The Nintendo Switch is the new console on the block and like any new console, becoming an early adopter can be an exciting and worrisome prospect. It takes a considerable amount of time for any new gaming hardware to get a sizable library of quality titles and while the Switch still has a long way to go, Nintendo has done an impressive job of putting out at least one high quality exclusive each month since the console’s release in March 2017. If you’ve just recently picked up a Switch or are on the fence about whether to get one, these 12 games represent the best the system has to offer and the ones you should get if you own a Switch.
*Note: The Nintendo Switch’s library will only get better as time goes on, so we’ll try to update this list every so often to reflect any new games that deserve consideration as the console’s best.
13. Fast RMX
It doesn’t look like Nintendo has plans to make a new F-Zero game anytime soon but fortunately, there’s already a game on the Switch that delivers a similar experience. An expanded version of the Wii U racing title Fast Racing Neo, Fast RMX is, as you might have guessed, a racer built around blisteringly-fast speeds that borrows heavily from both the F-Zero and Wipeout franchises. While Fast RMX falls short of the heights of either of those series, the game differentiates itself well thanks to its phase shifting signature mechanic, which lets you switch your vehicle between blue and orange states in order to hit color-coded boost zones on each course.
As for modes, there a number of cups to compete in, with 30 courses in all to enjoy in single player or multiplayer. The game is probably best played in split-screen, as the online component is pretty bare bones, but if you’re looking for an alternative racing game to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Fast RMX will fit the bill.