Nintendo Land is a launch game for the Wii U. It is a amusement park-themed mini-game collection consisting of twelve main games in total, referred to as "attractions," along with a pachinko-style minigame in the main plaza, with each attraction representing a different Nintendo game or franchise. Many of the multiplayer versus games utilize the Wii U Gamepad's screen for Player 1's vision. One of the main characters and tutorial for the game is Monita, a female robot who also makes cameos in various minigames. Miis are used as playable characters in all attractions.
List of attractions
A pachinko-style minigame can be played by going to the central tower. In it, the player must drop coins from a moving Monita on screen in order to drop them through blue circles, turning them yellow. There are small and large white circles that break after a coin hits them enough times, and before they break, serve as obstacles that the coin bounces off of. There are also skull-shaped obstacles that instantly delete the coin. Once all blue circles have turned yellow, a decoration is earned. Once the game is exited, the decorations fly out of the tower in ? blocks.
- Main article: List of decorations
Decorations can be earned from the plinko minigame, which show up in the plaza. When interacted with, they have an animation, sound effect, and flavor text from Monita.
- Likely due to sharing development team members, the Nintendo Land Plaza appears to have been a predecessor to the hubs seen in Splatoon and its sequels. Both games present their modes and many other features through a space which can be walked through by the player, populated by the avatars of other players sharing Miiverse posts (a feature which was natively recreated for later Splatoon entries).