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Switching It up! | Salinas Monterey Hollister Game Truck Blog


It took some time, but we’ve finally added a Nintendo Switch to our lineup of video game consoles!

The Nintendo Switch is more like a portable game system but is quite powerful and the graphics don’t look like they’re coming from such a small system.

The graphics chip is from Tegra, in conjunction with industry leader Nvidia. The result is amazing graphics similar to what you would see in a PC made for gaming.

Salinas, Monterey, Holliister, Santa Cruz game truck, EZPZ
Gray “Joy-Cons” (controllers) for the Nintendo Switch

A new twist are the Switch’s controllers, called “joy-cons”. The joy-con is actually 2 controllers, one held in each hand. There is also a more “traditional” controller similar to the ones used on Xbox and PlayStation platforms. The joy-cons take a little bit of getting used to, but we’ve had terrific feedback so far.

We’ve started out with 3 games for the Switch:

  • Super Mario Odyssey: Mario, once again, has to save Princess Peach from the clutches of the evil Bowser, this time with the help of his new friend, Cappy. Mario and Cappy have to traverse kingdoms and obstacles to get to the princess. This is a 1- or 2-player game and is fine for all ages.
  • Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Much like the game that our young customers have been enjoying on the Wii U, this game is a great racing game and is ideal for anyone who is new to gaming.
  • Splatoon 2: One of the few FPS (First Person Shooter) games rated E for Everyone, Splatoon 2’s protagonist shoots ink instead of bullets or lasers. We usually don’t stock games that are only for a single player, but kids have a great time with this game!

We’ll be adding more Switch games in the near future (Cyber Monday, here we come!), and of course we still have all of our other exciting multiplayer games for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Wii U!

2 Months Away From Grand Opening!


As we head into mid-November here on the Central Coast, most folks are gearing up for the holidays: planning the menu for Thanksgiving, figuring out whose holiday party to go to on which weekend, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s. Needless to say, it’s hectic and downright crazy!

For us here at EZPZ, we’re counting the days. Not shopping days until Christmas…until we open the doors of our Mobile Game Theater for the first time on the Monterey Peninsula! We’ll be having our first event in Marina on January 9th.

Our trailer is just about ready; the nice folks putting it together in North Carolina are dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, making sure each Xbox, PlayStation and Wii (and their controllers, of course) are ready to go for our first party! After Thanksgiving, EZPZ’s team will travel to the Tar Heel State and bring back our awesome video game truck back to California. We’ll be well-accustomed to the best that Interstate Highway 40 has to offer! We’ll be posting our travel exploits on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

You needn’t wait for our Mobile Game Theater to arrive in order to reserve your party in 2016! Our reservation system is LIVE and ready to accept your booking! Visit our booking page now to save the day and time for your birthday party, school fundraiser, team building event, etc. before someone else beats you to it!

If your kid is past the age of jump houses and has been to more parties at Monterey Lanes or Chuck E Cheese than s/he can count, think of EZPZ Video Game Parties in 2016! Looking forward to our first party on January 9th!