Tag Archives: Nintendo

Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush review
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Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush review

It may seem churlish to attack the latest offering from Nintendo’s unsung mascot for not having any surprises in it, but Kirby And The Rainbow Paintbrush makes the lamentable mistake of invoking 2010’s Epic Yarn; arguably Kirby’s finest hour to date, and a noteworthy burst of substantial invention and finesse....

Mario Party 10 review
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Mario Party 10 review

After putting the Mario Party series on a five-year hiatus, Nintendo released Mario Party 9 on Wii in 2012, bringing much-needed innovation to the franchise. This tenth entry, content to stick with what was a warmly received addition, retains this gimmick for its main mode. The five new boards are...

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate review
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate review

From its opening scene, which forces you into a naval battle against a massive sea beast and sees you crawling on its back at one point, it’s clear that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is trying to offer something different to its predecessors. Granted, its underlying aim remains the same: as...

Who Is The New 3DS Actually For?

Console launches are usually met with excitement, but Nintendo’s latest iteration of the 3DS has inspired little enthusiasm. In light of that, we found ourselves asking… who’s actually going to buy it? There have now been four generations of 3DS… within one generation. That doesn’t make sense, right? Nintendo has...

Top 10 most gimmicky peripherals

Guitar Hero made the peripheral valid, but it’s in bad company: this area in gaming is a pile of secrets, with publishers pushing products in profiteering efforts. Here are our favourite examples of terrible peripherals… Sega Activator The Sega Activator – aside from being ridiculously badly named – was a...

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review

Barely anything has been compromised in Xenoblade Chronicles’ journey to handheld. Xenoblade Chronicles didn’t quite enjoy the enormous success many believed it deserved on Wii. Despite improving the RPG genre in numerous ways and offering arguably the finest role-playing adventure of its generation, lukewarm sales meant Monolith Soft’s gem instead...

Citizens Of Earth review
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Citizens Of Earth review

Originally a Kickstarter project that fell significantly short of its target, Citizens Of Earth had a revive spell cast on it by RPG specialist Atlus, ensuring gamers would be able to enjoy this quirky parody of Earthbound after all. Players step into the over-polished shoes of the vice-president of Earth,...

The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D review
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The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D review

Nintendo seemingly cannot get away from making these little nostalgia trips through its back catalogue. After  the warmly received Ocarina Of Time 3D in 2011, we thought, or perhaps just hoped, that Nintendo had gone off to develop new Zelda games – the upcoming Wii U Skyrim-inspired horseback riding simulator,...