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RyanCraddock
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  • 8

    Switch eShop

    Review Semispheres

    Two thumbs are better than one

    Semispheres is the sort of game that in recent years would have likely skipped Nintendo consoles, instead finding its home elsewhere; platforms where quirky indie games, bursting with unique ideas and an overly “artsy” feel, would thrive. As it so happens, the game was originally released on PlayStation and Steam...

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    Switch eShop

    Review 36 Fragments of Midnight

    A (very) quick stroll in the moonlight

    The Nintendo eShop is a weird and wonderful place; some games are absolute gems, some are whatever-the-opposite-of-gems-is, and some leave you with more questions after completion than when you first started. 36 Fragments of Midnight falls into that latter category and, whilst it might work successfully if...

  • Guide Pokémon GO Raids, Bosses, Rewards And Winning Tactics

    Playing with the big boys

    Niantic’s Pocket Monster-catching phenomenon is an ever-changing and adapting beast; regular updates and additions to the game have made Pokémon GO a much-loved but potentially confusing experience. The recently added ‘Raid Battles’ are one element that may well cause some confusion to new players and...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Severed

    Gain the upper hand

    From Canadian developer DrinkBox Studios – the creative force behind Metroidvania brawler, Guacamelee – comes Severed, an action-adventure game with RPG elements, real-time combat and a whole lot of slicing the body parts from various creatures onto the floor. The game was initially released on PlayStation Vita back in April...

  • 18

    Switch eShop

    Review Phantom Trigger

    Hack, slash, repeat...

    Phantom Trigger is a self-described “neon slasher” featuring RPG and roguelike elements developed by two-man squad, Bread Team. Combining some rather tough gameplay with an intriguing storyline, it sees you make your way through various monster-ridden, dungeon-like worlds, whilst also attempting to make sense of what is...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Kid Tripp

    Have a nice trip

    Originally available on iOS platforms, Kid Tripp has ran, jumped and smashed its way onto the Nintendo 3DS eShop. We’ve been following the progress of its port for a while now at Nintendo Life and can safely say that the tean behind this auto-runner have done an excellent job - giving us another reason to stop our 3DS consoles...

  • 21

    Switch eShop

    Review De Mambo

    Mambo No. 1?

    De Mambo is probably as “indie” as an indie title can get. The game was created by The Dangerous Kitchen, a team of just three animation graduates who decided to learn how to code and use the luxury of a Premier Inn as their office space. After what we’re sure was a tough but enjoyable journey, De Mambo was born – a fighting...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Bulb Boy

    A playground of poop

    Bulb Boy is a point-and-click adventure horror game, following the story of our titular hero as he wakes from a nightmare to discover that his house has been taken over by evil. Using a mixture of puzzle solving, exploration and Bulb Boy’s unique abilities (having a light bulb for a head is surprisingly handy it turns out),...

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    Switch eShop

    Review GoNNER

    Dead. Dead. Oh, dead again.

    Having been released on PC and Mac in October last year GoNNER now sees its console debut on Nintendo Switch, brought to us by publisher Raw Fury Games and developer Art in Heart. Generally loved by players and critics alike in its original guise GoNNER is a roguelike platformer, consisting of ever-changing,...

  • 26

    Switch eShop

    Review Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical

    An abundance of Boing-Boings

    Originally developed for iOS and Android devices, Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical is a spin-off from The Legend of Dark Witch series that was playable on Nintendo 3DS. In a complete detour from the two previous titles – The Legend of Dark Witch and The Legend of Dark Witch - Episode 2: The Price of Desire

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    Switch eShop

    Review Vroom in the Night Sky

    Or don't...

    The Nintendo Switch game library is off to a very highly-praised start – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been making almost every man/woman/cat alive positively burst with glee and we've been loving games such as Snipperclips and Fast RMX here at Nintendo Life HQ. But unfortunately amongst the gems there have to be some...

