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TodayFri, 24th Nov 2017

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2017 Deals In The UK

    Grab yourself a bargain!

    It's that time, once again, for Black Friday, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. Though originally an American tradition, like Big Macs and over-sized soft drinks it's been exported around the world, for better and worse. UK retailers have had a mixed relationship with the...

    • Black Friday
    • UK
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdayThu, 23rd Nov 2017

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2017 Deals In The US

    Will you get a awesome deal this year?

    It's that time, once again, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. The Black Friday festivities are mostly based in crowded stores, though plenty of deals can also be hunted down online. For gamers, it's often a time of year for stocking up on goodies ahead of the...

    • Black Friday
    • North America
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 23rd November (North America)

    Resident Evil! Apollo Justice! Worms! Portal Knight! Much, much more!

    It's another big week in the Nintendo Download Update for North America, which could be described as the Thanksgiving line-up for US gamers. The Switch has a lot of new titles, including some high profile releases alongside some less expensive yet diverse options. The 3DS and...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Gallery Reddit Users Have Been Recreating Movie Posters in Super Mario Odyssey

    Oh, hi Peach

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    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Video
  • News Switch Launches In South Korea In December, And The Software Lineup Is Incredible

    Go big or go home!

    Sometimes patience is a virtue as the Nintendo Switch is launching in South Korea on 1st December and has a fantastic line-up of games on day one: Super Mario Odyssey 1-2-Switch Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Disgaea 5 The Elder Sc

    • Nintendo Switch
    • South Korea
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    Switch eShop

    Review Worms W.M.D.

    Words of Measured Description

    Deadly missiles are flying in every direction, the ground all around you is crumbling away under the pressure of multiple explosions, and an absurdly giant statue of a donkey is descending from the sky. Yes, this sentence could only be made possible by Worms - Team17’s mega-hit franchise which sees players hurtling...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Worms WMD
  • Nintendo Download 23rd November (Europe)

    Cyber Deals! Worms! Portal Knights! Poi! Much more!

    With the Black Friday weekend upon us this week's European Nintendo Download brings us a lot of Cyber Deals discounts. On top of that we have a typically large and varied batch of new games on the Switch, while the 3DS has a few major new arrivals of its own. Let's get to it, shall we? Switch...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Cyber Deals
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun And Moon Hide A Touching Tribute To An "Amazing Guy"

    Not a dry eye in the house

    Pokémon Ultra Sun And Moon are packed with secrets to discover, but one of these is especially touching if you're a seasoned Nintendo fan. Developer Game Freak has hidden a secret dedication to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, which requires quite a bit of effort to access. Firstly, you'll need to make your way...

    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • Hardware Review GB Boy Classic And GB Boy Colour: The Best Way To Play Game Boy Today?

    Until the Game Boy Classic arrives, these will do

    The Game Boy is one of Nintendo's most iconic products; an industry-defining device which managed to comfortably outsell technologically superior rivals thanks to its portability, stamina and library of amazingly addictive games. Despite rumours regarding a Game Boy Classic proving to be

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Game Boy
    • Features
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    Switch eShop

    Review Stick It to The Man

    A weird adventure

    Over the course of its first year the Switch has been bombarded with ports. Stick It To The Man – originally released in 2013 and made available on the Wii U in 2014 – adds to the growing library of eShop re-releases on Nintendo’s latest device. Initially, this game was critically praised. Its story – penned by Adventure...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Stick It to The Man
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    Switch eShop

    Review Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron

    Shmup fun for four

    "The following persons and events are fictitious” states the disclaimer as the game loads up. “Any resemblance to actual events or actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental”. It’s a fairly standard notice, but also amusing as it’s hard to imagine anyone mistaking Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron for an...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron
  • News My Tamagotchi Forever Is Coming To Smartphones Next Year

    Turds and all

    While Tamagotchi isn't directly related to Nintendo, the series - which began life in the '90s as a virtual pet keyring - has branched out onto systems like the DS and Wii in recent years. To mark the 20th anniversary of the toy Bandai Namco has produced a streamlined version which we covered not so long ago, but it would ap

    • Tamagotchi
    • Video
  • Hardware Review WaterField Arcade Gaming Case for Nintendo Switch

    Leather-bound for great things

    For me personally, I don't always prefer to wear my gaming passion on my sleeves. When it comes to carting gaming gear around I prefer a more neutral, less 'hey-check-me-out-I've-got-an-expensive-Switch' look. Thankfully WaterField are a company that aims to offer just that, and to further expand their range they've...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Castlevania: Dracula X Gets MSU1 Digital Audio Enhancement Treatment

    What a horrible night to have digital audio

    Alas, poor Castlevania: Dracula X (Vampire's Kiss in Europe). Despite the best Konami efforts to snugly fit all the brilliance of the original PC Engine CD title Castlevania: Rondo of Blood inside a Super Nintendo cartridge it was just not meant to be; the fact it was a step down in the controls...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Konami
    • Castlevania
    • MSU1
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    3DS

    Review Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star

    We're so style savvy

    Paris. London. Milan. Kyoto? That’s right; while fashion industry hotshots and hopefuls tuned in to expos and trade shows in the Big Three, for many others, 2017’s haute couture highlight was delivered in a Nintendo Direct from the heart of Kansai: the announcement of New Style Boutique 3: Styling Star. Syn Sophia’s Style...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • New Style Boutique
    • Style Savvy
  • News Nintendo of America's Thanksgiving Message Highlights the Joys of Portable Gaming

    Switch and 3DS together

    While a number of us - such as this writer in the UK - see this week / weekend as a 'stay away from the shops' occasion, in the US it's Thanksgiving, a Holiday that for some is the most significant of the year. Nintendo of America has offered its followers a Happy Thanksgiving in a few ways, such as a News post on the...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • HappyThanksgiving
  • Random Japan Is Getting Awesome Street Fighter Transformer Toys

    Another Capcom crossover

    Capcom has given us some memorable crossovers over the past few decades but this latest one appeals to our nostalgic tendencies in more ways than one. Capcom is working with toymaker Takara on a Transformers x Street Fighter II range, which takes some well-known morphing robots and applies a Capcom spin in the form of...

    • Random
    • Japan
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
    • Merchandise
  • News OPUS: The Day We Found Earth Finds Its Way To Switch eShop Next Week

    A robot without a goal is nothing more than a calculator

    The onslaught of quality indie games continues with Flyhigh Works bringing OPUS: The Day We Found Earth to the Switch eShop next week on the 30th November, priced at a more than reasonable $5. In the game you play as a little robot, Emeth, and help him to fulfill a centuries-old promise...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Lost Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Lost Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 35 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch

Wednesday22nd Nov 2017

  • Deals The Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    Size matters

    So, you're now the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch then chances are you've already realised that the 32GB the system comes with is woefully inadequate if you're planning on downloading loads of lovely games from the eShop. Thankfully it is easy to boost the storage by using Micro SD cards for Nintendo Switch. If you didn't already...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • News Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Update 1.3.4 Is Now Live

    Fixer-upper

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been updated to version 1.3.4. Before you get too excited, this update doesn't offer any sweeping changes - instead, it's aimed at tidying up the experience and offering "various fixes to improve gameplay". Boo. Of course, this could also mean that the update is laying the groundwork for next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Wii U
  • News Nintendo of America Launches Its eShop Cyber Deals for Switch, 3DS and Wii U

    Super Bomberman R! Disgaea 5! LEGO! Ace Attorney! More!

    The Thanksgiving Holiday is right around the corner in the US, and in various countries we're also in the middle of Black Friday discount fever, with promotions now running for a week or more. Nintendo of America, for its part, is keen to join in with its own Cyber Deals on the eShop; there...

    • Cyber Deals
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift Has a Little Extra Punch

    A cool part of the game

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game not just defined by the big moments, but also the small touches that aren't needed as such, but add a lot of character to the experience. Whether it's surprise locations or funny dialogue there are a lot of these smaller moments, and the latest 'Tips from the Wild' news post...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Rainway Dev Shows Off Cuphead Co-Op Running On Nintendo Switch

    Beta gets pushed back to next year

    Rainway is shaping up to be one of the Switch's most important apps - assuming of course Nintendo allows it to be published on the eShop. Using Rainway you can stream gameplay from your PC to devices which possess a web browser, and Switch has been highlighted as a key platform by developer Andrew Sampson. Sampson...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Here's What WWE 2K18 Looks Like On Switch

    Stores apparently getting stock any day now, but still no release date

    Nope, it doesn't look quite like that, although we kinda wish it did. It looks more like this: EDIT: The video has been removed. Boo. We still don't have a release date for WWE 2K18 on Switch, but YouTube user Gruby Nerd has apparently managed to get his hands on a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WWE
    • WWE 2K18
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    Switch

    Review LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

    It's about time

    The LEGO effect has benefited many a popular fiction franchise since 2005, from Star Wars to Jurassic Park to Harry Potter. Throughout that time, though, there’s arguably been no better fit for the Danish toy brand than Marvel. With the comic giant’s peerless roster of colourful characters, developer Traveller’s Tales has the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO
    • Marvel
  • News Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando Will Reportedly Be Bigger Than Expected

    To include Donkey Kong and Mario Kart sections

    Back in 2015 it was officially confirmed that Nintendo would have attractions at Universal resorts / theme parks, and from late 2016 it started to get more official attention. Though not due until 2020, Nintendo even attended a ceremony and released a trailer (above) for the Tokyo attraction. Super...

    • Super Mario
    • Universal
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    Switch eShop

    Review RIVE: Ultimate Edition

    Bang for your buck

    Two Tribes is a name that will be familiar to many a Nintendo fan after the excellent Toki Tori series, a puzzle platformer with some very light Metroidvania elements. Since producing those games, the company fell on some hard times and stated that RIVE would be its final game. The title was announced back in 2014 for the Wii...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • RIVE
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    Switch eShop

    Review VVVVVV

    A VVVVVVery good time

    When we first reviewed VVVVVV for the 3DS way back in 2010, we praised it for its ZX Spectrum / Commodore 64-style graphics, along with its simple and intuitive gravity-shifting mechanics. Not much has changed about VVVVVV in the intervening years, but truly, we don't mind.  If you haven't tried VVVVVV before it's a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • VVVVVV
  • Guide Essential Tips to Reach Level 100 in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Time to evolve

    Levelling up Pokémon can always be such a pain. While battles will often bring your Pokémon down to Level 50 or up to Level 100, there are many reasons to get your Pokémon to higher levels. Some Pokémon, such as Zweilous, don't evolve until they hit Level 64. Although the Move Reminder can also teach your Pokémon moves late in...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • News Tiny Metal Director Accused Of Scamming Kickstarter Backers To Fund Game

    "Toxic employee" attacks Project Phoenix director

    Remember Project Phoenix? It was a 2013 Kickstarter project which raised a whopping $1,014,600 from 15,802 backers off the back of the lofty promise that it would unite Japan's RPG talent to create the ultimate real-time strategy title. In 2015 director and project leader Hiroaki Yura...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tiny Metal
    • Legal
    • Hiroaki Yura
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Lead Japanese Charts As Switch Dominates Again

    There's a new Wii U release in the top 10, too

    It's the middle of the week, which means it's time for the Media Create chart results out of Japan. It was a big week all told and one that certainly boosted Nintendo's coffers. The results bring us the launch sales of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, though the combination of it being a mid-gen...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News ARMS Gets a Switch News Post Gift to Promote First 'Party Crash'

    Team Spring Man or Team Ribbon Girl?

    Last week brought us ARMS version 4.0, which added a new fighter, stage, ARMS options and assorted other bits and bobs. Another key addition was the functionality for 'Party Crash', timed Party mode events that have a Splatfest feel to them. The first one starts today (22nd November) at 7am Pacific / 10am...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Versus
  • Feature Revisiting Symphony Of The Goddesses With Its New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Music

    A breath of fresh air?

    The hugely successful Symphony of the Goddesses orchestral tour is entering the final stretch of its 2017 run, so regular attendee Arjun Joshi went along to check out the amended version with Breath of the Wild content. As you may know by now, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses (SotG) events utilise extremely...

    • Features
    • Symphony of the Goddesses
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Blaster Master Zero Version 1.5 Goes Live on 23rd November

    A new battle mode?!

    Blaster Master Zero is a real gem that could adequately be described as the gift that keeps on giving. Since launch, Inti Creates has given the game an impressive amount of support, adding in several extra playable characters and new game modes to keep players interested in the retro shooter while enticing new ones with a broader...

    • Switch eShop
    • Blaster Master Zero
    • Updates
  • News Zen Studios Shows Off a Clever Twist With Vertical Play in Pinball FX3 on Switch

    It's all about balance

    Though we need to wait for Pinball FX3 to arrive on Switch in December, having originally been expected on 14th November, it should hopefully be worth the extra development time. Zen Studios outlined one reason for the short delay back in mid-November, stating that it had implemented a smart new way to ensure the system...

    • Switch eShop
    • Zen Studios
  • News Caveman Warriors Will Take Us Back in Time on 5th December

    Battle prehistoric foes with up to three buddies

    Caveman Warriors was confirmed for the Switch back in September, securing a prestigious spot on Nintendo's official YouTube channel for the reveal trailer.  It's a colourful brawler with four different characters (and local multiplayer for as many players), and JanduSoft has now confirmed that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Caveman Warriors
  • News The Next Penelope Dev Reminds Us That The Game Is Still Coming To Switch

    Full trailer and release details coming soon

    The Next Penelope not coming to the Wii U is one of our biggest disappointments with Nintendo's past system; this gorgeous-looking top-down racer played like a dream on Steam and would have been perfect on a console. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be - but developer 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday21st Nov 2017

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    Switch

    Review Gear.Club Unlimited

    Aiming for top gear

    When it comes to video game expectations, context really is king. As the first thing resembling a ‘proper’ racing game on Switch, Gear.Club Unlimited has a certain amount of goodwill stored up for it. Conversely, Gear.Club’s mobile past means that racing fans will be watching with an unusually critical eye. It initially...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gear Club Unlimited
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    Switch

    Review L.A. Noire

    A city of undercurrents, where not everything is as it seems

    Back in 2011, L.A. Noire was a revelation. It captured the feel of 1940s Los Angeles in manner that was so convincing and immersive that it put many live-action TV shows and Hollywood movies to shame; centered around the earnest and driven detective Cole Phelps, the now-defunct Team...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LA Noire
    • Rockstar
  • News Square Enix on What to Expect on the Switch in the Future

    What's coming next?

    Square Enix has shown a great deal of interest in the Nintendo Switch, giving early support with the likes of I Am Setsuna and the soon to be released follow-up, Lost Sphear. Beyond that, it seems that Final Fantasy XV is likely to show up on the platform in some form, and then there’s the mysterious Project Octopath Traveler...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News New Stages, Hair Styles, Battle Mode and More Confirmed for Huge Splatoon 2 Updates

    More splatting for your money

    Splatoon 2 has followed the path of its predecessor in delivering regular (often weekly) content for free. A lot of the time we're receiving new weapons or outfits, but Nintendo has now unveiled a whole lot of upcoming goodies in a new trailer. There are multiple new stages, hair styles, a fresh battle mode, new amiibo...

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Resident Evil Revelations Collection Isn't Getting A Physical Release On Switch In Europe

    "It's not viable for Capcom Europe to create a physical version"

    We're really looking forward to getting our mitts on Resident Evil Revelations Collection when it lands on the Switch on 28th November. It's been public knowledge for some time that only the original Resident Evil Revelations will be on the Switch cart if you buy the physical...

    • Europe
    • Capcom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
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    Switch eShop

    Review Battle Chef Brigade

    Allez, cuisine!

    Battle Chef Brigade is something of an oddity. Part cooking game, part action RPG, it's hard to explain without sounding like you're a bit off. Unless, of course, you're a fan of anime, in which case you'll feel at home. Even if you aren't, however, there's plenty to love. Battle Chef Brigade answers a question many RPG fans have...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Battle Chef Brigade
  • News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Is Available Now

    A day early!

    Nintendo appears to have pushed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp live a day ahead of schedule. The smartphone game is now available for download on both iOS and Android, despite the fact that the official release date is supposed to be the 22nd (tomorrow). We're not entirely sure if this is a global release at present but we've been able...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News BadLand Games to Donate 75% Of Its Axiom Verge Profits to Healthcare for Tom Happ's Son

    "I just wanted to thank them for their generosity"

    Axiom Verge is now out at retail for the Nintendo Switch in North America, the latest Indie gem to make its way into stores. It's a game that we've loved on both Wii U and Switch, and has made its mark across a wide range of consoles. It's no secret that the game's creator Tom Happ has been working...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Axiom Verge
    • BadLand Games
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    Switch

    Review Ben 10

    Not bad Ben, but it ain't a 10

    Licensed games are a slippery slope. You’d like to believe that developers and publishers are going about them from a good place; obviously there’s something there that people love, so why not make an interactive experience of it? A devil’s advocate would say they’re nothing but a shill, a way to prey on...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ben 10
  • News PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Studio Bluehole Working On New Game For Switch

    Aimed at the Asian market, apparently

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year then the name PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds should be familiar to you, even if you've not played the game. This online shooter has become one of gaming's hottest properties and has millions of active players. The team behind it, Bluehole, has revealed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bluehole
  • News German Studio HandyGames Is Going All-In With The Nintendo Switch

    Loads of new games confirmed, plus two secret projects

    German studio HandyGames - famous for its Townsmen series of strategy titles - has confirmed a raft of games for the Nintendo Switch. We already know about Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron and Townsmen coming to Nintendo's console, but HandyGames has also revealed that Clouds &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • HandyGames
  • Out Today Racing, Rhythm Gaming, Quirky Puzzles and More Arrive on the Switch eShop

    Time for the early update

    Back in the day new downloads would mainly arrive on the eShop on a Thursday, with the occasional cheeky retail game on other dates. In the currently busy world of the Switch eShop, however, new titles arrive early each week, leading to this 'Out Today' series of posts. This week is no different, with multiple titles...

    • Switch eShop
    • Out Today
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    Switch eShop

    Review Super Beat Sports

    Aural astral alien olympics

    If you haven't heard of the original Beat Sports, don't worry - it was something of a sleeper hit. When the Apple TV first launched back in 2015, developer Harmonix was chosen to kickstart the device as a gaming platform with its rhythm-based sports compilation. From Rock Band to space sports it was a bit of a departure,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Beat Sports
  • News Hideki Kamiya Would Love To Remake Viewtiful Joe

    Henshin A Go Go Baby!

    Viewtiful Joe and its sequel were among some of the best games released on the GameCube. This side scrolling beat 'em up had impressive cel-shaded graphics for its time and unique slo-mo fighting mechanics which made it lots of fun to replay time and time again. PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya often likes to...

    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Capcom
    • Viewtiful Joe
    • Retro
    • PlatinumGames
  • Weirdness Here's Two Pikachu-Enabled Smart Home Speakers Chatting With Each Other

    Too cute for words

    What happens when you take a Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speaker and install the Pikachu Talk app? The cutest thing ever of course! A Japanese user of the app cleverly found that it is possible to get the two smart speakers chatting away to each other in Pikachu-speak: Who knows what mischief...

    • Weirdness
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Cloud Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Cloud Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 9 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News World Heroes Is Your Next Neo Geo ACA Release On Switch

    Historically inaccurate rumble

    After a brief break from one-on-one fighting games it looks like Hamster is closing up November with the return of the beloved Neo Geo genre, courtesy of ADK's World Heroes.  If you ever fancied beating up Rasputin with Janne D'Arc (that's not a typo by the way) this is the historical fighting game you are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Neo Geo
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • ADK
  • Anniversary The Super Famicom Is Now 27 Years Old

    It's got a mortgage and two kids as well

    To many retro gamers it doesn't get much better than the Super Nintendo, otherwise known as the Super Famicom in its native Japan. This year Nintendo celebrated this 16-bit wonder with the release of the SNES Classic Mini, which was a timely reminder of how great the console was. It was on this console that...

    • Anniversary
    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
  • Music Rare And iam8bit Are Releasing Battletoads And Conker's Bad Fur Day Soundtracks On Vinyl

    Preorders opening soon

    Rare may not be under Nintendo's wing anymore but the UK studio is responsible for some amazing 8, 16 and 64-bit titles such as Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie, to name just three. Now, the company is teaming up with iam8bit to produce vinyl soundtracks for three of its classic games: Battletoads in...

    • Music
    • Rare

Monday20th Nov 2017

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    Switch

    Review Lumo

    Triumphant return of a lost genre

    Upon launching a Switch game you don’t expect to see a ZX Spectrum loading screen, but that’s precisely what happens with Triple Eh? Ltd’s Lumo. It’s entirely appropriate for this isometric platformer, however, as the 8-bit computer featured a number of classic examples of the genre. As well as being fun to...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lumo
  • News Sega's Valkyria Chronicles 4 Is Marching Towards Nintendo Switch

    Deploying next year

    Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018. The tactical RPG sequel is also launching on the PS4 and Xbox One, and mixes turned-based strategy with third-person action.  Set in a fictional world which resembles World War II-era Europe, Valkyria Chronicles 4 sees the return...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
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    3DS

    Review Mario Party: The Top 100

    Relive the friendship ending memories

    Just because a game has a great concept, doesn’t mean the end product will be the same. Mario Party: The Top 100 is an incredible idea on paper. With over a dozen titles released and a combined total of over eight hundred minigames, this series has been long overdue for some kind of compilation; it’s...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • Mario Party
    • Top 100
  • Video This Could Be The Most Awesome Gaming Room Ever

    We're still waiting for our invite

    If you're keen on following YouTube-based retro gamers then chances are you're already familiar with Aussie super-collector Joel "Last Gamer" Hopkins. This guy literally has everything, from the rarest games to the most desirable vintage systems. His collection - and the building it's housed in - has undergone...

    • Video
    • YouTube
    • Retro
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    Switch

    Review Ittle Dew 2+

    It'll do, indeed

    The Switch is rapidly amassing a library of wonderful titles, both from major, big-name developers and publishers, as well as creative indies. Ittle Dew 2+ is definitely the latter, and we mean that in the best possible way.  To answer the inevitable question around what this young series is all about, the most direct...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ittle Dew 2
    • Nicalis
  • News Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura Arrives on the Switch This Week in Japan

    Nintendo asked for mature games, after all

    When Nintendo revealed HD Rumble back in January and gave initial hands-on impressions of 1-2-Switch we marvelled at its fidelity; as an effect it's been used well in various ways, with highlights perhaps being racers like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and FAST RMX. Of course, the subtle capabilities of the rumble...

    • Switch eShop
  • Soapbox Celebrating The Second Chance Saloon That Is The Nintendo Switch

    Round two’s alright

    Cole Phelps is one of the most unlikeable video game protagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure of vaulting over a wall in pursuit of a fleeing perp, or accidentally propelling into the back of a parked Buick while at the wheel of a siren-wailing Nash Super. The leading man of Rockstar’s L.A. Noire, developed by the...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News TIME Names the Nintendo Switch Its Number One Gadget of 2017

    The SNES Classic Edition takes 6th place, too

    Just recently TIME named the Switch as one of the best inventions of 2017, albeit it was a rather peculiar list. Nintendo's hybrid device has now arguably earned a greater honour from the respected publication, however, being named the number one gadget of 2017. As a list focused on cool technology,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • TIME
  • News Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge Could Bring Farfetch'd To Everyone

    While Japan could get Kangaskhan

    If you live outside of Japan and are keen to catch Farfetch'd in Pokémon GO, then you might want to watch the game's new Global Catch Challenge with interest. The objective is for players to catch 3 billion monsters (combined, not on their own!) from now until the 26th November - that's Sunday. If this...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Launches This Week

    Nintendo finally confirms what we'd all hoped

    Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on iOS and Android worldwide this week. It was previously hinted that the game would launch on the 21st, but Nintendo has now revealed that it's coming a day later on the 22nd (that's Wednesday, in case you were wondering): We recently...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Both Make Debut in UK Charts Top 5

    Skyrim VR outsells Skyrim on Switch, though

    Last week brought a number of big releases, and the UK charts give an initial indication of how Nintendo and third-party titles fared on Switch and 3DS. The big arrivals on 3DS were Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which are counted separately in the UK results; they landed in 4th and 5th place in...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Music Fan-Made Mother 4 Game Isn't Here Yet, But The Soundtrack Sure Is

    Contains over 60 tracks!

