We were guests of Nintendo at an exclusive VIP event, but all opinions and photos are my own.
My kids have had the original Nintendo 3DS for almost 4 years now and still play with it daily! They have about half a dozen games between them, but tend to stick to a couple of favorites – Maya loves Tomodachi Life, Maura’s just a teensy bit obsessed with Animal Crossing, and they’ve just discovered Pokémon.
This is why we were excited to get an invitation from Nintendo to “Be a Kid For a Day” at the Play Nintendo Tour and see all the adventures the new 3DS XL has to offer. We spent our Friday evening trying out the portable kid-friendly gaming system and exploring the Nintendo world at my favorite mall, Tysons Corner Center, where there was a surprise around every corner for kids (and kids at heart!)
The iconic Nintendo worlds from Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong and more were brought to life in a big way! Each world we visited was themed around these classic Nintendo characters and games. The tables and chairs were different in every world, from bananas and mushrooms, to Mario Kart seats. The girls hopped into an egg to play Yoshi’s New Island and lounged on a giant banana while playing Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. There were plenty of 3DS game systems set up all over the place so no one had to wait to play, at least not for very long anyway!
There were so many fun photo ops! Stacks of coins and a warp pipe at the New Super Mario Bros. 2 section brought back memories. The adorable Kirby was there representing one of the newest games, Kirby: Planet Robobot, and we even found a real life Poké Ball! I think my kids got tired of posing for me, but I saw Maya taking selfies when she thought I wasn’t looking. 😉
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