Nintendo Land
North American Cover
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
Genre(s) Party
Release Date(s)
25pxUSA November 18, 2012.

25pxEurope November 30, 2012

25pxAustralia November 30, 2012

25pxJapan December 8, 2012.

1-5 players
Everyone 10+
Media Included Wii U Media Disc

Digital Download

Nintendo Land is the Wii U's launch title. The game is a party game, featuring many famous Nintendo series in form in a minigame. One of the minigames is based on Luigi's Mansion series, named Luigi's Ghost Mansion.


Team AttractionsEdit

These minigames involve every player co-operating in some way. However, it is possible to play these minigames with single player only. These are the largest and most expansive attractions in the game. Number of player(s): 1-5

Image Name Description
Tlozbq The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest Takes place in a The Legend of Zelda-based world, where the Miis are dressed up as Link, sharing Hearts. They must fight many enemies along the way. The player with the Wii U GamePad is an archer, providing backup, while the other players act as swordsmen.
Mb Metroid Blast Based on the Metroid series, the players dress up like Samus Aran in a space area. The Wii U GamePad player drives a gunship, while the other players combat against him or her on ground.
Pa Pikmin Adventure This single-player minigame is based on Pikmin. The player acts like Captain Olimar, using the Wii U GamePad to control a group of Pikmin through missions to find the lost spaceship.

Competitive AttractionsEdit

These minigames involve the one player with the GamePad to pursue or be pursued by other players. Number of player(s): 2-5.

Image Name Description
Mc Mario Chase Based on the Super Mario series, this minigame involves four players dressed as Toads running through a Mario-themed park to find a solo player who is dressed as Mario. The solo player can see where the team is on the Wii U GamePad screen. It is harder for the Toads, because Mario runs faster.
LGM Luigi's Ghost Mansion In this minigame, four players are dressed as Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi. Each player tries to attack the solo player (in a Gold Ghost costume) using flashlights. However, the solo is invisible and can only be seen on the GamePad. The setting is a reference to Luigi's Mansion.
Acsd Animal Crossing: Sweet Day The solo player controls two guards (dressed as Copper and Booker) and must chase the team players, who try to collect a certain number of candies scattered throughout the town before time runs out. However, they get slower each time they collect a candy.

Solo AttractionsEdit

These minigames can only be played by a single player. Number of player(s): 1

Image Name Description
YFC Yoshi's Fruit Cart This attraction's name and gimmicks are based on the Yoshi series. The player must draw lines on the GamePad, starting from their cart, which is modeled after Yoshi. These lines will guide the cart when the game begins. The lines must coincide with every fruit, so the cart will pass through them. When all the fruits are collected a door will open, and the cart must pass through it to clear the level. However, the fruit is invisible on the GamePad.
DKCC Donkey Kong's Crash Course This minigame is aesthetically based on the arcade game Donkey Kong. The player must navigate through a series of paths and platforms by tilting the GamePad, which moves the player's cart, collecting bananas and checkpoint flags along the way.
CFTR Captain Falcon's Twister Race In this F-Zero-themed game, the player must guide a high-speed wind-up vehicle to the goal while holding the GamePad vertically.
OD Octopus Dance This game is based on the Game & Watch game Octopus. The player must memorize the moves of the character on the TV screen, and repeat them using either the control sticks or the gyro sensor.
BTB Balloon Trip Breeze The player controls their character through the sky collecting balloons and avoiding obstacles, just the NES game Balloon Fight.
TNC Takamaru's Ninja Castle This minigame is based on the Famicom game Nazo no Murasame Jō. Here, the player must use the GamePad screen to throw shurikens at ninja enemies.