This article lists Nintendo series with at least two installments excluding ports.
Produced or directed by Nintendo
The series below are owned or partly owned by Nintendo.
A series of snowboarding games based on the extreme sports genre with two installments — 1080° Snowboarding and 1080° Avalanche.
Animal Crossing series
A series of games based on the life of a villager who lives in a town with animals.
Another Code series
A point and click adventure in which the player must collect clues and solve puzzles. The first game in the series is known in North America as Trace Memory.
Art Academy series
A series of games where players are taught art lessons.
Art Style series / bit Generations series
A series of games that replicate the style of early video games with simple graphics and sound. Originally released as a series of Japan-only games called bit Generations for the Game Boy Advance, the series evolved into a series of downloadable games for DSiWare and WiiWare.
Balloon Fight series
A Joust inspired series of games and one of Nintendo's oldest series. The player must control a player character usually attached to balloons. In the original Balloon Fight, the player must defeat enemy Balloon Fighters to clear stages and gain points. In Balloon Kid (and its Japanese equivalent Balloon Fight GB), the player must control a girl called Alice and help her save her brother Jim.
A series of games that require the Super Scope where the player has to battle giant battle mechs.
Big Brain Academy series
A series of edutainment games hosted by "Dr. Lobe", where players solve puzzles to test their "Brain Weight".
Brain Age series
A series of edutainment games hosted by Dr. Kawashima developed in conjunction with Tohoku University. Players test their "Brain Age" by solving puzzles such as mental arithmetic problems.
A series of two Japan-only soccer management games. The first was a late Game Boy Advance title in 2006 and the latest is Pocket Soccer League: Calciobit for Nintendo 3DS.
Card Hero series
A series of card-battle games developed by Intelligent Systems that were only released in Japan.
A series of games starring Chaliens (Chailiens in Japan) developed by Creatures. Chaliens are a species of aliens shortened from "Chitchai Alien" (Japanese: ちっちゃいエイリアン), meaning "tiny aliens".
A series of video games starring Chibi-Robo; a small robot that originally helped protect a house against burglars. His role changed to becoming a service robot with the goal of making everyone happy.
Classic Books series
A series of games that compile various books in digital format.
Clu Clu Land series
A puzzle game starring Bubbles, a red spherical character who can only travel in a straight line. The title of this game is derived from Kuru kuru, Japanese onomatopoeia for going round and round. Bubbles has to stick out her arms to grab Turning Posts to change direction. The objective of Clu Clu Land is to reveal all the gold bars in a stage to form a picture. An expanded version of the game was released in the form of Vs. Clu Clu Land and Clu Clu Land for the Famicom Disk System (called Clu Clu Land D in Animal Crossing).
A series of interactive cooking guides that provide written and spoken instructions on preparing dishes.
A series of crossword games. The first game in the series, CrossworDS was released in 2008 in Japan and North America. In 2009, an enhanced version called Nintendo presents: Crossword Collection was released in Europe. In 2012, a sequel for the Nintendo 3DS was released, called Crosswords Plus.
A series of turn-based strategy games developed by Omiya Soft. Nintendo acquired a proportion of the copyright to the game with the release of Culdcept for the Nintendo 3DS.
Custom Robo series
A series of games where the player builds a robot and uses it to battle against other robots to win parts to power up their robot further.
Dillon's Rolling Western series
A series of action and tower-defense games starring Dillon the armadillo ranger.
Donkey Kong series
A large series of games starring Donkey Kong, an ape who originally kidnapped Pauline, Jumpman (Mario)'s original girlfriend. One of Nintendo's earliest series.
Doshin the Giant series
A god simulation game starring the Doshin the Love Giant or his evil counterpart Jashin the Hate Giant, who has the aim of pleasing the villagers or bringing destruction. The original game was released for the Nintendo 64DD and was remade for the Nintendo GameCube. There is a counterpart to the Nintendo 64DD version called Doshin the Giant Kaihou Sensen Chibikko Chikko Dai Shuugou.
