If you're looking for the best Nintendo Switch games you can play on a budget, Nintendo has some games for $5 and under just for you. These are some of the best games I found on its list that you're sure to get your money out of.

Mom Hid My Game!

This hilarious escape game follows a young kid whose mom has taken away his gaming system. You have to go through each level, which is marked by days, finding ways to find your console. This is a great game that most people can relate back to their own childhood for just $5.

See at Nintendo eShop

Maria The Witch

Maria the Witch is a beautiful side-scrolling game where you have to maneuver through objects to go onto the next level. You go through, picking up mail, and you have special items that help you through your travels. With your trusty broom in hand, you're sure to enjoy your travels as Maria for only $5.

See at Nintendo eShop

Astro Bears Party

This extremely cute multiplayer game is great for all types of people, and its simplicity makes for loads of fun. Whether you play with a group of friends or just one other person, this puzzle group game is great fun for everyone for just $5.

See at Nintendo eShop

Tactical Mind

This is a great game for those who love board games, but they would rather play them on a console. You can either play by yourself or with another friend on a local wireless game. For $3, you can play this version of chess where you can upgrade pawns and take down your opponent's weaker pawns. Take on your friends or AI in this great electronic version of chess.

See at Nintendo eShop

Kid Tripp

If you're a fan of games such as Super Mario Bros. and Sonic, this side-scrolling pixel-art game is going to take your heart. For only $4, you can take on enemies, collect coins, and rack up lives, while jamming to an awesome, old school soundtrack. When you get taken back to the old arcade games for so little cash, you'll be thankful to save up your tokens.

See at Nintendo eShop

36 Fragments of Midnight

36 Fragments of Midnight is a beautifully made puzzle game where you have to collect pieces of the moon in order to beat the game. At $3, you'll have to dodge saws, lasers, and spikes to make your way through each level. While you're playing as the cutest character, you'll have a great time getting the fragments and saving the night.

See at Nintendo eShop

Oh Sir! The Insult Simulator

This game is full of hilarious and silly sounding insults for you to make up, whether it's against the computer or against online players. Oh Sir! Insult Simulator has various single-player levels for you to advance with, or you can take on friends or online players to truly dig into their ego. This is a great game for just $2, and it will surely have everyone laughing.

See at Nintendo eShop


Kamiko is a pixel-art game centered around Japanese Shinto beliefs, where you have to fight demons and unlock magically locked gates. Each gate, or stage, has a boss you have to fight in order to move onto the next level. Become the priestesses and take on all of your enemies in this $5 game

See at Nintendo eShop

Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back

If you're a music lover and want to take down others with music, then this battle game will be just what you're looking for. For $5, you can become Frederic Chopin, a renowned composer to who has come back from the dead to save music once again. This is a thrilling game of battling to the beat of some great songs as you show your enemies what you're made of.

See at Nintendo eShop

Which is your favorite game under $5?

Let us know which game you'll be picking up for less than $5 down in the comments! You might also find some among our best Nintendo Switch games list.

Get More Switch

Nintendo Switch

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.