Leave it to Nintendo! In the midst of the 2020s gaming scene, they still managed to rise to the top of the gaming market yet again. Video games run on home consoles, PCs, tablets, laptops, and phones, available on everything from Steam to Gog to Itch.io, with even web browser games still hanging onto their niche. You wouldn’t think a handheld console would stand a chance in this environment, but Nintendo is just that good.
Since the Nintendo Switch and its killer-app game library have been the talk of the gaming world for a few years now, we’re going to sort over the best game titles on the system and note what fan-made merch is out there. Note, this is not about Nintendo Switch accessories or the game cartridges, but the merchandise for fans of games on Nintendo Switch. We’re bound to find some endearingly quirky stuff along the way.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World – I’m in Lesbians With You – Pixel Geeky Cross Stitch Pattern
It’s Scott Pilgrim vs The World – the game! It’s been a decade since the hit 2010 film came out, adapted from the comic series Scott Pilgrim. But the fandom is still going strong, with this game being a top title on Nintendo Switch. Perhaps that’s because the story itself, where an earnest Toronto teen has to defeat seven evil ex-boyfriends to win his crush’s heart, is taken from the video game aesthetic in the first place. As for this unique pick, well, it’s just one of the infectious memes from this franchise which has taken the Internet by storm. Give it to a loved one.
Are you proud of your town in Animal Crossing? Well you’d darned well better be! And do you sit down first thing every morning and play your favorite game over morning coffee? Nod your head yes here. Then of course you need this game-faithful coffee mug personalized with the name of your town. The Animal Crossing franchise will rate a post of its own on our hallowed pages someday, because this endearing slice-of-life sim been a runaway hit for two decades now.
Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Link Cosplay Costume
Note in mind, these are unisex, custom-tailored costumes that are built to fit in with whatever other Zelda-related gear you have lying around. And what can be more enduring than Legend of Zelda cosplay? This dungeon-crawling fantasy adventure game has stayed popular as Nintendo’s second-biggest franchise for about three and a half decades. It’s not going out of style anytime soon. You’ll be ready for anything from a comic con to a renaissance fair, not to mention this gear is sturdy enough for some LARP adventuring around Hyrule itself.
Super Mario Odyssey Series | Wedding Amiibo Custom NFC Coin | Mario, Bowser, Peach
We confess, we had no idea what an amiibo coin is, but we figure the people who know about these things will find this anyway. We do know that the Mario franchise is an enduring force in the universe. Mario was here before we were, and will be here long after we’re gone. This set-up gives you adorable wedding-themed Mario, Peach, and Bowser from Super Mario Odyssey, which is obviously a great touch for your Mario-themed wedding. And can we just comment for once that Bowser looks a little bit like he could be played by Vincent D’Onofrio?
The surprise hit of 2019, Untitled Goose Game struck a cultural chord right at the moment it was needed. As the anti-hero of the game, you get to be one of nature’s most mischievous creatures. It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a horrible goose. It sounds like a dud on paper, but five minutes playing it will make a believer out of you. This loving tribute to one of gaming’s most unique characters is a magnet to hold your keys, tools, cutlery, or whatever other metal item. Great for kitchen, office, study, or garage. Just be careful he doesn’t run off with anything, you know how geese are!
Cuphead Cupman Series Stuffed Animal Doll Plush Toy
This adorable batch of plushes are a great tribute to one of the most stylish games ever produced. Cuphead may not be that innovative in the game-play department, but the style of the game is so triumphant that it shoves aside all other concerns. You play Cuphead because you love the Max and Dave Fleischer style of animation, and like your games to have a consistent aesthetic that brings out the kid in you. Cuphead stands alone in modern times as a very specific art-piece which replicates an animation aesthetic the world had almost forgotten, but fondly pines for.
So, where else is the Nintendo Switch going to take us? Since its release in 2017, the Switch has had only a few years to define its niche, yet it performed admirably, even bailing Nintendo out from under the folly of the Wii. Like other handheld consoles in gamign history, its days are clearly numbered, but for now the Switch has a long time left to add to its game library, hopefully landing even more blockbuster titles.