Metroid Dread Guides
How to become a ZDR superstar
Hello and welcome to our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get your armoured hands on all of Samus Aran's various abilities and power-ups as well as taking a look at some boss battle and E.M.M.I. strategies to help make your adventure a little smoother. We've also detailed where you...
Getting into the swing of things
Now that we've got the Speed Boost ability we need to use it a couple of times as we make our way up from the E.M.M.I. area in which we retrieved it to Dairon's yellow teleporter, which is located in the north east of the region, right beside the save station, as shown in our map below. Once you make your way up...
From where you've just got the Grapple Beam we're now going to make quite a few quick jumps of location, first to Dairon and then on to a new area, Ferenia, where we've got some backstory to get filled in on. Starting out from the statue room where you picked up the Grapple Beam head right, retracing your steps and using your new...
Shine bright, Samus!
As you progress through Metroid Dread you'll gain the Speed Boost ability, which lets Samus mow through enemies and structures like some sort of human missile. As part of this ability she is also able to "Shinespark". By holding down on the 'L' stick whilst in Speed Boost mode, Samus will glow purple and she can now stop...
He's back and we're going to batter him all over again
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides
Bugs! Fish! Tools! Bells! Blathers!
UPDATE: We're adding new guides for the free 2.0 update and the Happy Home Paradise DLC — find new and updated guides in bold in the relevant sections below! Animal Crossing: New Horizons slowly but surely took over many of our lives –
Pick out the real deals from the fakes, cousin
Pre-launch, there was much speculation that wily art dealer Crazy Redd would be selling his wares in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and following update v1.2.0, Crazy Redd returned along with the ab
LLA SWONK LATSYRC EHT!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally brought back fan-favourite fortune-teller, Katrina, in the massive 2.0 update — but her fortunes work slightly differently than they did in New Leaf. If you're wondering what on earth it means to have good luck with belongings, or how her new friendship readings affect your pals back on...
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Christmas is just one of the many annual events celebrated in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, appropriately branded in-game as 'Toy Day'. In this guide we'll take you through everything you need to know about the Toy Day event and returning character Jingle. Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Toy Day...
Written in the stars - and Isabelle's evaluation notes
Don't forget your auld acquaintance
Pokémon Sword & Shield Guides
All the current Pokémon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift codes
Looking for Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta Pokémon Sword and Shield code information? The distribution is now live across Europe, the US, Canada, and Asia – all the details you need are right here. If you've played through the main game in Pokémon Sword and Shield, one character...
Super effective attacks in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sword and Shield
Since the very beginning the Pokémon series has depended on a delicate Rock-Paper-Scissors-style balance to its Pokémon battles. Type effectiveness is a key part of building an effective team in Pokémon GO or Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, or Pokémon Sword and...
Not only Nuzlocke, but also...
Pokémon Sword and Shield are great games in our eyes – and in the eyes of many others – but there’s no hiding from the fact that the level of difficulty is, shall we say, a little on the accessible side. That’s great if you’re just looking to have a fun adventure, but for some people, a little strife can...
Sword or Shield? Every exclusive Pokémon detailed
As with all main series Pokémon games before them, Pokémon Sword and Shield each have minor differences which you should know about before jumping in. You'll notice different Pokémon and even Gym Leaders appearing in your game depending on the version you buy, so we've gathered all of the...
All the additions coming in The Isle Of Armor and Crown Tundra expansions
Pokémon Sword & Shield Evolution Guides
Come get Snom
Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the unassuming Snom, which can be found primarily on the northern half of Route 8 - known as Steamdrift Way. Just keep an eye out for one wandering around in the grassy patches, and...
Maka the monster evolve
Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the chilly little Galarian Darumaka, which can be found primarily on Route 8, just south of Circhester, and Route 10, just south
Not what you might th-ink
Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the adorable Clobbopus, who can be found primarily on Route 9, just west of Spikemuth. Whilst you can also catch its evolution
Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the majestic Galarian Farfetch'd. You can find them primarily on Route 5, just east of the town of Turffield, but only in Poké
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Guides
How to catch 'em all, again!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch take players back to the Sinnoh region first seen on Nintendo DS in 2006. This region will also be the setting for the upcoming prequel adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so these Generation 4 remakes are a great introduction to the Sinnoh Pokédex for new players...
All current Pokémon BDSP Mystery Gift codes
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl retells the story of the Pokémon series' fourth-generation games that originally debuted on Nintendo DS. With a new set of games comes a new bunch of Mystery Gift codes – special items that can be downloaded via the internet in-game – and this guide is...
Where to find the Defog HM in Sinnoh
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch let fans head back to the Sinnoh region for the first time in since the original games on Nintendo DS. While the Sinnoh games are famous for a lot of things, the sheer number of HMs that the game offers is certainly one of the most contentious. While...
That’s the spirit
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch let fans head back to the Sinnoh region for the first time in since the original games on Nintendo DS, and there are a few favourite Pokémon they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. Some Pokémon from generation 4 require a bit more patience, though —...
How to get two iconic Gen IV Pokémon
Mr Lova Lova is back
The theory of Eeveelution
Born to be a winner, born to be a Champion
How to get two mythical Pokémon in BDSP
Best Games By System
As ranked by you lovely people
The Nintendo GameCube launched in Japan in September 2001 and a couple of months later on 18th November in North America. Unlucky Europeans wouldn't get their hands on it until the following year, but the wait was worth it for one of the best-looking video game consoles of all time. The NGC (sorry, GCN) is a beautiful,...
