Switch Game Collection
(30 physical, 79 digital)

(*) indicates a physical game in your Switch Boxed Collection
(**) means having 2 copies for Local Wireless (or Online)

Digital Download
Switch exclusive voucher download included w/ YU-NO!
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (x2)
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers & Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
Multiplayer: Online or Local Wireless (2 copies for LAN play); P1 must host and load game before P2 sees it in Server List

Physical Game Card
Multiplayer: 1-2 player co-op or competitive - offline (split screen)

Digital Download
Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Online: Nathan
Multiplayer: 1-2p local co-op (split) or 2-4p online co-op (or LW)

Physical Game Card
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Primary (1p): smccall742 (F) & Secondary (2p): gritty (S)
Multiplayer: Online (press Right on the D-pad) or Start a Party (2-8 players alternating local play)

Digital Download (Tate mode: check Display Settings)
DLC: Pack 1: Dawn of the Arcade (’84 – ’88)
Multiplayer: Mostly 1-2 players alternating—but 1943, Forgotten Worlds, & Legendary Wings offer 2p local co-op

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Mostly 1-3p co-op—except Final Fight (2p) and Battle Circuit (4p)—offline (same screen), online, and Local Wireless

Digital Download
Bonus JP versions have blood and religious references
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Bonus JP versions easier; Contra (Famicom) has cut scenes
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Physical Game Card
SE Asian version; 100% English; works on any Switch
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen), online, and Local Wireless

Digital Download (Tate mode: Pause > Display Settings)
Arcade Archives series
Multiplayer: 1-2 players alternating (2P: press L on controller 1 to add 2+ credits, then press R on controller 2 to start)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Multiplayer: Online only (no split/local); choose Private Match for 1-on-1 deathmatch, select View Party > Friends > Invite, and then have P1 invite friend P2

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Offline only (2-4p split) co-op and deathmatch

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Offline only (2-4p split) co-op and deathmatch

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Arcade Archives series
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op (2P: press L on controller 1 to add 2+ credits, then press R on controller 2 to start)

Digital Download
Arcade Archives series
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op (2P: press L on controller 1 to add 2+ credits, then press R on controller 2 to start)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download (x2)
Primary (1p): smccall742 (S) & Secondary (2p): gritty (Nate)
Multiplayer: Up to 8 players (no split) via online or Local Wireless (2 digital copies) for co-op and Dukematch

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (only 1 player locally)—but may see a few other birds online as part of “passive” multiplayer

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Japanese version; 100% English; works on any Switch
Multiplayer: Offline (Vs. 2p horz. split), Online (Campaign Co-Op w/ friend), & Local Wireless (2 copies = Vs. separate screens)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (physical copy not released in U.S.)
SE Asian version; 100% English; works on any Switch
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (U.S. version had download code for X-2)
Japanese version; 100% English; works on any Switch
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Arcade Archives series
Multiplayer: 1-2 players alternating (2P: press L on controller 1 to add 2+ credits, then press R on controller 2 to start)

Digital Download (see DLC at bottom of page)
Multiplayer: Online only (cross-platform); Battles (2p) for control of the mix or Co-Op Freestyle (2-4p) to work together on a mix

Digital Download
DLC: Summer Vibes
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (horz. split), which includes World Tour with the CPU, and online leaderboards

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
requires a pair of Joy-Con controllers (no Switch Lite)
Multiplayer: 1-2 players simultaneously

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (see DLC at bottom of page)
supports RB/GH microphones & Let's Sing Mic phone app
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen)

Physical Game Card
DLC: TBD
Multiplayer: Story (1-2 local co-op), Scarescrapper (battle online or LW), and Screampark (8 max using one Switch)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Japanese version; 100% English; works on any Switch
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (vert. split), which includes with the CPU, online, and Local Wireless (2 copies)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
Multiplayer: Co-Op (no split) via online or Local Wireless

Digital Download (Tate mode: check Options)
Multiplayer: Mostly 1 player; Pac-Man Vs. = Start Game from primary console (3 ghosts), Search for Game from secondary sub-console (Pac-Man)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Primary (1p): smccall742 (F) & Secondary (2p): gritty (S)
Multiplayer: Online only (no split/local); Autolog provides asynchronous best time comparisons with friends

Physical Game Card
Switch Limited Run #008 (Regular Edition)
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Online: Nathan (known bug does NOT keep games private)
Multiplayer: 2-4 player co-op - offline (same screen), online, and Local Wireless

Digital Download
Johnny Turbo's Arcade series
Multiplayer: Up to 3 players - offline (same screen)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Japanese version; 100% English; works on any Switch
Multiplayer: Offline (1p full or 2-4p quad split), online (up to 4p), & Local Wireless (2 copies = 2p only separate screens)

Digital Download
includes both OlliOlli and OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
Multiplayer: Combo-Rush only available in OlliOlli2 (after tutorial); up to 4 players - offline (quad split)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Japanese version; 100% English; works on any Switch
Multiplayer: Versus (1-2p vert. split), Matchmaking (online), and Arcade (1p or 2-4p co-pilots in single mech); no LW

