Category Archives: Eshop Reviews

Review: Skater Cat (3DS eShop)

Like cats? Like skating? Maybe you like both? Why not have both in one game?! Now you can! the eShop game Skater Cats is all about skating cats and more and more cats. Now it sounds a little a cheesy but it is quite challenging and addicting! This game is extremely challenging and fast paced, so you have to use your cat like reflexes.

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Review: Cube Tactics (3DS eShop)

During the lifetime of the 3DS, publisher Teyon has brought a vast library of games to the eShop.  Their latest game, Cube Tactics recently made its debut on the eShop, and we were able to go hands-on.  How does it hold up against the growing number of strategy games already available on the system?  Keep reading, and you’re sure to find out.

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Review: Yoshi’s New Island (3DS)

3DS_YoshisNewIsland_pkgI have never played a Yoshi’s Island game in my life.  I know, it sounds bad!!

Before playing Yoshi’s New Island, I read up on some of the reviews already written up on the interweb, and was staggered to see so many low scores.  After seeing these negative reviews, I decided that I needed to see for myself.  Let’s just say I’m glad I took the risk.

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Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse (3DS eShop)

Weapon Shop de Omasse - Nintendo ChargedEveryone loves a good RPG.  Whether you are exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, or leveling up, you are sure to have a blast doing it.  What if there was a game where you didn’t play as the adventurer in an RPG, but instead, their means of survival back at home?  Square Enix explored this idea in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King on WiiWare, but not in this way.  In Weapon Shop de Omasse, you live the humble life of an RPG shopkeeper.  Instead of going on adventures yourself, you’re renting out weapons for heroes.  You might be asking, is this even fun?  Find out in this review!

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Review: Tappingo (3DS eShop)

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The Nintendo 3DS eShop is full of great games from every genre, but the puzzle genre is one I can never get enough of.  I just love games that leave you refreshed after playing, instead of burnt out and ready to go to bed.  Goodbye Galaxy Games has brought 3DS and DSi owners some great titles in the past few years, including Flipper and Ace Mathematician.  Tappingo is their latest game, which makes its debut on the Nintendo eShop in North America today.  Is it worth the download?  Find out in my review!

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Review: Steel Diver: Sub Wars (3DS eShop)

3DS_SteelDiverSW_021314_05Nintendo takes us on another deep-sea adventure – this time in a tactical FPS.  The genre-swap isn’t the only big deal about this new game.  Steel Diver: Sub Wars just so happens to be the very first free-to-play game from Nintendo.  Sure, there have been a few free promotions – most notably the temporary availability of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition on 3DS and DSi but this game was released, and will remain free of charge FOR ALL OF ETERNITY.  While the initial download is free, there is a premium version, which features more ships and single player missions.  I’ll let you know if they are worth the cash in this review.

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Review: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder (3DS eShop)

N3DS_ChibiRoboPhotoFinder_Artwork_01How many pint-sized robots does it take to run a museum?  According to Nintendo, only one.  For the first time in a long time, a Chibi-Robo game has made it outside of Japan!  As the title eludes, our little robot pal is going on a photo scavenging adventure, but inside, you’ll find that there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.

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Review: SteamWorld Dig (3DS eShop)

2526189-steamworld-dig-3dsdl-coverI review a LOT of eShop games on 3DS, so you could say I have pretty high standards for any game I buy personally. When looking for a new game, I stumbled upon SteamWorld Dig.  The indie game–developed by Image & Form–received some pretty high scores when it hit the digital store last year, so I thought I should give it a try myself.

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Review: Retro City Rampage DX (3DS eShop)

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Take a trip to the past with Retro City Rampage DX, an eShop title released by VBLANK Entertainment inc. I’m honestly not sure how exactly to categorize this game based off of it’s gameplay. However, after playing the game to what I consider to be it’s full extent, I can say it is something that people will have to experience to fully understand. Although Retro City Rampage has already been released on other consoles, the 3DS received the DX version which has a lot of updated technical and visual enhancements. So if you have played it once, I would highly consider playing it again for an updated experience.

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Review: Darts Up 3D (3DS eShop)

darts_up_3dThis week I had only a dollar left of eShop cash on my account, so I went searching for a game – any game – with a price tag so low.  That’s when I stumbled upon Darts Up 3D.  This was the first time I had heard of the title, but come on, it HAD to be worth at least 99 cents right?  …RIGHT?!

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Review: Aqua Moto Racing 3D (N3DS eShop)

AMR3d_LogoAqua Moto Racing 3D, by Zordix, launched on the Nintendo eShop October 10th. Upon first observing this game it ignites fond memories of the plethora of racing games that once riddled earlier consoles like the N64 and Gamecube. The game play style can be almost related to that of Snow Moto Racing 3D, another Zordix title. So lets just jump right into the thick of it here as I review Aqua Moto Racing 3D. Does this Zordix title do anything to improve upon the earlier concepts of racing games in the past? Please keep reading to find out.

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Review: Tetris Axis (N3DS)

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You can never go wrong with Tetris.  It never fails to deliver endless fun.

Come on, you guys remember Tetris, don’t you?  The game you got caught at school playing during class?  The game that was so simple, yet so addicting?  Well, with every Nintendo handheld, it’s important to have a Tetris game, and the 3DS has got one.  Released back in 2011, Tetris Axis introduced exciting new modes, and got some pretty good review scores.  Since then, Nintendo has dropped the price of the downloadable version to $9.99 on the 3DS eShop.  This is ¼ of the original price, so I decided to take advantage of the incredible deal and give it a download.  Read on for my impressions!

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