Nintendo is one of those companies that everyone knows but surprisingly few players can list more than a few of their most popular titles. Series such as Zelda, Mario and Pokemon may be the most common however, since joining the video game industry in 1970, Nintendo has released more than 700 games.
These titles are spread over 8 different console lines (from the Nintendo Entertainment system, or NES) to the new Switch, as well as 4 separate hand-held consoles so let’s take a look at some of the more obscure titles that you might have missed.
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1. Little Nemo: The Dream Master (NES)
A platform game developed by Capcom for the NES, Little Nemo: The Dream Master is based on a Japanese comic and focuses on the adventures of Nemo, a young boy on a quest to rescue the King of Slumberland from the clutches of the evil Nightmare King. Take to the dream world to collect keys, meet new animal companions and borrow their powers to overcome obstacles and defeat the forces of evil in one of the more challenging and endearing side-scrollers created for the NES.
2. Uniracers/Unirally (SNES)
Taking inspiration from the success of Sega’s Sonic games, Uniracers was a game made to show that the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was capable of running fast moving action titles. Uniracers (or Unirally as it was known in PAL regions) is a racing game with heavy focus on performing the most intricate unicycle stunts possible without wiping out (think Tron racers but with one wheel). The stunts themselves are fairly simple to execute but present a challenge when performed mid-race as wipeouts will result in the loss of accumulated speed. Offering players the chance to play through an extensive 45 track career mode or take on their friends in a split-screen multiplayer mode, Uniracers is a must play couch co-op game for gamers of all ages.
3. World Championship Poker: Deluxe Series (DS)
A sleeper title for the DS, World Championship Poker: Deluxe Series offers players the chance to play realistic poker on the go. Catering to both online poker veterans and new players alike, this collection of Vegas-style card games is just the thing for players looking to brush up on their poker skills. Offering players 10 popular poker variations, 4 barroom side games, World Championship Poker grants players access to both an in-depth Career mode, which transports players into 3D recreations of some of the world’s most iconic casinos, as well as multiplayer for up to 6 players.
4.Crimson Shroud (3DS)
A tribute to the table-top RPG genre, Crimson Shroud takes the best aspects of table-top games and combines them with stunning visuals and intriguing gameplay.Take charge of a group of heroes and roll your way to success through a relatively short but endearing tale that features some surprisingly complex battle systems that take strategic turn-based combat to a whole new level. Featuring multiple difficulty levels to extend its playability, Crimson Shroud is a must play for table-top and RPG gamers alike.
With the release of critically acclaimed titles like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey cluttering up the Switch space, it comes as no surprise that indie titles like Splasher have slipped through under the radar. A 2D platformer that features unique arcade-style action gameplay, Splasher is a mix of styles that take inspiration for titles such as Rayman Legends and Splatoon. The premise is simple: run, jump and splash your way to freedom as you attempt to escape the evil corporation for whom you used to work. Fast-paced and addictive, Splasher is a must play title platformer lovers of all ages