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Review: Blocky Bot (Wii U eShop)
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:14 pm by Professor Clayton
Bits and Bytes and Bots




Many classic arcade titles prospered because of their simple yet rewarding gameplay mechanics, the likes of which has once again become increasingly popular in recent years. Combining a mix of old and new, Mobot Studios created Blocky Bot, a vertical scrolling infinite platformer. While this title is created in modern …

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Review: Shanghai Mahjong (3DS eShop)
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:14 pm by Professor Clayton
It's Mahjong, Alright




Mahjong is not particularly popular in the West, but you couldn't tell that by looking at the eShop. Plenty of Mahjong titles have made the transition to American 3DS systems, the latest of which is Shanghai Mahjong, from BigBen Interactive. The question is whether this adaptation can stand up against the other versions …

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Review: Epic Word Search Collection (3DS eShop)
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:31 pm by DiscoDriver43
Much more win than fail




It is nearly a scientific fact that putting epic in your product nearly is a red light that your product will be bad, with the company Epic Games being the rare outliner. Lightwood Games dares to bring Epic Word Search Collection, a collection of word search puzzles. Is this game more like Gears of War, or Aaron …

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Review: Mercenaries Saga 2 (3DS eShop)
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:35 pm by Professor Clayton
Show the Enemy no Mercenary




The 3DS eShop is an expansive storefront with hundreds of unique titles available to download, though there are a few niches left largely under-filled. Circle Entertainment is attempting to fill the void of Turn Based Strategy RPGs with Mercenaries Saga 2, an expansive yet budget priced adventure.

If Mercenaries …

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Review - Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop)
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:50 pm by Dash
Colored By Nothing






           More and more, successful games from other consoles have been coming to the Wii U's …

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Review: Funk of Titans (Wii U eShop)
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:35 pm by Professor Clayton
Not So Groovy




In a warring Greek universe, four styles of music are competing for survival, and it is up to you to claim the throne for Funk, the legendary holy music. Zeus and Aretha Franklin send you, Perseus, down to Earth to run through the world and destroy the Music Titans in ultimate dance battles. Concept-wise, Funk of Titans is …

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Review: Hazumi (3DS eShop)
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:54 am by Knuckles
Budget Balanced Block Breaking

                                                                                                                                             


Since it’s debut in 1976, the game Breakout has been ported to nearly every console imaginable. …

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Review: 50 Pinch Barrage!! (3DS eShop)
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:00 am by Zalbet
Masochist Barrage




The premise of 50 Pinch Barrage!! is pretty simple, the player is stuck on a deserted island and must overcome a series of ''pinches’’ or challenges in order to return to civilization. It’s a game which clearly takes its inspiration from old school platformers, something which is practically a trope by now. This …

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Review: Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles (Wii U eShop)
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:22 am by Professor Clayton
Twenty Fourty Lame




Taking popular games from other platforms and bringing altered versions of them to other consoles is a strategy we've seen a lot recently on the eShop. In order to succeed, developers need to vary gameplay enough to make it fresh and enjoyable. Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles takes the core gameplay of 2048 and turns it into …

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Review: Navy Commander (3DS eShop)
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:37 pm by Professor Clayton
You Sunk My Battleship




Battleship is a game that is nearly 50 years old and has remained a staple among board games for decades. Navy Commander brings the thrilling two player guessing game to the 3DS eShop in hopes of creating a portable version to play on the go. While lacking any physical pieces is the intent, it is also the downfall of …

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Review: Dot Arcade (Wii U eShop)
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:52 pm by Professor Clayton
Old School Cool




There is an increasingly large number of games saturating the market which rely on nostalgia to perform well. While not a bad strategy sometimes titles begin to feel like they are relying on the fact that they can feel a bit simplistic and simply copy older titles. Dot Arcade bucks this trend by being a reference to old …

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Review: My Style Studio: Notebook (Wii U eShop)
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:01 am by Professor Clayton
Better off with real Paper




My Style Studio: Notebook is more of an app for the Wii U than a game, as it lets you draw in a virtual book. While not the most thrilling of eShop releases, it attempts to fill a small gap of opportunity for users looking to draw on their Wii U system. Unfortunately this isn't really a gap that needs to be filled, …

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Review: Super Destronaut (Wii U eShop)
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:24 am by Professor Clayton
In the Year 20xx




Over 30 years ago, games like Super Destronaut were as complex as you could get. Arcades were filled with games such as Space Invaders, which truly paved the way for modern videogaming. While simplistic on first sight these titles were and remain enjoyable for many to this day, and Super Destronaut from Petite Games is …

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Review: Gravblocks+ (Wii U eShop)
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:51 am by Professor Clayton
Out of This World




Puzzle games featuring various dropping colored shapes are a dime a dozen nowadays, much to the joy of puzzle fans. The variety of these available is staggering, with retro, free to play, HD and variations like Dr. Mario available. From Nothing Game Studios thankfully realizes that in order to succeed in this genre, solid …

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Review: Don't Touch Anything Red (Wii U eShop)
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:22 pm by Professor Clayton
Seriously, Don't Touch the Red




Game titles aren't usually quite as literal as Don't Touch Anything Red is, which was developed by Helix Games. In this game you attempt to survive as long as possible on an auto-scrolling screen filled with Red hazards, in hopes of reaching a new high …

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Review: Monster Combine TD (3DS eShop)
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:25 pm by Professor Clayton
Tower Defenseless




Tower Defence is one of the more underrepresented genres on the eShop across both systems, with the major available title being Plants vs. Zombies. Monster Combine TD competes with this fan-favorite series by using similar gameplay mechanics combined with cards and magic. Sadly it seems a victory isn't in the cards for this …

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Review: Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- (3DS Eshop)
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:07 pm by DiscoDriver43
Neither a Beauty nor a Beast




Karous is a shoot 'em up with RPG elements published by Circle Entertainment and developed by Klon. Shoot 'em ups are much like fighters: they have their fans, particularly in Japan, but are somewhat niche.  Karous, a shooter from over in japan, comes in with a mecha and a sword. Unfortunately, shooting or …

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Review - Proun+ (3DS eShop)
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:56 pm by Dash
Rolling Around at the Speed of Light




           In recent years, more and more unique racing games have graced the Nintendo eShop, bringing a large variety of different racing games from which to choose. From titles like ATV Wild Ride to others like AiRace Xeno, there truly are many different types of racers to choose from on the 3DS …

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Anniversary: Sonic Turns 24, Today!
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:00 pm by Knuckles
Exploring The Blue Blur's Past and Future




Sega's anthropomorphic mascot has certainly had a rough life. Starting strong out of the gates in 1991, Sonic made it possible for Sega to compete toe to toe with Nintendo. Now, Sonic is lucky to get positive review scores and not have his games be released in an Alpha build. While we aren't denying that Sonic's adventures …

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Preview: Typoman
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:35 pm by Knuckles
No Spell Check Required




With a name like Typoman, what type of game could this be? An educational adventure for kids teaching them about spelling? A beat 'em up where you play as a hero who attacks grammatically incorrect bad guys? Try a Wii U exclusive platformer where you use words to solve puzzles. Didn't see that one coming did you?

Coming from the creative …

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