Guide: Best Twin Stick Shooters On Nintendo Switch

Opposable thumbs required.

Twin-stick shooters are ruddy good fun, right? It’s a genre that allows you to just switch off your brain for a few minutes at a time while you blast enemies into the abyss. All you need is a couple of analogue sticks and a thirst for destruction and you’re ready to go!

We’ve already got a list for the best shmup games on Switch, but we reckon the twin-stick shooter sub-genre is a whole different beast in itself. It’s often lumped in with roguelikes these days, with procedurally generated levels that offer up entirely unique playthroughs — and there’s certainly some overlap — but there are also fine examples that put the focus on handcrafted levels.

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