By: Rebeka Lashley and Tyler Halbeib
In the Nintendo Switch Classics, players can revisit classic games like Super Mario and Legend of Zelda.
First, there is the standard bearer: Super Mario. This game is a two player game: player one is Mario and player two is Luigi. Every time a person dies, the other plays. The game goes as follows: beat worlds by playing each level and defeating Bowser, and then save the princess. With eight worlds in total, the game can run anywhere from 5 minutes to 25 minutes. I enjoyed almost everything about this game. It has great art and music that is sure to become iconic. The only thing I dislike about the game is that it feels a little underdeveloped. This problem, which is fixed in the later games, is enough to take off one point, leaving a final rating of 9/10 .
Next is Super Mario 3. This game is just like the classic version, but the game has more colors, a few more power ups, and is very competitive. The game follows the same rules as Super Mario with lives, but every time a person finishes a level, the other player comes in to complete the next one. So it's like player one does the odd and player two does the even. Players can also use their turns to battle the other player for their power ups and for extra points. This game is a challenge with one player pitted against another. If the players decide to play together, instead of battling each other, the game takes less time. In conclusion, this is a game to get into: 8/10.
Yoshi is a fun mini-game style game where one or two people attempt to stack different tiles of enemies or items to keep from filling the screen. This game may sound familiar, as it was Nintendo's attempt to mimic the popular game Tetris. However, in this variation the game is based around Mario characters and features Yoshi. A new twist added to this iteration is that Yoshi egg pieces randomly drop down, and combining an egg top and bottom will result in a successful baby Yoshi hatch that clears the board. I like the addition of the randomly generated Yoshi egg pieces that combine for extra points. I don’t like that there aren’t a whole lot of additions; the new look is nice but isn’t necessary. One of the things that made Tetris great was the simple textures and fun game, but Yoshi doesn’t add enough to be a great game. I would give this game a 7/10 simply because it's mostly just a retextured Tetris with a few simple additions.
The last game is Legend of Zelda. This game has many spin offs, since it is the original. In the Legend of Zelda game, Link has to find Zelda and explore dungeons, discovering secrets and using weapons to get through levels. This classic game is a game to get into, with all the bosses and dungeons along the way, the secrets the player can find, and the hours of work and fun that was put into this game. However, it is very time consuming with buying bombs and repeating a lot of the boss fights. I would give the game a 6/10 because, though the game is long, with the traveling back and forth buying of items, the game does keep the player occupied.
Nintendo Switch and its recent release of classics caters to 90s nostalgia, but is good fun for all ages.