ByMarlon McDonald, writer at
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Marlon McDonald

It's almost Valentine's Day, gamer, the sweetest day of the year that is positively filled to the brim with the touch of romance and gestures of love. There is no better way to celebrate the day than curling up with your significant other, some tasty snacks and a super cute video game.

We all know there's no-one who does a cute video game quite like Nintendo. With 2016 lining up to be a very interesting year for the old masters, let's have a look at some of the best treasures waiting to be found by you and your loved one, over in the N corner.

Staying In?

Wii U

This little gem of a console has had some absolutely brilliant games released over its short life span, and it doesn't look like it's stopping especially with Star Fox Zero and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD remaster looming on the horizon.

Splatoon (Wii U)

We never thought they'd do it, but ol' Ninty managed to knock our socks off with their own insanely colorful interpretation of the bustling FPS scene. Splatoon is all about you covering your enemies' turf with ink and capturing bases in single and multiplayer modes!

Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

Cometh the hour, cometh the legend. Mario Mario returns with a toolbox containing all the necessary ingredients for you to craft your very own Mario themed levels. This game is an absolute phenomenon and is generating some serious buzz on the web, so grab a copy and be a part of it!

Going Abroad?

New Nintendo 3DS XL

If you're heading off for a little Valentine's retreat somewhere away from the comfort of your own home, why not take the awesomeness of the big N with you? With games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. 3DS, this may be the only piece of kit you'll ever need for a trip. Apart from the charger, of course.

For The Hardcore Nintendites

Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)

Take turns venturing through the awe-inspiringly vast world of an unknown planet where you can reach anything you see in your badass Skell mech suit, and fully customize your move set and weapons for any dangerous encounters you most definitely will come across in this epic game.

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

Not only is the 8th iteration of this incredible franchise a damn good party game, it is also the hardcore racer that the console was missing. Fine tune your kart from wheels to kite and take it to the track against some of Nintendo's most iconic heroes and villains.

Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)

Yes, Awakening is a supremely taut and complex tactical combat game, but it also does something not many other games of its ilk allows you to do: manage your character's love lives. Yes, in true Valentine's tradition, you can have your heroes falling head over heels for one another, getting married and having kids! So don't let your heroes die on the battlefield, think of the children!

On A Budget?

Mario's 30th Anniversary Amiibo

Mario has seen some huge changes over the 30 years he's been a vital component of pop culture, and this awesome amiibo highlights his true form in all of its blocky glory. Hail to the NES, baby.

Yarn Yoshi Amiibo

Made from real yarn, who wouldn't want this super cute plush Yoshi amiibo in their already bustling collection?


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