The kids and I recently visited our neighboring capital city Washington D.C. to attend a Nintendo Switch Event. My family was among the very first to experience the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch System. The event was huge and the games were endless, the kids had eyed which games they wanted to play as soon as we walked through the door.
Nintendo Switch Event – Review and Vlog
Many of the games were multiplayer which means all of my kids were able to play at the same time. The overall system was very light and my youngest didn’t have an issue using it or picking it up. The screen was a decent size where we felt like we weren’t squinting our eyes to see the screen.
It was huge in my opinion and it was a great size for adults and children alike. The thin lightweight feature was perfect for little hands and it allowed my kids to play easily by not having a bulky body. Check Out All The Fun We Had At The Nintendo Switch Event In The Video Below
Attending the Nintendo Switch Event
I love the familiar games they featured as well as the new games that my kids were dying to play. Keturah was very excited to play Just Dance 2017 and had a great time trying out the new dance routines. Although her little sister was excited to join she was overwhelmed by the great music and decided to just watch as her sister danced her little heart out.
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Malik and Anthony had their hearts set on playing The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Due to the overwhelming demand for everyone who wanted to play we were unable to play during this event. This game will definitely be the first game the boys will buy to play on their systems.
Lend a Helping Hand
I’m sure I will be able to “lend a helping hand” when they start to play. The switch from using the Nintendo Switch Screen to the TV application amplified each of the games. The controllers shown above were small yet perfectly sized for their hands. The ability to switch to a more familiar controller was easy and the boys enjoyed the flexibility.
Nintendo Switch Rating
Overall I would give this a mom rating of 5 out of 5 stars, for being such a flexible system as well as having games that all of my kids could enjoy. This system can be used for the whole family or bought individually for each child.
The many games this system features offer interactive multiplayer games that adults and kids alike could enjoy. If you have ever wanted to take your WiiU on the go and play with your friends, this is the system for you. I will be purchasing these for my kiddos to play with for the summer road trips we plan to take.
More Information About The Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch is the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.
At home, the system rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which lets you play with family and friends on a TV in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock at any time, the system instantly transitions to handheld mode.
And the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of the Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its 6.2-inch screen, which displays bright, high-definition gameplay at the park, on an airplane, in a car, or at a friend’s apartment.
NEW Nintendo Switch Games
Check out all of the new games available below that you can purchase today for your Nintendo Switch Console. My kids have their eyes on The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. I cannot wait to test it out myself, it looks like a great game! Have heard of the Nintendo Switch before? Will you be getting it for your family? Which first games do you think you would get for your family?
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Release Date: March 3, 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series.
Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule In this stunning Open-Air Adventure. Now on Nintendo Switch, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.
For additional information visit www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild
1 2 Switch
Release Date: March 3, 2017 | MSRP: $49.99
Throw an impromptu party anywhere with anyone thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen! Bring the action and fun into the real world as you face off in wild-west duels, cow-milking competitions, a copycat dance-off, and more.
Each game takes advantage of the Joy-Con controller features of the Nintendo Switch system in different ways. While the action unfolds off-screen, the audience watches the players themselves instead of the screen. That makes it as hilarious to watch as it is to play – an instant party amplifier!
For additional information visit 1-2-switch.nintendo.com
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Release Date: April 28, 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
For additional information visit mariokart8deluxe.nintendo.com
Release Date: Spring 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Choose a fighting champion from around the world, equip your own combination of extendable arms, and then use a mix of button presses and quick hand motions to really take the fight to your opponent. Throw punches and guide them midflight to hit agile fighters, avoid incoming attacks with dashes, or trampoline high into the air to rain down fists from above.
Power up your punches to deal extra damage or curve your fists around obstacles to hit skittish opponents. Fill up your special gauge to dish out devastating combinations and finish them off. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!
For additional information visit arms.nintendo.com
Release Date: Summer 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Get hyped for the sequel to the hit game about splatting ink and claiming turf, as the squid-like Inklings return in a colorful and chaotic 4 vs. 4 action shooter. For the first time, take Turf War battles on the go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before.
Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good.
For additional information visit splatoon2.nintendo.com
Super Mario Odyssey
Release Date: Holiday 2017 | MSRP: $59.99
Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario’s cap.
For additional information visit supermarioodyssey.nintendo.com