Nintendo Video Games
Japan's multinational electronics giant Nintendo was originally founded as a playing card company in 1889. Today, however, it is known for being one of the world's biggest producers of video games and consoles. Video games offer hours of entertainment for children, teenagers and adults, and the advancement of technology means you can even physically interact with the virtual games.
Game and Watch
The first series of consoles released by Nintendo, Game and Watch video games first came to the market in 1980. They incorporated a clock and alarm on an LCD screen on which a game could be played. The forerunner to the Game Boy, games that were produced to play on the Game and Watch included Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Mario Bros. Snoopy, Popeye and Chef were also popular games at the height of the Game and Watch's popularity. Despite the console going out of production in 1991, the games and consoles are widely available today.
Genres of Nintendo Games
There are not just Mario Kart and the Legend of Zelda available as Nintendo games. For the sports enthusiast, there are car racing, FIFA, virtual tennis, golf and even fishing games, so you can channel your inner athlete in the comfort of your living room. Kids will be entertained for hours with Crash Bandicoot, Just Dance and Pokemon games.
Nintendo Wii and Wii Video Games
Released in 2006, the Nintendo Wii revolutionised video game playing. The remote control detected movement in three directions and could be used to point, direct and hit when playing games. The concept for the Wii was to engage a higher level of user interaction by having the users move with the game, rather than simply press buttons on the controller. Nintendo Wii video games look much like DVD discs, and the Wii console allowed games that were released for other models to be played on it. The all-time most popular Wii game is Mario Kart Wii. Sports games were very popular on the Wii, for both solo and multiple players, as they make the most of the interactive component and are plenty of fun.