With the launch of the Switch in March 2017, Nintendo's machine has grown from success to success, captivating players with its unique ability to play both as a handheld device and on a TV as a home console.
2018 has seen a slew of fantastic titles released for it, from Nintendo's own traditional franchises like Mario to brand-new series as well as switch versions of major games previously released on other consoles.
If you're looking for a Nintendo gamer In your life or just in the mood to pamper yourself with an early Christmas present, we have some of the biggest and best games released for the Switch this year.
You can also watch our video game gift guides for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Super Mario Party ̵
1; Amazon, £ 42.99
The Mario Party series has finally made it to the switch, with the plumber and his friends in another bold and bright virtual board game adventure.
Players move around the field trying to collect the most stars by participating in a number of self-contained mini-games. You can also buy stars or steal them from other players, as well as manipulate the board yourself to your advantage, which means that it's never too late to turn things around and win at the last minute.
Reviewer James Ide said "Many hours of fun are with this game and even more with friends."
Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Smyths, £ 59.99
During toys-to-life games like Skylanders and Lego Dimensions fall by the wayside, Ubisoft's Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a spaceship role-playing adventure, brings its own efforts to the table. Like similar titles in this genre, there are real collectible items that you can use to unlock things in the game, parts that allow you to customize your ships and pilots to fly.
Starlink lets you explore a distant planetary system and embark on a mission to defeat a nasty gang of spacewalkers led by rogue Grax. For the Switch version, there is an exclusive Starfox toy that will unlock Fox McCloud and its Arwing from Nintendo's classic sci-fi space shooter series.
However, the toys are optional and you can buy digital versions of the items they unlock
Nintendo Labo – Amazon, starting at £ 54.99
Nintendo Labo combines video games with real ones Models and displays a unique package that shows players how to get things out of the special boxes included. Models include an R / C car, small piano, fishing rod and robot suit. Inserting the joycons of the switch turns the box into a working device.
There's also a vehicle kit that lets you build things like a steering wheel that you can use as a controller in mini-games (and you can even use the bike in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe).
Our review states "A technical marvel that is fun to build and see in action."
Octopath Traveler – Amazon, £ 42.99