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12 Great Games Like 198x on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a video game console released in 2017. It combines handheld and console features. You can use it on a large TV screen, or remove it from its "dock" to play in handheld mode like a Nintendo 3DS.

Following on from Nintendo's Wii and Wii U console, it offers small wireless controllers that are motion sensitive. It also has a touch screen that can be used in handheld mode.

Although it's not backwards compatible with Wii U or Wii games, many of these are being re-released on the system. It is also a good machined to access lots of smaller games made by independent developers.

DetailsPlatform Details

Genres: Action, Adventure, Collecting, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Race, Role-Play, Sequencing, Shooting, Sports and Traversal
Era: 2010 - 2022
Total Games: 7
Total Likes: 84
 

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to 198x and have found the following:

198X is a pastiche of different classic games brought together to tell the story of a suburban teenager stuck between the limitations of youth and the obligations of adulthood. In the game, you discover a local arcade, and through the different games find a way to make that transition to an adult world and coming to terms with your history.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/01/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure and Narrative

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: 198 x Game (@198xGame)

Costs: Purchase cost

7 Hand Picked Video Games Like 198x

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to 198x. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed 198x, or as younger rated alternatives for players not ready for PEGI 12 or ESRB TEEN games. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Coffee Talk

Release Date: 29/01/2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Coffee Talk is an interactive story about a barista working in a coffee shop in Seattle. You listen to customer's concerns about life and love, in a retro pixilated world backed with lo-fi chilled hip-hop music.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Release Date: 10/08/2010, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is an arcade-style fighting game. In the game, you take control of one of seven playable characters from the comic book series and travel through Toronto, Canada facing the seven evil exes of Ramona Flowers.

Telling Lies

Release Date: 31/07/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Telling Lies is from the same developer as Her Story. It's named as an investigative thriller game with non-linear storytelling by the developer.

Where Cards Fall

Release Date: 15/09/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, Switch and iPhone, iPad

Pieces: Cards

Where Cards Fall, from the same developer as Alto's Adventure, is an adventure where you build houses of cards to advance. In a beautifully hand-drawn world, you need to create pathways with the cards through the dreamlike...

Another Lost Phone

Release Date: 21/09/2017

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

Another Lost Phone places a stranger’s smartphone in your hands. As you use the phone interface to explore the social life of its young woman owner, Laura, you piece together messages, pictures and profiles to solve her disappearance. Although it...

Flashback

Release Date: 01/10/2013, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Flashback is a running and jumping game with a strong narrative. Made in the 90s it's similar to Another World and Prince of Persia.

Arcade Archives

Release Date: 19/06/2015, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, PS4, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Arcade Archives is a series of games that faithfully recreates classic Arcade games from their original software. Along with the play modes of the original games you can adjust settings like the difficulty dip-switches, like arcade owners could.

5 Video Games Like 198x Based on Genre

These are games of a similar genre mix to 198x. This includes games from the Action, Adventure and Narrative genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
 

2 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than 198x

If you like the sound of 198x but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our 198x Accessibility Report.
 

198x is in These Lists

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to 198x in the following lists:

Come To Terms With Ageing

In a culture that holds up youth as an ideal rather than a stage of life, it can be hard to embrace our ageing lives, bodies and dreams. The games in this list offer a chance to step into the shoes of older protagonists as well as spend time with people coming to terms with the ticking clock themselves.
 

Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

While many games include characters to interact with, some are specifically designed to make relationships a central element. Whether this is during the rounds of a puzzle game amidst a zombie outbreak or as we race cars around a circuit, they can offer a unique way to think deeply about how we relate to each other and to the games people play.

In contrast to films or books, characters and relationships in video games need to be discovered by the player. Some of my favourite relational moments in games happen amidst other action. Often these other actions – whether shooting, puzzle-solving, or fetching and carrying – serve to underline the difficult, awkward and snatched nature of interpersonal interactions.
 

Reimagined Retro Classics

Growing up playing video games creates a strong sentimental connection to the sounds, sights and feeling those experiences gave you. Returning to these games in adulthood is a un diversion, but often the experience doesn't live up to the memory.

The games in this list have been recreated (sometimes officially and sometimes unofficially) by developers who love and respect the original while also wanting to update it for modern technology and players.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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