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Review: Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

Multi-sided gameplay

While Pure Chess became the first cross-platform multiplayer title on Nintendo eShop stores, Cubemen 2 arrives with a far more complex and potentially rewarding setup. Developer 3 Sprockets and publisher Nnooo have done an admirable job on a technical level, but importantly have also served up an entertaining real-time strategy...

Review: The Keep (3DS eShop)

The Keep (3DS eShop)

Old dungeon, new tricks

Many dungeon crawlers tend to come pre-packaged with a dose of nostalgia through the nature of the genre alone, their exploration and equipment elements resonating as familiar conventions. Stick with a medieval fantasy theme like The Keep and it feels even more from Yon Olde School. The story of The Keep is kept rather...

Weirdness: Sears' Listing for 3DS is Wacky and Brilliant

Sears' Listing for 3DS is Wacky and Brilliant

With features like these, why wouldn't you want one?

It's the end of a long week, and perhaps you're taking a break from your weekend activities — gaming, perhaps? Now is the perfect time, then, to read a product description for 3DS that was clearly written by an individual that's never used one. The following product description is from Sears, a...

Weirdness: This Original Life-Sized Pikachu Needs A Home

This Original Life-Sized Pikachu Needs A Home

Just don’t break your back lugging this pocket monster about

Collectibles are a major part of gaming, at least for those that are most enthusiastic. Weighing in at 6kg, the stuffed Pikachu pictured above is a good example being offered by Japanese brand, department and clothing chain, Beams. Due for release in November, local customers have been...

Nintendo 64x64: Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends

While a multiplatform release, the N64 version of Gauntlet Legends benefited greatly from the system’s four built-in controller ports. Ported over from the arcade, Gauntlet Legends’ simplistic hack n’ slash gameplay makes it accessible to players of all skill levels. It’s a solid, button-bashing adventure which is best enjoyed with three...

News: Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Club Nintendo Members In Australia To Receive Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Demo Via Exclusive Email

Transparent 2DS release date and price also revealed

Nintendo Australia has revealed that select Club Nintendo members in the land down under will receive an exclusive email code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version from 15th October onwards, with the demo to be made publicly available at selected retailers (yet to...

News: Pokémon Trading Card Game Launches on iOS in Canada

Pokémon Trading Card Game Launches on iOS in Canada

More regions no doubt to follow soon

Earlier this year, during the Pokémon World Championship, a Pokémon Trading Card Game app was confirmed for iPad. It caused some debate due to the choice of platform, with some sharing the view that they'd have preferred to see the app on Wii U and / or 3DS instead. In any case, it seems the initial roll-out...

News: Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Numbers of Fans to Queue Through the Night

Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition Sparks Huge Numbers of Fans to Queue Through the Night

Or buy it on eBay for ten times the price

Hyrule Warriors was released in North America today, but the limited edition was for an undisclosed reason only available in the Nintendo World Store in New York. This peculiar move caused eager fans to queue through the night in order to have a chance at owning a copy. Copies were so limited that staff...

News: Miiverse Currently Affected by Maintenance, More Wii U and 3DS Work Planned

Miiverse Currently Affected by Maintenance, More Wii U and 3DS Work Planned

Various periods of disruption ahead

Nintendo often completes minor maintenance on its Network and eShop platforms, though is lining up a fairly major period of work that'll disrupt most aspects of the company's online services. At the time of writing Nintendo is advising of intermittent access problems for Miiverse on the Wii U and 3DS, since 3pm...

Nintendo 64x64: F1 World Grand Prix

F1 World Grand Prix

Solid racer but one only suitable for the niche F1 gamer, not a casual lover of the racing genre. The F1 ‘feel’ is realistic and racing from the bumpy cockpit view is awesome. Accurate track layouts yet backgrounds are dull and racing them doesn’t engage like a F-Zero or MK64 track. Advice: conquer the challenges but turn down that incessant...

News: Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Comes to Light

Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Comes to Light

Fully armed for winter 2014

Amazon mistakenly revealed the limited edition of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U earlier today, complete with an image of the box – which you can see above – and a US price tag. The bundle itself contains the game, a special GameCube controller bearing the Super Smash Bros. logo, and the necessary adapter in order to...

News: Game & Wario Stage Brings The Fear of 'Mom' Into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Game & Wario Stage Brings The Fear of 'Mom' Into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

"She'll scold you and blow you away!!"

Much current attention is on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which is now just a week away from release in the West. The Wii U version isn't far away, however, considering that many expect it to arrive in November; some money is on retailer leaks for 21st November. It's interesting that, overall, we kno

Nintendo 64x64: Wave Race 64

Wave Race 64

The physics are perfect, the graphics hold up surprisingly well, and the environments are perfectly varied. The only negative aspect of this game is the always irritating announcer, and even he is part of the drive to succeed in the game. I still periodically go back into obsessive Waverace64 phases, because nothing else has captured the magic of...