As the new home of Mario Kart, the Nintendo Switch is chock full of colourful racing games suited for not just letting you drive cars but driving your family insane too. Most racing games look great either in docked mode on the big screen or in handheld mode when taken on the go, meaning that any racing enthusiast never need take their foot of the pedal wherever they are. Here’s just a taste of the racing games present on Nintendo Switch.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Originally released for the Wii U, this souped-up Switch version of Mario Kart 8 is a must-play for every Nintendo fan craving a great racing game. You and up to 11 friends are able to race in online tournaments as any one of the Mushroom Kingdom’s eclectic cast of characters. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes all previously released DLC for the Wii U version, even adding in whole new racers in the Inklings from Splatoon 2. Be sure to watch out for that blue shell, otherwise there’s no better kart racing game on the Nintendo Switch.
Wipeout’s brand of anti-grav racing remains exclusive to Sony’s platform, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo Switch players need miss out on the futuristic concept thanks to the likes of Fast RMX. It’s pitched as a spiritual successor to the classic F-Zero franchise of Nintendo racers, bringing with it a single-player campaign with 10 unique cups to compete over, containing 30 courses total, along with 15 different unlockable vehicles – each offering high-speed thrills.
Trials Rising delivers a different kind of racing experience in that it’s all played from an isometric 2.5D perspective that places unique emphasis on physics. The objective is to simply get from one end of the course to the other (duh!), only you’ll have to contend with various obstacles and awkward jumps standing in your way. Trials Rising ups the chaos in almost every aspect, especially on the Nintendo Switch, testing your patience and driving skill all at the same time.