Switch's dock and KitKat controllers make it perfect for multiplayer games. But if you're looking for something without intense competition, a cooperative local multiplayer game is what you need. Here are the best on the console.
Kirby Star Allies
Nintendo's pink puffball tends to fly under the radar of larger franchises like Mario and Zelda, but Kirby games have reliably delivered co-op platforms for a long time. Star Allies is about making friends, throwing "hearts" and recruiting classic Kirby boys to help you. Up to four players can go on it in locally cooperating multiplayer. Secondary players can combine their friend skills with Kirby's gobble-em-up powers for super-super-attacks.
Cuphead has become an instant classic among fans of indie 2D games. It's like the opposite of Kirby: an insanely difficult platform game with an art style inspired by some disturbing comics from the 1
Fire Emblem Warriors
Fire Emblem Warriors is a mash up of Nintendo's strategy slash dating sim-fantasy game with Koeis Dynasty Warriors series, giving the feudal characters massive battlefields filled with thousands of enemies to hack and turn in real time. Ridiculous attacks and magical attacks fill the screen as you take down dozens of enemies at once, and cut through the map for strategic goals. Two local players can cope with the battlefield in split screen mode.
Death Road to Canada
What happens when you blend top-down battle with a long Oregon Trail -style resource management game, then sprinkle with zombies? Death Road to Canada That's it. This unique pixelated title has you controlling the survivors of a zombie apocalypse as they get hell out of Dodge, gathering new party members, and meeting massive zombie dogs. The co-op setup offers up to four local players, but one remains "in control" of the group, so it's a good game if you want to play with a child without surrendering to too much chaos.
Mario Tennis Aces
Mario Tennis series is set up for great multiplayer games, with head-to-head tennis, doubling co-op, or a combination of the two. The Switch version of Aces includes battles with up to four players at a time, both online and locally … but be careful with the latter if all four of you use motion controls to swing Joy-Cons as tennis rackets. Aren't you interested in competition? Then two players can put on the computer in a team.
" Death Squared " sounds like a skull-stamping product from Gears of War but it's actually a surprisingly mild little puzzle. The aesthetic and sci-fi story owes much to Portal, but it supports up to four players moving around online puzzles simultaneously, or making two in the main story campaign. It is also one of the cheapest games on this list for just $ 15 at the time of writing.
Team Sonic Racing
Mario Kart is usually go-to kart racer on any Nintendo console, but its co-op options are somewhat limited. The new Team Sonic Racing focuses on racing with your teammates, sharing power-ups, creating fast lanes and jumping-frogging each other to keep the squad together and fast. Your team of three can play locally or jump online for more intense competition. Here, the SEGA watchlist hopes to expand in future releases.
If you've ever tried to make a big meal in a small kitchen with too many chefs, you know how Overcooked 2 goes. Your team is tasked with making a meal on an insanely landscaped kitchen, with simple controls that balance well with the chaotic levels. The Switch version has up to four players who switch ingredients and fight for burners. Online games are also available, although it does not match the fun of a four-person session.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Originally a Wii U game, the Switch release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker preserves its tiny puzzle levels while providing an adorable graphics, four extra stages and one two player mode to go through the entire campaign in the co-op. Note that this may not be the best co-op game for younger children, as it relies on space missions and low intensity combat to clear some puzzles.
Yoshi & # 39; s Crafted World
If you've ever wanted to play through a child's diorama project, then Yoshi & # 39; s Crafted World is for you. The simple platform player is lived up to glorious miniature sets that look like something you can find in a kindergarten classroom. The challenges are not very, well, challenging, making this game ideal for younger children who want to focus on exploration rather than fighting. Two players can control two slightly different colored Yoshi dinosaurs at once.