Is the arcade closing soon?
Nintendo Badge Arcade was a quirky late addition to the 3DS eShop, capitalizing on the new possibilities of the update which added in themes. The idea of decking out one’s home screen with a series of decorative badges was a strange one, but it could become surprisingly gripping. Though it took a bit longer to arrive in...
Though it may not necessarily be widely used on a daily basis, Nintendo Badge Arcade has been a fun extra on the 3DS. The free-to-download app - with various microtransactions thrown in - offers a chance to win badges through a simple crane game, which can then be used to spruce up the system's HOME page. The pricing on plays and...
Get equipped with badges
Some time ago we reported that Mega Man was blasting his way to Nintendo Badge Arcade in Japan. The time has finally come for the rest of us; you can get your Blue Bomber-themed badges now, along with various characters such as Protoman, Rush and all your favourite Mega Man villains. There is also some news of a 'Thank...
Pin this one on me
Nintendo Badge Arcade has been updated in Europe, a fact which should make it a little more appealing to those who have resisted its free-to-play charms thus far. Version 1.3.1 requires 627 blocks of free space and ups the number of free plays offered to players. The super bonus from the Practice Catcher now gives three free...
While the world cries out for a new Mega Man game, Capcom continues to whistle nonchalantly and look the other way - but thankfully the company isn't totally oblivious to the appeal of its famous android. News that Mega Man is coming to Nintendo Badge Arcade should prove that. Starting February 26th, the Blue Bomber will be added to the...
We had mixed feelings about Nintendo Badge Arcade when we took a look at it over the weekend, but those with collecting streaks will likely find the arcade too cute and compelling to put down. Today Nintendo of Europe revealed that new catchers containing badges from Mario Kart 8 have just been added to Nintendo Badge Arcade
Down the bunny hole
We will try our best not to associate the free-to-start Nintendo Badge Arcade with drug use - even if the first sample is free it's easy to get hooked, and visions of pink rabbits will fill your life more the farther you go into it. The Badge Arcade is perfectly legal, for one, and its pink rabbit will not whisper at you to burn...
Pay for plays
Late last year Nintendo released Collectible Badge Centre in Japan, an app / game for the 3DS that allows you to 'win' badges that you can then pin and arrange on your HOME screen. It's rather like an addition to themes, and we shared our impressions at the time; it's now confirmed to be heading to Europe on 13th November, with the new...
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