Play Nintendo

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The logo of Play Nintendo

Play Nintendo is a division of Nintendo's official North American website. It promotes contemporary Nintendo systems and games, while maintaining a focus on appealing to a younger audience. It was established on October 1, 2014.[1] The icon used for the website appears to be a Super Star or a Power Star. Nintendo of Europe has a similar division titled the Nintendo Kids Club.

The website's content is split into five sections: Friends, Activities, Media, Printables, and News & Tips. (Formerly there were only three sections: Friends, Explore, and News & Tips.) A clickable ? Block appears throughout these sections, which causes random events to occur when clicked, such as 8-bit Super Mario walking across the webpage, or coins appearing on the screen, which can be collected with the pointer.

Sections[edit]

Friends[edit]

"Friends" consists of profile artworks and descriptions of various main Nintendo characters, one of them being of Pikachu.

Character Description Link
Play Nintendo Pikachu Profile.jpg Zap! This Pokémon has electric sacs on both its cheeks. Its opponents are in for a shock!
Watch out when Pikachu raises its tail to check its surroundings, because lightning has been known to strike its tail when it does this! If you use a Thunder Stone on it, it will evolve into another Pokémon: Raichu.
Explore Pokémon by type, weakness, abilities, and more at Pokemon.com.
[friends 1]

Activities[edit]

The Activities section features games, quizzes, utilities and other. They are divided into seven categories: "Play" activities, Personality Quizzes, Skill Quizzes, Opinion Polls, Puzzles, Memory Match-up and Paint-by-number. The following table summarizes each category.

Category Summary Link
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Play
Main article: List of miscellaneous Play Nintendo activities

This category contains miscellaneous activities, such as games and creation tools.

[activities 1]
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Skill Quizzes
Main article: List of Play Nintendo skill quizzes

This category features quizzes that test the player's knowledge on Nintendo-related subjects.

[activities 2]
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Personality Quizzes
Main article: List of Play Nintendo personality quizzes

This category features quizzes that aim to determine things about the player such as personal preferences or personality traits shared with video game characters.

[activities 3]
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Opinion Polls
Main article: List of Play Nintendo opinion polls

This category features polls that users can participate in.

[activities 4]
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Puzzles
Main article: List of Play Nintendo puzzles

This category consists of jigsaw puzzles that users can put together.

[activities 5]
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Memory Match-up
Main article: List of Play Nintendo memory match-up activities

This category contains match-up-type games, in which the player has to flip over and find pairs of matching cards.

[activities 6]
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Paint-by-number
Main article: List of Play Nintendo paint-by-number activities

This category contains coloring activities.

[activities 7]

Media[edit]

This section has game-relevant videos, pictures and downloadable extras, divided into separate categories shown in the following table.

Category Summary Link
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Videos
This category contains game trailers and other videos. [media 1]
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Pics
This category hosts promotional pictures, such as screenshots and artwork. [media 2]
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Wallpapers
Main article: List of Play Nintendo wallpapers

This category contains downloadable wallpapers of various sizes.

[media 3]

Printables[edit]

This section hosts a collection of printable PDF files. The printables are divided into three categories, namely "Cards", "Crafts", and "Print and Play", summarized below.

Category Summary Link
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Cards
Main article: List of Play Nintendo cards

This category contains various greeting cards and invites.

[printables 1]
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Crafts
Main article: List of Play Nintendo crafts

This category contains printable crafts.

[printables 2]
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Print and Play
Main article: List of miscellaneous Play Nintendo printables

This category contains activities and posters that can be printed out.

[printables 3]

News & Tips[edit]

This section contains articles regarding new game releases, as well as tips for various games, promotional comic strips, and others.

The Play Nintendo Show[edit]

Play Nintendo also extends to YouTube audiences using an official channel containing gameplay videos of contemporary games, and other Nintendo-related videos. The Play Nintendo Show is a current series of YouTube videos featuring a Piranha Plant named Izzy as a co-host. The second host, named Andrew Trego, begins the show by exiting a Warp Pipe. The show is set in a Mario-themed room with plush toys and pictures of Coins and other Mario-related pictures on the walls. Andrew calls the room "Casa de Nintendo", Spanish for "House of Nintendo".

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Play Nintendo.

External links[edit]

Play Nintendo links
  1. ^ Pikachu. Retrieved October 16, 2021. (Archived via Wayback Machine.)
  1. ^ Play. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Skill Quizzes. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Personality Quizzes. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  4. ^ Opinion Polls. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Puzzles. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  6. ^ Memory Match-up. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  7. ^ Paint-by-number. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  • Media. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  1. ^ Videos. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Pics. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Wallpapers. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  1. ^ Cards. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Crafts. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Print & Play. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
Other links

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ What's New - Find fun and surprises at Play Nintendo. Nintendo of America (October 1, 2014). Retrieved January 17, 2018.