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The Labo-ratory: VGC OFFICIAL Labo Thread (Vehicle Kit out now)

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Hmm, it's coming at the same time as the payed online. Does that mean this would fall under a push for online games?



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Stefan.De.Machtige said:
Hmm, it's coming at the same time as the payed online. Does that mean this would fall under a push for online games?

i dont think so. i mean there's no multiplayer componant to this game what so ever, and pushing online game for something aiming for young kids is not a good PR...



Marach said:
Stefan.De.Machtige said:
Hmm, it's coming at the same time as the payed online. Does that mean this would fall under a push for online games?

i dont think so. i mean there's no multiplayer componant to this game what so ever, and pushing online game for something aiming for young kids is not a good PR...

EA would probably do it though, so no it's not.



Some days I just blow up.

Now this kit I might actually buy



Anyone else getting Wuhu Island vibes from the Vehicle Pack game?

Shaqazooloo0 said:

Might actually buy the new kit... make it compatible with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

That was one of my first thoughts, make the steering wheel and gas pedal work with MK8 from day 1.

Green098 said:

Tbh I just hope there is a chance this one could work without the actual cardboard so could play this in handheld mode as it doesn't seem as necessary as the other kits in order to function.

Yeah I think a fair few people might pick up a version of this with conventional controls, though Nintendo may worry that such a version might undermine Labo's core concept. Maybe they'll patch it to allow such an option later.

Marach said: 

i mean there's no multiplayer componant

Not online, but technically it does have local multiplayer, the trailer shows the father and son playing with one driving and the other shooting. You can also see two vehicles fighting each other briefly.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 28 July 2018

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Several sites have gone hands-on with the Vehicle Kit, and posted impressions

- More of a "full fledged video game" than the Variety and Robot Kits.

- Set in an open world with 10 themed "zones" each with 8 or so challenges/quests.

- Quests include things like reuniting a Loch Ness Monster with its baby, or flying over a skyscraper as the plane then transforming into the car and landing on the roof. 

- One author found it reminiscent of Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Wii Sports Resort, and Pilot Wings.

- There's multiplayer Battle Mode and Race Mode

- There's a spraypaint can Toycon that you can use to paint your vehicle using gyro/IR.

https://kotaku.com/nintendo-s-next-labo-kit-is-more-of-an-open-world-game-1828504829?IR=T

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/ok-fine-maybe-nintendos-on-to-something-with-the-nintendo-labo-vehicle-kit/

https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendos-new-labo-vehicle-kit-was-more-fun-than-i-expected/

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/8/21/17764422/nintendo-switch-labo-vehicle-kit-hands-on

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/8/21/17764792/nintendo-labo-vehicle-kit-features-modes-preview

Gamexplain also has a video on it:

In addition, Nintendo has reported that Labo shipped 1.39 million between launch and the end of June: https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/nintendo-labo-sales-1202890923/

Last edited by curl-6 - on 23 August 2018

This looks like it could be way more interesting and fun than the other two kits.
The main feeling is that you can come back to it after a while and enjoy playing again.
The other kits were quickly kind of repetitive IMO



Confirmed: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will support the LABO steering wheel + gas pedal from the Vehicle Kit

 

Also, a particularly cool new LABO creation from a fan; a Polstergust 5000 Toycon that allows you to play a sort of AR-ish Luigi's Mansion minigame

Last edited by curl-6 - on 24 August 2018

Overview trailer for the Vehicle Kit, showing off more of the different environments and modes. Looks like the game packs in a lot of content and variety, solving the longevity issues the Variety and Robot Kits had.

I feel like this is the Kit LABO should have launched with.

Also, an important detail; thanks to custom controls, you can play without the cardboard accessories if you want.

 

And yet another Luigi's Mansion themed LABO creation that takes things even further into a full blown AR game, creating a custom flashlight that when pointed at ghost markers in a dark room, projects the shape of a ghost which you then have to hoover up just like in LM!

Last edited by curl-6 - on 30 August 2018