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Switch demos

Thousands of games are currently available on Switch, and there are a ton of demos out there for many of them. Not just Nintendo, but also third-parties are offering demos. We’ve now put together a comprehensive list of what’s out there.

Since our reader base is English-speaking, that’s what we’re focusing on here. In other words, we’re highlighting Switch demos that you can find in North America and Europe. Japan has a few extra demos on its end, but a majority of them are for titles that are not currently being sold in the west and are only playable in Japanese.

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We’ve put together a new video guide that will tell you about all every location for Korok Seeds on Great Sky Island in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Players start the game in a similar area to Breath of the Wild’s Great Plateau, and right away, there are things to collect. In our video walkthrough, we take you through all Korok Seed locations on the Great Sky Island in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There are a surprising amount of secrets tucked away in this short opening area. These seeds will help expand your inventory for shields, weapons, and bows by turning them in to Hestu – similar to the previous title – throughout your journey.

With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom right around the corner, we have made a full game walkthrough of the original game for those that want to cross this game off their Zelda backlog. Inspired by the YouTuber Loogaroo’s classic “How to Beat Dragon Warrior… in less than 5 minutes” guide, Tom has made a video in a similar style for The Legend of Zelda on NES.

Note: this is not a speedrun.

WayForward’s 2023 remake of Advance Wars 1 and 2 are finally here. Known as Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp, the release is faithful modernization of the original strategy games on Game Boy Advance. While there are slight tweaks to the mechanics, many of the key strategies and exploits remain.

In the video below, Tom takes you through eleven tips that leverage this knowledge and will give any beginner the necessary tools in order to conquer this remake. Here’s a rundown of topics covered:

Fire Emblem Engage has proven to be one of the more mechanically interesting games in the long-running strategy franchise. If you are new to the title – or the entire series – this beginner’s guide will help you better understand how some of the most important mechanics work. This guide is currently up-to-date with the Wave 3 updates, including the Well mechanic, which was added free to the game post-launch. Below we have included timestamps for the major mechanics covered in our video.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe True Arena guide

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe features a mode called The True Arena, and we have a new guide to help you out here plus a quick overview on how to unlock it.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC release dates tracks

Five years after launch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is getting new content with its Booster Course Pass DLC, and we’ve putting together a guide that will cover all release dates and tracks going forward.

Nintendo has opted to focus on remastering previous tracks. Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, and Mario Kart Tour should all eventually have representation.

Octopath Traveler II guild locations

Now that Octopath Traveler II is here on Switch, we’ve put together a new guide that should come in helpful to find all of the game’s guild locations.

Similar to the first game, Octopath Traveler II provides licenses to outfit your party members with secondary jobs. These jobs allow them to access the abilities of other classes, giving your party more variety when in combat. One way to obtain these licenses is by finding various class guilds spread throughout the world.

The guide below will provide the location for each of the main eight class guilds. We also have a video version at the very end of this post.

GoldenEye 007 recently re-released on Switch, returning after over 25 long years. It’s available now via Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

In our latest video, I break down the many, many, many different control styles and ways to play this FPS classic, as well as explain how to reorient the controls to fit more modern sensibilities. We’ve detailed the N64 original control scheme, the Switch Pro Controller’s optimal remapping, and dual analog Joy-Con control methods.

free switch games apps downloads

We’ve put together a new database that compiles all free games, downloads, and apps on Switch.

There are a bunch of titles that can be downloaded at no cost, including heavy hitters like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Warframe. Thankfully, free-to-play titles do not require a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Apps like Twitch and YouTube can also be downloaded directly on Switch.

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