Bringing Out the Kid In Me and A Nintendo Giveaway! **Giveaway now CLOSED***

Friday, August 18, 2017

This post has been written in collaboration with Nintendo Canada, all opinions are my own

This giveaway is now CLOSED.  The winner was announced here.

I've been a huge Nintendo fan for as long as I can remember.  I have such great memories of sitting in the basement playing Super Mario Bros. over and over again.  Don't even get me started on Super Mario Bros. 2 and the addition of Princess!

Though I appreciate the games that are now readily available on mobile devices, nothing seems to really compare to a good Nintendo game, which is why I jumped at the chance to try out the new New Nintendo 2DS XL.  Our boys have DS' and love them!  Hubs and I may very well be guilty of stealing the kids devices every now and then to play a game or two.

What I absolutely love about the recently released the New Nintendo 2DS XL is hands down the larger screen size and the clarity.  I also like the fact that weight of the device and ergonomics haven't been compromised, it's still lightweight and small enough to carry around.  Nintendo realizes that technology moves fast as do our needs for faster processing and clearer pictures, they've answered those needs with the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

We also had the opportunity to test drive two new games.  Holy smokes the kids were excited!  Though I like to try to pretend that I'm totally current on all the new happenings, I have to be honest, the kids seem to be one step ahead of my as of late.  When they saw that Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia were included in the parcel, they flipped!!!  Do you remember that feeling when you were a kiddo?  So incredibly awesome.  Looking to upgrade your 3DS and wondering if the games are compatible?  You can play all Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS and most Nintendo DS games on the New Nintendo 2DS XL, which is awesome!

Of course, I do intend on sharing this new toy with my boys, but they still can't believe that they aren't able to convince me to hand it over to them entirely (though let’s face it, they’ll probably be the ones who get me past levels that I’m having difficulty with!).  I love the fact that this device is truly family friendly, it’s fun for everyone in our home to play, no matter what age!  I can’t tell you enough, just how valuable that is!  Because of that, it will certainly be our go-to during long road trips, and I can see it being used while we’re relaxing on the patio or when one of us just needs a break from the daily grind.

Now, I'm super excited to be giving away one (1) New Nintendo 2DS XL, one (1) Hey! Pikmin game and one (1) Miitopia game to one lucky reader!  Hop on over to this photo on Instagram for contest details and to enter! (note: you can only enter the giveaway via Instagram, leaving a comment here will not be a contest entry).  Giveaway is open to residents of Canada and closes on August 23/2017 at 11:59pm EST.  Good luck!


This post is written in collaboration with Nintento Canada, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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