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Review: Family Tennis SP (Wii U eShop)
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:50 pm by Professor Clayton
Doesn't Make Much of a Racquet

Sports games are a dime a dozen on video game consoles, and Tennis was one of the first activities to be developed within the gaming world. The gameplay of Tennis is fairly straightforward, which has led to new releases either expanding on the world of Tennis in new ways, or by games providing the most …

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Review: Best of Solitaire (3DS eShop)
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:43 am by Knuckles
Fans of 52 Pick Up Need Not Apply

Solitaire can be found almost anywhere, on computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, even a full deck of cards. Best of Solitaire from Cosmigo attempts to be the best option to choose from on Nintendo's 3DS eShop, competing with solitare games like Touch Solitare(DSiWare) and 3D Solitare(3DS eShop, …

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Review: Dolphin Up (Wii U eShop)
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:50 pm by Cap'n Pancakes
Soaring High

Dolphin Up may appear as a cute game where you take control of a lovable dolphin to perform aerial tricks, but it's actually rather deceiving. Contrary to what the game's title would have you believe, there are actually no dolphins present in the game. No, instead you can choose between three playable porpoises. …

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Impressions: Adventures of Pip
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:14 pm by Dash
Shifting Smoothly

           Starting on Kickstarter last year, the Adventures of Pip blasted through its goal of $40,000. Since then, TicToc games has put a massive amount of effort into finishing the game for its release later this year. We got a chance to play around with a demo …

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Interview: Petite Games
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:11 pm by Professor Clayton
A Look Into Petite Games and Their Future on the eShop

Over the past year, Nintendo's eShop has become home to some new and truly exciting studios due to the increased interest they've shown in indie titles. One such studio to rise is Petite Games, who recently published two titles on …

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Review: Chariot (Wii U eShop)
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:23 pm by Professor Clayton
Adventures Fit for a King

Despite the best efforts of Nintendo, online multiplayer is slowly behinning to overshadow the local variety on its systems. The Japenese company continues to release titles which promote two or four players sitting on a couch and having a good time, but not many other developers step up to this level of commitment …

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Review: Blek (Wii U eShop)
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:31 pm by Professor Clayton
Taking Mind Games to a Whole New Level

Every so often a new game comes along which forces you to change the way you view and tackle obstacles in an unprecedented way. This essentially summarizes Blek, a mobile game which made the leap to the Wii U eShop after gathering critical acclaim for its innovative ideas on the mobile platforms. The …

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Review - Midnight (Wii U eShop)
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:54 pm by Dash
Out With A Flash

            After a long day, sometimes the best game to play is a relaxing one that is calming in one manner or another. Petite Games set off to create Midnight to be a relaxing and fun 2D physics game of sorts, but does this atmosphere and light gameplay work …

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Review: Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Wii U eShop)
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:28 pm by Professor Clayton
Bland as Fruitcake

Lately developers have been undergoing the process of bringing games heavily inspired by mobile top sellers to the Wii U eShop, but Cypronia has been creating Cake Ninja games for years now. The major problem with the logic of bringing mobile games to a grounded console is exactly that, the games lose their mobility, putting …

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Review: Gunman Clive 2 (3DS eShop)
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:44 pm by Cap'n Pancakes
Platforming is best in the Old West

Gunman Clive 2 is a run-n-gun platformer developed by Bertil Hörberg. As you can probably figure out by the "2" at the end of the title, this game is a follow up to the 2013 hit Gunman Clive. For those …

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Review: Toon Tanks (Wii U eShop)
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:15 pm by Professor Clayton
Bullets, Bullets Everywhere

Toon Tanks is the first project of Petite Studios, a small studio (as its name implies) which is new to the eShop scene. In it you control a tank, and aim to destroy all of the other tanks without getting hit in each level. For such a simple concept, Toon Tanks manages to simplify things a bit too much, which …

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Review: Chat-A-Lot (3DS eShop)
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:24 am by Knuckles

Ever since Swapnote was shut down on 3DS, there has been a noticeable absence of a messaging system on Nintendo's current handheld. Teyon's Chat-A-Lot attempts to fill this void on 3DS by offering a app that provides voice chat and text messaging with friends from your friends list. Since this isn't a free app however like …

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Review: Spy Chameleon (Wii U eShop)
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:02 pm by Professor Clayton
A Colorful New Approach to Stealth

Stealth games are something of a rarer genre of titles when compared to ones like platformers and fighters, which is why it is a treat to see a smaller development team try their hand at a new interpretation. Unfinished Pixel and EnjoyUp Games inject the series with a new idea, the idea of controlling a …

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Anniversary: Knuckles the Echidna and Sonic 3 Turn 21
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:03 pm by Knuckles
Happy Hedgehog's Day

To many people today, it will be February 2nd, to others, it will be Groundhog's Day. To a select few, it will be the Hedgehog's Day, the 21st Anniversary of Sonic's 3rd masterpiece on the Genesis, and birth of Knuckles the Echidna. While Sonic 3's sales dwarfed in comparison to Sonic 2's, 2 million to 6 million, many …

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Review: Castle Conqueror Defender (3DS eShop)
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:56 am by Knuckles
Fall back, fall back!

The Castle Conqueror series has almost always had players conquering enemies castles, but the new installment now puts tacticians on the defense and have to protect their own castle. Castle Conqueror Defender also hosts a change in genre, instead of playing a real time strategy game, you are now playing a tower defense …

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Review: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (Wii U eShop)
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:10 am by Dash
One Game You Shan’t(ae) Miss

           Shantae has had an interesting history. The first one came out on the GameBoy Color in 2002 to have a generally good reception, and the second one in the series, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, came out eight years later in 2010 (2011 in PAL regions) as DSiWare. The third game in the series, …

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Review: Ninja Battle Heroes (3DS eShop)
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:18 am by Knuckles
Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

There is an old saying to never judge a book by its cover, and while Ninja Battle Heroes isn't a book, the saying still applies. Most gamers would judge this game upon its name and anthropomorphic cast of anime heroes alone, ignoring it altogether. Thats a real shame, as this game from Tom Create is one of the best …

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Review: Toys vs. Monsters (3DS eShop)
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:01 pm by Professor Clayton
Bedroom Warfare

Almost everyone has memories of when they were a small child and would spend countless hours simply enjoying playing with toys. EnjoyUp Games tries to capture this dreamlike time from our childhood and incorporate it into a tower defense game, most similar to Plants vs. Zombies. While ultimately providing the intended game, Toys vs. Monsters …

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Review - GetClose: A Game For RIVALS (Wii U eShop)
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:27 pm by Poco Dip
Keep Your Friends Close But Your Rivals Closer

           Wombat Source really caught on to the rising trend of multiplayer games, especially with their new title, GetClose. However, will the aspect of only multiplayer drive people away from Wombat Sources fun, challenging new game?

           GetClose is an arcade …

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Review: Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Wii U eShop)
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:41 pm by Professor Clayton
Stuck In The Past

Japanese RPGs are one of the most fondly remembered genres from the SNES era of gaming, when dozens of potential adventures crossed the ocean to hit American store shelves. While the games made many advancements in their time, some players will be all too quick to bring up the negatives involved in the genre as well. Pier …

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