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Video Game / 1-2-Switch

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1-2-Switch is a party game for the Nintendo Switch. The main aspect of the game are competitive mini-games that involves using motion controls - however, the focus is not on the system's screen, but rather on the eyes of your opponent. It was released on March 3rd, 2017, being a launch title for the system.

Its reveal trailer can be found here.

1-2-Switch provides examples of:

  • Auto-Tune: The counting in "Runway" uses this effect.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: The premise of "Samurai Training".
  • Beam-O-War: "Wizard" is composed entirely of this.
  • Minigame Game: 28 minigames in total.
  • Party Game: Team Battle mode is two teams taking turns playing mini-game on a board, a-la Mario Party.
  • Quick Draw: "Quick Draw" (and "Fake Draw", by extension) involves the players pulling out their Joy-Cons after the announcer says "fire". The one who pulls it out faster wins.
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  • Safecracking: "Safe Crack". Obviously.
  • Super Title 64 Advance: The word Switch in the title represents features in the game, but it's obviously also referring to the console it comes out on.
  • Tech-Demo Game: It exemplifies a number of the Switch's features ("HD rumble", motion control, IR camera, etc.) and its usage for multiplayer.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: The female gorilla, whose affections you have to win in the "Gorilla" minigame, wears a bow.