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Nintendo Switch Sports is the spiritual successor to one of Nintendo’s best-selling Nintendo Wii games, Wii Sports. It’s a game that’ll leave you addicted and sweating after a couple of matches. It’s a game that offers many distinct sports, from Badminton to Soccer. Although it lacks some fans’ favorite sports, it offers enough activities to keep you hooked.

If you’ve finished playing Nintendo Switch Sports and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 8 picks.

Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time with.

So without further ado, we present 8 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like Nintendo Switch Sports.


Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games

The Mario & Sonic franchise has spanned a multitude of different games. Although these titles don’t show Mario or Sonic in a fantastical adventure together, it does capture the respectful rivalry both icons developed during the 90s’. The games in question are what you’d expect from Track & Field to vaulting.

Yet, Mario, Sonic, and the other characters from their franchises manage to add some of their fantastical charms to the games. This helps the Olympic sports feel more exciting and grand. Like Nintendo Switch Sports, you’ll be able to compete against your friends or players online. There’s also a neat ranking system implemented in each of the titles so that you can compete against yourself.

Unlike Nintendo Switch Sports, you’ll be able to choose between characters from both Mario and Sonic’s franchises, like Luigi and Miles Tails Prower. The activities in the game range from novice to expert difficulty. This means you may need to work up a sweat if you want a chance at mastering one or several of its sports.


Ring Fit Adventure

Ring Fit Adventure makes exercising fun! It’s Nintendo’s new take on the classic Wii Fit formula that involved players performing a variety of different yoga-styled mini-games to get their heart pumping. Only this time, Ring Fit Adventure transforms those activities into a full-fledged RPG-like quest.

Like Nintendo Switch Sports, Ring Fit Adventure takes advantage of the Joy-Con hardware, by forcing players to get up from their chairs and move around. However, the worlds you explore in Ring Fit Adventure feel grander than Nintendo Switch Sports’ locales. They give off feelings of wonder and excitement. There are more than 100 different levels and over 20 worlds to explore in this game.

At the same time, the gameplay itself will have you performing different postures and gestures. During your jogging adventure, you’ll encounter enemies. To defeat said enemies, you’ll need to use the game’s added Ring-Con accessory to perform overhead shoulder presses and yoga poses. You also need to perform said movements to refill your health meter.

It’s a visually mesmerizing game that will leave you sweating and searching for a water bottle. If you’re up for the challenge and want to shed some pounds, purchase a copy of Ring Fit Adventure today!


Carnival Games

If you love motion controls and adored the ensemble of sports Nintendo Switch Sports had to offer, you’ll feel right at home with Carnival Games. Like this game in style and gameplay, players can participate in a variety of fun-filled mini-games like Skee-Ball, Bowling, Shooting Baskets, and many others.

Carnival Games also makes great use of the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. The motion controls function wonderfully and the HD rumble within the controller’s hardware allows the gameplay to feel more immersive and active.

Carnival Games, at this time, features about 20 mini-games that will keep you coming back to play. It’s a title that the whole family can enjoy but be warned as things can get a little competitive.


Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Nintendo Switch Sports fanatics will find Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics as an excellent follow-up game to play. This title offers games that range from athletic fitness to competitive tabletop experiences. Some games fans can expect to play include chess, dominoes, darts, golf, tennis, soccer, and even air hockey.

Furthermore, the game includes online play allowing players to compete against their friends or others online in any of these stellar party activities. The online engine is absurdly good for Nintendo Switch Online standards and fans will have a blast playing with their friends.

It’s well worth purchasing if you’re looking for a game that offers it all in terms of competitive and fun-driven play.


Wii Sports

Wii Sports is one of Nintendo’s best-selling games of all time. It’s a game everyone can play, no matter how grown or young-minded they may be. It offers wonderful accessibility, great controls, and an exhilarating experience that still holds up today. This game inspired Nintendo Switch Sports in the first place.

It offers similar modes from bowling to tennis. These modes can be played from a competitive or casual angle. However, Wii Sports doesn’t feature a way to play online with friends. This is mostly because the Nintendo Wii was the company’s first outing into the online gaming space. So many games they released at the time didn’t have online play in mind.

While this may hold people back from playing Wii Sports, it does feature some sports that Nintendo Switch Sports doesn’t have yet. These include sports like baseball and boxing. Both of which utilized the Nintendo Wii’s Wii Remote and Nunchuck brilliantly.


Fitness Boxing

Fitness Boxing is another sports game that utilizes Nintendo’s motion controls wonderfully. It’s also a game that will get you active and sweaty after a couple of sessions. Like other exercise-heavy games, Fitness Boxing is determined to help you lose some weight and burn a few calories.

This is all done with excellent visual tutorials. The gameplay isn’t as robust as Nintendo Switch Sports because it’s more grounded in realism. However, the gameplay it offers is exceptional enough to warrant you spending hours with it.

Through many tutorials, you’ll learn how to properly perform a jab, uppercut, and other boxing-related techniques. To some degree, its gameplay feels more educational than Nintendo Switch Sports. I’m not saying you’ll end up becoming the next Mike Tyson by playing it, though. What I’m inferring is that the game will influence you to become more active over time.


Go Vacation

Go Vacation feels like a carbon copy of Wii Sports. Everything from its gameplay, world, and style imitates it. It features many modes, sports, and activities for people and their friends to compete in. Like Nintendo Switch Sports, it contains better character models than the Miis and gives off a cheery summer vibe.

The sports in Go Vacation range from baseball to pie throwing competitions. It’s a mixed bag of awkward activities, certainly. However, that’s what helps it excel over Nintendo Switch Sports. Some folks will adore the game for offering more activities to participate in as opposed to the five sports Nintendo Switch Sports offers.

While party games thrive off quality, they also excel at offering more for the customer’s buck. Go Vacation’s controls are simplistic and easy to master. There’s no skill required to be great in this game as many of the sports require minimal button presses and motion to play.

If these minor details of Go Vacation interest you, I recommend trying the game out with family and friends.


Mario Party Superstars Title Screen (Nintendo Switch)

Mario Party Superstars

Mario Party had seen a dramatic decline in quality over the years. From its forceful car mechanic to lack of variety in board design, fans had given up hope that Nintendo would never deliver a fun Mario Party game. Yet, Mario Party Superstars aimed to quell those fears. It succeeded in becoming some people’s favorite Mario Party game since the Game Cube era. Mario Party Superstars features a variety of boards, a nice roster of classic Mario characters, and a soothing and exhilarating soundtrack. Like Nintendo Switch Sports, this game offers familiar activities from previous instalments while also introducing new modes.The game is also the first in its series to launch with online play enabled. This allows players to hook up with up to three of their buddies to explore the game’s iconic Party Mode. Online players can also play the game alone, but they will be grouped with three other players.

This game also offers a competitive Mt. Minigames Mode, where players can compete in different mini-games that debuted in the past Mario Party titles. As one can tell, Mario Party Superstars promises that fans will walk away from the game feeling entertained and full of joy.


So there we have it, our 8 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Nintendo Switch Sports.

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