Feature Exploring the Licensed Content in RCMADIAX Games on the Wii U and New 3DS eShop
Origins on asset stores
In recent days we've had multiple readers and colleagues direct us to licensed game assets available to buy online that appear to have been utilised extensively for games sold on the eShop. The developer in question is RCMADIAX, a studio that has produced a substantial volume of releases over the past year, in particular...
News RCMADIAX Is Bringing Child-Friendly Puzzler Zoo Match To Wii U eShop This Year
And no, this isn't the unannounced title mentioned previously
RCMADIAX has revealed that it has another Wii U eShop game in the works, and before you ask, it's not the mystery title that was teased last week. Zoo Match is coming in Q3 2016 and involves matching cards by "image, sound, or spelling". The developer has stated that the title is aimed...
News RCMADIAX Has Just Submitted A Mystery Wii U eShop Game To Nintendo
Such a tease
Prolific eShop developer RCMADIAX has revealed that it has just submitted an unannounced Wii U title to Nintendo of America for approval. The indie has confirmed that it will reveal more information on the game once approval has been granted. The studio's last Wii U eShop title - SUPER ROBO MOUSE - launched earlier this month, and it...
News RCMADIAX Has Three New Wii U eShop Titles On The Way
Coming in June and July
Prolific indie studio RCMADIAX has released information regarding three new Wii U eShop titles, all of which are launching in the next few months. As we've come to expect from the company, these titles present quite a mix of gameplay styles. Here are the details: MEGA WIN CASINO SLOTS - Est Release June 2016 Bring home the...
News Pentapuzzle Launches in Europe and Australia on 5th May
The fifth day of the fifth month
Pentapuzzle was a puzzle game released by RCMADIAX for the Wii U eShop last March, centered around the concept of fitting different pentomino blocks together inside a grid. We rather liked the idea of the game, though it did feel somewhat unfinished and static. That aside, Pentapuzzle initially launched in North...
Review TAP TAP ARCADE (Wii U eShop)
2 Games, 1 Button
Package deals are always worth considering to save a bit of coin or reduce the footprint of buying everything separately. Even small things can come in smaller packages when bundled, which is the case with RCMADIAX's TAP TAP ARCADE. Unfortunately, the combination here doesn't really feel any greater than the sum of its parts. TAP...
Interview RCMADIAX's Michael Aschenbrener Reflects on his Development Experience and Moving Forward
"I've learned to just ignore the negative and embrace the positive"
The legacy of the Wii U will likely be rather complicated and hotly disputed in years to come, yet a notable positive has been its eShop. After the structural limitations of the Wii and DSi stores, and then the hardware restrictions of the 3DS, the current-gen home console's support...
News RCMADIAX Plans Shift Away From Quickfire Releases, Starting with SUPER ROBO MOUSE
Bringing the back-catalogue to PAL territories is still planned
Few developers have been quite as prolific in their Wii U output as RCMADIAX, with Michael Aschenbrener producing 15 titles of various kinds since it all began with BLOK DROP U in 2014. The studio has become synonymous with quickfire, budget releases, which has won some fans and also...
News Super Robo Mouse is Aiming for a 7th April Release Date
Submitted to both NOA and NOE for approval
RCAMADIAX has long been a supporter of the Wii U eShop, and while some may debate the relative quality of its releases, it still remains one of the biggest supporters. The studio certainly isn't slowing down its production schedule, as another title has just been revealed to be in the works. RCMADIAX just...
News RCMADIAX to Temporarily Remove AVOIDER From the Wii U eShop
Due to audio track being a "close copy" from another game
RCMADIAX has been a prolific publisher on the Wii U eShop, particularly in North America, releasing a range of budget titles. These games are often inexpensive, simple releases, though the developer is now planning to temporarily withdraw its most recent title - AVOIDER - due to what seems to...
News Tabletop Gallery and Avoider Release on 7th January in North America
The latest from RCMADIAX
RCMADIAX may not be the most popular studio on the Wii U eShop, but nonetheless it has about a dozen games under its belt. It was revealed about a month ago that there would be a new game called Avoider releasing sometime in Q1 and we now have a release date for that and another somewhat puzzling release. Avoider will be...
News RCMADIAX Announces Skeasy, Expected to Release in Q1 2016
Yet another score chaser
Only yesterday, it was revealed that RCMADIAX – the infamous Wii U eShop developer – would be bringing a new game called Avoider to the eShop in early 2016. Evidently, RCMADIAX has multiple games being worked on simultaneously, as the developer recently lifted the lid on another game that is also expected to release some...
News RCMADIAX Announces Avoider, Due Out on the Wii U eShop in 2016
Hopefully won't be one to avoid
If nothing else, RCAMDIAX has certainly been faithful to the Wii U eShop, with about a dozen titles released on the storefront in a relatively short period of time. While it may be that none of these have been rated particularly highly here on Nintendo Life, the games nonetheless offer some cheap entertainment for...
News RCMADIAX Is Bringing Its Entire eShop Back Catalogue To Europe And Australia
New IARC rating system to thank
Indie studio RCMADIAX has revealed that it is bringing its entire back catalogue of titles to Europe and Australia. It would appear that the mooted adoption of the IARC (International Age Rating Coalition) system is to thank for this news, as RCMADIAX Michael Aschenbrenner boss hints in the official PR: Thanks to...
