The Nintendo eShop is absolutely flooded with indie games and many are of the retro variety and while the most notable, games the likes of Hollow Knight, Celeste, Slain, Songbringer and Bloodstained get all the love, there are countless more lost in obscurity. So how do you tell what’s worth your time? Check out this list below:

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight: With a solid story, score, combat system and visuals that harken back to the 3DS classic Cave Story, Momodora hits all the right buttons.

Reventure: While its visuals aren’t anything to scream home about, the writing and gameplay are awesome, making it a game you can easily kill hours with.

Miles & Kilo: An old-school runner with a plethora of charm, its difficulty alone is enough to warrant a purchase.

EarthNight: Another runner with a great personality, EarthNight is frenetic, fun and absolutely worth investing serious time in.

Whipseey and the Lost Atlas: A combination of Kirby and Castlevania, Whipseey is absolutely one of the best indie games of 2019.

Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan: Another game that borrows heavily from Castlevania, Sydney Hunter adds in a spell or two its own and some love for games and films the likes of Pitfall and Indiana Jones.

Sigi: A Fart for Melusina: Although it borrows heavily from Mario Bros., it’s sophomoric sense of humor give it its own personality.


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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of 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 book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has 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