Minecraft is basically on any device you can ever think of, but I have always found the handheld versions lacking in comparison to it’s PC and Console counterparts. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition promises a modern Minecraft experience at home, and on the go, so does it deliver, and is it worth the $29.99 price tag?
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition features the same sized worlds as it’s Xbox One and Playstation 4 counterparts. Being able to take these huge worlds on the go, still work on them is something special, and puts Minecraft into a feeling I always felt it was meant for. The game of course runs in 1080p 60fps in TV mode, and 720p 60fps in handheld mode. I will say it’s clear some draw distance and other small things are lost in handheld mode, but it’s still much better than the Wii U version of the game. It truly delivers on putting Minecraft in the palm of your hands and making it feel truly good, unlike the Wii U and PS Vita versions which fell short.
Even the controls are great in handheld, as I like to mix it up between using the hard buttons for true gameplay, and using touch controls for all the menus and crafting. As it goes back to my point of what Minecraft always felt it should be. This is truly my favorite version of the game, aside from not having too many new features aside from touch controls, or the Mario skin pack. The Super Mario skin pack, and world is actually probably my favorite one of these DLC skin packs they ever made for Minecraft. Primarily just the world they managed to build, feeling like a classic 2D Mario game with these blocky 3D textures. Along with the Super Mario 64 soundtrack it’s just so great. This is where the price comes into play, as they include the Mario skin pack with several others. Price wise it’s a deal, but I would have preferred an option to buy just the vanilla game $19.99, but regardless the game is still worth it to take with you.
There is also a verses multiplayer in the game, along with the creative, survival, and adventure mode. Versus mode is basically online Minecraft Hunger Games style deathmatch, and it’s a lot of fun. Survival is classic building, surviving the nights and building some more. Creative makes you a Minecraft god allowing you to build whatever you desire. Adventure mode is recently new, allowing for you to stop other players from destroying your worlds. So you can create worlds with their own stories and quest for you and friends to go on, or making your own multiplayer maps.
There is not to much new to truly talk about that’s new, as it is still Minecraft, but I believe I have done the best of ability to explain what it’s like on the Switch. It’s a true Minecraft experience on the go, or just Minecraft on your Nintendo machine. and it’s great. My favorite version of Minecraft yet, and if you like Minecraft this is the version for you. I give Minecraft on Nintendo Switch a 9 out of 10.