Review: Alleyway (3DS VC)

Alleyway was originally released in 1989 on the Gameboy, and now it is on the 3DS eShop under Virtual Console.  It’s basically a Nintendo version of games like Breakout and Arkanoid, or any of those brick-breaking games you have on your iPod.  Continue reading for the review! - Greg Boe (admin)


The gameplay in Alleyway is very basic; you have to control a space-craft piloted by Mario in order to bounce a ball into the bricks at the top until you destroy all of them.  The tempo picks up relatively quickly, and many things will try to make you miss the ball and lose a life.  When the ball makes contact with either the blocks or the space-craft, it makes a delightful sound that varies, and makes a joyful tune.


Alleyway is one of those games that doesn’t really have a meaning, but is just made for plain fun.  The price is very reasonable at $2.99, since it isn’t a full game.  If you have some extra bucks in your eShop account on your 3DS, I would recommend purchasing Alleyway.



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About Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS. If you have any questions, or just want someone to play online with, leave a comment! I hope you enjoy your visit at Nintendo Charged.

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