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Nintendo Labo Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @gweronimo.


Nintendo Labo is another game themed around physical folding, colouring and cutting. Here, though, you get a cardboard pack with the game that folds up to make objects into which you slot the screen and controllers. Whether it’s cardboard steering wheels, fishing rods, robot suits or pianos, each item is then put to good use in specific interactive games.

You can buy Labo in different sets that focus on different sorts of building and interaction:
  • Labo Variety Kit includes the remote-controlled "car", fishing rod game, a toy piano, a motorbike compatible with Mario Kart, an interactive house.
  • Labo Robot Kit includes a wearable robot suit used to play different Robot, VS, Challenge, Robo-Studio, and the Hangar games.
  • Labo Vehicle Kit includes parts to make three steering consoles, one for a car, one for a plane, and one for a submarine. These are used to control cars, planes, and submarines in games.
  • Labo VR Kit includes cardboard goggles that allow players to view stereoscopic 3D images using the Switch console, similar to Google Cardboard.
  • Labo Sticker kit provides stickers to customise your creations.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 27/04/2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Genres: Action, Creative, Physically Active and Puzzle

Developer: @Nintendo


Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 13 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game. Duration depends which of the kits you are using and how long you take to build and customise each item.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. This game supports Nintendo's amiibo, figurines and cards that can be purchased separately to unlock in-game items. It is also purchased in a series of packs that only grant access to specific themed experiences.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

The rating varies depending on the Labo kit you are playing. For example, the Labo Robot Kit is rated PEGI 7+ and ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


We haven’t recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Nintendo Labo Accessibilty Review details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features

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