The Best Twin-stick Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Yars: Recharged added at rank #14.
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Tesla vs Lovecraft (2018)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Android Playstation 5

Horror author H. P. Lovecraft interrupts a demonstration of Nikola Tesla's newest invention. Lovecraft steals all of Tesla's inventions and uses them to open a dimensional gateway for the monsters described in his fiction. [1] Killing large numbers of monsters allows players to select perks, which grant special abilities during all fights on that level.

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  • top-down
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • lovecraftian
  • mech
  • destruction
  • arena
  • horror
  • science
  • local
  • cooperative

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trigger-witch (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Trigger Witch is a 2D, twin-stick, action/adventure game set in an odd open world where magic is mundane, but firearms are the new unknown! You are Colette, and as you graduate from the Stock, a curious man invades your world... Welcome to the world of Witchcraft and Triggery!

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  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • dungeon
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • lore
  • bullet-hell
  • cute

3

HyperParasite (2020)

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HyperParasite is a twin-stick roguelike shooter video game developed and published by Troglobytes Games. Early prototypes of the game were distributed through Steam's early access program in 2019. The game was released on 8 April 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Followed with a physical release for the Nintendo Switch on 19 February 2021.[1][2] The game received generally positive reviews, earning praise for its uniqueness and design, although it was criticized for its difficulty.

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  • rogue-like
  • twin-stick
  • perma-death
  • shooter
  • procedural
  • loot
  • 1980s

4

Black Widow: Recharged (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

The original cult classic arachnid-starring, twin-stick shooter returns! Just in time for Halloween, Black Widow: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals, powerful new abilities, and another original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard. Or test your skills and rank on the boards in one of 30 intensely creative challenges, which twist the gameplay in new and exciting ways. Collect cash from downed enemies to charge a powerful web blast, or pick up one of a dozen new power-ups including explosive blasts, spread-shots, and fear, trapping all enemies in your web. Every mode and level is playable in local co-op mode with a friend.

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  • twin-stick
  • arcade
  • shooter
  • cooperative
  • classic
  • cult
  • local
  • shoot-em-up

5

Habroxia 2 (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch vita Playstation 4

Blast off for a sequel that pushes every facet of 2D shoot'em ups to escape velocity!

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  • shooter
  • twin-stick
  • retro
  • boss-fight
  • old-school
  • boss
  • horizontal
  • arcade
  • pixel
  • scrolling
  • non-linear
  • bullet-hell
  • chiptune
  • vertical
  • stage

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Riddled Corpses EX (2018)

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Nintendo Switch vita Playstation 4 Xbox One

Choose your character wisely and make good use of their abilities and the special items (clock, dynamite and turrets) to progress and destroy the root of evil! - 60 FPS fast-paced action - 2 player local coop - 6 characters with varying stats and abilities - Arcade, story and survival modes - Combo system - Quality chiptune music - Register your best scores on the online leaderboard! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • zombies
  • modes
  • arcade
  • survival

7

9th Dawn III (2020)

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9th Dawn III is a massive 2D open world RPG and collectathon dungeon crawler packed full of adventure! Taking the path of the Chosen One, you journey to Lorwyck Castle to confront a powerful enemy – traversing ancient fortresses, dark dungeons, perilous swamps, and more! Equip your best gear and adventure across the fields of Ashwick, the snowy regions of Halstom, dense forests of Vlak, the sprawling depths of huge dungeons, and the perilous Hollow Mountains of Scorn on an epic quest to uncover the secrets of a mysterious evil force ...

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  • fishing
  • hunting
  • collectathon
  • mining
  • campaign
  • dungeon-crawler
  • twin-stick
  • open-world
  • hack-and-slash
  • character
  • rpg
  • crafting
  • action-adventure
  • top-down
  • medieval

8

Godstrike (2021)

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Godstrike is a time based twin-stick shooter where you must face ruthless bosses in intense 1v1’s. Play as Talaal, the last Herald, hunted by her sibling. Time is your currency and health, use it to create ability combos and fight for glory on the highscores!

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  • bullet-hell
  • boss
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • rogue-like
  • rush
  • boss-fight
  • boss-rush
  • battle

9

Enter the Gungeon (2016)

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Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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  • rogue-like
  • bullet-hell
  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • dungeon-crawler
  • boss
  • table
  • cover
  • table-flip
  • dungeon
  • cooperative
  • top-down
  • pixel

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Assault Android Cactus (2015)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Assault Android Cactus is a twin stick shoot 'em up played primarily from a top-down perspective. [1][2] The Player takes control of one of nine Androids, the first of which being Cactus, an Interplanetary Police Department (IPPD) junior constable, who crashes her ship into a space freighter 'Genki Star'. The player must fight through hordes of rogue robots to take back control of the Genki Star.


  • twin-stick
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • robots
  • cooperative
  • local
  • boss
  • shoot-em-up

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