At launch Nintendo will have a variety of games ready to sell you on the premise of the Switch, but only two will be published by Nintendo themselves. The most notable is of course Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but the mini-game collection 1-2 Switch just got a lot more interesting thanks to a new selection of video clips.
Gameplay details have now been shared via a series of new trailers - shown in the compilation above - as well as footage of the general public getting to grips with the game:
According to Nintendo, 1-2 Switch will feature 28 mini-games, with 10 still to be shown off. To view any of the trailers individually you can follow this link.
What do you think to 1-2 Switch having 28 games? Do you think it's worth picking up at launch? Leave us a comment
Still should have been a pack-in title with the Switch and in my opinion isn't worth €60.
God damn those actors are obnoxious. I hate such fake schmaltzy crap. WTF is "Baby"? I will never play that. A lot of these "games" are garbage!
Edit: After watching all of that video I think this is hot trash!
@SLIGEACH_EIRE After seeing all of those new games - with 10 more still to come - I'd say it's looking like being pretty good value for money myself.
@Damo I agree, personally, I have a preorder for £28 so a pound a game I can't complain. I love Nintendo doing weird stuff like this!
I know a lot of people are warming up to this title, but I think it still looks pretty awful. That's probably just the acting, though. I'm sure the games might be fun.
I'm tempted to get it just to try the HD Rumble, but I can wait. No way am I paying full price for this.
come on, japan. i know you can come up with the most ridiculous not-safe-for-the-rest-of-the-planet collection of minigames. get to it!
Where'd you pre order the game? That's a good price.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE In the UK you can get the game for about £34.99 on Amazon so it's not too bad price wise.
Hm... the minigames looks crazy but fun.
I don't know… if anything, the game looks even less appealing now. In all likelihood, I'll still end up getting this, but this concept seems like the sort of thing that would have worked better as a WarioWare title (and I hope that they are working on a WarioWare title as we speak as the HD rumble feature is just screaming for it).
It's ridiculous that there's going to be a near 2 month wait between launch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I can't imagine anything substantial being released in between, unless a third party or two have an ace up their sleeve (let's not kid ourselves).
@BrizzoUK Where did you find this for £28? I can get it as low as £32 on Amazon, but that's still a bit much
You can do 90% of these minigames without Joy-Cons!
@BrizzoUK By chance, did you order from Amazon during that £10 off a £50+ pre-order period and grab Breath of the Wild and 1-2-Switch?
Also, this game is seriously underrated. Once you get to play it with a group of friends, its potential really shines. I got to and I pre-ordered it the moment we were heading home from the Switch event
We even plan to make this our March tournament. It is that good
@alasdair91 unfair way of me putting it I guess but yeah I have prime and I got LOZ and 12 Switch and used their recent £10 off (actually I used multiple amazon accounts to get a number of games £10 off that day!), so effectively worked out at £28 for that and ) £41 for Zelda.
@Grandpa_Pixel Haha exactly! I have 5 amazon accounts so I actually got a lot of games that day!
@Jamotello You did watch the Soda one I reckon? Doesn't have to be a bottle now does it.
@motorhue neither does the 'sandwich' need to be a sandwich. heh.
I'm prepared to keep an open mind when I try it out in a couple of weeks. But in all honesty, this could have 50 minigames and I'd have the same low interest.
All they've shown is 30-60 second minigames. What about modes? Rankings? A progressive board game like thing? Any sort of customisation such as a party room? I doubt it has any of these things.
I'd consider it more if it was a £10-15 game
@Damo Don't mind him, he just has a bee in his bonnet over Switch not being a 'dedicated home console'. In his opinion, at least.
My god. That looks terrible.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I feel sorry for the actors tbh. They just have to do what the creative agency director tells them. And work is pretty hard to come by for struggling actors, its a tough profession.
@BrizzoUK HAH! I knew it! Because that is exactly what I did.Zelda for £41 and 1-2-Switch for £28? SO--O-OLD!!!
It is pretty awful to be honest. The baby one is even creepy.
It should be a pack in. Not even a great one. I guess a renowed version of wiiU sport resort would be better than this s****e
The cringiness... God help us all.
28 minigames are still too few. Nintendo Land had 12, most of them with way more depth than any of the ones I've seen. When I look at 1-2-Switch, I think the Mario Party and Wii Party series, games which has between double and triple the minigames of 1-2-Switch.
I can see why a lot of people would like this, and I can see why a lot of people wouldn't like this, and I can see why a lot of people might like this but not at that price.
