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For younger players, this is a good alternative to more violent shooting games like Fortnite, but every bit as skilful and exuberant.
Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Splatoon 3 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
You can play this game in the following styles:
This game is good if you want to:
- Raise aspirations through esports
- Play your first shooting game
- Paint your game world
- Compete On Separate Devices
- Use motion controls rather than sticks
- Play the best motion controlled games
This game has helped players develop their Physical Health as part of the following pathways:
This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although the game looks perfect for super young players, you do need quite a bit of dexterity and motor skill to enjoy it. For children who have had a few years in school this is a great game, building team work and paint-covering strategy.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 11-year-olds play this game:
- 11-year-old: Competitive Splatting
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- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You need a subscription to play online:
- You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
This game supports Nintendo's amiibo, figurines and cards that can be purchased separately to unlock in-game items.
If you subscribe to Nintendo Online for 12 months (required to play online) you also get a free set of clothing and other items.
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