Games that work with the Fangamer Flip Grip

FanGamer Flip Grip Nintendo Switch accessory
FanGamer Flip Grip Nintendo Switch accessory (Image credit: iMore)

Over the past few years we've seen a lot of awesome games release for the Nintendo Switch. Several of these games, especially retro classics and pinball games, benefit from being played vertically. However, the Switch isn't designed to allow Joy-Cons to attach in a vertical screen orientation. Fortunately, the Fangamer Flip Grip accessory came to the rescue and makes it possible for you to play your Switch with attached Joy-Cons in vertical mode. We've gathered up a list of games that work with the Flip Grip. See which ones catch your eye.

Note: It's important to note that the Flip Grip only attaches to the Switch console in one direction. If a game doesn't orient itself in this same direction, then it won't be playable with the Flip Grip.

Going vertical

Anyone who enjoys classic arcade cabinet games will appreciate being able to use the Flip Grip. It attaches to your Switch and allows you to play your games more easily in vertical mode. Just keep in mind that the Flip Grip can only be attached to your Switch on one side. This means that if you find another game that supports veritical orientation, you'll need to make sure that the game itself can orient so that the game slot on the Switch console is up top.

If you're unsure where to start, you should check out Star Wars Pinball. It works beautifully with the Flip Grip and there are 19 different Star Wars themed tables for you to play on. You can even compare your scores to players around the world and compete to do better.

If you're looking for retro classics, you should really get your hands on Namco Arcade Museum since this collection includes huge favorites like Pac-Man and Galaga. Another big classic that work with the Flip Grip is the original Donkey Kong. This iconic game has you playing as Mario and has you jumping over barrels to reach the top of the level and save Lady from the giant monkey.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.