6 best spooky games to play on Nintendo Switch Online ASAP

Take your scares on the go!

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It’s October, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for spooky games. There are lots of spooky games on various platforms, but if you’re a fan of older retro games, Nintendo Switch Online is the best choice.


These are the 6 best games available on Nintendo Switch Online with spooky Halloween vibes.


6. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)

Easily the creepiest Zelda game, Majora’s Mask is perfect for Halloweentime. It’s got a spooky theme, lots of scary imagery, and an underlying sense of dread due to the moon, which slowly crashes down into the Earth.


5. Ghosts 'n Goblins (NES)

While this isn’t exactly a horror game, Ghosts n’ Goblins offers enough scares to earn it a spot on this list. It stars Sir Arthur the knight who battles zombies, demons, and other terrifying monsters.


4. Demon's Crest (SNES)

Speaking of which, Demon’s Crest stars the Firebrand, a creature from the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series. This game has a wonderfully spooky sense of atmosphere, along with unsettling enemies to defeat along the way.


3. Castlevania: Bloodlines (Sega Genesis)

Unsurprisingly, this Castlevania game is unnerving, with ghoulish bosses and scary music. But beyond being downright horrifying, Castlevania: Bloodlines is an excellent game in its own right.


2. Altered Beast (Sega Genesis)

Altered Beast might have a vibrant color palette, but that doesn’t mean it’s not scary. Just look at some of its creature designs — they’re bound to cause nightmares.


1. Super Mario 64 (N64)

Look, we’re aware that Super Mario 64 is 99 percent full of joy and wonder, but it does have a handful of spine-chilling enemies. These include the nerve-wracking eel, the evil piano, and of course, its ghosts.

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