Nintendo’s smart. It knows human beings can be incredibly superficial creatures and this superficiality gives items and people with beautiful appearances an edge. After all, are you going to buy a game that doesn’t look good? Probably not.The company didn’t get to be one of the top three video game players by ignoring its potential consumers. The result of this is the company developing and producing incredibly adorable games. Now, the adorability isn’t the main selling point but some titles just end up being cuter than others.
Gamertell has lookeed back over Nintendo’s extensive video game release history to pick out the 10 sweetest titles Nintendo’s ever had a hand in. I’d recommend not eating candy while reading – You don’t want to go into diabetic shock or something.
#10 Doshin the Giant
Release Date: September 20, 2002
Claim to fame: Doshin the Giant was a god/life-sim game, where you got to decide whether Doshin helped or hurt the innocent islanders. It was never released in North America, only in Europe and Japan.
Why is it cute? Doshin himself is fairly adorable, like a big smiley face come to life. Plus, the villagers are pretty cute as well.
#9 Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Release Date: March 24, 2003
Claim to fame: The Wind Waker was cel-shaded, and marked the first appearance of “Toon Link.”
Why is it cute? Super Smash Brothers Brawl proves Toon Link is cute, if you go by Cute Overload‘s seventh rule of cuteness which says (and I quote), “A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute.”
#8 Rhythm Tengoku Gold/Rhythm Heaven
Release Date: 2009
Claim to fame: It is the first Rhythm Tengoku game to be released outside of Japan. It also has music from Tsunku and was created by the team behind WarioWare.
Why is it cute? Stylish characters appear throughout the title. They may look quirky, but they’re also quite adorable.
#7 Mario & Luigi: The Superstar Saga
Release Date: November 17, 2003
Claim to fame: It was a Mario RPG that took place in the Beanbean Kingdom rather than the Mushroom Kingdom. It also spawned a sequel, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
Why is it cute? It marks the return of the Koopa kids, which look great. It also had gorgeous sprites of famous Mario characters.
#6 Pikmin 2
Release Date: August 30, 2004
Claim to fame: It was the sequel to the successful Pikmin and featured more Pikmin, two space captains and plenty of time to explore the world of the Pikmin.
Why is it cute? Pikmin was cute, but Pikmin 2 was even cuter since it had blue, yellow, red, white and purple Pikmin.