Duck Hunt series
A game where the player shoots ducks with the NES Zapper. An alternative version called Vs. Duck Hunt was released with an exclusive bonus stage.
A game where the player touches tiny plankton to create music. Each music utility from the game was also released separately on DSiWare.
Endless Ocean series
A series of two games — Endless Ocean and Endless Ocean: Blue World, where the player explores the ocean and learns about different sea creatures. It is based on Arika's earlier Everblue series. The Endless Ocean series is known as "FOREVER BLUE" in Japan.
A series of motorbike racing game that has also had an installment with trucks called Excite Truck and an installment with animal-themed robots called Excite Bots: Trick Racing. It is one of Nintendo's earliest series.
F-1 Race series
A series of racing games. It is one of Nintendo's earliest series.
A series of high-speed futuristic racing games.
Face Training series
A game meant to exercise the face developed in collaboration with Fumiko Inudo. While the original Japanese release included an external camera, the European release is a Nintendo DSi exclusive that makes use of the system's cameras. A series of miniature "Facening" exercises were released in five parts of DSiWare.
Famicom Mukashi Banashi series
A series of text adventure games based on Japanese fairytales. There are two series, Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Shin Onigashima and Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Yūyūki. Shin Onigashima received a new game for the Nintendo Power service called Heisei: Shin Onigashima (literally Peace: New Onigashima), in which previously untold stories are revealed.
Famicom Grand Prix series
A series of racing games that featured Mario (and Luigi in the sequel) on the front cover although they are not seen in game. Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed in an interview on the Nintendo website that the main character for Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally was intended to be Mario, however.
Famicom Tantei Club series
A series of two text-adventure detective games for the Famicom Disk System. The second installment called Famicom Tantei Club: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo is a prequel to the first and had an enhanced remake for the Nintendo Power service for Super Famicom.
Famicom Sports series
A series of sports games for the Famicom, although some have been released on other consoles.
Fire Emblem series
A series of turn-based strategy games based around Medieval times developed by Intelligent Systems.
Flipnote Studio series
A series of free applications for DSiWare (Flipnote Studio) and Nintendo 3DS Download Software (Ugoku Memochō 3D) that allow users to create frame-by-frame flipbook style animations.
A series of puzzle games where the player has to tilt a puddle of water. The series is known in Europe as Hydroventure. The latest game in the series, Fluidity: Spin Cycle was released as "Gurotto Splash!" in Japan.
Fossil Fighters series
A series of games where players must revive dinosaurs known as "Vivosaurs" and use them in battle to become the best Fossil Fighter.
A game where players create characters known as "Formees", control them and interact with other Formees originally released for Nintendo 3DS Download Software. An enhanced version called Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! was later released as a standard retail game.
Game & Watch series
Before the release of the Game Boy, Nintendo released stand-alone portable LCD games called Game & Watches that also featured an alarm and clock. These games continued until 1991. A sub-series of games which were called Game & Watch Gallery, apart from the Europe-only game Game Boy Gallery were released for the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance. Two Club Nintendo rewards called Game & Watch Collection and Game & Watch Collection 2 were released for Nintendo DS. Between July 2009 and April 2010, nine separate Game & Watch ports were released for DSiWare.
Glory of Heracles series
A series of games set in the world of Greek mythology with Heracles as the title character. This series was originally owned by Data East, however, the company went bankrupt. The company Paon was formed from former Data East staff and developed the latest game in the series, Glory of Heracles. Both Nintendo and Paon own a share to the copyright of the game.
Golden Sun series
A series of fantasy role-playing games developed by Camelot Software Planning.
Hogan's Alley series
A game where the player has to shoot cardboard cutouts of criminals using the light gun. The Nintendo VS System version, Vs. Hogan's Alley combines both Game A and Game B and is faster.
