Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage mode lets players create their own special ways to play

Nintendo has released a video series for Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage mode. Available with all Nintendo Labo Kits, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage allows layers to create their own special ways.

Toy-Con Garage “introduces the basic principles of technology in a fun and accessible way.” Nintendo Labo users can use the Labo Kits, everyday objects and the Nintendo Switch to experiment, combine inputs and design new experiences. 

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage

In Episode One, above, players will learn all about the Toy-Con Garage’s nodes. These are special input and output selections which let players find new ways to play. 

Inputs include button presses and motion control, while outputs can be vibrations, sounds or blinking lights. 

The example given in Episode One is;

An input node could be gently shaking the Joy-Con controller, a middle node could be a certain number of times shaken, and an output node could trigger a sound effect or a blinking light when the two previous actions occur

Toy-Con Garage is about finding new ways to play and experimenting with the Nintendo Labo tech.

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When using Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Garage, players are encouraged to design and create their own toys. They’re also able to edit and change existing ones. 

In Episode Two, players are shown how to transform the RC Car into a Tank.

Players are also given a demonstration on how to combine elements. For example, players can control the RC Car with the Labo fishing rod or use the Motorbike as a musical instrument. 

Better still, Episode Three of the Toy-Con Garage series, shows players how to turn the Nintendo Switch into a rubber-band guitar.

Designed to help players express creativity and embrace play, Nintendo Labo “provide the tools and technology to make fun DIY creations, play games with your creations, and discover how Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.”

Nintendo Labo launches in Australia on April 20. The Variety Kit and the Robot Kit will be available at launch for $99.95 AUD and $119.95 AUD respectively.

“Both kits include everything you need to assemble your Toy-Con creations, including the building materials and relevant Nintendo Switch software.”

A Nintendo Switch is required to use Nintendo Labo. 

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