Ryan’s Nintendo Switch Demo Guide

Congratulations! You bought the latest Nintendo phenomenon and probably have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to accompany it. Now what else is there to play on the Switch? Well, a trip to the Nintendo eShop can do wonders for having a go at other titles. Along with the variety of games available at this point in time, there are also a handful of free demos for players on the fence. This article will go over the ones available as of this writing.


A guaranteed charmer for Nintendo Switch owners, Snipperclips is a cooperative puzzle game created by SFB Games and picked up by Nintendo when they realized how imaginative the title is. You, too, can realize it (notably with a friend) when you download the demo for the game! The demo consists of a few puzzles and a short tutorial on how to play. It’s a solid indication of how Snipperclips plays out, and the puzzles included are sure to leave you wanting more.

Puyo Puyo Tetris

I already covered the demo via my preview of Puyo Puyo Tetris, so I’m not going to say much more than what I previously have. What I will say is that the demo is an excellent way to warm up your skills, whether you play Tetris or Puyo Puyo. Heck, you can try and see if you can master both puzzle game styles and get the best of both worlds.

Just Dance 2017

In case you didn’t buy into the craze that is Ubisoft’s Just Dance series, they released a demo for the newest edition – at the time of this writing. Of all the songs in the game, the one song they decided to use for this demo is Watch Me by Silento. When it comes to actually playing the demo, it’s a good demonstration of how Just Dance games are played. The game can be played with a smartphone as a controller or the Switch Joy-Cons, and the motion controls work to its favor. If only a more bearable song was used for the demo.

Dragon Quest Heroes I & II

What’s interesting to note is that the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Heroes I & II has yet to make an appearance in the West. Thanks to the versatile region-free capabilities of the console, however, users with a Nintendo Account that could access the Japanese eShop can download the demo for the game. Similarly to that of Hyrule Warriors, these games mix up the Dynasty Warriors gameplay with Dragon Quest aesthetics. The demo consists of a few missions, including battles against big bosses. The only major problem with the demo is that the Switch port does suffer from heavy framerate issues and inconsistencies.

That’s all there is for now! Perhaps you could check these out and see if these can hold you over until you have money to spend on some Nintendo Switch titles.

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