The Nintendo Switch is known for having rather expensive games, as first-party titles rarely drop in price, so finding the best Switch games under $10 is a rarity. Nintendo does carry some, but how good are they exactly? Here are some of the best Nintendo Switch games we've found in that price range.
Blaster Master Zero
Blaster Master Zero takes you back to the NES's good ol' days with its 8-bit style and side-scrolling action scenes. Take on bosses and dungeons as Sophia III, with different weapons and even your friends.
If you're a fan of retro-style side-scrolling shooters, Blaster Master Zero is the game for you. The wide variety of bosses and zones is based on the original Blaster Master.
This 2D action game lets you create your own character as you take on the E.B.E. to protect humankind. Choose the best armor and best weapons to take on the biggest enemies in the game.
In an alternate take on disasters in 2020, customize your A.N.T.I. soldier to defend humanity against the horrific scourge of E.B.E. monsters.
Super One More Jump
Super One More Jump is an arcade-style platformer, and the title basically gives away the game. With over a hundred levels and many different characters, you can play by yourself or with friends.
Super One More Jump is easy to learn but hard to master. Try to navigate the levels by timing your jumps carefully.
Tennis in the Face
Here is another game where the objective is essentially in the name. As you go through the platforms, your goal is to hit every enemy you see in the face with a tennis ball. Enjoy this hilarious game as you take on cops, clowns, and even everyday business people.
It's a pretty simple, straightforward yet fun game: Smack every last enemy you can find with a tennis ball.
Frederic: Resurrection of Music
This hilarious game follows Fredric Chopin on his journey to save music forever. You have to take on multiple people, dueling others until you become the master of the piano.
Frederic is back from the dead to save music by bringing back creativity and taking down corporate cash-in musicians.
Unholy Heights follows you, playing as the Devil, as you collect rent and protect your tenants as well. You have to collect rent, improve living situations, and defeat all humans trying to come to your building. Take care of your underworld tenants, and protect them from those pesky humans.
Collecting rent while playing as the devil just feels like the perfect combo. As the ultimate evil landlord, work to build out your empire while fighting off unwelcome intruders.
As the Storm consumes the Shu village, you are running to try to save yourself from the end of the world. With 21 levels, 6 different lands, and 10 unique characters to join your journey, you need to work together with these strangers to defeat the Storm.
Playing as the titular Shu, you're trying to survive the end of everything as a Storm wipes out your village. The more survivors you save, the more special abilities you'll unlock.
If you're looking for a Metroid-like platformer to get you through now that Metroid Dread is out, Meganoid is definitely one of the best Switch games under $10. As you go through the Meganoid ship, it will be a little different every time. Will you choose to try to get out as fast as you can or collect all you can along the way?
Take on challenges in this platforming title that pulls direct inspiration from the Metroid franchise that changes somewhat every time you play it.
Sometimes lying can be a good thing, like in Fibbage XL! This is a party game where everyone makes their entries to the game from an internet browser, usually on their phone. You are given a prompt with a fill-in-the-blank where you have to come up with the best lie to fool the other players then select the truth out of the submitted answers. May the best liar win!
Party games are always great, especially when you get to try and fool other players simultaneously. That's the goal of Fibbage XL, a fill-in-the-blank game about deception.
The popularity of the DOOM franchise has risen again with the release of the new DOOM Eternal game. By far, one of the best Switch games under $10 to enjoy even more DOOM is the Nintendo 64's DOOM 64 remastered. Play one of the first versions of this shooter from hell now on your Switch.
Doom 64 is a great retro-style entry in the iconic shooter series previously locked to the Nintendo 64. Blast back the hordes of hell, again and again, until it is done.
A Short Hike
A Short Hike is an open-world hiking game where players can hike as short or long as they please. Explore the nature and people around you if you'd like. Take a swim in the rivers. However you choose to enjoy your hike, this peaceful game is here for you to relax.
The title is A Short Hike, but you can choose the length of this peaceful escapade. Have fun wandering and taking in the serenity.
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Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.