I received a download code for free from Nintendo for the upcoming Nintendo Switch game ARMS. It is being released on June 16, 2017 and is going to be a lot of fun for the whole family. My impressions of the game are completely my own.
Andrew and I played this game for the first time today. We played a bunch of times before we made the video so that we could both get a feel for how it works. Then we played a bunch more after the video, too. We tried all sorts of different play options. We played Volleyball, Hoops and many more. I even played online with whoever else was online and I liked that because I went through all sorts of combat modes to see how many options there are to play the game.
We had so many laughs playing the game. I can’t wait until the whole family can play together on teams. Once we are all together we’ll give it a go. One of my favorite play options is Hoops. It is hilarious when you slam dunk your opponent into the basketball hoop. Volleyball goes by too quickly, but that is probably because we didn’t volley. If the ball hits the ground it explodes.
I held my own when playing online. I actually beat the other players in the first three games and then I started getting beat. Here is Andrew kicking my butt while I try to talk about the game and play at the same time.
For the past couple of years for Father’s Day we have had epic water balloon fights. That is the activity that I enjoy most for Father’s Day, having great fun with the family. Getting everyone to laugh and let loose. Especially me. I’m too rigid in day to day life and need these moments of chaos and fun to be able to act like the little kid inside me. I think that many dads want a chance to play with their kids and have a great time on Father’s Day. This year I’d still like to have that epic water balloon fight, but once we dry off I would like to try some play fighting of another sort.
I bought the Nintendo Switch the day it came out, I had it pre-ordered and could not wait to experience this new gaming system. I’ve been a Nintendo fan ever since the NES back in the 80’s. So far I have only been playing the switch on my own except for two things. Andrew and I did the Global Test Fire of Splatoon 2 and we recently got a copy of Snipperclips to review (see below). There are some great family games for the Nintendo Switch like Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming wacky boxing game: ARMS. ARMS just happens to be coming out on Father’s Day and that is something I’d love to play with the kids on that day. Here is some official info on the game.
ARMS (Nintendo Switch, $59.99) is the newest creation from the team behind the hit game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Choose a unique fighting champion, equip your own combination of extendable arms and then battle it out with friends and family!* Using a mix of button presses and quick hand motions, ARMS allows you to throw tactical punches or avoid incoming attacks. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!
Dads will love the game Engadget calls “a lighthearted, competition-focused brawler with endearing characters, unique stages and excellently balanced gameplay” and that IGN says is “a fighting game with a balletic rhythm and flow that feels unique.”
*Additional accessories required for multiplayer and are sold separately.
Arms Looks like a pretty incredible game. It is funny and colorful and just the sort of game that Nintendo would create to bring the family together to play. Nintendo also created a cute little game called Snipperclips that is just as colorful but a bit less exciting. However, it is still fun and funny to play. Continue reading Make the (Nintendo) Switch this Father’s Day→
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