What are the best platform games for Nintendo Switch?

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    #1Super Mario Odyssey

    Super Mario Odyssey
    Super Mario Odyssey is a platformer game released in 2017 by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch console. In the game, you'll be able to explore gigantic 3D kingdoms filled with secrets and surprises, interact with diverse environments, and more. 


    Nintendo Switch

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    Amber Woods
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "As always, anything with the words "Super Mario" on its title will be the first in every Nintendo-related list, and with good reason. Tried this out and its good, not the best in the Mario series, but it definitely didn't disappoint!"
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    #2Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends
    Rayman Legends is a platforming game by Ubisoft. The game is about Rayman and Globox enter new realms by entering a collection of paintings. Players can also play as the Teensies and princesses by rescuing them.

    Amazon, Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U

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    Victoria Weaver
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "@Lisa Rivera I tried out every link in the drop-down box and was wondering what TF you were on about, but really, you probably clicked the PS4 platform that's why you were led to the Amazon page. Click the words "Nintendo Switch" and (surprise, surprise) you'll get the game for Nintendo Switch. So I say to you, nice going, Sherlock Rivera."
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    #3Cave Story+

    Cave Story+
    Cave Story a classic indie Metroidvania game where you must run, jump, shoot, fly, and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games. 

    Windows, Nintendo Switch


    Kenneth Harvey
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Cave Story+ is a very well made and polished platform game which is perfect for the Nintendo Switch. It's easy enough to be enjoyable by everybody but hard enough to give even seasoned gamers a challenge, which makes it perfect for just about everyone. As of now there aren't a ton of great platformers on the Nintendo Switch, which makes Cave Story+ all the more appealing, it's probably the best you can get."
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    #4Sonic Mania

    Sonic Mania

    Sonic Mania is a 2D platform game by Sega. Players can select as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles, and they have to face the robot army of Dr. Eggman. The game has a retro design with crisp details in HD, combined with high-speed gameplay.


    Nintendo Switch, Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Ralph Berry
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "Sonic Mania is one of the better Sonic titles that has been released in recent memory. It can stand up to some of the most classic and beloved titles in the series. It does not offer a lot of new gameplay features or innovations, compared to the old-school Genesis titles, nor does it necessarily seek to - it's kind of like a remaster, at times, but it doesn't feel like a cash-in. Fans of the Sonic franchise and platformers in general will enjoy it, but they should not expect any massive new surprises, though that's not necessarily a bad thing."
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    #5Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

    Boasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure! Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses...


    Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac


    Christian Anderson
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "My friends and I had an awesome time last weekend.We played Wonder Boy which was a very interesting game full of adventure and action.The best part of the game of exploring which keeps you busy and entertained.This is the best platform game for Nintendo Switch!"
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    #6Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic 2D side-scrolling platform game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.


    Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One


    George Lee
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "The pixel and arcade-y looks gave me sweet memories of my childhood playing in old arcade houses with some of my bros. As an adult, I can definitely recommend this for you if you want a lil bit of nostalgia"
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    Yoshi is a platform game by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo which follows several 3D characters in their side-scrolling adventure where camera angles play a key role. It is inspired by the former Yoshi games and will be released in 2018.


    Nintendo Switch

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    Hannah Daniels
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "Who doesn't love Yoshi? He's a classic Mario character and even a classic Nintendo character. I'm excited for this game to come out for the Switch. My kids will enjoy it and I'll get my nostalgia kick. "
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    #8Snake Pass

    Snake Pass

    A unique, physics-based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to 'think like a snake' as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award-winning independent studio Sumo Digital


    Nintendo Switch, Windows


    Anthony Woods
    Written on October 13, 2017
    "This game is only a little bit like a platform game, but it could fit this search. Some other results for this system would be better suited, but this is a good game and fits to a degree."
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    #9Mega Man 11

    Mega Man 11

    Mega Man 11 is an action platform game by Capcom and is the eleventh in the Mega Man game series. Its graphics and environment follow the classic game style, but with a new story. It will be released for multiple platforms in October 2018.


    Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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    Brian Warren
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Though I bought the Switch for Zelda, I'm ecstatic to see Mega Man back! Bombs away, I say! All my favorites are here, and in such glorious pixels!"
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    #10LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an action-adventure game by Traveller's Tales and Warner Bros. Players explore the Marvel Universe and take the role of its characters. It can be played on PC and Mac, and on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.


    Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac


    Judy Graham
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "What is not to love about lego games? My kids go nuts anytime a lego game is coming out for console. They love the superhero ones especially. They work hard to solve the missions so they can unlock extra characters. I like how it has them cooperating and working together to solve puzzles. It isn't like some games with no real purpose or challenge. I am not going to lie a few puzzles have taken me a bit to figure out exactly what I need to do. I do enjoy playing this game with them as well. It is a good game to spend quality family time together solving, and a level is not so long we can't complete it in 30-40 minutes. We like to see how many achievements we can get. They also have replay value which is nice."
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    #11Skylanders: Imaginators

    Skylanders: Imaginators

    Skylanders: Imaginators is a toys-to-life action 3D platformer video game developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision. Players use the power of imagination to create their own Skylanders and battle in an adventure to save Skylands.


    PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Xbox 360


    Edward Freeman
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I've played this game on the wii and its nothing compared to the best of a console the ps4 is. This is definitely a must have for the holiday season . The battle classes has been updated and upgraded and i have to say its a lot of fun and mindless entertainment. Buy it and see for yourself. "


Best What are the best platform games for Nintendo Switch
1Super Mario OdysseyGames 99 Paid
2Rayman LegendsGames 45 Paid
3Cave Story+Games 31 Paid
4Sonic ManiaGames 30 Paid
5Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Games 26 Paid
6Shovel Knight: Treasure TroveGames 24 Paid
7YoshiGames 22 Paid
8Snake PassGames 22 Paid
9Mega Man 11Games 22 Paid
10LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2Games 17 Paid

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