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Review: Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge (Wii U eShop / NES)

Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge (Wii U eShop / NES)

Crashing with the boys

After another success at the track-meet Crash and the Boys from Southside High are issued a street challenge by a jealous rival; now they and teams from four other schools compete in a series of no-holds barred sporting events to find who really is the greatest. Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge differs from other sporting...

Video: Here's Another Awesome Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Japanese TV Commercial

Here's Another Awesome Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Japanese TV Commercial

Smashing

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has already been keeping gamers busy in the West, but it is all set to arrive in Japan on 6th December; the 3DS version sold in terrific numbers in the country, and Nintendo will hope to see that momentum shift to the home console entry. When the 3DS version was being marketed in Japan, meanwhile, it had some...

Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Supposed Paper Mario Title for Wii U

Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Supposed Paper Mario Title for Wii U

Sounds like guff to us

Walmart recently listed the generically title 'Paper Mario (RPG) (Wii U)' on its website before quickly removing it, but not quickly enough, as one clever buck managed to snag a screenshot of the accidental upload. There's no box art or any details about the game, aside from an astronomical price tag that we can only hope is...

News: Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, With No Specific Mention of Recent Error Code Issues

Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, With No Specific Mention of Recent Error Code Issues

Live now

Earlier this week there was some concern as talk spread of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U causing a critical system error, a problem acknowledged by Nintendo though — crucially — the issue wasn't necessarily directly linked to the new release. Nevertheless, it's been a source of concern, with Nintendo stating that it would investigate the...

News: Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

Shovel Knight Digs For Victory With 300,000 Copies Sold

That's across all formats

Yacht Club Games has revealed that Shovel Knight has sold 300,000 copies since launch. The Kickstarter-funded faux-retro platformer is available on PC, Wii U and 3DS. Back in August, Yacht Club Games revealed sales figures for the game, with 180,000 units sold at that point. Its crowd-funding goal was set at $75,000, but...

News: Warner Bros. Announces LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin for Nintendo 3DS

Warner Bros. Announces LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin for Nintendo 3DS

Bricking it

Hot off the release of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Warner Bros. is already in the process of overseeing their next LEGO adventure. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is to be released for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita and is being developed by a TT Fusion – a subsidiary of TT Games who have focused on the handheld efforts in the...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million Copies Around the World

European launch and Black Friday sales drive a sizeable increase

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have only been in stores for two weeks in North America, Japan and Australia, while the titles have now been out for one week in Europe. Despite this it seems to have already reached some impressive sales figures, with The Pokémon Company...

News: UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo Demand By Hiking Price

UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo Demand By Hiking Price

Price rises by £3 in the space of a week

Nintendo's range of amiibo figures has proven to be incredibly popular — perhaps more so than the company ever expected. Figures are selling briskly in both North America and Europe, and in the UK in particular it's not uncommon to see empty stands in leading high street retailers, while stock of rival...

News: Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Orders Due To Lack Of Stock

Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Orders Due To Lack Of Stock

"Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available"

Amazon UK is cancelling orders for the Wii U GameCube Adapter due to a reported lack of stock. We've had multiple reports of this happening to buyers in the UK, with our own Anthony Dickens receiving the exact same notification from the online retailer. The email reads as...

News: Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

Renegade Kid’s 3DS Metroidvania Title Xeodrifter Blasting To North America Next Week

From the creator of Mutant Mudds

After Renegade Kid’s mid-year announcement of Xeodrifter for the 3DS eShop — followed by the launch of the debut trailer — Jools Watsham and company have now revealed the game will be released in North America next week: on 11th December to be exact, for the price of $10. As previously described; Xeodrifter is...

News: Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!

As a cartoon

So it's rather well known by now that Sonic Boom: The Rise of Lyric is largely busted (although we think its 3DS counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, fares better). Even so, there may still be a silver lining when the word "Boom" is associated with "Sonic": the cartoon series that ties with the games seems to be picking up an...

Review: Mighty Gunvolt (3DS eShop)

Mighty Gunvolt (3DS eShop)

Mighty good mini

First appearing as a free download to those who purchased the exceptional Azure Striker Gunvolt on the 3DS eShop, Mighty Gunvolt is a run-and-gun platformer from the mind of Keiji Inafune and produced by Inti Creates. Aiming for an old-school vibe, it’s no surprise that this new title from one of gaming’s pioneers feels a lot...

News: Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

Curve Studios Announces Titan Attacks for 3DS and Ultratron for Wii U

More "insane announcements" coming in the next few weeks

Curve Studios is already one of the most prolific publishers on the Wii U eShop in the latter half of 2014, but has now announced yet more projects coming to Nintendo hardware; this is hot on the heels of OlliOlli being confirmed for Wii U and 3DS in early 2015. As per that previous...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Nintendo 3DS This Holiday Season

Gaming on the go

Not too long ago we published five reasons to choose Wii U this Holiday season, so it now seems only fair to do the same for the 3DS. With so many systems and games competing for our time the little portable has plenty of rivals, but it's also a terrific option in a time of the year typically full of travelling and relaxation away...

News: Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic Shows Off the Size of the Game's Challenges

These are genuine beasts

Earlier this week we shared a Nintendo UK infographic promoting the Wii U, and on the same day Capcom shared a neat effort for 3DS title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate; we don't know whether game companies have had a secret meeting agreeing to an infographic offensive, but they're pretty enough that we don't care. This Capcom...

News: Lucadian Chronicles is the Latest Free-to-Play Game Coming to Wii U

Lucadian Chronicles is the Latest Free-to-Play Game Coming to Wii U

$7.99 for full game, micro-transactions won't be a factor

While Nintendo still prefers conventional approaches to selling games — you pay a price and receive the full game — it has, in recent times, shown an increasing willingness to explore areas such as DLC. It's also, to a lesser degree, explored and supported free-to-play — Steel Diver:...

News: Club Nintendo Now Offering Festive 8-Bit Mario Wrapping Paper in Europe and Australia

Club Nintendo Now Offering Festive 8-Bit Mario Wrapping Paper in Europe and Australia

Potentially pricier than the gift inside

With the festive holidays upon us it's time to worry about our planning. Have we got all the gifts? Is there enough food? Will those drunk relatives actually avoid arguing this year? Lots to worry about, and when it comes to gifts we have to make sure we've got tags, scissors sellotape and — of course —...