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Review: VectorRacing (3DS eShop)

VectorRacing (3DS eShop)

Lines and lines and lines and lines and lines!

There's an episode of Family Guy in which Peter Griffin attends a production of Uncle Vanya. Partway through the play he stands up, bored out of his mind, and shouts, "for crying out loud, somebody throw a pie!" That's more or less how we felt playing VectorRacing. VectorRacing is the epic tale...

News: Nicalis Bringing The Fight to eShop With Yatagarasu

Nicalis Bringing The Fight to eShop With Yatagarasu

Cue custom rock music

Nicalis is one of the most well-known publishers on Nintendo's download services, and has already weighed in on the 3DS eShop with indie classic VVVVVV, which we voted as our favourite eShop game back in June. The developer and publisher is also well known by Nintendo download enthusiasts for producing three separate versions...

Nintendo Download: 23rd August 2012 (North America)

23rd August 2012 (North America)

Racing, metal slugging and the abyss

We've seen some pretty busy line-ups for the Nintendo Download update in recent times, but it's rather quiet this time around: will it be quality over quantity? Each platform gets one game, and the heady days of discounted downloads are forgotten. Still, let's get to it. eShop: VectorRacing (Arc System Works,...

Nintendo Download: 23rd August 2012 (Europe)

23rd August 2012 (Europe)

DK Jr., mascot golf, puzzles and futuristic baseball

It's another week, and the memories of lazy gaming at the weekend are already drifting away. Still, we have the Nintendo download details for Europe to look over, and it's a rather motley mix of retro titles, puzzles and a super demo for everyone to try. Let's get on with it. 3DS Virtual Console:...

News: Abyss Alights To The Surface On 23rd August

Abyss Alights To The Surface On 23rd August

But will it cause a splash?

Today, EnjoyUp Games, makers of Gaia's Moon, has announced that Abyss will be swimming to the North American DSi Shop and the 3DS eShop on Thursday 23rd August. Abyss was announced back in June, and since then has been priced at 200 DSi Points and $1.99 in the 3DS eShop. The aim of Abyss is to command a deep sea robot...

Review: Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (3DS eShop)

Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (3DS eShop)

This poultry is paltry

There's a story in Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D, but believe us, you won't need one. The game — whose title reads about as gracefully as magnetic poetry — sees you gunning down chickens for 90 seconds. Then, we guess, you can do it again. If you'd like to. You may not, but the option to play again is about the only option the...

Nintendo Download: 16th August 2012 (North America)

16th August 2012 (North America)

Mario, musical DLC and crazy chickens

Another week, another Nintendo Download update, though we do have to sadly inform you that this week's options are rather limited. A certain plumber makes his retail eShop debut at the weekend and in another discounted classic, but apart from that the options are rather slim and chicken-themed. Without further...

News: eShop Sees Turnaround For Nintendo's Digital Services

eShop Sees Turnaround For Nintendo's Digital Services

Is Nintendo finally entering the digital age?

Earlier this year, we interviewed Trent Oster of Beamdog Studios, who had infamously claimed he would never develop titles for Nintendo again after the issues he came across when using Nintendo's WiiWare service. Since then, Nintendo has improved its gaming download facilities via the 3DS eShop, which...

Competition Winners: Toki Tori - Game Boy Color Giveaway

Toki Tori - Game Boy Color Giveaway

Drumroll, please...

Last week we ran a competition with our pals at Two Tribes that invited creativity and crazy ideas, and you all delivered. Rather than egg you on — we're sorry — let's get to it. The overall winner gets a sealed copy of Toki Tori for Game Boy Color, a download code for the 3DS Virtual Console version and a Toki Tori t-shirt...

News: 3D Classics Excitebike Revs Up as Club Nintendo Reward

3D Classics Excitebike Revs Up as Club Nintendo Reward

It's wheelie rather good

Pull those leather jackets out of the wardrobe, North American Club Nintendo members — you can now get 3D Classics Excitebike as a reward until 26th August. The 3DS eShop game was free to download for a time last year, but if you missed out you can now grab it for 150 of your shiniest reward coins. Ride on over to our 3D...

News: Nintendo Confirms Its Holiday Hits in North America

Nintendo Confirms Its Holiday Hits in North America

Paper Mario, art, freaky formees and a famous professor

We've already brought you the disappointing news that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is pushed back to 2013 in North America, but we do have details on some games that most assuredly are confirmed for 2012. In fact, looking at the schedule suggests that Luigi may have been given a breather so that...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Will Cost £39.99 to Download

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Will Cost £39.99 to Download

Coin rush

It's been confirmed by Nintendo UK today that New Super Mario Bros. 2 will cost £39.99 (€50.88) to download when it hits the eShop later this week. As Nintendo's first foray into selling full retail games via its eShop, it's understandable that they have opted to stick to the recommended retail price (RRP) to test the waters. But when...

Review: SpeedX 3D (3DS eShop)

SpeedX 3D (3DS eShop)

Speed demon

There's always the temptation to be a bit snobbish about games that are ported to traditional consoles from smartphones. Given the enormous success of "casual" experiences on mobiles, many dedicated gamers view even the best titles as vapid, shallow experiences — a perspective which is reinforced by the hordes of clones and rip-offs...

News: Original Freakyforms to be Removed From European eShop

Original Freakyforms to be Removed From European eShop

Oh dear

Earlier today we shared the news that New Art Academy and Freakyforms Deluxe will be retail downloads in Europe, arriving on 17th August alongside New Super Mario Bros. 2. Of course, that meant that there could potentially be two Freakyforms titles in the eShop, with the original download version including less content but coming in at a...

News: Crazy Chicken: Pirates Flapping To NA eShop And DSiWare Next Week

Crazy Chicken: Pirates Flapping To NA eShop And DSiWare Next Week

Birds of a feather

Teyon has confirmed that point and shoot action title Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D will launch on the North American eShop next week — August 16th, to be exact. The game — which has sold 15 million copies on other formats — will also be available on DSiWare, minus whatever 3D effects the 3DS version possesses. Here's the...

News: Abyss Trailer Emerges From The Depths

Abyss Trailer Emerges From The Depths

EnjoyUp's next DSiWare epic gets the video treatment

EnjoyUp Games has released a trailer for its forthcoming DSiWare title, Abyss. The game was announced back in June and involves exploring 3024 Earth for the elusive "Gaia" as the robot Nep2no. You can view the trailer below. It's all looking suitably atmospheric, with a unique art style. Expect...