The 12 Best Nintendo Exclusive Games

They say that if you want to play the best exclusive games in the industry, you need to own at least one Nintendo handheld or console. These are the best it has to offer.

1. Animal Crossing Series
This series is a type of community simulation game. The player controls a human character who gets to live in a village inhabited by animals. The first game was released in 2001. It has a total of 4 games and 2 spin-offs.

2. Deadly Creatures
Published for Wii, Deadly Creatures allows the player control a scorpion or a tarantula to fight other animals such as insects, arachnids, rats and reptiles. The scorpion has a different fighting style than the tarantula.

3. Fire Emblem Series
The first game was released in 1990. To date, there is a total of 15 games in the series including the remakes. One of the features in the game is the idea of permanent death of one of the characters.

4. Hotel Dusk Room 215
Released in 2007 for Nintendo DS, the player controls Kyle Hyde who has to solve puzzles after he was given Room 215, said to be able to grant whatever he wished.

5. Mario Kart Series
The first game was released in 1992. These kart racing games feature characters from the beloved Super Mario series. To date, there are 12 titles for both arcades and consoles.

6. Metroid Series
The first title under this series was released in 1986. It features the bounty hunter Samus Aran as she tries to fight off the Space Pirates who are attacking the Metroids. To date, there are 11 titles including the latest released in 2016.

7. Pokemon Series
The list wouldn’t be complete without this iconic franchise. The first Pokemon game for Game Boy was released in 1998. There are a total of Seven Generations of games to date as well as spin-off games for consoles and PC.

8. Pushmo
This puzzle game was released in 2011 for Nintendo 3DS. The objective is simple: control Mallo and move the blocks to create platforms and steps so that the children who were trapped in the structures can be released.

9. Super Mario 3D Land
Released for Nintendo 3DS in 2011, this is a new type of Mario game that incorporates familiar elements from the old games and the free-roaming feature in the new games. The objective is for Mario to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser.

10. The Last Story
Released for Wii in 2011, this role-playing game features the island called Lazulis, threatened by an unknown force that’s slowly draining its life. The player controls Zael and gives instructions to otehr characters during battles.

11. The Legend of Zelda Series
The first title was released in 1986. Some games from this series are considered among the best. The story follows the lead character Link whose primary objective is to rescue Princess Zelda fom Ganon.

12. The World Ends With You
Released in 2007, this role-playing game features Neku Sakuraba and his friends Shiki, Joshua and Beat who were made to play a game and have to survive Underground, an alternate plane of existence.

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