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

One of the few launch titles still worth visiting
Jul 04
I forgot Nintendo Land existed until a couple weeks ago. Like some of you, I only recently bought a Wii U and after looking at some "what to play" lists for my next multiplayer game, I was reminded of this minigame collection...

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

But really, who doesn't already have this that wanted it?
Nov 11
In a strange move that no one understands, everyone's favorite Mario factory has recently removed original Wii U pack-in Nintendo Land from the system's eShop. Exactly when, we're not sure. NeoGAF users found the title gone f...

Storm's Adventure with Wii U and Nintendo Land

Fanboys unite!
Feb 02
Next in line for "Playing Catch Up to the Catch Up" is my Wii U premiere video. True be told, it isn't the really the premiere video, that honor belongs to this live stream (I brand them as "Live Boredom"). Click that to wat...

An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 3

Commentary from composer Ryo Nagamatsu
Jan 24
This is our third and final entry in our series featuring composer Ryo Nagamatsu as he walks us through the attractions in Nintendo Land one-by-one, giving us an inside look at what he was thinking about when he wrote the gam...

An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 2

Commentary from composer Ryo Nagamatsu
Jan 23
We're back with part two of our audio walkthrough of Nintendo Land with composer Ryo Nagamatsu. This time we visit Luigi's Ghost Mansion, Mario Chase, Metroid Blast, and Octopus Dance. And be sure to read part one of our feature which covered four other Nintendo Land attractions.

An aural tour with the composer of Nintendo Land, part 1

Commentary from composer Ryo Nagamatsu
Jan 22
I have to admit that I was secretly looking forward to Nintendo Land a great deal. While I wasn't sold after Nintendo's E3 press conference last year, seeing the title in action really got the nostalgia flowing for me in all ...

Nintendo Land pack-ins will be eligible for Club Nintendo

Nintendo Land bundled with Wii U Deluxe Set lacks Club Nintendo PIN
Nov 20
If you are like me and furiously register your new Nintendo games for the Club Nintendo coins as soon as you open the package, you were probably surprised to discover that the copy of Nintendo Land bundled with the Wii U Delu...

Review: Nintendo Land

A fairly grounded fairground
Nov 17
The Wii U GamePad is a lot more versatile than it looks. Some potential consumers have not been quite as inspired by the system as they were by the immediate uniqueness of the Wii and its remote controller. After all, tablets...

Nintendo Land: Last three attractions detailed

How I long for deep-sea dancing
Oct 29
Nintendo has decided to fully detail the last three Nintendo Land attractions that we told you about earlier this month. These last three round out the list of 12 attractions coming to the Wii U launch title, both of which dr...

Nintendo Land: details on Octopus Dance and 2 other games

"...dancing its sweet little ass off..."
Oct 18
GoNintendo has an image of a list of details for some of the Nintendo Land minigames, giving us details on Yoshi's Fruit Cart, Captain Falcon's Twister Race, and Octopus Dance.  Octopus Dance is the greatest name ever g...

Quick hands-on with Nintendo Land's Metroid Blast

Blast Mii if you can
Oct 17
With only a few more months to go for the Wii U launch, we recently got a chance to check out the latest addition to the Nintendo Land lineup. A basic arena shooter, Metroid Blast doesn't really capture the fun in simplicity ...

Quick hands-on with Nintendo Land's Mario Chase

It's basically tag
Oct 17
Since its announcement, we seen a small trickling of the new game types in Nintendo Land. The latest is Mario Chase, a Mario themed game of tag where players have to chase after Mario. Player one is Mario, and with a ten seco...

Nintendo Land: Balloon Trip Breeze is the odd man out

Sep 16
Ever since the Wii U was announced in 2011, Nintendo has made a point to show off at least one game for the console that shows of their disconnection with the gaming enthusiast community. At E3 2011, it was Measure Up, ...

Playing Mario Chase with Nintendo's biggest fan

Sep 15
When people think "Nintendo," a well-spoken and stylish African American man wearing a Powerglove is usually not the first thing that pops into their heads. A man named TriForce is working to change that. He's a mainstay at ...

Pikmin Adventure has violence, surprise poops

Sep 15
[Thanks to Will Thompson from the VGTribune for hanging out] Nintendo Land: Pikmin Adventure was surprising. As a huge fan of the two main series Pikmin games, I thought I knew what to expect out of this arcade-style romp. B...

I wish Other M played like Nintendo Land: Metroid Blast

Sep 15
[Note: This was my first run through the game, before I figured out that you can jump. Thanks to Mike Futter of Ripten for hanging out with me.] There is no denying that Other M didn't live up to the standards of many Metroi...

Float on with Nintendo Land's Balloon Trip Breeze trailer

Sep 13
Like most of you, I was taken aback when Nintendo first revealed Nintendo Land during its E3 conference. But after actually, ya know, PLAYING the thing, I started warming up to it. It's less the kind of "party game" we are fa...

Full list of attractions in Nintendo Land (Update)

Sep 13
[Update: We now know the names of all 12 attractions] Nintendo shared some new attractions in Nintendo Land today: Mario Chase, Pikmin Adventure, and the retitled Metroid Blast. The Metroid minigame was showcased specificall...

E3: Takamuru's Ninja Castle may contain ninjas

Jun 07
In this video from E3 2012, Jonathan Holmes shows off his ninja star-throwing skills in "Takamuru's Ninja Castle," one of the Nintendo Land minigames being used to showcase the Wii U. It looks pretty responsive, and quite a bit of fun. As Holmes said, it's got that Nintendo whimsy. Take a look at the video to see how he fares against these adorable assassins.

E3: Luigi's Ghost Mansion may cause women to shriek

Jun 07
Jonathan Holmes finds himself surrounded by shrieking women and responds by roaring and playing the Nintendo Land minigame "Luigi's Ghost Mansion." It looks like a hoot. Check out the video for all the multiplayer goodness. Don't forget a torch.

E3: Shoot your friends in Nintendo Land's Zelda minigame

Jun 07
While I'm not terribly excited for Nintendo Land, Nintendo's latest collection of mini-games, there's no one on staff more pumped about the project than Jonathan Holmes. In this video, Holmes checks out "Legend of Zelda: Bat...

E3: Hands-on with Nintendo Land: DK's Crash Course

Jun 07
This is the last in the series to preview all five of the games within Nintendo Land for the Wii U. (You can check out the other previews here, here, here, and here! Whew!) Let's talk "Donkey Kong's Crash Course!" I am going ...

E3: Stab cats in Nintendo Land's Animal Crossing minigame

Jun 06
Jonathan Holmes' enthusiasm is infectious, as you can see in this video of his hands-on time with "Animal Crossing: Sweet Day," one of the 12 minigames in Nintendo Land. It's a rather strange little five-player game: the Gam...

E3: Nintendo Land's Donkey Kong Crash Course demo

Jun 06
Nintendo Land appears to be positioned as the Wii U's version of Wii Sports, a collection of minigames designed to familiarize players with the new system's features and functionality. Our own Jonathan Holmes checked out the...

E3: Quick impressions of the Nintendo Land games

Jun 05
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 qu...

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