Holiday Gift Guide – great games for kids


28/11/2016

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

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Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

PEGI 7

The next era of Pokémon games has arrived! Explore the lush islands of the Alola Region and encounter brand new Pokémon to catch, train, battle and trade in 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!

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See Pokémon Moon

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

PEGI 3

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).

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YO-KAI WATCH®

PEGI 7

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!

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Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward

PEGI 3

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!

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Disney Magical World 2

PEGI 3

There's so much to do in Disney Magical World 2 – players can live the Disney life of their dreams alongside more than 100 fan-favourite characters, like Elsa and Olaf from Frozen. Have a magical day!

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Mario Party Star Rush

PEGI 3

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**.

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Teddy Together

PEGI 3

Looking for a game that’s perfect for parents and young children to play together? In Teddy Together, you’ll become best friends with a special teddy bear who’s come to life. The adorable Teddy can walk, talk and even play games!

Try it out with a free* demo!

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Kirby: Planet Robobot

PEGI 7

Planet Popstar is being invaded by a metallic menace, and it’s up to Kirby to take back his home planet! In Kirby: Planet Robobot, run, jump and float through stages, using Kirby's Copy Abilities to borrow cool enemy powers.

Try it out with a free* demo!

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Wii U

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Skylanders Imaginators

PEGI 7

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***.)

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Minecraft: Wii U Edition

PEGI 7

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!

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SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD

PEGI 3

Up to four pals**** can play together in SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, running and jumping through over 80 levels as Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad!

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Also available: SUPER MARIO 3D LAND

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Mario Kart 8

PEGI 3

Mario and the gang are back for more bananas racing action in Mario Kart 8. Choose your favourite character from the largest roster in Mario Kart history, then hit the road in anti-gravity karts and bikes for topsy-turvy multiplayer**** races.

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Also available: Mario Kart 7

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

PEGI 3

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!

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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!

*The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

**The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. At least one copy of Mario Party: Star Rush is required to play multiplayer. It is not possible to play multiplayer using only Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest.

***Some in-game functionality may vary.

****Additional accessories required for multiplayer mode, sold separately.