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Review: Rakoo & Friends (Wii U eShop)

Rakoo & Friends (Wii U eShop)

Love is in the air

Rakoo & Friends is a strong case for the allure of beautiful presentation. From a gameplay standpoint there's nothing really special about this one, but the fact that it's a joy to watch adds greatly to the overall package. Rakoo & Friends tells the story of the eponymous critter and his quest to find true love. The game...

News: Slender: The Arrival Has Received a German USK Rating

Slender: The Arrival Has Received a German USK Rating

Perhaps an eShop arrival is inbound?

About a year ago, Slender: The Arrival received a rating from the PEGI board; which naturally led to an assumption that the game would soon be releasing on the eShop. The horror title featuring the infamous character released on PC and Mac about two years ago and it seemed like a good fit for the eShop, but there...

News: Image & Form Is Hoping to Get SteamWorld Heist Out by Early December

Image & Form Is Hoping to Get SteamWorld Heist Out by Early December

No promises, though

As many of you are likely aware, SteamWorld Dig is due to receive a sequel in the near future. Taking a vastly different approach than the Metroidvania-esque gameplay of the first game, SteamWorld Heist is an interesting shooter/turn based strategy hybrid that carries a lot of promise with its spacefaring setting. It's a release...

Rumour: Data Miner Uncovers Evidence Of Twilight Princess On Nintendo's Wii U eShop

Data Miner Uncovers Evidence Of Twilight Princess On Nintendo's Wii U eShop

The salt is on standby

When The Legend of Zelda: Twlight Princess was simultaneously released on the Nintendo GameCube and Wii in 2006, it was praised for being the mature Zelda title fans had always dreamed of. To this day, it remains a favourite – so how would you feel about it making a return? The proven data miner who operates under the...

Review: Toto Temple Deluxe (Wii U eShop)

Toto Temple Deluxe (Wii U eShop)

#GetTheGoat

You may be wondering, what is a Toto? No, we're not talking about the 1970s American rock band behind hit songs like 'Rockmaker' and 'Hold the Line'; Toto is amazing, but this isn't that Toto, even though this toto is also amazing. A toto is a small sentient tablet which has a strange obsession of having a goat sit on its head, and they...

Review: Medabots: Metabee & Rokusho (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Medabots: Metabee & Rokusho (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Meh-abots

Medabots has always been a bit of an odd case. Clearly created to hitch a ride on the Pokémon hype train, it's a series about people who - instead of capturing and fighting with creatures - collect machine parts to build and fight with robots. Unlike Digimon, which was also similar in setup, Medabots never really seemed to catch on...

Review: Gemology (Wii U eShop)

Gemology (Wii U eShop)

Not so sparkly

Puzzle solving games with gems, jewels and shiny objects are a dime a dozen. Sometimes, it doesn't take a gemologist to determine which ones are valuable or worthless colourful bits of glass. Gemology joins this glamorous, risky world of puzzle games hoping to be discovered. But is it really worth it? How many gem puzzle games are...

Nintendo Download: 15th October (Europe)

15th October (Europe)

Nintendo Selects! Dragon Ball Z! Momonga Pinball! DSiWare! More!

Another week begins and the European Nintendo Download Update details are now available - slightly later than normal - for us to peruse. This week brings Nintendo Selects discounts to the 3DS eShop along with a fresh retail release, while on Wii U we have some new eShop entries and a...

Review: Perpetual Blast (Wii U eShop)

Perpetual Blast (Wii U eShop)

A shot in the dark

Perpetual Blast is an endless shooter. Similar to the concept of the popular endless runner genre on mobile devices, Perpetual Blast focuses on doing one thing and one thing only. Sadly, myriad execution errors keep it from being an enjoyable experience. The idea of Perpetual Blast is simple: find and destroy 100 boxes as fast as...

News: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Has Been Delayed, Release Date Should Be Announced Soon

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Has Been Delayed, Release Date Should Be Announced Soon

Developer had some tentacle difficulties to work out

It may have fallen to the back of many gamers' minds, but Octodad: Dadliest Catch is still due to receive a port on Wii U. The popular Indie PC game follows the adventures of an octopus masquerading as a typical suburban father and his attempts to hide his true identity from his family. Players...

