Switch Game Collection
(32 physical, 92 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 "demake" feat. 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

Digital Download (no physical release)
first-person 3D stealth and survival horror set 15 years after the events of the original Alien (1979) film
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
similar to Tenchu (third person 3D stealth assassin)
Multiplayer: Online only for 2p co-op (no split/local)

Physical Game Card
3D educational adventure from the perspective of a bee
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
includes arcade version of 1986's Bubble Bobble
Multiplayer: 1-4 player local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
Duke Nukem: select "Duke Nukem’s Tour" from the main menu before starting the Campaign
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
re-release of the 2D platformer (lost episode 3.5) from PC in 1991
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)

Digital Download (Tate mode: check Main Options)
modern take on classic "bullet hell" shooters; 2D vert. shump
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
SE Asian version; 100% English; works on any Switch
beach sports mini-games feat. titillating characters
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
mix of air hockey/tennis played from Tennis perspective
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen), online, and Local Wireless

Digital Download (Tate mode: Pause > Display Settings)
Arcade Archives series - 1981
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 (Tate mode: Pause > Display Settings)
Arcade Archives series - 1982
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
port of 1993 PC original
Multiplayer: Offline only (2-4p split) co-op and deathmatch

Digital Download
port of 1994 PC sequel
Multiplayer: Offline only (2-4p split) co-op and deathmatch

Digital Download
re-release of 1997 N64 original
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Arcade Archives series - 1987
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 - 1988
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
less grinding compared to NES version of Dragon Warrior
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
analogous to a flying simulator (no enemies, no quests)
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
slightly improved over 1997 PSX original; not an HD remaster
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (physical copy not released in U.S.)
SE Asian version; 100% English; works on any Switch
HD remaster of PS1 release (2000)
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card (U.S. version only had code for X-2)
Japanese version; 100% English; works on any Switch
HD remaster of PS2 release (2001)
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
somewhat improved over 1993 PC original
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Arcade Archives series - 1981
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
variant of Arkanoid, Breakout, etc.
Multiplayer: 1-2 player competitive - offline (split screen)

Digital Download (also owned on Wii U)
Metroidvania-style 2D action inspired by Mexican folklore
Multiplayer: 1-4 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

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
port from mobile without microtransactions
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
3D educational adventure to teach kids about managing money
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

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

Digital Download (does not auto save)
Control: Usual (2 sticks), Simple (1 stick), and Motion
Multiplayer: Up to 2 players head-to-head - offline (vert. split); press R to travel to Space Mushroom

Physical Game Card
HD remake of Game Boy Color's DX version (1998)
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
reimagining of the 1980s point and click adventure series on PC
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)

Digital Download
supports RB/GH microphones & Let's Sing Mic phone app
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen)

Physical Game Card
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
similar to Faceball 2000 (MIDI Maze) on PC
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
includes the six 8-bit NES classics
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
includes the three 16-bit SNES titles and the 1st 32-bit PS entry
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
all-terrain, off-roading simulation
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 (Limited Run #008 Reg. Ed.)
re-release of Sega CD's classic FMV game from 1992
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Online: Nathan (known bug does NOT keep games private)
Multiplayer: 1-4 player co-op - offline (same screen), online, and Local Wireless

Digital Download
Johnny Turbo's Arcade series - 1992
futuristic game show with guns and pinball
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
Sega Ages series - 1986
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
first-person 3D survival horror in a psychiatric hospital
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
first-person 3D survival horror investigating a Satanic cult
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
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
HD remake of Sega Saturn release (1995)
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); Jurassic World
Multiplayer: 2-4p alternating offline or online (high scores)

Digital Download
clone of Pipe Mania/Oilcap Pro (early 1990s) on PC
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 (also owned the original on Wii U)
high adrenaline, fast-paced 2D trickathon
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
variant of Sokoban (Boxxle)
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

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

Digital Download
ACA NEOGEO edition - 1995
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
Duke Nukem: in Level 2, find him in the hut just before the spring with green gems above it
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
HD remaster of PC classic (1989)
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
DLC: Breakout
first-person 3D shooter w/ procedurally generated levels
Multiplayer: 1-2 players co-op - offline (split screen) or online

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

Digital Download
battle royal feat. River City Ransom (Kunio-kun) characters
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen) or online

Digital Download
HD remakes of R-Type (1987) & R-Type II (1989); 2D horz. shump
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
multiplayer split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible, so you have to "screencheat"
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (quad split) deathmatch

Digital Download (also owned 1st campaign on Wii U)
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
based on Snake (Surround) lineage
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
port from mobile without microtransactions
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 - 1996 (horse racing)
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
dodgeball sports game set in the 1970s
Multiplayer: Up to 6 players simultaneously - same screen (offline)

Digital Download
includes 12 arcade titles (SF1, SF2, SF Alpha, SF3)
Online: SF2 Turbo, Super SF2 Turbo, SF Alpha 3, & SF3: 3rd
Multiplayer: Up to 2 players offline (any) + online (above)

Digital Download
Arcade Archives series - 1991 (side-scrolling run-and-gun)
Multiplayer: 1-4 players local co-op (press L on controller 1 to add 4+ credits, then press R on each controller to start)

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
Galaxy: collect Star Bits in 1080p using touchscreen (best) or Gyro w/ Joy-Cons or Pro; Sunshine upped to 1080p & now 16:9 widescreen; SM64 upscaled to 720p w/ slightly clearer textures

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
volleyball sports game
Multiplayer: Up to 4 players - offline (same screen)

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
cartoony 2D platforming adventure
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
modern FMV game
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
analogous to a walking simulator (no enemies, short story, light puzzles & platforming)
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
side-scrolling 2D beat'em up inspired by 90's classics
Multiplayer: 1-2 players local co-op - offline (same screen)

Digital Download
Sega Ages series - 1990
reworked port of Thunder Force III for arcades; 2D horz. shump
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card and  Digital Download
HD remakes of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 (1999) & 2 (2000)
Multiplayer: Up to 2 players head-to-head - offline (vert. split), online, and Local Wireless (2 copies)

Digital Download
micro-sized 2D motorbike trials game
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
HD remake of Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995) from the Super Famicom
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
heavy metal-infused 2D action platformer set in deep space
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
visual novel game (based on tabletop role-playing game)
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Digital Download
Arcade Archives series - 1991 (side-scrolling beat-em-up)
Multiplayer: 1-4 players local co-op (press L on controller 1 to add 4+ credits, then press R on each controller to start)

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

Physical Game Card (LR#022) and  Digital Download
port of Neo-Geo game from 1994; similar to air hockey
Multiplayer: Offline (2p same screen), online (2p random or Custom Match w/ friend), & Local Wireless (2 copies)

Digital Download
HD remake of Wonder Boy (1986) a.k.a. Adventure Island
Multiplayer: No (1 player only)

Physical Game Card
Day One Edition included Switch exclusive voucher code
HD remake of YU-NO visual novel (1996); adult themes
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), etc.

But I plan to "double dip" with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (for Bowser's Fury).


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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: July 23, 2021


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