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Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit

An exclusive look at Nintendo Labo in 17 images

Something to whet your appetites with a few weeks out from launch.

Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit and Robot Kit will debut Nintendo's new creative game concept that releases on the Switch on April 27 in Europe (Americans get it a week earlier on April 20). As it revolves around user-built cardboard toys, it's another one of those game experiences that seems trickier to explain than traditional video games, but fear not as in this final stretch before launch Gamereactor will be publishing some special coverage for you to learn all about Nintendo Labo and its possibilities.

As an appetiser right before our hands-on impressions and explanatory videos, below you can zoom in on a 17-picture gallery which captures several moments from the morning we spent with this new thing at Nintendo's showroom in Madrid. Read the photo captions for more info on the building process or the little details:

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Die-cut cardboard sheets for you to cut out the parts as you follow the interactive tutorial on the screen.
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Here's what Gamereactor's RC Car looked like, as fashionable as it is capable of finding objects in the dark with its night vision camera.
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Fellow jounalists took the Fishing Rod Toy-Con, we took the House one.
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One of the switches (pun intended) you can plug into the House, which is made with 100% cardboard.
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Behold the Labo Chair, which is sadly not included.
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The shape and spaces between the stickers on these screws are used as sound modules when you plug them to the piano. It all depends on what the IR camera sees inside.
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Several switches and mechanisms can be plugged to either side of the house, changing the mini-game on display.
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The House Toy-Con is not as open-ended as the others, but the feeling when you connect cardboard gizmos to it is great.
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Again, the reflective stickers will eventually enter the right Joy-Con camera's FOV.
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Blue-water waves-fish or brown-bricks-house, each sheet is properly marked for easy assembly.
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The noise and the resistance produced by the Fishing Rod are nothing short of amazing.
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Just in need of a piece of string...
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Bonus: these two extra pictures are from our entertaining play session with the Robot Toy-Con.

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Nintendo Labo: Variety KitScore

Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit

REVIEW. Written by Peter Alexander Holthe

"Despite its shortcomings, we recommend that anyone even slightly interested in the concept check it out, especially those looking for something to play with their young ones."



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