It is with enormous pleasure that I can tell you we have been selected to be part of the Nintendo UK Family Blogger network, you can imagine the twins are beside themselves with joy as am I to be working with such a fantastic brand!
Nintendo has been a family name for me since 1999 when my older children, Thomas and Megan were huge fans of the Game Boy and had consoles very similar to the one below. These consoles went everywhere with us and I remember the Millennium New Year’s Eve – an historical moment in time spent with family and friends, all of the kids were sat around with consoles in their hands trying to beat the scores of the others. Some things never change do they?
Nintendo has come on leaps and bounds since then proving time and time again to be a fabulous toy for children to play with and the twins have had them for a number of years now. It’s a toy that grows with your child as you change the games and move on to more difficult ones.
I had a Nintendo DS before the girls, they were infants and not interested at the time. I played Brain Games on it when I could snatch a moment out of my busy twin mummy days but I had to pass it over once they realised what it was and what they could do with it. I invested in a Tinkerbell game and a Disney Princess game and that was the last I saw of my console, in fact it wasn’t long before we bought a second one so the girls could have one each.
As part of our Starter pack Nintendo have kindly sent us the New Nintendo DS model along with some Super Mario cover plates as seen above where the girls have a quick go before going to school. The plates are very simple to put on and you need a tiny screwdriver to fit them in place. There are plenty of plates to choose from for all tastes.
Meet the Amiibo gang
They also sent a couple of Amiibos from the Animal Crossing game. I must admit I was pretty confused as to how to use them but I watched a video on YouTube, which seems to be my major way of learning anything these days and I discovered how cool they are.
Amiibos are a brand new way to interact with your Nintendo characters and games. If you touch your Wii U GamePad’s NFC touch point with the figure while playing certain games, data on the chip will be transferred into the game and used in a range of ways. As you play, your figure’s data will also be updated, so keep playing to make your amiibo unique!
Why choose a Nintendo?
- They are small and easy to carry in a backpack.
- They are great for little hands to start getting their first introduction to consoles.
- A Nintendo will grow with your child, there are games for all ages and each game has many different levels to unlock
- They are perfect for journeys, no more ‘Are we there yet?’ as children are kept amused on their gadgets. Just make sure you have the chargers with you!
We shall be bringing you lots of news throughout the year of what is happening and why it may be of interest to you.