A moving experience for the whole family

Do you remember Wii Sports? This fun, family-friendly sports game was shipped with the Nintendo Wii in 2006 and has been a major contributor to the success of the console. The new edition for the Nintendo Switch has just been released, and like its predecessor, it offers wonderfully uncomplicated sports action in several disciplines. While bowling, tennis and chanbara already existed then, football, badminton and volleyball were new sports. In the fall, Nintendo will release golf as the seventh sport in a free update. For almost all sports and their types, you only need a Joy-Con controller. Thanks to this, you can easily play for two on one console without an additional controller.

Nintendo Switch Sports: Very beginner friendly

We want to introduce you to all the current sports on Nintendo Switch Sports and start directly with Tennis where you play short, fun matches locally with up to three friends.




Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family



Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family

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Doubles is always played, and if you play alone or in pairs, you always control both players on your team. Tennis is incredibly beginner-friendly, and unlike other sports in Nintendo Switch Sports, it doesn’t even require a tutorial. Just swing, hit and have fun! Volleyball isn’t much more complicated than tennis, but here you have to master four actions. Catch the ball by kicking, attacking, hitting, hitting to score a goal and blocking to deflect opposing attacks. It always comes down to good timing and teamwork as you compete with up to three of your friends in hilarious local 2v2 matches. Badminton is similar to tennis in terms of control. Here, too, your character moves automatically. All you have to do is strike at the right moment and confuse your opponent with changes of direction until you can crash. Unlike tennis, badminton is always played as a singles game and is therefore well suited to face-to-face 1v1 matches.




Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family



Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family

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Nintendo Switch Sports: Unpack the Leg Strap!

This also applies to Chanbara. In this fun, hot sword fighting simulation, you try to steer your opponent from the platform into the water with targeted blows and blockades. You have the choice of whether you want to compete with a single sword, a power sword or a twin sword.




Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family



Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family

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They differ slightly in handling and options, but the gameplay is the same. Football is the only discipline that requires two Joy-Con controllers per player as you have to move both the character and the camera to follow the hectic matches. Up to four players compete locally to guide a giant ball to great goals in a closed arena. In shootout mode, you can even score a goal with your foot in a kind of penalty shootout using the leg strap included in the physical version of the game. The last discipline is a little calmer. Bowling in Nintendo Switch Sports is a very good recreation of real sport, so it also requires a lot of skill. As in real bowling, each match lasts 10 rounds and the same rules apply. If you like more varied and wild, we recommend a very fun special mode, which is a combination of mini golf and bowling. To get to the pins, you have to overcome all sorts of obstacles. Lots of fun as the luck factor plays a big role here.




Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family



Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family

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Nintendo Switch Sports: Lots of Online Fun

Online matches are slightly different from offline sports. For example, there are 16 players in bowling and only the best bowling players advance each round, and online tennis uses tie-breaks instead of the normal game. Of course, these changes serve to keep the excitement alive. In online soccer, up to four players per team compete against each other in games. For those who do well online, there is the Pro League with Leaderboards where you compete against the best Nintendo Switch Sports players around the world to unlock achievements. If you only want to compete online with your friends, you can of course do so. You can host yourself or join your friends’ games.




Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family



Nintendo Switch Sports: A Touching Experience for the Whole Family

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Nintendo Switch Sports: tons of unlockables

Of course, you can customize your character on Nintendo Switch Sports to your liking. The number of accessories is initially quite limited. You can unlock new clothes, jewelry, emotes, bats, balls, and more with online achievements. For every 100 points you collect online, there’s a tempting new accessory from one of the currently-available, ever-changing costume sets. So it’s worth playing not only locally! Nintendo Switch Sports is tons of fun, whether you’re playing alone, with friends or family, locally or online. This diverse collection of sports games should therefore not be missing from any collection of Nintendo Switch games!

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