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Topic: Talk about your quirkiest/strangest games on Switch

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JasmineDragon

We've heard the top ten lists for most played and favorite Switch games. How about your weirdest, most offbeat and unusual experiences on Switch? No specific number and not necessarily your favorite games.

The runner-up for my personal strangest game is also one of my favorites: Darkest Dungeon (Ancestral Edition). It's a very dark but riotously funny turn-based roguelite set in a thinly disguised Cthulhu Mythos. Your "heroes", for lack of a better word, become stressed and then lose their sanity as they adventure, acquiring multiple negative quirks until they are inevitably eaten by some Elder Thing and you have to recruit new adventurers. Healing and stress negation can be paid for in the church, sanitarium, tavern and brothel, but many of the character quirks have them banned from certain establishments for unsavory reasons.

Exquisitely narrated and drawn in a charming, almost woodcut style, Darkest Dungeon sucked me in for almost 50 hours, and I plan to go back to it soon. But gamers who are not into very dark humor, turn-based games or roguelike/lite games will not like it.

Darkest Dungeon is, however, not nearly as strange a game as Gal Metal. A game I heard about on NL almost a year ago and knew I had to try it ASAP, Gal Metal is a rhythm game that is also a social management game where you play a mysteriously gender-swapped Tokyo teen tasked with defeating an alien invasion by drumming in a metal band. The songs you play are short metal versions of classical music pieces which, honestly, I'm not recognizing so far, but they are fantastic fun.

I'm less enthusiastic about Gal Metal's controls, though. I was excited to have a game that used the Joy-Cons' gyros to simulate drumming, but after about five hours of play I haven't clicked with the controls yet, and I'm taking a break from Gal Metal right now.

Definitely an interesting game and by far the most offbeat (cough) game I own for the Switch. Not necessarily my favorite game, but I don't regret getting it.

How about you people?

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Anti-Matter

My Quirky Switch games so far :

1. Sushi Strikers.
Puzzle Battle with RPG elements + Pokemon like Sushi Guardians ? That was really unique.

2. 1-2-Switch
It was really fun, really quirky, really what the heck. I really like the Telephone mini game and Gorilla Mini game was the quirky one. Actually, i can play 1-2-Switch SOLO by holding Two Joy Cons and use them at the same time or take turn.

3. ARMS
I really like Cartoonish Boxing games, but Boxing with Extending arms like Dhalsim + weapons ?
Wow !
That was my first time i saw unusual boxing games like that.
Everything on ARMS were unique, unlike typical Boxing / Fighting games. From fighting arena, altitudes, Elemental attack types, Weapon size and range, Grab, Rush, etc.

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (10 / 10)
2. The Sims series (9 / 10)
3. Portal Knights Switch (9 / 10)
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS (9 / 10)
5. ARMS (8 / 10)

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GyroZeppeli

I’ll just go with the obvious card and say Katamari Damacy Reroll.

A bizarre musical mashup filled with Yes, Queen, and some other things: https://soundcloud.com/polar-experience/sets/nani

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JasmineDragon

@Anti-Matter I had some thoughts about writing about ARMS but decided against it in the end. But it is for sure an unusual game, and one of my favorites. I'll be really disappointed if there is never a sequel to it.

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bixente

Hmm, Yoku's Island Express is one of the more unique titles in my library. It's been described as pinballvania, a mashup of pinball and Metroidvania styles. Very fun game.

Actually there's a lot of strange but wonderful indie games. Golf Story is a great example. Undertale too. Crypt of the Necrodancer.

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Anti-Matter

@JasmineDragon
I really hope there will be ARMS 2 with more characters (20+ playable characters) & Custom fighters (We create our own ARMS fighter from head to toe, gender, arms types, clothing, accesories, etc)

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (10 / 10)
2. The Sims series (9 / 10)
3. Portal Knights Switch (9 / 10)
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS (9 / 10)
5. ARMS (8 / 10)

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Delibheel

I have Harvest Moon Light of Hope. That's weird enough for some.

I don't really know which of my games qualify as the most "strange and quirky". It's like, I don't really have any games that I would describe as "simple and mundane".

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Yeah I don’t know either.

Eh! My gameplay videos

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JasmineDragon

@bixente All really solid examples! I only own Crypt of the Necrodancer, which is a great game, and Undertale, a recent buy for my daughter.

