Many gamers are probably wondering what the best Kirby games on Switch are so that they may get their next fix after playing Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Weve compiled a bunch of gaming recommendations for you, each of them capturing a particular aspect of what the Kirby series has to offer.
The best Switch games are actually quite different because they each have different traits in common with the Kirby series. If you like Kirby because of the cutesy aesthetic, weve got suggestions to help you along those lines.
Whatever your interest in games, we were fairly certain that at least one of the games on this list would appeal to Kirby fans. Perhaps youve even played some of them before, but if we can encourage you to try at least one new game that you'll fall in love with, you'll be satisfied that we've done a good job.
The greatest games like Kirby are:
- Super Mario Odyssey
- A Hat in Time
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
- The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island
Super Mario Odyssey
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the most talked about Switch platformer right now, but back in 2017, it was Super Mario Odyssey. If you liked Forgotten Lands but haven't played Odyssey yet, we strongly suggest that you do it now. Mario's capture abilities are fairly similar to Kirby's copy abilities.
This game was a dream come true for many gamers of the genre, returning to Super Mario 64's gameplay style, but increasing it to 11 levels, and adding more secrets to the game, since it's just so fun to mess around and exist in it. Buy now.
A Hat in Time
The chances are, you will think of Super Mario Odyssey when someone mentions an indie version of Odyssey that requires you to collect collectibles and take you to new levels.
A Hat in Time is fairly comparable to Odyssey, and some will argue that it might as well be the superior of the two games. As Hat Kid, you explore a number of remote locations, but when you look beneath the surface of the bright and vivid colors, youll notice a distinct melancholy unlike any other.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The majority of his outings have been 2D platformers, and if you're looking for a fantastic 2D platformer to spend hours on, look no further than Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, one of the greatest 2D platformers of all time.
Have you ever wanted the Kirby series to be a bit more challenging? Some fans consider the Kirby, Mario, and Donkey Kong series as a two-part puzzle, with Kirby as the easier platformers, Mario as the more difficult, and Donkey Kong as the less difficult. Plus, if it gets too hard, you may always try the New Funky Mode, where you play as the ultra-powerful Funky Kong.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was included in our list of the finest Kirby games, and we were able to include it here for the exact same reason. Both Kirby and the Smash Bros. series were created by Masahiro Sakurai, and it is evident that there are certain stylistic and gameplay choices that go through both series, even if one is a platformer and the other is a fighting game.
If you've never played Smash Bros. before, you'll be pleased to see Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta-Knight are all playable (and we're sure a few of your favourites from other series are too), and Kirby even plays a significant role in the games single-player mode. But whether you play alone, with friends, or with strangers on the internet, this is a game you'll likely spend hours and hours on.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Do you like Kirby's humorous, easy-going nature? If so, Animal Crossing: New Horizons might be your new favorite game. You spend your time talking with talking animals, fishing, arranging fruits, or doing anything else you fancy.
Youll discover that certain Kirby items of clothing are free to download and use in the game, as long as you want. Or you may want to create something yourself. Check out our guide on all the Animal Crossing: New Horizon villagers for an idea of the cute characters you might encounter in this game.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Another Switch independent game option here. You know how Kirby and the Forgotten Land has you rescuing the Waddle Dees to repopulate Waddle Dee Town? Well, in this game you play as Yooka and Laylee as they rescue members of the Beetalion who will help you beat the titular Impossible Lair (which is available for you to play right from the start).
The addition of an explorable isometric overworld to Donkey Kong Country provides a truly unusual level of variety to the kinds of puzzles and challenges youll encounter, to the extent that it at least matches Tropical Freeze, if not surpassing it. Buy now.
The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening
What does Kirby have to do with Zelda? Well, aside from the cutesy aesthetic of Links Awakening that fits very nicely with Kirby's designs, this game actually features a cameo appearance of Kirby. Or, at least, an evil member of his species called the Anti-Kirby (and in terms of story, without spoiling anything, it makes sense for a Dreamland citizen to appear in this game).
This game was originally released on the original Game Boy back in 1993, and it has that retro Nintendo vibe, but it also has all of the new Nintendo graphics and gameplay you would expect from Nintendos current generation.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island
Who is Nintendo's prettiest platforming star? If you dont answer Kirby, chances are youll probably answer with Yoshi and Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island, which was his first opportunity to actually take center stage as the star of his own game (ignoring a few earlier puzzle titles).
This game is unique because of its child-like pencil and crayon illustrations. Of course, this game is also a solid platforming experience that set the foundation for future Yoshi games and stands proud alongside the finest installments in the Mario franchise.
This game is available as one of the Nintendo Switch Online games.
So, Kirby fans, we hope that one of these suggestions has caught your attention. Even ignoring all the similarities and connections to the Kirby series, these are all stand-out games in their own right, and well-deserved of a place in any Nintendo collection.
Check out our guide on Kirby and the Forgotten Land amiibo functionality for more Kirby related information.