In today’s crowded marketplace (where most games can be played on virtually all devices), Nintendo hardware is still the most sought-after and continues to appeal to many gaming enthusiasts. Why? Nintendo has been publishing the most exciting games over the past couple of years. It boasts the highest console sales ever, and its unique hardware design has gained it an impressive legacy – surprising superiority indeed!
The new handled console (3Ds) strengthened that legacy even more. Although 3Ds didn’t get off quickly as the previous consoles, we can say that it has become a success as it has managed to sell a whopping 62 units within the last six years. Some will say that six years is quite a long time for an innovation to make an impressive impact, but the question is: are you ready to pay for 3D technology with its high price? Despite that, nobody is willing to move on from this technology, and neither is Nintendo.
Best Nintendo Game in 2018
If you mention the term “Nintendo game” among youths, you will be surprised that everyone would want to listen to what you want to say next. Today, we are faced with the ever-increasing astonishing products in modern video gaming. But, which among them is the best? Let’s face it;
10. Donkey Kong Country – Nintendo Wii U
Donkey Kong is a journey that cuts across six islands that are filled with various dynamic levels, and there is non-stop action. The journey transforms and twists in consistently fresh ways as you navigate from one level to another. Its dynamic, rotating camera lets you enjoy the spectacular views as you navigate through diverse regions such as Savannah storms, mangrove swamps, and ocean depths. Cranky Kong and Dixie Kong are playable characters that can team up with Donkey Kong to make the action interesting.
The game also allows you to buddy up with your friends so that the adventure can be memorable. Further, you will discover hiding places, gather collectibles, make use of life-saving equipment, as well as enjoy the music from the Donkey Kong series composer.
- The only thing to note is that the controls are a little tricky to understand and new players may not find this game as interesting as they thought.
9. Bayonetta 2
Bayonetta brings you powerful new weapons and stylish new moves that will make your gaming experience memorable. For instance, the powerful Umbran Climax comes in handy to take out demons and angels in this fantastic action game. The two player online co-op fights allow you to buddy up with your friends. Besides, its deadly weapons that include pistols, hammers, whips, poison bows and flame throwers enable you to open new possibilities to the strategy you use to battle.
- On the downside, you cannot access the online play without broadband internet – this can prove to e expensive in places where there is no free Wi-Fi.
This is another breath-taking game that allows you to unlock unique perks with a piece of gear. Basically, it is all about spraying ink with the aim of leaving no single territory clean. You can team up with players online in chaotic four-on-four turf wars where the best mess wins the game. You are required to have ink bombs, ink rollers, ink blasters as well as squad power, and each splat of ink sprayed will give you an opportunity to into a new squid, climb walls or allow you to travel at a faster speed. You can get new more headgears, weapons, and shoes at the shopping mall to upgrade your firepower and inking style.
- Just like most Nintendo games, the Splatoon requires a strong broadband internet to play the game online. A slow internet connection can lead to downtime, slow response and buffer.
7. Super Smash Bros
Super Smash Bros brings back all beloved Nintendo characters with plenty of new and amazing faces. It allows4 players to battle as you send your competitors flying with your powerful attacks. You will learn new tricks and customizations that will trick out your stats and moves. The train intelligent amiibo helps you to train on how to take on your friends and gain a superlative advantage over them. It is amiibo compatible and comes with a wide range of control options, making it timeless and alive. Moreover, it allows you to import your favorite, customized characters from the 3DS version.
- The amoiibo that helps you in training is sold separately. You will incur additional costs apart from what you pay for the game, and it can be a little expensive.
6. Super Mario 64
This is an exciting game by Nintendo that was designed for everyone irrespective of age. It is among the first and arguably the best explanatory adventure games. In the game, you will guide a legendary plumber in a magical world with some movements; jumps, bounce attacks, walking, swimming and more. You will discover more moves as you play more and more. It gives you plenty of room to replay, and its huge world will give you an enduring game experience.
