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5 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Girls in 2017

5 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Girls
Written by Dimitri Kyriakou

There is no doubt that the Nintendo Switch is an aesthetically beautiful gaming device as a home console, or a hand-held playing unit. It is armed with trendy contours and an appealing funky (customisable) colour scheme. The Switch might be a cute little gaming device with vibrant allure and a creative design, but nonetheless it is a serious gaming machine.

With new titles being released regularly, and Nintendo’s uncanny ability to produce games that appeal to females and males alike; has demanded that a list of female friendly games available on the Nintendo Switch be created. In recognition of female gamers everywhere, here is a list of five fantastic Nintendo Switch games for girls.

5 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Girls Console

5 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Girls

  • Overcooked
  • Minecraft
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • SnipperClips


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This is it! If you were to buy only one game for your Nintendo Switch; it must be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This latest edition to the acclaimed franchise breaks away from the pattern of its previous titles. Link is thrust into an open world of Hyrule very different from the previous versions. After being in a slumber for one hundred years, Link wakes to explores a massive world rife with animals to hunt, people to trade with and secrets to uncover.

Link grows in power and ability by completing Shrine Quests which are scatted around the world, but only after tackling brain-crushing puzzles and formidable combat is he rewarded with the Spirit Orbs needed to boost his stamina and strength. Upon completing Shrine Quests, they become fast travel points on the map. With tough and diverse foe, it is recommended to complete many Shrine Quests before taking on more hardy adversaries. In this edition of the Zelda franchise, the games’ adventure is captivating, the world is breath-taking and the action absolutely addictive. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has somewhat of a perfect hybrid feel between Skyrim and the traditional Zelda games. A genuine Nintendo masterpiece.


A close second on the list is a delicious game called Overcooked. In this fast-paced arcade style game you can play solo, or up to four chefs in the co-op mode as you and your chefs frantically run from counter to counter chopping, grilling and carrying various ingredients until the prescribed dish is completed and passed through to ravenous customers; who tip better for speedy service. The lively little chefs simultaneously prepare different aspects of the meals; working as a team to achieve a better score.


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The munchkin chefs are guaranteed to get a laugh out of you as they run around numerous interesting kitchen levels; bumping into one another and causing what can only be described as comedic chaos. Each new kitchen brings with it new recipes that are to be completed within their given time limits. Overcooked is simple enough to grasp its gameplay swiftly, the levels are diverse enough to keep it feeling novel, and the general addictive nature of it is undeniable.


Almost every gamer knows what Minecraft is, but for those select few who are unfamiliar with it, Minecraft is an open world crafting game that allows to you create almost anything your mind can conjure up by using resources. There are three game modes in Minecraft, the first is creative-mode for those who wish to simply build and create, the second is survival-mode where you are thrown into a random world and left to scavenge, craft and mine for your resources, and the third mode is adventure-mode in which you follow rules of the adventure and progress through a story; restricting it as linear mode.

Nintendo Switch is the second portable version of Minecraft to come out; the first being on PlayStation vita. However, the version available on the Nintendo Switch is higher up on the power spectrum. Minecraft has proven to be an all-time classic game, and now with the introduction of its uncompromising portable version available on Nintendo Switch; it is sure to be another highly enjoyable success.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

What would a list of female friendly games be without a good racer? Incomplete is the answer, so here is the crème de la crème of racing pleasure; Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This friendship-testing classic has been remastered for Nintendo Switch without losing any of its epic adrenaline inducing brilliance. There are 48 racing tracks and 42 Nintendo-themed characters to select from in the game, and many more unlockable gadgetry; ensuring that there is boundless motoring fun to be had.

There is plenty of characteristic banana peel throwing, mushroom head flinging and turtle shell tossing havoc to be enjoyed by patrons of the Mario Kart franchise, and a memorable discovery awaiting those who are new it. Bringing Mario Kart to the portable Nintendo Switch is reminiscent of pairing hazelnut and chocolate; it just works wonderfully.  

Snipperclips – Cut it Out, Together!

The aim of Snipperclips is to solve various puzzles presented to you by ‘snipping’ different shaped pieces out of your character/s in order to carry, place and position innocent, yet colourfully cute objects in an inventive way to achieve the designated goal for each level. Snipperclips is an exceptionally vibrant game with loads of hilarious moments, as there are minimal guidelines on how to approach each task. The freedom granted from lack of directional aid; makes for an interesting and brain-racking experience, but rewards you with a sense of achievement once completing a humours puzzle.

Snipperclips is a game best enjoyed in co-op, with up to four players working as a think tank and assisting each other in solving the mutual conundrum at hand. From the quirky little characters to the colourful objects and creatures, Snipperclips is uniquely entertaining in a way that only Nintendo could orchestrate.

These are just a few of the many exciting titles available on Nintendo Switch for girls, boys and all creatures equipped with opposable thumbs to enjoy.


5 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Girls

About the author

Dimitri Kyriakou

Born in Pretoria South Africa, have a keen interest in ancient history, literature and football. Part time hobby photographer and a self proclaimed amateur chef. Currently completing an undergraduate creative writing degree.

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