May 21, 2020 3:44 am Published by 3 Comments

“Nintendo on the Move!”

Regardless of where you stand on Nintendo’s smartphone business, the Big N has established a presence and are showing no signs of letting it go just yet and with plenty of games and apps to keep up with, here’s our ultimate guide on everything Nintendo mobile:

 

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Super Mario Run (Game)

 

Initial Release: December 15, 2016 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Adventure

 

In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.

 

World Tour:

  • Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches!
  • Travel through plains, caverns, haunted houses, airships, castles, and more…
  • Clear 6 worlds filled with 24 brand-new courses designed for one-handed play!

 

Toad Rally:

  • Show off Mario’s stylish moves, compete against your friends and challenge people from all over the world.
  • A challenge mode where the competition differs each time you play.
  • Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. If you’re impressive enough, the Toads may even come live in your kingdom.
  • You can also perform stylish moves to fill up your gauge and launch into Coin Rush!
  • *In order to play Toad Rally, you will need Rally Tickets that you can acquire in a variety of ways, such as clearing worlds or through bonus games in your kingdom.

 

Kingdom Builder:

  • Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom.
  • Create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations that you acquire with the help of Toads gathered in Toad Rally.

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Fire Emblem Heroes (Game)

 

Initial Release: February 02, 2017 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Role-Playing, Simulation

 

Nintendo’s hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices.

Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before!

This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.

An epic quest – A world with two kingdoms: the Emblian Empire, which wishes to rule all worlds, and the Askran Kingdom, which stands in its way.

You are a summoner with the special ability to call upon legendary Heroes from different Fire Emblem worlds. In order to save the Kingdom of Askr from destruction, join the Order of Heroes and face a never-ending challenge.

Intense battles – Take part in strategic turn-based battles streamlined for on-the-go play with maps that fit in the palm of your hand! You’ll need to think hard about the advantages and disadvantages of each Hero’s weapon—and even evaluate the map itself as you battle. Lead your army with easy touch and drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally over an enemy.

Original characters meet legendary Heroes – The game features numerous Hero characters from the Fire Emblem series and a few brand-new Heroes created by artist Yusuke Kozaki, known for his work on Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates. Some Heroes will fight at your side as allies, while others may stand in your way as fierce enemies to be defeated and added to your army.

Many modes let you play again and again –  In addition to the main story, there are many other modes where you can strengthen your allies, compete against other players, and more. Also, free and timely updates will continue to add new Hero characters, content, and other surprises to keep you engrossed with hours of additional gameplay.

  • Story Maps: The story brings together new Hero characters along with familiar faces from the Fire Emblem series. Lead your army to victory to save the Kingdom of Askr.
  • Training Tower: Engage in battle scenarios of varying difficulty that you can play over and over to earn rewards and experience (EXP) for your allies. Each time you take on these maps, the enemies and terrain change to offer a new challenge.
  • Arena Duels: Fight against your rivals around the world. Your high score and ranking will determine your rewards—items that can increase your Heroes’ abilities.
  • Hero Battles: Under Special Maps, discover various battle scenarios that are available for a limited time. Defeat the Heroes who oppose you to convince them to join you as an ally.

Battle together with your favorite Heroes, watch them grow, and enjoy an all-new adventure that opens up a path to the future.

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Nintendo Switch Parental Controls (Application)

 

Initial Release: March 02, 2017 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Application

 

This is recommended for people worried about things such as:

  1. Is my child spending too much time playing games?
  2. What kind of games is my child playing?
  3. Are the games my child is playing age-appropriate?

Below are three special features of the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app:

 

Monitor play time on your console:

  • Set a play-time limit and the console will notify users that the time limit has been reached.
  • Parents and guardians can check the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app to see if the time limit has been followed.
  • It is also possible to suspend gameplay automatically when the play-time limit is reached.

 

Check up on your console’s gameplay:

  • Monthly play summaries can be sent via push notifications.
  • It’s an easy way to see what kind of games your family is interested in.

 

Restrict console features for safety:

  • Nintendo Switch functions can be restricted to prevent the console from playing games above a certain age rating.

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Nintendo Switch Online (Application)

 

Initial Release: July 21, 2017 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Application

 

The Nintendo Switch Online app is designed to help enhance your online gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch™. With this app, you can check game-specific services (e.g., SplatNet 2 for Splatoon 2), invite friends to play with you via social media, and use voice chat while gaming.

