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  • Summary: 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 ofThrow 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. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 63
  2. Negative: 11 out of 63
  1. Mar 2, 2017
    90
    The best reason to consider picking up Nintendo's new console. Yes, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may go down as the finest game Nintendo's yet made. But you can play Zelda on Wii U. 1-2-Switch only works on the Switch. It is an absolute blast, a party game nonpareil, but also a showcase for the sort of "next-gen local play" possibilities the Switch may turn out to be persuasive enough to give literal legs to.
  2. Mar 8, 2017
    70
    Yes, this is way too expensive; yes, it's in need of a decent amount of fine-tuning here and there; and yes, after getting a taste of a mini-game you have pretty much experienced everything it has to offer. However, while 1-2-Switch is not as good as it should be for a launch title, and although it gives a bitter tech demo aftertaste, it's hard to deny how fun it can be when gathering a bunch of friends ready to go bat-switch crazy with it.
  3. Mar 6, 2017
    65
    1-2-Switch is a unique game thanks to the Joy-Con controllers. It is a party starter, but the party will not last very long.
  4. Mar 2, 2017
    60
    By refusing to bundle 1-2-Switch with the base system, Nintendo has missed out on the kind of exposure that marketing simply cannot buy you; as a stand-alone release it feels too fleeting and ephemeral, but as a free pack-in it would arguably have been much more appealing.
  5. Mar 3, 2017
    60
    1 2 Switch can provide you game sessions full of laughs and fun, but on the other hand it's just a collection of tech demos for the Joy-Con capabilities that unfortunately are not as deep to sell them as a retail package.
  6. Mar 2, 2017
    55
    A proof of concept more than a game itself.
  7. Mar 7, 2017
    28
    I haven’t been this disappointed with a Nintendo game since Wii Music. Superficial tech demos camouflaged as mini games. If at all, the fun is very short-lived.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 112
  2. Negative: 40 out of 112
  1. Mar 3, 2017
    10
    An absolute masterpiece! This is the must have game for the Switch. Get your alcohol, get your friends or waifus, enjoy!

    If you like eating
    An absolute masterpiece! This is the must have game for the Switch. Get your alcohol, get your friends or waifus, enjoy!

    If you like eating fake sandwiches, you'll love this game.
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  2. Apr 8, 2018
    10
    Well the average score is not representative, it does not deserve it! It is good and it is unfair to score it based on its price!
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    8
    I enjoy this game. This is definitely a game I would like to take to my friend's house or play with them. It would be better as a pack inI enjoy this game. This is definitely a game I would like to take to my friend's house or play with them. It would be better as a pack in game, but I still would recommend getting it just for fun. However, you need to have a partner, so if you don't have friends... good luck. Expand
  4. Jan 28, 2018
    6
    Das Spiel ist eigentlich gar nicht so verkehrt.
    Ich denke als Multiplayer- Game ist es gar nicht so furchtbar wie alle sagen und eignet sich
    Das Spiel ist eigentlich gar nicht so verkehrt.
    Ich denke als Multiplayer- Game ist es gar nicht so furchtbar wie alle sagen und eignet sich auf Erwachsenen- sowie Kinderpartys.
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  5. Jul 18, 2017
    5
    1-2-Switch is a nice, innovative game that not only gets you off the couch and playing along with friends. But it also creates more innovative1-2-Switch is a nice, innovative game that not only gets you off the couch and playing along with friends. But it also creates more innovative play styles with the capability of the Joycons and the new HD Rumble feature within the Joycons. However. This game is only fun to play with family and friends, and is very difficult, and plain if you plan to play it alone. While the game has a nice concept of getting out with family, friends and having fun. It shows no ray of light in single player playing, which is sad due to how much potential the game has. The graphics are nice, clean and the game play is simple to pick up and understand. I encountered no bugs when playing this game, and I think this game is overall a very nice game to play with family and friends. Just really lonely when you try to play it by yourself. Expand
  6. Oct 6, 2017
    3
    With mediocre game-play and no presentation the game just isn't worth the money. With a extreme lack of challenge and re-playability makes itWith mediocre game-play and no presentation the game just isn't worth the money. With a extreme lack of challenge and re-playability makes it so when you play this game for 20 minutes you've seen the entirety of the game. Expand
  7. May 25, 2018
    0
    Pure cancer,only good for one gaming session with the boys then it will collect dust on ur **** price and horrible mini games with noPure cancer,only good for one gaming session with the boys then it will collect dust on ur **** price and horrible mini games with no challenge,feels like a 3+ kids game Expand

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