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    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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    Review Perception

    Far from pleasant

    What is it about the horror genre that makes it so timeless? Despite the often formulaic approaches and clichés that help define these games, it’s normally the exploration and discovery of the unknown that keeps both audiences and players alike on the edge of their seats. Audience engagement with this specific genre can be...

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    Review Wheels of Aurelia

    Anything but a joyride

    Imagine a driving game that takes on the form of a visual novel. That’s loosely what Wheels of Aurelia is like; the pointed summary is that it doesn’t really align with any traditional video game experience at all. Even within the context of an indie title, this one is as art house as they come. It’s not going to appeal...

  • Feature Adapting to Day-To-Day Life in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    More impressions about the latest entry in the Animal Crossing family

    While the rest of the world waits until late November for the official release of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on iOS and Google Play devices, your humble scribe – who happens to be located in Australia – has now had a few more days to adapt to life in this new world. With the...

  • Video Watch Jimmy Fallon Play Super Mario Odyssey On The Nintendo Switch

    This man really loves Mario

    It’s been well publicised how the current host of The Tonight Show is a big fan of Nintendo. Every year E3 rolls around, Jimmy Fallon often gets Reggie and his crew on so he can try out the latest Nintendo systems and games.  We have also heard stories in the past about how he missed out on a chance to date the...

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    Review Super Ping Pong Trick Shot

    Become a trick shot master

    With more games released every year, deciding which one to play next has become increasingly difficult. The complex progression systems and open world design commonly found in modern video games appear to have become a norm, even in some download titles. Sometimes the limitless nature of these types of games can become...

  • Feature Our First Steps in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Initial impressions from our resident Animal Crossing expert

    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp had its big Nintendo Direct reveal, and what we saw was a title that – in various respects – is rather close to the experience in the main games. Smaller in scope and with some mobile elements, of course, but the iOS / Google Play title has nevertheless...

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    Review JYDGE

    Enforce law and order on the city streets of Edenbyrg

    Imagine a bleak dystopian future where crime is rampant and multiple citizens are being held as hostages by dangerous people. JYDGE, recently launched on Steam  and now available via the Switch eShop, explores this exact scenario. When all goes to hell in the cyberpunk city of Edenbyrg, the...

  • News New Story Trailer For Apollo Justice On 3DS Reveals Release Dates For North America & Europe

    You won’t object to this

    Earlier this year Capcom announced it was releasing a revamped version of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on the 3DS. With the game already scheduled for a November launch, the Japan-based publisher and developer has now confirmed the title will release in North America on 21st November and across Europe on 23rd November. To...

  • News Mantis Burn Racing On Switch Will Include Cross-Play Support

    Race against players on rival platforms

    VooFoo Studios has announced its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing will include cross-play support. The title bolsters cross-play offerings on the Nintendo Switch, with some of the previously announced cross-platform games for the device including Minecraft, Rocket League and the recently announced th

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    Review Sparkle 2

    Modernising a niche genre

    If you’ve ever played an entry from PopCap’s ZUMA series, or the late '90s Puzz Loop game by Mitchell Corporation, Sparkle 2 by 10tons falls under the same banner. For the uninformed, Sparkle 2 is a bit of a blast from the past, providing marble madness in the form of a puzzle match game. The fact this entry is a...

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    Review Astro Bears Party

    Can you bear it?

    The Nintendo Switch has got off to a promising start during its first year on the market. A number of third-party publishers and developers initially sceptical of the system’s ability to become a commercial success are now in on the action. As the impressive library of games on Nintendo’s latest device increases by the day, the...

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    Review Conga Master Party!

    Please conga responsibly

    Have you ever dreamed about lighting up the dance floor the same way John Travolta did in the 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever? If this has been a lifelong goal you are yet to fulfil, perhaps you’ll just have to remain hopeful, and in the meantime gather your family or a group of friends to instead play Conga Master Party!...

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    Review Quest of Dungeons

    Going alone, again

    Upfall Studios’ Quest of Dungeons has returned for what marks its third outing on a Nintendo platform. Approximately a year after the original Wii U version’s release, the title has now arrived on the Switch eShop with new content and some minor technical tweaks. The big question is, do these changes make this the definitive...

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    Review Robonauts

    Blast weird alien creatures into oblivion

    In 1996 NASA started work on the “Robonaut” project. It was designed to resemble a human and created to aid astronauts in space – with the ability to perform the same tasks as a person. According to NASA, a Robonaut can help out on the International Space Station and explore other worlds. Robonauts by...

  • News New Range of Minecraft Themed Hot Wheels Cars Hit The Track This October

    Imagine a Creeper on wheels

    In recent times, the Hot Wheels brand has collaborated with a number of well-known video game franchises. The Super Mario series has received its own custom Hot Wheels line and games like Rocket League have even featured iconic Hot Wheels by including the Bone Shaker and Twin Mill...

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    Review Puzzle Adventure Blockle

    Achieve world domination

    As hinted by the name, Puzzle Adventure Blockle is a puzzle game that takes on the identity of an adventure. Japanese publisher and developer Intense has set the title apart from the competition by offering a story-driven experience that continually expands upon fundamental game mechanics. While there are still plenty of...

  • News Minecraft “Better Together Update” Not Coming To New 3DS Version Of The Game

    Unsurprising developments

    Yesterday during the latest Nintendo Direct we found out Minecraft would be released exclusively on the New Nintendo 3DS.  Since then, it has been clarified the closet equivalent to Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is the 0.15.4 build of Minecraf

  • News FIFA 18 Will Cost Less On The Nintendo Switch In Australia

    Bucking the "Switch Tax" trend

    The year is 2017 and Nintendo Switch owners are paying more for their games than people are on rival platforms. The unfortunate term “Switch Tax” has been coined to explain why certain developers and publishers are upping their prices for games released on Nintendo’s latest system. The whole issue as we’ve...

  • News New Style Boutique 3 Struts Its Stuff In Europe On 24th November

    Become a styling star

    One surprising announcement during the latest Nintendo Direct was the reveal of New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star. Despite the series not always receiving the recognition it deserves, it has still managed to build a loyal following over the years.  Also known as Girls Mode 4 in Japan, Nintendo Presents: New Style...

  • News Next Flip Wars Update Adds Local Wireless Play, Class Matches And A New Map

    Flipping fantastic!

    Flip Wars has been steadily improved since its initial launch in Japan and more recent release in both Europe and North America with ongoing updates. With an online mode now in the game along with achievements, the latest Nintendo Direct has revealed even more content for the Switch eShop exclusive is on the way. The next free...

  • News Orange & White New Nintendo 2DS XL Arrives In North America On 6th October

    Better late than never

    After a long wait, the orange and white New Nintendo 2DS XL will finally be making its way to North America on 6th October. Europe received this particular system earlier this year alongside the launch of the 2DS XL.  This news follows several other hardware related announcements during the latest Nintendo Direct -...

  • News Kirby Will Be Out Of Control When Kirby: Battle Royale Arrives On The Nintendo 3DS

    The pink puffball joins fight club

    Kirby’s 25th anniversary is well and truly underway, with the latest Nintendo Direct revealing the pink puffball's latest 3DS game originally announced back in Spring. Kirby: Battle Royale appears to be a cuddly and cute version of fight club. In this title, Kirby enters a tournament to face-off against his...

  • News Snipperclips Plus Launches On The Nintendo Switch On 10th November

    Can you cut it a second time round?

    When the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, one of the go-to eShop titles at the time was Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! It was a title that highlighted the sheer brilliance of the Joy-Cons when two or more people teamed-up. Nintendo has now revealed that an expanded version of the original...