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SmaggTheSmug

I have two brothers and on family gatherings (or brotherly meetings) it is usually the 3 of us that play games and we often use my Switch. The problem is that multiplayer games seem to be geared towards an even number of players, either 2 or 4 (I can't imagine having to be the single guy against a team of two in Snipperclips).

What would you recommend for a trio? I already have Fast RMX, PuyoPuyo Tetris and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, those seem to work well. I can't convince my brothers to try Worms WMD on Switch (as we are all PC gamers since childhood basically and we're all used to keyboard and mouse in Worms).

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toiletduck

Mario Kart 8DX, Fifa 18, 30-in-1 game collection: Volume 1 (casual gaming, incl. air hockey and a form of balloon battle) would be my suggestions. I'm always looking for more suggestions too, so I'll check this topic regularly!

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I was also going to suggest Mario Kart as the obvious choice, but the only other one that springs to mind is Super Bomberman R. You can even play 3v3 matches online and offline, apparently. I wouldn't know, as it completely failed to click with my kids (I've since realised they may still be too young), so I haven't really touched the game. It's a solid version of Bomberman, though - they all only really come alive in multiplayer.

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@toiletduck Mario Kart is something that's on my radar (though a bit costly for something I don't think I'm going to play much by myself) and indeed one of my brothers asked about it (but he doesn't seem to be aware how expensive console games are; he was very surprised to learn that Fast RMX is more than $5 and I don't think he'd chip in for a game I would own). 30-in-1 is a bit mediocre from what I understand. I think I'd rather wait for the inevitable Mario Party.
How does FIFA work for 3 players? There's usually two teams in a football match...

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@SmaggTheSmug you can pick sides to your liking in Fifa; either 3PvCPU or 2Pv1P. You can't play 1Pv1Pv1P obviously since there's 2 sides

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@toiletduck Mario Kart is something that's on my radar (though a bit costly for something I don't think I'm going to play much by myself) and indeed one of my brothers asked about it (but he doesn't seem to be aware how expensive console games are.

@SmaggTheSmug, Good games come with cost$$. If your buying a NS cost shouldn't be a factor unless your buying more then one of the same game. Well late now but if you had a Amazon Prime or BestBuy GameRewards those games when on release date would've cost you less. Talking price is a cheap shot here. The more popular the Game the more money they ask for it. That is Consumer 101. Otherwise you can find eBay used or other sources for the used games but remember the more popular the higher the price will stay. But then again that was your choice to make and do.

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SmaggTheSmug

@SwitchForce Oh, I know what I was getting myself into (although it still was a bit of a shock compared to Steam deals every day); but my brother expected it to have mobile prices I think. He's not really a gamer and doesn't stay current with game prices for major platforms.

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@SmaggTheSmug I personally really love this little game called Overcooked on Switch. It's basically like a computer game version of Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen, where you and up to 3 others are dropped in to a kitchen tasked with working together to get meal orders out as quickly as possible. The game forces you to communicate and work cooperatively as a team - which makes for quite an entertaining multiplayer experience - especially when things start to unravel (which they frequently will) and panic sets in...genuinely hilarious!

It has quite a simple and accessible control scheme (even features single Joy-Con play as an option) - so is great even for total novices...but there's genuine challenge there - especially in the later levels - and I really can't recommend it enough! ..multiplayer fun at its absolute finest!

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SmaggTheSmug

@SuperWeird How does ARMS work with an uneven number of players?

Also I'm kind of bumping my own thread because Wild Guns Reloaded came out yesterday and it also seems like a good fit. Although it is also known to be pretty hard and the quicker a game "clicks" with other players the better. Both my brothers had a bit of trouble getting into Floor Kids, though I think what I should do is pit them against each other rather than myself and discourage them with my high scores

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@SmaggTheSmug : I've just tested it, and ARMS works in the same way as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and virtually any other split-screen multiplayer game operates with three players, it's every player for themselves (1v1v1 if playing versus mode, for example) and the screen is split into four, but the fourth window provides an aerial view of the action, similar to how you can see random coverage in 3 player Mario Kart.

If you're after non-split multiplayer for 3 players, then FIFA 18, Kirby Star Allies, Puyo Puyo Tetris, and Overcooked are some good options.

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SmaggTheSmug

@sillygostly Split screen is okay. I just never expected ARMS to even have a mode other than 1v1.

I'll also have a look into #Breakforcist Battle. Kirby Star Allies is out though – personally I don't like the demo and neither of my brothers wanted to try it (even though I used to play Fun Pak with one of them years ago).
Off-topic: one of the brothers has a New 2DS and has shown me Robobot demo – I wish Switch had this one instead!

Other than that Sumer looks great as well, though I'm not too keen on being unable to disable AI players. I hope for some more board-game style games on the Switch or straight adaptations (like Neuroshima Hex, that would work beautifully, possibly even better than the cardboard version).

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toiletduck

Good bump, I may actually have another recommendation for you. I've picked up Skies of Fury in the Eshop last weekend. I've only played an hour or so and only one level in local multiplayer mode, but it's a lot of fun. I love the graphics, gameplay is fluent and it seems the local multiplayer is a lot of fun. If you're interested, I could come back once I've put some more time in the multiplayer mode.

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