News COLOR BOMBS Will Splat Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 22nd October
The 10th Wii U game from RCMADIAX
It's time to press that Caps Lock key, as RCMADIAX has announced a release date for its next Wii U eShop title. COLOR BOMBS will arrive in the North American store on 22nd October for a price of $1.49. As a reminder this is a chain-reaction title in which players must collect a predetermined amount of the...
Review Pixel Slime U (Wii U eShop)
RCMADIAX's latest eShop title, Pixel Slime U, attempts to create a simple, addictive experience by distilling gameplay down to one button and playing around with level design. The good news is that its one-button gameplay is reasonable and can be quite fun at times. The bad news is that, like many of the indie developer's games,...
Review Don't Crash (Wii U eShop)
Crash and burn
The Wii U eShop sometimes comes under fire for having a library of games that seem better suited to mobile platforms. Let's be fair, though: despite their reputation, mobile games aren't intrinsically bad - there are plenty of quality titles to play on smartphones and tablets if you're inclined to seek them out. That said, the eShop...
Review TABLETOP GALLERY (Wii U eShop)
TABLETOP GALLERY serves as a compilation as of three eShop titles previously only released in the US - TOSS N GO, SHUT THE BOX and POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE. Each of these dice-rolling titles never made their way to European shores, prompting developer/publisher RCMADIAX to eventually re
News RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strategy, Release Changes and Move Away from Wii U
"There is a stigma attached to my name on the Wii U eShop"
Earlier this year RCMADIAX, who published the Wii U eShop's first Nintendo Web Framework game, announced that he was planning to step away from the Wii U. The developer has now taken to Twitter to provide a series of updates that indicate a quicker than expected move away from Nintendo's...
News RCMADIAX Scales Back Wii U Plans for 2015
Likely to focus "on platforms with a larger install base" in 2016
RCMADIAX was the first developer to release a Wii U eShop title that utilised the Nintendo Web Framework - BLOK DROP U. The studio's strategy throughout the remainder of the year was to release a series of bite-sized concept games, available at budget prices and relatively simple to...
News RCMADIAX Confirms European Release Line-Up for the First Half of 2015
Earlier today we revealed that ZeNfa Productions is going to make its Wii U eShop début in Europe with ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon!, an expanded and improved version of ZaciSa's Last Stand. There are a number of developers that released their first games on the Wii U eShop in 2014 - utilising the Nintendo Web Framework - through...
Review BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (Wii U eShop)
A twist to a solid formula
Crossovers can sometimes make for odd bedfellows. In the case of BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (BDXTF), the minimalist-styled puzzle formula of BLOK DROP U has received a few tinkerings and a fresh coat of paint from Twisted Fusion, a title that has not yet been released at the time of this review. It's hard to say many were...
Review TOSS N GO (Wii U eShop)
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...
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...
News RCMADIAX Confirms Two Wii U eShop Releases This Week
One crossover, one simple multiplayer game
RCMADIAX has been an active developer on the Wii U eShop this year, being the first to publish a Nintendo Web Framework title in the West with BLOK DROP U, before following up with more budget titles in North America. The focus throughout 2014 has been on low-priced releases and collaborations, which will...
Review SPIKEY WALLS (Wii U eShop)
Feeling a bit Flappy
It's difficult to review RCMADIAX's new title SPIKEY WALLS in a rational fashion – without any context, one could easily write, "This is a Flappy Bird clone," and it would be exactly correct. SPIKEY WALLS accomplishes everything it sets out to do. You control a flappy bug by pressing the A button to navigate a never-ending...
News BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION Coming To The Wii U eShop Soon
A block capital crossover
Hot off the heels of announcing Flappy Bird clone SPIKEY WALLS for the Wii U eShop, our CAPS LOCK addicted friends over at RCMADIAX are back to announce BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION to an unsuspecting world. This upcoming Wii U eShop title is due to land this Fall and is a crossover between RCMADIAX's
News RCMADIAX Reveals SPIKEY WALLS for Wii U, a Block Capitals Flappy Bird Clone
Has a revolutionary “HIGHSCORE” tracker
It's an age of clones in gaming, and one of the most peculiar, humorous and troubling instances of game cloning in the market was when Flappy Bird inexplicably went viral on smart devices. Clones followed, some tacky — oh, who are we kidding, all of them were — that attempted to repeat the success that...
Review SHUT THE BOX (Wii U eShop)
What's in the box?!
It's strange how little a concept matters as long as the execution is done well; just recently we criticised Dahku Creations' Soon Shine for playing too much like a mobile game rather than a home console title. Yet here we are with SHUT THE BOX (which seems like it's yelling at you), created by one-man studio RCMADIAX of BLOK...
News RCMADIAX Is Bringing Super Robo Mouse Exclusively To Wii U
It's not easy being cheesy
Indie developer RCMADIAX has confirmed that its next title is hitting the Wii U eShop as a system exclusive. Super Robo Mouse is set across 20 maze-like stages and tasks the player with guiding the titular android pest through various hazards, including a trio of imposing boss battles. Here's the official rub:...
Review BLOK DROP U (Wii U eShop)
In Soviet Russia...
Developed by the one-man team at RCMADIAX, BLOK DROP U represents the first eShop release to emerge from the Nintendo Web Framework platform, an HTML5-based approach that aims to deliver browser-bite-sized indie experiences direct to your GamePad. True to that concept, BLOK DROP U is a simple physics-based puzzler with a fun and...