Nintendo in 2020 - The Fun Games

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A selection of Wii GamesThis year both Microsoft and Sony will be releasing the next generation of Xbox and Playstation. What are Nintendo releasing? Nothing.  There are rumours of a Switch 2 or Switch Pro but nothing will be released in 2020.  Does that mean that Nintendo are ahead of the competition following the updated Switch Lite release late 2019, or are they behind?  Are they even in the same competition? 

I have owned Nintendo consoles since the early days of the Super NES, Nintendo 64, Gameboy and Gameboy Advance.  Right up to the later releases of the Wii, Wii U and more recently the Switch. That said, Nintendo have never been my favourite consoles and often left me thinking "how much better that could have been", although many people would disagree with me. 

However, there is one thing about Nintendo consoles that still ring true today, they have fun games. Fun games that I find myself returning to, to play with the family, especially on the original Wii.  There are so many game releases these days that look amazing, offer huge gameplay times and detailed storylines but actually miss out on the whole point of gaming.  In my opinion, the fun. 

That is why, these days, where we spend more time at home than anywhere else, I recommend you dust off your old Wii or Wii U console.  Boot it up and then play some of the games below to rediscover what fun gaming is all about. 

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 1 - Wii Party.  (Wii) An absolute classic and the reason why Wiimotes are still for sale on the likes of amazon. The original Wii Party has so many games modes to choose from, made up of mini games that are really fun to play for all ages and accessible to all.  We still play at least once a week and this game has been in out home since 2010. 

2 - Nintendo Land (WiiU).  Another mini game orientated fun set of games.  Makes use of the Wii U control pad to add an extra layer to the mini games.  The extra screen on the control pad is really useful for hide and seek type games. This is also played on regular basis here, originally released in 2012.

3 - Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)  / Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe. (Switch).  There isnt much to be said about Super Mario Bros that hasn't been said a thousand times before. The game is much the same as it always has been - why change what isn't broken?

4 - Mario Strikers Charged Football (Wii). Another game that has been with us for a while. In fact since 2007 around the time we first got a Wii console. This game offers a replayability that even the most up to date Fifa can't match.  Its frustrating and fun all at the same time. 

5 - Wii Sports (Wii). The original Wii sports came packaged with our Wii in 2006. Its another one that comes out time and time again.  The Tennis is the best of the games, although the bowling is a close second. If you are looking for some quick sports action that is really fun - then look no further. 

You can still pick up most of these games for a reasonable price on amazon, however if you are looking for a Wii or WiiU you may best looking in some car boot sales or charity shops as the prices on these are really high at the moment as they are no longer made. 

Whichever you choose, there is no doubt that Nintendo still have a recipe for a fun game, and its this quality that keeps gamers coming back for more, no matter the generation of console they are using. 

Do you still own any older devices? What are your fun game recommendations? 

John

14 comments

  1. Is it terrible I hid the lead to our wii so that my husband and flatmate couldn't play guitar hero? They still haven't found it...

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  2. OMG, I can not believe Nintendos are still a thing, I cant even remember the last time I sat down to play on one, used to love them as a kid.

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  3. We have just got a switch which has been lots of fun, and my daughter is saving up for a switch so that she can play the games on the tv. I haven't had a console since the 360 but my brother is awaiting the new PS

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  4. We haven't played Ninendo games since C became ill, before that we always had the games and the kids would love them

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  5. Other than the new switch I don't think we've had any nintendo products before. We're more of a sony household x

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  6. yes, we still have a nintendo wii and we love it. You can get all the games really cheap now and it's great family fun.

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  7. I loved playing the Wii! Bowling will forever be my favourite game on there! I still need to get a Switch, I have an 8 year old and a 17 year old who are itching for one and some Mario Cart.

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  8. We used to love our Wii but sadly its been put to oneside thanks to the switch. Still have the games and console though

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  9. We have a few different wii games they're really good fun. Wii sports is one of them and the kids love it!!!! Nintendo land sounds good, the kids would probably enjoy that.

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  10. My ultimate device I still plat on now is the sega master system with the built in Alex the kid. Honestly I could play that all day :)

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  11. Our family is not a gaming family but during the lockdown, both my kids having been playing more video games. I have encouraged them to play nintendo games more than the others as they are fun and family friendly too

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  12. These games sound wonderful, such a lovely selection and all look so much fun.

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  13. Kristine Nicole Alessandra11 September 2020 at 14:47

    Glad to know about these games. Although I don't engage much in online games, my sons and grandson are so into it. I am going to let them know about this. I am sure they'd like to try them out this weekend.

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  14. We have almost every console from Commodore 64 onwards. I do love the Nintendo Switch. The kids still play on the Wii and Wii U regularly and because they're older consoles we get quite a lot of the games cheap from second hand shops!

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