Nintendo Switch

Ease in with these Nintendo Switch games suitable for all skill levels

Everyone has different skills levels when it comes to hobbies, and that’s totally okay! In fact, “variety is the spice of life,” as they say. Of course, this does make it a bit tricky if you want to introduce someone new to a hobby like video games.

The games below were chosen for a very specific reason: Each of them has a special mode or feature that is designed to help folks of all skill levels play together. It doesn’t matter if they’ve never picked up a controller before!

Most of these games also have cooperative play* (also known as co-op play) so a more experienced player can help the newer player. Just remember to always be patient, helpful, and kind when you’re introducing someone to something new. And, of course, have fun!

The Nintendo Switch™ Sports game brings the thrill of sports with intuitive motion controls. Seven games are included in the collection—Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, Chambara (swordplay), and the recently added Golf! Each experience is easy to understand no matter what your level of experience is.

Welcome to a new era of dance with Just Dance 2023 edition ! The latest version includes online multiplayer**, a new style, and more top chart hits like “Dynamite” by BTS. Don’t worry if you’re shy when it comes to dancing—this game is made for all skill levels.

Luigi is invited to the towering Last Resort hotel, but when Mario and friends go missing, our green-clad hero will have to conquer his fears to save them! Once Luigi comes across Gooigi, a second player can take control of Gooigi to help defeat ghosts and solve puzzles. Due to being made out of Goo, losing health won’t mean game over for Gooigi!

Explore a mysterious world as the powerful puffball, Kirby, in this colorful adventure! Kirby can bring a smile to even the most stoic face, and this game is fully co-op with a second player. Can you save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack?!

There are a lot of twisty courses in the Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe game. If racers keep falling off, make sure that the Smart Steering option is turned on. The Auto-Accelerate option can also help if someone isn’t quite used to pushing buttons on a controller.

Take on a series of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle! In Party Mode, up to four players* can compete against each other. Between each round, each player can also set their difficulty setting for more-or-less-challenging puzzles. It’s a nice way to finetune the experience and make sure things are fun for everyone.

Enjoy two Mario adventures solo or with friends*! In the Bowser’s Fury part, another player can take control of Bowser Jr. and help by attacking enemies and storing power-ups. As they say, two sets of claws are better than one. (Probably the same people who say, “Variety is the spice of life.”)

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game. This game has the option of 2-4 players* sharing the island using the same system. The Resident Representative (first player) starts building the island while the other players can join in and play together. It’s a nice way to ease into the game.

Take on 100 classic minigames fit for the whole family! This is a great game for a game night—each of the minigames are a bit of quick, simple chaos that all ages can enjoy. While skill can factor into the minigames themselves, there are still many ways for underdogs to come from behind to win the entire thing in Mario Party mode. It’s a way to keep things fun but still competitive!

The galaxy is yours in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga. Experience memorable moments and nonstop action from all nine Skywalker saga films reimagined with signature LEGO humor. This game is fully co-op for two players *, excels with its family-friendly comedy, and recreates iconic scenes from the movies.

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Up to eight players can play together*—whether you want to explore worlds, maintain a farm, or build a castle, it can be an easy way to introduce someone to games.

Play as iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters in this new beat-‘em-up adventure! Up to six players can play locally* or online**—since the controls are simple and immediately satisfying, it’s a good game for a group to tackle. The game also has a very bright and cartoony look.

*Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online