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Nintendo Switch’s best feature? Letting me play all the games that came before it

Nintendo Switch's best feature?  Letting me play all the games that came before it

The Nintendo Switch is the Swiss army knife of game consoles. It’s a portable handheld, as well as a home box. It caters to kid-friendly platformers and heart-pounding shoot ’em ups as well as turn-based strategy games.

For me, one of the Nintendo Switch’s greatest triumphs was introducing me to all the games that came before it. I was not born for the classic era of Nintendo. The original Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, and all the other iconic games that Nintendo superfans talk about to this day always felt old to me. I can understand that they have a place in the history of the game, but I’ve never played them with my own hands.