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    Wii U eShop

    Review Shantae And The Pirate's Curse

    More like a blessing

    While WayForward has been working away on the crowd-funded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which will be released on every platform under the sun, it hasn't forgotten its Nintendo roots. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, the final game of the "original" series, wraps up the storyline started in the original Game Boy Color title and...

  • News No Protests Against this Holiday-themed Citizens of Earth Trailer

    Like a good fruitcake, it's still sturdy past its date

    The holidays are all but over and it's time to move on to 2015... but wait, what's that? Behind the desk, against the wall over there. Why don't you go check it out? Why, it's a new trailer for the upcoming RPG Citizens of Earth! It must've been sitting here since Christmas Eve but got lost in...

  • News Year in Development: Nyamyam

    Phil Tossell discusses the challenges turning the page with Tengami

    In the fifth entry of this 2014 'Year in Development' series we chat to Phil Tossell, co-creator of Nyamyam. The UK based studio released its first game in 2014, Tengami, an experience with a pop-up storybook vibe and hugely attractive paper-based aesthetic. Including music by...

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    Review TOSS N GO

    Use as directed

    Simplicity is never a bad thing in itself. An experience can be extremely easy in execution, yet still provide plenty of rewarding elements. Sometimes, however, something can be boiled down into such simple elements that it loses some of those satisfying quirks, and that's where RCMADIAX's TOSS N GO suffers. TOSS N GO is another in...

  • Nintendo Download 1st January (Europe)

    Captain Toad, Fire Emblem, an F-Zero first and more

    The timings of Nintendo's Download Updates have certainly been festive this year, with the next batch of download treats set to arrive on New Year's Day to give us a perfect start to 2015. The European update confirms the arrival of Captain Toad's starring début, in addition to some Game Boy...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review A World of Keflings

    What a wonderful world

    Originally finding a home on Xbox Live Arcade, NinjaBee's A Kingdom for Keflings charmed players with its colourful worlds, fun simulation gameplay and creative use of Microsoft's then-new Live Avatars. Six years after that début, the gnome-like beings make their first appearance on a Nintendo platform with this re-release of...

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    Review Plenty of Fishies

    Plenty of fishies, not enough frames

    There's a curious debate about resolution and framerate currently detonating across communities of "serious" gamers right now, one that this reviewer finds frankly ridiculous. There's no denying the higher aesthetic quality of games running at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second — they look amazing —...

  • News Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

    Over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of content, apparently

    While this 25th December has brought us festive Nintendo Download updates, and a host of treats and discounts around the world, North American Wii U owners have an extra treat - a free Crunchyroll app to access a lot of anime, manga and Asian dramas. That'll no doubt be music to the ears...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Duck Hunt

    Old dog, same tricks

    Despite Nintendo's refusal to acknowledge the Duck Hunt character in Super Smash Bros. until long after the 3DS version was released, we all knew that the duo – or trio – were in the game. What we didn't know at that time was that Duck Hunt was due to release on the Wii U's Virtual Console, and now it has. The question is...

  • Nintendo Download 25th December (North America)

    Festive delights with Duck Hunt, Shantae, classic Mario and more!

    It's Christmas Day, and there's also a Nintendo Download update to make the day even better. In the absence of an official press release we've pieced together details from Nintendo's official website, but be sure to jump on the eShop and see what else you can find. Missed the...

  • Reminder The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

    One week to go

    As Wii U owners with a 32GB Premium / Deluxe model are undoubtedly aware, that system includes membership in the Nintendo Network Premium Promotion. Once linked to a Nintendo Network ID this applies points to each purchase on the Wii U eShop, and spending an amount that roughly equates to a full retail game brings the reward of a £5...

  • News Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and NES Remix 2 T-Shirt in North America

    New physical rewards, huzzah!

    Club Nintendo varies between territories, and typically PAL regions have occasional physical reward updates while North American gamers have a choice of eight downloads every month. Some in North America won't necessarily have been happy at the minimal number of physical rewards in the territory, however, but there's...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Mega Man Zero

    A side character gets a great spotlight

    The Classic Mega Man Series was popular enough to warrant its own spin-off series, Mega Man X. That, in turn, proved strong enough for a spin-off series of its own, and in 2002 it arrived in the form of Mega Man Zero The Zero series spans four titles — all released exclusively for the Game Boy Advance —...

  • Feature A Year in Development - RCMADIAX

    Michael Aschenbrenner on a landmark year and the Wii U eShop

    In the fourth entry of this 2014 'Year in Development' series, we chat to Michael Aschenbrenner, the man behind Wii U eShop developer RCMADIAX. We chat over the developer's landmark achievement with the first Nintendo Web Framework game in the West — BLOK DROP U — his approach to...

  • Video Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

    "We're still working hard on porting to Mac, Linux, Wii U and others"

    Bike combat game Road Redemption is getting an unexpected but totally welcome scoop of Shovel Knight action. Developer DarkSeas Games has just released an update to the PC version that allows you to step into the iconic blue armour of the garden tool-welding hero and hop onto a...

  • News Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January

    European release confirmed, North America still in progress

    The Wii U, like its predecessor, has been the source of some intriguing and innovative software, and Underground from Dutch developer Grendel Games may join the list. It's software that has been developed "to help surgeons train their laparoscopic surgery motor skills" through controlling...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review DK: King of Swing

    Shouldering the effort

    Between 1999's Donkey Kong 64 and 2010's Donkey Kong Country Returns, Nintendo's great ape served a cool-off period of sorts when it came to straight-up platforming adventures. He had no huge releases to his name, but that didn't mean he was on the backburner entirely. The 2000s were a time to utilise Donkey Kong as a...

  • Nintendo Download 25th December (Europe)

    Duck Hunting, Kuru Kuru Kururining and lots more festive fun

    Christmas is nearly upon us. What better way to celebrate than vegetate on the sofa after all the festivities and play some Nintendo games with your loved ones? There are lots of new goodies for you to download on this week, not least a Wii Remote-enabled Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual...

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