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Review: Cube Creator 3D (3DS eShop)

Cube Creator 3D (3DS eShop)

​A proper substitute for Minecraft?

It's a rather unfortunate reality that Minecraft has never made it to Nintendo platforms. The multi-billion dollar franchise has reached millions of people all over the world in the course of its run and it would seem to be a good fit for Nintendo platforms given its extremely approachable, yet deep gameplay...

Nintendo Download: 23rd April (North America)

23rd April (North America)

Mario Kart 8 DLC, DS karting, Mewtwo, 3D cube creation and more

Happy Mario Kart Day, Nintendo gamers! The usual download update details are out a little later than normal for North America and, unsurprisingly, the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 has a prominent place in the listing. It's not the only fresh arrival, though, we also have more Mario Kart of...

News: 3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

3DS RPG Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven Is Heading West This June

From the producer of Rune Factory and Story of Seasons

Publisher Marvelous has confirmed that Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven is heading west this June. The strategy RPG - produced by Yoshifumi Hashimoto, the man behind Harvest Moon, Rune Factory and Story of Seasons - will be getting a physical and digital release in North America, where it launches...

News: Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Cube Creator 3D Bringing a Minecraft-Style Experience to 3DS This Week in North America

Demo has been downloaded over 260,000 times

Nintendo systems may be lacking the selling power of Minecraft, but a number of developers have been endeavouring to fill the gap. The latest to throw their hats into the ring are collaborators Big John Games and Gamers Digital, with Cube Creator 3D - it's arriving on the eShop in North America this week...

News: Image & Form Announces 'SteamWorld Ambassador' Challenges

Image & Form Announces 'SteamWorld Ambassador' Challenges

Play SteamWorld Heist before anyone else

SteamWorld Heist is due to start arriving in Fall this year, with the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores on the list of supported platforms. A spin-off from SteamWorld Dig, its blend of a steampunk aesthetic with 2D turn-based strategy is certainly full of potential. Developer Image & Form is now launching a set...

News: Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Unlocks new Pokémon, outfits and additional diamonds

Nintendo's recently released free-to-play titles have been designed to challenge and push players to their limits in the hope they will at some point seek aid via their wallets. Elements such as set timers, movement limits and special tasks spread out over a day, week or month add to the...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures on 3DS is "All Done" and Awaiting Approval

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures on 3DS is "All Done" and Awaiting Approval

Stereoscopic 3D and dual screen features are included, naturally

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is out now on the Wii U in North America, which allows you to play with handsome HD pixels, though there are undoubtedly some that want to play it on the smaller screens of the 3DS. Shovel Knight and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse are two examples of...

Nintendo Download: 23rd April (Europe)

23rd April (Europe)

Double Mario Kart delight, Kirby week, discounts and more

A day later than is custom, we finally have the European Nintendo Download Update details to pore over. It's a week with one particularly notable DLC pack on Wii U to be excited about, along with some Virtual Console offerings, a special Kirby-themed promotion ahead of the arrival of Kirby...

Review: DOOORS (3DS eShop)

DOOORS (3DS eShop)

What are the scores on the DOOORS?

Imagine this: you wake up one morning and find yourself in a windowless, white room with nothing but a screwdriver in your pocket and a scrap of paper that contains a bizarre sequence of numbers. Upon closely examining the only door, you find it locked and there's no obvious keyhole. What do you do? If problem...

Review: 3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS eShop)

3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS eShop)

Let me be your fantasy

Fantasy Zone II was developed and released for the Sega Master System back in 1987. Unfortunately the limitations of the console (the original Fantasy Zone was built on Sega's more powerful System 16 arcade hardware) crippled the design aspirations; admirable attempts to include new gameplay elements weren't successful and...

Review: Word Search by POWGI (3DS eShop)

Word Search by POWGI (3DS eShop)

No explanation needed

If you've read our review of the Wii U version of Word Search by POWGI, you'll know that this download takes a no-frills approach to translating a very popular paper-based puzzle to a screen. However, while the Wii U version at least tries to add a tiny bit more variety with a very limited multiplayer mode, this portable...

News: New Safari Event Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

New Safari Event Now Live In Pokémon Shuffle

The expedition is on!

Nintendo’s strong support for its free-to-play 3DS eShop title, Pokémon Shuffle, continues with the latest in-game event now live. Pokémon Safari draws inspiration from the main game series featuring Safari Zones, and more recently Friend Safari, which has players attempting to catch a random selection of Pokémon. Each...

News: Take on 3D Streets of Rage 2 With a Pal

Take on 3D Streets of Rage 2 With a Pal

As long as you're in hitting distance of each other

Sega's 3D conversions of classic titles have been consistently satisfying, often adding levels of polish and features that... Do we really have to say this? Ugh... Nintendon't. 3D Streets of Rage 2 looks to continue this trend, according to a recent report from Famitsu. The simultaneous two-player...

Review: A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop)

A-Train 3D: City Simulator (3DS eShop)

​Chugging uphill

In the 3DS library, there is a rather unsurprising gap of management sim games. The niche genre essentially revolves around placing the player in the chair of a person in charge of a large city or company, tasking them with running it and maximising profitability. This is something of a double-edged sword; patient gamers will find...

News: Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

65 items to select from

In a similar fashion to other regions, Nintendo Australia will soon offer loyal fans a range of eShop content redeemable via the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue. While Nintendo is still hard at work making this content available as soon as possible, it has now revealed the full list of Wii U and 3DS downloadable titles for...

Review: Music On: Electric Guitar (3DS eShop)

Music On: Electric Guitar (3DS eShop)

While my 3DS gently weeps

If someone were to come up to you on the street and loudly proclaim "My 3DS is an electric guitar!!", you'd probably just smile politely and try to put as much distance between the two of you as possible. Their boasting isn't total insanity however, as Music On: Electric Guitar is an ambitious little app that aims to...

Nintendo Download: 16th April (North America)

16th April (North America)

StreetPass DLC, Smash Bros. DLC, DK 64, 3D Fantasy Zone II and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update to bring more treats to Wii U and 3DS. This week we have some Rare action on the Wii U, Smash Bros. DLC, StreetPass extras, another Sega classic and much more besides. Let's get to the details...

News: Nintendo Has Released This Fabulous 3DS Theme In Japan To Celebrate The Launch Of Girls Mode 3

Nintendo Has Released This Fabulous 3DS Theme In Japan To Celebrate The Launch Of Girls Mode 3

Stunning, darling!

The latest entry in the Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) is now out in Japan.To celebrate the special occasion, Nintendo has released a Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code 3DS theme. The new theme, which can be viewed on the catwalk in the trailer below, is available for...