With everyone being home around the clock, it is easy to become bored super quick. For people with gaming consoles, however, there are endless possibilities for games to entertain them. This is a list for those people. This list encapsulates games from consoles, computer games, and even handheld gaming devices. This is a list of amazing video games to help keep people entertained during quarantine. Due to keeping this family friendly, any extremely violent games will not be on this list, although there are a bunch that I would suggest personally. Also, Fortnite is not on this list, and not because there are guns in it, but because personally, that game is garbage.
Splatoon- For the Wii U: Splatoon is an extremely fun Wii U game where you play as a person trying to cover the game map with as much of your color ink as possible against another team. The catch is that the player can also turn into a squid and swim through their color paint, allowing them to move quicker and stealthier. With a large array of weapons, outfits, and a few more fun game modes, this is definitely a game that Wii U users should try out. For people with a Nintendo Switch the second installment of Splatoon is on that console to try out.
Tecmo Bowl- NES or NES Mini: Now this is an old game, but luckily for people who don’t have an original NES at their house, there is a mini version that came out in recent years that carries 30 games from the original console. Tecmo Bowl happens to be one of them. This is a basic football game where the player picks a team and picks whether to run or pass to get a touchdown or field goal. This game has simple controls due to the miniscule amount of buttons on the controller and even though it sounds easy, it can be hard at times. Teams also have different strengths and weaknesses, so it is fun to test out all the teams to see which one will work best for whoever is playing. The classic look of the game is also intriguing and shows people that enjoy games part of gaming history.
Minecraft- For most gaming consoles and PC: Minecraft to some people died a long time ago, but for a lot of people, as time went on, they advanced their building skills and fell even more in love with the game. The open world makes it fun to explore and it is extremely fun and satisfying to do an amazing build. In this game what someone builds is up to them leaving endless possibilities. Mods and texture packs can be added to the game as well adding news mobs, foods, furniture, biomes, and anything anyone can think of really. It is also nice to go on servers and play minigames and be able to chat with other players.
Cooking Mama- For DS, Nintendo 3Ds, and Wii: Cooking Mama is a fun game where the player plays different mini games revolved around cooking to make a dish. Some dishes are more difficult while others are simple allowing the player to really enjoy the game instead of finishing it in a minute and never playing it again. The dishes are also really cool to make and are fun to make over and over again even if the player has already perfected it. There are multiple games in the series and there is even a Gardening Mama for DS that is also fun.
Guitar Hero- Multiple consoles and a DS version: This game is one of the most addicting games. There are many different installments of the series for people that like different music and all are fun to play. With a large array of instruments to play it has something for everyone and is a great game to play with family and friends (when quarantine is over of course). This game takes great skill to remember what color button to press and takes speed, but they do have different levels of difficulty for people that need practice or simply can’t use all the buttons because their fingers aren’t long enough. This game is amazing and everyone should try it if they have the ability to.
Hopefully this helped anyone out looking for some games to play. These games could be fun to play with family or alone and are a great way to spend time while having fun.
Trinidy Acevedo, Staff Writer
Junior Trinidy Acevedo is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She has a strong love for anything horror and has a large collection of T-shirts. She also loves spending time with family and camping.