Author Archives: Adam Keene

Hey readers, I'm Adam Keene. I'm homeschooled, love videogames, and I love to write my own original stories. My favorite system is the classic N64, which I still have after 11 years. My favorite game series is the Paper Mario & Silent Hill series.

Look-Back: Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA)

Ff6-logoThe Final Fantasy Series is a longtime favorite of mine, and this game, Final Fantasy VI was the first one I played. Although it wasn’t for the Gameboy Advance, as this review is for, it was for Sony’s Playstation. However, the game was released long before that in the ’90′s on the SNES  as Final Fantasy III. Many would assume this version is a simple port of the past two versions, but they would be surprised. Why?

Continue reading to find out! -Adam Keene

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Nintendo 3DS Save Data Tool Coming to Japan in March

Great news for 3DS owners! Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata has announced, during a special video update on Friday, an additional accessory for the 3DS. The tool, which will give 3DS owners the ability to move save date from their game cartridges to the digital versions, is set to be released in Japan in March, but hopefully, it will reach US shores soon afterwards.

Iwata declined to give more information on the tool, but in due course, we should learn more, so stay tuned for more on this story as it breaks! -Adam Keene

SOURCE: My Nintendo News

“Devil Summoner:Soul Hackers” to Come With Bonus Soundtrack CD

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Altus has made a surprise announcement that the preordered or launch purchases of Demon Summoner:Soul Hackers for 3DS from popular gaming realtors such as Gamestop or Amazon.com will include a soundtrack CD. This is exciting news for gamers who are looking to pick up the title at launch, or preorder it.

It is only through select realtors that this will be included, so stay tuned for more updates as they come! -Adam Keene

Source: My Nintendo News

Nintendo Working on Project to Allow Streaming from Wii U to 3DS

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The Wii U and 3DS are doing relatively well in sales, however there is little doubt that Nintendo wouldn’t eventually give gamers a way to connect. Recently, it was reported that Nintendo is hard at work creating a cartridge that will allow gamers to have access to streaming between the Wii U and 3DS. In the report, it was mentioned that with the cartridge and Circle Pad Pro, the 3DS could function as a Wii U Game Pad. The product is rumored to be released sometime this year. This is definitely exciting for gamers who own both consoles, and you can expect more news on this topic as it comes! -Adam Keene

Source: My Nintendo News

IGN Gives New Super Mario Bros. U the “Platformer of the Year” Award

new-super-mario-bros-u-gameplay-screenshot-beautiful-night-background1New Super Mario Bros. U (Released during the Wii U launch) has only been out for about a month now, but that hasn’t stopped IGN from awarding it with the esteemed honor of the “Platformer of the Year Award”. The game was up against titles such as Fez, Rayman Jungle Run, Sound Shapes, and Spelunky. IGN praised the game. Saying that it contains brutally twisted bite-sized challenge stages and some of the most insanely creative level design ever seen in the series. This is great news, since it means the Wii U has gotten off to a great start! -Adam Keene

Source: IGN

Wario Land 2 Hits 3DS eShop in North America

250px-Wario_Land_IIYep! You heard right! The classic Gameboy Color title (Released in 1999) is now available for download on the 3DS eShop. The game features multiple bonus features. Including multiple endings, hidden treasures, bonus games, and exclusive to this version, a 3D effect just for this release. (This is the 3DS after all)

So if you’re looking to pick up a fun classic game for the 3DS eShop, Wario Land 2 is out now for the small price of $4.99. It’s an awesome deal considering the fun the game offers! -Adam Keene

Source: My Nintendo News

Review: New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii)

If you’re a fan of Nintendo’s moustached plumber and the sport of tennis, you’ve no doubt heard of or played Mario Power Tennis when it was released eight years ago in 2004. A few years back, Nintendo brought back the game as part of the short-lived New Play Control! series for the Wii. and added enhanced controls. Does this mean the version is better or worse than the original? Keep reading to find out! -Adam Keene

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Wii U Pro Controller Has Battery Life of 80 Hours!

 

 

Yep! You heard right! The Wii U will offer a Pro Controller for those of us who prefer traditional console gaming over the system’s control pad. According to the official GameStop page, the Pro Controller’s battery Lasts 80 hours. This is great, as the PS3 and 360′s controllers only have about half of that. Nintendo However, has not yet confirmed if this is true. stay tuned for more on this story as it develops! -Adam Keene 

Source: Wii U Daily


Nintendo Drops Price of Wii to $129.99

You heard right! Starting Oct. 28, the Nintendo Wii will be experiencing a price drop down to the retail price of $129.99! Nintendo usually does things like this for the holiday season, and it seems this year that they’re doing it slightly earlier, possibly to create hype for the Wii U maybe? This price drop finds the system bundled with two awesome games, in this case Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort, two of the games that pioneered the Wii’s control scheme and made way for Kinect and Move for it’s competing systems! This looks to be a great value for those who have yet to own this system and can’t afford the  Wii U at launch.  In the words of Scott Moffitt (The Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo of America)

Nearly six years after it launched people are still attached to the pure, inclusive fun of the Wii console. A new suggested retail price and two great games make it an easy choice for families looking for a great value this holiday season.”

In my opinion, this is a great deal for those who haven’t owned a Wii and are unsure of getting the Wii U. If this describes you, what are you waiting for? This is a great chance to test out what was undoubtably the one of the most hyped Nintendo systems at its launch! -Adam Keene

Source: My Nintendo News

3DS XL Creates a Boost in Sales!

We all know by now that the 3DS has some amazing games and the absolutely stunning 3D function. With the recent release of the 3DS XL, it seems more people are becoming interested in buying this amazing system! Studies have shown an 89% boost in sales from last month alone, and with titles like New Super Mario Brothers 2, and the upcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Star, it’s not very hard to see why, and it will be interesting to see if sales increase even more in the coming months! Stay tuned for more! -Adam

Source: Pure Nintendo

Look-Back: Scooby Doo! Classic Creep Capers (N64)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved Scooby Doo, whether it be the cartoon or the live action movies that have been released.  I even found myself to be fond of the much hated Scrappy Doo.  Anyhow, I picked up this game a few weeks back, having never played it, I didn’t know if it’d measure up to the excellent Night of 100 Frights, or Scooby Doo! First Frights.  Does this game live up to its successors?  You’ll have to keep reading to find out! Continue Reading →

Review: Super Paper Mario (Wii)

Awhile back, I posted a review for Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64, and have only recently decided write one on Super Paper Mario for Wii this one as well. Unlike the two previous installments, this one has platformer elements as well as RPG. How does this game compare to the other installments?  I guess you’ll have to check out this review to find out.  Continue reading for the review! Continue Reading →