The Switch Has A Fun Little Audio Easter Egg
The lock screen of Nintendo's newest device seems to have a little quirk to it.
The release of the Nintendo Switch is finally upon us. While you're probably eager to leap right into your shiny new copy of Breath of the Wild when you first turn it on rather than play around with the system, it turns out the device itself has a couple of fun audio easter eggs. Fans of Nintendo consoles are no strangers to these sorts of little quirks, and while they're not going to make or break anyone's day, it's fun that stuff like this continues to exist.
The Switch itself is a tablet — touch screen and all — and like most tablets it has a lock screen, at least when used in portable mode. It's a simple, straightforward enough lock screen that simply asks you to press any button three times in a row to unlock it, with each press prompting a simple clicking sound from the speakers. However, four of the buttons on the controller cause a different, wackier sound. The left thumbstick, right thumbstick, ZL, and ZR buttons each prompt a unique audio cue. As I said, it's nothing life-changing, but it's a fun thing to have. You can check it out in action in the video above, courtesy of the fine folks at Nintendo Life.
One other little quirk — more a feature this time than a slightly hidden easter egg — involves snapping the joy-cons into place on the sides of the Switch tablet. You'll no doubt remember that echoing click sound that plays with the Switch logo in its trailers. Well, snapping a joy-con in prompts that very same click. It's an oddly satisfying noise, so it's pretty cool that they made use of it in the hardware itself.
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