Nintendo Switch Sports urges players to learn from their past mistakes

As Nintendo Switch Sports is set to release, Nintendo has issued a safety warning reminding players to exercise caution when playing this energetic game, which has also inadvertently evoked memories of hilarious Wii crashes. Sports.

Nintendo posted the information on its Japanese Twitter account, showcasing a selection of security-related images for Nintendo Switch Sports. These demonstrate the optimal distance players should keep from the TV, as well as from each other, in order to avoid unnecessary accidents or injuries. Another image shows gamers how to firmly attach the Joy-Con controller to their wrist.

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A rough translation from Google also tells us the content of the text (thanks, Nintendo Life) and reads as follows:

“[For parents] For your safety, please accompany your child when playing Nintendo Switch Sports. Be careful not to bump into children playing with each other or touch the TV’s Joy-Con.

“Also, when playing Nintendo Switch Sports, attach the wrist strap to the Joy-Con and lock it, then tighten the cap so that the wrist strap doesn’t come off your wrist, and tighten it firmly.”

Will Nintendo’s timely recall help at all?

For many, ourselves included, there’s a strange sense of nostalgia that is created by looking at these diagrams released by Nintendo, especially if you played Wii Sports frequently at the time. The immensely popular Wii pack-in title was keen to warn gamers of the risks of shaking that Wii Remote with reckless abandon.

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A unintentionally humorous scheme showed a player uncaring of his surroundings knocking over a vase and another person who was unlucky enough to be standing nearby.

So it’s no surprise that Nintendo wants to keep Nintendo Switch Sports crashes to an absolute minimum. The Nintendo Switch game urges players to be a little more active and on their feet than most, so information on how to protect yourself, others, and your property is welcome.

It’s also not the first time that Nintendo has been cautious about Switch games. Exercise-based games like Fitness Boxing and Ring Fit Adventure come with their own tailored warning information.

Mario Party Superstars also brought back a controversial N64 minigame where players frequently hurt themselves by rubbing their palms on the analog stick. The mini-game in question, Tug O’ War, now features a special warning on Switch which urges players to avoid this method of gameplay to prevent skin irritation and damage to the Joy-Con controller’s analog stick.

Hoping Nintendo Switch Sports players can keep unwanted crashes to a minimum. Either way, we’ll be keeping an eye on social media in the unlikely event that gamers start tossing their Joy-Con controllers into their fancy new TVs. For research purposes only, of course.

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