Cricket has grown as a sport and reached new heights for the last century and a half. Although, being a sport in the 21st century certainly has its benefits. With the introduction of technology, the field of sports has taken massive strides digitally.
Cricket has become one of the top played games ever since its inception in the world of Esports. The very first cricket video game was released in 1985 and since then many cricket video games have been released over the years. Cricket has overtaken plenty of games on its way to make it to the top and its availability has slowly grown and reached out to the likes of Nintendo Switch.
After PS4 and Xbox, cricket has its roots dug in Nintendo Switch and has made cricket games even more accessible to the users.
Reviews of Nintendo Switch Cricket Games
Let’s have a look at some of the top cricket games available on Nintendo eShop.
Cricket 19 is the official video game for Ashes 2019 and also serves as a sequel to Ashes 2017. Being developed by the likes of Big Ant Studios, realistic cricket simulation is brought to gamers in Nintendo Switch at the reasonable price of INR 4,990. With the game being just 14.5 GB in size, it doesn’t take too long to install.
Cricket 19 – which brought full cricket experience to Nintendo Switch – was released back on 28th May 2019. Some features of the game include but are not limited to, deep player, stadia, logo and scenario creator. It supports all formats of cricket – T20, ODI and Test Match and also has real-world AI.
One of the best things about the game is the fully licensed Australian and English cricket teams. Apart from the cover teams, the user also has the option to play with any other team they wish to proceed with. Several exquisite features allow users to have an experience of a lifetime while enjoying batting/bowling with their favourite players and team.
The magnificent cricket simulation brought to you by Big Ant Studios made a remarkable entry into the market and turned quite a few heads. With the help of Nintendo Switch, the cricket 20 game allows the users to control and manage their team in T20, ODI or Test Match also allows for walking them through the club to the international level.
Cricket 20 is nothing but the advanced version of Cricket 19. It is very similar to Cricket 19 with certain additions to it. For example, users are allowed to create their own club, stadia, sponsor logos and also recreate the local matches, and drama around it, with the help of Big Ant Studios Cricket Academy.
Users have the option to create players for their liking and touch. With some performances users can a young player become a legend of the sport. It is one of the best games of cricket and it also has options to choose from more than dozens of teams.
Cricket 22 is undoubtedly one of the best cricket games being made available in the Nintendo eShop of Nintendo Switch. With its mind-blowing features, it is claimed to be the biggest and boldest game of cricket up to date. It was the official video game of the 2021–22 Ashes series, and the sequel to the 2019 game Cricket 19. It made its first appearance in the market back on 22 October 2021 and was made available for a price of INR 3,999.
Gamers can enjoy the fully licensed Ashes contest – the Test Cricket’s oldest rivalry. It covers the likes of Ashes, the Big Bash, The Hundred, and leads other favourite competitions. And what’s more, the users can enjoy the Men’s and Women’s games equally on Cricket 22. Apart from being available on Nintendo Switch it also is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows.
The Cricket 22 game includes all the new bowling and fielding controls, career mode, and the new commentary team. It has one of the most detailed simulations which does not affect the game loading speed which is lightning fast. Additionally, the tutorials make it very easy for a new user to get started. All in all, a great game to play on Nintendo Switch.
Big Bash Boom
Another Big Ants Studio creation, Big Bash Boom is focused on KFC Big Bash League (BBL) and Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The fully licenced version allows users to experience the thrill of T20 cricket. It was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and later made available for Nintendo Switch on December 13, 2018.
The game includes 3 modes – Casual, Tournament, and Online. It primarily features Twenty20 cricket. Despite mixed to negative reviews from critics, for lack of features and unresolved bugs, the game attracted a lot of gamers who enjoy the T20 extravaganza.
Apart from being a game that depicts Australia’s domestic T20 tournament beautifully, it has certain amazing features that attract users towards Big Bash Boom. The club mascots make a fun-filled appearance in the game and the players can earn hilarious items to bring the teams out for a tough fight on the field. It just doesn’t end there. Have you ever wondered about playing cricket with a potato instead of a ball? Well, now you can do this with Big Bash Boom. Additionally, there are power-ups to be earned. Once you have that, it nothing but guarantees big hits for sixes out of the stadium. Now, that’s the kind of fun, no one would want to miss.
The game is available for Nintendo Switch for a sum of Rs 3500 or can be purchased from your Nintendo account for 225 Gold Points.
With Big Bash Boom being the final cricket game being reviewed, we hope this article gave you an array of the best cricket games available on Nintendo Switch and helped you choose your own choice of the game as per your style and requirements. With the knowledge available in this article, we hope you certainly knock a few balls right out of the park and become a pro in Esports cricket on Nintendo Switch.