When we got a Wii first game I got to play with my extended family was 1 of those Wario games, it might have been Smooth Moves. We tried really hard for an hour to like it, but couldn't and never touched it again. I think we went back to 4 player Gauntlet on the Dreamcast.
When we got a Wii U, and back when Club Nintendo was good, we got Wario Game & Play or whatever for free, played that a couple of times and that was that. Also bought Spin the Bottle and played that exactly twice.
And over the course of Wii and Wii U we've played several Rabbids games, but never for long.
So yeah, not our thing, but it is a Nintendo console thing, so it's not surprising it's a launch title or $60, a lot of those mini game collections have been full retail price. And since launch Switch retail games are few and far between, it will sell them a few copies and make them a few $. By Christmas it will probably either be packed in or $30. We'll probably get it at some point and play it for an hour, it's what we do.
Don't want it, don't buy it, want it for cheaper, wait.
I played most of these games with out the switch. The telephone one. Baby. What a load of
We need games. Don't want to count marbles all day. Come on
@rjejr I can see why people wouldn't like this game, but wow, you didn't like the Warioware games (including Game & Wario in that) or Rabbids? Back when I first got my Wii, I always would introduce people to it with those games and they were always a hit.
To each their own, but it just comes as a surprise to me.
The video of 1 2 Switch gameplay was Hilarious Crazy and made me curious. It was NOT a trash at all. I like Unusual & Quirky games like this.
Cradling a virtual baby 😂 No thanks
Hmm...I've got my switch preordered and zelda but I'm still deciding between getting this or bomberman for a launch multiplayer game :/ oh yeah and keep in mind people this was the Japanese trailer lol there will be some cultural differences in the advertising lol. I don't see how the baby one will work in English though lol that was a pretty poor decision.
I only played the first rabbids game tbh lol the shooter parts and that game where you had to smack that bunny on the head with a hammer were hilarious though XD.
Oh Japan xD You are the hope of the world. Come May this year I'll have my little girl. I don't imagine myself nurturing my Switch while my wife nurture our real baby. Although I'll probably do it just to piss her off.
Still should've been a pack in title, it does look a brilliant party game but it would be nice if there was some single player mini games.
My opinion only but I couldn't care less for Ninty shovelware like this. It needs a mini game on it where you throw your copy into a trash bin
Gosh, I can't believe this. Sorry Damo (and Alex Olney). It looks cheap as f. People will get bored of it after a couple of weeks. Just bring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to a party instead.
Wow.... the baby mini game. Seriously? There are too many babies having babies for real. Too much of an epidemic at least in America. Just my opinion...
I understand why this was not a pack-in as it represents just one aspect of what the Switch is. I do think, however, that it should be a $39.99 USD title.
@starman292 @FiveDigitLP I don't know, nobody in my family has ever liked anything short like that, or board games. Well we like Dokapon Kingdom, that's a board game done right, and we played a lot of Wii Play when it first came out and a little of Wii Play motion, we've just always leaned more towards cerebral than reflex. We like to think, not act.
This seems like a must have game for company, home or away, but we'll never play it when it's just the 4 of us, too much other stuff to do.
This game is probably either going to be forgotten about a few weeks after launch or turn out to be some kind of mass hit (mostly among casuals)—I don't see it really falling anywhere in between—and at the moment I'm more inclined to think it will be the former. It's going to be interesting to see how it all plays out though. . . .
@Equinox Dude, I wouldn't even put over $10 for 1-2-Switch. I'll definitely be sticking with Super Bomberman R as my better money's worth.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE do you even like anything at all?
I have been anti-1,2 Switch since its reveal, but am warming because 28 games is far better than the 6 we initially thought, and some of the newly revealed games look decent, like the sword fight, the samurai sword catch, baby (funny in a charades way) and there is a yet to be revealed baseball title. But $40 (factoring Prime discount) still seems too much.
Once this game goes on sale to $30 or less, I could see it being a killer drinking game with a group or friends.
This game will most likely end up being a pack-in game around holidays like Nintendo Land was. I will wait until then to get this. Bomberman and Zelda it is!
Eating contest look silly.
This needs to be a pack in there is no way someone is buying this.
@rjejr Yeah that's fair enough, Mario kart is me and my wife's game. Shes definitely more of a casual gamer but she enjoys the Mario games. I cant wait to get 8 deluxe on switch with a proper battle mode lol. I think having 2 controllers already there is really handy.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I think this is the first time I agree with you and I don't know how you watch the entire video.
Got to try this at PAX South and it helped me warm up to it a little. It's actually a great game to show off the Switch's capabilities and of course it's a no-brainer for a pack-in title. It's just not worth $50 by itself.
