We publish this article in the US on Thanksgiving and here at NL Towers we have a brilliant idea – “let’s make the best NFL style list for Switch, like
correct football / soccer that we did in the summer! “
Oh, how we patted ourselves on the back, knowing that Thanksgiving is for many a “eat a lot and watch” NFL day. Even as British, your humble scribe is (foolishly) a Chicago Bears fan and will watch the traditional first game of the day in the Battle of the Ages against the Detroit Lions. [Erm, have you seen their records? – Ed.]
We took a close look at the Switch eShop and the internet to figure out which exciting games to include, and settled on … All of them… To say that this is a thin kit is to say nothing. Indeed, these are all the American football games we could find.
And we had to cheat to include five. Well, at least the Retro Bowl is coming soon.
So yeah, enjoy.
Publisher: Digital dreams / Developer: Digital dreams
We didn’t really praise this in our review, but the developers promised many months ago to add the missing content in a free update. Some people also like this game, the spiritual successor to the cult classic on SEGA Mega Drive; to some extent he plays like “real” football, although of course this concept means that all sorts of extravagant and violent shenanigans also occur.
SNK has released a wide variety of sports games for Neo Geo, so naturally this is an American football game in the series. It features massive sprites familiar to fans of the company’s products, with some nifty elements such as over-animating to celebrate the player and a quirky spiral ball when in the air. As expected, the Switch version of Arcade Archives, thanks to the work of HAMSTER, has a lot of little goodies and options.
Publisher: Running games / Developer: Running games
This is only available on the North American online store (we can’t find it on the UK store anyway) as it is a premium iteration after the previous mobile version. It takes inspiration from the Tecmo Bowl, but naturally offers more modern visuals, a faster pace, and extra depth in terms of game choices. It also adds some fighting for the comedic effect, while the Seasonal Mode has some RPG-style flair. All in all, this game seems to best suit low expectations, short bursts, and laid-back fun.
It is a game that has a place in many hearts, in particular in the original NES, which provided (at the time) dizzying depth given the technology. If that’s the case, it’s pretty cool that we can experience a more technically impressive version that was found in many slot machines in the late 80s. It’s amazing how much different from the iconic 8-bit versionso if you’re wondering what Tecmo can accomplish without struggling with hardware limitations, it’s worth taking a look at this version of the eShop.
Publisher: Tecmo / Developer: Tecmo
Okay, we told you we had to cheat to get five games, that’s how limited the range of college football games on Switch is. This is a rather different but memorable version of the game for the NES. He is not in the online store, but he is an in the NES app for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. If what you shouldn’t subscribe to NSO, then we don’t know what to say …
That’s it, time to build victory. Not really a holiday, is it? We tried our best, but Switch isn’t blessed with many college football games. Anyway, let us know about your favorites – and those that we somehow missed! – down in the comments.
To be honest, we’d like to expand on this a bit – please let us know we’re missing something!