Nintendo is one of the biggest corporations in the gaming industry. Throughout its history, the producers of both games and consoles have revolutionised the industry many times, bringing about titles that would forever change the gaming world. If you’ve ever played a video game, there are great chances you’ve tried at least one Mario title. The famous Italian plumber going over levels upon levels of challenges in order to reach the final castle, destroy the dragon and save Princess Peach has to be among the greatest gaming stories ever told.

Nintendo has come a long way since the first few tries into the world of gaming, and not all of their releases were international hits. Yet even with tons of flaws and mediocre releases in both video games and consoles, the Japanese producer has managed to pass the test of time and deliver even now in the 2020s. If you’re into gaming and are looking for a bunch of new Nintendo releases for one of your consoles, this is the right spot for you.

A Short Nintendo History

Before diving into the matter at hand, let’s take a closer look at the history of Nintendo. This company started its activity in the year 1889 but not like a video games producer. Nintendo was founded as a playing card company by Fusajiro Yamauchi on 23 September 1889 in Kyoto, Japan. The business produced and marketed hanafuda cards, handmade playing cards that soon became popular. In order to satisfy the high demand, Yamauchi hired assistants to mass-produce the cards. The company established itself as an unlimited partnership in 1933, titled Yamauchi Nintendo & Co. Ltd.

The company once again changed its name to Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd. in 1951. Nintendo still makes handcrafted playing cards in Japan, and even organizes its own contract bridge tournament, the "Nintendo Cup". "Nintendo" would be translated as "leave luck to heaven", or as "the temple of free hanafuda". Hiroshi Yamauchi, the grandson of Fusajiro Yamauchi, visited the U.S. in 1956 to talk with the United States Playing Card Company. Seeing that they had a small office, he realised the business has limited potential, which was a turning point for the company. Nintendo would buy the licence to acquire Disney characters that he would use on playing cards.

Besides the playing cards years, Nintendo's first venture into the video gaming industry was figuring out the rights to sell the Magnavox Odyssey console in Japan in 1974. One year later, in 1975, the company released its first video arcade game made in-house, EVR Race, designed by their first game designer, Genyo Takeda. After a few other tries, the release of Donkey Kong in 1981, designed by Miyamoto, changed Nintendo's luck dramatically. The success that the game had given Nintendo a huge boost in profit, introducing an early iteration of Mario with the occasion.

In 1983, Nintendo launched the Family Computer, more commonly known as the "Famicom", a home video game console that spread like wildfire in Japan, with ports of its most popular arcade games. This was the major breakthrough Nintendo came up with within the gaming industry, taking the arcades into the homes of millions. NES, a more cosmetically worked version of the Famicom, would launch in the United States in 1985. The move turned Super Mario Bros. into the best-selling video game in history.

The Bestselling Nintendo Games On Egaming

Now that we are familiar with the universe and incredible history of the Nintendo corporation, let’s dive into the matter at hand. These are our top ten Nintendo games you can play right now from our catalogue. Have a go at this list and see what works for you!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Made after one of the most important games in history, with this version of Mario you can enjoy the biggest kart yet and race anytime, anywhere, with anyone who has got the game on the Nintendo Switch. Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere. Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode for new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track of the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - This is a Nintendo list so it is absolutely normal to have two, even more, Mario games on it. This one is about probably the most unlikely pair of heroes ever to restore peace in the Mushroom Kingdom. Battling the twisted worlds with many features, like turn-based combat, puzzle-solving, and enemies that are unpredictable, the game at hand is quite unique. The story of the unexpected encounter between Rabbids and Mario is transposed into a video game like no other. When the Mushroom Kingdom is torn apart by a vortex of mysterious origins, the two sides get together to fight the unknown evil.

The Town of Light - Offered as the Deluxe Edition from Egaming, The Town of Light is a game about Renee and her trying to find the truth about her past. As she begins searching for answers, exploring the past and the places where she spent her youth years, you will have to guide Renee through the dark, emotional journey of relief. There’s a fine line between reality, story, and entertainment in this game. The Deluxe Edition comes with documentary content that explores the history of Volterra’s Psychiatric Hospital, the one standing at the base of the making of the game.

Maid of Sker - One of the most famous horror games of the decade, Maid of Sker is surely a unique title. Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore. Armed with only a defensive sound device, you’ll utilize stealth tactics to avoid death amongst a cult of sound-based AI enemies. Set in 1898 and inspired by the haunting Welsh tale of Elisabeth Williams, this is a story of a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy, and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of the hotel.

Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle - If you didn't know that Fortnite is available on the Switch, we feel sorry for you. But luckily, now you do! This bundle is everything you can ever want from this most famous shooter. Besides the famous game, you will get your hands on some sweet extras and bonuses that you'd otherwise have to pay to get on the side. Jump in to be the last one standing in the up-to-100-player Battle Royale. Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. Earn your victory. Squad up together online with friends in the same room or around the world!

Worms Rumble - Worms is one of the most famous games ever made for both the PC and the consoles, be it stationary or mobile. When it comes to games that are favourites with the Switch, the Worms franchise is unbeatable. Worms Rumble is Worms like you’ve never played it before, with intense, real-time, arena-based 32 players' cross-platform combat. Get ready for Deathmatch and the Last Worm Standing modes where you’re only ever a Holy Hand Grenade away from death. Use a variety of fan-favourite weapons like the Bazooka, Shotgun, and Sheep Launcher plus all-new additions to the armoury.

LEGO The Incredibles - LEGO bricks are not just the awfully painful things you may step on when trying to get to the bathroom at 1 AM. They're now also used to make characters for video games, and with success! One of the most legendary Disney Pixar films, The Incredibles has been made into a LEGO game that’s fun and adventurous. You can explore the story that’s packed with action in a level-by-level form, bringing the Super-Villains of Municiberg to justice once and for all. You may team up with friends or family members to play in the 2-player co-op.

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of a New Champions - Our number 3 most famous and downloaded Nintendo Switch game is the one about Captain Tsubasa, one of the most recognized characters in the entire anime industry. Featuring the graphics in anime-style, as well as very accessible gameplay, Captain Tsubasa: Rise of a New Champion is all about the local and the online multiplayer game modes. Keeping football fans interested and excited, this game is surely an exhilarating one. Build a dream team and make your characters and teams with great abilities and skills for play. Indulge in the 4-player offline gameplay and decide who’s the best among your friends. Go online and compete in the tournaments to claim rewards and trophies.

Rayman Legends - Made ready for gamers of all ages in the Definitive Edition here on Egaming, Rayman Legends is a game that needs little introduction no matter on what platform you decide on playing it. Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.

Cars 3: Driven to Win - This is it! This is the most downloaded and therefore played title in our entire offer here on Egaming when it comes to Nintendo consoles. Cars is a franchise that has taken the world by storm, being a favourite not just with kids! There are more than 20 customizable characters in this game, such as Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm, or Lightning McQueen, among others. Also, you will be able to race away on over 20 tracks, set in the most famous locations in the movie, like Radiator Springs. Prepare and make your abilities grow with the 6 game modes, as you challenge your friends and family through Battle Races, all to become the Ultimate Champion. 

Tips On Nintendo Gameplay

Nintendo fans will tell you that every game on every different console that the company released plays differently. And they would be right to some extent. Because in the end, Nintendo games are all about dexterity, visual spectrum and practice.

Dexterity - Regardless of what the game is all about, be it catching Pokemons in the wild or fighting obstacles on your way to Princess Peach, Nintendo games are all about dexterity. If you can’t master the buttons and different combos on your joystick, you are out of the game and frustrated quite fast. If you can put in the work and be confident about your skills, you will eventually master those keys and beat the challenge.

Visual spectrum - With so many different games and consoles to play them on, including hand-held devices, getting a sense of the visuals of a game is considerably important in order to beat it. Nintendo fans can switch between one platform and another fast, and can still beat the game regardless of the screen in front of them. How? By closely observing the visual characteristics of a certain game and then expanding their knowledge to all screens!

Practice - If nothing else works for you and your new Nintendo-found gaming, practice will make everything better. You will never be able to win the first castle level on Super Mario World on the SNES, but with practice, that goddamn gigantic ghost will eventually let you pass. Even if it takes the whole summer to do so! Keep practising and you will eventually get better and better. The smallest of progress is worth it in the long run!

So there you have it! This is your complete Nintendo gameplay and recommendations guide that you can enjoy right away. Besides the tailored recommendations when it comes to games, you now know more about the history of Nintendo than you probably should. And you know also know how to face any new Nintendo game, should they pose a challenge to you while you try them out. Have fun, break the norms and stay passionate!