hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Nintendo Land

E3: Quick impressions of the Nintendo Land games

3:07 PM on 06.05.2012 // Dale North
  @DaleNorth

Not all of the Nintendo Land "worlds" are on show here at E3 2012, but the ones that are here are a lot of fun. After spending some time with them, I feel like this morning's presentation did not do them justice. Here's my quick rundown of the playable ones from my time with them after this morning's reveal. Stick with us for full rundowns of these and more from Nintendo's booth.

Takamaru's Ninja Castle - This is that ninja star flicking game we saw as a concept last year. It's quite fun, and super cute. Tilting the Wii U lets you aim a cursor, and flicks on the screen send stars flying, with the speed of your flicks controlling determining the distance of your throws. Little origami ninjas start out as easy targets, but they soon start jumping around, and later begin packing weapons against you. 

Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest - My least favorite, but still a fun game. It's a 4p co-op dungeon crawl, playable with either a Wiimote or the Wii U controller. Shields, bows and Zelda hats in a cooperative explorer -- how could you go wrong?

Donkey Kong's Crash Course - This is an addictive 2D tilt-to-move course where you'll ride on a rolling platform from the top of the screen down, trying to control your speed and angle and not smack into a wall or obstacle. It's harder than it looks, but watching a good player makes you want to try.

Luigi's Ghost Mansion - The Wii U controller player is the ghost and the Wiimote players are Miis that try to track it down. I died twice in 2 minutes trying to escape the ghost! My teammates tried to revive me by shining their flashlights on me to charge up my health, but the ghost picked them off too. It's chase and flashlight tag done by Nintendo. Brilliant.

Animal Crossing: Sweet Day - Animals will run around town looking for trees to shake (by standing on a pad that has to be charged up, with some trees requiring more than one person to stand and charge) to release candy. The four Wiimote players have to gather 50 pieces before being tackled by the attacker using the Wii U controller. There's a ton of strategy to this chase game, and it's sure to be a huge party game. So fun.

Photo Gallery: (10 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys



Dale North, Former Dtoid EIC
 Follow Blog + disclosure DaleNorth Tips
I am Destructoid's Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music. more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

Shinta avatarShinta
[img]http://i.imgur.com/oZ7CQJa.jpg[/img]
nanashi avatarnanashi
Fallout Shelter: Impossible to Learn, Easy to Master.
Mike Wallace avatarMike Wallace
Not saying this is the case, but Kojima has gone on record as being a huge Mad Max: Fury Road fan. Konami decided to release MGSV on the same day as Mad Max TVG. They're trying piss on Kojima's lawn, man.
ooktar avatarooktar
Downloading Phantom Pain. ETA, 16 hours. Just in time for lunch tomorrow.
Mr Knives avatarMr Knives
OH WOW. Talk about a complete about face. After slogging through the horrid beginning and slow ass swap sequence this game picked up exponentially. So far, I'm enjoying the hell out of it now. All if forgiven. Thank you based Kojima.
Rad Party God avatarRad Party God
Oh, joyful night. [youtube]https://youtu.be/6EfhAFA2yFE[/youtube]
techsupport avatartechsupport
After a summer of on-and-off casual play, I've finally reached lv. 34 in Destiny :')
nanashi avatarnanashi
also Fallout Shelter just made me utter this: "I have to get these pregnancies done.." life is trivial in this game!
Mr Knives avatarMr Knives
Let it be known that Metal Gear 2 for MXS has aged horribly and is no fun to play. In the midst of a MGS marathon, looks like I'm skipping ahead to MGS.
Rad Party God avatarRad Party God
"Available: 31 August - This game will unlock in approximately 2 hours" HOLY SHIET! [youtube]https://youtu.be/9jK-NcRmVcw[/youtube]
nanashi avatarnanashi
-nudge nudge- hey Sony, discount Ys: I and II Chronicles and Ys: Seven on the PSP :D
RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
Just out of curiosity, does anybody here still play Mario Kart 8 at all frequently?
Cosmonstropolis avatarCosmonstropolis
Neighbors ended up calling the cops. I hid under a cardboard box. Police officers were perplexed but went back to their patrol routes after a minute or so.
techsupport avatartechsupport
!a new MGS: Ground Zeroes update file auto dl'd and installed..the day prior to MGSV... hmm.. coincidence? OR... coincidence?
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
Just got an email from Nintendo saying that my Club Nintendo reward has been shipped and is on its way. Now it's the end of an era. *pours one out for Club Nintendo*
wutangclam avatarwutangclam
I've been thinking of starting up a criticism-minded "game of the month" type podcast. Would anyone be interested in something like that? If you'd wanna be part of it, let me know, I'm generating ideas and looking for contributors
CJ Andriessen avatarCJ Andriessen
Playing the most difficult strategy game ever: trying to figure out what order to beat your backlog in.
ChillyBilly avatarChillyBilly
Transient Ryu stays ripped by riding the rails and throwing other transients off of his rail cars - [IMG]http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Felth/homeless%20ryu.jpg~original[/IMG]
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
I'm so, so sorry everyone. :(
kolten2 avatarkolten2
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCiF5dBSpweeStTjOqu-uA/videos
more quickposts


Contest!


destructoid's previous coverage:
Nintendo Land


  Jul 04

Hey, new Wii U owners: Don't forget to play Nintendo Land

One of the few launch titles still worth visiting


  Nov 11

You won't find Nintendo Land on the US eShop anymore

But really, who doesn't already have this that wanted it?


  Nov 20

Nintendo Land pack-ins will be eligible for Club Nintendo

Nintendo Land bundled with Wii U Deluxe Set lacks Club Nintendo PIN


  Nov 17

Review: Nintendo Land

A fairly grounded fairground


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -