How to Get the Most Out of the Ridiculously Cute Nintendo Switch Game, Sausage Sports Club

Sausage Sports Club is one of the latest released on the Nintendo Switch.

Published Luckshot Games hooked us up with a digital download of the game, and we have to say that its co-op gameplay and ridiculously cute aesthetic have us totally hooked. If you're just starting Sausage Sports Club, here are our top tips for getting the very most out of the game.


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)

Play With Friends Whenever You Can

Sausage Sports Club is meant to be a party game, and you'll get a lot more enjoyment out of it when you can play with friends, instead of the computer. While you can play all of the game's modes without real people by your side, the experience just doesn't have the same energy without the potential for real-life team-ups, rivalries, shouting matches and high-fives.

Free Play, as well as Quick Play, supports up to eight players, while the more robust Adventure Mode can feature up to four. Whether you team up with your friends, face off against them or have a full-on brawl with seven friends in your living room, it's always better with real people around.


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)

Follow the Punctuation Marks!

If you're not quite sure what to do next in the Adventure Mode, look out for big yellow punctuation marks. Question marks indicate a friend who has a new mission for you, while exclamation points will show you the location of one who will help you complete the mission.

These punctuation marks are also visible through terrain and obstacles, so you can see them from a mile away. If at any point you're having trouble seeing new quest markers, try backtracking to the central hub, where they should be more visible to you.

Sausage Sports Club Punctuation

(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)


Unlock All the Characters

Most of Sausage Sports Club's incredible charm comes from its delightfully insecure and hilariously long-necked sausage critters. Over the course of the game, you're sure to fall in love with some and come to hold a grudge against others, based on their wacky personalities, and chances are you're going to quickly find a favorite character to play as.


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)

But the game starts with just six playable characters. In order to earn more, you'll have to play the game's Adventure Mode and complete quests to gain experience, which slowly but surely unlocks eight additional characters, as well as alternate looks for each one. Everyone you meet in Sausage Sports Club is also unlockable as a playable character, so if you really adore Remmy the bat, Spit the camel or Sniff the anteater, just keep playing until they're yours. And did we mention there's a character who's a bus?


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)

Collect Those Hats, Too

In case the characters in Sausage Sports Club weren't lovable enough, you can customize them further with adorable hats. They're purchased with coins, which you can collect in the hub world by interacting with objects, or gain through quests.

Since coins are only used for buying hats—and the hats you get for spending coins are random—there's no good reason to hoard your coins. Spend away! Still, even if you complete Adventure Mode, your coins will roll over, so don't feel like you have to use them up as soon as you get them. In addition to hats, you can also gain accessories like sunglasses or a neck brace, or something out-of-the-box like "emo hair." Keep spinning that wheel and getting new hats until you find the perfect one to complement you and your character.


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)

Play on the TV

The gameplay in Sausage Sports Club is fast and frenetic, and it can be tough to keep track of your characters. That's true when you're playing on a nice big TV, but when eight people are playing on the screen of the Switch itself, knowing where you are can be downright impossible. Some characters, like Allie the alligator and Flop the lizard, or Scout the Shiba Inu and Dirk the mustached Shiba Inu, look pretty similar to begin with. The bigger the screen, the clearer everything should be.


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)

Don't Take It Too Seriously

Sausage Sports Club isn't intended to be a deep game, so embrace its silliness. All of the conflicts in the game are resolved through minigames, and the characters look like sausages, with long, wobbly necks. The game is purely ridiculous, and it's a lot more fun when you stop comparing it to other games and just let it be its own weird self.


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)

And Play Lots of Paint Ball

This is just our humble opinion, but the Paint Ball minigame is the best one in all of Sausage Sports Club and should be played at every opportunity. It's a Splatoon-like game in which players wobble their heads around and whack around a giant ball to try to cover the arena in their team's colored paint. If you're having a hard time getting a feel for the game, Paint Ball just might put you in the right mindset.


(Sausage Sports Club via Luckshot Games)


Want to know what we're loving on the Nintendo Switch? Click HERE for all of the reasons we're stilled obsessed with Hollow Knight.