Play Nintendo Tour 2016 – Memorial City Mall

A couple of months ago, Nintendo announce they will be doing their Play Nintendo Tour for 2016. Now it’s the middle of summer and the play tour has arrived to Houston Memorial Mall! We’re not strangers to the Play Nintendo Tour as you can tell.

This years layout was a lot smaller than the one previous one, and with a high focus on the 3DS. However we still had huge amounts of fun at the event!

The hanging banner we encountered when arriving to the event!

The hanging banner we encountered when arriving to the event!

The gang's all here!  (Except for Waluigi)

The gang’s all here! (Except for Waluigi)

A look on the other side!  Coins and karts galore!

A look on the other side! Coins and karts galore!

Closer view of the set!

Closer view of the set!

Race to the finish!

Race to the finish!

Clanky Woods was intimidating!

Clanky Woods was intimidating!

A nice giant Kirby statue to take pictures with!  This with the crowd favorite!

A nice giant Kirby statue to take pictures with! This with the crowd favorite!

Up close of DKCR3D!

Up close of DKCR3D!

It's on like...you know who!

It’s on like…you know who!

The Pokémon ORAS booth!

The Pokémon ORAS booth!

A closer look!

A closer look!

*Insert Pokémon GO joke here.*

*Insert Pokémon GO joke here.*

Check out the New 3DS XXLL!

Check out the New 3DS XXLL!

Checking out the front!

Checking out the front!

Yoshi on the mic on the New 3DS!

Yoshi on the mic on the New 3DS!

Yo-kai Watch set!

Yo-kai Watch set!

Let's go to the Everymart!

Let’s go to the Everymart!

Hey, it's The Fish Place!

Hey, it’s The Fish Place!

Everybody waiting in line wanting to play Yo-kai Watch!

Everybody waiting in line wanting to play Yo-kai Watch!

Hey Nate!

Hey Nate!

Quiz time!

Quiz time!

Yoshi's New Island!

Yoshi’s New Island!

So does anybody know what happened to that Mega Guy?

So does anybody know what happened to that Mega Guy?

A happy setting!

A happy setting!

Ooh, can you answer this question?

Ooh, can you answer this question?

Showing off the Nintendo X Vans!

Showing off the Nintendo X Vans!

A closer look at the Vans products.

A closer look at the Vans products.

New Low Price!

New Low Price!

Welcome to the Warp Zone!

Welcome to the Warp Zone!

Handheld gaming at it's finest!

Handheld gaming at it’s finest!

Featured 3DS titles!

Featured 3DS titles!

A close up of the NES Classic's box!

A close up of the NES Classic’s box!

Complete your passport for a chance to win a prize!

Complete your passport for a chance to win a prize!

Crane game!  Where's that Arcade Badge Bunny?

Crane game! Where’s that Arcade Badge Bunny?

Controls seem simple enough.

Controls seem simple enough.

As usual, cosplay shenanigans invade the area!
Here’s a little gallery:

Also a special treat, the Play Nintendo Tour folks held a special tournament for the cosplayers that showed up!

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The event was a blast, hope to see it again next year!

See you next year!

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