Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Switch eShop)

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Switch eShop)
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Switch eShop)
Publisher: DANGEN Entertainment / Developer: Moonsprout Games
Release Date: 28th May 2020 (USA) / 28th May 2020 (UK/EU)

We had Paper Mario: The Origami King on our original OLED list, and for good reason: It's flippin' gorgeous. So is Paper Mario's close cousin, Bug Fables, which takes its cues from Paper Marios of old to create a cartoony homage that's all its own. If Origami King is better on OLED, so is this.

Citizen Sleeper (Switch eShop)

Citizen Sleeper (Switch eShop)
Citizen Sleeper (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Fellow Traveller / Developer: Jump Over The Age
Release Date: 5th May 2022 (USA) / 5th May 2022 (UK/EU)

Citizen Sleeper's eye-searing hot pink key art is a good indicator for what to expect from the game: Neon cyberpunk graphics, but not in the way you might expect. This ain't no Blade-Runner-back-alley-in-the-rain cyberpunk, oh no. This is fluorescent light bulbs and cybernetics, a cityscape built higgledy-piggledy out of pipes and tubes, and a cyborg thief trying to escape indentured servitude. It's actual punk, and punk should pack a punch when it comes to colours.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)

Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: HAL Laboratory
Release Date: 25th Mar 2022 (USA) / 25th Mar 2022 (UK/EU)

Hold on, we're just Googling "does pink look good on the OLED"... and the verdict's in: Yes. Phew! Okay, we can recommend Kirby and the Forgotten Land, then. Obviously Kirby games aren't all about pink, we know that. Kirby's latest full-length adventure is packed full of the kind of colours that look great on the OLED (Green! Blue! Pink! All of the other colours!), but please do not try to go Mouthful Mode on the OLED. It is too big and you are not Kirby.

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Part Time UFO (Switch eShop)

Part Time UFO (Switch eShop)
Part Time UFO (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: HAL Laboratory
Release Date: 28th Oct 2020 (USA) / 28th Oct 2020 (UK/EU)

Listen, you should play Part Time UFO even if you don't have a Switch OLED, because it's criminally underrated and bloody brilliant. Yes, it's a game about picking things up and putting them down again, but it's made by HAL Laboratory — the peeps behind Kirby and Mother — so you know it's got more going on than just object-moving. Its razor-sharp chunky lines and playful use of colour make it the ideal candidate for the OLED... or just a regular Switch... just... just play it, okay?!

OlliOlli World (Switch eShop)

OlliOlli World (Switch eShop)
OlliOlli World (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Private Division / Developer: Roll7
Release Date: 8th Feb 2022 (USA) / 8th Feb 2022 (UK/EU)

More like OLEDOLED World, right?! Ha ha ha. OlliOlli World is Roll7's fresh new take on their own skateboarding series, which revamps their pixellated art style in favour of a surreal washed-out beach town vibe. This is not your grandma's Tony Hawk; it's a reinvention of skater culture as an Adventure Time-like hazy reminiscence. It's real purdy.


Hang on, did we say 25 games? We meant 30. It's a better, rounder number, isn't it? Listen, it's hard to narrow it down! Read on for a bonus five games that look spiffing on the OLED...

Nobody Saves The World (Switch eShop)

Nobody Saves The World (Switch eShop)
Nobody Saves The World (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Drinkbox Studios / Developer: Drinkbox Studios
Release Date: 14th Apr 2022 (USA) / 14th Apr 2022 (UK/EU)

Canadian studio Drinkbox has never shied away from using all the paints in their palette — they also made Severed and Guacamelee, don'tcha know — and Nobody Saves the World, their latest game, introduces a welcome dose of Don't Starve-like creepiness to the mix. You play a shapeshifting weirdo whose chosen forms can solve puzzles and win fights, and it's just as colourful and fun as Drinkbox's work always is.

Death's Door (Switch eShop)

Death's Door (Switch eShop)
Death's Door (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: Acid Nerve
Release Date: 23rd Nov 2021 (USA) / 23rd Nov 2021 (UK/EU)

Death's Door's biomes range from ominous monochrome to Bloodborne-esque desaturated graveyards to frog-infested sewers, all of which shine bright (and dark!) on the OLED's powerful screen. Its Ghibli-esque visuals demand closer investigation — just be careful you don't get smushed into smithereens while you're inspecting them pixels.

