Posted 28 November 2023

Nintendo Switch - Newbies Thread!

Hey everyone,

I finally caved in and purchased a OLED switch Mario Kart bundle! My 6 year old has been asking for a switch for a while, not that I'm sure he really knows what it is! - Playground chat!

So, as someone who considered their 'gaming' days to have ended with the PS3, Wii, DS etc and has fond memories of the Mega Drive I feel I have some catching up to do!

I figured some others might be in a similar boat based on so many Switch threads recently. So, perhaps this helps others too.

So yeah, I'm wondering where best to find a Switch 101 guide, and some hints and tips etc.

Also, looking for game suggestions..

So far I have
* Mario Kart, and considering the expansion pack
* Switch Sports (fond memories of the Wii!)

Bearing in mind my son is 6 1/2 hasn't done any kind of gaming before etc! Any which are calmer and have some kind of educational value will get brownie points for me with my wife!

Oh and I got the steering wheel thingies for Mario Kart too.
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  1. Tokyoku's avatar
    oldskooladdict's avatar
    Cheers, yeah I'll probably get that later today, looks good
  2. jco83's avatar
    I'd say Snipperclips can be described as having some educational value! have to think about how to solve the [puzzle-like] levels great fun in multiplayer! can get quite silly

    I suppose any co-op games where you need to work together have some educational value

    Ring fit Adventure is great for some physical activity (edited)
    oldskooladdict's avatar
    Cheers, yeah, ironically the ring fit bundle (non OLED) on game is what started all this fiasco off!
  3. RandomUser42's avatar
    A bit boring but you'll want a Micro-SD card for more memory. My young cousin looked bemused with one as a gift but understood when she filled her internal memory in about a week.
    oldskooladdict's avatar
    That's exactly the sort of thing I'm on about! Being the OLED I'm hoping it'll last him more than a week but we shall see. I guess any microsd is fine? Presumably class 10 or above.
  4. newbie68's avatar
    Always learn from the you tube videos titled 'tips and tricks for ...' or 'switch for beginners'... etc etc - lots to learn from such videos
    oldskooladdict's avatar
    Cheers, I'll give that a look. I'm still oldskool and so often read stuff instead he he
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