Monday20th Feb 2017
Getting a wiggle on
Chicken Wiggle is a rather promising title from Atooi that's making its way to the 3DS eShop - from the same team that produced Mutant Mudds as part of Renegade Kid, it adopts that title's style while also introducing new ideas. The Chicken and Worm combo throws in some alternative controls and moves, while it also boasts a full...
forma.8! Harvest Moon 64! Vaccine! Much more!
As a fresh week begins we have the European Nintendo Download Update details to consider, showing us the digital goodies on the way later this week. This time around it's the Wii U that gets most of the new content, with some DLC and discounts also on the list - let's get to it. Wii U eShop: forma.8...
Friday17th Feb 2017
Time to Chase-em-up
Recently we wrote about Tanukii Studios announcing its much awaited sequel to DSIWare hidden gem Go! Go! Kokopolo. Touted as a "follow-up to the world's first chase-em-up", Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D - Space Recipe For Disaster will be making its way to the eShop on 23rd February in North America. Along with this annou
Thursday16th Feb 2017
Tanks, Beds, Balls, Cubes and Ogres!
It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Turn that frown upside down, the details are still waiting for you right here. 3DS eShop: Tank Troopers...
With hot dogs
Tate Multimedia has revealed that it is bringing a sequel to 2013's Urban Trial Freestyle exclusively to the 3DS eShop this year. Urban Trial Freestyle 2 will include twice the stages as the million-selling original, as well an online level sharing tool so you can send your creations to other players. You'll also be able to customise...
Wednesday15th Feb 2017
YouTube videos make a pitch for the tank battling 3DS title
Tank Troopers has had a surprising amount of promotion from Nintendo, online at least. It had a spot in last year's 3DS Nintendo Direct, and with its arrival this week on the eShop the company is keen to persuade 3DS aficionados to give it a try. It may certainly hold some appeal to those...
Monday13th Feb 2017
DSiWare brought us some gems, and one of them was Go! Go! Kokopolo, a fast-paced and challenging chase 'em up by Tanukii Studios. It's been a long time in the making but its sequel - Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D - Space Recipe for Disaster is due out soon. The good news was shared by publisher CIRCLE Entertainment, which is stepping in to publish...
The numbers are adding up
We have once again been blessed by a new Picross e game, and you know what that means: new puzzles and, erm... some more new puzzles? By now you should honestly know what to expect with these titles, but here's a quick rundown again! Picross is a classic type of puzzle game that has featured on Nintendo systems since the...
Tank Troopers! Dragon Ball Fusions! Breath of the Wild Themes! More!
Another week begins, dear readers, which means it's time for a look ahead to the Nintendo Download Update goodies coming to Europe. This week has a first-party eShop download and a long awaited retail release, while a huge upcoming Switch / Wii U title gets a couple of 3DS HOME...
Sunday12th Feb 2017
Fun for hire
The 3DS eShop is no stranger to strategy RPGs; aside from retail heavy hitters like Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fates and Stella Glow, it's also been blessed with smaller but still eminently enjoyable experiences like Ambition of the Slimes, and the surprisingly solid Mercenaries Saga 2. CIRCLE Entertainment was responsible for
Friday10th Feb 2017
Get up, you son-of-a... 'cos Shiggy loves ya
Ever wonder what it's like to be a fighter? If you'd like to experience the life, Punch Club thinks it's the game for you. Let's find out if this fighting strategy/simulation is worth lacing up the gloves for. Your life in Punch Club starts out with a brief cutscene showing your father, who was...
Thursday9th Feb 2017
Plantera! Mario vs. DK! Azure Striker Gunvolt anime! More!
It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices with a dual release, a sequel to a surprise gem of 2016 and a Virtual Console arrival among the most promising. There are a few options whether you're rocking...
To celebrate Valentine's Day, apparently
Teyon has revealed that from today the critically-acclaimed 2D shooter Steel Empire will cost just $9.99 on the North American 3DS eShop. The 66 percent reduction in price is to celebrate Valentine's Day, and what better way could there possibly be to mark this romantic occasion than blasting through the...
Tuesday7th Feb 2017
North America is first up
Sometimes the 3DS eShop can deliver some surprise gems, and one of these in 2016 was Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas; it has an interesting story, while blending escape room-style gameplay with a sense of adventure. We were rather taken with it in our review, in any case. The good news is that CIRCLE...
Monday6th Feb 2017
Chicken Wiggle Maker?
Chicken Wiggle will be the first 3DS eShop game released by Atooi, the studio founded by Jools Watsham initially as a vehicle for personal mobile projects, and now his key business since the formal split of Renegade Kid. Early footage and screens have looked rather positive, incorporating the chunky pixel style that helped make...
Plantera! Ogre Battle 64! Swapdoodle DLC! More!
