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Hey It's Me Mario! Nintendo Family Fun - #NintendoPartner


I received Free Products from Nintendo as a Brand Ambassador. However all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. 

We are a family of gamers. As long as I can remember our family has had one gaming system or another in our household. I remember the first system I ever owned was a Super Nintendo. You may remember playing Mario Bro's on a system where you had to pull out the cartridge and blow into it whenever you thought that it wasn't working. Yes those were the good old days. When I grew up and had my own family we decided that the one system we would always have is a Nintendo System. So the kids got Gameboys, then the Gameboy Advance right up to the now Nintendo 3DS which both Mikael and Madison (my 3yr old) owns. When you think of family gaming, the first thing that comes to mind is Nintendo and you won't be wrong. How many of you have played Super Mario Bros and Donkey Kong and don't forget Mario Kart? It sure beats any racing game in my book.

I was sent a Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set: Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land Bundle - Black 32 GB. If you owned a previous Nintendo Wii U, this will blow it out of the water. The graphics on this one is a lot clearer and according to Nintendo are in High Definition. It comes with your touch GamePad controller which allows you to game from either your TV or right there in your hand. The touch screen controller comes with your traditional controls that you find on your usual controllers and also the analog sticks. With this set the games are already pre-installed so you can start gaming right away.


I am not going to get into the set up because it was super easy. It literally guides you through it so there's no need to even read the instructions but it is highly recommended.


One of our favorite feature is getting to create a mini version of ourselves, or what Nintendo likes to call a Mii. Once you've created your Mii then you're all ready for gaming. So let's jump into one of the hottest game that is on everyone's Nintendo wish list. The Super Mario Maker.


The Super Mario Maker is the game that all Mario fans have been waiting for. In this new game it's your turn to create and play the levels of your dreams. Remember those levels that you thought you'd never beat? Well now you can make them as easy as you want. What about those levels that you thought were just a tad too easy. No problem there either. You can make them as difficult as you want. These levels are yours and the great thing is that you can also play levels created by other Nintendo users around the world. So there is limitless gaming options for you.


Just take a look at this video at how easy it is to make.


And what about the Amibo? Well you can unlock costume Mario. You can also transform into different character costumes with the new Mystery Mushroom item. Expand the roster of possible outfits by completing the 100 Mario Challenge mode or tapping compatible amiibo accessories.



So here are 5 great reasons you should own a Wii U.

1. They are a lot cheaper than other game consoles so you get to save some of your hard earned money in your pocket. The money you save can be used to spend on other gifts that the kids want including even more games.


2. With the Wii U game pad, you can play your games while other family members watch TV. Great for those single TV households.

3. All your favorite apps are included. No need to buy another streaming device because now you can stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and even YouTube right from your Wii U console.



4.  They have an extensive library of family games perfect for all ages. Unlike the other consoles where you can barely find family games, this is one console where they dedicate their games to family. Great for family game night.

5. This is the best reason of all. You get to play all your favorite Mario Bros games on the only console that lets you. Now who doesn't love Mario and Luigi? If you say you don't then you've never played one of their games.


This is truly the gift that every family should have under the tree this Christmas and I do mean Family. After all Nintendo is about family and will truly make your family game night fun!

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Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. I love Mario games! They never seem to get old and I'm surely never disappointed. The 3D world one is really fun even though it's very different compared to the ones from years ago. :)

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  2. I love the Mario games ~ they're family friendly and fun. Our daughter can play with her much older brothers and still have fun.

    True story: My son made "miis" for my parents to play wii bowling. They cracked up when they saw themselves on the TV screen. It's a great feature!

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  3. This sounds like so much fun! I can't believe how long Mario has been around!

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  4. I've always loved Super Mario! I wish they had an Online player mode where we can challenge each other from different places like other systems!

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  5. We've been thinkiing about getting a Wii U this Christmas. We have the regular Wii and the boys love playing Mario on it but I think it's time for an upgrade. It sounds like a really amazing system!

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  6. Oh how fun My youngest son wants this for Christmas.

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  7. This looks great! My 2 older boys would flip out over this! They love video games and gadgets!

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  8. Mario was one of my favorite games growing up .. I love that it's back in style. This is a great Christmas gift for kids and adults alike

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  9. Oh wow that sounds like a blast. It's pretty amazing that you can play your own levels.

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  10. We have the original Wii still, but my kids are begging for the upgrade!

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  11. I was in grade four when we would just play this game during our computer class. hahahaa

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  12. We have a Wii and Xbox360 - Great review, I think I will have to add a Wii U to our list.

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  13. I've been a big fan of the Mario games ever since the original Nintendo! This one looks like a lot of fun too!

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  14. I know that a lot of kids are into video games and I bet Mario Brothers is something on many Christmas lists!

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  15. Mario is a household name as far as gaming goes for my family. We have just about every Mario game and this one is definitely on the list to get.

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  16. My boys all like to play, none more so than my second oldest who is grown and will still pick up a controller from time to time. Nintendo is the best, my kids grew up with Mario. :)

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  17. This looks like the perfect gift for my nephew! I love that all our favorite apps can be accessed too! That's huge!

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  18. I love that Mario is still running around out there. It brings back so many memories!

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  19. i actually suck at playing such games! just two days ago I was playing Mario World on Wii at my friend's house. It was on a 4 player game mode and basically I was dragging the whole team down. HAHAHA!

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  20. Love super mario! We will have to check this out! We still have the old original wii but maybe its time for an upgrade.

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  21. This looks like a great game and console! My son would love that!

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  22. My boys have enough games as it is. I will not add to their distractions anymore. I am sure they will like this one too.

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  23. My son is begging for this! Literally all he talks about

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  24. This looks like a lot of fun! I only have Nintendo WII at home :) - but who knows what my son might want over the next few years ;)

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  25. I loved Super Mario Brothers, I am going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Looks like a great gift idea for Christmas! So much fun for kids... adults too? ;)

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  27. We love Mario and our Wii U but we need to have it serviced. I need to do this ASAP so we can play the new games. Is that Super Mario Maker available for the current Wii U?! My boys are going to love that!

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  28. I played this before but as I grew older, I shifted to reading novel books and writing with my own. Nice as Christmas present for children.

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  29. I have a wii but not the latest and it was fun. I've been a fan of Mario since Nintendo Family computer days.

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  30. How fun! I don't think Mario will ever get old. It's such a classic.

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  31. That would make a great Christmas gift for all my grandkids to share.

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  32. We love our wii. I am obsessed with Mario Brothers.

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  33. My nephew is Super Mario fans sometimes I accompany him to play this game and its quite fun though.

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  34. Mario has been my favorite ever since I knew how to play a family computer. And it just keeps getting better :)

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  35. Nostalgic fun with Super Mario. Somehow I didn't have fun because I always get killed by tortoises! haha... the only Mario I prefer is Mario Maurer!

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  36. We did the same thing with the cartridges back then, blowing them so they could work. :)) It's nice that Nintendo still develops better consoles for an even better gaming experience, especially with the wii

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  37. I literally grow up with Mario. It's amazing to see how this game evolved through time and remain a classic.

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