Explore with Captain Toad, Draw with Pikachu and Battle with Mario


On Dec. 7, Nintendo and Best Buy have a holiday gift at participating locations across the country: hands-on game play featuring Captain Toad, Pikachu and many of the most iconic characters in video games. At select stores, shoppers can play four of Nintendo’s hottest games of the holiday season: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Wii U, Pokémon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, all of which are now available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker features Captain Toad in his first starring adventure, as he searches for treasure through multiple creative and colorful levels. In Pokémon Art Academy, fans of all ages can learn how to draw their favorite Pokémon characters in 2D using the touch screen of the Nintendo 3DS system. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, all-star characters like Mario and PAC-MAN battle it out in epic arenas inspired by some of the most memorable video games of all time.

People who play the demos become eligible to receive giveaways ranging from fun Pokémon items to in-store coupons, while supplies last.

At the Best Buy store in Culver City, California, the Mario costumed character himself and the YouTube stars from KittiesMama will pay a visit to take pictures with fans. KittiesMama creates fun weekly videos for kids and recently shot a series of promotional videos and TV commercials for Nintendo 3DS games.


Holiday shoppers, families, Mario (Culver City location only), YouTube stars from KittiesMama (Culver City location only)


Dec. 7
11 a.m.-4 p.m. (local time)


Select Best Buy stores across the country
View the full list of participating stores at https://corporate.bestbuy.com/sunday-is-family-fun-game-day-at-best-buy-thanks-to-nintendo/.


Holiday shoppers enjoying Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games starring some of Nintendo’s most recognizable characters like Captain Toad, Pikachu and Mario.
The Mario costumed character cheering on fans and posing for pictures (Culver City location only).
YouTube stars from KittiesMama signing autographs and taking pictures with fans (Culver City location only).