My favourite half concerning the Nintendo Swap OLED reveal wasn’t essentially its flashier display, improved kickstand, or ethernet port (facet observe: I by no means observed the unique Swap dock lacked an ethernet port till that video). It was watching a brand new, extremely produced montage of cheerful actors having fun with their Swap in varied locales. These delightfully goofy clips are, in fact, meant to point out off the Swap’s portability. Whether or not it is at your pal’s home our throughout the mouth of an energetic volcano, you may – and may – take Mario and mates in all places you go.
I all the time chuckle at these scenes, typically pondering to myself “who truly performs their Swap in such a spot?” However then I began questioning: after proudly owning a Swap since 2017, enjoying undocked not less than half the time, and touring with it fairly a bit through the years, what number of of those precise eventualities have truly occurred? Am I actually getting probably the most out of the Swap’s most interesting function? To search out out, I combed via a number of Swap commercials to get a tally of whether or not or not I’ve carried out the issues that Nintendo clearly expects the typical Swap proprietor to do regularly.