Wednesday8th Mar 2017
Mission Packs! Speedrun Mode! Other Stuff!
Inti Creates has a big week ahead, with Blaster Master Zero arriving globally on Nintendo Switch. It's also adding some extra content to Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on 3DS, with the aim of encouraging owners to spend a few bucks on some more goodies for the game. The DLC will come to Europe and North America...
Tuesday7th Mar 2017
C-Stick support also planned
Among the various pleasing announcements in its Nintendo Switch Indie Showcase, Nintendo pulled off a small coup by securing the debut release of Shakedown Hawaii, with the title targeting an April release on the system. It's the sequel to Retro City Rampage, the chaotic and fiercely entertaining retro-style title by...
Friday3rd Mar 2017
Go go go
Tanukii Studios' overlooked DSiWare gem, Go! Go! Kokopolo, came at the tail end of the DSi's time on the market, and as a result very few people played the unique action game. While a simple re-release on 3DS would have been acceptable, Tanukii Studios instead crafted a full sequel in Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. The result is a jam-packed game...
Thursday2nd Mar 2017
Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Launch Switch games! Much more!
It's almost Nintendo Switch time, while of course there are also some new downloads on the Wii U and 3DS this week. Unlike the EU equivalent earlier in the week Nintendo of America has included Switch games in its download update, so we have the final day one picture of downloads for the new...
Tuesday28th Feb 2017
Blaster Master Zero will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS this March, it has been revealed during the Nindies Direct broadcast. A reboot of the NES classic by Sunsoft, Blaster Master Zero recreates the same iconic visuals with a modern twist, and will boast a two-player mode as well. Mighty No. 9 studio Inti Creates...
Monday27th Feb 2017
Kemco has been steadily supplying gamers with a glut of RPGs through the 3DS eShop over the past few years, all ported from mobile and mostly middling in the truest sense of the word — decent but forgettable games that riff off of classics. As the company's latest release, Legna Tactica is a dependable continuation of that policy,...
Breath of the Wild! Ghost Blade HD! SEGA discounts galore! More!
Another week dawns and just so happens to include the launch of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, however, focus on the Wii U and 3DS treats to come, which happen to include the highest profile launch title for the new system. Beyond that obvious...
Thursday23rd Feb 2017
forma.8! Ghost Blade HD! Harvest Moon 64!
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: Go! Go!...
Wednesday22nd Feb 2017
"I always knew it would eventually be completed"
When considering the best DSiWare games, we think Go! Go! Kokopolo is most definitely in the discussion. A 'chase 'em up', it combined tough difficulty and twitch gameplay with an excellent sense of style and humour. Its high speed, quick-thinking strategy and elements of platforming made it an easy...
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