Followers of old-school shmups have lengthy been conscious that the Swap is likely one of the greatest techniques to personal proper now, not simply because it is house to many high-quality blasters, however as a result of it may be performed in ‘TATE’ mode utilizing the unbelievable Flip Grip accent.
This seemingly easy piece of plastic permits you to set your Swap in TATE mode and bolt your Pleasure-Con to its sides, and actually does help you take pleasure in and admire vertically-oriented shmups to their fullest.
These of you who’re already personal the Flip Grip and want to improve to the Swap OLED this week could be assuming that, like so many different Swap equipment, it really works completely with the brand new mannequin. Sadly, we’ve got to report that this is not the case.
Whereas the Swap OLED is very related in measurement to the unique Swap, it is ever-so-slightly taller, which implies that it can’t be slid comfortably into the Flip Grip. It feels as if a little drive would possibly make it slide in, however we would think about it is going to end in some fairly critical beauty harm to the Swap OLED’s casing – and we would quite not danger placing that concept to the take a look at if that is all the identical to you. Our Swap OLED overview unit remains to be so shiny!
Fortunately, Flip Grip creator Mike Choi – the identical man who created the superb “New Nintendo Swap DS” – tells us that he anticipated this to be the case, and a revised mannequin is in improvement as we communicate.