Nintendoland got me in to try their games with a pin reward system. After each time you tried a game you would get a pin. There was a total of five games to try. Three of them were multiplayer and two were solo. They would be a total of 12 games at launch.
The first one I tried was Luigi’s Ghost Mansion. Here we had to hide from ghost and the match was five minutes. We could not see the ghost but the ghost can see us on the WiiU pad. This was fun but also a challenge. Your flashlight can run out of batteries and need to find a battery to recharge. When the ghost was near the controller would vibrate. On the WiiU pad you can see yourself and attack the other players.
The next was Animal Crossing Sweet Day. This was a 5 player game and was the most fun. Here you needed to collect candy and avoid the two fork people. Some trees would need two or three people to unlock more candy. And the more candy you got the slower you move. On the WiiU pad you would control each person with a different analog stick. The farther they were, the large the map would be. This took some time to get use too and with this learning curve, the candy grabbers would usually win. I had the most fun with this title.
The next was The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest. Here you really can’t control much. This one is a three player game. The WiiU pad control one person and the Wii controller would control the other two. With the WiiU pad you control an archer and would be in charge of killing things in the towers. And the two controllers had a shield and armor. This was a very dull game to me. You really don’t control where you go. It reminded me of a House of Dead game.
The next two are single player. The Takamaru’s Ninja Castle was the easiest one of them all. All you did was point and swipe up with the WiiU pad. Game took about five minutes to play and each ninja would take a different amount of ninja stars to die. The last was Donkey Kong’s Crash Course. This was the most challenging of them all. You really needed to use your shoulders and tilt the WiiU. I would crash from going too fast and even too slow. I didn’t see anybody get to the princess and save her. This had the largest learning curve.
I was really impressed with what Nintendo had to offer. I can’t wait to see the other 7 games when this gets released. This will def get people playing like Wii sports did. We just need a date now for the release now.