With the start of another week we have a look at the downloadable treats heading to Europe in a few days, and this time around there are some interesting new downloads to consider. We have a few Nindie releases, DLC from Nintendo and a slice of N64 gaming on Wii U, while the 3DS also has some notable...
Thursday2nd Feb 2017
Fire Emblem Heroes! Poochy & Yoshi! TurboGrafx-16 games! More!
It's that time, once again, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. We'll be so bold as to say it's a decent week - there's an excellent retail arrival on 3DS, a high-profile mobile release, two TurboGrafx-16 games on Wii U, and also some interesting download-only offerings on...
Monday30th Jan 2017
Poochy & Yoshi! Punch Club! Lifespeed! Bomberman '94! Much more!
Another week begins, and that means advance warning of what to expect in this week's European Nintendo Download Update. It's a fairly busy line-up this week, with a retail Good-Feel release on 3DS leading the way. There are also promising download-only releases on the Wii U and 3DS...
Thursday26th Jan 2017
Three Culture Brain NES games! Candy, Please! Word Search 10K!
It's that time once again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week is relatively light in content, though may have enough to tempt you into a download or two; there are three Culture Brain NES releases on the Wii U, while the 3DS has some word searching...
Yacht Club Games has released new gameplay footage for the forthcoming Shovel Knight expansion, Specter of Torment. As the title suggests, you'll be controlling Shovel Knight's foe Specter Knight in this prequel DLC. The action follows the evildoer as he attempts to form The Order of No Quarter, against which Shovel Knight faces...
Wednesday25th Jan 2017
Get a Bulba in your life
Pokémon Bank has had the update Pokéfans have been anticipating for months, and finally we're able to transfer our beloved Pokémon from the Virtual Console versions of Red, Blue, and Yellow to the shiny new Pokémon Sun and Moon. But how do you go about this? Well if you'd divert your attention
Tuesday24th Jan 2017
Confirmed for 16th February in North America
Revealed in the 3DS Nintendo Direct in Autumn / Fall of last year and already out in Japan, Tank Troopers is a Nintendo-published title heading to the eShop. The premise is simple - it's a tank warfare game with a hefty dose of quirkiness. Nintendo of America has confirmed a release date of 16th February...
Monday23rd Jan 2017
Castlevania: Dracula X! Inchworm Animation II! More!
We're not quite sure why, but the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe have been elusive today; thankfully the ever generous Daan Koopman has forwarded the Dutch press release that finally came through, and Kenneth Jensen then provided UK prices. In any case, this week comes with an...
Sunday22nd Jan 2017
As simple as black and white
The Shift series has been around since 2008, when the first Shift title debuted as a Flash game. Four mainline games have released since then, with the first two receiving iOS ports as well. Shift DX collects all the levels from the first two games and introduces 100 more to the 3DS; we consider whether this is a treat...
Thursday19th Jan 2017
Dragon Quest VIII! Star Fox 64! Punch Club! Yoshi demo! More!
It's time for another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and this week has shaped up rather nicely. On 3DS there's a huge retail release and a tempting demo, while a notable download arrival brings a bit of punch to proceedings. On Wii U there are some interesting Nindie options...
Monday16th Jan 2017
Dragon Quest VIII! Poochy and Yoshi Demo! Toby! More!
Another week begins, and the latest Nintendo Download Update details are out for Europe. There's a major retail release on 3DS, while a notable demo and 'Nindie' release also stand out; let's get to the details. Wii U eShop: Toby: The Secret Mine (Headup Games, €9.99 / £6.99) - A rather...
Thursday12th Jan 2017
F-Zero X! Shift DX! Erm, did we mention F-Zero X?
Merry Switchmas everyone! Some things never change; we still have a Nintendo Download Update for North America. It has two games so, um, let's quit this intro while we're ahead shall we? Missed the European Nintendo Download Update details? Don't write a morose diary entry bemoaning your fate just...
Monday9th Jan 2017
Mercenaries Saga 3! Shift DX! Discounts!
Nintendo Switch week is here, but the Wii U and 3DS eShop still have the usual updates on the way. In Europe this week's Nintendo Download Update has two new arrivals on the portable, while there are some tempting discounts across both systems; let's get to it. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts: SEVERED...
Thursday5th Jan 2017
Pokémon Snap! Spheroids! Quiet, Please! More!
It's the first Nintendo Download Update of the year in North America, and the headline release is a much-requested N64 title on the Wii U Virtual Console. Beyond that there are some interesting Indie options to consider, so let's get to it. Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? No need to wail...
Wednesday4th Jan 2017
Value for money
The recent release of Super Mario Run on iOS has triggered quite a debate regarding how much people expect to pay for handheld video games. While the title is free to download, unlocking the entire game requires the kind of investment that mobile players perhaps aren't used to paying, and that has led to a rather poor conversion...