Digital Download
Sega Ages series
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
DLC: "Mode Unlock" adds offline (CPU Battle, Score Attack)
Multiplayer: Online only (99 player battle royale or Private Match with paid DLC)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen) via Plus 2P's Pair Play mode

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
Profiles: Myles & Finn
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download (Tate mode: press - button)
DLC: Williams: Universal Monsters; Universal Classics (E.T., JAWS, and Back to the Future);
Multiplayer: 2-4p alternating offline or online (high scores)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (Save Data Cloud not supported)
Profile (1p & 2p): Finn - requires one Joy-Con per player
Multiplayer: Co-op (2p) assist. to catch/battle Pokémon; Local Wireless or online to battle or trade w/ friends

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen), online, and Local Wireless (LAN play - still shows all players on each system)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
DLC: Breakout
Multiplayer: 1-2 players co-op - offline (split screen) or online

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (vert. split), which includes with the CPU, and online racing

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen) or online

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (quad split) deathmatch

Digital Download
All four (4) "Knight" campaigns and "Showdown" battle
Multiplayer: 1-2p local co-op in "Shovel of Hope" campaign only, but 1-4p in Shovel Knight Showdown battle game

Digital Download
Joy-Con Grip control not supported
Multiplayer: Up to 6 players simultaneously - same screen (offline)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Multiplayer: Cooperative (campaign) and Multiplayer (versus) modes (no split) via online or Local Wireless (2 copies = 2p on separate screens)

Physical Game Card (PAL) and  Digital Download
Multiplayer: Cooperative (campaign) and Multiplayer (versus) modes (no split) via online or Local Wireless (2 copies = 2p on separate screens)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Up to 2 players head-to-head - offline (vert. split)

Physical Game Card
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (split screen) competitively; Mania Co-Op: hold L/R on 2nd controller to turn on (Tails) and hold ZL / ZR on 1st controller to turn off

Digital Download
ACA NEOGEO edition
Multiplayer: 1-2 players simultaneous (2P: press L on controller 1 to add 2+ credits, then press R on controller 2 to start)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Up to 6 players simultaneously - same screen (offline)

Digital Download
Online: SF2 Turbo, Super SF2 Turbo, SF Alpha 3, and SF3: 3rd Strike
Multiplayer: Up to 2 players offline (any) + online (above)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: Story (1-2 local co-op), Battle (Local) (8 max using one Switch; also Local Wireless), and Online Battle (up to 8)

Physical Game Card
Co-Star Mode: Collect Star Bits or freeze enemies with cursor
Multiplayer: Only with Super Mario Galaxy's Co-Star Mode

Physical Game Card
Assist Mode: arrows show path, no jumping deaths, more health
Multiplayer: Sort of, as a 2nd player can control Cappy

Digital Download
DLC: "Big Block" adds offline (Marathon, CPU Battle)
Multiplayer: Offline (2P Share), online (99 player battle royale), and Local Wireless (i.e., Local Arena)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download (requires Internet to play)
Quiplash 2 (3-8p), Trivia (1-8p), Guesspionage (2-8p), Tee K.O. (3-8p), Fakin' It (3-6p)
Multiplayer: Up to 8 players; use phones & tablets as controllers

Digital Download
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
Sega Ages series
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (PAL) and  Digital Download
only European (PAL) region had a physical release
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Switch Limited Run #022 (Best Buy Edition)
Multiplayer: Offline (2p same screen), online (2p random or Custom Match w/ friend), & Local Wireless (2 copies)

Digital Download
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
Day One Edition included Switch exclusive voucher code to download "8-Bit Yu-No's Great Adventure"
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
Multiplayer: Campaign and Horde modes (no split) via online or Local Wireless (2 copies = 2p on separate screens)


Note: I purposefully avoided re-buying most
Wii U games that were later ported to the Switch, such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017 v. 2014), Pokkén Tournament DX (2017 v. 2016), Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (2018 v. 2014), Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2018 v. 2014), New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019 v. 2012), Pikmin 3 Deluxe (2020 v. 2013), Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021 v. 2013), etc.

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All-Time Favorite Switch Games

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) screenshot
1. Super Mario Odyssey
 


Burnout Paradise Remastered (Switch) screenshot
2. Burnout Paradise Remastered
 


Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (Switch) screenshot
3. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered
 


OBAKEIDORO! (Switch) screenshot
4. OBAKEIDORO!
 


Trials of Mana (Switch) screenshot
5. Trials of Mana
 


Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Switch) screenshot
6. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
 


Sniper V2 Elite Remastered (Switch) screenshot
7. Sniper V2 Elite Remastered
 


Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch) screenshot
8. Puyo Puyo Tetris
 


DOOM 2016 (Switch) screenshot
9. DOOM (2016)
 


Horizon Chase Turbo (Switch) screenshot
10. Horizon Chase Turbo
 



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History Behind System's Purchase

[Switch purchase history goes here.]

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Notes & Thoughts

The following bulleted points are some random notes and thoughts about the Nintendo Switch. In the list, you will find information about the system and games that I could not place anywhere else.
Last Updated: April 21, 2021


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