Ice Climber series
A game where the player control an ice climber called Popo to climb a mountain. Another player can play as Nana to climb the mountain with player one. The Nintendo Vs. System and Famicom Disk System versions are considerably different and feature bee enemies, windstorms like in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, a menu for selecting stages and Super Bonus Stages. There is also a butterfly that appears in Vs. Ice Climber.
Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1 series
A series of fishing games created by Shigesato Itoi.
Jam with the Band series
A series of rhythm-action games, starring Barbara the Bat. The game was originally in development as Pocket Music, before being first released as Daigassou! Band Brothers in Japan.
Joushiki Ryoku series
A series of problem solving games where players train their common knowledge.
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru series
An adventure game for the Game Boy starring the Prince of Sabure and Prince Richard of the Custard Kingdom. An enhanced remake was planned for the Game Boy Color but was cancelled.
Kid Icarus series
A series starring an angel named "Pit". The original two games are platformers but the latest, Kid Icarus: Uprising focuses more on exploration and combat and has rail-shooter elements.
A series of mainly platformer games, starring a round pink character called Kirby. It is one of Nintendo's most iconic franchises. There are also non-platformer spin-off titles.
A series of games where players must navigate a spinning helicopter known as a "Helirin" across a maze without damaging it.
Kyle Hyde series
A series of mystery games starring Kyle Hyde, a former detective.
The Legend of Zelda series
A series of mainly action-adventure games starring Link, a warrior from Hyrule. It is one of Nintendo's most iconic franchises.
The Legendary Starfy series
A series of games starring Starfy; the prince of Pufftop who has traits of both a starfish and a celestial star. The games have platforming elements and some of the gameplay is set underwater. The genres of the games are officially known as "Marine Action" games in Japan.
Maboshi's Arcade series
A series of puzzle games. The original game in the series, Maboshi's Arcade, known in Europe as "MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade" features three games, Circle (Japanese: まる, Maru), Stick (Japanese: ぼう, Bou) and Square (Japanese: しかく, Shikaku). The Japanese names for the games is where the title "Maboshi" is derived from. The DSiWare title Flametail is an expanded version of the Square game from Maboshi's Arcade.
Mach Rider series
A motorbiking game, where the protagonist Mach Rider must reach a goal within a time limit. There are two Nintendo Vs. System versions; the "Fighting Course" and "Endurance Course" versions, which both feature faster gameplay.
Magical Starsign / Magical Vacation series
A series of role-playing games that tell the stories of students at the Will O'Wisp magical academy.
A series of puzzle games based on Mitchell Corporation's Puzz Loop game.
A large series of games starring the plumber Mario and often his brother Luigi. Traditionally, the games have been platformers but Mario has starred in many other genres such as sports games, party games and role-playing games. It is perhaps Nintendo's most iconic franchise.
A series of games based on three boys who explore an island previously inhabited by pirates. In addition to the original game, there were two SoundLink Marvelous games for the Satellaview, with BS Marvelous: Camp Arnold as a direct sequel to Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima.
Master of Illusion series
A series of games that teach players how to perform magic tricks.
A series based on the adventures of the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran.
Monthly Crossword House series
A series of Japan-only monthly crossword puzzles for DSiWare released in six volumes.
A series of role-playing games mostly set in the modern day, noted for it's combination of humor, scariness, and strangeness. Also known for it's writing by Shigesato Itoi.
A series where players look after and play with dogs (and cats in the sequel, Nintendogs + Cats).
A series of rhythm games starring the Ouendan, a cheer squad who encourage people to overcome their problems through dancing and singing. A spiritual sequel called Elite Beat Agents was released for an overseas audience.
A series of puzzle games, with a name derived from "picture" and "crossword", where players have to form a picture by filling in blocks with numbers on a grid to help them logically deduce which blocks to fill in.
PictureBook Games series
A series of games that consists of PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit, a boardgames played with paper cut-out characters and PictureBook Games: The Royal Bluff, a card game played with 2-4 players.
A series of real-time strategy games starring Pikmin, small plant-like creatures.
An aerial training simulator series.
A classic series of Nintendo pinball games.
