The Absolute Best Gift Ideas for Switch Gamers
It’s tough to get in a celebratory mood this year for the Holidays — we get it. What with COVID-19, political turmoil, Cyberpunk 2077 being delayed over and over, you name it; this year has just kicked us in the proverbial junk too many times. But you know what? There’s reason to be optimistic, because we at COGconnected have slaved away all year, like a bunch of hung-over, mask-wearing Christmas elves, to put together the absolute best, most awesome Switch game gift ideas for you or that special someone this year. So wipe those tears and put on a smile, because these gifts will brighten your 2020 … and maybe even the New Year.
Getting in shape was never so much fun. In Ring Fit Adventure, you play an actual, full RPG that has you explore a fantastical adventure world to defeat a bodybuilding dragon and his minions using real-life exercises. Run through the world by jogging in place using the Leg Strap, attack enemies with the included Ring-Con accessory, and refill your health meter by striking yoga poses. That’s not all either — you also get additional mini games, training tips and the ability to just do your own, personalized workout sets. It even has difficulty settings to make it ideal for beginners as well as veteran trainers. This isn’t just a game, it’s a game changer that will literally give you (or that special someone) a whole new lease on life.
This amazing little accessory took Kickstarter by storm when it debuted back in 2019, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a pocket sized Switch dock that lets you connect to a TV and charge your Switch, all in a package that’s 10X smaller than the full Switch dock. Plus, for the very reasonable price of $74.99, the Genki Covert Dock comes with premium components that will deliver quality and reliability for years to come. Use it as an extra dock in your home, or take it with you when you travel to get the full Switch experience on the go — any way you look at it, this is one gift you or that person on your list will love.
One of the few bright spots this past year has been the ability to get away from it all and live in your own deserted island paradise with Animal Crossing. Now comes an officially-licensed Animal Crossing-themed wireless controller that lets you explore your island home in style. Decked out with super-cute seafoam green and brown colors as well as a delightfully laid-back KK Slider theme, this PowerA controller has all the motion controls, advanced gaming buttons, and standard ergonomic layout you’d expect from the best controllers. Plus, at $38.99, it’s one cool gift that definitely won’t break the bank.
This is one cool toy, especially for any Pokémon fans in your life. The Poké Ball Plus lights up, vibrates, and plays sounds based on what you do in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee. Also, If a friend has a Poké Ball Plus of their own, they can help you catch and battle alongside you to make it a 2 player adventure! When you take your favorite Pokémon out with you in the Poké Ball Plus accessory, you can also gently shake it to hear the Pokémon inside. Maybe best of all, when you connect Poké Ball Plus to the Pokémon GO app, it will light up and vibrate when you’re near a Pokémon or Poké Stop. With so many cool features and uses that enhance the Pokémon experience, the Poké Ball Plus will be a huge hit this year.
Ready, set-up, go! With Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, you can turn your own home into a race track, just like the video game version you love. Drive a kart in the real world using familiar Mario Kart controls and see the action from your kart’s on-board camera displayed on your Nintendo Switch or TV screen. Watch as your home is transformed into ocean depths, a sandy desert and more from the world of Mario Kart. Maybe the coolest thing is that things that happen in-game will even affect how your kart moves in real life. For example, if you use a Mushroom, your kart will get a small burst of speed, but you’ll come to a stop if you’re hit by another racer’s Red Shell. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will be a hit with the entire family, and the endless combinations of tracks you can set up in your home will make for unlimited replay value.
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