Tag Archives: wii u

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...

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

The very existence of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is rather odd. It’s the elaboration of an idea that was a mere minigame in Super Mario 3D World, expanded into a retail title of its own. This, from a company that has historically shied away from direct sequels and obvious spin-offs....

Nintendo fights back

It’s been a bipolar year for Nintendo, but things seem to be getting back on track – yet how long will it last, and can the company keep the momentum going? ony and Microsoft are absolutely killing it – their rivalry is comparable to the Apple/Google war, or the Amazon/eBay...

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

Here’s the big question: if you already own Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, should you get the Wii U version? Simple answer: yes. Grab your wallet and get yourself to the shops. Smash Bros. for Wii U is all-encompassing. It’s a serious competitive fighter, an insanely fun party game, an...

Skylanders: Trap Team review
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Skylanders: Trap Team review

In four short years, Activision and Toys For Bob have created an unstoppable juggernaut of a franchise that shows no sign of slowing. Like the Lego games and the best Pixar films, Toys For Bob realises that creating something for the younger generation doesn’t necessarily mean you have to dumb...

Sonic Boom devs react to ‘Steroid Knuckles’ meme

Sonic Boom is a project split into two halves – seeing a release across the Wii U and 3DS, each game has its own developer and direction. We got in touch with Big Red Button Entertainment’s CEO and Creative Director Bob Rafei to talk about the Wii U’s Sonic Boom: Rise...