Fun while it lasts
Basically this game was created to show off what the Wii U can do. And it does. It makes really good use of the gamepad. This game takes Nintendo franchises and fuses the settings or style of those frachises into mini games. These mini games are called attractions. There are solo, team, and competitive attractions. There are 12 attractions total; 6 of them being solo, 3 being team, and the other 3 being competitive. I will not be reviewing each single attraction, but rather as a whole section. I'll start off with the solo attractions. Most of the solo attractions are fun, but lose appeal very quickly. It does show off the GamePad well though. These attractions feature the gyro sensor of the GamePad, touch screen, and Donkey Kong's Crash Course even allows off tv play. You really won't ever find yourself going to play these attractions after you spent a little time on them though. The next category is team attractions. These are kind of fun as you get to work together to accomplish a goal, and I would say they are more appealing than the solo attractions. The only attraction I haven't played at all from this game is Metroid Blast, but I heard it is really fun. The next section ultimately has the best attractions, the competitive attractions. These attractions are a blast, and feature asymmetric gameplay. This basically allows the person with the GamePad to have a different "experience" and point of view of the game, than the people with Wii remotes looking at the tv. Because the GamePad has a different screen, it allows the person holding it to see things the people looking at the tv can't. For example in Luigi's Ghost Mansion, you can be the ghost trying to scare other players; you can see them, but they cannot see you. You win by making the other players faint. The other players win if they can catch you with their flashlights sucking your health down to zero. These competitive attractions will be fun to pull out whenever your friends are over. The soundtrack is pretty good. The graphics are really great though. This was the first game I played on the Wii U and I was stunned when I saw them. Yes, they have less realistic styles, but there is so much detail and color put to them. So overall, this game is fun while it lasts, but loses appeal very quickly.
Great Game for Familes
Me and my family mainly do the attraction train and it is really fun! But the single player Zelda/Link and Metroid games are good for casual gamer. :)
fun and simple
it is a lot of fun but it is more fun if you have friends to play with you. the excel at party play but lack at single player experience.
A fun time
In a wonderful cartoon world populated by Mii characters, the players are able to play twelve different games, inspired by Nintendo biggest franchise, from Super Mario to Zelda. Nintendo Land is the perfect bundle game for the imminent launch of the new Nintendo console. We suggest the game to all the Wii U buyers, Nintendo fans, and casual gamers.
Good but lacks lasting appeal
I really enjoyed this game. All of the mini games (especially the Zelda game) really help you get used to the game pad. It was fun, I felt challenged--but it wasn't enough. I quickly got bored and wanted to play a REAL Zelda game or a REAL Mario game. This is definitely a good introduction game--not as good as Wii sports but still good and especially worth it because it came included in the Wii U deluxe edition.
Very fun and lively!
The game has a lot for you to explore. From fighting goblins and ghouls to floating in the wind with a ballon on your back. Each attraction has its own unforgettable experiences. There is also a lot of prizes to collect. Makes you wonder why Nintendo doesn't actually have a theme park... then again, it won't be anything close to like the one in the game. Very fun all-around, especially with friends and family.
Great Launch Title For The WiiU
I pre-ordered the WiiU and couldn't wait to get Nintendo Land. You get to play 12 different mini-games that are spin-offs of Nintendo titles. You earn coins, use them to play a game where you spend 1 coin to drop a ball and if the all the circles make contact with a ball you win, and earn prizes for winning the game. Some of the spin-offs are based off of Luigi's Mansion and Donkey Kong. One of the best WiiU games is this one-Nintendo Land.
I got this game with my Wii U and I was surprised to see so much content in a starter game. Every game (But yoshi cart, blast those moving friuts!) I played until I got a star rating. These games are amazing, and really feel like how they're supposed to feel like: An action game that looks like an amusement park if you look close enough. That's the premise: You are in an amusement park with interactive attractions. The singleplayer is very fun, six attractions made for single player that are all super fun. Plus, every game (Even pachinko, or plinko, or whatever) Has extra content. Beat Donkey Kong? Well, here's 2 more boards to play on for you. Beat Ninja Castle? Good thing there's still more! Every game. Even the multiplayer versus games have extra content. Play one enough, and you will unlock extra tracks. Plus, every game you play, you earn coins. You can spend them on Plinko or Pachinko or WHATEVER to earn prizes. Once you get all 200, you can still play more to make more coins and increase your total earned. The multiplayer co-op games are fun too, and if you get stuck, if you play it enough, you will get things sort of like Luigi blocks from Super Mario Bros. Wii/U, like skulls that give you extra hearts or an instant level 50. And if you beat them, you unlock even more levels. And, if you beat the extra content in all the games but Versus or Plinko thing, you get an extra stamp- an item which counts toward your % of game completion, which can go up to 200%. This game has so much content. Man, talk about a completionest's nightmare. Highly reccomended. If you don't have it, get it. Now. The lords of nintendo command it. The best part is, though, any type of gamer would like this game. Good for a party, a kid, A hardcore gamer, a casual games, a completionest.. Anyone who likes games.
In Short: Lasting Appeal is Not Great
I would play this everyday if they made DLC for this game, DLC would be perfect for a party game like this, Just Dance for the Wii U has DLC but why not this?! That gets me angry every once and a while, but who knows later Nintendo might actually add DLC. It has many great co-op, multiplayer, and single player mini-games. I have the Wii U Deluxe Set so it came with my Wii U system, but if you have the Wii U Basic Set and want to see what this system can do I recommend you do that, definitely. This game gets boring after playing all the mini-games over and over, if you want a long lasting Wii U game don't buy this, just buy another Wii U game, just remember in short: lasting appeal is not great.
To start, I just want to say that Nintendo land is a great game. It is very kid friendly, fun, and over all the best kid game after super mario bros. One of the BIG disadvantages is that for almost ever game in nintendo land you are required to have a motion plus remote and for every single game you need the game pad. Over all, this is a great game for it's price.