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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked 1-2-Switch 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 7 weeks ago.
Play in most of the minigames is usually multiplayer and involves holding the Joy-Con controllers to mimic a real-life activity. From wild-west duels, cow-milking competitions to copycat dance-offs this is about quick reactions and careful motions. More than that, it's about being a bit silly and laughing together.
There are 28 different minigames, most of which involve two players, who each use one of the Joy-Con controllers and are often encouraged to look at each other rather than the screen during gameplay.
Stand out games in the collection are the cow milking challenge where you motion the controlled in an up and down direction to draw milk from the cow's udders. Then there is the virtual eating game that uses the camera in the end of the Joy-Con controller (yes there's one in there) to get one player to make chomping motions with their mouth to eat lots of different food. There's a game that uses the precise vibration feedback of the controller to get you to "feel" how many balls are trapped inside as you tilt it from left to right.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.
2+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The simpler (and non-violent) games like answering a telephone when the controller rings, or cow milking can be enjoyed by really young players provided they have an adult or sibling to explain the game and play with.
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