Play Nintendo Has Some Halloween Surprises Lined Up Just For You! #PlayNintendo #Nintendo

Trick or treat?  More like trick or trick! Discover spooktacular Halloween surprises for the scariest season of all on Play.Nintendo!


Nintendo and Fun go hand in hand in our house. So with Halloween so close we had to share some fun things going on at  You can find something for everyone. Whether or not you should dress up in Goron Garb or a Big Bomb Outfit in the LoZ: Tri Force Heroes poll (one is particularly great if you are traversing lava in your neighborhood). Can you imagine what happens if you decide to trick-or-treat at Bowser’s house in the Mushroom Kingdom trivia quiz (he may have a fiery treat in store). You can find ways to create spooky rooms in Animal Crossing: HHD (spoiler alert: dinosaur skeletons and cauldrons are so in right now). We are totally in!




 While you are on the site check out Why Terror Time is, well, terrifying in YO-KAI WATCH! Also check out how to make sure your pumpkin lets trick-or-treaters know your house is a “Nintendo house”! I”m sure this one will be a biggie in our house. There are some great prank ideas from Jack, such as how to weird out your neighbors and convince people you have a shrink ray. There are fun ways to disguise yourself as Mario (right down to your fingernails). 

So if you are a Nintendo family like we are you definitely want to check out all the fun things Play Nintendo has in store for you! Happy Nintendo Halloween!


Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Nintendo Partner. Adam and Emily Sullivan are part of the Nintendo Kid Reviewer Ambassadors Program. No compensation was given for this post. Sample products are sent to our house periodically for the purpose of review. No compensation was given for this post. Please contact me at and @3decades3kids everywhere else. 









Nintendo’s Splatoon Is Taking Over Our House This Summer! #Nintendo

Nintendo’s Splatoon Is Taking Over Our House This Summer!










This summer something has taken over our house! No one is complaining that’s for sure. In fact this gaming family has welcomed the takeover with open arms! Splatoon, Nintendo’s new energetic third-person shooter game is a perfect game for families and kids of all ages! Splatoon offers a unique experience that differs from other games in its genre. Players can seamlessly transform from their human form into squids, and can swim around in the paint that they have coated the ground with from their guns.

Splatoon’s multiplayer mode focuses on two teams competing the cover the most ground with their team’s paint color. This makes for a hectic, exciting, and fun multiplayer experience. Splatoon’s graphics show off the technical power of the Wii U, and all of the different vibrant colors in the game set it apart from most other games on the market.
My children have become big fans of Nintendo’s Splatoon. It is a game that appeals to all ages, due to the fact that it is very bright and colorful along with having RPG-like character customization and multiplayer with high replay value. Splatoon is an incredible game, and has become a classic in my home. By the way: SPLATFEST!! We have and will be so there! If only we could choose the winning team! Thanks for all the fun, Nintendo. You know how to keep this family happy! 
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was provided with Nintendo WiiU gaming system along with Splatoon and Amiibo figures in order to be a Nintendo Gamer and complete this review. All opinions are those of my own and completely honest. No compensation was given for this post. Contact me at or 

Skylanders SuperChargers Races Onto the Scene This Fall!

Skylanders SuperChargers

The latest Skylanders game has been announced, and it looks INCREDIBLE: this fall, clear the road, air, and sea for the vehicle-focused Skylanders SuperChargers! We got a special look at the upcoming game at an exclusive event hosted by MomTrends and Activision– read on to learn everything there is to know about the newest installment in the Skylanders series!18413709972_73c73fc174_z

As you know, we’re BIG Skylanders fans here, and as a family who’s played through the four previous chapters in the Skylanders adventure (the 2011 debut hit Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure & its sequels Skylanders Giants, Skylanders Swap Force, and Skylanders Trap Team), we’re thrilled to check out the latest additions to the franchise. But just what is Skylanders SuperChargers?


Releasing on September 20 of this year, Skylanders SuperChargers will focus on a brand new type of interactive Skylanders toy: vehicles! Yes, all of your favorite Skylanders (plus 20 new SuperChargers!) will be able to drive, dive, and fly across Skylands as they explore the world in twenty new land, water, and air vehicles. The cars (and planes, and submarines, and more!) each pair up with one of the new SuperCharger characters (like the Giants, Swap Force, and Trap Team characters that lent their names to previous games)– though any character can drive, when the vehicle and its matching SuperCharger are on the portal together, both will receive a supercharged upgrade, making them more powerful overall.


As always, the game will release with a Starter Pack featuring the new portal and three Skylanders figures– this year, those three figures are the trailblazing dune buggy Hot Streak, its partner SuperCharger (the robotic-looking flaming dragon Spitfire), and fan favorite Stealth Elf, who’s been given an upgrade to SuperCharger status as well! For more about the Starter Pack, check out our sneak peek at the bundle!


