Holiday Gift Guide – great games for kids
‘Tis the gifting season! If you’re looking for gaming gifts for a young (or young at heart) Nintendo fan, then look no further – we’ve compiled the ultimate list of family-friendly games for Nintendo 3DS family systems and Wii U! Any of these top titles are sure to put smiles on faces this gift-giving season.
Nintendo 3DS family systems
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
Need to check your youngster wants this title on their wishlist? Let them know a free* demo is available, and see if it catches their imagination!
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo
Start a new life as mayor of your own town and create the perfect, peaceful place to live in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Go fishing, decorate your house, or just get to know your neighbours – the choice is yours!
By the way, if you already own Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can download a free update* now to get in on all the fun with amiibo (sold separately).
Investigate hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai who are causing all sorts of problems for the residents of Springdale in YO-KAI WATCH®! Find them, befriend them, turn them into a team and then challenge evil Yo-kai to help people in need!
Try the game out with a free* demo!
Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward
Manage your own boutique and become the star of the entire fashion business in Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2: Fashion Forward. Style savvy players can rise to the top in five fab careers!
Try it out with a free* demo!
Mario Party Star Rush
Jump into the most perfectly portable party yet and enjoy loads of manic minigames in Mario Party: Star Rush! With the free* Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest software, up to four players can enjoy the full range of multiplayer modes with only one copy of the full game between them**.
Unleash the power of their imaginations in Skylanders Imaginators! With the mysterious Imaginite Creation Crystals, kids can design their very own Skylanders and put them to work. (Good to know: Skylanders Imaginators also supports all the Skylanders toys from previous games***.)
Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Explore randomly-generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles in Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The Wii U version features the full game, as well as many of the most popular previously released content packs for no extra charge – plus the Super Mario Mash Up Pack!
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
The sometimes cowardly, sometimes courageous, but always-adorable Captain Toad stars in his first solo adventure in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. In this unique puzzle-platformer, help Captain Toad navigate through a series of self-contained levels using the Wii U GamePad!
Where to buy
As well as being available at retail – though check with your local retailer for availability! – all of these games are available as downloadable versions in Nintendo eShop. If you can’t decide on a specific game, you could always purchase a Nintendo eShop Card, available from these retailers (PDF, 272 kB) in denominations of £15, £25 and £50. That way your youngster can choose for themselves!
You can also order games, systems and more directly from Nintendo at the Nintendo Official UK Store.
Oh, and while you’re here, why not check out Nintendo Kids Club? You’ll find loads of fun, festive activities to enjoy there, like colour-ins, fun games and more – you can even print out Nintendo-themed gift tags to give your presents a personal touch!
Looking for gifts for another gamer in your life? Head back to the Holiday Gift Guide homepage, where you’ll find a huge range of different gaming experiences and gift ideas.
Have fun this holiday season!
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***Some in-game functionality may vary.
****Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode, sold separately.