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...
Now we can go anywhere
We're getting deep into Metroid Dread and still unlocking vital equipment. Samus' Gravity Suit hugely reduces damage taken from enemy attacks and it also, more importantly, enables her to travel through extreme cold and even red hot lava and move around freely underwater. Obviously, this gives you access to a lot more places...
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...
Let's swat this bug
Our next Metroid Dread boss, Escue, is found on Ferenia. It's a fast-moving electrical bug that can cause you problems with its speed initially but, once you get how to dodge its three attack varieties down, it should cause you very few problems. Metroid Dread Escue Boss Battle Strategy: Escue: Phase One The first phase of...
He's back and we're going to batter him all over again
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides
Bugs! Fish! Tools! Bells! Blathers!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is here and is slowly but surely taking over our lives – but if you're at a loss of what to do next in the game, then you should check out the tips and hints we've outlined below. If you are completely new to the series, you might want to give our Animal Crossing: New Horizons...
New stuff, old friends, and Froggy Chair
Twenty minutes of a Nintendo Direct is usually about four to ten big things, but this Animal Crossing Direct was more jam-packed than a sticky child's lunchbox. So much so, in fact, that we've had to split up our usual "everything" round-up into two parts: The free stuff, and the paid stuff. Here's...
New furniture, characters, and polishing!
None of us could have predicted it — well, okay, one of us could — but Happy Home Designer, the spin-off 3DS game that trimmed Animal Crossing down to just the home decor mechanic, is being added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Named "Happy Home Paradise", this paid DLC is basically a spin-o
Pick out the real deals from the fakes, cousin
Crazy Redd is back! Pre-launch, there was much speculation that wily art dealer Crazy Redd would be selling his wares in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and following the release of update v1.2.0, yo
Written in the stars - and Isabelle's evaluation notes
All the fishy facts you need to complete your Critterpedia
All the insect info you need to complete your Critterpedia
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? Find out the times you need to visit Gamestop to get your Pokémon Sword and Shield Shiny Zacian/Zamazenta codes in the US throughout October and November 2021. If you've played through the main game...
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...
Find out which attacks are super effective 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 Sword and Shield or any of the other...
The full Gen 8 Galar Region Pokédex from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Pokémon Sword and Shield brought Gen 8 to Switch last November and to celebrate we created the sparkling Gen 8 Pokémon database below. It features the full Galar Pokédex, including the 81 new Gen 8 Pokémon and all returning Pokémon. Use the tool below to find out about the new...
All the additions coming in The Isle Of Armor and Crown Tundra expansions
Pokémon Sword & Shield Evolution Guides
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
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...
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
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 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...
You think fashion's your friend - my friend, fashion is danger
It's Fashion Week in Pokémon GO and Fashion Challengers have sprung up in the game ready to battle. But what are Fashion Challengers? Where are Fashion Challengers? How many things will this guide feature the words 'fashion' and 'challengers'? This Pokemon GO Fashion Week guide will...
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...
Spotlight Hour Pokémon and Bonus Hour details, as we get them
Since April 2020, Niantic has combined the Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Pokémon GO Mystery Bonus Hour into a single weekly event that takes place on Tuesday evenings. Separate Bonus Hours were tested briefly in March 2021, although we've had nothing since — see below for more...
We rank the strongest Eevee evolutions, and how to get them
A mega masterclass in mega evolutions and the rewards for having a mega Pokémon. Mega!
How to get the most out of Pokémon GO’s monthly Community Day events
Find out which attacks are super effective in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sword and Shield
Switch Hardware Guides
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...
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...
Every Cloud Version game on Switch
Nintendo Switch has a slow and steady number of 'Cloud Version' games available — titles that don't run natively on Nintendo's console, but are streamed to the Switch over the internet while they run on servers elsewhere in the world. Below is a full list of every 'Cloud Version' Nintendo Switch game currently...
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
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Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Guides
Don't go alone, take this
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has set a new bar for Nintendo's classic series, the latest adventure has added a whole host of new items, 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...
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...
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Guides
16 starter tips to get you off on the right foot
So, you've gone and got your hands on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and you're looking for some tips to getting the best out of the game from the get-go? You've come to the right place! Koei Tecmo's combat-focused Dynasty Warriors series is renowned for its fast-paced hack-and-slash action which...
Seeds of evil
Note: We’re currently making our way through the first round of Age of Calamity DLC. From what we’ve seen so far, there don’t seem to be any new Koroks to collect, but we’ll update this guide should we find any. As a prequel story to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity features many...
Take a look at all 18 unlockable fighters
As a prequel story to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Koei Tecmo and Nintendo's Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity finally gives us the chance to play as other characters in this world. Nothing against the lovely Link, of course, but the world of Hyrule is filled with many colourful characters, so the...
Get your five-a-day
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had some extensive and impressive support for amiibo, Nintendo's series of NFC-enabled figurines. The arrival of this prequel hack-and-slash adventure begs the question: What do amiibo unlock in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity? The answer is... well, the answer might be a little...
Get your hands on Zelda's motorcycle
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...
No actual racing required
As much fun as it is to race around in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe it can take a seriously long time to unlock all those kart options through traditional means, and certainly if you ploughed through the original Wii U version you might think doing so sounds a lot like needless busywork. Well, thankfully there's a clever little way...
Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Guides
Everything you need to know about Link's latest adventure!
Welcome to our Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD guide hub. From here you can jump into a bunch of different articles and guides covering all manner of aspects of this new and improved version of Nintendo's classic game. From which control method we prefer between motion and stick, how to...
Locations and Side Quest info to help you find all the Gratitude Crystals
There are a total of 80 shiny Gratitude Crystals to get your hands on in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and they are used as an exclusive currency to trade with Batreaux. Not entirely essential to successfully completing the game, Gratitude Crystals can still be pretty...
Locations for each and every one of those great big beautiful magic cubes
Goddess Cubes are mysterious metallic boxes scattered across The Surface in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD by the great Goddess in order that they might aid her chosen hero (that's you!) once they finally arrive to take on their quest. There are a whopping 27 Goddess...
Give it some heart
There are a grand total of 24 heart pieces for you to find during your adventures through The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, with every four of these that you collect adding precisely one heart to your total health supply. Collect all 24 heart pieces — as well as snapping up the six heart containers and two heart medals...
You want that Hylian shield? Here's how to get it
Right 'round like a record, baby
Here's how we dealt with the Demon Lord
Should you get busy swinging your Joy-Con around or use the buttons and stick?
Pimp out all of your gear and potions with this handy upgrade and infusion guide
We check out all the new additions, nips and tucks of this HD Remaster
Take our hand and let us guide you safely through Skyward Sword's boss gauntlet