The Nintendo shop has now filled up: There are countless different games for Nintendo Switch, from triple A titles to charming indie productions. Even with free-2-play games you are not stingy - and then there are hundreds of demos that you can try out completely free of charge. With the entertaining test versions, Nintendo is celebrating a kind of revival, because demos were long considered an outdated concept. 


If you don't know what to play, you can find inspiration in the Nintendo Shop without having to pull out your wallet: Over 360 game demos are available as digital downloads, including many that are recommended. By the way, if you start the demo before buying a game, you neither waste time nor fear of having to play content twice. Many demo versions make it possible to transfer achieved scores to the full version.

Hundreds of demos for Nintendo Switch

Experience adventure, slip into the roles of heroes, solve puzzles, pass the time with sport and action or simply relax - with the demo versions from Nintendo's e-shop you can make your everyday life entertaining in many ways and don't have to pay a cent pay. And often applies: You are welcome to try it out first and then transfer the score if you decide to buy. Not much is needed to try out the Nintendo demos A Nintendo Switch of course, an internet connection and a Nintendo Account are required, then you can start.

In total, more than 360 Nintendo Switch titles can be tried out, including many top-class games:

Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise demo

Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise is a combination of motion-controlled sports and music games. In the fitness game, boxing movements - such as right and left hooks - must be performed as precisely as possible in rhythm with 23 pop songs. The daily workout mode specifies fixed training routines. In contrast, the free training mode allows you to put together all the exercises yourself. In addition, two Nintendo Switch fans can do their sparring rounds together if they share the Joy-Con. The following video shows all relevant information at a glance: Now available - Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise (Nintendo Switch).

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Try Just Dance 2021

In this dance game up to six players can dance to 40 new hits, including "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa, "Feel Special" by Twice and "Señorita" by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello. With the Just Dance Unlimited streaming subscription, the number of songs even increases to 550 - and a free month is already included in the game.

Sweat on your forehead is also ensured by the workouts in sweat mode, which allows you to track the calories burned while dancing. Eight child-friendly tracks ensure musical fun for families. A trial dance lesson enables the free demo in the Nintendo eShop.

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Play Hyrule Warriors: Time of Desolation for free

Hyrule Warriors: Time of Desolation invites all fans of the cult series The Legend of Zelda on a fantastic journey into the past. You will experience adventures that were set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Numerous heroes stand against the dark forces.

In addition to Link and Zelda, the warriors Hyrules known from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Daruk, Mipha, Urbosa and Revali - raise their weapons and can be played for the first time in Hyrule Warriors: Time of Devastation. The gripping trailer "Heroes, unite" offers a first impression of the action adventure:

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is an adventure and strategy game. After their emergency landing on a planet, three researchers need the help of its inhabitants, the lovable Pikmin. Used skillfully, they help solve puzzles, defeat adversaries and explore a variety of scenarios. Special settings make it easier for newbies to get started. In the demo version you can try out both the story and the mission modes alone or in pairs.

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Test Bravely Default II before release

The Bravely Default II demo is perhaps one of the most interesting in the entire Nintendo store. The trial version allows players to glimpse into the future. Because the full version of the new role-playing game is still to appear - on February 26, 2021 exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

Fans of the Bravely series from Square Enix can look forward to a captivating gameplay in which four new heroes of light must save an equally brand new world. The whole thing is accompanied by the magical sounds of the Japanese composer and musician Revo, who became known with the group Sound Horizon.

You can take a first look in the following video:

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51 Worldwide Games demo

51 Worldwide Games transforms Nintendo Switch into a comprehensive game collection: The party fun for the whole family contains 51 classic games from different times, countries and cultures: board games, card games, sports games and many more.

With the free software 51 Worldwide Games: Local Multiplayer Guest Edition, up to four friends can enjoy themselves in selected games together - even if only one of the players has the full version. Nintendo shows what 51 Worldwide Games has to offer in an overview video.

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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! try it for free

The two Pokémon games take players to the new Kanto region. In both versions of the role-playing game, you explore the region alone or in pairs. They find new Pokémon, fight them, train them, trade them and make them friends.

But be careful: the villainous Rocket team is also up to mischief in Kanto. Fortunately, all players have a partner Pokémon at their side. An overview trailer enables all budding Pokémon-Tainers to get an idea of ​​Kanto.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 as a trial version

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a creative adventure that combines elements of role and sandbox games. The players learn the skills of a builder from the mysterious Malroth and fight the destructive cult of the "Children of Hargons".

The most diverse characters help them to rebuild their homeland. You explore mysterious islands - also in groups of four via the local or online connection of your console - you face the greatest challenges and fight countless monsters:

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker demo

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a funny mix of platformer, puzzle and adventure. Up to two players control Captain Toad and Toadette on the hunt for power stars through numerous tricky levels. These are inspired by Japanese miniature gardens, the Hakoniwa.

A lot of surprises and hidden treasures await the players in a very small space. In order to get Captain Toad safely to their destination, they have to explore the levels with the in-game camera from all angles or set complicated apparatuses in motion.

There is also a trailer from Nintendo for this tricky adventure:

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Yoshi's Crafted World as a switch demo

is a happy, action-packed 2D Jump & Run of the foreground and background kind. One or two players explore a huge world, the scenery of which looks like small dioramas.

You can go through each of these scenarios twice: on the front or on the hidden back, which is full of surprises and opens up unexpected perspectives. And while you pave the way for Yoshi to the goal, you should always keep an eye out for useful objects.

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Trial version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Super Mario and Rennigel Sonic compete in a wide variety of locations in more than 30 disciplines. Up to eight players can compete against each other and direct their figures partly through movement control.

In the demo, too, they can try out a selection of 2D and 3D competitions alone or in local multiplayer mode, including the new disciplines karate and surfing. Before the trial training, a Nintendo trailer gives you a first look at the sports facilities in Tokyo:

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