The Nintendo Switch games you must buy at Amazon this week, starting at $25

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Gothenburg, Sweden - March 10, 2017: A shot from above of a young man's hands holding a neon coloured Nintendo Switch video game system developed and released by Nintendo Co., Ltd. in 2017. The system is turned on and the game The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild is showing on the display. Shot on a hardwood floor background in a home environment.
Get together with Link to explore the vast land of Hyrule. (Photo: Getty)

Move over Xbox and PlayStation, it's the Nintendo Switch that's won the most hearts among current gamers. That's because its game selection truly offers something for everyone, from games that'll make you work up a sweat to ones with stories that will have you shedding tears. So, it's great news that Amazon's offering up deals galore on Switch titles, with prices starting at just $25 — though we recommend giving Nintendo's latest title a shot, as it comes out tomorrow and it sure to be hot hot hot this year!

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free two-day shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Nintendo Switch Sports

Volleyball, with the ball glowing pink
Volleyball joins the ranks of motion-controlled Nintendo games. (Photo: Nintendo)

It's been 16 years since Wii Sports premiered (and 13 since its sole sequel, Wii Sports Resort, came out), and we're about due for a new edition. Thankfully Nintendo has heard our pleas and is about to deliver a new title for its wildly popular Switch. The game is called, appropriately enough, Nintendo Switch Sports, and it comes out on April 29.

What do you have to look forward to with this new sports game? Well, you'll see the return of old favorites like bowling and tennis. But it's now joined by soccer, volleyball, badminton and chambara — you might know that last one better better as "sword fighting." Customizable characters are back as well, just don't call them Miis!

$50 at Amazon

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby is eating a burger
Kirby enjoys a pleasant lunch with some friends. (Photo: Nintendo)

This is a Kirby adventure unlike any you've ever played in the past. Never played a Kirby game before? Well, that's okay, because this title is designed for newbies and veterans alike. Guide Kirby through a post-apocalyptic city and take on an array of whimsical baddies with all sorts of new abilities, many gained from those very same baddies! How, you ask? Well, the charm of the Kirby games is that the little guy can swallow enemies to gain their powers, and this game goes even further — Kirby can even turn into a car!

This title is a big hit with all ages of Amazon reviewers, like this one who says, "As always there is a simple plot and plenty of hidden goodies to find. Can play on an easier mode for the younger kids and Wild Mode for the rest of us. Has some fun new twists and all the joyful predictability of the Kirby we know and love."

$55 $60 at Amazon

Just Dance 2022

character dancing on screen
The Just Dance games are a great way to get in shape. (Photo: Ubisoft)

If you’re looking for exercise, group fun and great tunes, look no further than the Just Dance series. You’ll step, hop and bounce along to new and old hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Meghan Trainor. And once you’ve sweated through the 40 included tracks, you can sign up for Just Dance Unlimited to access hundreds more songs across a number of genres; (included are favorites from past versions of Just Dance). The first month is free, and you can cancel anytime. As for the game itself, it'll normally run you $50, but right now it's 50 percent off.

This title has more than 10,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, including from parents and grandparents who call it "fun for the whole family and a good cardio workout" and "so much fun, even for my toddlers."

$25 $50 at Amazon

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Kid confronts a small armed creature
You'll meet many different creatures and make magical new friends. (Photo: Level 5)

Do you like exploring expansive worlds, meeting strange and wonderful creatures and getting sucked in by a compelling story? Then Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the game for you. It combines the charming animation style of movies like My Neighbor Totoro with the thrilling adventure you'd expect from a Zelda title, and right now it's only $29 at Amazon — that's 30 bucks off.

Players love Ni No Kuni, with one enthusiastic reviewer admiring its "beautiful visuals and amazing story." They added, "As someone who enjoys watching games as much as playing them, I can say that this is a great game whether you're playing or watching a friend do so while hanging out."

It's a great way to spend May!

$29 $50 at Amazon

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Zelda and a dog
Make friends with Link, Zelda and all sorts of furry creatures on your adventure. (Photo: Nintendo)

Breath of the Wild is considered by many to be the best Zelda title yet, and one of the best Switch titles ever. If you still haven't picked up a copy, it's not too late. Right now you can grab this expansive, gorgeous adventure for only $40, a sweet $20 off.

Reviews are, predictably glowing, with even first-time players having a lot to say: "I gave it a try and FELL IN LOVE with it! It was so beautifully done with so much content and a great storyline! The learning curve was steep for someone who is not super into gaming but when I did learn all the controls, I had a blast and spent the next three months obsessing over this game!"

$40 $60 at Amazon

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Command legions of soldiers, all before recess. (Photo: Nintendo)

If you like school and relationship drama, then Three Houses is the game for you. The tactical game features swords and magic, and it puts you in control of the story. You can't help but be invested in the characters' fates, as one player explained: "This game is wholesome and gets you EXTREMELY involved with the characters of the house you choose. It’s delightful. At the same time, the stakes are higher than ever, as you form a real attachment to your characters. The game is also heartbreaking." Better buy some tissues!

$44 $60 at Amazon

Kirby Star Allies

Kirby with a heart above his head
Love is in the air when Kirby's in town. (Photo: Nintendo)

The Kirby series is suited for gamers who want a more laid-back experience, with one dad calling this installment a "great game to play with friends and family" that "has a lot of fun abilities to team up with." He also said, "If you want some nice relaxing local multiplayer with pleasing graphics and good gameplay, then I’d suggest picking this up." And a long-time Kirby fan said it's "one of the best Kirby games in the franchise" and "a MUST-BUY for any Kirby fan, no matter what the skill level." And now you can save 25 percent!

$45 $60 at Amazon

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Banjo Kazooie vs. Mario
The matchups in this battle title are crazy. (Photo: Nintendo)

“Ultimate” is the only word you could use to describe the latest entry in the Super Smash Bros. series. The gang’s all here: Mario, Pikachu, Sonic, Mega Man and more — a whopping 82 different characters to play from across the gaming universe, all with their own unique style and attacks.

Each match is a frantic free-for-all where you try to knock the other players off the platform, and it’s great for both old-school players and newbies, like this one: "This is a must-have. Classic game with a bunch of characters. I’m still learning how to play it properly." Right now you can smash the buy button on this iconic title for only $50, saving 10 bucks.

$50 $60 at Amazon

New Pokémon Snap

Todd taking photos
Not every game has to be violent: In this Switch title you get to take photos of Pokémon instead of catching them. (Photo: Nintendo)

New Pokémon Snap is a fantasy twist on a classic nature expedition, one where you ride in a pod around a variety of islands and take "photos" of Pokémon in their natural habitat. It’s fun, relaxing and beautiful, and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. One mom said it's "a relaxing game," and her daughter loves it, while this gamer is "hooked." They added, "It has all the nostalgia from the original but with way more incredible photo opportunities and so many new Pokémon. It's far more in-depth and detailed as well. Great for adults and kids alike."

$55 $60 at Amazon

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Dawn with Pokémon
This Pokémon title is even cuter than usual. (Photo: Nintendo)

This adorable addition to the Pokémon universe is actually a remake of two games that came out back in 2007; now they're back and cuter than ever, with a new art style. Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon: Shining Pearl are basically the same game, only with slight differences in the Pokémon available to catch. Gamers have to trade with friends or other players online to catch them all. A fan who remembers playing them when he was a kid said, "The visuals look great, seeing all these old scenes remade is amazing...this whole game was a great trip down memory lane. If you liked playing the originals then this is a MUST, so buy it now!"

$53 $60 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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