Are you in a party, co-op, or head-to-head mood?
Some of my fondest Nintendo Switch memories were formed with multiplayer (and especially co-op) games, and if you’re looking for a group activity, the Nintendo Multiplayer Sale is worth a run-through. There are about 50 discounted games on the eShop, as well as some DLC, and the deals will stick around through August 7.
You can see the full list of featured games over here, and I’ve got recommendations. That said, this is a digital Nintendo sale — the games are often great, but rarely cheap.
10 games to consider
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection ($15.99) runs fine on Nintendo Switch.
- Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics ($27.99) is a good bang for your buck if you enjoy board and card games — and the AI puts up a fight in solo play.
- Diablo II: Resurrected ($23.99) is here if you want to rekindle things.
- Good Job! ($13.99) is a nice, casual pickup. It’s stick-figure chaos.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga ($44.99) has something for everyone, especially completionists, as it spans nine films.
- Snipperclips ($13.99) and the DLC ($6.99) are a must-play for co-op fans.
- Star Wars Episode I Racer ($7.49) is more than just memes.
- Streets of Rage 4 ($12.49) is a fresh take on the classic brawler vibe.
- Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon ($16.99) is under the radar, but it’s expanding.
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania ($25.99) is a frustrating, chill, and funny arcade romp all at once. Just be warned that Monkey Target has wonky controls.
A few more suggestions
Please don’t spend $35 on 1-2-Switch. It’s your money… but don’t.
And it’s also worth noting that Mario Party Superstars is the good one on Switch — instead, this sale features Super Mario Party ($41.99), which originally came out in 2018 and left some of us feeling empty. For what it’s worth, I did enjoy the hyper-realistic meat-sizzling mini-game. I’d play a whole dang cooking game in that vein. C’mon, Nintendo!
Although I wouldn’t recommend it at this arguably still-too-high price, if you’re curious about Go Vacation ($34.99), it’s an island activity game that’s good for a few laughs. Repetition can and will sink in, though. Kids might have a better time with it.
Finally, I’ll always prefer the “everyone’s here” appeal of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition ($41.99), but Age of Calamity ($41.99) and the Expansion Pass ($13.99) might show up at the right place and time for you (especially if you’re skipping the recent Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes). I could chip away at these Adventure maps for the rest of my life.
You’ve got until Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific to check out the Nintendo Multiplayer Sale. There are huge omissions, but that’s how it goes.