While the version of Bad North currently available on the Nintendo Switch eshop doesn’t differ from other versions in terms of content, the mixture of controls really does set it apart. You can use both the Joy-cons or the Switch’s touchscreen to interact with your island-based defenders, enabling you to move units and swing the camera at the flick of an analogue stick or the swipe of a finger.
Better ON Switch?
There’s no question that Bad North’s ultimate form resides on Nintendo’s hybrid machine. Being able to play on your TV or from the intimacy of handheld mode helps this game feel like a console game and a mobile experience without compromising one another. The mixture of analogue and touchscreen controls really makes this a joy to play in handheld mode. It comes together to make this Bad North at its absolute best.