5 games under $3 in the Nintendo eShop that are really good

I don’t know about you, but personally I see a lot of cheap junk in the Nintendo eShop.

The Nintendo eShop is full of shovelware and general bullshit, especially if you look at the cheaper stuff. I get it, you wanted to make a quick buck so you made Grongus Jump or Do A Math (as far as I know none of those games exist, but you get my point).

However, there are good things for us radicals. Obviously not a lot, but there is something! I’m sure if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you’re probably on the hunt for the next great deal considering Nintendo’s first-party games are rarely on sale for many in the eShop.

And hey, maybe you’re looking for something outside of proprietary titles. And HEY! Maybe you’ve racked up a bunch of gold points in the eShop and want to get a few freebies all at once. If so, here are some Nintendo Switch games under $5 in the Nintendo eShop that are really good (in my opinion, of course).

3D Shot ($1.49)

3D toree is a fun little low-poly 3D platformer created by developer Siactro. You play as a little bird called Toree who has to sprint and jump through incredibly colorful and simple levels. It’s surprisingly challenging and very reminiscent of old PlayStation platform games.

Torea 2 ($1.49)

Torée 2 is the sequel to 3D Torée, also manufactured by Siactro. Similar atmosphere to the first game, with additional game mechanics and new environments.

One ($1.50)

A is weird. I like it. First of all, it’s incredibly hard to find a game called A. It is a side-scrolling platform game created by Banana Cat, in which you play as a sperm-like character. The mood is off (in a good way), the music is tense and eerie, and the visuals are very bizarre.

NOTHING ($2.99)


NOTHING is a surreal racing game created by Evil Indie Games. The soundtrack of this one is fantastic and the aesthetic is pleasing. It can get very difficult as you progress, and the execution of the story is quite interesting, as you move through the game so fast that it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with the continuous failure that you ( might) have forces you to pay attention to what is happening in the story.

Mac Bat 64 ($2.99)

MacBat 64 is another title made by Siactro, and is a bit of a step up from the toree securities. This one is a very obvious nod to Banjo Kazooie, and is a prime example of well-executed nostalgia bait. all about it cries Rare, and worth playing if you’re a fan of Banjo Kazooie. It really looks like a Nintendo 64 game. MacBat 64 looks more like Siactro’s other low-poly game Kiwi 64, which has a sequel coming this year.

These are my top picks and don’t include anything on sale, as unfortunately sales end and prices go up. If you have any cheap favorites on the Nintendo Switch that you had a great time with, let us know!

Timothy C. Mayo