Play Nintendo Activity Book

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Scan of the front cover (right) and back cover (left) of the book

The Play Nintendo Activity Book is a booklet with interactive content themed specifically around the Mario franchise. It was released by Nintendo in 2015 as a print extension to the Play Nintendo website. The book has content ranging from coloring pages to puzzles and questions, as well as featuring advertisements for various Nintendo products. Every second page in the book contains a footer that encourages readers to visit the official Play Nintendo website for more activities.

Contents[edit]

Page spread Contents
PNAB b.jpg Two coloring pages featuring Mario (left page) and his friends Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi (right page), as well as blurbs about each character
PNAB c.jpg Left page: An advertisement for the Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set as well as several Wii U games:

Right page: An advertisement for amiibo, showing figures from the Super Mario line: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Toad, and Bowser

PNAB d.jpg Left page: An activity in which readers are prompted to find as many cat transformations as they can in a derivative of key artMedia:Grand Group Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.jpg used for Super Mario 3D World. There are a total of 7 cat transformations in the image: Cat Mario, Cat Luigi, Cat Peach, Cat Toad, Cat Goomba, Cat Bullet Bill, and Cat Banzai Bill.

Right page: A 16×10 word search in which readers are prompted to find the following words and phrases:

This activity is also available on the Play Nintendo website as a printable.

PNAB e.jpg Left page: An activity in which readers have to identify the names of several playable characters from Mario Kart 8. The names are as follows:
  1. Donkey Kong
  2. Rosalina
  3. Mario
  4. Yoshi
  5. Bowser
  6. Princess Peach

Right page: An activity in which readers are asked to draw a racetrack (with "lots of obstacles") using several pre-drawn areas.

PNAB f.jpg Left page: An advertisement for several Nintendo 3DS games:

Right page: An advertisement for the New Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems

PNAB g.jpg Left page: A papercraft ? Block, which is also available on the Play Nintendo website as a printable.

Right page: A "Spot the difference" game featuring key artMedia:SM3DL full key art.jpg for Super Mario 3D Land
PNAB h.jpg Left page: A Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon activity in which the reader has to trace a path for Luigi out of a maze while avoiding ghosts

Right page: A Yoshi's New Island activity in which the reader is prompted to match several Yoshi transformations (each assigned a letter of the alphabet) with their names. The answers are as follows:
PNAB i.jpg Left page: A trivia quiz related to Mario Golf: World Tour. The following are the questions and answers in this quiz, with correct answers emboldened:

1. What’s the name of the country club in the game?
a. Mushroom Meadows
b. Castle Club
c. Toadstool Hills
d. Mario Club

2. You can play an underwater golf course in the game.
True
or
False

3. What does Bowser do when he hits a double bogey?
a. Cries like a baby
b. Breathes fire
c. Smashes the screen
d. Eats the green

4. How do you bounce a shot over the water?
a. Attach floaties
b. Use an Ice Flower
c. Build a bridge
d. Use a Toad

5. You can compete online against players around the world.
True
or
False

6. What do you win in tournaments?
a. Praise from Peach and Mario
b. Trophies
c. Coins
d. All of the above

Right page: An activity in which several characters from Mario Golf: World Tour have to be matched with their corresponding golf club, each of which is assigned a letter of the alphabet. The answers are as follows:

  • A. Mario
  • B. Yoshi
  • C. Luigi
  • D. Princess Peach
PNAB j.jpg Left page: Answers to the puzzle activities in the book

Right page: Group artwork of several Mario characters