Let’s explore a treasure trove of vibrant, heartwarming game worlds with the best platformer games on Switch!
Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary journey filled with enchanting landscapes, lovable characters, and captivating gameplay?
The best switch platformers offer a delightful blend of challenging mechanics and cozy atmospheres that warm your heart and ignite your imagination.
The platformer genre is characterized by gameplay that revolves around navigating and controlling a character through a series of platforms, obstacles, and challenges. Platform games often feature side-scrolling or 2D perspectives, although there are also 3D platformers that incorporate depth and verticality.
Expect lots of jumping, running, and character navigation.
So go grab your cutest controller and prepare to leap into the eShop because I’m sharing my recommendations for the best platforming games on Switch.
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11 of the Best Cozy Platform Games on Nintendo Switch
1. Super Mario Odyssey
In Super Mario Odyssey Mario teams up with Cappy and takes to the air to save Princess Peach from a shotgun wedding.
If you loved The Super Mario Movie you’ll love this game!
Collect Power Moons to power up your airship, known as the Odyssey, and set off on an epic 3D platforming adventure.
You can turn into a T-Rex!
2. Yoshi’s Crafted World
In Yoshi’s Crafted World, you will embark on a colorful and whimsical adventure set in a world made entirely out of arts and crafts materials.
Explore levels with a unique Front Side and mysterious Flip Side as you race against Baby Bowser and Kamek on a grand treasure hunt.
Can you find all the poochy pups?
3. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Vacuum (or a hoover as we Brits call them) at the ready!
Luigu has a ghost problem again. This 2019 classic is still as popular today as it ever was. Help your favorite anxious plumber rid this haunted hotel of cheeky ghosts by solving puzzles to save hid friends!
4. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Ori and the Blind Forest tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer.
Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens of new features in this Definitive Edition.
Ori and the Blind Forest explores a deeply emotional story about love, sacrifice and the hope that exists in us all.
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5. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Travel through a forgotten post-apocalyptic land as Kirby, the adorable pink blob.
You must save his beloved Waddle Dees and his new friend Elfilin.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a cutesy adventure brimming with bright, bold colors and an endearing soundtrack where you can bounce, jump and swallow everyday items. Play solo or in co-op mode!
Fe is a 3D Switch platformer adventure on Nintendo Switch.
The story is up to you to discover, without handholding and told wordlessly through the discoveries you make during gameplay.
Run, climb, and glide your way through a dark Nordic forest and explore its living, breathing ecosystem filled with secrets and mystical creatures.
HUE is a physics-based platform puzzler where you alter the world by changing its background color.
This heartfelt story has full colorblind support and wonderful voice acting. It touches on themes of love, loss, existence and remorse.
Gris is a young woman dealing with grief.
Explore a work of art as Gris navigates her emotions as the color slowly returns to her world.
Experience gentle puzzles and platforming, and optional skill-based challenges free of danger, frustration, or death.
9. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation in a powerful tale about finding one’s place in the world.
Take on hordes of demons then, return to your mountain village and tend a field full of glorious rice.
10. Yoku’s Island Express
Meet Yoku, the pint-sized postman protagonist of Yoku’s Island Express!
Use a unique blend of pinball mechanics, platforming and open-world exploration to unlock the secrets of Mokumana Island, help the locals, awaken ancient deities and much more in this amazing tropical adventure!
11. New Super Lucky’s Tale
Jump and tail swipe your way to victory in this love letter to classic 3D platformers!
Climb incredible heights, burrow deep underground, overcome enemies, and explore amazing worlds on an epic quest to rescue the Book of Ages from the mysterious Jinx and his nefarious Kitty Litter in New Super Lucy’s Tale.