April 4th 2017 Nintendo Switch / 1-2-Switch

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1-2-Switch is a game in which you look directly at your opponent, rather than at the screen. Did you notice that there are lots of secrets hidden in the game?

In this article, I’ll reveal some of those secrets. If you haven’t discovered them yet, give it a try!


Shaving a crew cut? (Shave)

Make use of the HD rumble feature for a clean shave in “Shave”.

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Play more than two games in a row, and you can try a game of cutting head hair into a buzz cut. Cut some hair using the Joy-Con as clippers!

The angle is different from shaving a beard, so maybe you can even win against an opponent you can’t beat in beard shaving.


Accumulating magic power during a duel (Wizard)

Use your Joy-Con as a magic wand, wave it around to accumulate magic power, and let your magic clash against your opponent’s in “Wizard”.

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Normally, during a duel, you thrust your magic wand to attack, but if you wave your wand in circles while pointing at your opponent, you can gather magic power and perform a powerful attack.

When you see this kind of wave pattern on the screen, it means that magic power is accumulating! Now you can thrust forward your wand and unleash a powerful magic attack and push back your opponent. But be careful, because you’re leaving yourself open to attacks while charging.


Don’t be fooled by other ring tones! (Telephone)

Use your Joy-Con as a telephone receiver and be the fastest to pick up in “Telephone”.

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If you play two or more games in a row, your own phone’s ring tone will change. 

Enjoy a different kind of gameplay: don’t get fooled by the other sounds, and only pick up when your personal ringtone sounds.


Get amazing treasures (Safe Crack, Treasure Chest)

Try to be the fastest to open a safe in “Safe Crack”, or get at the contents of a treasure chest wrapped in chains in “Treasure Chest”.

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You and your opponent race each other to see who can open a safe or a treasure chest the fastest. Their contents changes depending on the time it takes you to open them.

In both games there are four ranks of treasures. To get the best treasure, you have to finish the challenge very fast. How about you keep trying until you get some amazing loot?

These screenshots show the best kinds of treasure in each game. Try to see them for yourself!


Try playing in a foreign language (all games)

Finally, a little something extra.

By setting the game console’s language to something besides Japanese, you can change all of the displayed text and the sounds to a foreign language.

These games can be played without looking at the screen. Once you’ve memorized their rules, you can enjoy them without looking at the words. “Boxing Gym” and “Flag Raising” can be played after memorising just a few words. You can enjoy the games in a fresh new way!

Why don’t you give it a try?

©2017 Nintendo

edited by : 編集部 Gami

Categories: Japanese

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