Zelda As People Have Never Seen it Before on the Nintendo Switch

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Introduction to Gaming Consoles Today

New gaming consoles are released relatively frequently. Some fans might even get jaded about them at this point. The gaming consoles are usually only slightly different from one another. People who have the newest and greatest gaming consoles might even struggle to explain to other people what is really different about them, even if it feels that way to them.  Each console has their own group of die-hard and dedicated fans around it.  Xbox, Playstation, etc.  They compete over frame rates, graphics, easy of play, best sound and external speaker configuration, which one is best suited for pairing with a gaming chair, etc.  The entire industry of gaming consoles and add-ons that you need to have has gotten HUUUGE.

However, the Nintendo Switch is very different. This is a console that actually does represent an improvement over previous generations of gaming consoles. People can do things with this console that they could not do previously, and that will make all the difference in their gaming adventures.

Using the New Nintendo Console

Lots of people are really excited about the Nintendo Switch. This is a gaming console that has managed to address a lot of long-standing problems that people have had with their gaming consoles for some time at this point. There is a mode at which everything becomes perfectly portable, which is going to make things so much easier for everyone involved. The fans of Zelda will really love this new gaming console.

People who want to save their games have often been at a slight disadvantage. They will have to finish playing a game when they don’t want to in many cases. People who want to continue playing a game on a separate mobile device won’t usually be able to make the transfer. Anyone who starts playing a game on a stationary gaming console will have to save the game to that console or they will have to stop playing and lose the game altogether. With previous consoles, people would not be able to take that same game and more or less transfer it to a mobile device.

With the Nintendo Switch, something similar to this is actually a possibility. For one thing, people will be able to use a specific controller that will generally make playing the game much more efficient. This controller is capable of existing independently from the original console, which is the most important advance. This means that the controller can more or less operate as a mobile device in its own right. People can save a game to this controller and then take it with them physically. From there, they can enjoy their saved game in many different locations.

Zelda on the New Nintendo Console

People have now been playing as Link in Zelda for generations. This is a game that has a great deal of enduring popularity by this point. The fact that this game has managed to survive through so many different technological iterations really demonstrates that by this point, it isn’t going anywhere. People will truly be able to get ahead by this point in time. Many people have honed their skills with this game over the course of decades, and that is going to give them the chance to get ahead on the new Nintendo console.

People can once again play as Link on the new Nintendo console. They can save the kingdom once again. Of course, Link will be spending less time rescuing damsels in distress in the new iteration of this game, which has been made with much more attention to feminism. Many fans will be pleased with this new development, especially because they can do new things as they pretend to be different characters from this extremely popular game.

The fact that people can save their games to their controllers and that they can play the saved game anywhere means that people can extend the lifespan of a particular game. They no longer have to face the same time constraints with a game like this one. It is now going to be possible for people to play a single game in a lot of different locations over the course of days or weeks if that is what they want.

For the people who have been playing a lot of great games in this category for decades, there is something very exciting about this new development. They will finally have the opportunity to really stretch themselves and their capabilities. There are lots of choices for games out there, but people often return to the classics, even on a brand new and different gaming console.

Why Super Mario is Here to Stay

 

The new Super Mario game, Super Mario Run, recently released by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices, is already a smash hit. Cashing in on over three decades of Mario games and massive popularity, the new Mario game was bound to be a success. The game features the classic side-scrolling level design everyone knows and loves, but this isn’t the best part of the game. Instead, the best part of Super Mario Run is the new Toad Rally mode. Toad Rally is what will make Super Mario Run a lasting success.

What’s so great about the Toad Rally mode is that it provides a social aspect to what would otherwise be a single-player game. By letting you actually compete against other people, Nintendo is providing players with a sense of community. While Nintendo does provide a high scores system that you can use to compete with your friends, high scores can’t replace face-to-face competition. Granted the competition in Toad Rally is not in real time, but the unmistakably fun feeling of racing against another player is still there.

Seeing the ghost of the player you’re competing against running alongside you pushes you to do better and is an immense amount of fun. Additionally, putting Toads on the line with each race only adds to the excitement and will help to keep players hooked. Each run in Toad Rally is an exciting new challenge because each run is against a different player. Even after players complete the main levels, they will keep coming back to play Toad Rally and compete against other people. Toad Rally is going to be a large reason for why many people continue to play Super Mario Run as time goes on.

The inclusion of this game mode was a brilliant move by Nintendo. Without it, Super Mario Run would certainly retain fewer players and suffer as a result. Nintendo is looking to ensure the longevity of Super Mario Run; they want players to keep coming back. Not only would a successful Mario game be good for their bottom line, it would also be good for their image as a company.

Another successful Mario game will only strengthen Nintendo’s reputation among gamers. Toad Rally was the right way for Nintendo to make sure that their new Super Mario game succeed. Super Mario Run is going to be around for a long time because of this new game mode, and Nintendo is sure to benefit as a result.