Nindies Unite!: Nintendo eShop All-Stars is a crossover party game published by Nintendo for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. It stars Nintendo characters as well as characters from independently developed (often called "indie") video games made famous on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (dubbed "Nindies" for that reason). Some WiiWare and DSiWare games are also featured.
The game plays similar to Mario Party, Wii Party, and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, as it features many party games. The main mode, Party Mode, is a board game where players collect Bronze and Gold Bits in order to win the game.
As players progress, they can earn currency that is used to unlock new content such as videos, character bios, and game modes in the Shop. The WIi U and Nintendo 3DS versions can also connect with one another so players can use the 3DS system as a controller in the Wii U version.
The spaces found on the boards in the game are as follows:
|Blue Space||Earn 3 Bronze Bits|
|Red Space||Lose 3 Bronze Bits|
|? Space||Triggers an event that varies by board|
|! Space||Triggers the Chance event. Players' fortunes may be reversed|
|Hero Space||Summons a heroic Nintendo character that triggers an excellent event. Event varies by character.|
|Villain Space||Summons a villainous Nintendo character that triggers a terrible event. Event varies by character|
While the Nintendo characters are not playable, they appear throughout the game. All characters listed are playble in the Wii U version.
|Character||Game/Series||Playable in Nintendo 3DS version?|
|Shovel Knight||Shovel Knight||Yes|
|Gunvolt||Azure Stiker Gunvolt||Yes|
|Scram Kitty||Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails||No|