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  • Summary: Swing, kick, spike, and bowl your way to victory in a sports collection that will get the whole family moving. Get moving* with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (Swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, orSwing, kick, spike, and bowl your way to victory in a sports collection that will get the whole family moving. Get moving* with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (Swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or even use a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in a Soccer Shootout. Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system** or online***. Plus a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf!****

    Play online and face opponents near and far to earn in-game rewards or aim for the Pro League

    Face off against opponents worldwide and strive to reach the Pro League in every sport. As you play online*** in random matchmaking, redeem points you earn for in-game rewards like outfits, sports accessories, gear, and much more for your avatar. The selection of items will rotate each week, so check back and see what’s in stock!

    Play with friends and family in the same room or across the world

    Bowl, spike, and duel with friends in all 6 sports! Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend** for some 1v1, 2v2, or a free-for-all that will get everyone moving. In Bowling, all players can bowl simultaneously—no waiting for your turn. Play each game online***, or team up with a friend on the same system to take on opponents near and far in team sports like Volleyball and Tennis.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 94
  2. Negative: 3 out of 94
  1. 100
    My time with Nintendo Switch Sports has been one of the most fun experiences I have had with a co-op game. And frankly, the most fun I’ve had with anything sport-related ever.
  2. Apr 27, 2022
    80
    Nintendo Switch Sports has a few flaws, but overall it’s just as fun as the version we probably all played when we were younger. Especially soccer was a nice addition while badminton is rather disappointing.
  3. May 4, 2022
    80
    It’s not a radical reimagining of the original Wii Sports, but Nintendo Switch Sports does a good job of translating a lot of the fun to a modern system. But the fun is largely about playing with friends. The three same-y court sports drag the collection down a bit, but we’re hopeful that the good parts will be augmented by further development support in the future.
  4. Apr 27, 2022
    70
    Enjoy casual spins on popular sports, such as soccer and tennis, in this motion-controlled game collection for the Nintendo Switch. Although volleyball and a few other new additions feature disappointing controls, returning fan favorites showcase just how exciting it is to move your body while playing a video game.
  5. May 7, 2022
    70
    More a party game than a real sports game, Nintendo Switch Sports naturally follows in the footsteps of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Club. And it's true that we have fun, as long as we have a few friends at hand and a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. These two conditions are indeed necessary to have fun over the long term, because the absence of any scripted mode means that solo play has almost no interest.
  6. May 2, 2022
    70
    Before you pick up Nintendo Switch Sports, carefully weigh your options of how many people you'll have readily available to play.
  7. May 9, 2022
    40
    This game should have been released 5 years ago as a free bonus to the console itself, just like Wii Sports years ago. As a stand-alone game for a full price, Nintendo Switch Sports simply doesn't cut it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 81
  2. Negative: 35 out of 81
  1. May 1, 2022
    10
    Me gusta mucho este juego y me gusta que aprovechen las funcionés de los joy-cons y no se desperdicien.
  2. May 1, 2022
    10
    Realmente es un juego BASTANTE divertido, especialmente si lo juegas con tu familia. Aunque no tenga muchos modos de juego (Que iránRealmente es un juego BASTANTE divertido, especialmente si lo juegas con tu familia. Aunque no tenga muchos modos de juego (Que irán añadiéndose poco a poco), esto se compensa con su gran jugabilidad y distintas formas para jugar cada juego. Obviamente no será el mismo ''bum'' que hace 16 año, pero creo que la gran mayoría de las críticas son sin siquiera haber tocado el juego. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2022
    9
    The motion controls are amazing and it's so much fun playing with friends. I would hope for more sports though but they are adding more in theThe motion controls are amazing and it's so much fun playing with friends. I would hope for more sports though but they are adding more in the future like golf. Expand
  4. May 2, 2022
    7
    Nintendo switch sports is just seen as a disappointing sequel to the beloved wii sports/wii sports resort. I completely agree that this gameNintendo switch sports is just seen as a disappointing sequel to the beloved wii sports/wii sports resort. I completely agree that this game is mostly missed potential however there is still some fun in it. Expand
  5. May 15, 2022
    4
    Switch sports is barebones, lacks innovation and somehow ends up a lesser game than its predecessors. There's fun to be had in party-settingsSwitch sports is barebones, lacks innovation and somehow ends up a lesser game than its predecessors. There's fun to be had in party-settings but the big feature (online) gets grindy very quickly.

    Volleyball is very jarring, badmitton is dull and simple, bowling battle-royale style is tedious with a tiny margin for error, soccer is actually the most fun, chumbara (swordfighting) feels very imprecise and tennis...is just wrong. 2V2 is unfair when you don't match with another player (meaning you have to control both players) but the other team has two independent players.

    Unlocking cosmetics feels like a grind, and its pointless if every player is choosing from a very small subset of options. You only get slightly more points for winning than losing, so the easiest way to earn points is to lose. There's also no payout if a player leaves a match.

    Switch Sports is definitely going to need more than just Golf being added to stay on my shelf. Not being able to earn cosmetics without Switch online kills the single player and makes Switch Sports seem like a way to sell NSO subscriptions.
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  6. May 2, 2022
    2
    The only good game is sword fighting and even then its just ok. this is a lazy barebones package that completely misses the point and charm ofThe only good game is sword fighting and even then its just ok. this is a lazy barebones package that completely misses the point and charm of what made the original wii sports so good and memorable. This would be acceptable as a pack-in game, not as a $40 USD separate release 6 years into the systems life. If you want a sports minigame collection emulate one of the wii sports resort games. Realisticly this still deserves a higher score then im giving it but nintendo HAS TO STOP putting out unfinished games and drip feeding content to them later. Expand
  7. May 10, 2022
    0
    I like this game but there is also some flaws

    The good:Charming art style, the sportmates looks cute, the option to play as your mii, the
    I like this game but there is also some flaws

    The good:Charming art style, the sportmates looks cute, the option to play as your mii, the sports are fun to play, my favorite is chambara! The unlockables are easy to get (if you're good), the cosmetics looks awesome, the online works well a fun game to play with your friends, family, and strangers online! Spocco square is a charming place, people who dont have switch online can play try to get cosmetics against cpus in the online mode, You can play with another player to face off the other players (one person with switch online is needed to play online with another player)

    The bad:Can't put hats, glasses and masks on the miis, it doesnt take place in Wuhu island, The people who dont have switch online can only get 2 cosmetics a week, the Miis aren't the main focuss, we can't block when we're stun in chambara, Tennis and Badminton have their differences but they feels a bit the same, Nintendo is using the "fix it later" approach with this game, Golf will be avaible in Auntumn. Only 6 sports avaible at launch while Wii sport resort had 12. No 100 pin mode (this mode is a bit overrated anyway but still sad its not in the game), Spocco square isnt open world so you can't walk to the sport facility and play the sport.

    Conclusion:The game is awesome, i enjoy playing voleyball with my little brother, We should give time to the game, and maybe it won't be that bad month later, Its not bad as a certain Mario sport game that revolve around tenis that didnt included a stadium select screen. Overall i give this game a 8 because its fun to play but they should put more stuff in it! (i respect the opinion of others who don't like the game)
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