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
Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)
Players: This is a single-player game
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: 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: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 12/11/2007
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation
Accessibility: 3 features
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room
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...
Release Date: 18/11/2012, updated in 2019
Platforms: Switch and Wii U
Genres: Action, Creative, Platform and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room
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...
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
Accessibility: 1 feature
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...
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
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: 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
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room
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
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS
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
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game
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+ year-olds
Release Date: 25/10/2013
Platforms: Wii U
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: 8-12 year-olds
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
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, GameCube and Switch
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.
Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds
Release Date: 28/08/2000, updated in 2018
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Sports
Accessibility: 18 features
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: 08/07/2010
Platforms: Wii and Wii U
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.
Skill Rating: 7-12 year-olds
Release Date: 20/02/2015
Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative and Platform
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a rolling, dashing and jumping game where you draw rainbow ropes for Kirby to follow. You journey through the clay world on a mission to restore the colour that has been drained by a mysterious force. You are guided along...
Release Date: 08/10/2004, updated in 2009
Pikmin 2 is the second in the Pikmin Series, Captain Olimar is joined by his assistant Louie on a mysterious planet. You are collecting treasures consisting of scrap metal, broken toys. You do this by controlling plant-like creatures called Pikmin,...
Release Date: 25/04/2008
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Rhythm
Wii Fit is a collection of games designed to help you exercise. They use the Wii Balance Board peripheral that works with both Wii Fit on the Wii and Wii Fit Plus on the Wii U. The Balance Board measures the pressure you place on it and enables a range...
Release Date: 15/06/2020
Genres: Action and Rhythm
Jump Rope Challenge is a virtual skipping game where you hold the Switch controllers like rope handles and skip. The game displays an on-screen counter and you can play with another person at the same time as you compete for a high score.