Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and it is time to get creative with your pranks and jokes. Though some think tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct broadcast is a joke (hint: it’s no joke), Nintendo is offering some imaginative prank ideas for people to play on their families, friends, and co-workers. Each prank has a Nintendo twist that is sure to bring about laughter and entertainment. Put on your Wario or Waluigi hat, because it’s time to cause some playful mischief.
Idea 1: Where Did Your Nintendo Game/Console/Save Data Go?
This prank is perfect for families, or for those with roommates. To perform this prank is simple: hide a copy of their favorite Nintendo game, or misplace their 3DS or Wii U for a priceless reaction. Maybe your roommate/child/spouse is playing Majora’s Mask 3D, Pokémon, or Monster Hunter, so lose the copy of the game or replace their copy with another to trick them into thinking their save data has been deleted. Video record their reaction for lots of laughter later.
Idea 2: Hide the amiibo
amiibo fever has struck millions worldwide, so now is the perfect time to use these colorful figures to prank your family and friends. For children, use their amiibo to recreate an Elf on the Shelf concept by creating extravagant scenes with the amiibo while the children as asleep. Record their reactions when they awake and find the amiibo.
Idea 3: Missing amiibo
For the older amiibo collector in your life, you could play some rather mean pranks on them. Move all of their collection to another room and tell them someone took them. Or fib and tell them the new line of Smash Bros. amiibo went up for pre-order and sold out moments before you told them. Record their reaction as they frantically check Amazon and other retailers.
Idea 4: Fun Nintendo Notifications
This leads a little more preparation time than the previous pranks. The day before April Fools’ Day – meaning today – you try to change ringtone and notifications to Nintendo sound effects on a friends’ or family members’ smartphone. This fun trick will give them a pleasant surprise tomorrow.
Idea 5: Become a Nintendo Character
Bring some joy and happiness to a loved one this April Fools’ Day by dressing up as a beloved Nintendo character. Transform into your child’s favorite Nintendo character and bring a smile to their face. The day is about having fun, so have fun as family and make it a day that neither you nor your child will forget.