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). Continue reading “Family Fun Alert: The Nintendo Switch”