Nintendo surprise-launches free Switch skipping exercise game Jump Rope Challenge

Hop on that.

Nintendo has surprise-launched a new free Switch game on the eShop.

Jump Rope Challenge is a skipping exercise game created by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan during the coronavirus lockdown.

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You use a pair of Joy-Con controllers as if they were a skipping rope to virtually jump rope. Two people can play together for the high score, with each person holding one Joy-Con. The characters are hopping bunnies, and it's all rather simple - the menus are basic and there is no tutorial to skip through. As Nintendo puts you, it's quick and easy to learn the ropes. Heh.

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Oh, and if you're worried about making too much of a racket while you're playing, you can bend your knees or move your arms to play without creating any noise.

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It's all very nice, really. Jump Rope Challenge is out now for free on the Nintendo eShop as a limited-time release until the end of September 2020.

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