Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 32

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 32

Welcome back to the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back through history at the games released for Nintendo’s platforms. This week, we’ll be looking at some of the notable game anniversaries from September 9-15. September 10 – Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge is released. While nowhere near as popular as the first two games in the series, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge came out on September 10, 2003 – and yes, that’s after Microsoft acquired Rare. Grunty’s Revenge had an overhead view, but otherwise played like its predecessors. Set in between Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, its reviews ranged from positive to mediocre, and it tends t... »

The VideoKid (Impressions)

The VideoKid (Impressions)

We received a code for The VideoKid on the Switch. The VideoKid is an homage to the 80s, both in gameplay (largely inspired by the 1985 arcade game Paperboy) and the numerous references, shout-outs, and parodies you’ll see as you play. Your goal is to deliver video tapes as you skateboard down the streets, but the town is filled with dangers. It’s an auto-runner where you need to dodge vehicles, collect coins, perform skateboarding tricks, and toss tapes at mailboxes to earn as much money as you can before you die. It’s immediately apparent that this is no easy game. You only have a single life in The VideoKid, so every time you ride into a fire hydrant or get hit by a car,... »

September 9 – September 15: Nintendo News Bytes

September 9 – September 15: Nintendo News Bytes

The second full week of September is once again filled with lots of exciting Nintendo announcements and details. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Direct News The Nintendo Direct was re-scheduled for September 13 at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. It showed: Luigi’s Mansion 3 Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (3DS) January 11 release date for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Story (3DS) Details about the Luigi’s Mansion port (3DS) Details about the Moon Rabbit update to Yo-Kai Watch Blasters (3DS) Splatoon 2 Ver. 4.0 update Mega Man 11 details New characters for Mario Tennis Aces – September 19 Capcom B... »

SNK Heroines – Tag Team Frenzy – Story Mode on Nintendo Switch

SNK Heroines – Tag Team Frenzy – Story Mode on Nintendo Switch

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy – Story Mode. Product Provided by NIS AMERICA! Grab a friend and enter the SNK dream match in this frenetic fighting party game featuring everyone’s favorite female fighters! Play online or with friends as SNK’s iconic heroines in the brand-new 2 vs 2 fighting game, SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy! Activate Special Moves with a single button, and make use of special items to change the tide of battle! However, the fight isn’t over the moment you’ve chipped enough health away. Once your opponent is on the ropes, utilize your Dream Finish technique to win the match! Spectate on other battles online, use your winnings to buy voice clips a... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 31

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 31

Welcome to the September 2-8 edition of the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back through history to see which game anniversaries we celebrate this week. September 2 – Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland is released. “Let’s make a Zelda spin-off about Tingle,” someone decided one day, and Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland was released in Japan on September 2, 2006. This rupee-gathering spin-off was eventually brought to Europe, although never to North America. It saw positive to mixed reviews, and there must be a fair number of Tingle fans, because Japan eventually got a sequel. September 5 – Recca comes to North America. Summer Car... »

2064: Read Only Memories Integral (Review)

2064: Read Only Memories Integral (Review)

We received a review code for 2064: Read Only Memories Integral on the Switch. 2064: Read Only Memories Integral is an adventure game that takes place in a cyberpunk futures where robotic helpers called ROMs have become commonplace and advanced gene therapy has led to a number of people becoming hybrids. When you wake up one morning to find the world’s first sapient ROM, Turing, in your apartment asking for help after the disappearance of their creator, you’re swept into a conspiracy that goes far deeper than just one man’s disappearance. The game often comes across as more of a visual novel, with the bulk of your time spent reading and selecting dialogue choices. Your choi... »

September 2 – September 8: Nintendo News Bytes

September 2 – September 8: Nintendo News Bytes

The last few weeks were packed with Nintendo news. Here’s what this week has to offer. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Direct News A new Nintendo Direct was announced for September 6 at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET, to focus on upcoming Switch & 3DS games. Update: The Nintendo Direct has been delayed due to the recent earthquake in Japan. Nintendo Switch News Capcom will have an Ace Attorney panel at TGS on September 22. New Games, Ports, & Localizations Kemono Friends Picross was announced for Japan for October 4. Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack was announced for Japan. Forgotton Anne is coming to the Switch in spr... »

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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... »

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... »

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Review)

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Review)

After our interview with Neckbolt about Yono and the Celestial Elephants, we received a review code so we could experience Yono’s adventure. Elephants are the legendary protectors of the world, and when a young elephant named Yono arrives, he begins a journey across the land to see how he can help people the way a mighty elephant should. The story is fairly basic. You visit each of the game’s towns and solve problems for the people there, while learning more about the Humans, Bonewights, and Mekani that live in the world. It’s made more entertaining by the interesting and often amusing characters you meet in each place. Yono and the Celestial Elephants has a lot of dialogue... »

Quest of Dungeons (Review)

Quest of Dungeons (Review)

After our interview about Quest of Dungeons, Upfall Studios sent us a review code for the Switch version so we could delve into the depths of its dungeons for ourselves. Quest of Dungeons is a turn-based dungeon crawler, although it does not make use of a menu the way many turn-based RPGs do. Instead, each action you take uses up a turn, whether it’s moving step by step through the dungeon or attacking enemies. This is a fun system that lets you fight quickly while still taking time to think through your actions. You pick your class at the start of the game, and that will determine the types of basic attack you can use. As you explore and defeat enemies, you’ll often find skill b... »