Where did you get it for £28? Best value I've found is £32 @BrizzoUK
Preordered for 28€ (~24£).
Some games look bad (baby, runway...) but, with a total of 28 mini games, it can be a good party game (if you don't pay 50€/£).
Looks like it will be a great game for parties, and at $40 (best buy) it's not a bad deal at all. I'd rather they do this than pack it in and raise the price to $350 (WiiU).
Hard to tell, how fun it will ultimately be. But it's a lot more likely to be put to use often, with the tabletop mode being a thing.
I wish Let's Tap would make a return for Switch. Maybe as a downloadable title. Needing people around the TV, a Wii, and the game disc available happened way too seldomly for that game to meet its full potential.
@starman292 "I think having 2 controllers already there is really handy."
I think it's great for families w/ 2 kids. The original trailer had 2 kids sitting in the back of a car playing on the screen, that's something parents can appreciate, 1 piece that separates into 3. Sure, adults will want Pro controllers and the Grip but kids will be happy just to play 2 player MK battle mode in the back seat.
It's also why I declared the Super Bowl ad to be a Zelda ad, not a Switch ad, b/c the Joycon never leave the tablet, the guy doesn't even play on the Grip he uses the Pro. If they aren't showing off the Joycon w/ 2 player or 1 player ARMS they aren't really showing off 1 of the main strengths of the Switch.
@rjejr "not a Switch ad, b/c the Joycon never leave the tablet"
That's simply to signify that Zelda BotW is a console game first and foremost, imho.
And since it doesn't have any Joy-Con/HD Rumble functionality, it doesn't really HAVE to show them separating the Joy-Cons, although arguably could have been done to also show portable play, but still...
@ThanosReXXX "signify that Zelda BotW is a console game first and foremost"
Well that's my point, yes the Switch was in the commercial, but the main purpose of the commercial was to first and foremost signify Zelda. After about 22 seconds of music you hear a narrators voice say "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" He also says "Switch and Play" after that but the Zelda game really is the star. And you don't need 2-player Joycon for Zelda, but that's what makes it a Zelda commercial and not a Switch commercial, any commercial for the Switch is going to highlight 2 player w/ 1 system.
That was excruciating.
Nintendo have taken Wii-grade shovelware and put their own logo on it to launch their new system.
What have they been smoking?
People who buy this at launch are going to look back in embarrassment in years to come.
A tech demo wrapped up as a video game. Except I'd expect a tech demo to have more depth.
All 1, 2 Switch does is confirm our fears that Nintendo have come up with another gimmick but can't really think of any worthwhile applications for it.
And this is despite the fact that there are many great motion controlled games for the Wii that would be great if they had a Switch sequel. Why haven't they plundered the Wii back catalogue for ideas?
We all get it. 1 2 Switch isn't for you. And clearly you think Nintendo is only obligated to make games that you like.
Seeing this being played in Japan has just made me realise this will probably be a hit in that region. It's the sort of quirky game that appeal to the tastes of Japanese people who are more accustomed to humiliating challenges in the name of good fun. We've all seen the game shows they have over there. The sandwich eating one looks like something straight out of a Japanese game show.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Haha I know WTF is 'Baby'? That's the worst 'game' I've ever seen. Takes the worst parts of a real baby (crying non stop) and puts it in a Switch? SO weird.
Awesome! I'm curious if there will be different modes? like boards or something that builds these mini-games into a singular experience.
@Iggy-Koopa "Don't mind him, he just has a bee in his bonnet over Switch not being a 'dedicated home console'. In his opinion, at least."
In my opinion? It's not a dedicated home console and that's a fact.
They'd have been better off just making a WarioWare title than this.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE It's got more than enough content to justify both the price and not being a pack-in. That you believe your lack of interest at that price point indicates anything is quite narcissistic.
@Yorumi Well Japan did buy over 3mil copies of Wii Sports (the game wasn't a pack in there). As long as there's at least 5 somewhat entertaining activities chances are it will sell copies over there.
I probably won't buy it (Jackbox Party seems more entertaining AND will be cheaper) but I won't pretend that there isn't a market for it.
@PanurgeJr That's your opinion and I did say "in my opinion".
Calling it now. This game will not sell well and will be a pack-in title by Christmas.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE You can't state it's your opinion and then say "that's a fact" in one sentence. It's either one or the other...
I'd rather have a Switch (a la Wii) Sports.
Yeah, should've been a pack-in. I'll probably pick it up at some point when the price inevitably drops, though.
