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The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3rd, 2016. It has a lean launch lineup, but the rest of the year looks much better. We showed all of the trailers for the launch window games to our stable of kid writers to collect their thoughts. This is a great way to take the pulse of some gamer kids and to see what they are excited about.


Launch Day

1-2 Switch

Evan – 10

I really like the idea of the game, but I have already played a lot of mini-game based video games like Mario Party, Wii Party, and Wii Sports. I still like the idea of being able to enter a saturated genre but with new hardware that lets you do more interesting stuff.

I’m disappointed that I didn’t see any Mii characters.

Jacob – 8

I think it looked cool. The coolest part of the game is that you can play it anywhere and with anyone. I can’t wait to play the sandwich eating mini-game. That looks funny.

Seamus – 11

This game is like a version of “Wii Sports” for Switch. Players hold the Joy-Cons and act out activities and games. I feel like it might be a way to introduce the uniqueness of the Switch but 59.99 definitely overpriced.

Just Dance 2017


I like that they will keep adding new songs during different holidays. But, I’m disappointed that they haven’t shown us anything special for the Nintendo Switch.


It’s cool that they have an app where you can watch other people’s dances.


This is your classic “Just Dance” game. There are no big changes and just a few new songs.  That’s all that changed. NOT!!! Just Dance is now on your phone and has access to 200+ new tracks!

But, overall it’s not something to be that psyched about in my opinion. I stopped after “Just Dance 2014” and I didn’t even buy that or ask for it. But I feel like I’m being too negative, because it’s not a bad game. If you liked the others buy it for sure!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


I think it looks really cool. I think it’s cool that some of the characters talk.  The monsters look pretty awesome too. I’m not a big Legend of Zelda fan so I’m not looking forward to this one too much.


First of all, my only question is: Where is the green tunic!?!?

But, aside from that, I think that is the highlight for the Switch in the year 2017. I think this is probably going to have the deepest story of any game that Nintendo has ever made. I really like that there will be voice acting.

The fact that it is an open world game is going to be really fun, but will make it a lot harder.


<Time Passes>

Oh! Sorry! That took a while I was at the store… BUYING THIS GAME!!! Okay, not really.  But seriously that was an awesome trailer! CLICK IT RIGHT NOW!!! You don’t get much insight other than the graphics and some gameplay. But, those alone are enough to make me want to buy it right now! It’s also the first time Link can jump, I know it’s unbelievable but it’s true! Over 15 games and no jump until now! I saw many familiar characters such as The Great Deku Tree, the Rito,  Zelda (obviously), and much more! But seriously, CLICK THE TRAILER!!!!!!!

Super Bomberman R


I think it looks cool, but I think that it might be kind of insane as an 8-player game. Players will sabotage each other by accident while they try to play. But, I like the concept.


I think it looks cool. I think it sounds fun to play a game with a lot of players and having bombs going off all over the place.


I didn’t get a lot of information from that but It looks pretty interesting. I know this is lame but I don’t know anything about the Super Bomberman series and after a 30 second trailer of just gameplay I simply can’t say much more.

I am Setsuna


I am looking forward to playing this game because it was a PS4 exclusive, but when it came out we didn’t have a PS4. I’m looking forward to playing it on the Switch.


I like role playing games like Pokemon, but I’m not a big fan of Final Fantasy though. This looks a lot like that.


This is getting embarrassing, but this one was in Japanese and I don’t speak the language (except “Hi” and 1-10) so I don’t have much for you guys. But it seems like a good game, 3rd person, adventure, combating beasts. I’ll have to check the price.



I’m looking forward to playing this because I like puzzle games. I can’t wait to play a puzzle game with my brother. I also like crafts so cutting things to solve puzzles sounds fun.


This game looks and sounds super fun. The name is interesting. Also, puzzle games are fun but a multiplayer puzzle game sounds way more fun. This game looks insane!

I also like that you snip the other player and I can’t wait to see all the ways you can troll the other player.