TOEM (Switch eShop)

TOEM (Switch eShop)
TOEM (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Something We Made / Developer: Something We Made
Release Date: 17th Sep 2021 (USA) / 17th Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

TOEM is a cute little photography game that's entirely in greyscale, but don't let that put you off — our first list of games that look great on the OLED was packed with black-and-white stuff. Limbo, Downwell, Undertale... aren't OLED screens supposed to be good at colour? Ah, you have fallen into our trap. One of the features of OLED screens that any TV salesman will tell you is that they provide "truer blacks" — so break out the monochrome games! They deserve love too!

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Switch eShop)

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Switch eShop)
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Koei Tecmo / Developer: Koei Tecmo
Release Date: 28th Oct 2021 (USA) / 28th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, being a horror game about photographing ghosts (which they don't like, mostly because it kills them), makes the most of darkness. You could be a coward and turn the gamma up on your TV to nullify it... or you could go all in, and get a screen that really deepens the shadows, for maximum spooky.

Inked: A Tale Of Love (Switch eShop)

Inked: A Tale Of Love (Switch eShop)
Inked: A Tale Of Love (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Pixmain / Developer: Somnium Games
Release Date: 26th Aug 2021 (USA) / 26th Aug 2021 (UK/EU)

If you like the aesthetics of Paper Mario, but wish that it went all-in with the stationery theme, you might want to check out this beautiful, biro-penned adventure game. Inked: A Tale of Love is your standard boy-seeks-girl quest, but with a visually compelling style that's just screaming to be represented in glorious OLED technicolour.


And that's a wrap on part 2! Think there are enough OLED gems for a third part in the future? Think we'll see a new Switch model before then — a Switch OLED Lite, perhaps? Let us know in the usual place.

This article is one of our Switch Essentials guides which cover a wide variety of genres, including the Best Switch FPS Games, the Best Switch RPGs, the Best Switch Games For Kids, the Best Switch Couch Co-Op Games and the Best Switch Fitness and Exercise Games. We can also help out hunting down the Best Switch Horror Games, the Best Switch Racing Games, the Best Switch Action-RPGs, the Best Nintendo Switch Roguelikes, Roguelites and Run-Based Games, the Best Free Switch Games, the Best Remakes And Remasters, the Best Switch Music And Rhythm Games, Best Feel-Good Switch Games, Best Switch Open-World Games, Best Switch Soulslike Games, Best LGBTQ+ Switch Games, and even Games to Play After You've Finished Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Whatever your favourite genre, we've got you covered: Strategy Games, Metroidvanias, Puzzle Games, Party Games, Online Multiplayer Games, Local Wireless Multiplayer Games, Shmups, Twin-Stick Shooters, Visual Novels, Kart Racers, Fighting Games, Football Games, Funny Games, Golf Games, 'Walking Sims' And Narrative Games, Switch Games For Lovers And Lonely Hearts, Detective Games, Hidden Gems, 2D Platformers, 3D Platformers, Puzzle Platformers, Tabletop Mode Games, Run and Gun Games, LEGO Games, Sports Games, Survival Games, Beat 'Em Ups, Camera Games, Chill Games, Family Games, Retro-Inspired Games, Short Games, Card Games and Deck-Builders, and Life Sims And Farming Games.

Still hungry for more? Elsewhere we look at Wholesome Games, TATE Mode Games, Flight Sim and Space Combat, Point and Click Adventure Games, and the Best Switch Exclusives, as well as Every Arcade Archives Game, Every ACA Neo Geo Game, Every SEGA AGES Game On Switch, plus the Best Switch Ports, Best Wii U-To-Switch Ports, Best Switch Collections And Compilations, Best Cheap Switch Games, Best Switch Demos, Games That Are Better On Switch OLED, Switch Games Under $10, $20, $50, and Switch games with the Best Soundtracks and the Best Graphics. Phew!

If you're looking for the best Switch games regardless of genre, our reader-voted selection of the Best Nintendo Switch Games should help you out, and you can also find the Best Nintendo Switch Games of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. And finally, if you're interested in other Nintendo consoles and retro games, check out the Best Game Boy Games, Best GBC Games, Best GBA Games, Best Nintendo DS Games, Best Nintendo 3DS Games, Best NES Games, Best SNES Games, Best N64 Games, Best GameCube Games, and Best Wii Games, and Best Wii U Games, as well as Every Available Nintendo Switch Online Retro Game, and ranked lists of Every Nintendo Switch Online NES, SNES, N64 and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Game.