Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Release Date: 29/04/2022
Genres: Action, Fighting, Simulation and Sports
Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game
Nintendo Switch Sports, is the latest version of Wii Sports. It brings the classic motion sports game up to date with new sports and ways to play. You can compete in six sports, including Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Football and Bowling. The novelty, as...
Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds
Release Date: 30/11/2012
Platforms: Wii U
Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Race and Shooting
Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room
Nintendoland is a collection of Nintendo games was created for the Nintendo Wii U launch. It uses the console’s tablet screen to create specific roles for different players. In Mario Chase, the hiding player uses the tablet controller screen while the...
Release Date: 22/11/2013
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World
Accessibility: 18 features
Players: This is a single-player game
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is an action-adventure game in the Zelda series. It's the seventeenth game and spiritual successor to the 1991 game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. A more open adventure with a novel world-jumping...
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 6-11 year-olds
Release Date: 23/10/2008, updated in 2017
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS and DS
Genres: Puzzle, Role-Play, Simulation and Strategy
Style Boutique (Style Savvy) is a role play game where you play a fashion shop owner. You work on the style of your fashion collection as well as your own clothes, makeup and so on.
Skill Rating: 4-14 year-olds
Release Date: 08/02/2006, updated in 2014
Platforms: Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Fighting, Physically Active, Race and Sports
Accessibility: 12 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room
Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports Club offer motion-controlled sports. Although these games are well known, the depth each of them offer is a best-kept secret. Games like bowling, tennis and boxing are easy to pick up but require considerable...
Skill Rating: 9-16 year-olds
Release Date: 14/12/2001, updated in 2020
Price: 22% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch and Wii
Genres: Open World, Role-Play and Simulation
Accessibility: 28 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game
You live on a small island teeming with life. Insects, fish, trees, vegetation and fossils are represented with cute cartoon visuals. Rather than the scale or grandeur of other game worlds, it’s the interconnected drama of the world and characters...
Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds
Release Date: 27/08/1992, updated in 2018
Price: 26% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch and iOS
Genres: Action and Race
Accessibility: 27 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 12-player online game
Mario Kart is a go-kart racing game on Nintendo systems. You race against other Nintendo characters around different circuits, picking up power ups, attacks and speed boosts. It is frantic and chaotic, but still requires skills to do well at.
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Release Date: 15/12/2020
Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS
Genres: Narrative and Puzzle
Accessibility: 19 features
Pokemon Cafe Mix is a puzzle game. Similar to the icon-connection challenge of Disney Tsum Tsum, you play as Eevee and delivering orders in a cafe by linking Pokemon icons in a ring. It's a low pressure puzzle with a swirl-to-connect interaction that is...
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Release Date: 27/10/2017
Price: 27% off
Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Platform
Accessibility: 15 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room
Mario has stared in running and jumping Super Mario games on Nintendo hardware since the Nintendo Entertainment System in the 80's. The formula remains unchanged. Explore a level, jump on enemies, collect coins and get to the flag at the end to inch...
Release Date: 11/06/2021
Genres: Creative and Simulation
Accessibility: 25 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room
Game Builder Garage enables anyone to make video games. Unlike other game makers, this offers in-depth lessons to take you from the basics to advanced techniques. The cute Nodon characters that power the visual drag-and-drop construction, enable players...
Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds
Release Date: 21/07/2017, updated in 2022
Platforms: Switch and Wii U
Genres: Action and Shooting
Accessibility: 24 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game
Splatoon on the Wii U, Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3 on the Switch are games where you shoot ink rather than bullets in this deeply skilled combat game. As well as taking out opponents, teams work together to cover the arena with their colour of ink. This...
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 12/11/2007
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation
Accessibility: 3 features
Mario Galaxy is a different style of running, jumping and exploration game. It takes the Mario character to hundreds of different planet shaped levels adding more realistic physics to the platforming play. Each world, or collection of worlds is...
