With the holidays right around the corner, we know why you’re here. The focus is all on Death Stranding and The Outer Worlds, but you want something retro-feeling. You want to play something that takes you back to the times when you were a kid and actually wanted to play games and not pay for extra characters and levels.

Well, here we are- A hearty list of gaming goodness that consists of newer games to play on your Switch that feel all old and musty, but in a good way.


NBA Playgrounds 2:
For the Sports fan, look no further than the sequel to Saber Interactive’s cult hit. With more unlockable characters and upgrades to the visuals and gameplay, it’s the NBA Jam-clone you’ve been dying for.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid: This game got panned by critics, but they don’t get it. At its core, Power Rangers: BFG is an original Tekken-Esque fighter meant to be enjoyed with friends, that are always fans of the show. If you fall into those categories and appreciate combo-heavy fighters, you’ll appreciate it.

Venture Kid: There are a ton of Mega Man clones out there, but Venture Kid does so many things right it’s impossible to run away from it.

New Super Lucky’s Tale: Playing like Mario 64 with a cool, original character, this is one of the coolest newest experiences on the system, even if it feels like a wonderful flashback and not something you’ve ever experienced before.

Horizon Shift ’81: If this feels game feels like an Atari 2600 game, it’s because it plays like some of the best ever created.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReviewFix.com and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His upcoming book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has already earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the late-Examiner.com