The 50 best Nintendo Switch games right now

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Best Nintendo Switch Games #34 – Cave Story+

Developer: Studio Pixel, Nicalis

Synopsis: Deep within a floating island populated by rabbit-like creatures known as Mimigas, our hero awakens with no memory or knowledge of how he or she arrived. There’s trouble brewing as someone known as the Doctor terrorizes the Mimigas, and the player is caught up in a strange political and magical adventure as they explore the interior of the island, Metroidvania-style.

Why it’s one of the best Nintendo Switch games: Cave Story remains one of the most popular and enjoyable indie games around no matter what platform you’re playing on, making the Nintendo Switch the best place to experience it if you haven’t already. Aside from being a stellar Metroidvania with a deep, fulfilling story, Cave Story+ on the Nintendo Switch offers a few new upgrades, such as improved visuals and added animations to character portraits. There’s also a co-op mode that will be added sometime post-launch, allowing you to experience the adventure with a friend at home or on the go. Cave Story+ is one of the Switch’s must-have games, and perfect for players who are eagerly awaiting a new Metroid game.