On February 14, romantic plans are absolute protagonists; especially if we give them a twist of originality beyond dinner for two or flowers and chocolates; for example, organizing a video game session as a couple. But be careful, because the key to achieving an atmosphere of love and harmony is that there is no winner or loser; That’s why we recommend these five Nintendo Switch titles that allow you to play scrambled together (and on the same team) and enjoy a romantic evening full of laughter and shared goals: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Animal Crossing: New Horizons , Luigi’s Mansion 3, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

All of these titles (and others like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Crafted World, or Pikmin 3 Deluxe) can be played in cooperative mode, where players help each other to achieve a goal instead of competing with each other. In this way, there is no danger of the game leading to anger or resentment with your better half; especially if one of the two is (ahem) a bad loser.

In its Valentine’s campaign, Nintendo has had the collaboration of different celebrities so that they play as a team with their partners: the influencers Tomás Páramo and María G. de Jaime, Marta Pombo (along with her partner, Luis), Susana Molina ( and her boyfriend Guille) and Laura Brunet (with her girlfriend, Núria); and the writer Javier Ruescas, together with her husband, Andrew. The result can be seen on their social networks: complicity, laughter and shared fun.

Cooperative games are, in fact, perfect for playing in the heat of romance. They help you to get to know each other (the game is the mirror of the soul, don’t forget it) and to support you in your weak points and moments of need. In addition, working together for a common goal enhances teamwork, communication, tolerance to frustration and control of emotions in stressful situations; And these are all valuable skills in a healthy relationship. Some of these titles even have the possibility of playing online, which will allow you to enjoy a romantic game even if Valentine’s Day catches you in different cities.

Plus, with Nintendo Switch, shared play is especially accessible. You don’t need peripherals or accessories to be able to play together and, being a hybrid console, it adapts to your needs: you can play where you want, how you want… and, of course, in the company you want.

But there is an even more vital reason to team up on Valentine’s Day and go hand in hand on this adventure: it’s fun, and enjoying a shared hobby is one of the most beautiful things that can be done as a couple. This Valentine’s Day, get ready to fan the flame of love… at two commands.

1. Take me to Fairyland: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Are you ready to save the fairy kingdom together? In this adventure you can choose between four different characters −Mario, Luigi, Peach or Toad− and launch yourself into the challenge of rescuing the fairy princess and her friends. Be careful, because each character has different abilities and it is important to choose a good combination! Thanks to the online mode, you can play together wherever you are, and enjoy a fun title full of nods to classic Mario games. Bonus point: a brand new adventure, Bowser’s Fury, where you can also play as a team to return an enraged Bowser to normal.

2. The home (and island) of your dreams with Animal Crossing: New Horizons

“With you until the end of the world”. And why not to a deserted island? Now you can create your custom love nest in Animal Crossing: New Horizons: buy a house, decorate it to your liking, create a garden, undertake DIY projects, visit other islands together, attend events, help the neighbors, relax fishing … A whole (virtual) common life project that begins, like so many others, with a suitcase full of shared dreams (and, in this case, with a tent). You’re in this together, even if you live in different places, thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ online play option.

3. Always platformers for people in love like never before: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Who has not played Mario in their childhood? Take advantage of the shared nostalgia to enjoy this 2D title with all the charm of the great Italian plumber classics: jump, dodge enemies, catch power-ups, stomp your feet and, of course, collect coins! New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has 160 levels and the possibility to choose between Mario, Luigi, Toad, Caco Gazapo, Toadette and New Super Luigi U. And best of all: you can both play on the same team and join forces to defeat the rivals that come your way.

4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land. With you, bread and onion (and cars, and vending machines, and traffic cones…)

Kirby, the little pink ball that absorbs the abilities (and sometimes the shape) of everything he eats, is perhaps the cutest character in the universe, and the perfect protagonist for a game of lovers. In this adventure, Kirby’s mission is to rescue the Waddle Dees from the planet Pop, kidnapped by the villains of the pack. Luckily, he has a faithful companion: Waddle Dee Bandana, who will help him complete his mission and return home. Choose your character and search together for treasures, hidden areas and secret objectives.

5. Luigi’s Mansion 3: The couple that freaks out together, stays together

How many romances have been forged in the heat of scary movies full of scares and their corresponding comforting hugs? In this title, Luigi, Mario’s brother, has received an invitation to spend a vacation in a luxury hotel. But when he arrives he finds that the ghosts have turned everything upside down and his friends have been taken prisoner. To fix the mess, the cowardly Luigi and the spectral version of him, Gomiluigi, will have to team up and defeat King Boo and his minions. If you want to save your imprisoned friends, you’ll need to harness each character’s strengths (remember, Gomiliugi dissolves in water!) and work as a team on this bone-chillingly fun adventure.

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