Ori and the Blind Forest is a real joy, a near flawless port of the Xbox One original and a pleasure to play on Switch. We consider it an unmissable experience, but if you're still not sure you should definitely check out the demo. It lasts for around an hour and if you can resist buying the full game afterwards, you possess a cast-iron will that we simply don't. Go on, bosh it on your backlog.
What happens when you throw arguably the two most popular falling block puzzle games in a blender? It’s a miracle that the result wasn’t a horrible, horrible mess, but Puyo Puyo Tetris mixes the two so confidently that it doesn’t occur to you how catastrophic this cocktail could have been. If you're not prepared to take it as read that you need this in your Switch library, the generous demo--which includes access to two modes, plus local multiplayer--should be all the persuasion you need.
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A beautiful little game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a winner whether you're after puzzling or jump button-less platforming. With beautiful visuals and an upbeat soundtrack, it's is a real gem; a wonderful and gorgeous 3D platform puzzler fit for all ages. The demo, like the game, is short and sweet and well worth investigating.
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is one of those games that's frequently on offer, and it's absolutely brilliant. If you haven't caught up with it over the years, we demand that you download the demo and get stuck in this instant. We promise that next time it's discounted, the full game will be on your Switch so fast, the main man's arms and legs will be but a blur.
A slice of Viking strategic combat right out of the heart of Scandinavia’s indie development scene, Bad North is a smart yet intrinsically accessible real-time strategy title. Swedish developer Plausible Concept calls it ‘micro-strategy’ and it's the perfect encapsulation of a minimalist approach that covers everything from unit management to the Monument Valley-style isometric art style. There's not really anything quite like it on Switch, so if you're scared to pull the trigger on the full game, we recommend giving the demo a whirl. You won't regret it.
As we said in our review, puzzle game Automachef is absolutely not for everyone. It can prove overwhelming from the very beginning but if you've got the head for it, if could end up being one of your new favourite games. Fortunately, the eShop demo will let you sample this management-sim treat to see if you like its flavour or not.
The demo for Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics features four of the 51 games: Dominos, Four-in-a-Row, President, and Slot Cars. Local multiplayer is available for all, so the aptly named Local Multiplayer Guest Edition is definitely worth downloading, especially if you've got multiple Switches in the household.
The Touryst has a perfect balance of atmospheric puzzling, leisurely exploring and minigame madness that'll keep you thoroughly entertained from start to finish, and its collection of tiny little voxel islands are a joy to discover, bursting with surprises to uncover and presented in a truly dazzling art-style that's achieved whilst performing flawlessly on Switch. It arguably got a little lost in the flood of games that deluged the console at the end of 2019, but check out its demo and you're sure to get swept up in this joyous little adventure.
New Super Lucky’s Tale is a lovely little throwback to the quality 3D platformers of old, and hugely enjoyable for gamers of all ages. The brief demo on the eShop will give you a good idea of what to expect from the full game, and is also perfect for testing it out with younger gamers before parting with your hard-earned cash for something they're not interested in. We're willing to bet they'll love it, though.