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5 Wonderful Switch Games Are Discounted At Amazon (Digital)

Amazon is selling digital codes for five AAA Nintendo Switch games for $40 each, including Breath of the Wild and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

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The Switch's big Spring Sale on the Nintendo Eshop is filled with plenty of great deals, but you won't find very many Switch exclusives for discounted prices, especially Switch exclusives and first-party games. In a rare move, Amazon is selling digital codes for five AAA Switch games for $40 each: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Splatoon 2, Kirby Star Allies, and Octopath Traveler--which was ported to PC last year.

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Each game is regularly $60 despite being years-old at this point, which shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who owns a Nintendo console. The $40 price is likely the best you'll see anytime soon.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $40 ($60)

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Not much more needs to be said about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a Switch launch title that moved the storied series in a new direction with a grand open world and a heightened sense of adventure. Breath of the Wild is simply a masterpiece, and if you own a Switch, you should absolutely play it. It earned a 10/10 in GameSpot's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review.


Octopath Traveler | $40 ($60)

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An ode to classic JRPGs, Octopath Traveler offers an alluring blend of 2D sprites and 3D polygons and top-notch turn-based combat. Its overarching story is a bit underwhelming as it's told through disjointed character arcs, but if you're feeling nostalgic for classic Square Enix RPGs, Octopath Traveler is utterly charming. It earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's Octopath Traveler review.


Splatoon 2 | $40 ($60)

Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is one of the best multiplayer games on Switch. A sequel to the breakout Wii U hit, Splatoon 2 offers more variety and an improved online experience for its paint-splatting gameplay. A Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required to play online, and you'll definitely want to play online. The game earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's Splatoon 2 review.


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze | $40 ($60)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was ported from the Wii U to Switch with minimal additions besides the new playable character, Funky Kong. Playing as Funky Kong is essentially an easy mode, which makes Tropical Freeze easier to recommend for beginners and youngsters. Nevertheless, Tropical Freeze is a truly superb side-scroller with meticulously-crafted levels and challenging platforming sequences. I personally bought Tropical Freeze on both Wii U and Switch because it's that good. It earned a 9/10 in GameSpot's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review.


Kirby Star Allies -- $40 ($60)

Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Star Allies

Kirby Star Allies is yet another side-scrolling game starring the pink puffball. But this one really leans into cooperative play, supporting four-player local co-op throughout the entire adventure. Kirby's bag of tricks has expanded too, which adds even more to a series already known for its quirky power-ups. Kirby Star Allies is a great game to play with the whole family, and there's even some more challenging content to dip into after completing the rather easy (even by Kirby standards) story mode. The game earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's Kirby Star Allies review.

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