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November2016

  • Nintendo Download 3rd November (North America)

    Mario Party! Twisted Fusion! DK Jungle Beat! Hyrule Warriors DLC! More!

    It's that time once again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week includes a first-party retail release on 3DS, while a couple of tempting Virtual Console games arrive on Wii U. Beyond that there are a variety of interesting download-only games...

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    Review Fairune 2

    This is a fair 'un

    Fairune was a fun - if not particularly ground-breaking - little game that came out of nowhere and charmed us with its simplistic yet addictive gameplay, mixing Ys-like bump combat with a Zelda-esque overworld filled with secrets. We thought the game's story felt pretty complete, so we were quite surprised that a sequel popped up,...

  • News Here Are Your New My Nintendo Rewards

    Get your lovely discounts here

    A bunch of new My Nintendo rewards have gone live today, and as has been the case previously, these are all related to software discounts across Wii U and 3DS. There are different rewards for Europe and North America, which can be viewed below: Europe 30% off Typoman (Nintendo Wii U eShop): 250 Platinum Coins 25%...

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  • Feature We Learn More About Atooi, Chicken Wiggle and Future Plans

    "The future is bright, and I brought my sunglasses"

    Earlier today Jools Watsham unveiled Atooi's first game since the closure of Renegade Kid, the well-known studio that he'd co-founded a decade ago. Though Totes the Goat was previously released on iOS as an Atooi title, there's nevertheless the sense that the newly announced Chicken Wiggle is a...

  • News Jools Watsham Unveils Chicken Wiggle - A Platformer and Level Creation Tool Coming to 3DS

    Includes a story mode and level sharing feature

    Earlier this week it was confirmed that well-known indie developer Renegade Kid had closed, with co-founders Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove moving on to their own separate studios - Atooi and Infitizmo. Watsham previously released Totes the Goat on iOS under the Atooi name, and now has announced his...

  • News Quest of Dungeons Confirmed for 29th September Release on Wii U

    3DS release date is close

    A little while ago we reported on some details for Quest of Dungeons, a rather interesting turn-based dungeon crawler that uses procedural generation. It has a neat retro look, and it was confirmed some time ago that $8.99 will get you both the Wii U and 3DS versions courtesy of cross-buy. In that article it had a release...

  • News Capcom is Putting on a Sale on the North American eShops

    Whaddya buyin'?

    Over the past few weeks, several publishers have been running some pretty tempting sales on the eShop and now Capcom has joined them in the giveaways. Though many of these games are older and likely already in your collection, it's a welcome opportunity to catch up and grab maybe a game or two that you missed at launch. The...

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    Review Pixel Paint

    Painting a decent picture

    It's interesting to see how retro video game art is still so popular — you rarely see filmmakers presenting an entire movie in black and white just because that's how films used to be made. Perhaps due to nostalgia and the ease of creating game assets, pixel art continues to be popular in the indie game scene. If you're...

  • Nintendo Download 1st September (Europe)

    Metroid Prime: Federation Force! Axiom Verge! Tetraminos! More!

    It's the start of another week, so we get a look once more at the download treats on the way to Europe; the information is later than normal due to a bank holiday in the UK, so at this point we only have the prices in Euros (a huge thanks to Daan Koopman for sharing his translation of...

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    Review Adventure Labyrinth Story

    Average Labyrinth Story

    Last year's Adventure Bar Story put a new twist on the RPG experience, breaking it down into a tasty combination of two addicting elements: battling monsters, and cooking up a storm. Now publisher CIRCLE's back with Adventure Labyrinth Story, a spin-off of that title which focuses on putting a different facet of RPGs front...

  • Video Go Back to Court With This Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Prologue

    "A phoenix approaches"

    As you may have noticed, there's a free demo for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice out now on the 3DS eShop. The full title isn't far away, but this taster will allow us all to dive into the first court case. Nintendo has also shared an eight minute animated prologue to get us in the mood. It's an entertaining...

  • Reminder One Week Remains to Grab Nintendo of America's eShop 'Summer Savings'

    Zelda! Mario! Nindies! Just Dance?! More!

    As Summer drifts towards Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, time is running out for game publishers to use the hot season for seasonal sales. For Nintendo of America that particular promotional gravy train ends soon, with its 'Summer Savings' eShop discounts set to expire on 1st September. If you haven't yet...

