Nintendo Question Box
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Just four months into 2023, and well, it's been a bit of a banger year for games so far, hasn't it? So Nintendo has been a little bit quiet in the run-up to a certain Zelda game launching in May, but in terms of indie titles and smaller games, we've barely been able to keep up.

So, it's about that time of the year when we ask for your help, lovely readers. The last time we reached out for suggestions was in October 2022, and we had so many outstanding-looking suggestions that we expanded our selection to 24 hidden gems that slipped through the cracks. But another six months have gone by, and it's time to stuff ourselves silly with titles that you think deserve some extra love.

It's the same deal as before — we want you all to send us your thoughts (under 100 words) on Switch games that flew under the Nintendo Life radar. We'll then go through all of your responses and choose the ones that stand out to us the most. Then we'll feature your lovely comments and the games in an article along with a trailer and a brief summary.

If you want to know how you can participate, read the guidelines on how to send your recommendations to us below — make sure you go through them carefully if you want to see your entries included in the feature:

Submission guidelines

  • 100-word limit - Keep it brief! A history of the genre and deep-dive into every mechanic is unnecessary. Concentrate on what the game is about, what sets it apart from other games and why you enjoyed it.
  • One entry per game - Feel free to send your thoughts on multiple games, but there's no need to duplicate.
  • Choose only games that we haven't reviewed on the site - To check if a Nintendo Life review exists, simply type the name of the game into the search box at the very top of the page (look for the magnifying glass icon in the top left corner) and click on the game page that appears. If there's no review, you're good to go!

How to send a recommendation

  • Head to Nintendo Life's Contact page and select the subject "Switch eShop Hidden Gems" from the drop-down menu (it's already done for you in the link above). Type your name, email and beautifully-crafted message into the appropriate box, hit send and Bob's your uncle!

If you've got any questions on the format, feel free to ask in the comments section below. And if you don't feel comfortable sending a full-blown recommendation, you can drop suggestions for games you'd like to see highlighted, too.

Remember, we won't be reviewing these games, but we're still eager to shine a light on some gems we've missed. We look forward to seeing what games you recommend.