  • Do you play Splatoon 2? If so, you can make use of the dedicated SplatNet 2 service!
    • You can use SplatNet 2 to check all sorts of vital battle-related information, including match results, stages, and rankings!
  • Inviting friends via social media
    • You can invite friends to play with you in supported games via social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Of course, you can easily invite your Nintendo Switch friends, too!
  • Using voice chat while gaming
    • You can enjoy voice chat in different ways depending on the type of game you’re playing. Chat with everyone in your room or split voice chat into teams and have it out head-to-head!

 

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Game)

 

Initial Release: October 25, 2017 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Simulation

 

Get back to nature in Animal Crossing™: Pocket Camp, the new Animal Crossing mobile game where you take on the role of campsite manager!

You’re in charge, so you can decorate your own campsite however you like! Make it fun, make it cute, make it sporty—it’s up to you to craft the kind of furniture and amenities that will make your camp a must-see for animals visiting the area.

 

Building Your Dream Campsite:

Help Animals As You Explore! – While visiting different recreational spots, you’ll meet new animals who could use a little help. They’ll be looking for fish, fruit, bugs, and other things to get their camping adventures started—and when you help them out, you’ll earn Bells and craft materials in return!

Craft Furniture and Amenities – The craft materials you earn by fulfilling animals’ requests can be used to craft all sorts of furniture and amenities for your campsite.

Just open up the Craft menu and place an order with Cyrus, the hardworking handyman from Re-Tail on the Road. Then sit back and wait! Or, if you’re in a hurry, you can move your order to the very front of the line by using Leaf Tickets. You can purchase Leaf Tickets with real money, or earn them through regular gameplay.

Your Campsite. Your Way. – The joy of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is creating a space that suits you and your style.

Your campsite can be anything you like—from a traditional space that celebrates nature to a flashy fun house with concerts and rides. It’s all up to you!

You can also customize your camper, visit your friends’ campsites to get ideas for your own, and meet new animal friends as you explore recreational areas!

Host Animals at Your Campsite – As you grow your friendships with different animals, they’ll want to visit your campsite. Craft and decorate with their favorite items, and you’ll be able to host them whenever you like—even if you change up your decorations completely!

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Dragalia Lost (Game)

 

Initial Release: September 27, 2018 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Role-Playing

 

An action RPG forged by humans and dragons – Dragalia Lost is a swipe-controlled action RPG about the bonds shared between humans and dragons. Conquer your enemies using an array of powerful attacks and special skills and even by transforming into a dragon yourself!

A tale of heroes, legends, and allies, together – Over 60 voiced characters are ready and waiting to aid your quest!

Music by DAOKO – Dragalia Lost features music by the Japanese artist DAOKO. Her captivating musical score enhances the upbeat gaming experience!

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Dr. Mario World (Game)

 

Initial Release:July 09, 2019, 2019

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Puzzle

 

Use your puzzle skills to eliminate pesky viruses!

  • Match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear! Simply match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them.
  • Luckily, Dr. Mario and friends have virus-busting skills, and you can use leftover half-capsules to strategically zero in on especially meddlesome viruses.
  • Take your time, because each puzzling configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules. Keep calm to plan your approach, and you’ll rid the Dr. Mario’s world of viruses in no time!

 

Paging Dr. Mario!

  • A colorful cast of viruses has Dr. Mario’s world in a panic! Dr. Mario and friends have put on lab coats and grabbed capsules! Now they’re ready to eliminate those unruly viruses.
  • Dr. Mario isn’t the only one on call—Dr. Peach, Dr. Bowser, and others are on duty. Staff up with assistants like Goomba, Koopa Troopa, and Buzzy Beetle to help your doctors out with additional skills.
  • Doctors and assistants have various virus-busting skills, so experiment to find a combination that suits your style and pace.
  • Hundreds of stages over many different worlds are ready for you to save! New worlds, new doctors, and more will be delivered on a regular basis.

 

Play together with friends and family around the world!

  • You’re not in this alone—send and receive stamina-giving hearts to use in stage mode! Then, show off your puzzle-solving progress.
  • In versus mode, you can turn up the intensity on your virus-busting by challenging others to a one-on-one showdown—without using hearts!
  • Find the right combo of doctor and assistants and aim for victory online to earn battle points and increase your tier!

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Mario Kart Tour (Game)

 

Initial Release: September 25, 2019 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: up to 8 players

Genre: Racing

 

Mario Kart takes a world tour!

Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favorite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game!

 

Endless Mario Kart fun at your fingertips! – The Mario Kart series known and loved by many is ready to take the world by storm – one smart device at a time! With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease, sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.

Nab 1st place with items and Frenzy mode! – In Mario Kart Tour you have access to an arsenal of powerful items that can mix things up on the racetrack! Turn up the heat by activating the new Frenzy mode, which gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible! Make the most of the ensuing chaos, as Frenzy mode only lasts a short time!

Collect drivers, karts, badges, and more! – Earn Grand Stars by racing or fire off the featured pipe to receive more drivers, karts, and gliders! You can also proudly display badges, earned by completing certain challenges, next to your in-game name!

Bonus challenge courses put a twist on traditional races! – In certain races, 1st place isn’t always the goal. With names like “Vs. Mega Bowser” and “Goomba Takedown,” these bonus challenge courses demand a different approach to gameplay and strategy!

Race to increase your online rank! – Boost with the best of ’em! Your high scores will determine how you compare to other players all over the world. Keep practicing and trying out different combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders to increase your score and rise to the top!

Pokémon HOME

Pokémon HOME (Application)

 

Initial Release: February 11, 2020 

Status: Ongoing support

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Other

 

Pokémon™ HOME is a cloud service for the Nintendo Switch™ system and compatible mobile devices designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather. By linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile version of Pokémon HOME, you’ll be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes on both versions. With Pokémon HOME you can move Pokémon between compatible games, trade Pokémon on the go, and more! You can also purchase a subscription to the Pokémon HOME Premium Plan for more features.

With Pokémon HOME, you can manage your collection of Pokémon across multiple games. Gathering your Pokémon is just the beginning—you can trade with friends or with anyone around the world directly using the Pokémon HOME mobile app. A subscription to the Premium Plan gives the ability to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Bank expands the number of Pokémon that can be deposited from 30 to 6,000, expands the number of Pokémon that can be placed in the Wonder Box and GTS at one time (mobile version only), allows you to host your own Room Trades (mobile version only), and gives you the Judge function right within Pokémon HOME.

 

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Miitomo (Game)

 

Initial Release: March 17, 2016 

Service Terminated: May 09, 2018

Platforms: iOS / Android

Players: 1 player

Genre: Simulation

 

Miitomo is a free-to-start social experience that lets you spark conversations with your friends in a whole new way and uses Nintendo’s Mii characters, which first debuted with the launch of Wii Sports in 2006. More than 200 million Mii characters currently exist across Nintendo systems worldwide. To get started, users can quickly create a Mii character, customizing its facial features, eyes, hair, as well as voice and personality. Users can also use the camera of their smartphone or tablet to snap a photo that will be translated into Mii form, or they can simply import their Mii from the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems using a QR Code.

Once their Mii is ready to act as their social go-between, users can add friends in person, or through their existing Facebook or Twitter accounts. Once that step is complete, then it’s time to answer some questions. Miitomo creates conversations and turns discussions into a form of play by prompting users to answer all kinds of questions. Did you know that your best friend’s favorite food is pizza? Maybe, but did you know her favorite music genre is secretly polka? And that she believes in aliens? The answers get shared among friends, sparking interesting conversations – part of the fun is discovering surprise facts about your friends that you never knew before. When users hear how their friends responded to questions, they can give it a “heart” or comment through text or with a picture.

Mii characters will travel around and visit others that users have added as friends in the app, so it’s important to look good. As users experience Miitomo, they’ll earn Miitomo coins, which can be redeemed in the in-app shop to get all kinds of cool outfits. Users also have the option to get more Miitomo coins via in-app purchase. Users can set their own style with shorts, pants, socks, shirts, shoes, accessories and hats. If users want to go further in expressing themselves, they can dress up in a variety of outlandish costumes, such as a bear costume, pirate costume or hot dog costume.

Users can also express themselves with the Miifoto feature, which lets them put their Mii characters in fun poses with cool stamps, or by combining their Mii image with photos they have taken themselves. These creations can then easily be posted to social media services like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Pokémon Rumble Rush (Game)

 

Initial Release: May 15, 2019 

Status: Service ends on July 22, 2020

Platforms: iOS / Android

Relevance: Pokémon Rumble Rush is developed by DeNA, who has worked on multiple mobile games for Nintendo and is connected to My Nintendo and as such, like the majoirty of Nintendo’s mobile games, can be used to earn Platinum Points

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