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 around the Mario franchise. It was released by Nintendo in 2015 as a print extension to the Play Nintendo website. The content in the book ranges from coloring pages to puzzles and questions, as well as advertisements for various Nintendo products. Every second page in the book contains a footer which encourages readers to visit the official Play Nintendo website for more activities.

The following table presents the book's contents for every two pages.

Page spread Contents
Spread of the first and second pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book Two coloring pages featuring Mario (left page) and his friends Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi (right page), as well as blurbs about each character
Spread of the third and fourth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book 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

Spread of the fifth and sixth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book Left page: An activity in which readers are prompted to find as many cat transformations as they can in key artMedia:Grand Group Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.jpg of 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.

Spread of the seventh and eighth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book 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.

Spread of the ninth and tenth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book Left page: An advertisement for several Nintendo 3DS games:

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

Spread of the eleventh and twelfth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book 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 Art2.png for Super Mario 3D Land
Spread of the thirteenth and fourteenth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book 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:
Spread of the fifteenth and sixteenth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book 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
Spread of the seventeenth and eighteenth pages in the Play Nintendo Activity Book Left page: Answers to the puzzle activities in the book

Right page: Group artwork of several Mario characters