It looks great, it plays superbly and thanks to the unique functionality of the Nintendo Switch, not only can it be enjoyed at home or on the go, but also has multiplayer built into the console with the Joy-con.
With each person only able to do one thing at a time, and most meals requiring multiple stages of preparation, this forces you to split tasks up between you. The problem is that every task proceeds at a slightly different pace, meaning you’re constantly having to change your plans to deal with problems as they arise.
The second Dynasty Warriors-inspired collaboration between Tecmo Koei and Nintendo, Fire Emblem Warriors adds some key elements that make it a better game than its predecessor, Hyrule Warriors. From the weapons triangle to class-based powers and weaknesses to the ability to issue units combat orders right from the map, Fire Emblem’s core-franchise strategy elements make for a much more engaging action game. Here’s hoping it will get the same great post-launch support and flesh out the limited character roster to bring more of our favorites across. – Peer Schneider
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No matter if we’re talking about Hatchimals or Amazon Echo smart speakers, whenever there’s a consumer craze and it’s nearly impossible to find an in-demand item in stores, opportunistic resellers pop up online eager to make a buck.
All of which is to say one thing: This thing isn’t meant to sit casually in a bag. It needs protection! It’s got a large screen. It’s got a ton of nooks and crannies where various detritus can get lodged. It’s got two tiny gamepad attachments (the Joy-Con) that could accidentally come off and get loose in your bag.
The Switch functions as both a home console and a mobile gaming system, so players can have the same experience on the go as on the couch. Thus, it’s consistently been listed as out of stock by major retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Based on sky-high demand, Nintendo has reportedly boosted the production of Switches from 8 million to 16 million, and perhaps as high as 18 million, for fiscal year.
By now, you’ve probably already discovered that, to use your Switch connected to your TV set, you need the Dock, which is super inconvenient if you’re headed to Grandma’s house for the weekend. Instead of packing that big old Dock, plus the power supply, get TNP’s HDMI adapter. It’s got a USB-C cable to connect to your Switch, plus a USB-C port, a USB-A port, and and HDMI port so you can connect all of your needed travel peripherals, including a portable battery pack. It’s way more convenient to take this tiny adapter and a couple of cords than to try to fit your entire Switch TV set up in your bag.
Pokken Tournament DX is like the Pokemon Stadium evolution a lot of us dreamed about as kids. On top of looking great and featuring exclusive fighters not in the arcade version, DX most importantly adds something that’s been sorely missing from Pokken: portability. 3D Pokemon fights on the go are a dream come true, and new 3v3 battles (on top of the standard 1v1) are a quick pick-up-and-play way to learn the battle system. A story mode, online battles, and the ability to pour skill points into Pokemon to increase their skills make this the definitive version of Pokken and one of the best fighting games on Switch. – Andrew Goldfarb
Much like our Yoshi pick in this list, Kirby is another fan-beloved character from Nintendo who has starred in his own video game titles for a number of years now. The Nintendo Switch will soon have its own Kirby video game title in 2018 as well with Kirby Star Allies.
A golfing sim wrapped up in a funny, faintly absurd story about a guy who quits his life to become a pro golfer, even though he’s a bit rubbish. Oddly enough, everyone you meet along your way through this story seems to demand you complete a putting challenge before they’ll talk to you. The combination of straightforward golf mechanics and absurd situations feels almost like magical realism. A game to cheer up any commute.
Rocket League is the only game I’ve played that’s captured the truly exciting bits of soccer for me. The vast majority of (the admittedly few) sports games I’ve played are so beholden to seasonal statics that I’m just always so bored because I can’t be bothered to keep up with the annual Who’s Who of professional leagues. Rocket League’s touch of zaniness allows it to focus on the bare essentials of the game: there are the players, a ball, and two goals. There are no stat games here. No managing players. No fluff. Just soccer…with turbo-powered RC cars, and it’s all the better and more accessible for that.—Javy Gwaltney
What was originally meant to be a mobile-only version of Super Meat Boy has gradually turned into a full-fledged sequel. Super Meat Boy Forever will once again have players going through dangerous obstacles, but this time, Meat Boy and Bandage Girl must work together.
BD&A offers a snap-on folio that covers the display when not in use and gives the Switch a few more options when in its kickstand mode for portable gameplay. If you plan to travel a lot with your Switch, this $24 accessory is perfect for keeping it safe.
Jet has the Switch for varying prices, depending on how many you buy, and free shipping. You can also find it at Chunk Toys. Its prices change from week to week, but typically the console goes for around $450 to $500. Chuck offers various shipping options.
This award-winning game brings Mario back in a fun to explore open-world setting. Beautiful graphics and great music are paired with bonus content and an immersive storyline. The game also incorporates Switch features such as the HD Rumble controller function.
Gather your family and friends because there is something to cheer about. The Just Dance 2018 Nintendo Switch is great for those who love pop music or want to indulge in playing a great game with family or want to cut the rug in style. Remember, songs are available through Just Dance Unlimited Subscription or Just Dance Unlimited Trial. The game features all the hottest hits of the year and it is fun for all ages, holidays, and parties.
A stylish mansion-based murder mystery in which you turn back the clock to save masked attendees of a flamboyant party from grisly deaths. The Sexy Brutale is all about piecing things together: where people go, what they do, and how you can invisibly intervene to change what happens, like removing the ammunition from a wall-mounted shotgun that’s about to be used in a confrontation. Macabre and compelling.
Featuring battery life that can last over six hours, depending on the software and usage conditions. Games like The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild can be played for approximately three hours on a single charge. If you’re away from home you can charge the console using the USB Type-C connector.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based tactical role-playing game that features Nintendo’s Mario alongside with Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids franchise. The game includes both a single and multiplayer campaign mode with each level consisting of a series of battles. Each side, both the player and enemy, take turns moving around a battlefield while taking shots at one another with laser guns. The easy-to-learn-but-hard-to-master game takes into consideration the player’s positioning and range, maximum movements, as well as other conditions that make for a fun and strategic gameplay.
There are also a number of tracking services such as Zoolert, BrickSeek, Now in Stock, and the recently created Nintendo Switch Finder, which promise to give shoppers a heads up where and when hard-to-find toys and electronics are available. Proceed with caution, though: These services tend to be hit or miss (some people complain the notices are inaccurate or too late to be useful), and you often have to subscribe to emails to receive alerts.
the online retailer launched exclusive Nintendo Switch sales at midnight PST on March 3, for Prime members only. Stock was available as of an hour ago, but is now sold out. Keep checking for Amazon to restock the console. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available for 20% off for Prime members.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a beautiful epic Japanese role-playing game with a cinematic presentation. Its cut-scenes feel larger than life (often like watching a well-written anime movie) and include an optional original Japanese voiceover dub, giving the players the game’s original authentic form.
Born out of Harvest Moon, it makes perfect sense that Stardew Valley fits right at home on the Switch. The farming life sim is wonderfully open ended, letting you forge your own country path with fishing, fighting, farming, and falling in love. Additionally, being able to take advantage of the Switch’s sleep mode helps take some of the pressure off of not being able to save in the middle of a day, even if a few other bugs in the port are still waiting to be squashed here. – Tom Marks
Got a Switch? If so, you’ll need Super Mario Odyssey stat. Alongside Zelda, it’s one of the absolute best reasons to have the handheld. In fact, if you don’t have the Switch, we advise running out and buying one with both of those games right now. Go on, we’ll wait.