time. The only downside is that it is very short, so the price might discourage some people. There is an interactive mode, but it is interesting for just a few minutes, the main attraction is the story mode.

Let's drive together!  (Change eShop)Let's drive together!  (Change eShop)

Editor: Northplay

Release date: December 6, 2018 (U.S) / / December 6, 2018 (UK / EU)

User BKPyrexx recently stumbled upon this one at an eShop sale:

About two months ago I bought a game in the electronic store titled Let’s drive together!. It was for sale for about ten cents, and I decided to get, for a quick laugh, what I assumed was a mediocre and terrible game.

I was surprised to find that two months later it is ironically one of my favorite games on my switch. This game is not only a very complicated and rewarding experience to play with its fast-paced and hectic gameplay, but there are a lot of hidden jokes and attention to detail. Even the tutorials make fun of how surprisingly difficult the game is. I highly recommend this game for anyone to play.

NL reader Jeff also said good things about Conduct Together:

I picked it up in a penny (US online store, currently) put 30 hours on it. It is a puzzle game in which you control trains and switches. It sounds easy, but it gets very addictive, especially if you HAVE to get a perfect grade, like I did. And it gets tough when you have 5 trains, 4 switches, obstacles, and a short run. Fully cooperative 4 player compatible too.

Screencheat: Unplugged (Switch eShop)Screencheat: Unplugged (Switch eShop)

Developer: Samurai Punk

Release date: November 29, 2018 (U.S) / / November 29, 2018 (UK / EU)

National League reader Mohammed had this to say about a game we’ve put on the wish list, but he never had time to pull the trigger:

The game is Screencheat: unplugged. It is a split-screen multiplayer first-person shooter where everyone is invisible, so you must, as the name implies, discover where your opponents are by looking at their screens. It’s a really unique concept and in my opinion it runs well and reminds of old FPS from the past.

Pianist: The Legendary Virtuoso (Switch eShop)Pianist: The Legendary Virtuoso (Switch eShop)

Release date: October 25, 2018 (U.S) / / October 25, 2018 (UK / EU)

NL user Shard1 had this to say about this “high-end piano music game”:

Pianist: the legendary virtuoso It’s a great game. Sure, it’s a port for a mobile game, but it changes the experience to suit the switch and turns it into a console game rather than a mobile game.

Pianist is a rhythm game that makes you press buttons in time as if you were playing classical music on a piano. Aesthetics just isn’t the one often found in the rhythm game genre and I think it stands out as a hidden gem in the switch if you really enjoy that kind of music.