Beat the Winter Blues With Nintendo

We have been stuck in the house for days and school has been canceled,my kids have been going stir crazy and hate the snow. So to beat the Winter Blues I introduced the kids to some new Nintendo games for the 3DS.

Mario and Luigi Paper Jam:

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When Luigi accidentally opens a mysterious book hidden away in Peach’s Castle, he gets more than he bargained for when characters from the Paper Mario universe spill out of the pages and start running amok. Players must take control of the terrific trio of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to defeat Bowser and Paper Bowser and bring the Paper Mario characters back to their original world.

Maro and Luigi’s Paper Jam is a fun game featuring the original characters. They go from level to level trying to collect all the paper characters and put them back in the book. The game does have a lot of talking from the characters which can take a while to get from level to level, but still fun.

Yo-kai Watch:

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The popular Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH has come to the United States with hundreds of cute, spooky and mischievous Yo-Kai (physical beings that inhabit the world and represent different personalities and fears). Explore the world to find Yo-Kai, befriend them and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-Kai

Yo-Kai Watch is a monster catching game and while it looks a lot like Pokemon, but it is very different. I am not any good at these games when it comes to catching and battling. It was struggle for me. My kids were trying to show me how to play and I am slowly starting to understand the game more. It has been interesting. After a few levels the game became more interesting as you need find healing items and game money. You will love the mini games and hunting down all the fun Yo-kai with their own personalities.

Snowed in or having the winter blues, you can find both of these games retail for around $39 for Mario and Luigi Paper Jam and Yo-Kai Watch.

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received for this post, products were provided for review.

Have Fun This Thanksgiving Week With Nintendo

With Thanksgiving Right around the corner have a fun healthy and competitive week with your family, playing some new and fun games from the Nintendo family.

Nov. 23: Dress in crazy sweaters and play the warm-and-fuzzy Yoshi’s Woolly World.

Nov. 24: Test each family member’s creativity in a Super Mario Maker best level-creation challenge. As a family, judge each other’s Super Mario Maker level – the most creative or hardest one wins the competition.

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Nov. 25: Pit family members against each other in a messy Splatoon competition for the ages!

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Nov. 26: Make your Thanksgiving day special by hosting Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash matches with your family and friends! Play both singles (1v1) and doubles (2v2) matches as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom character. Throw in a twist by asking competitors to play each other and select a random amiibo as a partner. See who wins!

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Nov. 27: Come together as a family and call dibs on your favorite Animal Crossing character in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. Challenge each other in fun mini-games!

Nov. 28: Who is Bowser? Employ the ancient art of rock, paper, scissors or eeny, meeny, miny, moe to determine who will play as Bowser in Mario Party 10. In the new Bowser Party mini-games, you can play as the big bad boss himself and face off against up to four others playing as Mario and friends.

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Nov. 29: Create a fun Mario-themed family party with Mario Kart 8 as the center of the high-octane action. Head to the Play Nintendo website to print tournament brackets, and even design awards. And while you’re there, check out the fun food ideas. Learn how to create yummy Mario-themed snacks such as Super Star cookies and Mushroom Kingdom deviled eggs.

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If you like these fun ideas and are interested in doing more family activities, check out the holiday website.

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Chibi-Robo Zip Lash For 3DS Review

Disclosure: No formal compensation was received. Products were provided for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Chibi-Robo Zip Lash is a tiny hero. Chibi-Robo must swing his plug to whip enemies, reach far-off platforms and solve environmental puzzles, as well as collect upgrades to extend his plug for getting hard-to-reach collectibles and uncovering hidden areas.

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*** This game has been so addicting for me, I am just determined to beat a level. Every level and world is totally different with different challenges. Chibi Robo uses his Zip Lash to defeat enemies, as well as swing from area to area and more.
My kids love this game is challenging but fun and that you can use the Amiibo with it and change Chibi-Robo up.


We are still in the process of getting through levels, but one thing I don’t really like about the game is you don’t get to choose the level to play. You spin a wheel and that chooses how many spaces you move. So we have been stuck playing the same levels that have already been completed. You can buy panels to add to the wheel to make sure you get to the level you need, but that becomes a pain. If you get really stuck on a level you can choose to pay through it with the coins that you have collected.

Find out more about Chibi-Robo Zip Lash here

This game is available now at retailers nationwide. Visit Nintendo for more information and other new games available like Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Woolly World

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