The Nintendo Switch has captured the hearts of many gamers around the world. In addition to excellent first party titles from the Mario and Zelda series, there are countless top-quality indie games available on the eShop or in limited-run game cards. To top it off, these games often have incredible music written by up-and-coming composers! On this very portable episode, Cam Werme swings by the VGMbassy and joins Ed to talk about some of their favorite Switch indies. Don’t have a Switch? Don’t fret! Many of these games can be found on other platforms too!
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1 – “Perilous Escape” from Velocity 2X (Switch, PC, XB1, 2015) Composed by Joris de Man
2 – “Dragon of the Diamond Cave” from Giga Wrecker Alt. (PC, Switch, PS4, 2017) Composed by Super Sweep (Shinji Hosoe, Takahiro Eguchi, and Teruo Taniguchi)
3 – “Greenpath” from Hollow Knight (Linux, Max, PC, Switch, 2017) Composed by Christopher Larkin
4 – “Gufuko’s Theme” from Strikey Sisters (PC, Mac, Switch, 2017) Composed by Dominic Ninmark
5 – “Overworld (Combat)” from Cadence of Hyrule (Switch, 2019) Composed by Danny Baranowski
6 – “Blossom Showdown” from One Strike (Mac, Windows, Switch, 2017) Composed by Diogo Bazante & Mateus Pereira
7 – “Yarrow” from Steamworld Dig 2 (Linux, Mac, 3DS, Switch, PS4, PS Vita, Windows, XB1, 2017) Composed by Niklas Åkerblad (El Huervo)
8 – “Big Guy Punch” from Akane (PC, Switch, 2018) Composed by Cybass
9 – “Central Alwa” from Alwa’s Awakening (Linux, Mac, Switch, PS4, PC, 2017) Composed by Robert Kreese
10 – “Plissken’s Eyepatch” from The Next Penelope: Race to Odysseus (PC, Mac, Linux, Switch, 2015) Composed by Aurelien Regard
11 – “You Will Never Know” from Katana Zero (Mac, Switch, PC, 2019) Composed by Bill Kiley
12 – “8-bit Adventure” from Disco Dodgeball: Remix (Switch, PS4, XB1, 2018) Composed by Adhesive Wombat (George Shaw)