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The Best Nintendo Game Of 2013

Dec 28, 2013

"It's the most wonderful time of the year". It's time to celebrate the best that Nintendo had to offer fans in 2013!

Nintendo 3DS had another amazing year, with big title after big title hitting the little hand-held that could. To think when it launched many considered it a failure. What a difference a year makes. The 3DS (and 2DS) now has one of the best gaming libraries available to play at the moment. And the Wii U, while not exactly seling well, still has really great, must-play first party titles.

Nintendo, thanks for another great year!Nintendo, thanks for another great year!Courtesy of Nintendo

Without further ado, Kidzworld presents the Top Nintendo Games Of 2013 and the overall Best Of The Year!

LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes (Wii U / Xbox 360 / PS3)

LEGO: Marvel Super HeroesLEGO: Marvel Super HeroesCourtesy of Waner Bros. Interactive

LEGO games are a dime a dozen these days and if the games weren't so good it would be a problem. But lucky for us gamers, the LEGO series actually keeps improving and LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes is TT Games pushing themselves and offering what many consider to be there most accomplished game yet. Check out our LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes Game Review.

Pikmin 3 (Wii U)

Pikmin 3Pikmin 3Courtesy of Nintendo

Pikmin 3 had a much later arrival on Wii U than Nintendo had planned. But once it arrived it was worth the wait. Pikmin 3 offers strategy fans a unique adventure title, blending exploration and puzzles in a way only Shigeru Miyamoto (The creator of Mario) can offer. It's beautiful, fun and challenging. If your looking for a great puzzle/strategy/adventure game, check out this one out. Read Kidzworld's Pikmin 3 Game Review.

Mario and Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)

Mario and Luigi: Dream TeamMario and Luigi: Dream TeamCourtesy of Nintendo

Mario and Luigi aren't new to the RPG scene but they haven't been this good in a while. Once again Mario and Luigi have to save the day, this time the antics taking place on the beautiful island of Pi'illo. Luigi has a tendency to fall into deep sleeps and in these moments you jump into his dreams where you'll need to conquer imaginative environments and free the lost royalty of Pi'illo, while also saving Princess Peach, of course. You can read our review of Mario and Luigi: Dream Team right here!

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Wii / 3DS)

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DDonkey Kong Country Returns 3DCourtesy of Nintendo

What happens when you hand over one of Nintendo's best franchises to the amazing developers of the Metroid Prime Trilogy? You get a masterpiece in hardcore platforming. Retro Studio's took exactly what made the Snes Donkey Kong Country games so good and added their own flare making one of the best game the Donkey Kong Country series has seen. Originally released on the Wii, and then updated for the 3DS, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is another must-play from Nintendo. It's new sequel is coming soon too!

Pokemon X and Y (3DS)

Pokemon X and YPokemon X and YCourtesy of Nintendo

Two brand new Pokemon games dropped at the same time, both equally awesome. For the first time in the series, Pokemon X and Y offer fully 3D environments to explore and beautifully rendered characters. It took a while for Pokemon to make there official 3DS debut but as millions of fans found out, patience pays off. You can check out our Pokemon x and Y Game Review here.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)

Animal Crossing: New LeafAnimal Crossing: New LeafCourtesy of Nintendo

If there is one game that I could say is the most addicting, it's Animal Crossing. It's not an easy game to describe, you don't do much but at the same time you are always doing something. Tending to your gardens, making your home cozy or visiting friends collectibles room, this game is a ridiculous time waster, if and when it sinks it's charming hooks into you (and I mean that in the best way). If your looking for a casual, pick up and play game that will keep you busy for hours upon hours, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the game for you.

Rayman Legends (Wii U / Xbox 360 / PS3)

Rayman LegendsRayman LegendsCourtesy of Ubisoft

A sequel to Rayman Origins, Rayman Legends was originally planned as a Wii U exclusive before being delayed and then released on other platforms. Late (if a good game) is always better than never and Rayman Legends is easily one of the best games you can play on your Wii U this year (or Xbox 360/PS3). Absolutely stunning visuals that would make the animators at DIsney jealous and arguably even better, pure platforming than Mario offered, don't miss out on Rayman Legends, it's insanely good.

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsThe Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsCourtesy of Nintendo

Not only did A link Between World's offer a Zelda adventure oozing with nostalgia for older gamers and a modern fresh take for newcomers alike. But it surpassed expectations and revealed itself to be one of the best Zelda games ever made. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds made our Top 5 Zelda Games list and you can also read our Game Review here. If you're looking brilliant new adventure game, don't miss out out on this one.

Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)

Fire Emblem: AwakeningFire Emblem: AwakeningCourtesy of Nintendo

Not only one of Nintendo's best exclusive offerings, it's also one of the best overall games of the year, on any platform. Fire Emblem: Awakening will dazzle you with what may be the best story production value on the 3DS. Fast, fluid and tactical gameplay and graphics that push the 3DS hardware to it's limits, Fire Emblem: Awakening is a must own.


Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

Super Mario 3D WorldSuper Mario 3D WorldCourtesy of Nintendo

It only took a full year on market, but Nintendo finally released the Wii U exclusive that everyone could get behind. It's Nintendo's system seller if there ever was one. Taking all the best aspects of past 3D adventure games, specifically Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario 3D World is world class, all-ages gaming that only Nintendo knows how to do this good. Creating games that all types of gamers can enjoy, is Nintendo's specialty. Super Mario 3D World offers brilliant level designs, the best co-op the Mario series has seen so far, fun boss battles and of course the incredibly adorable, Cat Suit power up. If you've been looking for a reason to own a Wii U, look no further than Super Mario 3D World.

Super Mario 3D World Trailer


Super Mario 3D World, for the Wii U is deservingly, Kidzworld's overall Best Nintendo Game Of The Year. Read our Game Review right here!

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