If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend then make your way down to the Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga where Nintendo Week (Wiik :P) is currently underway.
A section of the mall has been turned into a free-for-all Wii and DS arena, showcasing some of the latest and most popular Wii titles. Visitors are encouraged to try out as many of the games as possible, including 42 all-time Wii classics that will be on offer.
Kerry Taoushiani, Marketing Manager for Core Gaming says,
“While we have been running similar exhibits in malls countrywide all year, what makes Nintendo Week different from standard promotions is that the event is highly interactive with a big sound stage and room to kick up a fuss, perform and compete with others. We are not merely showcasing the games, but encouraging everyone to get involved, test their skills and stand in line to win exciting prizes”
A variety of tournaments will be run daily, and Mario and Luigi will be making daily appearances to keep the kids well entertained.
Wii want to play
With a colourful variety of Wii titles on offer, Nintendo Week aims to demonstrate that there is a game for everyone – from family fun with Big Brain Academy to kicking it up a gear with Mario Kart Wii and even building up a sweat with Wii Fit.
Visitors can also test their “brain ages” on the DS Lite with the latest self-improvement craze, Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training.
The crowds at Gateway will also be the first to experience Wii Music – the latest innovation from Nintendo, and will be able to join a virtual band.
Times of daily events:
- 11:00: Show folks who is the master of the Wii wheel in the daily Mario Kart Wii tournaments
- 15:00: Remember to bring your takkies for the Wii Sports tournaments and get some good exercise
- 16:00: Enter Gateway’s Brainiest Family, a competition for the whole family to enter as a team, and test their skills on Big Brain Academy
- Nintendogs fans will be able to meet each other’s puppies in daily “Bark Mode” sessions.
So if the weather is kak and the beach is out this weekend go check out Nintendo Week. The Nintendo team is on stand 09:00 – 22:00 until Monday 15 December. Go to Gateway’s Promo court to catch some Nintendo action and find out what you really want for Christmas. And let me know what it’s like!