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Illusion

Broforce. You and your team of 8bit action heroes from the 80s and 90s sidescroll behind enemy lines Contra style to rescue your captured Bros, kill terrorists with iconic movie weapons, raise the American flag at every checkpoint, kill Satan, and then get to the choppa before American airstrikes cover the entire level in explosive fire as you fly away without looking back. Because cool guys don't look at explosions. Your core team of John Rambro, Broatacus from the A-Team, Brommando, and MacBrover are eventually joined by a massive cast of dozens of Bros all with unique playstyles and punderful names. If you grew up watching 80s and 90s action movies this game will have you giddy throughout as you utilize a team of Brobocop, Predabro, Ellen Ripbro, Bronan the Brobarian, the Brominator and many more to bring freedom to the world (whether they like it or not). Love this weird game.

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bixente

Yeah I played that on ps4, really enjoyed it.

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Magician

Probably Gal Gun 2.

A rail shooter where you use a pheromone gun to fight off lust-filled high school girls intent on loving you...to death.

Or Katamari Damacy.

A 3D puzzler. Recently stars have been disappearing. The King of the Cosmos has tasked you (the Prince) with forming new stars by rolling up objects located on Earth.

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RR529

Senran Kagura: Reflexions - A romance themed spin-off of the main series where you work your way into Asuka's heart by messaging her in risque & outlandish dream sequences. It gets boring pretty quickly, though.

Hot Gimmick: Cosplay-Jong - A remake of a Japan only 90's strip mahjong arcade game (though obviously toned down compared to the original in terms of questionable content). It centers around real mahjong (rather than the "solitaire" variety you usually see over here), which is actually pretty addicting once you know what you're doing.

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JackEatsSparrows

Probably Katamari and Bulb Boy. The latter being so outlandish and silly it reminds me of Psychonauts

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Heavyarms55

Night in the Woods. A surreal experience that although it has a somewhat narrow target audience, it manages to keep the player guessing. You never really know if there actually is supernatural stuff happening or if our character is losing her mind or perhaps both or even neither. The game has a lot of odd and creative visuals, spooky but not "horror" scenes, and a particular sense of humor that will be most enjoyable to basically my generation only I suspect.(or at the very least I think would be interpreted differently by younger or older players) Definitely the most unique and unusual game on Switch I have played.

Runner ups are both OPUS games. Rocket of Whispers and The Day We Found Earth. Both are excellent narrative driven experiences that I highly recommend. Their style of gameplay used to deliver the narrative is pretty unusual and their stories are the reason you would play them.

I honestly highly encourage people to play all 3 of them if they are looking for something story driven and different from your average game story.

I picked these games as standouts because they are distinctly story focused. As opposed to the average Nintendo game which I have always felt puts gameplay first and story second. (not right or wrong there, just something that seems to happen on average.)

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Heavyarms55

@Anti-Matter If we get an Arms 2, which I totally would be down for, it needs a story mode with some sense of progression and these interesting looking characters need to actually be given personalities. Everything about Arms felt like they had the beginnings of a creative world that had a very colorful and interesting feel to it. It reminded me of Overwatch with it's cast of colorful and inventive characters. But it really went no where. They need to address that in a sequel.

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bluemage1989

@Heavyarms55 I pretty much second everything you just said about Arms and Night in the Woods.

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Switch: Super Smash Bros: Ultimate, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Arms and Mario Odyssey.

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SNES: F Zero and Donkey Kong Country.

Dayton311

Bulb Boy is 100% mine... I was floored with some of the references in that game and really enjoyed it's 2-3 hour campaign. I bought it for less than a dollar on the e-shop during a crazy sale and made me want to explore more point and click games down the line.

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Dogorilla

The World Ends With You is very quirky. The battle system is completely unlike anything I've seen in any other RPG, some of the characters are very eccentric, and you can earn pin badges by beating up pigs before they run away. What a great game.
Also, my mum once said Splatoon was the strangest game she's ever seen me play, so there's that. I think she said something similar about Breath of the Wild too though, and I don't think that's a particularly unusual game.

Currently Playing: Pokémon Let's Go Eevee (Switch), Luigi's Mansion (3DS), Earthbound (SNES Classic), New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U)

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