A slithering puzzle-platformer that initially released exclusively on Nintendo Switch, Snake Pass merges belly-sliding mechanics with obstacle navigation. The result is a charming and cute but challenging puzzle game developed in the same vein of old-school 3D platformers from the 90s era. The snake’s name is noodle and he is adorable. However, in case you needed another reason to play Snake Pass, know that it’s laced with plenty of fun platforms ready to be slithered over.
Snipperclips is a great example of a Nintendo Switch puzzle game that takes full advantage of the console it’s released on, utilising the Joy Con’s gyro controls to let player cut out and place unique shapes. Your primary objective is to solve various shape and physics-based puzzles, a concept that is best experienced co-operatively with a buddy by your side. Up to four players can jump into Snipperclips’ brand of shape-altering fun.
Toad is a character from the Mario franchise that has remained ringside for far too long. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker remedies this fact by placing him front and centre in his own game, tasking players to collect and explore throughout various levels – all without the act of jumping. Treasure Tracker is full of many bite-sized missions which makes it perfect for portable play and a puzzle game easily understood and suited for those new to the genre.