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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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Preview: Mutant Mudds Super Challenge
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:15 am by Knuckles
Featuring Rusty from Steamworld Dig!

Mutant Mudds, one of, and arguably Renegade Kid's best game, is the hit that put this Indie on the map. Protagonist Max has had his work cut out for him. After debuting on the 3DS eShop, Max's first adventure quickly spread to almost every available platform. What was it that made Max's first adventure such a hit? Could it have …

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Preview: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:35 pm by Professor Clayton
A Newly Designed Animal Crossing Title

Announced during Nintendo's April 1st Direct, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (HHD) is the first game in the Animal Crossing series to release in nearly three years. While it may seem more recently, Animal Crossing New Leaf released in late 2012 in Japan, while in the West we were able to purchase it …

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Preview: Fast Racing Neo
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:00 pm by Knuckles
Don't Blink

Shin'en Multimedia has been making games for Nintendo Consoles and Handhelds for over 20 years now. Even if they aren't a household name, Nintendo fans should know them from their Nano Assault, Jett Rockett, and Fast Racing Games, along with Art of Balance and sport titles. This year at E3, Shin'en showed off the newest game in their Fast Racing series, …

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Review: My Pet School 3D (3DS eShop)
Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:06 pm by Professor Clayton
Homeschooling may be a Better Choice

Treva Entertainment releases a lot of animal simulation titles on the 3DS eShop, one of which was the not so lovely Outback Pet Rescue 3D. The title had a significant number of shortcomings, and offered plenty of room for improvement with this new release. Unfortunately for anyone looking for a pet …

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E3 2015 NA eShop Sale, Nindies@Home Promotion
Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:10 am by Knuckles
Mario, Zelda, Just Dance, Lego and More

Like last year, Nintendo is having an E3 Summer Sale.This is Nintendo's biggest sale of the year, up to 30% off certain titles. The games in question are from the Mario, Zelda, Yoshi, Just Dance, and Lego franchises, along with a few excellent random 3DS games. This sale lasts until June 23, at 8:59AM PST.

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E3 2015 Nintendo Digital Event Recap
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:35 pm by Knuckles
Please Understand

E3 2014 was amazing for Nintendo last year. Filled with three excellent days of live streaming content courtesy of the Nintendo Treehouse, the announcement of Splatoon, the amazing Super Smash Bros. Invitational, the first Legend of Zelda Wii U trailer, those were just the highlights. For many fans, the hype from last years' event lead to high …

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Review - KAMI (3DS eShop)
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:19 pm by Dash
Be Careful Not To Rip Or Tear

           Simple and relaxing puzzle games have always been a big seller on Nintendo consoles, which is certainly not a bad thing. KAMI (or “Paper,” if you want a translation) brings its own puzzling aspect to the 3DS’s eShop, and it has some …

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Review: Zombie Incident (3DS eShop)
Sun May 31, 2015 7:47 pm by DiscoDriver43
A Funny thing Happened along the Way to the Citadel

8-bit retro inspired platformers are a staple of Indie Gaming for a couple of reasons. These games do not require high quality graphics, thus making them easier to make. There is also an audience of gamers who are nostalgic for a simpler time before big budgeted, ultra realistic …

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Review: Cube Creator 3D (3DS eShop)
Wed May 27, 2015 11:35 pm by Zalbet
3DS Minecra... nevermine, it's still on alpha

Being the worldwide phenomenon and smash hit that it is, Minecraft has sold millions of copies across all platforms of the current generation, expect for Nintendo’s that is. And with Microsoft having bought the rights to the game, the chances of it coming to Wii U or 3DS have pretty much reduced …

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Review: Adventure Bar Story (3DS eShop)
Wed May 27, 2015 9:12 pm by Professor Clayton
Recipe for Success

Circle Entertainment has brought a number of titles to the 3DS eShop, the latest of which is an RPG that goes by Adventure Bar Story. And much like its title suggests, this game is made up of largely adventuring, running a bar (more like a restaurant though) and the story which surrounds the main character, Siela.

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Review: Johnny Dynamite (3DS eShop)
Mon May 18, 2015 9:13 pm by DiscoDriver43
Not So Dynamite

Johnny Dynamite is a puzzle game made by Twofivesix, and published by Enjoy Gaming. Their games have had mixed to negative reception with one of their more known series being Pyramids. Johnny Dynamite doesn’t shoot across the sky and leave players in awe, awe, awe, but it isn’t a dud either.

The main objective of the …

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Review: Puzzle Monkeys (Wii U eShop)
Mon May 18, 2015 8:24 pm by Professor Clayton
Barrels of Fun

Looks can be deceiving, and Puzzle Monkeys by Log Games is a prime example of this phenomenon. What appears at first sight to be an early 2000's flash game is actually a pretty darn fun puzzle game. By drawing inspiration from a handful of old-time puzzlers, as well as incorporating new ideas, Puzzle Monkeys is one book that …

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Review: uWordsmith (Wii U eShop)
Sun May 17, 2015 8:55 pm by Professor Clayton
Hope U can Spell Well

Oftentimes simple and creative ideas can grow into a largely successful franchise by taking these simple ideas and expanding on them. ChudChud Industries attempts to follow this formula by combing the common skill of spelling with reaction time in their title, uWordsmith. While the idea is sound in premise, is it able …

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Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop)
Thu May 14, 2015 6:02 pm by Professor Clayton
Quest II: The Adventure of Elliot

The HTML5 support for Wii U is far from an underused feature available to developers, but few games as good as Elliot Quest seem to rise from the Nintendo Web Framework. Ansimuz Games' title, which was ported to the eShop by PlayEveryWare, is a charming old-school sidescroller which looks back to the days of the NES for …

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