Nintendo Switch Games on Sale Roundup — September 6, 2019

There are too many games. To address this state of affairs, I propose a system whereby we all agree to release only one game each month. This proposal would not only make my life much easier, it would foster solidarity and group feeling as we each played through Assassin’s Creed 12 or Mario’s Big Circus Trip together in sequence. Truly, a better world is possible. Anyway, until then here are some Switch games on sale.

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle — $19.79, down from $59.99 (until 9/10)

The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.

merritt says: Twenty bucks is the perfect price for this bizarre collaboration that nobody saw coming. It starts slow, but opens up to be a fun tactical experience. The Grant Kirkhope soundtrack doesn’t hurt, either. Also, I love Rabbid Peach and would die for her.

Just Dance 2019 — $19.99, down from $39.99 (until 9/10)

Dance to your own beat with Just Dance® 2019, the ultimate dance game featuring 40 hot tracks from chart-topping hits to family favorites, including “Havana” by Camila Cabello, “Bang Bang Bang” by BIGBANG, “No Tears Left To Cry” by Ariana Grande, and many more! With a one-month trial of Just Dance Unlimited included, dance to more than 400 songs!

merritt says: Just dance. It’s gonna be okay. A da doo-doo-mmm. Just dance, spin that record, babe, da da doo-doo-mmm.

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition — $15.99, down from $39.99 (until 9/10)

Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.

merritt saysA colorful platformer best enjoyed with one or more friends. I kind of wish the whole game was just the musical boss battles, but what are you gonna do.

Civilization VI — $35.99, down from $59.99 (until 9/20)

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

merritt says: There are six of them now?

Cave Story+ — $14.99, down from $29.99 (until 9/8)

A young amnesiac hero discovers a hidden land and vows to protect the defenseless creatures who live there! Can he stop the mad doctor and learn the truth about his own past?

merritt says: Cave Story is the quintessential modern Indie Game. It’s been ported to literally everything and will be playable on whatever console people are playing in twenty years. If you haven’t played it yet, the Switch is the perfect way to experience Cave Story.

Ikaruga — $9.99, down from $14.99 (until 9/8)

A rebel pilot named Shinra must battle an enemy nation using a specially-designed fighter called the Ikaruga, which can switch between two energy polarities (black or white) at the touch of a button. Bullets that are the same color as Shinra’s ship can be absorbed, while the opposite color will do damage – this polarity-switching mechanic is the game’s core feature and the foundation for its stage and enemy design. It’s now up to Shinra makes his final stand, as the Ikaruga might be the rebel federation’s last chance to defeat the oppressive Horai regime!

merritt says: Originally released in Japanese arcades in 2001, Ikaruga is one of the most important games in its genre and a Treasure classic. Its core rules are simple but quickly create complex, overwhelming scenarios.

VVVVVV — $4.99, down from $9.99 (until 9/8)

It’s the game that’ll have you walking on the ceiling and looking up at the floor! VVVVVV is a challenging 2D action/platformer with one deceptively simple gameplay mechanic: Without the ability to jump, Captain Viridian must rely on inverting gravity to advance through hundreds of rooms and solve the puzzles he encounters therein. This love letter to the days of 8-bit home computer games features amazing retro gameplay, a genuinely classic visual aesthetic and an earworm chiptune soundtrack created by Swedish musician Magnus Palsson.

merritt says: Another indie classic, VVVVVV is a puzzling platformer built around a simple mechanic — flipping from the ceiling to the floor. It sounds straightforward, but this is a Terry Cavanagh game, so things are going to go in directions you wouldn’t expect.

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merritt k is the managing editor of Fanbyte. She has never played a video game in her life.

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