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Astro Bears Party: Fun Snake-like game

As you may know from my last post, my husband Juan and I revived our Youtube channel and are posting a video every week. Our main focus for the channel is to cover games we can play cooperatively, either through local or online co-op. One game we got a few months ago through a Nintendo eShop sale was Astro Bears Party.

Astro Bears Party is a competitive party game. The goal is to run around the planet and avoid each other’s lines/ribbons. You have a jetpack that can be useful for jumping and hovering. If you’ve played Snake on your phone before smartphones, existed, this game definitely had some inspiration from it.

This game is perfect for short gaming sessions as each game stage is over relatively quickly, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. It’s an entertaining way to kill the time, and the fact that you can play either individually or with up to 3 more players is a great feature to have.

Check out our video where Juan and I go head to head in this game!

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Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield

The Nintendo Switch turned one year old yesterday, and it’s one of Nintendo’s most popular platforms. It has tripled in sales compared to their last console, the Nintendo Wii U.

We’ve had the Switch since it came out, and it’s one of the best purchases we’ve made. Their selection of games have a great variety of video game genres. If you’re in the market for a Switch, I recommend The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Those titles are a given and you’ll see them recommended everywhere. For “lesser” known titles, I recommend Dragon Quest Builders (think Minecraft with a story) and Ittle Dew 2+ (inspired by classic The Legend of Zelda titles).

Back in November, I was browsing for Nintendo Switch accessories. I found the Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield by PDP. I loved how it looked, but it was sold out everywhere. We visited New York City in December and went to a few GameStop/ThinkGeek stores and none of them had it in stock. After a month or so, it was back in stock on Amazon so I immediately bought it.

This light up dock shield goes on top of your Nintendo Switch dock shield and connects via USB. It includes two acrylic framing panels: one for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (pictured above) and one for Super Mario Odyssey. You have 17 different colors and/or light up effects to choose from, including a Flash Mode, Strobe Mode, Fade Mode, and Smooth Mode.

If you want a nice-looking accessory for your Nintendo Switch, I definitely recommend the Nintendo Switch Light Up Dock Shield. I would love for PDP to release more acrylic framing panels for it as more games come out. I’m looking forward to it, that way we can swap them out every now and then.

Question Time:

Do you have a Nintendo Switch? Do you have any accessories for it? What’s your favorite?


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