36 Fragments of Midnight (Review)

36 Fragments of Midnight (Review)

36 Fragments of Midnight is a procedurally generated 2D platformer. You play a white glowing square named Midnight, and the game begins with your shadowy friends asking you to find their 36 lost Star Fragments. The game has a pleasant aesthetic design, with black platforms and obstacles against a blue nighttime background. The 36 fragments are scattered throughout the single level the game takes place in. It’s a somewhat large level, with no map to guide you, and it is procedurally generated every time. Your goal is to gather all 36 fragments without dying and then return to the place you started to deliver them. The controls are quite simple. Midnight can jump and double jump, and you... »

League of Evil (Review)

League of Evil (Review)

League of Evil is a 2D platformer designed for quick gameplay sessions. While some platformers feature large stages to explore, League of Evil opts instead to feature a multitude of tiny levels. Each can be completed within seconds, and the game ranks you at the end of each level based on your completion time. However, they’re often quite challenging, which forces you to try repeatedly before you can finally reach the end. With 140 levels to play through, League of Evil provides plenty of content despite its quick levels. The game’s premise is simple. Rather than a lengthy introduction, you’re simply told you need to defeat nefarious scientists and placed into the levels to... »

Phantom Trigger (Review)

Phantom Trigger (Review)

After our interview about Phantom Trigger and its Nintendo Switch release, tinyBuild games sent us a review code so we could dive into this “hardcore neon slasher” and see what it’s all about. Phantom Trigger is a hack-and-slash game focused on exploring dungeons and defeating difficult enemies, and there’s more to this game than is first apparent. In Phantom Trigger, you wield three different weapons, each of which is controlled by one of the Switch’s face buttons. The fourth face button lets you dash to evade attacks or quickly move across the map. Each of the three weapons has strengths and weaknesses, as well as its own neon color used for certain color-base... »

An Interview With the Developers of The Count Lucanor

An Interview With the Developers of The Count Lucanor

Near the end of June, at the Gamelab gaming event in Spain, Ratalaika Games revealed that it would be bringing Baroque Decay’s horror adventure game The Count Lucanor to the Nintendo Switch. The Count Lucanor follows a young boy named Hans who enters a spooky castle in the hopes of earning wealth by passing a kobold’s trial. Intrigued by this spooky game, we got in touch with Baroque Decay to learn a little more about The Count Lucanor. According to its description, The Count Lucanor was inspired by games like The Legend of Zelda and Silent Hill, which is quite an intriguing combination. Why did you decide to combine these styles? Well, we didn’t decide that, we just simply... »

An Interview With the Developers of Re:Legend

An Interview With the Developers of Re:Legend

After a successful Square Enix Collective campaign, Magnus Games opened up the Kickstarter for Re:Legend, their upcoming monster-raising RPG. Since a Switch release is also planned, we got in touch with Magnus Games to learn a little more about Re:Legend. First, let’s talk about the title. “Re:Legend” certainly calls to mind other JRPG titles, but what does it mean in the context of the game? The title means the Reborn of a Legend. It has something to do with the main story which we’re not going to spoil too much right now. 😉 There’s also a hidden meaning behind the title outside of the game’s context where it was a reborn of a project we used to call “Legend of Lumin... »

An Interview With the Developers of Ira

An Interview With the Developers of Ira

Back in April, the indie developer Ore Creative announced that after they contacted Nintendo with interest about bringing their adventure game Ira to the Switch, their hope became a reality. Act 1: Pilgrimage will be out for the Switch as well as other platforms later this year. We got in touch with Ore Creative to learn a little more about this intriguing adventure game. Ira is an adventure game, but it sounds as though it isn’t the traditional point-and-click interface found in many adventure games. How would you describe Ira’s gameplay? That’s very true, Ira isn’t your standard point and click adventure, it’s a hybrid. Ira started with a basic point and click mechanics system, but w... »

An Interview With the Developers of Creeping Terror

An Interview With the Developers of Creeping Terror

At Anime Expo 2017, it was announced that the 3DS horror game Creeping Terror would be brought West later this year. Creeping Terror is an exploration-driven game about a girl named Arisa who goes to an old mansion with her friends and later finds herself all alone. After the announcement, we got in touch with Sushi Typhoon Games to learn more about Creeping Terror. As a big fan of horror games, I was excited to see the announcement that Creeping Terror is coming West for the 3DS. Hello, this is Yoichi Sumida of Sushi Typhoon Games. Thank you for your interest in Creeping Terror. As a video game producer, I am very happy to know via SNS that so many overseas gamers are interested in the titl... »

An Interview With the Developers of Blasphemous

An Interview With the Developers of Blasphemous

Blasphemous, a dark action platformer being developed by The Game Kitchen and funded through Kickstarter, was recently announced for consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. After this announcement, we got in touch with The Game Kitchen to learn a little more about Blasphemous, its themes, and its Nintendo Switch release. First, congratulations both on your Kickstarter’s incredible success so far and on getting a partner for a simultaneous console release for Blasphemous. According to your Kickstarter, gameplay influences for Blasphemous include Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Castlevania, and Dark Souls. What can fans expect from Blasphemous’s gameplay? Thank you! We are still in a very early prototypin... »

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