As ranked by you
It's been 15 years since Nintendo changed the game with Wii, the little motion-controlled console which broke away from the competition and started a revolution. Its brilliantly compact design (the size of three DVD boxes, remember?) and approachable and accessible controller helped it open up gaming to a whole new audience, young...
The Top 50 GBA games ever, as ranked by you
The Game Boy Advance celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese debut on 21st March 2021. Nintendo's first true successor to the original Game Boy line (the Game Boys Pocket and Color notwithstanding), the GBA in all its forms — original horizontal console, clamshell SP model, and ludicrously small...
As rated by you
On the 30th anniversary of the Super Nintendo's North American launch, what better time to revisit this list of the best SNES games ever? Originally published this to coincide with the Japanese version of this milestone, below you'll find a sparkling lineup of 16-bit classics — as ranked by you, dear readers. Remember, this list...
Switch Hardware Guides
See if you can get her humming again
Like any electronic device, the Switch isn’t perfect in hardware or software and although issues with either are shouldn't crop up too often, they can happen. If your Switch is unresponsive and won’t turn on, or has an issue with charging, we’ve got a few solutions for you to hopefully save yourself a...
Switch up your Switch
System transfers have been a thing for a goodly amount of time now for Nintendo consoles. Gone are the days when all your lovely gubbins was held on a game cartridge or (gasp) memory card. Now when you get a new version of a console — be a regular Switch, a handy Switch Lite or a Switch OLED model — you've got to ferry all...
How to sync data and share games between two Switches
Important note: It is possible to transfer save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons between two Switches at will. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more details or check out our Animal Crossing Island Transfer guide. Automatic Cl
The games you can't play without Joy-Con Controllers
Switch Lite, the portable-only version of Nintendo's console, offers a cheaper way of jumping on the Switch train with a focus on handheld play which makes it a true replacement for Nintendo 3DS. However, it's important to remember that unlike the standard Nintendo Switch of the OLED Model, Switch...
Get started with Switch
Pokémon GO (Mobile) Guides
Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO may be five years old now, but it's still as popular as ever, pulling in millions of fans every year thanks to its unique brand of AR-based outdoor action. As you might imagine, we've built up an impressive selection of guides and hints over those five years, which you can gaze upon below...
We rank the strongest Eevee evolutions, and how to get them
As Eevee is the star of the August Pokémon Go Community Day on 14 and 15 August, it’s time to plan what evolutions you want for your killer collection. But all Eevee evolutions are not created equal. Each of Eevee’s eight evolutions has different stats and weaknesses. Knowing these...
Scarce Pokémon you can get right now, plus the rarest catches from 5 years of Pokémon GO
Writing a definitive list of the rarest catches in Pokémon GO is tough. With Niantic upping its game and running more special events where you can catch scarce creatures, any rundown of the rarest Pokémon can change overnight. Also, if you’re a hardcore...
How to get the most out of Pokémon GO’s monthly Community Day events
Monthly Community Days are the main pillar of the Pokémon GO calendar: every month, for six hours on a Saturday or Sunday, a featured collectable monster is set loose in greater numbers than usual. With a selection of great perks – increased shiny rates, exclusive moves and...
A mega masterclass in mega evolutions and the rewards for having a mega Pokémon. Mega!
Special buddy tasks, using lure modules and walking to evolve your Pokémon
Five options, but which is king?
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guides
Get that early boost
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now here, and whether you're entirely new to the game or an old veteran from the Wii U original, the new title has some tricks to know in order to ensure those podium finishes. Some of them are old methods, but adjusted physics and mechanics in this Deluxe edition also mean that it's worth having a little...
More data than you can throw a shell at
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is easy to pick up, but difficult to master. For all that is good about it, and believe us there's plenty, the game isn't very good at explaining what its various stats mean, and more importantly how they affect your chances of victory. Fortunately, we're here to help you make sense of it...
Pro tips from the pros
There are reasonable odds that if you own a Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a prominent part of your gaming routine, with online races a major part of the fun. As we've discovered, however, playing online can be a humbling experience in the face of rivals boosting to victory and leaving us behind. One racer who gave us a sound...
Glad that you're bound to return
Do you like gold? Of course you like gold, even if the look of it doesn't appeal to you the value surely must. Thankfully Nintendo wants us to flash our so-called bling as much as we do, and so they've tucked away a whole range of gold kart options in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for us to find. Well if you're feeling...
Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Guides
Don't go alone, take this
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild set a new bar for Nintendo's classic series, adding a whole host of new items and systems, not to mention enemies and weapons. It's a huge adventure and we figured you might need some help along the way. We've broken up our content into various specific guides that you should find useful...
Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...
Dress for success
Clothing has never played a more important role in any Zelda titles than it does in Breath of the Wild. Link's multiple options serve not only to make him more stylish but also to protect him from Hyrule's harsh environment. With that in mind, we've put together a list of all of the options we've been able to find along with what...
We are the Champions
If you have been collecting amiibo from the start, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the perfect opportunity to cash-in on your investment with both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game. Every single amiibo released out there (including amiibo cards!) will work in the game, summoning cooking or crafting materials...