Or just prop the tablet on a table with a built-in kickstand and use the Joy-Cons as wireless controllers, just as you would at home.

The Joy-Con accompany strap connections for games that make them swing around in the Wii style. Well, it adopts a more simplified UI with a row of tiles displaying whatever games you have installed and icons used for the photo album for whatever screenshots you may have captured using the capture button found on the left Joy-Con, settings, eShop, and Joy-Con settings. This essentially places you into two teams fighting to get to one side of the game board before the other.

And what fun there is.

Ensure the Joy-Con controllers are charged. There are variations on sword fights, including samurai sword swinging and wizard spell casting; there's a quite astonishing rumble game where the Joy-Con becomes a box that you have to move around in order to guess how many ball bearings there are cascading about inside.

Several Nintendo Switch owners are already reporting a variety of hardware issues with their new devices, including bricked consoles and busted consoles. I didn't want to miss out on Solid Snake's adventures then, and I certainly don't want to miss out on Link's Metal Gear-like adventures now.

But there's a big problem. Engadget called it the "best Zelda game in years". The process is very simple, and similar to what you'd do to reset other electronics. However, if you continue to experience this issue, please power these devices off while using the Nintendo Switch console.

It can also be fiddly.

While the Wii's signature feature was its quirky, motion-sensing controller, Nintendo is trumpeting mobility and versatility with the Switch. But Nintendo will also need lots of casual gamers who are satisfied with playing on a smartphone and would never have dreamed of buying a $300 game machine.

Carl-Henrik Skarstedt of Yacht Club Games is a big fan of the Switch, but thinks that the difficulty of buying one right now could pose a problem. And there is probably no more coveted library of games in the world than Nintendo's nearly endless back catalog, making it ideal for a subscription-type service in the vein of the Game Pass, where games aren't streamed, but able to be downloaded straight to the console.

So it's nice to see that since the launch of the Switch, Nintendo's stock has boomed with shares rising around 4.1 percent. Even a cut-down demo version would have sufficed. The Switch won't support Bluetooth headphones, and the Joy-Con does not have a jack to support wired headphones-meaning they must be plugged directly into the core tablet.

The Switch is a gutsy attempt by Nintendo to reclaim its territory in both the home and portable markets.


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