44 Best Platform Action games for Nintendo Switch

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The best 44 Platform Action games for Nintendo Switch daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Nintendo Switch. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Dotori released the 24 February 2021 and ranked #14, Golden Force released the 27 January 2021 and ranked #8, Nosferatu Lilinor released the 20 January 2021 and ranked #29.

1# Rise & Shine - 2017

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Welcome to Gamearth, a once peaceful planet now threatened by the warmongering Space grunts of Nexgen. In the aftermath of their devastating first strike a child named Rise is forced to take on the sacred gun Shine - and with it the fate of his world.

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2# Shadow Bug - 2017

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Leap, slash, splash! You are the overpowered ninja hero Shadow Bug! Save your home forest from the evil factory by slicing monsters to pieces. Shadow Bug is a new kind of platformer game with emphasis on action and speedrunning. The control scheme of the game is specifically designed for all the game modes on Nintendo Switch. You play as Shadow Bug and try to stop the evil factory from polluting your forest home. You do this by attacking on enemies and slicing them to pieces.

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3# Dust: An Elysian Tail - 2012

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immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

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4# Gunslugs - 2013

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We grabbed a bunch of expendable action hero's from the 80s and we made them team up as the Gunslugs to fight the war against the always evil Black Duck Army. if you run into problems or the game wont work on your device, instead of just rating 1 star, you could help us fix it by providing feedback!.

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5# Kero Blaster - 2014

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Kero Blaster is a platform video game created by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya. It was released in 2014 for PC and iOS and is the first major project of Pixel since Cave Story in 2004. The game lays a heavy emphasis on shooting and got positive reviews on both platforms. A short, free demo titled Pink Hour has been available since a month before the full game's release. In Kero Blaster, the player controls a frog working for Cat & Frog, a teleporter company. Armed with a peashooter, he has to clean the teleporters of strange black monsters. The player has to work their way through a series of linear stages, by means of running, gunning and jumping. USGamer described the gameplay as "akin to ... Contra or old-school, pre-Symphony of the Night Castlevanias." Furthermore, the game is controlled by changing direction, jumping, firing your weapon and changing your weapon. Holding down the fire button continues to fire in the direction you were facing when you started shooting.

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6# Foregone - 2020

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Foregone is a fast and fluid 2D action-platformer packed with legendary loot and stunning pixel art. Collect an arsenal of powerful weapons and unravel a compelling story of regret and conspiracy as you slice your way through hordes of enemies to save Calagan.

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7# The Wonderful 101: Remastered - 2020

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A team of heroes from around the world must UNITE to protect the earth from vicious alien invaders! This band of 100 Wonderful Ones works together using their fantastic abilities to create a variety of forms. Whether it be a giant fist or a sharp blade, they’ll use their wits and power to overcome the enemy’s pitfalls and perils! And the final member of this team of courageous heroes—is you.

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8# Golden Force - 2021

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Golden Force is a retro-style action-platformer where you perform complex combos, slides, and dash attacks. Unlock new areas, collect throwable items, attack underwater, avoid spiky obstacles, and finish each stage with the best result.

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10# Giraffe and Annika - 2020

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Lovable, cat-eared Annika sets off on a grand quest on the Island of Spica! 3D adventure & rhythm action genres mesh in the lush, pastoral and beautiful manga-inspired world of Giraffe and Annika!

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11# Firework - 2020

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An accidental fire at a funeral forces the police to re-investigate a closed case of massacre. Lin Lixun participates the re-investigation by chances. As the investigation goes deeper, the past of the victims gradually emerges. However, the case becomes more bewildering.

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15# PLOID - 2020

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Ploid is a new platform adventure game for old or modern hardware, play and explore the lost temples, gain sacred disc files and become the ultimate Ploid X of the galaxy! + V.O.I.D.

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17# Tiny Barbarian DX - 2013

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Steel yourself for a relentless display of might and muscle…brawn and bravery…magic and mayhem! Inspired by heroic fantasy fiction, Tiny Barbarian DX combines engaging 2D platform action and combo-based hack-and-slash combat with retro-style pixel art and a loincloth-stirring chiptune soundtrack.

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18# Legends of Ethernal - 2020

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Legends of Ethernal is a 2D single-player action adventure game where you need to explore beautiful hand-crafted environments, solve clever puzzles and battle tough creatures to uncover the truth about your parents’ disappearance.

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19# Dogurai - 2019

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Screenshot of the video game Dogurai
Screenshot of the video game Dogurai

Dogurai is a retro-styled platormer with animal-like characters, graphics and soundtrack designed with old portable games in mind - down to the limited color ranges and sprite sizes!

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21# Duck Souls - 2020

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Duck Souls is a fast-paced, action platformer about a little duck with an incredible skill to dash and a mission, find all the eggs to save his especies.

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23# Karma Knight - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Karma Knight
Screenshot of the video game Karma Knight
Screenshot of the video game Karma Knight

Karma Knight is a fast paced 2D side-scrolling platform action game with stylish combat. Find hidden items in the stages, collect different spells, defeat the enemies as you gain more experience and enjoy the overall platform action game style.

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24# Entertainment Hero - 2017

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Eight Stages of Run and Gun Action Leading to the Final Boss! Choose Different Paths on Different Play Throughs! Search for the Secrets Hidden in the Different Lands!

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25# Pity Pit - 2020

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Dig your doom! Procedural 2D platforming goes vertical as you dig, mine, craft and bomb your way downward! Take the role of Oratio, a Dwarf who enjoys hanging around the mines with his dear wife, until a demon spawns from a nearby pit and carries her away! Now it’s a race through the mines to get her back. Can you save Gwendoline from the Devil Johnson?

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