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    Switch eShop

    Review VOEZ

    The first handheld-only Switch game

    Tucked away in the Nintendo Switch eShop, underneath the games that everyone is talking about such as Snipperclips, 1-2-Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (obviously), is VOEZ, a rhythm game originally released on iOS and Android device

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    Switch

    Review Just Dance 2017

    Unfortunately Will Smith’s “Switch” does not make an appearance

    People all over the world have finally got their hands on the Nintendo Switch, and with a relatively generous supply of games supplied at launch when including Nintendo eShop offerings, choices on which software to buy must be made. One of these launch day titles is a port of last...

  • News Dandara is Blasting Onto Nintendo Switch This Summer

    Girls just wanna have epic battles

    Among the smattering of games shown off during the Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase was Dandara, a Metroidvania-inspired, 2D platformer with fast-paced combat from Raw Fury Games. The titular character Dandara must jump from surface to surface, fighting enemies whilst travelling through a gravity-bending world...

  • News Overcooked! Special Edition Announced for Nintendo Switch

    Ready... Steady... Play!

    One of the many games shown off during the Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase was Overcooked: Special Edition, a fast-paced multiplayer cook-off from publisher Team 17. Developed by Ghost Town Games, this chaotic title sees players teaming up to prepare dishes at high speed, trying to please a restaurant's customers. Nintendo...

  • Hands On Trying Out the Nintendo Switch on its Public Tour

    The UK console tour comes to Manchester

    Whilst we're counting down the final two weeks before the Nintendo Switch launches on March 3rd, Nintendo has been hosting special hands-on events in which the public can get their first experiences with the console and several of its games. We managed to grab ourselves some tickets for the first of the three...

  • News Square Enix Announces Project Octopath Traveler For Nintendo Switch

    "Every road is yours to take"

    A whole variety of games were showcased during the Nintendo Switch presentation, including a few from partnering developers currently working for the console. One such offering is a brand new RPG from Square Enix entitled Project Octopath Traveler. Only a short trailer was revealed for the game, although it promised a...

  • 20

    Wii U

    Review Just Dance 2017

    Another year, another Just Dance game

    It seems like it was only yesterday that this writer was reviewing Just Dance 2016 – last year's entry in Ubisoft's mammoth dancing franchise. Most people will be at least somewhat familiar with the concept; seeing friends and family dancing along to a variety of songs with wavering levels of success. By that...

  • 22

    3DS

    Review Disney Magical World 2

    Disney World in your own home... sort of

    What happens when you combine life in a fantasy world, lots of the most recognisable fictional characters on the planet, some bonus magic, sparkles and cheery songs into a tiny 3DS cartridge? Theoretically, the answer you're looking for is "success". Luckily in the case of Disney Magical World 2 this is also...

  • Preview Singing and Dancing in Disney Magical World 2

    "Oh boy!"

    Cast your mind back to approximately two years ago and you may remember the release of Disney Magical World, a 3DS simulation game similar in style to titles such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf but set – completely unsurprisingly – in a Disney universe. Rush yourself back to the present and here we are with a sequel on the horizon –...

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    3DS eShop

    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...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Chompy Chomp Chomp Party

    Om nom nom nom nom

    When a game has a title like Chompy Chomp Chomp Party and comes from a publisher called Utopian World of Sandwiches it is pretty hard to ignore, although with a promise of support for up to nine players locally and some truly crazy looking gameplay footage, this was never a title to be overlooked anyway. Unsurprisingly, Chompy...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Bird Mania Party

    Top flight entertainment

    Starting life as Bird Mania 3D – a hidden gem in the ever growing 3DS eShop library released back in 2012 – Bird Mania Party is an expanded version of the original brought to us by publisher and developer, Teyon. We were fans of the original release, as well as Bird Mania Christmas which was released not too long after,...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas

    Sail through this story

    You receive an anonymous invitation to board a luxury cruise ship… Do you heartily say yes? Do you politely say no? Or do you think to yourself: "Hang on a minute, isn't this like the start of a horror movie?" before running as fast as you can in the opposite direction? Well, our lead character from CIRCLE Entertainment's...