Thinking of trying to get your mother into gaming? With some of these games as gifts, you’ll be on your way to converting her to your favorite hobby in no time! Just pick up one or two of these and she’ll be picking up a controller and joining in on all the fun!
Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility
Your mother probably doesn’t love mashing buttons and ruthlessly massacring her way through stage after stage. Harvest Moon is for the sensitive, open-minded gamer willing to invest time in a game. Your mom can start a virtual life on her own farm. Plant seeds, take care of animals, explore the open world, forage, and even find a husband! The follow-up, Harvest Moon: Animal Parade, is also good- though a little more expensive.
New Super Mario Brothers Wii
You can’t call yourself a gamer unless you’ve played at least one of the Mario classics. Now Nintendo is doing something they’ve never done before- creating a 4-Player co-op 2D Mario game! That’s right- this November you’ll be able to form a team of four and take on the Mushroom Kingdom’s greatest levels yet! Mario, Luigi, the toads, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Bowser are all waiting for you in this Wii exclusive!
Wii Sports Resort & Wii Motion Plus
Released in 2009, Wii Sports Resort would be perfect for any mom. Using your Wiimote as a sword in Swordplay. Shoot some hoops with the wiimote in Basketball. Enjoy some Go power-cruising on the classy resort’s beach. Play the enhanced versions of Golf and Bowling from Wii Sports. These and a number other great games are waiting for your mom!
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Introduce your mom to gaming’s greatest female hero, Samus! These 3 remakes feature enhanced controls, graphics, and gameplay all on one disc! The Prime series broke away from the previous Metroid titles- they took the FPS route as opposed to side-scrolling. It’s three fantastic games for the price of one and your mother would certainly love one of them. You just have to give your mom this gem as a gift. I’d avoid Metroid: Other M though….
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario’s greatest 3D outing puts the loveable hero of mushroom kingdom back in space. He’ll run and jump his way through the skies above the kingdom, wage a galactic war against Bowser and his minions, and put it all on the line to rescue his beloved Princess Peach. With awe-inspiring visuals, the best gravity elements to ever appear in a video game, and the most stages ever on a Mario disc- Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a great gift for any mom that grew up with the original!
Wii Fit Plus
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Endless Ocean: Blue World