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One Joy-Con Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Games Rated PEGI 12 and Older

The Switch console comes with one pair of Joy Cons. These are attached to the Switch in portable mode, and detached when playing on a TV. Some games support multiplayer modes with each player only needing one Joy-Con half to play. This offers a much more affordable way to accommodate more players.

This list includes 8 games from the last 23 years, with 140 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play together with one Joy-Con.

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PEGI Ratings: PEGI 12 to PEGI 16
ESRB Ratings: ESRB EVERYONE 10+ to ESRB MATURE 17+
Australian Ratings: M to MA 15+
Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Shooting and Simulation
Total Likes: 140
 

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 10-16 year-olds

Release Date: 21/01/1999, updated in 2018

Price: 23% off

Platforms: DS, GameCube, Switch and Wii U

Genres: Action and Fighting

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game

Super Smash Bros. in its various versions offers real-time brawling battles. The tens of characters are drawn from other video games and each has bespoke moves to learn and perfect.

Spiritfarer

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: 18/08/2020

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

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Platform and Simulation

Accessibility: 31 features

Developer: Thunder Lotus (@ThunderLotus)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Spiritfarer is a boat building exploration game. Unusually though, you play Stella, ferry master to the deceased and the boat you manage takes them to the next life.

Monster Prom

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 27/04/2018, updated in 2020

Price: 69% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Point-and-Click

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: Btfl Glitch (@BtflGlitch)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

Monster Prom is a role-playing game set in a high school for monsters where you are looking for love. You make choices about the dating-focused narrative by exploring the campus and talking to different monster characters. It has some light...

Castle Crashers

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 08/09/2015, updated in 2019

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

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: The Behemoth (@TheBehemoth)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

Castle Crashers is a cartoon looking fighting game, like Golden Axe, The Simpsons or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade games, set in a medieval universe where a dark wizard steals a mystical gem and captures four princesses. Four knights are charged...

Worms (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 23/08/2016, updated in 2018

Price: 80% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Fighting and Shooting

Developer: Team 17 (@Team17)

Players: You can play with 1 to 6 players in the same room or as a 6-player online game

This is a long-standing turn-based multiplayer combat game. The twist is that all the players are worms. With bizarre attacks on opponents that range from exploding sheep to self-deploying ninja rope, the battle is on the far end of crazy.

Scribblenauts (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 15/09/2009

Price: 85% off

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, DS, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: 5 TH Cell (@5THCell)

Players: This is a single-player game

Scribblenauts is a series of puzzle games where you solve by typing the names of everyday objects so they appear in the game and let you progress. What's surprising is the sheer number of items included in the game. This means you can solve problems in...

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 25/03/2014

Platforms: PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting

Developer: Tribute Games (@TributeGames)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition is a running and shooting game. You control an army character, craft a wide arsenal of weapons and take on bosses that retreat when they are nearly beaten. It's unusual because it leans into gaining familiarity of its...

Final Vendetta

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 16/06/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Bitmap Bureau (@BitmapBureau)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Final Vendetta is a brawling game like classic 1990s arcade games, Final Fight, Double Dragon, Body Blows and Streets Of Rage. You control a street-fighting character with an array of moves to learn so you can progress through the waves of different...

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