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A Look at Medal Challenges in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

A Look at Medal Challenges in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

When Super Mario Maker was announced for the Nintendo 3DS, it seemed as though it would mainly have value to people who never played the Wii U version. After all, it looked pretty much identical except that certain features had been removed: Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS doesn’t have Mystery Mushrooms and costumes, amiibo support, or the ability to search for courses by their ID. However, Nintendo has finally released a trailer detailing one of the features exclusive to the 3DS version of Super Mario Maker. 100 special courses designed by Nintendo will be pre-installed, and you can complete certain challenges in each of them to earn medals. Let’s take a look at the new Medal... »

Introducing Monster Hunter XX

Introducing Monster Hunter XX

In a special Monster Hunter Nintendo Direct held for Japan on October 27, Capcom announced the latest entry in the series, Monster Hunter XX.   Monster Hunter XX (said “Monster Hunter Double Cross”) is an updated edition of Monster Hunter X, which was released outside of Japan under the name Monster Hunter Generations. Let’s take a look at the trailer. There are several additions in this new version of the game. First, two new hunting styles are being introduced. One is called Brave Style, an aggressive style that involves continuous attacks, fast evasions, and strong link attacks. The other has yet to be announced, but seems as though it will use barrel bombs. New hun... »

Three Indie eShop Games That Deserve a Physical Release

Three Indie eShop Games That Deserve a Physical Release

Digital games are becoming more and more common, but many people still like to own a physical copy. Unfortunately, retail releases aren’t always made, especially when it comes to indie games. Here are three indie games available on the eShop that deserve a physical release. Gunman Clive The Gunman Clive games may be short, but they’re among the best platformers available for the 3DS and Wii U, with fast-paced sidescrolling action. Both Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are available separately on the 3DS eShop, and they were bundled together as the Gunman Clive HD Collection for the Wii U eShop. Why not take it a step further and release the bundled collection as a retail release? ... »

Celebrate Halloween in Pokémon Go!

Celebrate Halloween in Pokémon Go!

Pokémon Go has begun its first-ever special event in honor of Halloween. So what can you expect from the Pokémon Go Halloween event? Candy What would Halloween be without candy, right? In Pokémon Go, Candy is a valuable resource you need in order to evolve your Pokémon. Normally, it’s somewhat uncommon… but during the Halloween event, you’ll get Candy at an accelerated pace. Every Pokémon you catch awards you with six Candies. The Professor gives you two Candies for every Pokémon you transfer to him. You’ll get twice as much Candy as usual for hatching a Pokémon Egg. Your Buddy Pokémon awards you with Candy four times faster than usual. In short, everything you normal... »

Everything We Know So Far About the Nintendo Switch

Everything We Know So Far About the Nintendo Switch

After months of rumors about the mysterious “NX,” Nintendo finally announced its newest console, the Nintendo Switch. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far. The Console The Switch is a complicated little console with multiple parts. The console itself has a screen, but it doesn’t appear to be a two-screen experience like the Wii U. Instead, you insert the console into the Nintendo Switch Dock to use it with your TV like a home console. You remove it from the dock in order to switch it to a handheld system, and that’s when the Switch’s own screen comes into play. Its specs are currently unknown, except that it uses an NVIDIA GPU. Controllers The Sw... »

Will We Get Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi?

Will We Get Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi?

On September 30, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls came out in North America, over two years after their release in Japan. However, Japan actually has a third version of Yo-Kai Watch 2, which was released five months after the original versions. Much like how the Pokémon series used to release two versions and then a third with additional changes, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi combined the two game experiences, added its own exclusive yo-kai, and introduced the Oni Busters Mode. However, while it would seem likely that they’d eventually localize the third version as well, it’s not a guarantee. For one thing, Oni Busters has already been included in Bony Spi... »

Check Out Corpse Party’s Creepy Site Ahead of Its Release

Check Out Corpse Party’s Creepy Site Ahead of Its Release

Corpse Party is due out on October 25 in North America and October 26 in Europe, just in time for Halloween. This is fitting for the creepy horror adventure game, which features a group of students who find themselves trapped in an alternate school where a series of murders once occurred. This is a remake of the first game in the series, so if you’re interested in Corpse Party, it’s the best place to begin. Corpse Party has been remade two times previously, once for the PC and once for the PSP. Although the PC remake was finally localized earlier this year, the 3DS remake is based on the PSP release. However, it also includes four additional side chapters not present in any other... »

Is Gurumin 3D Worth a Look?

Is Gurumin 3D Worth a Look?

Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure, which recently launched for the Nintendo 3DS, is an action RPG about a young girl who befriends a village of monsters and must fight to save them when their village is attacked by the evil Phantoms. It was developed by Nihon Falcom, the company behind the Ys and Legend of Heroes series, among others. The original Gurumin was a Japan-only PC game released in 2004. It was later ported to the PSP in 2006 and brought outside of Japan for the first time. In 2015, the original PC version was translated and re-released in HD on Steam. There were slight differences between the two, such as costumes only present in the PSP and a “rhythm bar” excluded fro... »

A Look Back at Super Paper Mario

A Look Back at Super Paper Mario

Before Paper Mario: Color Splash, Super Paper Mario on the Wii was probably the most divisive game in the Paper Mario series. For many fans, it’s on one side or the other of a turning point in the series: either the last great Paper Mario game, or the point where the series started to go downhill. What is it about Super Paper Mario that causes such controversy? Gameplay The first two Paper Mario games were turn-based RPGs. Super Paper Mario, however, was an action RPG, with gameplay more akin to a sidescrolling platformer than the previous games in the series. It had four playable characters, each with different abilities, such as Mario’s ability to “flip” between 2D ... »

Top 5 Kirby Copy Abilities

Top 5 Kirby Copy Abilities

Kirby can have over 55 copy abilities. That doesn’t mean they are all useful. There are some meaningless skills. Some of them are even worth avoiding. We selected the best of the best abilities to appear on this list. We hope you like it and enjoy your game as much as we did collecting the list. Hammer The Hammer just rocks! You get an instant super-beating power attack to beat your enemies. That mighty power makes the Hammer one of the most desirable weapons. However, to obtain a Hammer is not easy, and they are rare throughout the games. While you activate the Hammer, you will also avoid most attacks, making you almost invincible. For boss fights, a Hammer will make it much easier to win t... »

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir – What Went Wrong?

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir – What Went Wrong?

Despite Nintendo’s general image as the family-friendly company, there are some terrifying, excellent horror games available for Nintendo’s consoles. Then there are some that didn’t quite work out… like Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir for the Nintendo 3DS. Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir The game is a spin-off of the Fatal Frame series, but unlike the oft-praised Fatal Frame games, Spirit Camera saw an abysmal reception. It was criticized for its length, lack of scares, and awkward gameplay. But despite having a campaign you can finish in around 3 hours and only a small amount of side content, its content isn’t really what doomed it. It was the camera. Spirit ... »

What to Expect from Pokémon Sun and Moon

What to Expect from Pokémon Sun and Moon

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be out in November, so let’s talk about some of the things you have to look forward to in the latest additions to the Pokémon series. An Exciting New Region Pokémon Sun and Moon are set in the Hawaii-inspired Alola region, and it’s a bit different than the regions we’re used to. Trainers in Alola undergo special trials that include more than just battling, under the guidance of the Trial Captains and with a powerful Totem Pokémon battle at the end. It’s unclear yet if these trials will replace Gyms or not. Alola is also threatened by the mysterious Ultra Beasts, strange creatures that aren’t Pokémon. A research organization called the A... »

 

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