Check out these fantastic local multiplayer games on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has so many games that feature local multiplayer, allowing you to play with friends co-operatively or competitively (or both in some cases!)
Take a look at some of the games on Nintendo Switch that include local multiplayer capabilities!
Competitive local multiplayer games
51 Worldwide Games
A world of games awaits in 51 Worldwide Games! Clear the table and settle down with friends and family to enjoy a diverse collection of timeless favourites, including Ludo, Bowling, Mancala, Four-in-a-Row, Dominoes, Klondike Solitaire, Chess and Backgammon!
Also, 51 Worldwide Games: Local Multiplayer Guest Edition is available to download for free from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, allowing up to three consoles to connect via local connection with a player who owns the full game. Use it to enjoy a selection of games in local wireless multiplayer or try out Mosaic Mode!
51 Worldwide Games is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop or grab a physical copy with free notebook and pen at the Nintendo Official UK Store.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Join Mario, Sonic and friends for their greatest adventure yet in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for Nintendo Switch! Train solo or compete against friends in brand new events – Skateboarding, Karate, Surfing and Sport Climbing – as well as a large selection of favourite sports and classic 2D games.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop or grab a physical copy with free poster at the Nintendo Official UK Store. A free demo is also available to download from Nintendo eShop*!
Super Mario Party
Throw a party anytime, anywhere, with Super Mario Party! Compete with friends in 80 all-new minigames across many modes. Travel across the board with the roll of a dice, triggering special events, such as minigames, as you land on spaces!
Super Mario Party is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown – a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series for Nintendo Switch! Multiple modes and options mean everyone can play. In Smash, select your stages, set the rules and play with up to eight players total. Or, create a team of three or five fighters and take on your opponent's squad one by one in Squad Strike. And that's just the beginning!
Co-operative local multiplayer games
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
A carefree new life is just beyond the horizon! Step off the plane and onto your very own deserted island where new friends, discoveries and opportunities are waiting for you. Paradise is what you make it in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch!
Up to eight people registered on one Nintendo Switch can live on the same island, and up to four can enjoy island life simultaneously**. You can also play with up to seven people either locally or online***, travelling to their islands or inviting them to yours. Whether you’re sharing gifts, competing in bug contests or just enjoying each other’s company, there’s always more fun to be had with friends!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Bowser, Bowser Jr., and the Koopalings have taken over the whole of Peach’s Castle, and have flung Mario and friends to the farthest reaches of the Mushroom Kingdom in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe!
Go it alone or gather some pals and cross oceans, deserts, swamps and snow fields to get there. Whatever you do, be sure to put an end to Bowser’s evil plans!
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.
Luigi's Mansion 3
Join the cowardly hero Luigi on a ghostly – and gooey – quest to save Mario and friends in Luigi’s Mansion 3!
You and a friend can traverse the otherworldly floors of a haunted hotel in local co-op, battling mischievous ghosts and solving paranormal puzzles together****.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is available digitally now on Nintendo eShop and the Nintendo Official UK Store.
**Local multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required. Up to 8 players registered as users on a Nintendo Switch console can live on one shared island, and up to four residents of one island can play simultaneously on one console. Please note: only one island can exist per Nintendo Switch console, irrespective of the number of users registered to or copies of the game used on one console. One Nintendo Switch and one copy of the game is required for each unique island.
****Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers and accessories (sold separately) may be required to play multiplayer on Nintendo Switch Lite.