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    Review The Legend of Kusakari

    A Link to the Grass

    Close your eyes for a moment and picture the scene. You find yourself in the midst of an epic battle – the sound of swords hitting shields surrounds you in every direction, great warriors are displaying the courage and spirit of 1,000 men as they fall for their cause, some random guy is sprinting around with the sole purpose of...

  • Nintendo Download 25th August (North America)

    Ace Attorney demo! Street Fighter x3! Mario! Legend of Kusakari! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update; this week certainly has some enticing options. The New 3DS Virtual Console has a triple whammy of Street Fighter titles, while the Wii U's retro service has a rather fun DS title. Beyond that are...

  • News Nintendo of America Unveils Nindies Summer Jam Promotion and a Tasty Sizzle Reel

    Launch discounts and fresh release details

    Nintendo is gearing up, as is always the case, to make a splash at PAX West in Seattle. Download games will be at the core of that again, with another [email protected] event leading the way among other goodies. Nintendo of America has now announced the 'Nindies Summer Jam', which will bring a notable release...

  • Video Check Out This New Footage of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

    Nearly 20 minutes of not-Mega Man

    Inti Creates has had plenty of experience with developing official Mega Man games in the past, so it came as little surprise when the company finally ended up doing its own take on the formula with Azure Striker Gunvolt. The action platformer still stands as one of the best games available on the 3DS eShop, and it's...

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    Review Psycho Pigs

    This Little Piggy went Psycho

    Initially released in 1987 and famed for its controversial ad campaign, arcade title Psycho Pigs now makes a return to 3DS in this remake by Bergsala Lightweight. The premise of the game is to beat up other pigs using bombs, without getting injured yourself. Unlike, say, Bomberman, you are free to roam around the arena...

  • News ​Legend of Kusakari Devs on Nintendo's Reaction to Zelda Parallels

    The Big N approves

    Some of you may be aware of The Legend of Kusakari, a bizarre upcoming game about a humble man whose one mission is to trim back all the grass on battlefields so heroes can fight without tripping over anything. It's obviously taken heavy inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, with a similar logo and a visual style that apes...

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    Review Gunslugs

    Pulse Pounding Prequel

    There's a scene in the film The Expendables 2 in which main character Barney Ross - portrayed by perennial badass Sylvester Stallone - revs up a motorcycle to send it careening unmanned up a ramp and through the windshield of a helicopter. This is the vibe that Gunslugs wants to convey. As far as 8-bit run-and-gun shooters go,...

  • News VVVVVV Returns To The North American 3DS eShop

    All patched up

    Terry Cavanagh's punishing platformer VVVVVV has returned to the North American 3DS eShop after a prolonged absence. The game was removed from the store back in May following the discovery of an exploit which allowed users to run unsigned code on their 3DS consoles. If you've not picked it up yet, VVVVVV is on sale at $4.75 for a...

  • Video Take an Extended Look at Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in Localised Showcase

    Narrator with improbably deep voice... check!

    Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 isn't far away in the West, bringing us a flashy sequel to one of the standout 3DS eShop titles; it's due to land on 30th September. The sequel is certainly ramping things up with the cast, in particular, with a range of allies - including the playable Copen - and a group of...

  • Nintendo Download 25th August (Europe)

    Armikrog! Ace Attorney Demo! Legend of Mystical Ninja! Much more!

    It's the start of another week, and Nintendo of Europe has juicy Download Update details showing which games are on the way to the eShop. This offering includes a high profile demo, a much-loved SNES game on 3DS and some rather promising new games on both Wii U and 3DS. Throw in a...

  • News ​SEGA is Putting on a 3D Classics Sale in North America

    Nine games, half off

    Though SEGA's success in the console industry was relatively rocky after its 16-bit days, the Genesis was certainly nothing to be sniffed at in its heyday. The console played host to dozens of classic titles, many of which have received excellent 3D remakes on the 3DS over the past few years. For those of you that missed some...

  • News ​The Battle Cats POP! Has Been Removed From the 3DS eShop in Europe

    Another hacker exploit?

    The 3DS has been subject to several homebrew vulnerabilities over the last few months, with games like Citizens of Earth, VVVVVV, and SmileBASIC all having to be removed and reuploaded to the eShop. Hackers have found a way to run unsigned code on the 3DS utilising a pre-existing entry point, which could be found in certain...

