Nintendo’s Odd Party Game Reviewed: 1-2 Switch
Are you looking for a unique and social game to play with friends? Nintendo Switch’s 1-2 Switch, an oddball collection of party games, offers a unique experience to gamers. As a helpful assistant, I will guide you through a comprehensive review of this fun party game. Let’s dive in!
What is 1-2 Switch?
1-2 Switch is a party game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch console. It features 28 mini-games and aims to be a classic fun social experience. Each mini-game utilizes the versatile Joy-Con motion controllers that allow for unique gaming experiences.
- The mini-games are generally pretty entertaining.
- It makes good use of the Joy-Con motion controllers.
- Fun with friends.
- Costs two to three times as much as it should.
- Very little in the way of one-player content.
- Needs lots of play space.
How Does it Work?
In 1-2 Switch, two people play staring at each other, each holding a Joy-Con controller. The games involve different methods of holding and using the Joy-Cons. The game is simple: hold the Joy-Con in a specific way and perform the action when it’s time to go. It gets stranger from there!
Does It Work?
1-2 Switch wants to be the game you play with friends. It’s designed to be a conversation-starter, a party game. While the game does encourage social interaction and offers some brilliant and unique party tricks, it feels too shallow to be anything but a little amusement.
Brilliant Party Game, But Overpriced
The 1-2 Switch is designed to be a party game, not for a single person. If you have a few friends over and are looking for something to play, then this game may be perfect. Most mini-games involve sound effects, vibration feedback, and imagination. The game offers brilliant little party tricks like a bluff game where two players know the other’s dice roll and try to convince the other to reroll.
However, the game feels too shallow to be anything more than a little amusement. It feels like the Wii already hammered in the ideas ten years ago. The game costs two to three times as much as it should and doesn’t offer enough one-player content. The game’s heavy-motion play means that it can’t be used while, saying, riding a bus.
Is 1-2 Switch Appropriate for Kids?
1-2 Switch has a few mini-games that may not be appropriate for kids. For example, “Quick Draw” is a gunslinging game, and “Baby” makes players watch a creepy crying baby and try to calm it down. Some other games can be confusing to play, like Gorilla, which made our copy chief and myself beat our chests while the game threw hearts at us.
Final Verdict: A Fun Addition to Your Party Games Collection
While 1-2 Switch isn’t perfect, it is still a fun addition to a party game collection. It offers unique gaming experiences that are fun to play with friends. If you have a Nintendo Switch console, you should consider giving it a try.
1. Can I play 1-2 Switch by myself?
No, 1-2 Switch is designed for a minimum of two players, and there’s very little one-player content.
2. Is 1-2 Switch appropriate for children?
Some mini-games in 1-2 Switch, such as “Quick Draw” and “Baby,” may not be appropriate for children.
3. Is 1-2 Switch expensive?
Yes, 1-2 Switch costs two to three times as much as it should.
4. Can I use 1-2 Switch while on a bus?
No, the game’s heavy-motion play means it cannot be used while in motion.
5. What is the gameplay like in 1-2 Switch?
1-2 Switch features 28 mini-games that utilize the versatile Joy-Con motion controllers. Each mini-game involves a unique gaming experience that requires different methods of holding and using the Joy-Cons.