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If you have never played The World Ends With You before, the Nintendo Switch version released yesterday is not a bad way to get into it. Final Remix retains the game’s great sense of humour, its fantastic music, and Tetsuya Nomura’s most restrained character designs.

But if you have played it before — say, if you’re a big fan of the original 2007 Nintendo DS version, like me — you will most likely be disappointed by the Switch port.

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Super Mario Party comes out on Friday. It’s the series’ debut on Switch and the first main entry since 2015’s ill-fated Mario Party 10 on Wii U. It has 80 new mini games, one of which even utilises multiple Switches to create a shared, continuous screen.

What it doesn’t have is handheld mode support, the first in a handful of Switch games this season with hyper-specific controller demands that seem to run counter to the spirit of the Switch’s “play anywhere” mantra.