Nintendo Summer of Play event
I was able to attend the Nintendo Summer of play tour. It was a chance to preview and play some new games as well as some already released games.
When I entered the event they gave me a post card where I had to get 8 stamps by playing 8 different games, then I could win a prize.
The first thing I did when I entered was play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, which is basically Mario Kart 8 with all the DLC. I ended up getting in second place as Isabelle! They had us play on Grand Prix but only had us finish the first race then let the next group of players go.
After that I watched someone play Snipperclips on the Switch as I waited for an available slot. Shortly after I was able to play a bit of Breath of the Wild, but I can play that when I want so I just messed around until I got my stamp.
I wandered over to the 3DS’s next. They actually had some new 2DS XL’s set up! I really liked how they felt. If I didn’t have a New 3DS already, I would definitely buy one.
They had a Miitopia demo set up and I was excited to play that. Unfortunately, I was left off in the middle of the demo that someone else played so I wasn’t quite sure what to do. You get to use the Mii’s from your 3DS
Then came the thing I was excited for most, Hey Pikmin! I had never played a Pikmin game before but this one seemed fun being on handheld and all. The most interesting thing I found was the controls. You interact with the pikmin using the stylus. You can move using D-Pad or the A/B/X/Y buttons also acted for movement. I have never played a game with controls like that, and I kept wanting to use the buttons for an action.
They had Pokken DX, which played the same as the first Pokken from what I could tell. There was also Arms and Splatoon 2, which I didn’t get a chance to play. There were a few other games there already released as well such as 1 2 Switch, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Bomberman, Smash for the 3DS and more
After playing the 8 games we got to click a little prize button that generated what prize we won. I ended up getting Splatoon themed sunglasses. I also checked in on My Nintendo to get a free water bottle