Animal Crossing: New Horizons has us hooked since the day it went on sale. From fishing, hunting tarantulas, terraforming our island, and leaving it as a dream paradise, decorating our house with the latest objects and furniture obtained … any excuse seems little to us to return to our island.
But what about outside of Animal Crossing? Although we want to spend the whole day on our island, there are many more similar or equally fun options that will make us forget about the debts we have contracted with Tom Nook or stop listening to Totakeke’s records. Luckily Nintendo Switch has a wide range of games for anyone obsessed with Animal Crossing to enjoy.
Although Terraria was released in 2011, it has been ported to almost all systems, being Nintendo Switch one of the ports where you can best enjoy this title thanks to its portable mode.
In this adventure title with touches of action, players must fight against enemies while exploring and building their entire base to invite different NPCs to live in it and thus obtain allies.
Pocket Arcade Story
If you like to spend your time designing and building, Pocket Arcade Story is your game. In this simulation title, we must design and manage our own arcade. For this, we can choose from many options to customize the room to our liking and at the same time develop various management tasks to achieve success.
If we have played our cards right, our arcade will become more and more popular. With this, we will get regular clients and carry out various events such as tournaments, where we can build the loyalty of many more clients and swim in fortunes of virtual money.
Untitled Goose Game
Although it has little to do with resource management, Untitled Goose Game is a somewhat twisted puzzle game where we control a peculiar goose that causes chaos wherever it goes. During 5 levels (linked together in the form of a town), we will have a list of tasks, where our mission is to annoy all the inhabitants of the area and thus be able to open access to the next level.
The beauty of this game is that we can interact with 80% of the environment and achieve different reactions from humans and even discover secret tasks.
There is little to say about this game—one of the best farming simulators of the last generation. In Stardew Valley, we become an urbanite who moves to a rural area because we are the heirs of our grandfather’s farm.
As a newcomer and inexperienced in the field, we must learn how to manage and fix all the flaws on the farm, while at the same time making friends with our neighbors in Pelican Town. A game where resource management invites you to spend hours and hours in front of your screen without hardly realizing it.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening caught many of us by surprise when it was first announced. Its much improved new look and remade with beautiful environments improved control, and some new mechanics have made it very deep for both longtime fans and players who have never played a game in the Zelda series.
In this title (as in the original), Link wakes up on the island of Koholint, where he must face hundreds of enemies, solve somewhat convoluted puzzles in various dungeons and wake up the lying Wind Fish to escape the island and return to her beloved Hyrule.
If you have many friends with whom you visit all the possible islands within Animal Crossing, you can always meet them and go play Moving Out. From being in pairs to groups of four people, the laughs are more than assured.
Your mission in the game is to go around the city, helping everyone who asks you to move. To do this, you will put yourself in the shoes of the employees of a moving company. In an orderly way or creating disasters, you will have to be victorious with mechanics based on totally unbalanced physics. It seems easy, but will you get 3 stars in each house?
Pokémon Shield and Sword
Pokémon Shield and Sword are the first games in the series to come out on Nintendo Switch, after dozens of speculation about whether the saga would be renewed in a new franchise or not.
In this new installment, we will once again control a new Pokémon trainer throughout the Galar region, with the singular goal of becoming the best trainer of all. Although the game is quite similar in many respects, compared to other titles in the saga, this one brings some differences in its history and some new mechanics within the gameplay that are being liked a lot by both players who cling to classic Pokémon as well as those who love it. They haven’t played it much or not at all.
Arcade Spirits has nothing to do with Animal Crossing, but every video game fan should try. This title is a visual novel that tells us about the video game crisis of the 80s and that completely changed the games industry. But what if this event had never happened?
The entire plot of the game takes place in an alternate world where this crisis never took place and, at some point in the 21st century, the world and the video game industry have become quite strong. Through an avatar that we create, we will develop friendships and relationships with other characters through our choices. Without a doubt one of those strange games that are worth a look at, even if it is out of curiosity.
Little Misfortune is a graphic adventure within Fran Bow’s world, and as is normal in the series, this one is also quite twisted. Our main character, Misfortune, has to travel around the world in search of somewhat peculiar adventures.
The game begins with a narrator’s voice, announcing that we are in 1993 and on the day of Misfortune’s death. When our little protagonist realizes that she can hear the narrator, he offers her a new kind of game. Change the narrator for the player and, in this way, be able to guide Misfortune, making all kinds of decisions that can change the outcome of his day.
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy
Any Professor Layton game is a delight in every way. If you haven’t played any of them, nothing happens since this puzzle game will captivate you with its narrative, aesthetics, soundtrack, and difficulty curve that makes you start with simple puzzles and end with real puzzles.
In this latest installment, we will take the professor’s daughter, Katrielle Layton. Our protagonist must solve all the mysteries that surround the city of London, accompanied by our chattering dog assistant. Without a doubt, a game that will make time pass without you realizing it.