Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most successful and ever-growing gaming systems available. With an almost endless library of games this 2022 gift guide features a diverse list of games that should cover every gaming fan on your holiday list.

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Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope

Help Mario, the Rabbids and friends defeat Cursa from spreading darkness and taking all of the energy from the Sparks. Mario and friends must travel the galaxy to save the Sparks and battle Cursa’s minions. Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope is squeal to the ever popular Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 10 and up

Cost: $59.99

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Splatoon 3

The third entry to the Splatoon series, Splatoon 3 takes you to the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. In the game players shoot colorful ink to claim their turf against a the other team, the player(s) with the most area covered wins.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 10 and up

Cost: $59.99

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby goes 3D. Help Kirby explored abandoned lands as he sets out to rescue the Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack. Kirby can jump, slid or inhale objects as well as copy his enemies’ abilities and use them to attack. The land expands and unlocks new mini games as Kirby defeat enemies and rescues more Waddle Dees.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Cost: $59.99

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Sonic Frontiers

The game starts when Sonic and his friends are sucked through wormhole. Sonic gets separated from his friends and he must collect the Chaos Emeralds and find his friends. He must team up with unusual creatures to battle enemies racing across the 5 Starfall Islands.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Cost: $59.99

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet

Catch, train and battle Pokemon in these 2 new games set in the Paldea region of the Pokemon universe. Explore the open world at your own pace and face Gym leaders in no particular order.

Rating: Everyone

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Cost: $119.99

Mario Strikers Battle League

Mario Strikers: Battle League is a 5-on-5 soccer style game with no rules and players do whatever it takes to win. Work with your teammates to defeat your opposing team using unique character striker style including the Hyper Strike. This multiplayer game can accommodate up to 8 players on one system or you can join the Strikers Club and play online for more fun.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 8 and up

Cost: $59.99

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

What makes the new LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga different from other LEGO games is players no longer have to advance through the levels linearly through the story. Explore the trilogies in any order and relive all 9 epic films.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 7 and up

Cost: $59.99

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The newest Animal Crossing lands you on a desert island where you can create your own unique island. Your villager will start with a few essentials on a deserted island and will then be able to natural resources to build and create new valuable items. Players can invite other villagers to join their island.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 7 and up

Cost: $59.99

Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course

Cuphead and Mugman are joined by Ms. Chalice for a new adventure on a distant fourth Inkwell Isle. New weapons, charms and abilities assist this trio in battling and defeating Chef Saltbaker.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 9 and up

Cost: $7.99

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

This fighting game allows up to 8 players in the ultimate battle featuring characters from your favorite Nintendo games. The Stage Morph option will change the stage during battles.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 10 and up

Cost: $59.99

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Explore the kingdom of Hyrule with Link in the newest installment from this acclaimed series.

Rating: Everyone 10+

Age Recommendation: 9 and up

Cost: $59.99

best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids

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