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Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)

Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)

Warriors, come out to play

There's a very good reason why Hyrule Warriors is the first major Zelda release not to have the "Z" word in its title. As we've suspected since that surprising reveal in December of last year, this is much more a Warriors (or Musou, if you prefer) outing than it is a Zelda one, and that news will trigger mixed feelings for...

News: Cooking Mama 5 Becomes a Little Too Real at Launch

Cooking Mama 5 Becomes a Little Too Real at Launch

YouTube celeb Rosanna Pansino raises its profile

The Cooking Mama franchise is perhaps unfairly dismissed by some, but it has an impressive sales track record and a loyal fanbase — the publisher states there have been over 13 million copies sold worldwide. It surged to popularity during the DS "Touch Generation" days, and it can be strangely fun...

Nintendo 64x64: Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64

3... 2... 1... GO!

Despite some memorable moments from this game, it disappoints compared to its predecessor. Level of challenge almost non-existent; 150cc is comparatively a walk in the park. Rainbow Road is laborious and let's not get started on Battle Mode... Agreed, tracks are beautiful, with varied locations and their own challenges and quirks:...

News: Renegade Kid Now In A Position To Produce More Dementium Games

Renegade Kid Now In A Position To Produce More Dementium Games

Ward you believe it?

Dementium: The Ward and its sequel Dementium II stand out as two of the most unusual games to appear on the family-friendly Nintendo DS, and earned a large following of fans thanks to their mature themes and use of horror. Renegade Kid founder Jools Watsham has always said that he'd like to return to the series, but was unable...

News: You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

You Need To See This Amazing Hand-Sculpted Donkey Kong GBA SP Case Mod

Good luck trying to play a game on it, though

If you follow the hardware modding community then the name Vadu Amka will be instantly familiar to you. A seasoned pro when it comes to taking existing systems and making them even more attractive, Amka has recently released another new creation: a Game Boy Advance SP which is based on the model used...

News: Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of Ice Climbers From Super Smash Bros.

Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of Ice Climbers From Super Smash Bros.

The 3DS couldn’t handle the pressure

Whilst the soon to be released Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS features one of the greatest character rosters in the history of videogames, veteran fans of the series will no doubt have noticed that a previously regular pair in the cast line-up are now missing from the latest entry. In this week's...

Review: Fantasy Life (3DS)

Fantasy Life (3DS)

It’s a wonderful Life

Fantasy Life, Level-5 and Brownie Brown’s life sim and action RPG, is a game with a long and storied history. Originally announced in Japan for the Nintendo DS/DSi generation of consoles back in 2009, it spent three years in development, seeing a platform upgrade to the Nintendo 3DS, finally releasing in Japan-only on 27th...

Review: Super Mario Ball (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Super Mario Ball (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Balls to the wall

It's no secret that Nintendo's iconic red-wearing plumber has had a number of vocations. From referee to painter to kart racer to hotelier, Mario's been through a lot and shows no sign of actually doing some plumbing. Keeping that in mind, let's take a look at a game where he becomes a pinball. Super Mario Ball's plot revolves...

News: Thomas Was Alone Will Look For Company on Wii U

Thomas Was Alone Will Look For Company on Wii U

Curve Studios is keeping busy

Curve Studios is currently finalising Stealth Inc 2 as a Wii U exclusive, but it's also a company that publishes and ports some excellent download games across multiple platforms. The positive news is that it's bringing another highly-regarded title in its range to Nintendo's home console eShop — Thomas Was Alone...

News: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Club for Canada

Nintendo Announces Super Smash Club for Canada

The first rule of Super Smash Club...

In a late-notice broadcast via epn today, Nintendo of America has announced Super Smash Club for Canada, which will be a web hub and a series of events to bring together Super Smash Bros. fans in the country. The main meeting point will be nintendo.ca/supersmashclub. In the first week Nintendo wants gamers to...

Interview: We Loot Image & Form For Insight Into SteamWorld Heist

We Loot Image & Form For Insight Into SteamWorld Heist

"We really want to put this out on the 3DS, of course"

Earlier today Image & Form announced SteamWorld Heist, the next entry in the franchise that made its mark and surged to popularity with SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS eShop. It's quite a departure for the steampunk IP, adopting a 2D turn-based strategy approach with healthy doses of resource...

News: Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch Date For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch Date For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Supports earlier leak from US retalier

Not so long ago, we reported that North American retailer Fred Meyer had listed the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. for release on November 21st. The date wasn't officially confirmed by Nintendo, but it would appear we now have the next best thing: an advert from Nintendo itself which pinpoints the exact...

Feature: We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist, The Next Image & Form Game

We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist, The Next Image & Form Game

“A game about space adventure and survival”

Image & Form, the Swedish development studio that shot to prominence with the success of SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS eShop, which was subsequently ported to Wii U and other platforms, has announced the next game in the SteamWorld franchise. This isn’t a straight-up sequel, however, but a spin-off...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Plans to Continue Super Smash Bros. Pic of the Day

Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Plans to Continue Super Smash Bros. Pic of the Day

Will keep us entertained until the Wii U version arrives

Masahiro Sakurai's Pic of the Day routine on Miiverse has been a regular source of information and entertaining screenshots for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. With the portable version now released in Japan and so many details having been revealed, the game's director has...

Nintendo 64x64: BattleTanx: Global Assault

BattleTanx: Global Assault

Madison's Militia

BattleTanx: Global Assault is one of those games that deserved far more attention than it actually got. Incorporating fast-paced gameplay based around tank warfare, the game's sense of scale and all-out action is surprising for an N64 title. The campaign mode is a tad repetitive, although more enjoyable when played cooperatively;...

News: Nintendo Shuts Down Screenshots in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Miiverse Community

Nintendo Shuts Down Screenshots in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Miiverse Community

If in doubt, shut it down

Yesterday we shared the news that a rather elaborate loophole in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on 3DS had allowed gamers to post images from the web browser onto its Miiverse community; while some used this feature for comedic effect, others posted mature and explicit images. It's an odd bug in how complex it is to use —...