Last week I briefly discussed how I used to love to explore in Super Mario 64. Well, some games are built around this idea of exploration. This has become quite a ubiquitous thing in gaming these days, what with all the "open world sandbox" games that come out. However, in a much simpler (and more memory-limited) time, we had the so-called "Metroidvania" genre. My most recent trek in this genre came by way of Metroid Prime 2, which incidentally would be a terrible game to be introduced to the genre through. Not because it's a bad metroidvania game or anything but more on that later. I have played Metroid Prime, the first one, but since I played this one much more recently I feel it'd be a better review if I talk about the second game instead.
Posted on 21 February, 2016 at 08:58AM
Posted on 23 June, 2015 at 10:29PM
Apparently, Nintendo was seriously considering releasing a new F-Zero for the Wii U at some point. According to this, Nintendo asked the Burnout and Need for Speed developer, Criterion Games, to create a demo for a new possible F-Zero title for the Wii U. Former Criterion Games creative director, Alex War
Posted on 27 May, 2014 at 00:38AM
Are you hyped for the impending release of the new Super Smash Bros. games? Would you like a chance to play the game before its official release? Well, then look no further than Nintendo's Smash Fest event at Best Buy! Certain select Best Buy stores around the country will allow the general public to play the game early. This will only occur for a limited time, though. The dates and times for when this will happen are as follows:
Wednesday, June 11 from 4pm to 9pm
Posted on 22 May, 2014 at 11:27AM
So it looks like Nintendo WFC is still around, albeit in a limited and unofficial fashion. A group of intrepid Nintendo fans have set up a server that responds to many WFC requests, and is allowing some games to still go online. The system works by redirecting traffic from Nintendo's now defunct servers to a homebrew one set up by GitHub user Polaris, and handles matchmaking, online chat, and many
Posted on 7 May, 2014 at 7:01PM
This is very old news by this point, but I'd like to remind everyone that Nintendo is currently providing a special offer that allows you to get an additional game for free if you purchase Mario Kart 8. The offer in question only lasts between May 30, 2014 and July 31, 2014, so you must buy the game within that time frame to benefit. It should also be noted that a Club Nintendo account is required to take advantage of this offer, as you will need to register your copy of Mario Kart 8 on Ninte
Posted on 8 April, 2014 at 11:15PM
Oh man oh man oh man. Was that Nintendo Direct cool or what?! First, I want to get something off my chest, though. I'm honestly a bit annoyed that they're releasing two different Smash Bros games at once. When the two were first announced, I held some hope that they'd be, essentially, the same game, with minor graphical changes, but this has proven to not be the case. Why, Nintendo? Why are you making us buy what is, for the most part, the same game, twice? This is worse, and more despicable than any DLC campaign I've ever seen. And nobody is talking about it. Why? I'd rather pay a couple dollars here and there for new stages over the years, than having to pay over $100 to get all the stages. And to top it off, at any given time, half of the available stages will be inaccessible in any given playing session. Nintendo, please. Please don't do this.
Posted on 22 September, 2013 at 00:20AM
Oh wow guys. Just wow. Cashing in on In honor of the HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, wall decal manufacturer Blik, a design shop that I've never head of, has released a series of eight wall decals featuring our favorite cell-shaded hero (Viewtiful Joe and Sly Cooper notwithstanding). The decals are beautifully rendered to look like stained glass windows that would fit in perfectly with the feel of the (spoiler) sunken Kingdom of Hyrule. Perhaps my favorite part of this is that when I first read about these I thought, "What is Blik?" then noticed that their URL also asks the same question. My only regret is that even if I could buy them all, my apartment doesn't have enough wall space for all of them. See more after the break.
Posted on 13 August, 2012 at 10:22PM
Released for the Wii in 2009 Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth is a throwback to the Castlevania games of old. Similar to how Super Castlevania IV is essentially a retelling of the original Castlevania Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth tells the story of Christopher Belmont, the protagonist of The Castlevania Adventure. For those of you that played the 1989 Game Boy title and thought it was crap, you're not alone! Thankfully The Adventure Rebirth is good. In fact, it's not just good it's one of the best classic style Castlevanias made.