Nintendo Land
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Wii U
Release Date(s)
NA November 18, 2012

EU November 30, 2012

JP December 8, 2012
Party Game
Wii U GamePad, Wii Remotes

Nintendo Land is a launch title game for the Wii U that is packaged with the Deluxe Set of the Wii U. The game features 12 different Nintendo franchises in the form of a theme park based solely on Nintendo characters and games. "Attractions", or mini-games present each of the different franchises for you to play in, as well as each highlights a specific detail about the new Wii U GamePad and technology that you use to play the game. For example, Balloon Trip Breeze takes advantage of the touch screen element of the Wii U GamePad. The attractions are joined by a Plaza in which Miis, the avatars that you create that you play with in the game, can mingle and earn coins to buy items.


  • The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest
  • Pikmin Adventure
  • Metroid Blast
  • Mario Chase
  • Luigi's Ghost Mansion
  • Animal Crossing: Sweet Day
  • Yoshi's Fruit Cart
  • Octopus Dance
  • Donkey Kong's Crash Course
  • Takamura's Ninja Castle
  • Captain Falcon's Twister Race
  • Balloon Trip Breeze

Mario ChaseEdit

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Mario Chase is one of the 12 Nintendo Land attractions. The game uses one Wii U GamePad while the other one-four players use Wii Remotes and act as Toads. The player with the Wii U GamePad is the one who acts as Mario. He/she must hide from the other four players. The person must use their screen on the controller to view themselves and can view a map with the current locations of the other players. The other one-four players use one television with split-screen and can view how many yards away the hiding player is from them. They, however, cannot use a map.If there is only one player chasing Mario then there are two Yoshi carts to help.Yoshi carts can follow Mario around and can knock him down, giving you time to tackle mario.Yoshi carts also say which zone mario is in, if they see him.

The player has a head start of 10 seconds to hide while four players have 2 minutes and 30 seconds (or 2 minutes, depending on how many Toads there are) to seek the hiding player within a giant maze. In order to win, you must find the player within the given time limit and tackle him/her. The player hiding, if spotted, can run away and not lose the game unless he is tackled by one of the four players.

Luigi's Ghost MansionEdit

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The player with the GamePad is a ghost (invisible to others) who is trying to capture up to four humans armed with flashlights. The ghost must sneak around the environment by staying in the shadows and try to catch them one by one.

The humans can work together to revive fallen comrades before the ghost catches everyone. If all four humans are caught before they are revived, the ghost wins. But if they are successful at shining their flashlights on the ghost long enough to reduce its hit points to zero, the humans win.

Animal Crossing: Sweet DayEdit

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The player holding the Wii U GamePad controls two guards, or one player can control one guard and the other player controls the other guard, who are in charge of safeguarding a candy orchard from a group of candy-loving animals. Up to four other players, using the Wii Remote controllers to control these animals, must work together to outwit – and outrun – the guards. The game ends when a combined total of 50 pieces of candy are collected, or when the guards catch any one of the animals three times.

Metroid Blast Edit

This is an attraction for 1-5 players in which your Mii becomes Samus Aran. With 1 player, you can choose to use the Wii U GamePad to pilot the Gunship, or a Wii Remote and Nunchuck to walk on the ground. You are taken through a series of missions, the final of which being the boss Ridley. You then unlock a number of extra missions. You can also team up with others using Wii Remotes.

For 2-5 players, the controls are the same. However, you are now in a contest between the Gunship and the Soldiers. Everyone gets a number of lives, and the last team standing wins. There are 5 stages to choose from.


Competitive Attractions
Team Attractions
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Metroid Blast

"Enjoy an action-packed foray into the world of Metroid, as you work together to take down alien foes and giant bosses in a deep array of sci-fi challenges. Great for more experienced gamers. Up to 5 player co-op using Wii Remote Plus + Nunchuk and the Wii U GamePad. Use the Wii U GamePad to pilot the Gunship and get a 360 degree view on the GamePad screen. Collaborate or compete as players battle in the air and on the ground in a variety of scenarios."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.


Pikmin Adventure

"Take on roles of Captain Olimar or the Pikmin, and work together as you explore an alien wilderness! Fight enemies, collect nectar to level up, and defeat giant bosses in a range of fun challenges. Up to 5 player co-op using Wii Remote controllers and the Wii U GamePad. Get your own view of the action and control Captain Olimar using the Wii U GamePad. Players using Wii Remote controllers play as special Pikmin that can level up as they go. Players also can play a competitive mode."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.

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The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest

"Step into the world of Hyrule! Work together to battle enemies and retrieve the Triforce in these epic challenges, all taking place in a wide variety of Zelda-themed locations. Up to 4 player co-op using Wii Remote Plus controllers and the Wii U GamePad. Play as an Archer with the GamePad or a Swordsman with the Wii Remote Plus controller. As an Archer, use the GamePad as a viewing window into Hyrule—only possible with Wii U."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.

Solo Attractions

Donkey Kong's Crash Course

"Farefully tilt the Wii U GamePad to guide your roller through an obstacle course filled with challenges! Can you make it to the goal in one piece? Use your zoomed in view on the GamePad to roll with precision. See a more comprehensive view of the level on the TV screen. Use motion controls to tilt the gamepad, where every angle makes a difference!"

— From the official Nintendo Land website.


Balloon Trip Breeze

"Use the Wii U GamePad to create gusts of wind, and guide your Mii on an epic balloon ride through the sky! Dodge spiked obstacles and floating foes to get to your island goal. Get a high score collecting balloons, defeating enemies, and delivering special packages. Using your stylus on the touch screen of the GamePad, direct the wind to propel your Mii. Zoom in on the action with the GamePad for precise control, and get a full view on the TV."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.

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Takamaru's Ninja Castle
"Fling a flurry of throwing stars at marauding ninjas using your Wii U GamePad. Learn secret techniques and hit consecutive ninjas to earn combo points in this fast-paced arcade action game! Unique new gameplay has you holding the GamePad vertically and sensing your throwing speed. The GamePad touch screen becomes your stock of ninja stars—then watch them fly on the TV! An array of levels, new techniques, and boss fights pack a ton of content into this attraction."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.

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Octopus Dance
"It's a Game & Watch dance party! Use your L and R sticks to mimic your dance instructor in time with the beat. Watch out for perspective flips and ink squirts trying to throw you off. Switch your view between the TV and the GamePad to follow the cues. Simple and intuitive controls using the L and R sticks as well as tilting the GamePad — and your sense of rhythm! Discover the unique dual screen gameplay, only possible on Wii U."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.


Captain Falcon's Twister Race
"Your Wii U GamePad becomes a racing machine as you maneuver through a futuristic racetrack inspired by the classic F-Zero game! Balance steering and speed to finish in record time. Get a whole new birds-eye view on the track from your GamePad. Switch between viewing your GamePad and the TV to avoid obstacles. Motion controls let you simply tilt the GamePad to steer your racing machine."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.


Yoshi's Fruit Cart
"Use your stylus to draw a path for the Yoshi Cart on the Wii U GamePad. You can't see the fruit on the touch screen, only on the TV—can you guide Yoshi to the fruit, and safely to the goal? Dozens of levels introduce obstacles and deeper challenges as you progress. Use visual hints on the play field to figure out your path on the GamePad. Intuitive stylus-led controls can be enjoyed by players of all levels."

— From the official Nintendo Land website.