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How to play Suika Game on Nintendo Switch and PC

How to play the Watermelon game Suika on Switch or for free!

A number of fruits from Suika Game pressed against one another, including a watermelon in the centre.
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Aladdin X

Update: Suika Game is now available on the UK Nintendo Store and the US Nintendo Store, so you no longer need a Japanese Nintendo account in order to play the Watermelon Game! Isn't that lovely? Below is the original guide.

Want to play the Suika game on Switch, or play for free on PC? If you've never heard of Suika, it's a fun little physics game that popped up back in 2021, and has recently exploded in popularity particularly in Japan, and on Twitch.

Suika, also known as the Watermelon Game, is like a cross between 2048 and Tetris, but with physics. You drop fruits into a container, and if two matching fruits touch, they combine into a bigger fruit. The aim is to reach the final fruit (watermelon) and/or last as long as possible before the fruit pile reaches the top of the container.

There are a couple of different ways to play the Suika game, and we'll go over both of them below so you can try out the Watermelon Game for yourself and see what all the fuss is about! Fair warning - it's annoyingly fun.

How to play Suika Game for free on PC

If you want to play Suika Game for free, then there is a browser version of the game available on PC. To try out the free version, go to and start playing!

Bear in mind that the free version of Suika is a little different from the main version of the game on the Nintendo Store. Here are the main differences:

  • The physics are slightly different between the two versions.
  • All the fruits are perfectly round in the browser version.
  • You can't see the next fruit to be dropped in the browser version.

If you want to play the proper version of the Watermelon Game that you've seen streamers playing on Twitch, then you'll need to download the Suika Game on Nintendo Switch.

A game of Suika (Watermelon Game) in progress, played through a browser.
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Aladdin X

How to play Suika Game on Nintendo Switch

You can play the real Suika Game on Nintendo Switch. To play Suika on Switch, carefully follow these steps:

  1. Create a new Nintendo account.
  2. Select Japan for your country of residence.
  3. Complete the account creation process..
  4. On your Nintendo Switch, Go to "Settings", then "Users", then "Add User".
  5. Add a new profile and link it to your new Japanese Nintendo account.
  6. Purchase a 500 yen voucher from Amazon or any respected store.
  7. Use your browser's Translate tool to navigate the site menus more easily.
  8. Check your email for the voucher code once it's purchased.
  9. On your Switch, go to the eShop and click on "Redeem Code".
  10. Follow the on-screen instructions to redeem your 500 yen.
  11. Return to the eShop and search for "Suika".
  12. Purchase the official Suika Game using your 500 yen.

It's worth noting that 500 yen is actually more than you need to purchase the Suika Game. The game itself only costs 240 yen. Unfortunately, there's no option to redeem a 240 yen voucher - the lowest amount you can get is 500 yen.

Don't worry though, we're not talking large sums of money. 240 yen is equal to around £1.32 / $1.60 / €1.51, and 500 yen is equal to around £2.75 / $3.34 / €3.16. It's of course up to you to decide whether it's worth overpaying slightly in order to easily get your hands on the yen you need to purchase the Watermelon Game.

That's all you need to know in order to start playing Suika Game either on PC or on Nintendo Switch, as you prefer. Happy fruit-combining!

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