Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition for Nintendo Switch

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

May 11, 2017
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Developer: 4J Studios
Content Rating: Everyone10+


The critically acclaimed Minecraft comes to the Nintendo Switch system. Create your very own game world to explore, build and conquer. When night falls the monsters appear, so ensure you've made yourself a shelter before they arrive. Make it through the night and the world is only limited by your imagination you choose what you want to make or what to do.

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Jan 10, 2022

Possibly the most classic game of all time. Reviewing this is difficult as anything I say may seem like I am belittling it. This game has had millions of collective hours spent loving it, sending characters to save the world, or just build cool things. You are in control of a massive world, to do with what you want.

I don't have a single complaint about this game. The graphics, while blocky ( since that's the point! ) ,are vastly realistic, the gameplay mechanics are beautifully crafted, with every movement or action carefully crafted to the players benefit and enjoyment, and the story is whatever you want it to be.

Mojang couldn't have done a better job in my opinion. While you probably have Minecraft on some gaming device, I would recommend adding it to your Nintendo Switch game arsenal.

Feb 11, 2021

This review is on the bedrock edition of the game. Minecraft, it’s great as always, runs smooth, and is a blast to play- is what I would say for the original edition of this game, sadly the “Bedrock Edition” is the complete opposite, the menus and interface are cluttered and hard to navigate, and half the game is just micro transactions, while almost all of it is cosmetic, it is extremely in your face, and you can’t even change your own avatar without it taking you to the store. The game itself doesn’t even run that well, it’s serviceable now, but at launch, the game would literally crash every 10 minutes, and the game still crashes fairly frequently. I’ve confirmed this isn’t just my system either. Under all the garbage their still is Minecraft under there, but it’s no where near the one we know and love, and I’m surprised most people just tolerates it. Overall this game is probably still worth picking up if you like, or think you would like Minecraft. The game still can be fun too, but the directions it’s been taking is disappointing to say the least. Edit: A recent patch has improved the performance significantly, and whoever worked on it needs a raise lol. While this game is still no where near as good as it needs to be, this is definitely a step in the right direction. This patch alone will raise the rating from a 5:90 to a solid 6.10

Mar 2, 2021
i really enjoyed playing this when i got it for christmas of 2019. I would always play the survival mode. the only thing i wish it had was the hardcore mode, because i have played so much on hard that i want a real challenge. and i also really love the online mode too i just wish you didn't have to have a microsoft account to play minecraft online and to earn achievements. so, besides tat really great game very excited for the new cave update!
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16 Reviews
Alanah PearceJun 07, 2017
The Nintendo Switch version provides an authentic Minecraft experience that is hugely benefitted by the ability to play it anywhere with physical controls. The one drawback is the lack of voice chat, which makes online multiplayer less fun than on other platforms, so it’s best enjoyed in the same room as your friends.
Mitch VogelMay 12, 2017
All told, this is yet another excellent port of Minecraft, nothing more and nothing less. With that being said, we would strongly recommend that you pick up this version, as the versatile setup of the Switch allows this to be the most easily accessible and playable Minecraft to date.
Alex SeedhouseSep 27, 2017
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition presents yet another chance to discover gaming’s greatest blank canvas, and, with the freedom to play both at home and on the go, it easily ranks as the best portable version that money can buy.