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Nintendo Land Review

Posted: 21 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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 four seekers use the TV to try and find them. It means the hider can keep their location secret because no one else can see their screen. In Metroid Blast, one player uses the tablet to pilot a spaceship while the others fight on the ground using the TV. In Ghost Mansion, one player uses the tablet to secretly control the ghosts while the others on the TV try to escape.

The games would be impossible without the Wii U hardware and tablet controller and offer a unique, exuberant and high-quality way to battle, particularly with younger children in the family.

Grandparents have enjoyed playing this with grandchildren. Teaming up to find where Granny or Grandad are hiding in Mario Chase is a chance for older family member to outsmart the youngsters. Similarly, teaming up to hunt down ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion works brilliantly across wide age-gaps. The simplicity of aiming with the Wii U tablet controller in The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest enables novice players to quickly learn the ropes. Finally, Yoshi’s Fruit Cart rewards mature observation and memory rather than youthful reactions and button mashing.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 30/11/2012

Platforms: Wii U

Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Racing and Shooting

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

CommitmentCommitment

Players: You can play with 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play this with up to 5 players although this varies depending on the game you select. The compendium of games results in different durations, although most of the games can be played in 30-minute sessions. You may complete the single-player aspects in 10 hours, but multiplayer modes will offer hundreds of hours of entertainment.

CostsCosts

Nintendo Land usually costs £19.99.
 

Nintendo Land

Switch Store Wii U £19.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with violence and fear.

Skill Rating

8-12 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Nintendo Land Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Nintendo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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