Experience the joy of sleepless nights and stress migraines with Nintendo’s 1-2-Switch!
When we looked at the Nintendo Switch before, it was to see how it measured up price-wise against 35 other consoles. But now that the release is getting closer, we’re starting to see more of the games Nintendo is planning on releasing, and one of them is the party game 1-2-Switch.
▼ The official trailer for 1-2-Switch that makes it, uh,
look like a game one could play, I suppose?
Response to 1-2-Switch has been lukewarm online, with most people criticizing the fact that it’s a full-priced game (US$49.99) instead of something that just comes bundled with the Switch console, like Wii Sports for the Wii.
But recently the Japanese internet was treated to the introduction of another 1-2-Switch mini-game that could definitely change what some people think of the game… but maybe not in a good way.
The game is appropriately titled “Baby,” and it involves – you guessed it! – taking care of a baby. Watch the video here or scroll down for highlights:
▼ For those who can’t watch the video, here’s how the soundtrack goes:
▼ OH GOD NO THAT IS NOT A BABY!
THROW IT OUT THE NURSERY WINDOW!
▼ When it finally stops crying, you get the awesome gameplay experience of…
not touching the controller anymore and walking away, apparently.
▼ UNTIL IT STARTS CRYING AGAIN!
WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!
Honestly I’m not sure what to think about “Baby.” The other 1-2-Switch mini-games didn’t excite audiences too much either, but they at least looked like games two people could play together. But this… this just looks like a regret simulator.
Here’s what Japanese netizens thought of the game preview:
“I’m in pain just watching. Who would ever play this?”
“This is not something that ever needed to happen.”
“I really hope people don’t bring that game on the train….”
“Does Nintendo want to encourage people to not have kids? Because that’s what they’re doing.”
Affection for the game seems low, to say the least. With the video having an overwhelming number of dislikes on YouTube it seems like that’s the majority opinion, although there were a few commenters who said things like, “Now I finally have the chance to be a parent.” We’ll see if they stick to that opinion after the Switch’s release.
In the meantime, instead of dealing with realistic babies, we’ll just keep watching what the “realistic” version of the Switch’s Mario Odyssey might look like instead.