The Guardian’s video game publisher, Keza MacDonald, and Nintendo expert Chris Scullion recommend some of the best independent games for this console.
Furi, a fighting game inspired by Japanese games like No More Heroes, Metal Gear Solid, and Godhand, includes a series of one-on-one fights connected by scenes. Armed with some basic moves, the goal is to learn each opponent’s attack pattern and exploit their weaknesses to defeat them.
Floor Kids is a new breakdance battle game where competitors face each other in freestyle, rhythm challenges, and multiplayer sessions. This game combines the hand-drawn graphics by animator JonJon with an original soundtrack from the famous DJ Kid Koala.
Splasher is the first independent project of Romain Claude, former game designer and level designer at Ubisoft. This fun and challenging 2D platform use different colors of paint that the user can glue to walls and ceilings, bounce around in the air and trick their opponents.
Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, two famous video game programmers, created Thimbleweed Park, a platform that reminds us of the adventures of point-and-shoot with the click of the early 90’s. The video game was marketed on March 30, 2017, is considered a sequel to Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island, and was designed specifically to be similar, both visually and in control mode.
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller full of mystery, developed and published in 2016 by Night School Studio. The players take the role of a teenage girl named Alex during a weekend trip to an island.
Stardew Valley is a farm simulation video game developed by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone and published by Chucklefish Games in 2016. The player controls the actions of the character, using energy when performing actions such as cultivating, watering crops or mining.
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