Now this looks good! It’s a two player puzzle game in which you control shapes to interact with each other and objects to solve the puzzle. It’s all about teamwork. Looks pretty good!

Launch Year

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


I like Mario Kart games. I like that they added the inklings from Splatoon and new cars for them to ride. I think the Splatoon map looks awesome, too. I can’t wait to play this game. This is the game I want to play on the Switch the most right now besides Splatoon 2.


For goodness sake, this is Mario Kart. Why wouldn’t I like it? I like they added new power-ups and I like that I’ll be able to play in balloon battle which is one of my favorite modes in Mario Kart 7. But, I’m really looking forward to racing as an Inkling, riding an inkling car, and racing on the inkling map.

I like they are keeping the DLC characters from Mario Kart 8 like Isabelle and Link. I also like that they are keeping the DLC maps as well.


This looks sweet! I’m a sucker for Mario Kart but Nintendo stepped it up this time! It looks like they added some extra non-Mario characters,  too. But I’m not telling who! Nuh-uh! No way! Just buy the game! I will! Now go splat up that course! Oh shoot! I mean uhhhh… race it up! Yeah do that! You couldn’t splat it since there are Splatoon characters! Oh I mean aren’t! Shoot! Okay don’t say anything! (you didn’t read this!)



I’m not looking forward to this one because I do not like boxing games.


I’m really looking forward to playing ARMS, because I like the concept of boxing in video games and I like that ARMS makes you fight as Dhalsim from Street Fighter. I really like the added range because in Wii Sports the boxing was reallyweird  because you couldn’t move around too much. The longer reach gives you different strategies and more room for movement.


This like boxing as Mister Fantastic! Your arms stretch all the way across the ring and are completely controlled by the joy-con in your hand! I don’t even want to know how Nintendo came up with this one!

Puyo Puyo Tetris


It looks good. I like that it is the combination of two games so you can play two games at the same time. That means someone who never played Tetris could chose to play Puyo Puyo. I like that concept a lot.


It looks cool. I like that one person can play Puyo Puyo and the other person can be playing Tetris. I’ll be playing Tetris when I play it because I’ve never even heard of Puyo Puyo.

I really like the bright colors in the game too. It’s very cheerful.


Huh? Tetris and Puyo Puyo? At the same time? Wouldn’t that be too hard? And why not just get the apps on your phone or ipad? I think that was a bad move. Probably not going to go anywhere.



I really like the artwork in this game. I think the world looked a lot like the world in Journey and I was a big fan of that game.

I don’t think I want to play this game though, because the trailer didn’t give me enough information about how the game is played to make me excited about it.


It looks a lot like The Last Guardian. I think this one looks like it will be pretty hard. I don’t know if I’ll be able to run away and hide from all of those big scary monsters. But, I do like that the main character looks like a kid like me!


Well now this looks interesting! The graphics are detailed but still cartoony but that doesn’t matter at all really, I mean we all liked Windwaker right? Looks like a puzzle game but I saw some action in there so probably half and half. Looks pretty fun but I’d recommend finding out a bit more before buying.

Splatoon 2


Splatoon is one of my favorite games of all time. This looks cool because they added new ultimate moves like the raincloud. This means they added more weapons. I’m looking forward to playing this one a lot.

I wonder if they are going to keep Kallie and Marie.


First of all, I am looking forward to playing with the new ultimates. I’m looking forward to the new maps. I like that they are adding things from the single player mode from the original game into Splatoon 2. But, I’m really looking forward to seeing how many people use the new Splat Duelies.


SPLATOON 2 IS COMING!!! I doubt I can even put to words the awesomeness of this! But I’ll try: Uh……………………………………….



I couldn’t do it.

You know what? Just watch the trailer and you can share the AWESOMENESS of it all. (Yeah I know that’s the second time I’ve said that) (Yes I know I’m being totally lame.) (But seriously watch it!!! It’s AWESOME!!! You will love it and thank me for making you!!! I PROMISE!!!)

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By Stephen Duetzmann

Editor in Chief Founder/EiC Blogger, Podcaster, Video Host RE: games that families can play together.

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