Review: 30-in-1 Game Collection: Volume 1 (Nintendo Switch)

In this abundance of pick-up-and-play games, you can play solo, or get the party started, as over half of the games have support for up to four players.

Pros:

  • Nice hand-drawn cartoon style graphics.
  • 1.3GB Download size.
  • Handheld/TV support.
  • Each game has a help/tutorial section.
  • Earn EXP in games to rank up and unlock more games.
  • Classic games make their appearance from games like memory, Snake to Zuma, Ice hockey and many more. I say the proper names but they are in fact their own version of these games.
  • 1-4 local player support depending on the game.
  • Pick up and play.
  • Each game has very simple controls.
  • A true champion for the portable two player game sessions.
  • Great time waster.
  • Perfect for families or kids on a car journey.
  • Loads of replay value.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Lacks leaderboards of any kind.
  • Some games are not worth bothering with or are so simple it is pointless.
  • Annoying how long it takes to unlock games.
  • Hockey, in particular, has a horrible Joycon control issue where you cannot invert axis and the whole control thing is thrown off.

The Numbers:
  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Whilst you may get 30 games, What you don’t realize is you only get a handful at first and then must play them over and over in order to unlock more games, Especially annoying if there is one game in particular you want. Yes, it plays well enough and really does hammer home how the whole portable two player thing is a good idea, It just falls down with how many games are just not fun to play for long periods. The game is perfect for a long car journey with kids or if you fancy a quick throwaway experience. All in all its an alright package but let down by a slow unlocking process and control issues on some games.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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