What Nintendo Games Rank As The Cutest In Your Opinion?

#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

Nintendo have made a plethora of games which are visually cute over the years. What game, or indeed games do you think rank as some of the cutest, visually?. I'm asking this question on the back of watching Galaxy 2 videos - stylistically, it's incredibly cute, far more so than the original was.  

#2 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

Chibi Robo and Pikmin are the two games I feel have the cutest characters in a Nintendo game for me, by a long shot.

#3 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@oldschool said:

" Chibi Robo and Pikmin are the two games I feel have the cutest characters in a Nintendo game for me, by a long shot. "


Pikmin is definitely up there with the best of them, that game has an abundance of charm that oozes through everything. I cannot wait till E3, when were expected to get our first glimpse of the third game.   
 
To be honest, while I would agree about the majority of characters in Chibi, I wouldn't agree about Chibi Robo himself. I don't think his visual design is as cute - his shape and form Isn't conventionally cute. I would admit wholeheartedly that Chibi does grow on you. 
 
 I'm actually hoping he goes through a redesign in any new game...

#4 Posted by Godwind (2596 posts) -

Samus Aran?
 

Samus on Floor


#5 Edited by xyzygy (10077 posts) -

Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.  
 
I think the cutest game is Wind Waker!

#6 Posted by Ubiquitous (571 posts) -

Kirby was the single cutest nintendo game.

#7 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap. And every single Kirby game. 
 
God, I love Kirby. I need to get Super Star Ultra one of these days.

#8 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

You fight a kangaroo.
#9 Posted by Bam_D_Leprechaun (795 posts) -

Kirby, Wind Waker, Pikmin... thats all i got

#10 Posted by Turambar (6888 posts) -

Kirby, hands down.

#11 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Diddy Kong Racing. But that was more of a Rare game. 

#12 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

Kirby Crystal Shards (or any Kirby game, I suppose).  The designs of the characters made everything seem cute.
 
That, Animal Crossing or Nintendogs.

#13 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1877 posts) -
@Tarsier said:
" yoshi's story. "
i suppose this, i played it when i was 9, and i hated the song they sang at the end of every level...
#14 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

Kirby.

#15 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

I would have to say Animal Crossing, Kirby, and Pikmin.

#16 Posted by SubwayD (552 posts) -

Kirby. By a long shot.   
Pikmin is more of a funny weird than cute. 
Yoshi's Story is like pouring syrup onto your eyeballs. Sweet in concept; but ultimately torturous. 

#17 Posted by Godwind (2596 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.   I think the cutest game is Wind Waker! "
Well for us Horny Straight Virgins, Samus is something worth drooling over. 
 
 
 
 

#18 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.   I think the cutest game is Wind Waker! "
A 'hard, cold killer' in a Nintendo game? Right.
#19 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.   I think the cutest game is Wind Waker! "
Just because she's a badass bounty hunter doesn't mean that she can't be lovable.  I don't ever recall hearing that bounty hunters were required to constantly have an enraged, constipated look on their faces like Kirby in the average North American box art.
 
When he isn't depicted like he eats nails for breakfast, though, Kirby is pretty darn cute.  So is Peach, for that matter.
#20 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" @xyzygy said:
" Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.   I think the cutest game is Wind Waker! "
A 'hard, cold killer' in a Nintendo game? Right. "

Yep.  They exist.
#21 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" @xyzygy said:
" Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.   I think the cutest game is Wind Waker! "
A 'hard, cold killer' in a Nintendo game? Right. "

Yep.  They exist.
"
Yeah, that guy's a regular Vladimir Lem.
#22 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -
@HandsomeDead: Let's see here...
 
1.  Killed Ike's father.
2.  Threatened to torture Ike's sister.
3.  Murdered the fuck out of countless other people.
4.  In Path of Radiance, worked for a bloodthirsty, warmongering psychopath.
5.  In Radiant Dawn, worked for a manipulative, warmongering backstabber.
6.  Had no discernible qualms either way.
7.  He's like Darth Vader without the whiny Anakin Skywalker backstory.
8.  GENOCIDE CUTTAH!
#23 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @HandsomeDead: Let's see here...  1.  Killed Ike's father. 2.  Threatened to torture Ike's sister. 3.  Murdered the fuck out of countless other people. 4.  In Path of Radiance, worked for a bloodthirsty, warmongering psychopath. 5.  In Radiant Dawn, worked for a manipulative, warmongering backstabber. 6.  Had no discernible qualms either way.7.  He's like Darth Vader without the whiny Anakin Skywalker backstory. 8.  GENOCIDE CUTTAH! "
 
 
Now that's evil. I have no familiarity with the franchise to date. I would change that if I could find a cheap copy of the Wii game.
#24 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

Kirby. Also, he's the BEST Nintendo character. Coincidence? 
 