The game will also be available in a new digital Portal Owner’s Pack– similar to the Portal Owner’s Pack from Skylanders Giants, this new edition will allow you to use the previous game’s portal (in this case, the one from Skylanders Trap Team), but unlike the previous Portal Owner’s Pack, the Skylanders SuperChargers one will feature a digital download of the game rather than a physical disc, and digital versions of the starter pack characters as well.

Skylanders SuperChargers will be available on September 20, 2015 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, WiiU, Xbox 360, PS3, and iOS (and an alternate experience of the game will also be available on Wii and 3DS.) For more about Skylanders SuperChargers, check out our Ground Vehicles Gameplay, Puzzle/Platforming Gameplay, and Water Vehicles Gameplay videos!

My Valentine Just May Be Skylanders’ Newest Guy, Love Potion Pop Fizz

My Valentine Just May Be Skylanders’ Newest Guy, Love Potion Pop Fizz and Skylanders Valentine Cards


Valentine’s Day is creeping up fast. We’ll definitely be celebrating the big love day around here by playing one of our favorite games! You will not want to miss out on this awesome addition to the crew. Skylanders’ newest stud, Love Potion Pop Fizz!!!!! When his latest attempt to concoct the ultimate raspberry soda totally backfired, Love Potion Pop Fizz was caught in a blast that turned him pink and gave him an alluring aroma.  At least that’s how he tells it.  But with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Skylanders are all wondering if Pop Fizz is telling the truth – or if there is a special someone that he’s trying to impress! This character is available for a limited time at major retailers for $14.99. Run!!!!!  Your family will definitely fall in love with  Love Potion Pop Fizz! We did! 

Love Potion Pop Fizz, will you be my Valentine? Shhhhh…Don’t tell hubby!!



When it comes to Valentine Day card for the kids to exchange, you will definitely want to check out what Skylanders has up their sleeve! As a Skylanders fan you can show your love for friends and family with signature Valentine cards! These cards are available at major retailers, including K-Mart and Walmart, for $2.99. Nothing says “You Are Special” like a Skylanders Valentine card!

Check out everything Skylanders here;

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Gamer Family! This post is part of our Skylanders Series. No compensation was given for this post. Sample product provided by Skylanders. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. We love gaming and love sharing everything Skylanders with you. Contact me at and everywhere else as @3decades3kids. 

Sponge Bob: Sponge On The Run App is Awesome! Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures Brand New Mobile Game


Sponge Bob: Sponge On The Run App is Awesome!

Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures Brand New Mobile Game

Our family loves Sponge Bob. Our family loves gaming. So, putting Sponge Bob and gaming together is going to gain some major attention in our house. Recently we had the chance to check out the new Endless runner app inspired by the upcoming The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water in theaters February 6. Love that hilarious Sponge? You will definitely want this game in your hands!

Bikini Bottom fans can venture off the beaten path with the all-new SpongeBob SquarePants game, SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run, based on the upcoming The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in theaters February 6.  The endless runner mobile game is available now for iOS and Android and coming soon to Amazon app stores.

In the app, SpongeBob and Plankton are racing to find the lost Krabby Patty formula through 3 seaworthy locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom and a real-world beach.  When he is not running, SpongeBob is flying past obstacles with Plankton’s jetpack, floating in a bubble through a coral forest, racing through Bikini Bottom in the Patty Wagon, or has Plankton jumping through his surreal imagination.  When the running gets tough, SpongeBob gets heroic as he transforms into Super SpongeBob.  The new upgrade allows SpongeBob to knock through any obstacle in his way without risk.

Here are some of the awesome game features:

Customize SpongeBob with unique costumes like Caveman and Pirate

Run through iconic locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom, Jelly Fish Fields and on a real-world beach

Travel between locations with Plankton’s time machine

Become Super SpongeBob and knock everything out of SpongeBob’s path

Power up with Plankton using shields and magnets

Hilarious dialog between SpongeBob and his arch-rival Plankton

Compare distance and scores after your run with other players (for iOS and Amazon only)

Custom animation and voice-overs with SpongeBob and Plankton created just for the game

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run was developed by Playside Studios, creators of the App Store’s Worldwide Editor’s Choice game Catch the Ark.

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run App Preview Video:

Get the SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run app here:

Disclosure: No compensation was given for this post. Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids was invited to a press sneak peek for the Nickelodeon/Paramount SpongeBob:Sponge On The Run. Please contact me at and everywhere else at .@3decades3kids.