Nintendo Switch Games That Are Cheaper On Mobile

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Nintendo Switch Games That Are Cheaper On Mobile

Quality, convenience, price tags… Whatever the reason, here’s a list of Switch games you can play on your mobile device.

We at Nintendo Fanatics love the Nintendo Switch, and many of the games released on it. One of the best things the Switch has going for it so far is the third party development of games. What’s most interesting about the Switch third party games is that many come from mobile game developers who’ve simply ported their game over to Nintendo’s latest console. They don’t always make it clear that you can download their mobile app counterparts, and there may be a fair reason: They’re cheaper. Usually far cheaper.


Let’s be crystal clear. We’re not trying to knock any of these mobile gaming companies. We’re not looking to deny them of the extra revenue, some of which might even go to Nintendo just for licensing rights, or whatever reasons. That’s all well and good! In fact, we think playing several of these ported mobile games may actually play better on the Switch, if only for the upgraded graphics. Not to mention the Joy-cons, Pro Controllers, and sometimes the different features you might find in the Switch ports. As well, some games may even proudly allow you to link your mobile account to your Switch account so you can continue playing in whichever platform you wish.

However some ports, for whatever reasons, do not let you link both accounts. Or they make that option temporary, causing late newcomers to miss out on the chance. Or some of the ported games choose not to offer a demo version on the Switch. Perhaps there’s no demos readily created. Perhaps the developers didn’t see any point to making one.

It’s sometimes difficult to throw down $30 – $80 especially on games you can’t even test. Fortunately, you won’t need to spend as much using your mobile device. At least until you know you’re comfortable enough to buy it on the Switch.

Please be aware, we are NOT affiliated with Nintendo, Google, or any of the listed game developers. The only way this article might make any money is from separate ads.

Read on, friends.

    1. Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (Natsume, Inc)

      Nintendo Switch: $39.99 ($51.99 CAD)
      Android: $18.99
      Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope by Natsume, Inc is about the player out on a voyage adventure when they come across a harbour town they have to help rebuild, as well as save the town’s lighthouse. Plant crops, tend to your livestock, collect materials you’ll need to rebuild the town… but here’s more to do! You can also find new friends and the game even let’s you marry a character. It’s basically a farming life simulator in a very cute game. It is important to note the Switch version is a “Special Edition“, so it may contain several other features the mobile game doesn’t have. That said, the game is $21 less on your Android phone or tablet. While $19 before tax is still a bit pricey as far as mobile apps go, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is $12.99 and should give roughly the same feel and vibe of the game.

      Harvest Moon®: Light of Hope Special Edition

      Available Now Coming May 29, 2018 Nintendo Switch Buy physical Uh-oh, you’re using an unsupported browser.To view the screenshot gallery, upgrade to the latest version of either Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. Light the Way! Looking for a fresh start and some new surroundings, you set off on a voyage to begin your new life!

    2. The World Ends With You (Square Enix Co., Ltd)

      Nintendo Switch: $49.99 ($64.99 CAD)
      Android: $17.99
      The World Ends With You technically is on the Nintendo DS. The Switch version is called The World Ends With You: Final Remix, considered the “definitive” version. It likely has some new features, like co-op modes. This is a DS RPG that was a cult classic, before being released for Android and then being re-released on the Switch. Likely they’ve improved the graphics for one thing, as it could be a bit of an eyesore on the big screen TV otherwise. The ratings are very good. But if you’re still on the fence about paying out $50 USD, grabbing it on your Android device for $18 may seem a bit more reasonable. Before you spend any money, review both versions yourself and see which you would enjoy more.

      The World Ends with You: Final Remix

      Available Now Coming Oct 12, 2018 Nintendo Switch Buy physical Uh-oh, you’re using an unsupported browser.To view the screenshot gallery, upgrade to the latest version of either Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. The Definitive Version of a Modern RPG Classic Complete the mission…or face erasure.

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