A series of football games released only in North America.
Pushmo / Crashmo series
A series of block puzzle games starring Mallo.
Tabi no Yubisashi Kaiwa Chou DS series
A series of five reference guides to help Japanese travelers, including phrasebooks and translations of certain words.
A large franchise owned by Game Freak, Nintendo, Creatures and The Pokémon Company about monsters known as Pokémon, shortened from Pocket Monsters. Traditionally, trainers have to use Pokémon to battle with other Pokémon Trainers but other sub-series have the player battling in other ways or not battling at all.
A series of puzzle games where the player has to turn a grid of black and white tiles completely black or white by turning tiles over.
A series of boxing games, often where the player has to exploit a weakness in their opponent.
Puzzle League series
A series of puzzle games, known in Japan as Panel de Pon, where players have to match up blocks.
A series of games based on the R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy), consisting of Stack-Up and Gyromite. It is also known as the Robot series.
Rhythm Heaven series
A series of music-based minigames, also known as Rhythm Paradise series in Europe.
A very early Nintendo game where the player controls a sheriff who has to shoot enemy bandits. An enhanced version with color graphics called Sheriff 2 was released in 1979.
Sin & Punishment series
A series of rail-shooter games.
Space Fever series
A very early series of arcade games similar to Taito's Space Invaders. A minigame called Space Fever II was also included in the Game Boy Camera.
Sparkle Snapshots series
A series of photography applications where players can manipulate photos aimed at a female audience.
Star Fox series
A series of games starring the Star Fox team, who have a duty of saving the the Lylat System. Most of the games involve controlling the Arwings in space or Landmaster, but Star Fox Adventures was more of an action adventure game similar to The Legend of Zelda series.
A series of adventure games starring Mike Jones, whose uncle Dr. Steve Jones is a famous archaeologist.
Style Savvy series
A series of fashion games known in Europe as Style Boutique and in Japan as Girls Mode, aimed at a female audience, where the player can work on a shop and try out different clothes and accessories.
Super Smash Bros. series
A series of fighting games mainly featuring different characters from Nintendo owned franchises.
Sutte Hakkun series
An action puzzle game originally introduced on the Satellaview starring a colorless blob with a needle nose. Four unique versions, with all but two released as a Satellaview broadcast were released.
A series of games where the player must control a series of blocks and rotate them so that they can fit in gaps.
Tomodachi Collection series
A series of life simulation games featuring Miis.
True Swing Golf series
A series of golf games, also known as Nintendo Touch Golf in Europe where the player physically moves the club using the stylus instead of making use of the power bars used in other golf games.
A series of games starring Wario, Mario's rival.
A series of strategy games that began on the Famicom.
Wave Race series
A series of jet ski racing games.
A series of family games on the Wii, often featuring Miis.
Wild Gunman series
A very early series of games where the player uses their reflexes to shoot an enemy faster than they shoot them. It began as an arcade game in 1974 before a game of the same name inspired by the original arcade title was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo Vs. System.
A series of games starring Yoshi or Yoshis, a species of dinosaur.
A series of games where the player controls a space tank called VIXIV to clear missions in an alien world. The original game in the series, X, was released only in Japan for the Game Boy on May 29, 1992 and featured 3D graphics consisting of polygons. A sequel to the original X was released called X-Scape (3D Space Tank in Europe and X-RETURNS in Japan), set after the original pilot of VIXIV underwent cryo-sleep.
A meta-series of Japanese role-playing games, of which Xenoblade is a part of.
Series where Nintendo are only involved as a publisher
The series below are third-party and have only been published by Nintendo and/or released on Nintendo consoles.
Dragon Quest series
A series of games where players mainly control a party of characters, buy items and defeat monsters.
Inazuma Eleven series
A series of games owned by Level-5 starring Mark Evans, a very talented goalkeeper.
Professor Layton series
A series of games owned by Level-5 starring Professor Layton and his apprentice Luke, who must solve puzzles and investigate a mystery.