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Our Top 3 Favorite Princess Zeldas

Our Top 3 Favorite Princess Zeldas

Unlike many protagonists of long-running series, Link and Zelda are different characters in most of the Legend of Zelda games. And while Link generally has the same basic traits, Zelda’s role and personality often varies greatly. Therefore, we’d like to take a look at three of our top favorite Princess Zeldas. Twilight Princess There is something somber and solemn about Zelda in Twilight Princess, the leader of a fallen Hyrule. She surrendered to Zant to protect her people and became a prisoner as a result. Zelda being a prisoner is nothing unusual for the series, but there is something noble about how it came about this time. Although her role in the game is somewhat small, this... »

Earth Atlantis (Review)

Earth Atlantis (Review)

After our interview about Earth Atlantis, Pixel Perfex sent us a review code of the game so we could dive into its post-apocalyptic underwater world and see what it’s all about. The game begins with a quick explanation about how the world is underwater and you must hunt down dangerous monsters, and then it sets you loose. With this premise, you might expect an open world filled with monsters for you to discover and pursue. However, Earth Atlantis is structured more like a Metroidvania, with maze-like passages, upgrades to find, and new sections that open up as you defeat monsters. Only a handful of these bosses are available at a time, so you’ll spend much of your time fighting t... »

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters [Post Game Throughts]

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters [Post Game Throughts]

Product Provided by Nintendo!  I recently finished up a full let’s play of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters on the Nintendo 3DS and wanted to pass along a few of my thoughts that stood out during my time with the game. Recommend Highly! Having not played Bony Spirits or Fleshy Souls and only having a short time with the original Yo-Kai Watch a few years back, I was a bit concerned about feeling out of place within the story and game-play. Luckily, Psychic Specters was welcoming and I was able to grasp the story and basic mechanics within just a short time. There is a ton of good info and help within the “apps”/menu of the game so if you are unsure about something, you can u... »

What’s Next for Bethesda and the Nintendo Switch?

What’s Next for Bethesda and the Nintendo Switch?

When The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was shown running on the Nintendo Switch, this felt like a promising sign that the Switch would do better with third party developers than the Wii U did. If nothing else, it’s certainly doing better with Bethesda Softworks, as Skyrim was only the first of their Switch announcements. Skyrim will be out on the Switch on November 17, but even before that, Doom is coming to the Switch on November 10 after its launch for other platforms last year. And alongside Doom, they also announced the upcoming arrival of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. While the Switch version of Wolfenstein II won’t be ready in time for its initial October 27 release, it shoul... »

October 29 – November 4: This Week in Nintendo News

October 29 – November 4: This Week in Nintendo News

Following the exciting release of Super Mario Odyssey last week, this week also brought plenty of Nintendo news. Nintendo Switch News The Nintendo Switch is off to an excellent start, and Nintendo has reported total console sales of 7.63 million units, with 27.48 million software sales. Nintendo estimates 14 million Switch unit sales by March 2018, which would beat the Wii U’s total sales. Meanwhile, Super Mario Odyssey sold 2 million copies within its first three days. Excited for another big game? There will be a Nintendo Direct devoted to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Tuesday, November 7 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET. Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 7, for a Nintendo Direct presentation dedicated to #X... »

5 Spooky Levels to Play for Halloween

5 Spooky Levels to Play for Halloween

If you want something spooky from your Nintendo games this Halloween but aren’t looking for a full horror game, here are a few spooky levels in non-horror games to check out. Big Boo’s Haunt – Super Mario 64 It might be an older game, but there’s nothing quite like exploring the creepy haunted mansion in Super Mario 64. For a spooky atmosphere and plenty of ghosts, fire up Super Mario 64 (or Super Mario 64 DS) and revisit Big Boo’s Haunt. Afterwards, join us in hoping Super Mario Odyssey features a new haunted level for us to enjoy. Mad Monster Mansion – Banjo-Kazooie Super Mario 64 isn’t the only Nintendo 64 game with a memorable spooky level. Mad M... »

