Let’s Switch up Nintendo

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The new handheld Switch is basically a tablet that can, if required, be connected to your screen and is a gadget that is sure to keep you entertained on those long journeys. It’s made by Nintendo and is great for family entertainment. It has three modes:

  • Table top which is where you prop it up on a table and use the joy con controllers.
  • TV mode where you can hook your switch into your TV and play with the controllers.
  • Handheld mode to enable you to carry around amazing graphics without a screen.

The Joy-Con Controllers are great and are not another repeat of the over sensitive Wii controllers. No, these are very hi-tech bits of kit, which aren’t over or under sensitive.

You might be one of those people who doesn’t have much time to play games so you think this isn’t worth a buy… well think again! The Switch can be taken anywhere so it can adapt to a busy lifestyle, which means you can fit in precious gaming time.

There are loads of epic games on the Switch but my top 5 are Rocket League, Skyrim, Mario Odyssey, Poken Tournament DX and, last but not least, Splatoon 2.

One highly trusted reviewer said, “The touchscreen’s responsiveness is streets ahead of the Wii U GamePad’s cheap and soft resistive screen, which often had delayed inputs and was a pain to use. This feels like I’m actually using a tablet.”

Many people thought the Switch was going to be another fail like the Wii U but it has turned out to be a popular success. Nintendo sold 4.7 Million Switches in the first 4 months. They have also begun to the sell Star Bundle, costing a whisker below £400 but includes Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a Luigi hat, a Mario Hat plus green and red steering wheels.


Damian, Year 6

Burgh School

2 Responses to Let’s Switch up Nintendo

  1. Emily November 28, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Great article Damian! I really like the Nintendo Switch because it has different Modes, out of the games you listed my favourite is Rocket League. Keep up the good work!

  2. Freya November 28, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I admit I don’t really know much about technology like this but from your articles I am learning a lot! This sounds really good and I enjoyed reading your article Damian ! Keep up the great work.