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Great Nintendo Games

23/08/2021 08:04:49

Author: Andy Robertson


Whether you have a Nintendo system already or are looking to make a decision over whether to buy one, here are all our game suggestions and exclusives for the main Nintendo systems. Unlike other consoles, these focus on gameplay and interactions rather than visuals:
  • Nintendo Switch (2017) Can be played portable or plugged in the television with detachable controllers.
  • Nintendo Wii U (2012) Screen on tablet controller creates unusual gameplay.
  • Nintendo 3DS (2011) Portable system with two screens and optional 3D effects.
  • Nintendo Wii (2006) Motion controllers created unusual games and ways to interact.

Our Team's Favourite Nintendo Games

We suggest Nintendo games on the basis of what our expert team have enjoyed in their family. These are the games our team has handpicked as great experiences on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii and 3DS:


We also have suggestions of games are based on the age of your child. Here are those age suggestions for Nintendo games:

Popular Video Games For Nintendo Switch

These are the games that the families we’ve worked with have found to be great on Nintendo Switch. They are games that have been designed to work specifically on Nintendo Switch. You can use the search to filter the list for the age of your children.


The Nintendo Switch also has some exclusive games that are only available to play on this console (not on Xbox or PlayStation):



Popular Video Games For Nintendo 3DS

These are the games that the families we’ve worked with have found to be great on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. This doesn’t include Nintendo DS games that you can also play on this system through backwards compatibility. They are games that have been designed to work specifically on Nintendo 3DS. You can use the search to filter the list for the age of your children.


The Nintendo 3DS also has some exclusive games that are only available to play on this console (not on Xbox or PlayStation):



Popular Video Games For Nintendo WiiU

These are the games that the families we’ve worked with have found to be great on Nintendo WiiU. This doesn’t include Nintendo Wii games that you can also play on this system through backwards compatibility. They are games that have been designed to work specifically on Nintendo WiiU. You can use the search to filter the list for the age of your children.


The Nintendo WiiU also has some exclusive games that are only available to play on this console (not on Xbox or PlayStation):



Popular Video Games For Nintendo Wii

These are the games that the families we’ve worked with have found to be great on Nintendo Wii. This doesn’t include Nintendo Gamecube games that you can also play on this system through backwards compatibility. They are games that have been designed to work specifically on Nintendo Wii. You can use the search to filter the list for the age of your children.


The Nintendo Wii also has some exclusive games that are only available to play on this console (not on Xbox or PlayStation):


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