Super Mario Odyssey: Biggest Changes from 64 and Sunshine

Super Mario Odyssey: Biggest Changes from 64 and Sunshine

Super Mario Odyssey is due out this Friday, October 27, and we couldn’t be more excited. Nintendo has made a strong case that this is a return to the open, exploration-driven 3D platforming style of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, but with plenty of new features and gameplay mechanics. So, for Super Mario 64 and Sunshine fans ready for this next experience, what are some of the biggest differences? Capturing Enemies This one is the most obvious. Much like how Super Mario Sunshine employed FLUDD as a major gameplay element, Super Mario Odyssey’s core gameplay involves using Mario’s cap to capture objects, enemies, characters, etc. and take control of them. As a cent... »

Top 3 Super Mario Galaxy Worlds

Top 3 Super Mario Galaxy Worlds

We’ve looked at our favorite worlds from Super Mario 64 and our favorite worlds from Super Mario Sunshine, so now let’s move on to Super Mario Galaxy. While it had a different style from Super Mario 64 and Sunshine (and the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey), Super Mario Galaxy sent Mario on a quest to retrieve Power Stars from many cool galaxies, such as… Toy Time Galaxy It was a tough choice between this and Sweet Sweet Galaxy, but ultimately the toy-themed Toy Time Galaxy cannot be overlooked. Everything about this galaxy is charming, with trains, robots, an 8-bit world, and areas made out of dessert. (Yes, we’re also looking forward to the Luncheon Kingdom.) The only d... »

October 22 – October 28: This Week in Nintendo News

October 22 – October 28: This Week in Nintendo News

Nintendo fans have a lot to look forward to this week, especially with the release of Super Mario Odyssey on October 27 (to a series of fantastic reviews)! Alongside that, several new announcements came out this week. Mobile News On October 24, Nintendo held a special Nintendo Direct to officially reveal its upcoming mobile Animal Crossing game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. This free-to-play iOS and Android game will be out in late November, and it puts players in the role of a customized campsite manager. You’ll be able to help out animals, craft furniture and other items, and build your friendships. If you missed the Nintendo Direct, you can catch up on it here. Nintendo Switch News... »

Miitopia – 3DS [Post Game Thoughts]

Miitopia – 3DS [Post Game Thoughts]

Product Provided by Nintendo! Having finished up our LP of Miitopia (which is scheduled out) I thought it would be appropriate to jot down some thoughts about the game! In no particular order! Coming into Miitopia I was really excited for another Mii based game. Being a fan of Tomodachi Life, this seemed to be right up my alley when it comes to wacky and quirky fun. It turned out to be exactly that. Miitopia is generally not as over the top as Tomodachi Life, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. The best thing about a game like Miitopia is adding in your friends. The game offers up lots of different classes and personality types giving you a wide array of possibilities for game-play.... »

Wulverblade (Review)

Wulverblade (Review)

After our interview with Fully Illustrated about Wulverblade for the Switch, we received a review code so that we could dive into this bloody side-scrolling beat ’em up and see just how brutal it is. Set in Roman Britain at around 120 AD, Wulverblade follows three warriors attempting to drive out the Roman forces and their allies. While the story mainly follows Caradoc, the most balanced character, you can also choose to play as his brother Brennus (higher power and lower speed) or his sister Guinevere (higher speed and lower power). Two people can also play together in co-op mode. Whatever you choose, you’ll soon find yourself hacking through enemies in a bloodbath that includes... »

5 Reasons I Enjoyed Hey! Pikmin on the 3DS

5 Reasons I Enjoyed Hey! Pikmin on the 3DS

Product Provided by Nintendo! Having finished up a full LP of Hey! Pikmin on the Nintendo 3DS I wanted to share 5 reasons I really enjoyed my time with the game. 5. Pikmin on the go. Having been a fan of the franchise for many years, having a Pikmin game on a portable console (Nintendo 3DS) was both exciting and different. Even though the game-play on the 3DS is more of an adventure-platformer, as opposed to the adventure real time strategy mechanics the series is known for, it still felt and played like Pikmin overall. 4. The Pikmin! All of the Pikmin you’ve come to love are in this game from the Red, to Yellow, Rock Pikmin, and more. You can take advantage of their special abilities ... »

 

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