Why Multiplayer Will Be A Blast in Nintendo Land
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Something for Everyone
Every gamer is different, some preferring to play alone while others get the best gaming experience from playing as part of a team. There are many gamers whose sole involvement in video games are World of Warcraft or online multiplayer matches of Call of Duty or Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Land, the new carnival-themed title for the upcoming Nintendo Wii U console, offers something for all types of gamers.
Nintendo Land has 12 main attractions, but these are more than just mini-games. Each of the 12 is a standalone game based on a Nintendo franchise with multiple levels to complete, extras to unlock and different gameplay modes. Along with the solo attractions such as Takamaru’s Ninja Castle, Donkey Kong’s Crash Course, Captain Falcon’s Twister Race, Balloon Trip Breeze, Yoshi’s Fruit Cart and Octopus Dance, there are also plenty of multiplayer games you can enjoy with friends and family.
Competitive games (for 2-5 players)
If you have a competitive streak in you, you might want to try challenging friends and family to a game or two of the following on Nintendo Land when it is released (on Nov. 30th in UK and Nov. 18 in US):
Luigi’s Ghost Mansion
The same characters you know and love from the Mario games are here in Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, which is based on the Luigi’s Mansion games. You and up to four team members, playing as Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi respectively, must cooperate at first to track down a ghost in a spooky maze. The player with the Wii U GamePad is the ghost, hunting down players one by one until all are caught. Team members can fight back by reviving each other when the ghost knocks them unconscious. Who will be triumphant, the ghost or the team?
Based on the games in the Super Mario series, Mario Chase involves up to four players with Wii Remotes moving through the Mushroom Kingdom as they chase down a fifth player, who will be clad in a Mario costume and playing with the Wii U GamePad.
Team games (for 1-5 players)
If you shy away from competitive games and prefer to play as part of a team, Nintendo Land has a few games to suit. Team attractions include:
Based on the Metroid series, Metroid Blast requires one player using the Wii U GamePad to control Samus’s Gunship and up to four other players using Wii Remotes. The four Mii players wearing Varia Suits must work together to destroy the Gunship, whilst the Gunship player must take out the Mii players.
The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest
In this, one of the most engrossing Wii U games in Nintendo Land, you can join up with up to three other players to fight off enemies and complete nine challenging quests. You can wield a sword using a Wii Remote or shoot arrows using the Wii U GamePad.
In Pikmin Adventure, based on the popular Pikmin series, you can play alongside up to four additional players to navigate levels and defeat enemies. One of you plays as Olimar and can use the Wii U Gamepad to command tiny Pikmin, whilst the rest use Wii Remotes to control larger red, blue, yellow and white Pikmin.