    GameChops has released the full soundtrack for the fan-made sequel to Mother 3, despite the fact that the game itself still isn't out yet. Created by a dedicated team of fans, Mother 4 certainly looks the part - but it is of course totally unofficial and earlier this year

    • Music
    • Mother
    • Earthbound
  • Guide How To Get The Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gear in Skyrim On Switch

    With and without amiibo

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available on the Switch and, as you may well already be aware, it is possible to equip a small selection of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-inspired items to your character. If you feel like ditching your standard everyday weapons to charge around Skyrim with a Master Sword in hand...

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    • Nintendo Switch

Sunday19th Nov 2017

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    Mobile

    Review Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Relax and stay a while

    It’s still hard to comprehend a series as obscure yet mundane as Animal Crossing has had so much success since its inception. Apart from minor similarities to The Sims and Harvest Moon, the concept of the original game wasn’t really akin to any other title available on the market at the time of its release. Unlike the...

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    • Animal Crossing
  • Guide The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Top Tips And Tricks

    And things we wish we knew before playing

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has finally arrived on a Nintendo console for the first time and, for many of you reading this, this could well be the first time that the vast land of Skyrim has been on your screens. The pure size of games like Skyrim can be rather overwhelming and you may well be wondering how...

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    • Skyrim
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features

Friday17th Nov 2017

  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Are Getting Poké Bank Support Later This Month

    That was fast

    Though it may be a little unwieldy, the Poké Bank was one of Game Freak’s best ideas in recent times, neatly sidestepping the trading issue that has existed in these games for years. No longer do you have to pass Pokémon through a few games via a lengthy and inefficient process, they can simply be uploaded via one game and...

    • 3DS
    • Sun and Moon
    • Pokemon
  • News Evidence Points To November 21st Release For Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Setting up the tents

    Since Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's limited access soft-launch a short time ago the rest of the world has waited patiently for its chance to join the fun, and evidence would suggest that moment isn't far away. Nintendo has always maintained that the game would launch globally in November, but has so

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News VS. Super Mario Bros. Arcade Archives Release Set for Festive Arrival on Switch

    HAMSTER has more arcade goodness on the way, too

    Since the arrival of Arcade Archives Mario Bros. back in September, the series of six additional confirmed games has gone completely quiet. The Nintendo classics are being produced by HAMSTER, which has brought us plenty of Neo Geo titles in the ACA series on the Switch eShop. Based upon a...

    • VS. Super Mario Bros.
    • Switch eShop
    • HAMSTER
    • Arcade Archives
  • News TIME Names Nintendo Switch as One of the Best Inventions of 2017

    Alongside others that are both amazing and downright goofy

    TIME magazine has a certain level of prestige, and so when it does its end-of-year lists they get circulated and seen a lot. It's a nice win for Nintendo, then, that the Switch has been named as one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2017 by the publication. It's another reminder of how...

    • TIME
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Won Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards

    Pokemon Sun and Moon also got in on the act

    We're heading into awards season, and Nintendo will fancy its chances of scooping quite a few. Today brought the Golden Joystick Awards in London, with the UK event being rather interesting for relying almost exclusively on public votes. It's with that in mind that Nintendo's wins are certainly very...

    • Golden Joysticks
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo Promises More SNES Classic Edition Stock Is On The Way

    A second chance

    Did you miss your chance to pick up a SNES Classic Edition the first time around? You had to be quick on the pre-orders as they sold out almost immediately and mostly ended up on a certain well known auction site, but such is life. Thankfully, Nintendo of America has promised that more stock of the Super NES Classic (and indeed the...

    • SNES Mini
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    • Retro
    • SNES Classic Mini
  • News The Lead Role for the Detective Pikachu Movie Has Been Cast

    Justice for all

    Fans have been pretty vocal over their shock at Pikachu’s sudden speaking role in the new animated Pokémon movie, but that certainly isn’t the first time that we’ve heard of the little yellow mouse thing talking. A live action Pokémon movie—Detective Pikachu—is currently in the pre-production process, and it seems like...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Detective Pikachu
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    Switch eShop

    Review Maria The Witch

    Return to sender

    Bayonetta. Twinrova. Gruntilda Winkybunion. There have been some truly terrific witches on Nintendo consoles over the years. Whether friend or foe, ally or adversary, these spell casting sorceresses have entertained, antagonised and tormented audiences for decades.  In addition, the notion of video game phenomena has been...