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Release Date: 11/08/2000, updated in 2020
Price: 30% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Fighting and Role-Play
Accessibility: 21 features
Paper Mario is a role-play game featuring Mario and other Nintendo characters. Although cute and cartoon-like in appearance, these games are known for the quality of writing and the well balanced and enjoyable turn-based combat.
Release Date: 18/11/2012, updated in 2019
Genres: Action, Creative, Platform and Puzzle
New Super Mario Bros. U is platform game where you play with 4 main players (and an optional assistant player) to traverse from one side of the level to the other. Along with the usual running, jumping, stomping and collecting you are racing other...
Release Date: 10/09/2015
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii U
Genres: Action, Creative and Platform
Accessibility: 2 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game
Super Mario Maker is a game-making system. It’s simpler than tools like Dreams or Roblox, but still offers a huge array of ways to create running and jumping platform games that can then be shared online. You can play hundreds of games that other...
Release Date: 21/11/1991
Platforms: GBA, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Puzzle
Accessibility: 1 feature
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an adventure game in a long "Zelda" series. Like the other games, you play Link, who must defeat an evil force in the land of Hyrule. You do this by exploring the world, killing spawning enemies and finding a...
Release Date: 24/03/2003, updated in 2013
Platforms: GameCube and Wii U
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Puzzle and Stealth
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is an adventure game in the Zelda series. This one is set on a group of islands in a vast sea, and follows Link as he attempts to save his sister from the sorcerer Ganon. This soon develops into a struggle to find the...
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Release Date: 08/10/2010, updated in 2013
Platforms: Switch, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Fighting, Puzzle, Race and Sports
Mario Party is an interactive board game. Players roll a dice to move around a board and then compete in different mini-games to earn the chance to throw again or earn points. You play as Nintendo characters and take on challenges that make use of the...
Release Date: 30/04/2021
Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Simulation
Accessibility: 20 features
New Pokemon Snap is the latest in the series of Pokemon Snap games. It's a puzzle safari where you are guided through the natural world of Pokemon creatures to take pictures of them in the wild. The aim is to time your photos to capture them in specific...
Skill Rating: 5-10 year-olds
Release Date: 21/11/2013, updated in 2013
Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform
Super Mario 3D World (known as Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on the Switch) is a platform game you can play with up to 4-players in the same place. While all Mario games are good for families, this co-operative and competitive play makes it great...
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Release Date: 19/10/2018, updated in 2019
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, GameCube and Switch
Genres: Action, Adventure and Puzzle
Accessibility: 16 features
The three Luigis Mansion (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Gamecube or Nintendo Switch) games each challenge you to investigate a haunted mansion. As longstanding Nintendo character Luigi, you play a ghostbuster to capture various mischievous ghouls. The puzzles...
Skill Rating: 6-14 year-olds
Release Date: 13/11/2014, updated in 2018
Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a running, exploring, puzzle game where you guide the Toad character to save Todette from the villain Wingo and retrieve the Power Stars on each level. You navigate puzzles and obstacles, fighting enemies to reach the...
Release Date: 27/11/2003, updated in 2017
Genres: Action and Platform
Pac-Man Vs. is a version of Pac Man adapted for multiple players. One player controls Pac-Man and tries to eat the pellets, while the others control the ghosts to try to catch him. Each team scores points in different ways, and the first team to hit the...
Release Date: 15/12/2016, updated in 2017
Platforms: Android and iOS
Accessibility: 13 features
Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 1-player online game
Super Mario Run is a running and jumping game you play by tapping the screen to jump. Your character automatically runs and you just tap at the right time to avoid obstacles and jump on enemies. It sounds too simple to be fun but is actually a cleverly...
Release Date: 28/07/2017
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle
Accessibility: 6 features
Hey! Pikmin is a spinoff game from the Pikmin series. In this game Captain Olimar crash lands on a planet and needs to find fuel to escape, leading a group of Pikmin through 2D side scrolling levels collecting the Sparklium. Players enter a level and...
Release Date: 26/10/2001, updated in 2009
Platforms: GameCube and Wii
Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle and Strategy
Pikmin is a real time strategy game where the main character Captain Olimar crash lands on an alien planet filled with strange small creatures called Pikmin. You are able to control and use these creatures to knock down walls, build bridges and attack...
Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds
Release Date: 26/08/2002, updated in 2020
Platforms: Switch and Wii
Genres: Action, Open World, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation
Super Mario Sunshine is a running, jumping and water-shooting game. It follows Super Mario 64 as the second 3D Mario game. You play Mario, who is marooned on Isle Delfin, convicted of vandalism and graphite. You explore the island to visit other...
Skill Rating: 8-11 year-olds
Release Date: 05/06/2006, updated in 2021
Platforms: DS, Switch and Wii
Big Brain Academy is a puzzle game designed to test and improve your mental capacity and well being. You are presented with an assortment of challenges designed to measure how smart your brain is. The focus is on fun rather than learning, and the Big...
Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds
Release Date: 27/04/2018
Genres: Action, Creative, Physically Active and Puzzle
Nintendo Labo is a game themed around physical folding, colouring and cutting. You get a cardboard pack with the game that folds up to make objects into which you slot the screen and controllers. Whether it’s cardboard steering wheels, fishing rods,...
Skill Rating: 8-16 year-olds
Release Date: 27/07/2018, updated in 2021
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GBA, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action and Puzzle
WarioWare: Get It Together is the latest in the mini-game series. Games don’t get any sillier than the WarioWare series. Each of its mini-games presents a basic yet peculiar challenge for the player. A simple scene appears on the screen with a...
Release Date: 01/01/1999, updated in 2019
Platforms: Game Boy and Switch
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Platform, Puzzle and Role-Play
Accessibility: 17 features
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an adventure-puzzle game in the Zelda series and universe. A remake of the 1993 Game Boy game of the same name, this one is set on Koholint Island and follows Link after he is stranded and must find a way back to...
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Release Date: 25/10/2013
Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Race
Wii Party U is a collection of games to play with families in the same room. Different modes suite different groups and ages but are all light hearted fun and make use of the Wii U Gamepad in creative ways.
Skill Rating: 2-9 year-olds
Release Date: 02/03/2017
Genres: Creative, Physically Active and Puzzle
1-2-Switch is a series of party games that use the Switch Joy-Con controllers in imaginative and unusual ways. Although it looks like a novelty, the focus on physical motion and activity rather than just what's on the screen makes this surprisingly...
Release Date: 17/11/2003, updated in 2017
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS and Wii U
Genres: Adventure, Fighting and Role-Play
Mario and Luigi adventure games feature Mario and Luigi as the heros, accompanied by playable characters from the Nintendo pantheon. Each adventure pits you to defeat Bowser in different ways. Progress is through talking to characters, exploring,...
Release Date: 11/06/1999, updated in 2021
Genres: Action, Platform, Role-Play and Sports
Accessibility: 5 features
Mario Golf: Super Rush is a sports game that combines running and jumping with golfing skills. It's a proper recreation of golf, but with novelties, modes and characters to make it more entertaining for younger players.
Release Date: 28/08/2000, updated in 2018
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Sports
Mario Tennis Aces is the latest in the series of tennis game. These games recreate a relatively traditional game of tennis, although you play as Nintendo characters who each have special moves and powers.
Release Date: 18/10/2019
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Physically Active
This is a running and jumping adventure game with a difference. You control your character with the circular plastic Ring-Con in your hands and Leg-Strap on your leg. The game can then tell how much you are moving and relate that to progress in the game.
Release Date: 08/07/2010
Wii Party is a party game that offers a variety of challenges that each use the Wii Remote motion controls. These 80 mini game challenges are organised through three sections of the game: Party Games, House Party Games, and Pair Games.
Release Date: 07/11/2010
Fling Smash is an action throwing game where you direct a ball-shaped hero by flicking the controller.
Release Date: 28/06/2013
Genres: Action, Puzzle and Rhythm
Game & Wario is a series of small games designed for families to enjoy. Like NintendoLand it shows off the different sorts of game you can play on the Wii U not possible on other systems. Because of this the quality and depth...