Connect with us

Guides

The complete list of Nintendo Switch game demos

The complete list of Nintendo Switch game demos available on the Nintendo eShop in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Published

on

Nintendo Switch close up

Try a game for free with the complete list of Nintendo Switch game demos available on the Nintendo eShop in North America, and Europe.

A good demo can make or break a game. The most famous example, perhaps, is the Xbox 360 demo of Irrational’s 2007 classic, Bioshock. I know I’m not alone in saying that it sold the entire game to me in a heartbeat.

In recent years demos have fallen out of favour, with publishers keen to push pre-orders, and all too aware of how a poor player response can negatively impact sales. So although demos are not as prevalent as they once were, there are still occasional opportunities to try a game before it’s released. In some cases a game may also receive a post-release demo to reinvigorate sales, as seen with the Switch-port of ChromaGun.

Advertisement

The demos available on Nintendo Switch are a mixed bag. Just as the small sample of Bioshock sold me on the game, the Switch demo of Lost Sphear – a game I was looking forward to – had the exact opposite effect. A sale lost, but £30 saved.

So here’s the complete list of free demos available on the Nintendo Switch. Also on the list are two Nintendo Switch pinball games. Although they’re not demos, strictly speaking, they both feature free content with additional tables available as paid DLC.

Advertisement

We’ll keep this list up-to-date, but if you spot something we’ve missed, drop us a line.

North American and European eShop demos – Last updated: March 8, 2019

  • 10 Second Run Returns
  • 99Vidas
  • AeternoBlade
  • Aegis Defenders
  • Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery
  • Arms
  • Art of Balance
  • Awesome Pea
  • Baobabs Mausoleum
  • Black Hole
  • Blaster Master Zero
  • The Bridge
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Caveman Warriors
  • ChromaGun
  • Cinderella – An Interactive Fairytale
  • Combat Core
  • Croc’s World
  • Croc’s World Run
  • Dark Witch Music: Episode Rudymical
  • Death Squared
  • Deemo
  • Deep Ones
  • Demetrios – The Big Cynical Adventure
  • Detention
  • Desktop Soccer
  • Devious Dungeon
  • Disgea 5 Complete
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Drowning
  • Dungeon Village
  • Earthlock
  • Earthworms
  • Eat Beat Deadspike-san
  • Embers of Mirrim
  • Energy Cycle Edge
  • Fitness Boxing
  • Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure
  • Forma.8
  • Forgotten Anne
  • Flat Heroes
  • Game Dev Story
  • Gelly Break
  • Happy Birthdays
  • Heroes of the Monkey Tavern
  • Hot Springs Story
  • Hyper Sentinel
  • I and Me
  • Implosion
  • Instant Tennis
  • Inversus Deluxe
  • Jewel Fever 2
  • Just Dance 2018
  • Just Dance 2019
  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll
  • Kid Tripp
  • Kirby Star Allies
  • Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
  • League of Evil
  • Lode Runner Legacy
  • Lost Sphear
  • Max: Curse of the Brotherhood
  • Mahjong Solitaire Refresh
  • Metropolis: Lux Obscura
  • Mega Mall Story
  • Mega Man 11
  • Midnight Deluxe
  • Mighty Gunvolt Burst
  • Miles & Kilo
  • Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
  • Morphite
  • Neonwall
  • Nine Parchments
  • Ninja Village
  • Ninjin: Clash of Carrots
  • Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas
  • Octahedron
  • Octopath Traveller
  • OkunoKA
  • One More Dungeon
  • The Path of Motus
  • Pic-a-Pix Deluxe
  • Pic-a-Pix Pieces
  • Piczle Colors
  • Piczle Lines DX
  • Pillar
  • Pinball FX 3
  • Pixel Action Heroes
  • Pixel Junk Monsters 2
  • Planet Alpha
  • Plantera Deluxe
  • Pocket Academy
  • Pokken Tournament DX
  • Portal Knights
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Puzzle Puppers
  • Qbik
  • Quest of Dungeons
  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
  • Riddled Corpses EX
  • Risk: The Game of Global Domination
  • Robonauts
  • Semispheres
  • Shift Quantum
  • Shining Resonance Refrain
  • Slime-san
  • Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
  • Spelunker Party!
  • Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition
  • Star Ghost
  • Stern Pinball Arcade
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure DELUXE
  • Swim Out
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
  • Super Chariot
  • Super One More Jump
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum’n’Fun!
  • Trivial Pursuit LIVE!
  • True Fear: Forsaken Souls – Part 1
  • TorqueL Physics Modified Edition
  • Toy Stunt Bike
  • Tumblestone
  • Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition (Currently EU only)
  • Urban Trial Playground
  • Ultra Space Battle Brawl
  • Uno
  • Wanderjahr TryAgainOrWalkAway
  • Word Puzzles by POWGI
  • Word Search by POWGI
  • Word Sudoku by POWGI
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • Venture Towers
  • Violett
  • Voez
  • Vostok Inc.
  • Xenon Valkyrie+
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World

Exclusive Japan eShop demos

  • Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
  • Order Land
  • Plantera DX
  • Sonic Forces
  • Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso

More from Thumbsticks

Recommended for you


A request from Thumbsticks

If you like what we do and want to support free, quality games writing, then please consider supporting us via Patreon, buying us a coffee, or subscribing to our newsletter.


Thumbsticks editor, and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Ape Out, Skyrim (again), and Yoshi's Crafted World.