Nintendo Land is a collection of mini-games designed to showcase various features of the Wii U GamePad. Set inside a virtual theme park of the game's namesake, each of the twelve games, referred to as "attractions" is inspired by a classic Nintendo franchise.
The games are split into three categories: 3 co-op, 3 competitive and 6 solo games. Co-operative games include The Legend of Zelda Battle Quest, Pikmin Adventure, and Metroid Blast. The competitive games are Mario Chase, Luigi's Ghost Mansion, and Animal Crossing Sweet Day. The solo games are Donkey Kong's Crash Course, Captain Falcon's Twister Race, Octopus Dance, Takamaru's Ninja Castle, Yoshi's Fruit Cart, and Balloon Trip Breeze.
The game includes an interactive hub world from which the player can access each of the attractions, though they can quickly be accessed from a menu. As you play, you'll earn coins which you can use to purchase various items to populate the hub world. In addition to the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remotes, including the motion plus, as well as nunchucks are required to get the most of of the attractions.