- The disadvantage of the game is that it is a first generation game and it does not feature the texture and detail in graphics like the other games.
5. The Wind Waker HD
The Wind Waker makes an unexpected return on the latest Wii U console with incredible HD graphics as well as enhanced game features. The gameplay is all about guiding Link who is looking for a kidnapped sister. You will fight armed enemies and take on the bosses as you seek the legendary Triforce. The U gamepad controller will help you to view your maps and manage your inventory. As you move on you, you can opt for the more demanding and challenging levels to bring out your inner genius in style. It can be played either on TV or just right on the Wii U gamepad.
- Just an observation: you must have broadband internet access for you to enjoy the online play and access different features and unlocks. The internet must also be strong and reliable.
4. Monster Hunter 3 – Nintendo 3DS
The monster hunter 3 is among the most iconic Nintendo games in 2018. As a player, you will take on the role of hunters, and you will be sent to explore settlements in monster hunter universe. Along the journey, you will complete some quests and slay monsters for you to earn equipment upgrades and improve your skills. There are more than 200 quests on the way and many monsters on the way, and by the time you take them all, you will be feeling like a pro.
This timeless and classic game takes advantage of the 3DS system to give you an intuitive hunting experience. Furthermore, its touchscreen feature allows you to access weapons and field maps. You can take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U inter-compatibility and take your hunting experience right from your living room to wherever place you go.
- Having sold an average of 21 million copies globally since its invention, we can confidently say that people love this game and it is more likely that more people will subscribe to it. There are no major concerns about this Nintendo game.
3. New Super Mario Bros
New Super Mario Bros is a new multiplayer platforming adventure, providing a new take on Nintendo franchise. Whether you are a teenager, middle-aged or an old folk, this game will undeniably amaze you. The game is so spectacular in that it can support five players and it has block elements that come in handy to offer navigation aids. You can create boost blocks from thin air so that you navigate through the game’s tricky stages and gain access to the hard to reach and hidden items.
Besides, you can distract the onscreen enemies just with the tap of your finger. Apart from the main story mode, the game features other two modes: the Boost Rush and the Challenge mode. The former is allows two to five players to team up to accomplish the mission much faster while the latter, multiplayer and single player challenges combine various concepts in a competitive and exciting way.
- We tried to read numerous customer reviews, but we did not come across any complaints about this game. All the reviews were positive and good, good, good…
2. Super Mario World: Nintendo Selects
Nintendo Selects stages a wide range of unique games at an unbeatable price, and this one is one of them. It is a four player game that is set in a 3D world. The four players will play as Luigi, Mario, Toad, and Princess Peach, with each player having unique characteristics. It comes with a new car transformation that allows the players to pounce on enemies, run on fours, use claws to scamper up walls, and attack in midair. You can use the touchscreen of the Wii U gamepad to look for hidden items and freeze enemies.
- The game is designed for young and middle-aged persons, they say. Old folks may not find it interesting to take part in this game although we have seen some old men enjoying this game.
1. Super Mario Maker
The Super Mari Maker was our top choice because of the incredible features that surpass almost all Nintendo games on the market. The game allows you to earn its in-game medals in its 100 built-in courses on the Wii U console. You can also learn design tips from Yamamura and Mary O. that you can share with other participants through the local wireless and StreetPass feature. Besides, its straightforward touch screen controls make designing courses easy.
You need wireless Broadband internet access to get the Wii U courses. In places where there is a slow internet connection, or broadband internet is not available, it can be a challenge to play this game. Also, some levels created in this game for Wii U console may not be compatible with the release. Finally, it doesn’t include the notable online-upload feature.
It goes without saying that Nintendo games offer the best ways to spend your leisure time and they are getting more fans by the day. While there are many games in the collection, not all are equal. We tried to round up the best and came up with the above finalists which we thought are a great bargain. The choice on which one to buy is yours, but trust me, you won’t be disappointed.