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Guide: 9 Tips for Playing Runbow

9 Tips for Playing Runbow

Get up and running

Runbow is finally out in both North America and Europe. But did you know that to Runbow properly you need to follow a series of steps? It is scientifically proven by a group of proven scientists that running is more difficult than walking. Write that down as a fact! Luckily for you we have come up with the perfect guide; no no,...

Review: Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI DX (3DS)

Hatsune Miku: Project MIRAI DX (3DS)

Chart-topper

To those who know her, she needs no introduction: Hatsune Miku is a star. To those who don't, she definitely requires some explanation: Hatsune Miku is a 'virtual idol' and the world's most popular Vocaloid, a personification of a software synthesizer given background, personality, and a constant stream of songs to sing by composers and...

Review: Gotcha Racing (3DS eShop)

Gotcha Racing (3DS eShop)

A delight at every turn

Gotcha Racing is about as simple as racing games come, but it's far more addictive than most. The concept is derived from Japan's Gachapon capsule toys — small, highly collectible toys that usually go for about 100 yen apiece. It's this concept that drives the heart of the game. When you first start Gotcha Racing you'll be...

News: New Difficulty Settings, 3D Title Screen and More Revealed for Dementium Remastered

New Difficulty Settings, 3D Title Screen and More Revealed for Dementium Remastered

Bringing horror back to 3DS

The 3DS has had a few horror experiences, though it's not a game style that's been particularly common on the portable. With Dementium Remastered by Renegade Kid now being in the closing stages of development, it'll help to change that. A remake of the DS retail title that's heading for the eShop, it could certainly...

News: This Monster Hunter X New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate Makes Us Want the Game Even More

This Monster Hunter X New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plate Makes Us Want the Game Even More

Just look at it

Based on the ease with which we're still able to fill an online lobby, plenty of gamers are still enjoying Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the West. Of course, lucky Japanese gamers have Monster Hunter X (Cross) to look forward to later this year, a fresh take on the series that introduces new approaches to combat and an action-centric...

Review: Crab Cakes Rescue (Wii U eShop)

Crab Cakes Rescue (Wii U eShop)

This cake is a lie

The Wii U's library is bursting with quirky, innovative, fun games. Crab Cakes Rescue is not one of them. From the moment you start up Crab Cakes Rescue, its lack of polish is readily apparent. For starters, it runs in a 4:3 aspect ratio, leaving unsightly black bars on either side of the screen. The title is lifted directly from...

News: Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

Chieftain Bob Meets Gunman Clive, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

Brokeback Clive

Unless you've been hiding behind a tumbleweed, you've probably noticed that the Gunman Clive HD Collection is now on the Wii U eShop. In our review we awarded it a gunslinging 9/10 and said buying it is an absolute no-brainer. For the low price of entry, you are getting HD versions of not one, but two of the most impeccably-crafted...

News: A Supercharged Star Fox amiibo Hybrid Was A Possibility for Skylanders SuperChargers

A Supercharged Star Fox amiibo Hybrid Was A Possibility for Skylanders SuperChargers

I can't let you do that, Star Fox!

We're still kind of amazed that Nintendo allowed supercharged versions of Bowser and Donkey Kong to be included in the upcoming Skylanders SuperChargers game. In addition to being playable characters they also get their own amiibo figurines which have a handy switch in the base to flip into Skylanders mode...

News: Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not To Compete With Japan

Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not To Compete With Japan

Online technicalities causing tension?

Reports have recently surfaced via Japanese video game blogs that certain clusters of Western Wii U owners do not enjoy playing Nintendo's competitive online squid shooter Splatoon with players from Japan. Some have even taken to social media to demand that Nintendo enforce regional servers for the game. The...

Video: Even Reggie Is Crazy About Runbow

Even Reggie Is Crazy About Runbow

All hail the Reggie-lution!

With Runbow now available in both North America and Europe, Nintendo of America has posted an amusing video on its YouTube channel revealing Reggie’s addiction to the recently released Wii U eShop title. The clip, which can be viewed below, lasts a minute and a half and also features Nintendo of America’s Damon...

News: Monster Hunter Stories Will Bring Its Own Brand of Turn-Based Battling to 3DS

Monster Hunter Stories Will Bring Its Own Brand of Turn-Based Battling to 3DS

Screens and concept art paint a pretty picture

Monster Hunter Stories was an intriguing and exciting reveal earlier this year; it was described as five years in the making (conceptually, two years in development) and a major diversion from the series norms. Due for a 2016 release on 3DS in Japan, its cartoonish style and neat concept of a young...

Video: Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode is Possibly the Game's Most Cultural Match Type

Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode is Possibly the Game's Most Cultural Match Type

'Culture Shock' YouTube show explains why

Splatoon has a decent splattering (sorry) of modes nowadays, with frequent updates over the course about three months adding plenty of content. A recent addition was the Rainmaker mode in Ranked Battles, in which you try to take possession of the powerful relic and progress into the opposition's territory...

News: The Club Nintendo Goodbye Coin Has, Well, Said Goodbye

The Club Nintendo Goodbye Coin Has, Well, Said Goodbye

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen...

What happens when you release a relatively cheap silver-plated coin with a little velvet bag, and it happens to be a 'Goodbye Coin' for Club Nintendo in PAL territories? The hosting website struggles to survive the influx of hits, of course. Our very own editorial director Damien McFerran - in the interests of...

News: Rare's Gregg Mayles Reveals It Was Miyamoto Who Suggested Donkey Kong Should Sport Neckwear

Rare's Gregg Mayles Reveals It Was Miyamoto Who Suggested Donkey Kong Should Sport Neckwear

Rare staffer reveals the pre-history of Donkey Kong Country

Gregg Mayles is one of Rare's longest-serving employees and can list some of the firm's most famous titles on his impressive CV. He's currently hard at work on the studio's next offering, Sea of Thieves, but has taken the time to post some interesting info relating to the SNES classic...

Review: VS. Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES)

VS. Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES)

Enjoyable interlude

It's undoubtedly a good thing when Nintendo starts releasing older titles on the eShop that are otherwise fairly difficult to find or play. But does VS. Excitebike, originally only released on the Famicom Disk System in Japan in 1988, offer enough extra content compared to the original to justify a purchase? As the core of the...