Nintendo Switch icons are a big deal: Not only do fans lobby for bad re-icons, but the changes get their own trailers. Sometimes, if you purchase a game within a certain launch period, you may even need to temporarily enjoy a special icon for a limited time. But not all switch icons are equal.
People in the Switch Icon Showdown have allowed fans to vote on which icons they like the most in the last few years, and 2020 is no exception. According to the owner of the website, this year alone there are nearly 40,000 votes, and 4,500 icons are included in the brackets. When you load the website, it asks you to choose between the better of the two icons. The more an icon wins, the better its overall ranking.
The best icons for 2020 are really search engines, with La Mulana 2 taking place number one. According to the website, the blonde protagonist has won 78.74% of all battles so far. Other popular icons include Animal crossing: New horizons,, Darksiders Genesis,, Mega Man Zero / ZX collection, and Mysterious Dungeon: DX Rescue Team. A solid choice.
Winners, of course, suggest losers. And at the time of writing, the Nintendo Switch icon has the worst vote Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen Collector’s Edition. It is easy to understand why; the figure with the hood of the icon is generic and not very tempting. So far, the icon has won only 8.27% of its battles.
Many of the names at the bottom of the list are smaller games you may not have heard of I’m just sliding,, AvoCuddle, and Horse farm. While some of these inclusions are for discussion, other poorly designed icons deserve to be ranked. SEN: Seven Eight Nine, for example is just a giant number 7 in a font that looks like Comic Sans. Untold stories, about which I’ve actually heard great things, unfortunately appears as a grainy red ball.
We hope that some of these games enhance it – I know that some fans will not buy a game if they think that the icon will confuse the aesthetics of their homepage. It may be unfair, but so many people are interested in switch icons!
Here you can vote for the best and worst icons.