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If you've read some of my previous content, you know I love my Nintendo Switch. I'd marry it, if it was legal to wed inanimate objects.
Since that's impossible, I'll just wax poetic on the internet in front of an audience akin to that of a professional wrestling event held in a church basement.
What the Switch lacks in AAA offerings, excluding the always magnificent Nintendo titles of course, it more than makes up for it in quality indie content and the first quarter of 2019 has been no different.
Speaking of those first party titles, sometimes it is hard to pull the trigger on a $70 Wii U re-release. That's why I've taken it upon myself to save the day and draft my personal top five recently released games under $20.
Yet another creation by the brilliant minds at Devolver Digital, you won't want to miss out on.
Downwell's premise is simple. Equip your Gunboots, and shoot your way down an endless well, while avoiding obstacles and collecting red gems.
It's a procedurally generated reverse shmup, where you shoot a bunch of monsters with your feet. Sold yet? What if told you you can buy this for $2.99?
Unfortunately for Tangledeep, it came out right around the same as Wargroove––which you'll also find on this list.
If you happen to enjoy roguelike, turn-based, dungeon crawling RPGs set in a fantasy universe depicted with 16-bit graphics; Tangledeep is the game for you.
Couple that with a soundtrack inspired by the myriad of quality SNES-era role-playing games, and you've got yourself a must-buy.
3. 'OlliOlli: Switch Stance'
I spent years longing for a game that would scratch my skateboarding itch the same way Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 did.
For the longest time, that game was OlliOlli which, for the longest time, was all I ever played on my PS Vita. When its sequel released a few years later, I dusted off Sony's portable console and grinded some more rails—that doesn't sound right, I know.
In honor of the Nintendo Switch release, both the original and sequel come in one neat little package that you won't want to miss out on.
2. 'Ape Out'
I'm going to do something I never do and quote Ape Out's product description from the Nintendo eShop. Not because I'm lazy, because I truly believe it perfectly describes this innovative game.
"Ape Out is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up, about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz."
If that doesn't sound appealing to you, I don't know what will.
Ape Out is perfect for quick sessions of rampaging through procedurally generated levels as your actions create a jazzy soundtrack eerily comparable to any Spike Lee joint since 1986.
Wargroove is not only one of my favorite games of 2019, it's one of my favorite games of the past five years.
Sure, the turn-based strategy isn't for everyone, but if you grew up with Advance Wars like I did, there's no reason for you to miss this game.
The characters are endearing, the AI is unforgiving, and due to the myriad of game modes, the replay value is tremendous.