There have been some strange uses for Switch Joy-Cons over the past six years of the console's existence. We've strapped them to our legs to kick footballs in Nintendo Switch Sports, held them vertically to milk virtual cows in 1-2 Switch and let's not forget the discovery that they can be used as a stand-in Wii remote sensor. But no game has come up with quite as weird a use for them as the recently released Give me toilet paper!
Instead of waving the remote around or holding it at a funny angle, this new title from publisher Takahiro Miyazawa requires you to pop a Joy-Con inside of a roll of toilet paper and roll it around to control the movements of a virtual toilet tissue on screen.
Give me toilet paper! will have you navigating a series of trap doors, lasers and baddie toilet rolls (yes, you read that right, these ones have got nasty red spikes on them — ouch) to help deliver the much-needed package to a man, well, in need.
If it sounds weird, that's because it is. You can check out a little more info about the game and some screenshots from its eShop page below:
This is an action game in which you prepare toilet paper with a Joy-Con™ in it and roll it around on a board.
There is a toilet paper in the game that is linked to your toilet paper.
If you roll your toilet paper left and right, the toilet paper in the game will also roll left and right.
"Oh my God! There's no toilet paper!" Let's help a man in big trouble!
You are the ordinary toilet paper in every house, but you can roll at will.
And now there is a man in need of toilet paper!
You start from the ceiling of the toilet and go your way to the man.
But all sorts of traps await you along the way!
Help the man by avoiding or taking advantage of them.
The visuals look pretty rudimentary, we'll admit, but this is a game where you drop a toilet roll through a dangerous maze so there is no use going in expecting Breath of the Wild now, is there?
Give me toilet paper! is now available to download from the Switch eShop for the cheap price of £3.60 / 4,00€ / $5.00. Is this GOTY material? Probably not. But it's a small price to pay for an evening of weird entertainment, we guess.
Will you be popping your Joy-Con in a toilet roll soon? Let us know in the comments.
This is exactly the reason why I upgraded to an OLED last year.
You sure this isn't supposed to feature Dr. Crygor from WarioWare, Inc.?
Finally some proper motion controlled innovation! It's been a long wait, but I think this one's ready to make a splash. It really smells ripe for success. It won't be a stain on the Switch's reputation, mark my words, and that's something you party-poopers can log - I don't care how many people try to dump on this idea, this game is no stinker. In fact, I wouldn't mind betting it could get at least as high as Number Two in the eshop charts. Do your duty everyone, go out and buy this, let's start a movement.
Thank you, Nintendo Life, for getting to the bottom of this story.
Actually, this game reminds me of one from a while back, called Diarrhea, which didn't go so well. Apparently it leaked so they had to release it early and was a complete mess.
Because this is the game the Switch deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
Make sure it's a fresh roll or it will completely unravel!
First that toilet racing game, now this huh?😅
@gcunit: I came here with a nervous tummy to read good toilet puns, I was not letdown. Thank you for this, I feel relieved.😊
@Coolmusic Thank you for correcting that typo
Yes. This rules, immediate purchase.
@gcunit You should get writer's credits on the game for this. Perfect.
This is exactly the kind of weird game I love.
Now this is what motion controls are perfect for. Silly fun stuff.
Finally, a guilt-free Switch game we can play on the toilet!
But what if I don't use toilet paper? I'll have to check if the Joy-Con will fit in the tube of the tin foil that I do use
Will the sequel accommodate bidets?
Not to forget, how expensive toilet paper has become 😂
@AG_Awesome no, but tampons.
I unironically think that’s an outstanding use of motion controls, I might pick this up
@Nintendo4Sonic I’m guessing the threequal will have condoms?
@JONOFTHEJONS Please don't flush condoms. Your plumber will cry.
I haven't tried this yet. Does a joy-con wedge inside a standard bog roll to keep it from rattling and rolling around in there, or will we need to pack it in with paper?
@AG_Awesome asking the real questions
Finally a valid reason for Joycon to exist.
My dog always steals my toilet rolls...
@gcunit Thanks to this exposure, I'm sure the game will see excremental sales growth. Folk think I must be 3 sheets to the wind, but I'm paying a visit (to the eshop) and they'll have to ply this game out of my dead hands.
Labo really sold us on the idea that the Switch is capable of so much more than traditional controller input, and Im honestly surprised we don't have more games like this available. A+ for effort, and I legit might be picking this up at some point.
@gcunit As a self-proclaimed pun aficionado, I must say, you are truly gifted.
What happens if you drop a joy con in the toilet? Will they...drift?
Please, someone be our hero and buy it and report back.
This looks quite fun actually.
Amazing, added it to my wish list.
I just realized this might count as the newest and final LABO kit
I’m the most childish guy in existence - this is a must have for me lmao
I think I speak for everyone when I say 'WE DEMAND A REVIEW!'
@Jamessmooth Oh, I'm buying it. 100%.
Worthy of the "Official Nintendo Seal of Quality"
Funny...but not. Even more shovelware...
@ralphdibny and be completely gross, if you don't...
Very unique game.
I prefer choose this game than AAA games.
Well, seeing as I manufacture toilet paper, this game is a must-buy! I’m flushed with excitement
Why did you have to bring up Zelda: BotW when a joke with Zelda: TP was sitting right there
Guess I'm going to have to find a really big roll to put my Lite in to play.
Would've been perfect for the role/roll section of the latest Direct!
Jokes aside, this is brilliant and even though I'm still not sure I'll get it I'm so glad it exists!
There are a ton of original games out there, but this looks like it's going to take it's rightful place on the throne.
@gcunit you sir are a legend 👑🤣
@gcunit I love that it seems like you must have spent hours working on that post, yet it's only #4. Nice work!
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