The Switch Island Sale Selections
Here at The Switch Island there’s nothing that gets our juices flowing more than a good old eshop Sale. Whether it’s being able to convince yourself that game on the wishlist is now a no-brainer at this price, or suddenly being willing to take a punt on a new genre or game style to see what the fuss is about.
But with Nintendo slashing prices on over 150 games this Thursday (26th Sept), how on earth are you going to find the must have purchases? Fear not, for The Switch Island is here to guide with some of our top picks from the sale. Lets dive straight in.
1. Hollow Knight
Price: £10.99/€14.99 – To £6.59/€8.99 -40%
Hollow Knight is a 2D action-adventure metroidvania game in a gorgeous traditional 2D animation boasting skillful but tough as nails gameplay. Having played over 45 hours to only have a completion rate of 83%, this game contains an immense amount of bang for buck if you’re willing to put the effort in.
Price: £17.99/€19.99 – To £10.79/€11.99 -40%
Another game not for the faint of heart, Celeste is a tough as nails platformer, with pixel art done right and a great story of self discovery to boot. Even when this great story is complete, it still has masses amount of re-playability in levels to keep you going for hours. With the brand new free DLC just recently dropping, there’s no better time to pick this up.
3. Monster Boy and the cursed kingdom
Price: £34.99/€39.99 – To £26.24/€29.99 -25%
A beautiful platformer with a lengthy campaign, we were initially put off by the hefty price tag, but at 25% off this may be the time to get stuck into Monster Boy.
4. GOLF STORY
Price: £13.49/€14.99 – To £8.90/€9.89 -34%
Think golf games are dull? Well throw that preconception out the window and pick up the fantastic Golf Story. It combines a pixel perfect golfing with a serious story that plays out over 8 different courses, all with a great sense of enjoyment and jokes. Just watch them moles!
5. BASTION & TRANSISTOR
Price: £10.99 & £15.49/€12.49 & €16.79– To £2.19 & £3.09/€2.49 & €3.35 -80%
Let’s be clear: We could write paragraphs about how great both these RPGs are and bundling them together should not dissuade you from buying them. They’re bundled together because they’re both from Supergiant Games and are a whopping 80% off. They’re no brainers. Grab them both. Thank us later.
6. YOKU’S ISLAND EXPRESS
Price: £15.99/€19.99 – To £7.99/€9.99 -50%
Don’t let this being pigeon holed as a metroidvania put any of you off from buying Yoku’s Island Express. First and foremost it’s a brilliant pinball game, set in an open world providing a quirky story as well. The pinball mechanics are perfect and at 50% off, we can’t recommend this enough.
7. THE ADVENTURE pals
Price:£10.79/€11.99 – To £5.39/€5.99 -50%
A colourful platformer that is at times laugh-out-loud funny and entertaining throughout. Doesn’t provide a massive challenge but if you’ve been following this list so far, Hollow Knight and Celeste have you covered on that front.
8. MARK OF THE NINJA: remastered
Price: £17.99/€19.99 – To £10.79/€11.99 -40%
Mark of the Ninja Remastered has been on our collective wish lists for a while now, as it was somewhat overshadowed by the similar looking (but mechanically different) The Messenger at the time of release. Maybe now is the time to emerge from the shadows and strike?
9. what remains of edith finch
Price: £17.49/€19.99 – To £14.39/€15.99 -20%
Our very own Rich The Dreamcast Barber said he went through an entire box of Kleenex whilst playing this. We assume that was because of its emotionally charged narrative, but the only way to be sure would be to pick this up while it’s on sale.
10. monster hunter generations ultimate
Price: £44.99/€49.99 – To £26.99/€29.99 -40%
What an impact this game has made on the Switch Island! Spawning it’s own series of videos on our Youtube channel, our community around this game has taken on a life of its own. A critically acclaimed action RPG where you take on epic with up to three extra players either locally or online, this game is the talk of The Switch Island discord. A massive recommendation from us, so that when you buy it, get into our discord channel and join in The Switch Island hunts!
Have you picked any of these up, or have there been other games which have topped your list? Feel free to comment and let us know, or join us on twitter and discord to enjoy more Nintendo switch discussion.