  • News ​A Nicalis Sale is Live on the North American 3DS and Wii U eShops

    Get 'em while they're hot

    With summer slowly but surely drawing to a close, many young gamers are no doubt scrambling to clear out as much of the backlog as possible before school resumes in fall. Unfortunately, Nicalis has just put on a sale on the eShop in North America, so that backlog could be in great danger of being lengthened even more. The...

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    Review Power Disc Slam

    Sluggish slams and dodgy discs

    First, there was Pong, and lo the people deemed it to be worthy. Since then it has been immortalised as a test of skill for two players, two gladiators going head to head and shooting for goals and glory. Next, the early nineties would reveal the natural evolution of this classic challenge - Windjammers. A competition...

  • News Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Begins Trial on 8th September

    A demo is also on the way

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice is the next full entry in the series heading to the West, and the good news is that there's a confirmed release date and a demo on the way. The demo will arrive on 25th August and include part of the first courtroom scenario from the game, and the full title will arrive on...

  • Nintendo Download 11th August (North America)

    Tadpole Treble! Mega Man X! Wave Race 64! Ambitious slimes! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has some promising download-only titles across Wii U and 3DS, while it all gets rather sporty on the Wii U Virtual Console. The New 3DS VC gets a rather fun SNES title from Capcom,...

  • News SmileBASIC is Back on the North American 3DS eShop After a One Month Absence

    Previously removed after Homebrew exploit in July

    In July we reported that SmileBASIC had been taken off the 3DS eShop as a result of a Homebrew exploit targeting the app. As has been the case with multiple games, once Nintendo became aware of an exploit using the app it removed it promptly, leaving Smileboom with the task of producing an update...

  • News Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure May Be One to Watch on the 3DS eShop

    Heading to PAX West, trailer on the way

    In the madness of E3 month some announcements can fall under the radar, and one that's been brought to our attention is the upcoming release of Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure on the 3DS eShop. Published by Mastiff, it's a 3DS version of a game that won a lot of plaudits on PSP and PC in the past. A 3D...

  • News The Latest Super Sentai 3DS Tie-In Tries to Make Tile Matching Exciting

    With lots of enthusiastic 'Haaaaaaa' attacks

    This writer vaguely remembers Power Rangers on TV as a child in the '90s, and was surprised to recently discover that the series is still going, and there's a big-budget movie on the way in 2017 - some things just never go out of fashion. The series originated, back in the day, as a localisation (with...

  • News ​Pokémon Shuffle Has Passed 6 Million Downloads on 3DS

    Oh yeah, that other Pokémon game…

    Long before Pokémon GO was everywhere, Pokémon Shuffle was released on Nintendo 3DS to a curious audience. Free to play games aren't too common on the dedicated portable, so it came as with a somewhat different flavor to your typical 3DS game. We thought the in-app purchases were a bit much, but found it to be...

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    Review Puzzle Labyrinth

    A-maze-ingly strange

    Without a plot, purpose, or any real explanation for what exactly is going on, Puzzle Labyrinth on 3DS lives up to its title by unceremoniously dumping the player into a complex maze filled with monsters, traps and strange riddles. Your only hope of escape lies squarely in your ability to complete each puzzle and unlock a...

  • Video Ambition of the Slimes Looks Weird and Potentially Wonderful on 3DS

    "From the mouth... Slime goes inside..." is actual dialogue

    If you read our Nintendo Download Update details for Europe recently you'll have seen Ambition of the Slimes in the 3DS eShop category, a turn-based RPG in which you control slimes of various abilities. Developed by Altair Works and being published by CIRCLE Entertainment, it certainly...

  • Nintendo Download 11th August (Europe)

    Super Paper Mario! Frankenstein! 2 Mega Man games! Discounts galore! More!

    With the start of another week we have the European Nintendo Download Update details, giving us the heads up on what treats to expect. Highlights this week include a puzzle adventure game with some potential on Wii U, an enjoyable Wii download and a couple of SNES Mega Man...

  • Video Check Out Asrock's Stage in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

    Showing off some neat moves

    Inti Creates came upon a terrific formula with Azure Striker Gunvolt on 3DS, a title that looks fantastic on the portable and importantly plays just as well. We're pretty keen to try out Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, as a result, and thankfully it's due this year. It's only a few weeks away in Japan, though, so it's been...

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