I really hope this crashes and burns sales wise. The Wii did so much harm in relation to what Nintendo thinks people want. Don't need this crap adding to that.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE why is it 60 euro where your from? 35 pound on amazon still steep but with prime discount I've amassed it's only 28
@SLIGEACH_EIRE especially that first guy what a toolbag.
@business-scrub you better not. Don't support this garbage!
@wiggleronacid that's why we have mario kart and mario party already.
This smells so much like "pack in."
I'm hoping they figure this out by holiday 2017.
The baby one is creepy. Some of them are truly charming however.
I can see kids around 6-10 really enjoying some of these at Christmas, but if this is the game parents buy for the twin boys, their older 13-year-old won't have Mario or Zelda to play. Pack it in.
@jjwilbourne Pack it in for what? So you can play it? If you want to play it, buy it. That's how it works. If you don't care for it, it shouldn't matter that it's not packed-in.
@Evenmoresteven It's already doing well in Japan as far as preorders go, and it's rising in popularity in the US. Not saying that it's going to be a smash hit though, but, we'll see.
@Yorumi "This is 10 second novelty."
It seems that way, doesn't it? But only because it doesn't require you to engage with a screen. Nintendo is taking a big risk by disconnecting the gamer from his/her display, a concept that none of us are used to. At the end of the day, It's probably something you have to experience, and with friends, to appreciate. 😉
Definitely has a mini-game feel to it, and some games look better / more interesting than others, but.... with the right group I could see it being quite entertaining the watch. More games than I expected to, so that's always a plus.
Some games (like Shaver) it'd be interesting if the Switch displayed the progress of the two people (and if you could port it to the TV) as extra information for the audience), though I know they are trying to put the focus on the players moreso.
At least per the video, it looks like you can get some pretty good range on the wireless controllers there, which would be important to have that space as well as maintain accuracy as much as possible.
"You can do 90% of these minigames without Joy-Cons!"
True, but with the game you have the 'aid' of a computer and motion sensors to actually enforce win / lose conditions and give information you wouldn't have otherwise (via feedback from rumble / HD rumble), whereas otherwise, you could debate endlessly on who actually 'won' or whether you 'actually' caught the sword. Here, if the tech is precise enough, it can give a fair estimate (angle of sword to timing of hand clap) to gamify it.
Plus, it's kind of like Just Dance. Sure anyone can do a crazy jig, but a lot of people won't do it spontaneously, but with Just Dance you get the aid of music and silly on-screen choreography to help people get started. This could be a similar party game type aid.
@DeltaPeng I see what you mean, and I do think the Joy-Cons enhance the experience. I'm just not sure if those enhancements are worth $50...
@Samwise7 I have two girls who both love to play baby at home. This is for that age group I reckon. In fact most of the game is probably targeted for that age group (5-12) oh and of course student drinking games! I will probably pick this up after launch second hand for my two girls. They'll love it but the price is too steep ATM
Quantity over quality.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Nintendo disagree with you, so your opinion is null and void in the grand scheme of things. It's a home console, that you can also take away with you, that's the official line.
Some people are probably salty, because they have no friends to play this with in the first place.....
Naturally, it is therefore a 'waste of money' or 'lacking in quality'.
@beazlen1 That's true, my nieces love that sort of shiz as well. I do think that it should be included with the Switch however, preloaded onto the system.
Robe and wizard hat not included.
No. That's not how it has to work. And that's not how it works for most companies.
You pack it in because it'll help sell the system. Not for me but for the "blue ocean" strategy they say they're trying approach. Free is very powerful. Being so rigid that you won't give anything away can easily be a mistake.
There's a marketing term for this. It's called a "loss leader." It's not me wanting things for free, it's a good business idea, and one that many business who create long-tail products use to great effect.
In case you misunderstand, here's how it works:
A game can be a loss leader because games are infinitely scalable. When you make something once, then you make money off of it forever, you have a scalable product. You then use that product as a loss leader (you don't make any money off it) as a gift your consumer. The game pays for itself indirectly by giving you more costumers. For nintendo, the average customer is likely worth a few hundred dollars. This far outways the $50 you'd make from one sale, and, therefore, the game pays for itself.
Sony and Microsoft use this strategy with their consoles. They sell their consoles at a loss and consider them loss leaders because they make up their money through first party titles and online subscriptions.
My proposition is not crazy. It's a common business strategy.
So ... NO. That's not how it HAS to work.
@polivar4 Ooooh, don't push me... I'll do it!
@business-scrub you need some Nioh in your life bro.
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