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The Switch feature you didn’t know about and took 6 years to go viral

Nintendo's worst-kept secret.

The Switch feature you didn’t know about and took 6 years to go viral
Randy Meeks

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Some might say that Nintendo fans are easily satisfied. And you know what? They are absolutely right. But there’s something beautiful, almost cathartic, about cracking a smile because your controller makes little noises. PS5 might have incredible graphics, unique gameplay experiences, and a fantastic interface, but its controller doesn’t make the sound of Mario’s mushroom. Step aside, Sony, you’re obsolete.

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As useless as it is adorable

Six years have passed since the Switch was released, and it’s possible you’ve never tried the trick that went viral this week. Normally, to unlock the console, you’ll use the same button every time because we’re creatures of habit. Almost everyone, the one indicated on the screen. Three taps, and you’re playing. But what if I told you that you’re doing it wrong?

Try pressing other buttons: the trigger, the directional buttons, whatever you like. Switch has different sounds for some of them, and I assure you they go beyond a simple click. From Mario‘s jump to a horn, there are various effects. And it’s absolutely wonderful that only a few have been aware of this for six years.

Well, to be fair, it’s important to clarify that not all buttons produce different sounds. ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘X’, ‘Y’, ‘-‘, ‘+’, ‘L’, and ‘R’ are associated with a simple click, probably aware that very few people will attempt to unlock their Switch using the directional buttons. Say what you want about Nintendo, but they know how to hide their secrets.

Oh, and yes, an extra trick you might have overlooked: you don’t need to press a button three times to unlock the console, and you can disable it in the settings. Yeah, I know: you’re welcome.

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Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks

Editor specializing in pop culture who writes for websites, magazines, books, social networks, scripts, notebooks and napkins if there are no other places to write for you.

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