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No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 2, 2017

A characteristically imaginative minigame suite that lays out the possibilities of Nintendo's new console, without feeling like a guidebook.

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IGN

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6.8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

1-2-Switch is the Switch’s version of Wii Sports, in that it acts as an overall mission statement for the console itself. The quirky, bizarre nature of the unique mini-games make it a funny, memorable experience, but some games are hard to play at first due to unclear tutorials and dialogue cues. Despite its oddities and flaws, I have had so, so much fun playing and watching 1-2-Switch with a small group of friends that I can recommend it in that specific situation, but I don’t have much desire to go back.

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Metro GameCentral

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6 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

There are a lot of fun ideas, and the general concept of a portable party game works well, but there are just too few mini-games and too little reason to keep playing them.

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4 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

1-2-Switch belongs in a mall kiosk with a 10-minute play limit – though most potential customers would probably walk away empty-handed long before then

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6 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

1-2-Switch gets old very fast, but it's a great ride while the fun lasts.

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4.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

I'd have had no hesitation in recommending 1-2-Switch if it were included with the Switch or maybe $20 max, but as it stands it is far too expensive for the dash of entertainment it provides. 1-2-Switch is a good distraction for parties with people who don't game much, or those looking for something a little different than Cards Against Humanity for the millionth time. Otherwise, wait for a deep price drop.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2017

Amazing features of the Joy-Con in these mini-games- However, only a few of them are really entertaining and Nintendo could have done better with this brand new social game.

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6 / 10
Mar 2, 2017

For all its good ideas, inventive uses of the Joy-Con and potential as a fantastic party game, 1-2-Switch has just as many fumbles that make it far from an essential Switch launch title. It can be a lot of fun, but it fails to keep you in the moment, takes too long to explain and set up each game, and no amount of immature giggling at euphemistic games can manage to rescue it from itself. It might be quick on the draw, but what follows is more of a confused fumble.

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4.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2017

1-2 Switch fails in its primary goal: show how fun can be a Switch party game. There's literally no reason to buy a game that you shouldn't download even if it was free.

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7 / 10
Mar 7, 2017

A missed opportunity due its lack of depth on almost every corner of its gameplay.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2017

There is fun to be had, but in short bursts, and you'll play it every time you want to show the system off to someone new to Switch, but this is a shallow game, with a few fun minigames, and some cool tech.

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4 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2017

If you want to know every little thing of which your Joy-Cons are capable, this will do it. Just don't expect to have much fun in the process

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80 / 100
Apr 25, 2017

1-2 Switch defied my expectations, providing an entertainment experience above and beyond that of what I thought was its closest counterpart, Wii Sports. It has a huge variety of games, some better than others, which appeal to both gamers and non-gamers alike. Although artificial restrictions placed on some games and game modes keep it from being as much fun as it could be, this is an excellent party game, and it's just as much fun to watch as it is to play.

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Mar 2, 2017

As one of the first-party launch games for the Nintendo Switch, 1-2-Switch has its high points but ultimately falls short of being anything but a mildly entertaining party game.

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Mar 2, 2017

Nintendo's frantic mini-game collection will provide some hilarious multiplayer moments, but there's not enough in the package to justify its price

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5.5 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2017

The real problem with 1-2-Switch is the steep price: 50 bucks is a lot of money for a bunch of cute minigames (half of which are meh). There are some occasions when 1-2-Switch shows the great potential of the new Nintendo console, but it's not enough to justify the buy.

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JVL
Malcolm89

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4 / 20
Mar 16, 2017

Between its overacted intro cinematics, its casting of uninteresting games on the long term and it's high retail price, 1-2 Switch has everything to remain in video game history, but not in the way Nintendo might have hoped. If you haven't bought the infamous compilation, we strongly advise you not to. The manufacturer gives the impression to have tailored this game only to the -sometimes peculiar- japanese tastes, to the point of neglecting the gamers from the rest of the world. We're now making our way back to Zelda so we can forever forget the few hours we had with 1-2 Switch.

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Mar 15, 2017

More like 1-2-Snore

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60 / 100
Mar 3, 2017

1-2 Switch is a simple and bare bones affair.

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6 / 10
Mar 3, 2017

1-2 Switch is able to show what Nintendo Switch is about, and it can be a lot of fun when you try a well designed minigame or watch someone playing it. But only for a short time, and this is why 1-2 Switch can't be considered as the Wii Sports equivalent.

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