Smoots answers the question, what would it be like to combine the look of Wii Sports with the action of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games – in a budget format? It's fun and easy to play, though it won't have much staying power. Give it a go if you're looking for a party game alternative while you're waiting for the next Mario and Sonic title.
Super Kirby Clash is a fun game that makes fighting somewhat adorable. The battles with AI and local friends and fast and fun, although a little on the repetitive side. Online battles are too slow to be truly enjoyable but overall this is a free game that provides entertainment in short bursts as you level up your Kirby.
It’s easy enough to play although the concept starts to wear a little thin over time. There’s also a bit of a learning curve at first – and indeed throughout – as a lot of elements aren’t well explained. Still, this is a fun ride while it lasts and should be one to consider if you like something a little different – and you’re spatially aware.
Epic Clicker Journey is a game that tries to mesh RPG elements with the clicker genre. While it's fun in short bursts, there's not enough to hold your attention for long. Its repetitiveness coupled with design issues make this one a game to avoid unless you're a huge clicker fan.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses was a long time in the making and, thankfully, was well worth the wait. It's impossible to put down, bringing a deep story that involves true character development across a diverse cast, all voiced to perfection. It looks glorious and has epic turn-based battles to boot. This is a must-own game for every Switch owner.
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a unique experience that's literally a book in game form. Mixing drinks and changing lives proves to be a blast as you interact with many interesting characters. There's loads of reading to do here but as long as you're ready to read a novel while you play, this is one book, er, game that you won't want to put down.
Skyhill is a challenging and fun point-and-click adventure game with the seemingly simple premise of escaping a skyscraper during an apocalypse. A hunger meter adds an extra level of strategy as you rummage hotel rooms and sleigh grotesque mutants. It's an atmospheric and addictive experience that's worth checking out.
Peasant Knight is a fun platformer runner with a tough edge. The simple design compliments its shorter levels, but don't be fooled – this challenging title requires quick reflexes. If running, jumping, and dying repeatedly is your thing, definitely give this one a go.