Nintendo Switch Review

I was standing outside a Target on Monument Blvd. at 7:30 in the morning when it was 14° outside in the hopes that somehow I would be able to get a Switch, which was released on March 3, 2017, and 1 of the 4 games released with it.  My hard work was rewarded with a surprisingly light, small, red box and one of about 20 copies of the latest Legend of Zelda game: Breath of the Wild. As soon as I got back from the store, I plugged in and set up the tablet with two controllers hooked into the side.  Once I was done setting it up, I began to started up the $59.99 game I bought with it and began to play.

The Switch is an innovative idea that revolves around having a handheld mode, where the two included controllers slide into the slots on both sides of the tablet and a mode on a TV where the tablet is inserted into the included cradle which is plugged to the TV via HDMI cable.  About 3 seconds after inserting the tablet to the cradle the image transfers to the TV with slightly better graphics for the big screen

The Nintendo eShop for the Switch is still pretty empty considering how big the one on the Wii U was. Currently, the Switch eShop mainly consists of the 4 games it was released with: Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, 1-2-Switch!, a party game where 2 players use their controllers at the same time to make a certain motion, Just Dance 2017,The latest in the dancing game series and Super Bomberman R, part of a long running platformer series.  It also has a remastered version of a Nintendo Entertainment System game called Blaster Master, some of the more popular Neo Geo (A little-known competitor with the Super NES and the Sega Genesis) games and a few other $10 to $20 games.

Once it becomes more accessible to consumers, it will probably be a very big commercial success for Nintendo.

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