I use family get togethers as market research. I test games on my nephews. Keep in mind that these kids’ reaction gave a glimpse of Wii Sports insane popularity, success of Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit insanity, Smash Brothers Melee, and so on.
The Switch was a huge hit. I only have the two joycons and a pro controller, so only three player games were possible.
Super Bomberman R has been a huge disappointment for internet play (and single player isn’t that great). But for local play, Super Bomberman R delivers. Don’t sell your copy just yet! They loved the game.
The Puyo Puyo Tetris demo was a hit too once I got my nephews to give the game a fair shake despite its simplistic graphics and bizarre anime charm.
I am always on the look out for the Legendary Games. Today, we call such games ‘classics’. You know the games. Games like Super Mario Brothers or Legend of Zelda or Metroid or Mega Man 2 and so on. NES had so many of them. Many consoles have some, but the number keep getting less in number with each year.
Zelda Breath of the Wild is the modern classic. It will join Legend of Zelda, Zelda 2, Link to the Past, and Ocarina of Time as being a legendary game.
The rest of the Switch library is meh to passable. Binding of Isaac is great, but so what?
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe looks like it may qualify as that type of Legendary Game.
But the game I think everyone is going to miss is Puyo Puyo Tetris. The original Tetris and Dr. Mario, even Tetris & Dr. Mario for SNES, are legendary games. They are so much fun!
Puyo Puyo Tetris will likely qualify for that Legendary Game status but everyone will dismiss it for the cheesy anime or because it is ‘Tetris’. The game is chock full of volume of different ways to play. I have been addicted to the demo all day. The only reason I don’t play it is because of Zelda.
The local multiplayer of Puyo Puyo Tetris is unreal and rivals Smash Brothers and Bomberman. It is that good!
Don’t miss out on it, reader.