 
Entirely. He's the best because he can fly and shoot air out of his mouth at lethal speeds, and also consume people's souls and memories to become a doppleganger.

#25 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -


 
 

@Hailinel

said:

" @xyzygy said:

" Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.   I think the cutest game is Wind Waker! "

Just because she's a badass bounty hunter doesn't mean that she can't be lovable.  I don't ever recall hearing that bounty hunters were required to constantly have an enraged, constipated look on their faces like Kirby in the average North American box art.  When he isn't depicted like he eats nails for breakfast, though, Kirby is pretty darn cute.  So is Peach, for that matter. "
Sorry, but I disagree.  That seems totally against her character.  I do agree that because someone's tough, doesn't mean they have to be completely 2D, but when has Samus ever been depicted like that?  Peach and Kirby, yes, but not Samus.  She's a hardend bounty hunter that had her entire family killed and spent her entire life since then killing people.  I don't see her having a "hehe, look at THESE boys" side.
 
Also, if you're complaining again what happened to Kirby in the US, take a look at what happened to Ratchet & Clank in Japan.  Or the Powerpuff Girls for that matter.
It works both ways  :P
#26 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -

Earthbound anyone?
 

#27 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@Briguile said:
" Earthbound anyone?   "
 
Hell yes, it features some of the best pixel art ever. 
 
You should check out Fantasy Life if you own a DS, it's made Brownie Brown also.
#28 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -
@Linkyshinks: Bookmarked for when it comes out thanks.
#29 Posted by xyzygy (10077 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
"

 
 

@Hailinel

said:

" @xyzygy said:

" Bah, I hate seeing Samus in pictures like that. She is supposed to be hard, cold, a killer. Not stupid and lovable.   I think the cutest game is Wind Waker! "

Just because she's a badass bounty hunter doesn't mean that she can't be lovable.  I don't ever recall hearing that bounty hunters were required to constantly have an enraged, constipated look on their faces like Kirby in the average North American box art.  When he isn't depicted like he eats nails for breakfast, though, Kirby is pretty darn cute.  So is Peach, for that matter. "
Sorry, but I disagree.  That seems totally against her character.  I do agree that because someone's tough, doesn't mean they have to be completely 2D, but when has Samus ever been depicted like that?  Peach and Kirby, yes, but not Samus.  She's a hardend bounty hunter that had her entire family killed and spent her entire life since then killing people.  I don't see her having a "hehe, look at THESE boys" side. Also, if you're complaining again what happened to Kirby in the US, take a look at what happened to Ratchet & Clank in Japan.  Or the Powerpuff Girls for that matter. It works both ways  :P "
Ahh... just seeing that pictures makes me want to play through Wind Waker again! 
 
But yeah, I'm glad you pointed that out. Nintendo has never themselves depicted Samus as a "fluffy" character. Pictures of Samus posing like that are unofficial fanart, not the real Samus whatsoever. :D 
 
Even from what little we've seen of Other M looks like it shows a very sad side of Samus.
#30 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -

 None survived.

#31 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -

Super Mario World 2:  Yoshi's Island

#32 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -
@Halberdierv2 said:
" @Tarsier said:
" yoshi's story. "
i suppose this, i played it when i was 9, and i hated the song they sang at the end of every level... "
You mean THIS one? 
  
#33 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1877 posts) -
@lead_farmer said:

" @Halberdierv2 said:

" @Tarsier said:

" yoshi's story. "

i suppose this, i played it when i was 9, and i hated the song they sang at the end of every level... "

You mean THIS one? 
  
"

no, i kinda like that one a bit. THIS ONE.
 
 
#34 Posted by lead_farmer (1041 posts) -
@Halberdierv2: Oh thaaat one! Oh God!
#35 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1877 posts) -
@lead_farmer: @lead_farmer: i remeber muting the tv or turning it off when it came on, and it didnt help that my friends and my little bro LOVED it. other than that, i just with the game had more levels.
#36 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -
@Halberdierv2 said:
" @lead_farmer: @lead_farmer: i remeber muting the tv or turning it off when it came on, and it didnt help that my friends and my little bro LOVED it. other than that, i just with the game had more levels. "
I loved that song.
 
Especially how I was the only one who could stand it. Definitely one of the more memorable tunes of that generation IMO.
#37 Posted by Apathylad (3067 posts) -

I'd go with Animal Crossing, although I haven't played one of the games in years.

#38 Posted by Thrae (50 posts) -

Wind Waker and Minish Cap were both up there on the cute art style meter. I happen to really like that art style though. 

#39 Posted by 9cupsoftea (651 posts) -

 I am the fucking clean up man    

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