This video shows us the best metroidvania available on Nintendo Switch

As all videogame fans know, a Metroidvania is a sub-genre of action-adventure videogame based on a non-linear platforming concept. As the name suggests, this sub-genre has its roots in platform games with non-linear elements from the Metroid sagas (this saga was the most influential and well-known when the term had not yet been coined) and Castlevania (it was linked to 2D non-linear platforming from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night onwards). Due to the success of these sagas in the same genre, the term would eventually encompass the entire sub-genre.

These games are basically characterised by a large map with a multitude of interconnected rooms, many of which will be inaccessible initially, as we will need to return once we have obtained a certain item or ability, making backtracking (returning to previously visited places) the order of the day, in order to continue advancing.

Well, this time Nintendolife has shared an interesting video that shows us the best metroidvania games available on Nintendo Switch. We leave you the list and the video below:

  • Hollow Knight
  • Gacamelee! 2
  • Axiom Verge
  • The Messenger
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • The Mummy Demastered
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
  • Dead Cells
  • Blaster Master Zero
  • Iconoclasts
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Cave Story+
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  • Owlboy
  • Robot Cat
  • Timespinner
  • Blasphemous
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • La Mulana 2
  • Carrion
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens
  • Minoria
  • Alwa’s Legacy
  • Astalon: Tears of the Earth
  • Narita Boy
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Axiom Verge 2