Hordes of people across the globe celebrate the Nintendo characters and games. Parents can now get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring their families up-close to the popular characters thanks to the much-publicized Play Nintendo Tour. This 12-city tour will make a stop at strategic locations across the United States. Here is everything you need to know about the tour:

The tour is absolutely free for every person

Despite the fact that there will be amazing contests accompanied by amazing prizes for the winners, the tour is absolutely free for anyone who wishes to attend. The wonderful tour transfers the magic of Nintendo to life in all its stops with playable Nintendo 3DS games featuring renowned characters such as Kirby, Donkey Kong, and Mario. It is undoubtedly a fun and engaging way parents can opt to spend time with kids, especially owing to the pomp and imagination that goes into making the tour a memorable experience for everyone.

There’ll be pleasant surprises for the Kids

During the tour, enthusiastic fans can be let to climb into the Yoshi egg to play the much-loved Yoshi’s New Island, sit in pink beanbag chairs and try one of the recently released games- the Kirby:Planet Robobot- that rolled out on June 10, or lean on a giant banana to check out Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

For those who’d wish to freeze the memory, there is an opportunity to take picturesque family photos or selfies, if you like, in a place of your choice. For example, you can have your photos next to a gigantic Pokeball in the Pokemon Alpha Sapphire region and Pokemon Omega Ruby, or inside a barrel next to Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong, or beside a very big Yoshi egg, or below a blue Spiny Shell in a Mario Kart 7 area.

People Can Win Prizes

At each stop, guests will contend for prizes by playing Nintendo’s games on a giant Nintendo 3D system. Winners will receive prizes as long as the stocks last.

The Play Nintendo Tour Schedule

The mega-tour began on 17th June at Westfield Culver City, Los Angeles, and will come to an end on September 5th at North Point Mall, Alpharetta Georgia. It has been in many locations already, including FlatIron Towne Center, Broomfield, Colorado; Bite of Seattle, Seattle; Memorial City Mall, Houston; Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, Illinois; Roosevelt Field, Garden City, New York; and South Shore Plaza, Braintree, Massachusetts.

It is scheduled to head to Tysons Corner Center, Virginia, and wind up at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The Tour Can Be Extended Online

The Play Nintendo website has a couple features that permit fun, additional activities which kids and families can enjoy.