The Joy-Con controllers themselves are awkwardly small at times, and the left Joy-Con is far more natural to use in the sideways position than the awkwardly centered joystick on the right controller.
This special bundle includes the Nintendo Switch console and Nintendo Switch dock in black, with red left and right Joy-Con controllers.
It also includes a download code for the full Super Mario Odyssey game, a carrying case, and all the extras you need to get started.
Thanks to heroic, hat-shaped Cappy, Mario's got new moves that'll make you rethink his traditional run-and-jump gameplay - like cap jump, cap throw, and capture.
Use captured cohorts such as enemies, objects, and animals to progress through the game and uncover loads of hidden collectibles.
So if you’ve got a spare Joy-Con and don’t mind crowding around the Switch’s 6.2-inch screen, it’s entirely possible to play a full four-player game on one tablet, which seemed to run just about as smoothly as it did in single player.
Plus, the Switch supports local multiplayer with other Switches, meaning that each additional Switch (and copy of on the Switch perfect? Playing on the screen gets tough if you have more than two people, and combined with the flimsiness of the built-in kickstand it’s probably more enjoyable to drop the console in the dock and play on a TV.
When Nintendo first announced the Switch, one of the biggest selling points was the console’s massive potential for local multiplayer.
It featured heavily in their trailers and ads, showing off ideas like a group of friends gathering around for a couple rounds of virtual basketball or a girl showing up to a party with the portable console.
Use amazing new abilities - like the power to capture and control objects, animals, and enemies - to collect Power Moons so you can power up the Odyssey airship and save Princess Peach from Bowser's wedding plans!
Explore astonishing new locales like skyscraper-packed New Donk City to your heart's content, and run into familiar friends and foes as you try to save Princess Peach from Bowser's dastardly wedding plans.
Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo.