The stacks of board games and video games in our house quickly tells you we love to game. We used to do a lot more gaming pre-twins, but now they’ve reached an age where they enjoy playing memory, and Just Dance! So, weare getting back into the swing of things. 😀 Being a Nintendo Ambassador this year was pretty exciting for everyone in the family. One of the first things we got to do was check out the Wii U and after playing it for awhile, I’ve put together the Ultimate Wii U Guide for Gamer Families!
We’ve been playing favorites like Skylanders, Just Dance, and Mario Cart on Nintendo Wii for quite awhile, and love it. Lots of family games to choose from, great function, and affordable accessories are some of the reasons we’ve been playing Nintendo Wii for so long. Wii U takes it to another level and for so many reasons!
Ultimate Wii U Guide for Gamer Families
Nintendo Network ID
For some reason I had never set up a Nintendo Network ID on the kids Nintendo 3DS. That’s the first thing we did after hooking up the Wii U. The Nintendo Network is an awesome service that provides games and content via the Internet. You’ll have access to a wide range of network services, including playing games with people from around the world, downloading software and content, and exchanging images and messages.
Mii Character Versions of Your Family
I think this is one of my kids favorite parts. They loving creating characters that look like each of us, or rather what THEY think we look like. Once you’ve created Mii Characters of family and friends, you can use them in Miiverse, as well as specially designed games.
What else can you do with Wii U?
- Add friends to your Friends List so you can play together in compatible games.
- Check out the Nintendo eShop for a free demo and downloadable content.
- Shop for Amiibo accessories to open up in-game bonus levels and more, like Yoshi below. I will be telling you lots more about him and Yoshi’s world next week!
- Watch videos on YouTube, stream Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus.
- Browse the Internet.
- Find new and classic games (virtual console titles) in the Nintendo eShop.
One of my favorite features is that you can a play the Wii U on the TV or on the handheld console. That means if the kids want to continue playing and the hubby and I want to watch a movie, we can, and without interrupting the game! So far, the whole family is loving the Wii U and we can’t wait to add more games!
Does your family play Wii U?