Nintendo Labo Robot Kit
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Bust out your own markers, stickers, and more to customize your Toy-Con Robot suit - or enter the Hanger to customize your in-game robot's appearance. By moving your hands and feet, you can maneuver the robot in the game, unleash your moves, or make sound effects! As you play, keep track of your robot's rank, points earned, and unlocked special abilities. Discover the mechanics behind the Toy-Con Robot and how the Nintendo Switch technology brings it to life. If you're feeling competitive, take on a friend with their own Toy-Con Robot* in a two-player battle mode on a single screen! Then go beyond in the included Toy-Con Garage mode to invent new ways to play with your Toy-Con Robot or create your very own Toy-Con projects.
Once you've experienced what it's like to Make, Play, and Discover with Nintendo Labo, use everything you've learned to create your very own projects in Toy-Con Garage! Just take digital building-blocks called "input nodes," "middle nodes," and "output nodes" and, with the help of this intuitive tool's visual user interface, combine them in all sorts of different ways. Change a Toy-Con creation's reactions to button presses, movements, and more! Toy-Con Garage includes handy tutorials to get you started. Experiment with your Toy-Con Robot, or craft original designs using your own items like cardboard and plastic cups, as you take your creativity and imagination to the next level!
If I was going to recommend one LABO product, I'd definitely pick the Variety Kit, there's just more to do there. But if you've completed the Variety Kit and are desperate for more cardboard fun, than the Robot Kit is your only other option – just don't expect any long-lasting enjoyment.
The main mode is undeniably fun and gives a sense of immersion that is impressive for something fashioned out of cardboard. On the downside, it takes an age to assemble and the core 'game' isn't robust enough to keep you playing for long; you then have to decide if you're going to store that bulky backpack away somewhere or spend a considerable amount of time taking it carefully apart, knowing full well that another four-odd hours of construction time is required to make it again – if the parts are in good enough condition to do so, of course.