Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch, first announced in October 2016, is Nintendo's answer to the problem of big game portability. The Switch can not only be the go-to console for your big-screen living room needs, but it is easily "switch"-able to a portable you can walk around with.

703 Questions
Video Games
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

What games would you recommend for the Nintendo Switch?

There are a plethora of games I would recommend, but before getting into the ones that are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, I’d like to mention the vast amount of indie and retro games available on the hybrid console. I really fell in love with the independent platformer Celeste due to its availability on the Switch, and being able to play NES and SNES titles on the go is a major win for me!

But what about the Nintendo games? If you are a fan of adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is truly a unique experience, departing from the formula that fans had come to expect of the series. I bought my Switch with this game the day they both released, and I still find myself logging in to explore Hyrule today! The exploration, combat, and world-building gave me a sense of awe I hadn’t felt since I was a six-year-old first exploring the polygonal version of Hyrule in Ocarina of Time.

For platformers, I’d recommend Super Mario Odyssey. This, to me, is the most polished and mechanically tight game that is made exclusively for the Switch. The way you can use so many different types of moves to traverse the beautiful and diverse levels is really something else, and the deep moveset Mario sports this time around means you can really challenge yourself in the endgame. It takes the style of 3D Mario games that you’ve come to expect, and adds an extremely satisfying twist on that, making for an experience both veteran players and those new to the series can enjoy.

If you’re more into shooters, Splatoon 2 has scratched an itch I never even knew I had. I’m traditionally not a fan of FPS-type games (granted, the Splatoon series is from a third-person camera perspective), but the childish tone of the game paired with its unbelievably catchy soundtrack has created an addiction in me. I will say, though, that if you are considering buying this game, you should know that the developers have slowed down adding updates to the game. Unfortunately, this means that your opportunity to engage in “Splatfests” (incredibly fun limited-time events) has passed.

Lastly, I’d recommend Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to almost everybody. This is a game you can play with friends or family, casual or competitive, and still have an absolute blast! Including every character from the series was such a cool move by the developers, making this definitely the “ultimate” entry in the Super Smash Bros. series!

If you can’t tell, I really love this console. To me, games are at their best when there is a social component readily available. I love bringing it to family gatherings for some quality Super Mario Party or 1-2 Switch action. I’ve even played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with other passengers on a flight who I just happened to see with their own Switch! For anybody who even remotely enjoys playing games, the Nintendo Switch is a must-have.

909192
Nintendo Switch

Will the Nintendo Switch have cellular service?

No, the Nintendo Switch is a gaming console and does not support cellular services

012
Nintendo Switch

What is the Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch is the new console from Nintendo. It sounds like a really good mix between powerful home console and portable handheld system. We don't know everything about it yet (as of October 2016), because it isn't out until March 2017, but here are some things that we do know:

  • The console uses cartridges and not discs. This is an interesting move by Nintendo, and there are good and bad things about this. I like cartridges better myself, because they don't seem to get scratched up or accidentally put in a movie case instead, but it is unfortunate that you won't be able to play the discs from older Nintendo consoles. On the other hand, we might be able to play all the older games that you bought digitally through the Nintendo store.
  • The console has a dock that you can hook up to your TV. If there is compatibility with 3DS games (which has not been determined), or even if you can just download the new Sun or Moon onto it, that means that we can play a real main series Pokemon game on the big screen for the first time since XD. That is huge.
  • Switch has different configurations depending on what you are doing. You can use the detachable controllers to make a two-handed controller, to use as one-handed controllers, or with the screen as a handheld.
  • Switch will support Amiibo figures, which means games like LEGO Dimensions will likely work on it.
012
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

Can you hook the Nintendo Switch up to your TV?

No I can’t

001
Video Games
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

Can I play Nintendo Switch games without the Internet?

Yes, but not every game can fully function without internet access. A game like Splatoon 2, for example, requires internet to function as it updates its playable maps every two hours. Something single-player, like Super Mario Odyssey, will definitely work without the internet, although you won't be able to play the "Luigi's Balloon World" multiplayer game.

123
Nintendo Switch

How much does the Nintendo Switch cost?

It depends on where you are, but some online sites seem to be putting a price guarantee on it, so in the US it should be about 250 dollars, in the UK about 200 pounds, in Australia 330, other places 349 dólares, etc.

678
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

What is your favorite Switch game apart from Zelda?

Definitely Super Mario Odyssey. I’ve enjoyed the majority of Mario games, but wow did Odyssey take it to the next level (pun intended!). The hat-throwing mechanic was utilized so deeply and informed such varied environmental designs and additional mechanic choices. Plus, “Jump Up, Super Star!” is hands-down my favorite theme song to a game! The rest of the soundtrack is excellent, too, changing up the styles based on whatever location you’re visiting. All in all, Super Mario Odyssey is an extremely polished and intricate game, for both newcomers to platforming and the hardcore speedrunners out there.

123
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

Is the Nintendo Switch worth it for playing Zelda?

Absolutely, 100% yes. I bought my Nintendo Switch and copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Friday, Mar. 3, 2017—the day they both released—and it was one of the best weekends of my entire life. As a longtime fan of the series (I have a tattoo of Link from Skyward Sword), I had to get my hands on the newest title.

