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Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time.

Never fear - Nintendo Life is here to help you sort the wheat from the chaff! Here we choose our Top 5 cheap Switch games in the Switch eShop sales so you can be sure you're getting a great deal on a great game.

What do we mean by 'best cheap Switch games' exactly? We're thinking anything discounted to around £10/10€ or under (GBP and EUR prices will obviously differ and sometimes won't reflect the same percentage discount). In addition to the top 5 best cheap Switch games, we'll also highlight a ridiculously cheap eShop game (we're talking Switch games under a quid) which may be worth investigating for a few pennies, if only for a half hour or so.

If you live in the US (or have a US Nintendo Account), you might want to check out our equivalent article on the best cheap games on the US eShop.

So, let's have a look at this week's five best deals on the Switch eShop!

The Best Cheap Games On The Nintendo Switch eShop

Here's our pick of the top 5 best deals for cheap games on the Switch eShop right now:

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Switch eShop)

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Switch eShop)Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Klei Entertainment / Developer: Klei Entertainment
Release Date: 9th Oct 2018 (USA) / 9th Oct 2018 (UK/EU)

75% off - was £17.99 / 19,99€, now £4.49 / 4,99€ until 30th Sep 2020

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered is an utterly stellar stealth game and it’s lost none of the magic that made the original such a critical darling. Strong art direction, an engaging story, well-paced open gameplay, and a slew of extra content all combine to make for a near-flawless experience that you certainly won’t want to miss out on. We’d give this game a high recommendation to all Switch owners; it’s the best stealth game money can buy in the Switch library, and one of the best ones in any console library.

Blaster Master Zero 2 (Switch eShop)

Blaster Master Zero 2 (Switch eShop)Blaster Master Zero 2 (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Inti Creates / Developer: Inti Creates
Release Date: 20th Mar 2019 (USA) / 20th Mar 2019 (UK/EU)

40% off - was £8.99 / 9,99€, now £5.39 / 5,99€ until 6th Oct 2020

Inti Creates knocked it out of the park with Blaster Master Zero 2, improving on the original 'reboot' in nearly every conceivable way while also setting a clear path forward for what could hopefully become a flagship series for the company. Tight platforming action, memorable boss battles, plenty of extra side content, and some gorgeous pixel art make this one of the easiest recommendations on the eShop; we’d strongly encourage you to pick this one up. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the series or are just getting into it for the first time, Blaster Master Zero 2 is a stellar experience from stem to stern, and further cements Inti Creates’ legacy as one of the best developers in the retro gaming business.

Blaster Master Zero is also on offer and is worth a look if you like this sort of thing.

Velocity 2X (Switch eShop)

Velocity 2X (Switch eShop)Velocity 2X (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Curve Digital / Developer: FuturLab
Release Date: 20th Sep 2018 (USA) / 20th Sep 2018 (UK/EU)

75% off - was £14.99 / 19,99€, now £3.74 / 4,99€ until 15th Oct 2020

In an age where indie titles are becoming increasingly more reliant on procedural generation to do all the heavy lifting, it can be immensely satisfying to play a game that is tailor-made for one specific experience. Velocity 2X excels in this regard, offering up an immaculately designed, endlessly replayable arcade experience - half shoot 'em up, half platformer - that shows just how engaging twitch gameplay can be. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss out on. We're usually happy enough to experience the 'no filler' part of the well-known phrase, but Velocity 2X supplies the 'killer' too.

The Gardens Between (Switch eShop)

The Gardens Between (Switch eShop)The Gardens Between (Switch eShop)
Publisher: The Voxel Agents / Developer: The Voxel Agents
Release Date: 20th Sep 2018 (USA) / 20th Sep 2018 (UK/EU)

70% off - was £17.99 / 19,99€, now £5.39 / 5,99€ until 11th Oct 2020

Relaxing as it is taxing, The Gardens Between offers a poignant coalescence of charming visuals, a relaxing soundtrack and a bittersweet story. The simplicity of its control scheme hides an incredibly clever and frighteningly intricate puzzle formula that sees you rewinding and playing time like an omnipresent director. Its unique setup makes it one of the most unusual puzzlers on Nintendo Switch.

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Klei Entertainment / Developer: Klei Entertainment
Release Date: 12th Apr 2018 (USA) / 12th Apr 2018 (UK/EU)

75% off - was £17.99 / 19,99€, now £4.49 / 4,99€ until 30th Sep 2020

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition is an extremely meaty and punishing experience that always keeps you on your toes. The open-ended, tough as nails gameplay isn’t for everyone - particularly in its repetition - but it can be quite addictive once things click. A distinct visual style, countless hours of randomised gameplay, and that open-ended nature that favours boldness combine to make this an easy suggestion. If you still haven’t gotten around to playing Don’t Starve, this is one of the best versions you can get.


And with the growing trend of games plummeting to mere pennies, here's our sub-£1 / 1€ pick for a super cheap game that's worth the memory space it takes up on your Switch...

Super One More Jump (Switch eShop)

Super One More Jump (Switch eShop)Super One More Jump (Switch eShop)
Publisher: SMG Studios / Developer: SMG Studios
Release Date: 25th Jan 2018 (USA) / 25th Jan 2018 (UK/EU)

82% off - was £4.99 / 5,59€, now £0.89 / 0,99€ until 10th Oct 2020

Super One More Jump absolutely nails its platforming mechanics that when combined with the huge variety in the obstacles you must overcome, creates an experience that’s incredibly enjoyable, rewarding, and tough as nails. Soundtrack disappointment aside, this 2D platformer is well worth your time.


Keep an eye on this page as we cycle in new bargains. If money's no object, be sure to check out our list of the Best Nintendo Switch games, period. In the meantime, happy gaming!