If you are a gamer, you’ve probably invested in a Nintendo Switch. This hybrid console is a tablet that can either be docked for use as a home console or used as a portable device. The switch allows you to play in a variety of settings, such as at home with your family on the living room tv or on the go, with the classic console experience. If you enjoy playing with your friends, you can even link up to eight consoles for local or online multiplayer. This holiday season, these funky devices are great for bonding with the cousins, and especially come in handy while traveling to keep you distracted on long flights or car rides. The following are two of many must-have Nintendo games that are suitable for any family.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Run away to a deserted island where you get to build your own utopia and bring your character to life in this newer version of everyone’s favorite childhood Nintendo game. With feature characters Tom Nook and Isabelle by your side to guide you as you join the community, personalize your avatar and begin the adventures! Explore your island as you discover all of its resources and use them as you create and customize everything you need for your new virtual home. There are plenty of things to do on the island such as go fishing in the ocean, attend town meetings, dig up fossils, or find money in the rocks for an extra buck. You can even show off your island paradise to your family and friends, and vice versa. No matter if you’re playing alone or with others, the magic of Animal Crossing is that you can always have visitors, and show your friends and families what cool amenities you’ve added to your property.
Super Mario Odyssey – Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure into the unknown and use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding doomsday. This sandbox-style Mario game is only available on the Switch and includes exclusive features unlike any version of the game you have played before. Explore the magic of Mario’s cap and embark on a scenic journey to some of the most curious places far away from home. Discover massive kingdoms and uncover the secrets inside such new costumes for Mario to wear and other special surprises.
If you don’t have these two games in your library yet and are looking for something new to check out for the boring parts that come with holiday travel, this is your calling. Both games are available on the Nintendo Game Store, Amazon, and can probably be found in any local video game store!