If you build it…
You can find some decent Nintendo Switch game deals floating around right now, but it’s rare to find big discounts on first-party Nintendo games. Right now, Amazon and Best Buy have all of the Nintendo Labo kits on sale for nearly half off at just $39.99. That’s a great deal on unique games you won’t find on any other platform.
Nintendo Labo are quite unlike other Switch games. The main components of a Labo kit are intricate cardboard “Toy Cons” you assemble using interactive instructions in the accompanying Switch game. Once you’ve constructed the physical Labo creations, you can use them to interact with the Switch game in a number of creative ways.
Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit for $39.99
The consensus seems to be that the Labo Vehicle Kit is the best of the three Nintendo has released to date. It comes with everything you need to construct control mechanisms for a car, submarine, and airplane, which you can use to steer the vehicles in the accompanying video game. You can do racing mini-games for each of the vehicles, but it also lets you explore a large, colorful open-world island that’s filled with interesting things to find and do. If you only get one Labo, this is probably the one to get.
Nintendo Labo Variety Kit for $39.99
For more variety in both the Toy-Con creations and mini-games, you might want to give the Variety Kit a try. It comes with everything you need to construct two RC cars, a fishing rod, motorbike, house, and a surprisingly intricate piano that actually works. Each Toy-Con has its own digital mini-games you can play once you’ve put the item together.
Nintendo Labo Robot Kit for $39.99
Instead of a number of smaller Labo constructions, the Robot Kit comes with one big Toy-Con lets you become a giant cardboard robot. Once you assemble this kit and strap into it, the Switch game lets you stomp like Godzilla through a digital city, wrecking everything in sight. It also comes with a number of other mini-games offering more challenge.