The Nintendo Switch has been a rousing success. Rebounding out of the horrendous cycle of the Wii U, Nintendo has shown that there is plenty of fight left in the old (Ninten)dog. The Switch's success has certainly benefited from the slowdown of PS4 sales, but make no mistake: Nintendo has succeeded on its own merits.
It is the result of a two-pronged strategy that is necessary for any thriving console; great and frequent exclusives, with lots of third-party support.
The Switch, despite only being three years old, is home to a number of phenomenal, must-have games; Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; Super Mario Odyssey; Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; and Octopath Traveller, to name but a few. And the attach rates for those games are huge, meaning most Switch owners buy one or all of those titles.
The system has been such a runaway success, we're seeing Nintendo do things it normally wouldn't, like playing nice with competitors, granting gamers' wishes, and even making direct sequels. Nintendo doesn't often make sequels in the same generation, but it recently bucked that trend with Breath of the Wild.
As such, we're left wondering what other Nintendo titles should get sequels? And, of course, that's why you're here. So let's get to it.
10. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze may very well be the best Donkey Kong game ever made. There's been a lot of great Donkey Kong titles over the years, and the original actually helped keep Nintendo alive when Sega was beginning to dominate the market, but Tropical Freeze is something special.
Tropical Freeze originally released on the Wii U in 2014 but not too many got to experience it because...well...the Wii U sucked. So a Nintendo Switch port came in 2018 and allowed the masses to play through it for the first time and remember why they loved Donkey Kong. The game was funny, charming, and hard as balls, but a blast from start to finish. It stands confidently besides Nintendo's best platformers.
Yet, despite being one of Nintendo's most recognisable and beloved faces, Donkey Kong is actually one of the lesser selling franchises. That means a sequel to Tropical Freeze is by no means a guarantee, especially with developer Retro Studios currently working on Metroid Prime 4, but we're holding out hope that it will eventually make its way down the pipeline. In the meantime, if Nintendo wanted to make a spiritual successor to Donkey Kong 64 or Diddy Kong Racing, we'd take those too.