Labo arrived on store shelves last week (in the US and Japan, at least) and it we already know it's a hit with cats. However, it's some of the incredible things that people are doing with this product that really impresses us; we've already seen some of the best Labo creations out there, but this one takes things to a whole other level.
Twitter user BSpowerx has recreated the classic Game & Watch title Fire - originally released in 1980 - using Labo. Obviously some additional work was required here, beyond simply using the parts supplied - the shapes of the characters have been cut out of the cardboard and there's some serious Joy Con Garage programming smarts involved - but otherwise, this is a remarkably close replication of the LCD original.
We imagine we'll see many more amazing Labo creations over the coming months - Nintendo really has given the world something incredible here.
That is cool, now, is there a way for people to share these creations?
Nintendo better of thought of a sharing platform for peoples creations.
This is piracy
This is also hacking
I think the perfect card cut template is even more impressive than the actual programming!
First they hack the hardware and now this!!!
It’s theft! Copyright theft - it’s as bad as burglary! And mugging....
Would you steal from shops???
Think of the children of the IP owners!
Civilisation is crumbling....
Seriously though.... this is really cool!! Ha
This is pretty awesome. I feel like I'm missing the boat waiting for our late labo release here in the UK 😹 It's definitely one of my most anticipated game releases in a long time.
But...but...but... it's 70 Bucks for cardboard! 😢👶
That's genius! I had the Donkey Kong Game and Watch. My first Nintendo "device". Lost it at school after 1 day.
Really? REALLY? You think this is impressive? Amazing? REALLY???
It's just as cool to see what people come up with as it is a catalyst to see what is possible. Just as labo is ’merely’ cardboard, it's inputs of motion and IR combined with the outputs of rumble, sound and light show real potential. Hopefully new sets, tweaks and updates, along with new programming ability will continue momentum.
Eh i'll wait till the Japanese get done with their projects. Can't wait to see their Hyper RC Joycon cars which can surpass 250MPH.
Nice. I've seen Game & Watch Ball as well. Here's also a picture I drew couple of weeks ago.
I was going to make Game & Watch Manhole but I guess it's not that special anymore. I have some other ideas on paper as well. Let's see if those are made by someone else as well before I get my hands on Labo. Still have to wait two days for the thing to come out in Europe.
Well it seems someone beat me to it...
Now the Japanese has stop polishing aluminium balls on youtube, LABO finally gave them something to do.
Umm I mean Game and Watch was before I was born and I have never owned one. But what exactly am I looking at? Is the video supposed to be of the pictured game above it?
@Heavyarms55 Fire was a game where people jump from a burning building, and you rescue them by bouncing them into the ambulance. Game and Watch games were modernized back in the GB and GBA era as well.
@Heavyarms55 Here's gameplay footage of the original game:
https://youtu.be/raJv6N0kSv4 (the above screenshot is from this video)
So the Game & Watch devices (and other similar ones) are simple electronic game machines that have a single type of game on them. Instead of a pixel grid that can display any images, like in Game Boy, the screens have large liquid crystal (LCD) shapes for all possible positions for the characters already pre-configured.
@pullmyfinger Sure, this is totes impressive! The person has used the tools given very imaginatively. It gets the imagination running about the possibilities with Labo Garage.
@MrBlacky Naw, it's also for the software! I agree that it's a bit expensive though.
@Bunkerneath I guess the only way to share them is to make posts online detailing the creation process. A website that collected these tutorials and videos would be cool! In-game online sharing would be problematic because there would be limited ways to show the actual working process without being able to upload videos and photos outside the Switch.
@Mr_Kaos uhhhh what
@Late Nice Sketch!
Seeing how all of these projects feature those fade-in fade-out white blocks, I get the impression that this is a way of using the garage that maybe wasn't fully intended on Nintendo's part?
Either way, it'd be neat to see updates arrive for the garage, maybe even with a sharing system like @Bunkerneath suggests.
I'm a little confused. He made pong and laid a cut out over it?
It's still cool if we can make pong or a brick breaker game in Labo, but it's not quite the same as making a Game and Watch machine.
Labo is going to get some great creations out of Japan though no doubt. There will be good creations from other parts of the world as well, but the majority of good ones will likely be out of Japan.
And yeah, share is necessary. What's the point of even having Garage if we can't share what we do with others? Huge oversite. Maybe Labo 2.0.
@Pod Actually, it was very much intentional. You can see similar stuff in Nintendo's Labo video from month ago. Link
@pullmyfinger Let’s see you make a working Game & Watch game in Labo. I’ll wait.
SO impressive! I didn't know Labo had so much potential!
The real amazing thing is that he lost all three of his lives and still was able to save that last mr game & watch
@Moshugan meh. Too much work for too little result. #truth
@imgrowinglegs Dont need too. It's too much work for a wimpy result. I have seen many many better creative uses of Labo. This is not one of them
"Is there anything this thing CAN'T do?"
Yup, it CAN'T work underwater.
@rjejr He did share it.
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