I don't really have much of a comment on this. It's for kids (as even Nintendo says), and if I was younger, I think I'd love this.
But let's be honest. Nintendo will produce it in limited quantities, and scalpers will snap them all up and put them on eBay for $$$ where they'll be bought by the real target audience: rich collectors.
This has gotta be the weirdest thing Nintendo has announced in years. On one hand I'm happy to see finally the result of that Nintendo patent for a battery free Switch controller peripheral. i.redd.it/c1mtxkktepa01.png But with that I was expecting something made out of plastic and not cardboard. I just wonder how durable will it be with repeated use or dropping it or how it handles after being stored. Especially with that back pack in the Robot Kit, that thing looks HUGE! How would someone store it without having to disassemble it or worry about crushing it?
While it looks fun and pretty innovative (and finally gets a good use out of the infrared camera in the right Joy Con). The price for it seems pretty steep even with the game included in the price. Even Nintendo is giving away the templates for free, you still need the game.
Thoughts on the individual "Toy Con's" Variety Kit -RC bug, an interesting use of both Joy Con to make RC vehicle that functions like a bristlebot/hexbug nano and moves through controller vibration. -Motorcycle handle bars, thought it was going to jet ski handlebars for something like Wave Race. -Virtual Pet House, strange looking, how much interaction/gameplay can one get with the pet by putting the controller into different holes? -Fishing rod, looks fun, Nintendo Life preview of it made sound interesting. -Piano, wow that looks pretty complex, be interesting to see what music you can get out of it.
Robot Kit -The Wii U's Project Giant Robot returns! Looks neat, but might be cringy to play. Also how to store bulky backpack?
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE, LABO RETURNS WITH . . .
. . . Vehicle Kit.
Put your pedal to the metal cardboard and build controllers for a car, plane, submarine vehicles.
I have to say this kit actually look interesting with the transforming vehicle and possibly open world, the co-op looks cool as well. In a interesting note all the different Toy Con that this game uses appear in the original trailer (including the subs controller) meaning that the other Toy Con such as the camera, gun, bird? could possibly exist with future Labo kits.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2018 2:15:54 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe got an update sometime ago to have the motorbike Toy-Con be compatible. It was just announced today that the steering wheel/foot pedal from the vehicle kit will also be compatible. Also the 3rd party game Deemo will gain support for the Piano Toy Con, making it the first 3rd party to get Labo support.
A preview event for the vehicle kit happen in NYC, so more info should be coming out.
7 minute feature video for Vehicle Kit. Goes into detail about the games features and gameplay and Toy-Con controls (who would have thought that the two levels had rotating knobs to activate different features like the buzzsaw or bomb arm? Even that strange looking Sub controller has simple gears inside it?)
Most important new feature, CUSTOM CONTROLS (at 6:06) allows for customized control of Labo game itself, including playing with motion controls or just using regular control stick and buttons or even buttons on the touch screen with no additional cardboard peripherals. Can also be used for the multiplayer modes instead of having to get more Toy-Con of the same type.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2018 1:35:01 GMT -5 by Da Robot
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5