Hands On: Learning to Enjoy Death in RIVE

Learning to Enjoy Death in RIVE

Two Tribes isn't cute and cuddly any more

Two Tribes, prior to its closure and restructuring in early 2014, had a broad range of games and genres both developed in-house and as part of its publishing arm. Toki Tori was the best known of its titles, a cute - albeit tricky - puzzler that branched out across consoles and smart devices. The company's...

News: Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

Minecraft Game Engine Could Be Ported To Wii U Thanks To Minecraft: Story Mode 

"Everything that looks like Minecraft is actually built in Minecraft"

Edit: Given the confusion that the original title caused, we've altered it slightly and are currently seeking clarification from Telltale regarding the game engine that Story Mode will run in. Original Story: Minecraft: Story Mode has been confirmed for release on Wii U, and...

News: Developer Of Acclaimed Indie Title Lumo "100% Trying" To Secure Wii U Release 

Developer Of Acclaimed Indie Title Lumo "100% Trying" To Secure Wii U Release 

Inspired by SNES title Equinox, no less

If you were lucky enough to attend EGX here in the UK recently then you may have spotted a lovely-looking indie title by the name of Lumo. This isometric offering is packed with references to gaming's past, and was born out of a Twitter conversation between its creator - former Ruffian, Lionhead and Bizarre...

Review: Race the Sun (Wii U eShop)

Race the Sun (Wii U eShop)

A fine line between rapture and ruin

Race the Sun doesn't look like much from its screenshots. The minimalistic visuals and simple gameplay premise might not grab you at a glance. It's in hurtling down those gray fields, narrowly missing hulking monoliths as your plane's solar fuel gauge steadily drains, the sun slowly falling as the sky turns a...

Nintendo Download: 8th October (North America)

8th October (North America)

Chibi-Robo!, 3D Sonic 2, Legend of Legacy and much more

It's time once again for another Nintendo Download Update, and this week's North American line-up has some tempting options. There are four 3DS retail games, including a Nintendo platformer and an RPG with impressive pedigree, while M2 remasters another wonderful SEGA game for the eShop. On Wii...

Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Wii U eShop / DS)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Wii U eShop / DS)

A toy story

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is the Nintendo DS sequel to the original GBA classic and a new recruit to the ever-growing Wii U Virtual Console library. Rather than being more of the same platforming puzzle action, Nintendo chose to focus this entire game around what is but a small percentage of the previous game - the...

News: Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Funds Wouldn't Be Enough To Complete The Game

Midora Developer Admits He Knew Kickstarter Funds Wouldn't Be Enough To Complete The Game

"I knew that the game would need more than $60,000 to be made"

The developer of the Zelda-inspired RPG Midora has admitted that he knew full well that the amount of cash raised during its Kickstater campaign wouldn't be enough to cover the full cost of development. The crowdfunding drive raised $73,470 in 2014 - a little over the base target of...

News: Momonga Pinball Adventures is Flipping Onto Wii U on 15th October

Momonga Pinball Adventures is Flipping Onto Wii U on 15th October

Includes challenges and online leaderboards

Pinball fans with a Wii U do have some options to scratch their itch courtesy of Zen Pinball 2, though Momonga Pinball Adventures from Paladin Studios is aiming to shake things up a little. Originally confirmed for the Wii U back in 2013, it's now got a final release date for the system. It'll roll its...

Video: Shin'en Discusses FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Inspired Hero Mode And Multiplayer Options

Shin'en Discusses FAST Racing NEO's F-Zero-Inspired Hero Mode And Multiplayer Options

"We really wanted this to be a full package"

FAST Racing NEO is coming this year, and is likely to scratch that F-Zero itch with its brand of anti-grav racing action. We got chance to sit down with Shin'en's Martin Sauter to talk about the game at this year's EGX, and as well as speaking about the game's development, he revealed that the title is...