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Nintendo Switch's Labo Is Already Being Used For Some Cool Stuff

The new Switch game offers a great deal of potential for crazy creations.


Nintendo Labo hasn't been available for long, and yet players have already come up with some impressive uses for the hardware (cardboardware?). We've seen music covers, simple games, and all manner of things that aren't listed in the Switch game's official instructions.

Take, for instance, the video below, shared on Twitter by user geniway. It uses Labo's piano keys and Joy-Con controls to play out a song you might recognize from Splatoon, "Calamari Inkantation." You can see a comparison here.

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Now Playing: Putting The Nintendo Labo To The Test

If you'd prefer something more likely to get stuck in your head and never leave, there's this rendition of Smash Mouth's "All-Star," which was shared on YouTube by user Akfamilyhome. Given the song's reputation, this could perhaps constitute some sort of crime; in the video's description, Akfamilyhome writes, "I'm sorry."

Beyond the specific songs that players have been able to play with Labo, there are some much different ways it's been leveraged. Some of these are still musical, as we see with this makeshift bongo controller that's somewhat reminiscent of Nintendo's own Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat.

On the other hand, we have this basic game, which tracks the number of times that an object is thrown into a hat. Rudimentary, but it's still fun to see what people can come up with.

Labo released for Switch last week in two packages: the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. While those each have their own official uses, the long-term appeal of Labo lies in what people can come up with--we're sure to see more in the days and weeks to come, as we have with games like Minecraft. Be sure to let us know your favorite creations in the comments below. Hopefully your cats are taking it okay.

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