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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: 32 out of 123
  2. Negative: 45 out of 123
  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. Sep 23, 2021
    10
    Отличная игра! В компании играть одно удовольствие. Мини игры разнообразные и интересные. Игра также не успевает надоесть (если у вас гостиОтличная игра! В компании играть одно удовольствие. Мини игры разнообразные и интересные. Игра также не успевает надоесть (если у вас гости конечно не каждый день;) ). Как по мне, заслуживает все 10 баллов. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2017
    8
    At first I wasn't really convinced, of this game, but after playing it it was surprisingly fun. It's definitely worth it if you have friends/a family.
  4. Aug 19, 2019
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 1-2 Switch is a fun game for a little while, and by a little while, I mean until you play every mini game once or twice. I think as a stand-alone game you will get some fun out of it with friends or family, however, in my opinion, if you add some other things to it, such as punishments for the losers or rewards for the winners, it is much more fun. The game comes with 28 mini games: Telephone, Ball Count, Zen, Treasure Chest, Milk, Safe Crack, Quick Draw, Samurai Training, Sneaky Dice, Signal Flags, Soda Shake, Shave, Joy-Con Rotation, Table Tennis, Baby, Fake Draw, Baseball, Eating Contest, Beach Flag, Wizard (My personal favorite), Sword Fight, Boxing Gym, Plate Spin, Copy Dance, Runway, Air Guitar, Dance Off, and Gorilla. I had hoped on release that there would be free DLC with more mini games, but there was no DLC at all. Another issue I have with the game is that it has no age range. Some games are more complex, such as Sneaky Dice, and then there are other ones like Milk, where you move your arm up and down. A positive of the game is that it is a great party starter. I invited some friends over and we played through each and every mini game with the loser having to eat one of the Bean Boozled jellybeans and it was great fun (Thank you for the idea AbdallahSmash026). But, after all of this, the biggest problem to me is that before every game, you sit through a 1-2 minute video on how to play, and then you play and it lasts about 20 seconds. Overall, if you have some extra money and want a party game, go ahead and buy it, but not for full retail price. A buddy of mine got it off of eBay for like 20 bucks, where you can buy it at retail stores for 50-60. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2017
    5
    1-2 Switch is so innovative and unique that it is difficult to rate it relative to other games. To start with, it probably shouldn't have been1-2 Switch is so innovative and unique that it is difficult to rate it relative to other games. To start with, it probably shouldn't have been a full priced release and would likely have been much better received as a bargain game, digital release, or (better still) a launch pack-in. As a collection of mini games of uneven quality, many of which lose their spark after the surprise and novelty wear off after a few plays, 1-2 Switch just can't justify its price tag. The game is intended to be a party game (it's multiplayer only), which it has the potential to excel at - if you have the right crowd. The unorthodox nature of the controls and reliance on in-game audio means it won't work for just anyone or in every situation. Still, there is fun to be had here and some innovative mechanics that make good use of the potential of the hardware. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2017
    3
    Really nice experience... the first hour. After that is a game that you play once with family and friends and you forget about it for the restReally nice experience... the first hour. After that is a game that you play once with family and friends and you forget about it for the rest of your life. For 10 euros? 8/10, for 40 euros? Never more. Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2019
    0
    It's fun for the first 5 minutes you play it. Iys a cool demonstration of what the switch can do but it's way to overpriced if it was 30-40$It's fun for the first 5 minutes you play it. Iys a cool demonstration of what the switch can do but it's way to overpriced if it was 30-40$ instead of 60$ I would probably give it a higher rating Expand

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