Baba Is You
We hit off the list with probably the most interesting indie game from March, Baba is You is a promising puzzle game that won the Nordic Game Jam award in 2017 and now finally releases on Nintendo Switch and pc.
Baba Is You is a puzzle game where you can change the rules by which you play. In every level, the rules are present as blocks you can interact with; by manipulating them, you can change how the level works and cause surprising, unexpected interactions! With some simple block-pushing you can turn yourself into a rock, turn patches of grass into dangerously hot obstacles, and even change the goal you need to reach to something entirely different.
Final Fantasy VII
If there is one JRPG that you have heard of, then it must be Final Fantasy VII. Whether you played this classic or not, if you are curious what all the buzz is about this Playstation One game then it is finally the time for the Nintendo fanbase to find out.
The game was mostly known for its amazing combat system that still holds up to this day. FFVII also features the materia equipment system that allows you to spec out your party as you please. The soundtrack is timeless, and the story remains every bit as compelling as you might’ve remembered it from the 90s.
EA doesn’t often take their chances on a new IP but with Unravel they knitted a well made puzzle platform game together. Offcourse if one is succesfull a two must arrive and so Unravel Two is here and now also on the Switch. The game is still a platformer in which you play as Yarny but now you can also play the entire game cooperatively.
Allthough the game isn’t ground breaking by any means, having a neat new puzzle platformer that isn’t a Nintendo game is always good to have. The games puzzles that need two characters are nicely made and the games realistic looking backgrounds and environments ooze with charm.
Assault Android Cactus+
Assault Android Cactus is a Shoot’em up originally released in 2015 on Steam, which later released on PS4 and Xbox One. The game is mainly played from a top-down perspective and features multiple modes including a Story, Campaign, Challenge Mode and a Boss Rush. The unique mechanic behind the game is that you do not have lives, rather you use batteries that you pick up along the way to keep your android active for as long as you can.
The game is a breeze to play in co-op as well. Each player can choose one of nine androids and shoots their way through an infinite amount of ever changing levels, even combining powers for utterly devastating results.
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
This is a re-release of 2007’s Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon, this is essentially a similar game to the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series in wich you dive in to all kinds of dungeons with your favorite Chocobo buddies. Your chocobos can also take on classic Final Fantasy jobs and classes like Dark Knight, White Mage, and Machinist.
Combat plays out as kind of a turn-based affair where enemies will only move or take actions as you do. This means that you’ll always have time to think about what you want to do next and plan your moves carefully. Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon also features co-op play where you can explore dungeons with a friend.
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove is an endearing throwback whose charms and frustrations both feel unmistakingly like products of the 90’s. This remake’s most attractive features–its dazzling animation, its infectious bass–are ambrosia for the nostalgic and derive much of their charm from their fidelity to the Genesis original.
The iconic ‘90s duo is back in the groove with all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet “Earth” and retrieve all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. Team up for co-op play to discover secret locations, hidden presents and new friends as you make your way through a constantly changing and unpredictable world! Maybe ToeJam and Earl shouldn’t have taken the Rapmaster Rocket on an intergalactic joyride again, but they probably have a good reason… right?
Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon
Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon is the PS4, Nintendo Switch and Steam re-release of the original action strategy game Swords & Soldiers II, which was first released for Nintendo WiiU.
Sword & Soldiers 2 is a strong yet simplistic side-scrolling Real Time Strategy game with a genuinely funny set of characters and dialogue that runs throughout the game, also topped up by a genuinely strong and colourful aesthetic.
12 Is Better Than 6
Developed by Ink Stains Games, 12 Is Better Than 6 takes the conventional idea of a top down shooter and incorporates a few fresh ideas of its own. As the game itself is very long, running through four acts and twenty four levels apiece, it does take some time for a real player understanding to settle in.
12 Is Better Than 6 offers a dynamic top down shooter experience that incorporates stealth elements. It has a strong focus on art direction with its mostly black and white 2D visuals, sharply contrasted with the red of enemy blood. It paints a grim world of a Wild West that remains relentlessly hostile to our Mexican hero wherever he goes.
In Windscape you play as a young girl living on your parents’ farm, set in a lovely world made up of floating islands in the sky. As you discover the world you learn that something has gone terribly wrong – islands are breaking apart and falling from the sky!
Tranquil, healing, and full of hidden wonder, Windscape captures the imagination in a gentle caress. Its appeal lies not in brute force nor the addictive hook of a levelling system, but in the subtle yet powerful ways it enables player curiosity through whimsical melodies, a charming graphical approach, and a plethora of different personalities to interact with. Windscape is a triumph of the imagination.
Yoshi’s Crafted World
The big Nintendo release of this month stars the green dinosaur Yoshi in his new adventure entirely made from craft paper. Yoshi has a ton of new puzzles to solve, items to find and a precious artifact to recover from Kamek and Baby Bowser. A fun new addition is that every level you played can be flipped over to explore all over again from a new perspective.
Aside from that, Yoshi’s Crafted World also has local multiplayer support, where you can just pass a Joy-Con to a friend, and they’ll be able to join you on your adventure. As the major Switch release of March 2019, this one is worth keeping an eye on if you’re looking for a new co-op game to dive into.
And those are our picks for the best upcoming Switch games for March 2019. Are you planning on picking any of these up? Be sure to check back as we will highlight the best games from each upcoming month as time progresses!