Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tricky year. Thankfully, some things remain the same, like playing some amazing games on our trusty Nintendo Switch. We can’t do much about what’s going on out there, but our carefully curated playlist of high-rotation games here at Pure Nintendo is here to provide some gaming inspiration.

We’re playing everything from golf sims to mobile games, and we’re hoping to pass on some ideas to you, dear readers.

Check out our latest playlist below. Which games are you obsessed with at the moment? We promise there’s no judgment here.

Pure Nintendo playlist


  • Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Nintendo Switch): This was something I specifically asked for, for my birthday. I loved playing the PS2 and Gameboy versions. So this updated classic is pure nostalgia for me. I’m not really diggin’ the look they gave some of my favorite characters, but I suppose I’ll get used to it. Right now I’m still working on upgrading some of my tools so I can clear out my field.


  • Cubers Arena (Switch) – I’ve been playing for my latest review, which I’ve just published. Unfortunately it didn’t quite hit the mark, check out my review to find out why.
  • Fairy Tail (Switch) – this one is based on the anime series of the same name. It’s a bit up and down, but enjoyable overall. Watch for my review soon!
  • I’ve also been playing three games from The indie World showcase. When it started I didn’t expect to buy three games.
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic (Switch) – You play as Raji trying to stop a demons who have gotten into the human world.
  • A Short Hike (Switch) – I haven’t played nearly as much as Trevor, but what I have I certainly enjoyed. Those who haven’t played it should check out Trevor’s wonderful review.
  • Evergate (Switch) – I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this, but it looked interesting to me and what I have played so far has been enjoyable.


  • A Short Hike (Switch) – I’m all smiles thinking about this game, let alone playing it. It’s not too often I score a game a 9, but this one was well-deserved. :)
  • PGA Tour 2K21 (Switch) – I’ve been preoccupied with this game all week, and I mean that in the best way possible. A proper golf simulation on the Switch, and a good one despite the bugs.
  • SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition (Switch) – I’ve played this game on 3DS, Wii U, and now on Switch. Did you see the unboxing pics on PN’s Twitter account? Super Rare Games has another great indie in physical form now.


  • Banner of the Maid (Switch) – Looking to wrap up this fantastic turn-based strategy game from CE-Asia. I’m going to miss it, so I hope the DLC currently available for PC makes its way to the Switch very soon.
  • Arcade Archives: BurgerTime (Switch) – This isn’t my favorite version of this arcade gem. That distinction goes to the Intellivision release, but that may just be because the arcade original is incredibly difficult. I’ll spend some time this weekend getting better.
  • Peaky Blinders: Mastermind (Switch) – I’ve never seen a single episode of the show on which it’s based, but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying this unique puzzle game. Ends up we can all be masterminds with a little trial and error.


  • Regina & Mac (Switch) – This is a retro-inspired 3D platformer full of witty dialogue and tricky puzzles. I reviewed the Wii U version of the game earlier this year, and will publish my Switch review soon, so keep an eye out to find out if it’s something you should be adding to your collection!
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch) – What a great game! I love this series and this latest entry doesn’t disappoint. It’s colorful, fun, and deep, all with the cheeky humor and interesting characters we’ve come to expect from Paper Mario games. It’s been a blast to play.
  • LEGO Harry Potter (Switch) – Still tinkering with this one occasionally, we’re up to year 7!
  • Dr. Mario World (mobile) – Yep – still playing and still addicted. I’m finally on tier 9 in versus mode. I’m also loving the new Summit levels that have been added with a recent update, it gives a lot more life to the game. In the main mode, I’m up to level 582.

What’s on your playlist this week? How often would you like to see our playlist? Let us know in the comments section below.