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Nintendo Land (2012) is a collection of Nintendo games that 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 members 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.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Nintendo Land 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Traversal game with Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Race and Shooting elements. You can play with 1 to 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.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

 
This has been enjoyed by families in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round of this game. The duration of each round varies depending on the game but most are over within 15 minutes. 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.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

 
This game has helped players develop their Disposition, Relationships and Society as part of the following pathways:

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for violence and fear.

Skill Level

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

Our Game Pathways reveal how 8 - 10 year-olds play this game:

CostsCosts

You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo Wii U) but can usually find it second hand on eBay. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/11/2012

Out Now: Wii U

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-5

Genres: Action, Traversal (Fighting, Platform, Puzzle, Race and Shooting)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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