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'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.
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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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?!
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...
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'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 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, 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.
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.