Flip Grip Mini Review

December 6, 2018

'Tis the season for all of the random Nintendo Switch related Kickstarter projects I backed throughout the year to show up in advance of the holidays.

The Flip Grip is a simple, but extremely well designed piece of plastic that allows you to play Switch in vertical mode. Didn't know that vertical mode was a thing? A small subset of often retro games support it. To try out the grip I picked up Arcade Archives: Donkey Kong, Namco Museum, and Pinball FX3. All told, I spent much more on games than the $12 that the grip costs.

Overall, it works extremely well for the games that support vertical mode. It isn't something that I'll use that often, but I love having yet another configuration of this versatile device. Fingers crossed that a version of Ms. Pac-Man that supports vertical mode is released at some point.