August 19 – August 25: Nintendo News Bytes

August 19 – August 25: Nintendo News Bytes

Gamescom takes place this week, and we have a lot of news to discuss. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Switch News Nintendo UK posted a surprise Indie Highlights presentation, with many announcements described below. Meanwhile, Nintendo of America announced a Nindies Showcase for August 28 at 9 AM PT. Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. New Games, Ports, & Localizations Night Call is coming to the Switch as well as PC in early 2019. This War of Mine is coming to the Switch in November. Everspace: Stellar Edition is coming to the Switch both physically and digitally in December. Baba is You h... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 28

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 28

Welcome to the Nintendo Time Portal for August 12-18, where we take a look back through Nintendo’s history to see which game anniversaries we celebrate this week. August 14 – Rune Factory comes to North America. Developed as a spin-off to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Harvest Moon, Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon came to North America on August 14, 2007, almost a full year after its Japanese release. It spawned its own series that unfortunately ended after the fourth entry… but with Marvelous acquiring the developer, maybe there’s still hope. August 14 – The Last Story comes to North America. On the same day, we celebrate the third and final of the Oper... »

Tetra’s Escape (Review)

Tetra’s Escape (Review)

We received a review code for Tetra’s Escape on the Switch. Tetra’s Escape is a puzzle game about little block-like creatures called Tetras. Your goal is to get a Tetra to the portal in each level. Tetras can climb up a single block in height, so you’ll need to create a path it can traverse to get it to the end. Fortunately, Tetras can transform into tetrominoes – shapes most famous for their use in Tetris. Different Tetras can transform into different shapes. As you progress through the levels, you’ll gain the ability to rotate and flip these shapes as well, giving you many options for how to put your Tetras together. But once you transform a Tetra into a tetro... »

August 12 – August 18: Nintendo News Bytes

August 12 – August 18: Nintendo News Bytes

Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Switch News Famitsu is conducting a questionnaire for players of Octopath Traveler. Ghostlight has announced that it will be porting JRPGs to the Switch. New Games, Ports, & Localizations GRIS has been announced for Switch and PC for December. Protoform was announced for 2019. HackyZack was announced for August 23 with a new local co-op mode. Metallic Child has been announced for Switch, PS4, PC, and mobile for early 2019. Gone Home is coming to the Switch on August 23. As rumored, Diablo III: Eternal Collection is coming to the Switch for $59.99, with Zelda-themed bonus content. Road Redemption is co... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 27

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 27

Welcome back to the Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back for the current week at video game anniversaries. Which games released this week in history? Let’s take a look. August 5 – Yoshi’s Island is released. On August 5, 1995, a new platformer was released in Japan. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island put players in control of Yoshi, carrying Baby Mario, in a world with a hand-drawn graphical style. Yoshi’s Island was a hit and was viewed even more fondly in retrospect, but subsequent Yoshi games haven’t quite lived up to its standard. August 7 – Mega Man Star Force comes to North America. The follow-up to the popular Battle Network series... »

August 5 – August 11: Nintendo News Bytes

August 5 – August 11: Nintendo News Bytes

Now that we’re into August, what will Nintendo bring? This is another week full of Nintendo announcements. Tune in to the Nintendo Chit Chat podcast to learn more about the latest news. Nintendo Direct News There was a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct on August 8 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET that revealed new characters, new stages and features, and more, along with teasing an unrevealed mode. There will also be a special edition that includes a GameCube controller and adapter. Nintendo Switch News Nintendo Switch Online is set for the second half of September. New Games, Ports, & Localizations The updated Windjammers port is coming to the Switch later this year. An adaptation of the chi... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 26

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 26

Welcome to the latest issue of the Nintendo Time Portal, where we discus Nintendo games released throughout this week in history. Let’s take a look. July 29 – Pokémon Crystal comes to North America. Following a December release in Japan, Pokémon Crystal was released in North America on July 29, 2001. The first game in the series developed specifically for the Game Boy Color, it added new features and content not present in Gold and Silver, and it was the first in the series to let you pick a female protagonist. July 31 – The Game Boy comes to North America. Heading further back then that, however, the original Game Boy came to North America on July 31, 1989. As NintendoR... »

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Reviewed: SEGA 3D Classics Collection on 3DS

Reviewed: SEGA 3D Classics Collection on 3DS

Game Review of SEGA 3D Classics Collection Release Date: April 26th, 2016 NA Publisher: SEGA Retail: $29.99      – Recommended! Classics will always be excellent games. Sega has brought us the best possible remake of 9 classics. In general, all games are just the old classics but with 3D features now. The possibility to save game plays for later in any of the games makes it possible to have better achievements over time. The replay option is also useful to share with friends the most amazing moves and plays. To watch them in 3D makes it especially attractive, and the fast forward option is catchy. After playing them all, I’ll share my best picks. Like many of you after playin... »

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