Nintendo Switch Week Two

It’s the second week with the Switch on and we’re thankful to have this hard-to-find console. Thankfully the games are not hard to find and we’ve learned that Amazon gives you a 20% savings on Nintendo Switch games they currently have available.

This special discount does not apply to digital content and buyers must be a current Amazon Prime member or have an active trial membership. Offer good while supplies last and only applies to products in pre-order or within two weeks after release date as listed on the product detail page.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is premiere entertainment and the multiplayer showcase 1-2 Switch is a great base for the Switch’s capabilities plus it reminds me of the Rhythm Heaven game series. We also added Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! to our game library.

Other current games include Just Dance 2017, Super Bomberman R and Skylanders: Imaginators. A LEGO Worlds game release on the Switch would have been great this past week, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is coming on April 28. The family is really looking forward to the fighting game Arms, which will feature action using extendable arms in three dimensional environments

Once you have your Nintendo account linked to your profile then you get extra options, your friend code and setting options. Play Activity is also listed plus the accompanying Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app is available to supervise and limit gameplay time for youngsters.

Put the system in sleep mode anytime and it reactivates very quickly. The Switch is very accessible just like your phone. There is one minor caveat – be sure to close the current software before you switch the physical game card, otherwise you must turn off the system. It is minor because it heats up from a cold start (completely turned off) very fast (about 10 seconds).

Battery power works well. Users basically have enough power for a day and can set it on the dock to recharge the end of the day.

Once you get online then you can format the microSDXC card (slot by the pull out stand), so memory is not a real issue anymore. Screenshot taking has become a new favorite especially with the ability to post them directly to social media.

Even more options like different angles, reverting the image or being able to rotate. Options include adding text and other fun items that are ideal for social media posting. You can also crop screenshots and write notes using the touch screen.

Still trying to figure out how to make the card the default save point instead of the system, which would eliminate extra time spent on copying over the files to the card.

The online shop didn’t have too many selections yet, but I do not see much incentive there except for exclusives mainly because the game cards do not take any memory (internal system offers 32GB of storage). Buy physical copies whenever possible, though there will likely be some very good online/digital exclusives.

Copyright © Michael Siebenaler

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