Tonight I know people who are camping out to buy the new Nintedo Switch (it is officially released tonight at midnight…or 12:01 a.m. if you really want to get technical) and I have to say this gaming system is really awesome! This past Saturday I was able to attend a preview event for the Nintendo Switch in San Francisco and it was so much fun! My husband and I wandered around the whole event playing Mario Kart (more than once), Zelda, new games like Old West Fast Draw and Cow Milking, and Street Fighter (I realized that I really like Street Fighter). My daughter and I danced together while playing Just Dance (although I think her favorite part was the goldfish and snacks!).
The whole event hall was set up as different stages to showcase the different ways/configurations/places to play the Nintendo Switch. So we played Mario Kart in a mock Winnebago van and in a 50’s style diner on the handheld version; we played Zelda sitting on rocks; we played Street Fighter on the console version sitting on a couch in a mock living room eating snacks. If you don’t know what I am talking about, check out the links to the console, or the photos below – it literally “switches” from a handheld device (like my husband’s old Gameboy Color – except he said he likes this one much better), to a docked console you can play on a tv like a normal gaming console. Pretty awesome versatility! My daughter loved it because she could walk around playing it as a handheld (which I must say would be pretty awesome to keep her entertained on a long flight or on public transportation).
Our favorite, albeight goofy games, were the the “Face to Face” games called 1-2 Switch. My husband and I enjoyed playing 1-2-3 draw (Old West shooting style game where you quickdraw…My husband ‘shot’ me 2 times to my 1 time I got him), and competed against each other milking cows (he was oddly good at it – must have been because he was born in Wisconsin….I think that is basically cheating). This game would be so much fun to play at a party with friends or as a date night at home. It was pretty funny to see how competitive everyone was getting over milking cows with the controllers! It was so fun to play games Face to Face and laugh with one another as we trash talked about who was milking an utter the best!
One of my all time favorite games also is coming out with a brand new game for 2017 … Just Dance 2017. My daughter was so excited for this game and kept standing around dancing to the music. We played the game on the dance floor and she thought it was SO much fun…let me tell you, girlfriend has some moves! They had some fun dance songs that we already dance to every night at home so it would be even more enjoyable to dance a fun choreographed dance together as a family (that way we can perfect our moves).
All in all I think that the Nintendo Switch is such a fun family gaming console. And that is coming from me – I am normally not much of a gamer, but we had a blast trying out this new system as a family and just playing arount with it all! I love that there are so many fun games to play as a family. The short time we spent playing at the Nintendo Switch was so much fun for our small family of three. So, to those of you camping out…I’d definitely say it’s worth losing some sleep over to get!