The Flip Grip for Nintendo Switch looks like a must for arcade enthusiasts and shmup fans


A portable solution for vertical gaming

With more and more Nintendo Switch games supporting vertical display functionality, it's high time someone came out with a Switch accessory built specifically with tate mode in mind. Jeremy Parish, Mike Choi, and the folks at Fangamer have taken a crack at the concept. Enter the Flip Grip.

The design work is all done, vendors are lined up, and logistics are handled. The team just needs to raise funding for manufacturing. On Kickstarter, backers can pledge $12 for a Flip Grip with an estimated ship date of November 2018. The campaign's funding goal is set at a modest $42,500.

As for supported games, it's mostly arcade classics and shmups found on the Switch eShop like Donkey Kong, Punch-Out!!, Galaga, Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, Gunbird, and Ikaruga. The list is still growing.

"We're not out to make a huge profit from this campaign — we simply want to make Flip Grip a reality and get it into as many people's hands as possible," the team wrote. "There's never been a console better suited to putting perfect arcade recreations in your hands, and we want to play a part in bringing those experiences to you."

Flip Grip [Kickstarter]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more + disclosures



Filed under... #Accessories #Arcade #Hardware #Kickstarter #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch #Shmups



You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!