Hello and welcome back to Jacktendo Selects, the recently new monthly feature in which sees me count down my favourite games on Switch in the month that they came out and reveal the game I’m most looking forwards to from the following month!
One differences you’ll have noticed already if you saw the previous instalment, is that last month when I did this, I revealed my Top 10 and that is not the case this time around. Why? Well there won’t always be 10 games listed in every instalment, and this time around there are only 6 but just because the number has changed, it doesn’t mean my rules have! So what are those rules? Well a game can only appear in this list, if I have personally played it, reviewed it and if it is a full game, which means the likes of April’s Puyo Puyo Tetris demo will not be featuring an appearance, but the full game sure is!
So from least favourite to personal favourite, here is My Top 6 Switch Games of April 2017:
Is it a cop-out that both Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment made it onto my list? No, it’s not. Specter of Torment is a fantastic game in its own right that does stand on its own, whereas Treasure Trove is an exceptional video gaming anthology that encompasses 3 great games to play on every platform it’s available on. So no, it’s not a cop-out, Shovel Knight in both the forms seen above, does deserve to feature on my list the way that it does. A cop-out would be including Shovel of Hope and Plague of Shadows instead of Treasure Trove.
However, since the photo list does not reveal how each title faired in my reviews, here’s a written list that does just that from highest score to lowest and provides links to the reviews themselves:
9/10 – LEGO City Undercover
9/10 – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
8/10 – Mr. Shifty
8/10 – The Jackbox Party Pack 3
8/10 – Puyo Puyo Tetris
8/10 – KAMIKO
And just so they don’t feel left out, here are the other Switch games I reviewed this month, which actually came out last month:
8/10 – Super Bomberman R
6/10 – 1-2-Switch
4/10 – Vroom in the Night Sky
But now that we have covered games that are out and available already (and already reviewed by myself), it is time to reveal the game I am most looking forwards to playing in May and surprise, surprise it’s Disgaea 5 Complete. Don’t get me wrong, RiME and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers both look great, but I’ve never really been a Street Fighter FAN and as someone who’s never played a single Disgaea game, I can’t wait for the fantastic opportunity to arrive as I have nothing but a good feeling about this Disgaea 5 Complete!
And now with the end of this edition almost within sight, it is time for me to pick 1 of the 6 games that made it onto my list this month, as a recommendation/must-own/get for Switch game and it is not the obvious Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Why not? Because just like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the fact of the matter is if you have a Switch, you’re already planning on getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or have already got it, so what could would recommending that game be. Instead I am recommending a game that has brought me hours upon hours of joy, which is great top play alone and with a friend and that game is LEGO City Undercover. Yes it’s a game we’ve seen and played before, but it is something of a timeless classic and that co-op mode really does do a great job of making LEGO City Undercover feel like a brand new game once again. So yes, for the month of April, my Jacktendo Selects title is none other than LEGO City Undercover because it really just a fantastic title to play!
Thank you all for taking the time to join me as I continued this new feature exclusive to Miketendo64 and ran through my Top 6 Switch games for the Month of March. It’s been so much fun that I will be doing it again next month as well and you are all invited to join me!
So until then, keep on gaming and here’s a list of my Top 20 Switch Games of all Time:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Snake Pass
- LEGO City Undercover
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
- Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
- FAST RMX
- Mr. Shifty
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
- Super Bomberman R
- Has-Been Heroes
- Blaster Master Zero
- The Jackbox Party Pack 3
- World of Goo
- Little Inferno
- Human Resource Machine
- Vroom in the Night Sky