Breath of the Wild completely blew my mind, and has since solidified itself as one of my favorite games of all time. If you're a fan of the series, this newest one takes a lot of the tropes and aspects of the Zelda formula and mixes them up, focusing on exploration more than dungeons and puzzles. The feeling of "hey, what's that over there?" that the game relies on never gets stale and has kept my curiosity piqued every time I've opened the title in the past three years.

It took me several months to actually buy a second game for my Switch, just because I couldn't stop running around Hyrule and finding exciting, new stuff to interact with.

123
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

Why do Nintendo Switch games stay so high in price?

The answer to this question is relatively simple: Nintendo is home to some of the most successful franchises in video game history, including Pokémon, Super Mario Bros., and The Legend of Zelda. Because these IPs are owned by Nintendo, their exclusivity on Nintendo devices means that there is barely any competition in the market. If you want to play the newest Pokémon or The Legend of Zelda games, your only legal option is to buy a Switch, because those games will not be available on other platforms. Because of these factors, Nintendo tends to keep their exclusive titles at the original MSRP for long periods of time.

123
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

Why do Nintendo games never go on sale?

The answer to this question is relatively simple: Nintendo is home to some of the most successful franchises in video game history, including Pokémon, Super Mario Bros., and The Legend of Zelda. Because these IPs are owned by Nintendo, their exclusivity on Nintendo devices means that there is barely any competition in the market. If you want to play the newest Pokémon or The Legend of Zelda games, your only legal option is to buy a Switch, because those games will not be available on other platforms. Because of these factors, Nintendo tends to keep their exclusive titles at the original MSRP for long periods of time.

012
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

Will Skyrim come out on the Nintendo Switch?

Yes, according to the promotional video, though I am not sure if all of the things in the promotional video have been confirmed by the publisher.

345
Nintendo Switch

How much will the Nintendo Switch cost?

The switch will cost in america about $300 and uk £280. please look at the prices of the store you are getting it from.

234
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

Do you prefer PC gaming, laptop gaming, or console gaming?

It really depends on platform requirements, for sandbox games/multi-tasking games, I'd go for PC or Laptop, FPS titles and fast-paced games are better on console, especially when it is a high-graphics game. But, I am mostly going to stick on PC gaming due to most games being there
001
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

Does the size of your character matter in Mario Kart 8?

The size of the Mario Kart 8 character matters depending on your level of interest in speed. Smaller characters such as Baby Mario (and other Babies) and Lakitu are lighter and can go faster, but large characters such as Bowser can be slower but more evenly weighted and better for turning. However, the 2 heaviest characters are Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach. Hope this answers your question.
001
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

Is Nintendo switch worth buying?

It depends on what you intend on playing. Are you planning on getting the new Pokémon games, Sword and Shield? Because if so, you don’t have a choice but to get the switch. In fact, if you intend on playing any Nintendo game, you’ll have to get the Switch.Most games, though, can be played on either a PS4 or an Xbox, save for those mentioned above (which includes Super Smash Bros., if that’s your kind of game).So again, it depends. If you’re looking to play the games they’ve adapted for Switch, there’s no point and no, it isn’t worth it ,But if you want to play Pokémon, then yes, it is.
001
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

How to make friends on my new Nintendo Switch?

Idk but if you do figure I out friend me

001
Nintendo Switch
Video Games

Does the Nintendo Switch Lite have gyro controls?

Yes, the Switch Lite has a gyroscope and accelerometer.
001
Nintendo Switch

How do you get a Nintendo switch for free?

You can't yes you can't!!!

123
Nintendo Switch

Should I buy a game on the switch before I get the console?

You do not necessarily have to buy games before you get the Switch, since there is the Nintendo eShop, which is an online store where you can buy most games digitally

123
Game Consoles and Gaming Hardware
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

Is the Nintendo switch worth it?

In my opinion the Nintendo Switch isn't worth it because $300 gets you the console and not any of the games or pro controllers.

123
Nintendo Switch

What is the small screen resolution on the Nintendo Switch?

The Switch screen is 720p that can be upscaled when docked to the TV

123
Nintendo Switch

Does the Nintendo Switch have a touchscreen?

Apparently, yes. Eurogamer reports that the Switch will feature a 6.2-inch 720p capacitive multitouch display.
Nintendo has revealed that this new hybrid console will have a touch screen of 6.2 inches. Touch, yes, and that's exactly what we expected from the Switch.

123
Nintendo Switch

Why is Nintendo using cartridges in its new Switch console?

Cartridges are faster and are much smaller. Since the Switch is portable, having a disk would require the Switch to be larger and would make it less portable

123
Nintendo Switch

When will the Nintendo Switch be released?

The Nintendo Switch will be released on March 3rd 2017. Its specific launch date will be officially revealed in a livestream presentation on January 12, 2017.

123
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

Are Nintendo NX and Nintendo Switch the same thing?

Yes, they are. The NX was the name while it was being developed, and what the press called it when publishing rumors. Now that it has officially been announced, we know the real name, which is the Nintendo Switch.

123

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.