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    • Maria The Witch
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    Switch eShop

    Review UNO

    A classic card game modernised

    Digital card games have had a significant rise in popularity in recent years. These modern variations commonly feature online play, micro-transactions, thousands of unique collectible cards and often require hundreds of hours to properly understand the intricacies. Given the hype surrounding this specific type of card...

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    • Switch eShop
    • UNO
  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - There Are So Many...

    Get some gaming in before the debt collectors arrive

    Let's be truthful, 2016 was quite a quiet year for Nintendo gaming. This year's been rather different, however, which helped inspire the return of WGAYPTW™, in which we all talk about our weekend gaming plans. Last time out we had a Halloween edition where, to be completely honest, most people...

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    • 3DS
  • News Don't Worry, Switch WWE Fans - 2K Hasn't Forgotten About You

    "Switch release date is coming soon"

    WWE 2K18 may be out on other systems, but Switch owners are still waiting for a solid release date, and the lack of a confirmed day has led some to speculate that the game may even slip into 2018. To add to this confusion, Amazon has been contacting those who have preordered the game in the UK with some rather...

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    • WWE
    • WWE 2K18
  • News Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 65 Years Young

    Still leading the younger generations at Nintendo

    On 16th November Shigeru Miyamoto turned 65 years old, a landmark that in some countries represents retirement age. The legendary game designer doesn't seem to be going anywhere, however, as he now leads the next generation of Nintendo creators as the company's Creative Fellow. In his younger years...

    • Miyamoto
    • Nintendo
  • Video Party Planet's Debut Trailer Shows Off 30 Mini-Games And 4-Player Action

    Super Vegan what?!

    The debut gameplay trailer for the upcoming Switch title Party Planet has just gone live, and shows off a selection of the 30 crazy mini-games included within. The title offers 4-player action in mini-games such as Fruit Invaders, Viking Defence and Super Vegan Anaconda - the latter of which wins the award for best-named...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Party Planet
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Wooded Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Wooded Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 76 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mantis Burn Racing Swerves Onto the Switch Next Week

    Start your engines

    Most genres and game styles are now covered on the Switch eShop, and VooFoo Studios is looking to tick the overhead racing box with Mantis Burn Racing; the good news is that the wait is almost over. It's been confirmed that it'll arrive on 23rd November, priced at £14.99 / $19.99 USD / €15.99. It promises to be a strong...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • VooFoo
  • Random A Look Back at Altered Beast, The Game and Album

    The not-so ugly truth

    The world of games and music often tend to cross paths; for most of us they are both hobbies we enjoy. From the earliest days, the two just seemed to go together. Games like Guitar Hero and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker have tried to mix game and music - to varying levels of success. But, these are examples of the music world...

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    • Random
  • News Superbeat: Xonic Studio Is Bringing Musynx To Switch Next Year

    Tap to the beat

    Superbeat: Xonic developer PM Studios has revealed that it is bringing another music title, Musynx, to Switch in 2018. The game will be available in Q1 and will launch in physical and digital formats. It contains 50 songs in a wide range of genres, including pop, classical, trance, vocaloid and many more. DLC is also expected. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Letter Quest Remastered Will Bring Wordy Delights to Switch Very Soon

    Including touchscreen controls

    Some wordy Wii U owners may remember Letter Quest Remastered, the rather charming word game / puzzler / RPG that arrived in mid-2016; it was rather good. The good news is that Digerati Distribution and Bacon Bandit Games have confirmed it's coming to the Switch, all set for release on 23rd November. Below is a...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Vostok Inc Will Have a Bit of Exclusive Content on Nintendo Switch

    "Look behind Uranus"

    Vostok Inc is on our radar of upcoming Switch eShop titles because, well, it's a bit crazy. It's a twin-stick space shooter with cool customisations, and also a quirky experience all about capitalism and exploiting planets to become disgustingly rich. Nosebleed Interactive and Wired Productions have now confirmed that its...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nosebleed Games
  • News Aperion Cyberstorm is Flying Onto the Switch in Early 2018

    It's still coming to Wii U, too

    We first played Aperion Cyberstorm - by aPriori Digital - back in 2015, and had a lot of fun with its stylish twin-stick shooting. That was on Wii U, but the realities of making games with limited resources and the rapid decline of the console saw it fall off the radar, which was a real pity. Well, the game is still...

    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • aPriori Digital