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Best Nintendo Switch Games #48 – Graceful Explosion Machine

Developer: Vertex Pop

Synopsis: Relaxing electronic music and bright colors greet you in every corner of the galaxy you’ll explore in Graceful Explosion Machine, a side-scrolling shooter where your tiny craft must clear waves of space enemies with one of four weapons. You’ll swap between a sword, a beam, heat-seeking missiles, and your basic blaster as you twist and turn through circular levels, avoiding lasers, obstacles, and hordes of enemies.

Why it’s one of the best Nintendo Switch games: Graceful Explosion Machine has the kind of relaxing rhythm that’s almost zen to play…until you die yet again on the third wave of a level and have to start all over! It’s not that the game is too difficult, but rather that its difficulty is derived from throwing more and more waves at you rather than any kind of strategy or skill. Nevertheless, Graceful Explosion Machine is a competent side-scrolling shooter, and darn nice to look at and listen to, as well.