Last year, I reviewed Teyon’s Duck Hunt-inspired eShop title, Crazy Chicken: Pirates 3D. Check out my review on that game here. In more current news, another game in the series hit the 3DS shop called Crazy Chicken: Director’s Cut.
Category Archives: Eshop Reviews
Over the years, a handful of pet simulator games have been released for every platform imaginable. They’ve ranged from tolerable to unbelievably terrible. So how about this title? Just keep on reading. -Dallas B.
Every now and then when a big console game launches, a handheld side-story is released alongside. This is a clever strategy, but it usually doesn’t work out as well as anticipated. A few days back, Warner Bros. Interactive brought Batman: Arkham Origins to home consoles (including Wii U). This title takes place before the previous two adventures, and throws some crazy twists into the mix. On the same day, a follow-up was released on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, titled Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.
How well did this sequel to a prequel turn out? What’s with the whole 2.5D sidescrolling thing? The answers lie within my review. -Greg Boe Continue Reading →
SnowMoto Racing 3D is the recent Zordix title to hit the ever-expanding e-shop. The familiar cozy looking game might draw memories of last generations craze of ATV and MX racing style games, and it really does live up to what you would expect of a game from that genre with a few flaws to go with it. Is SnowMoto Racing 3D a reincarnation of the games that riddled the market a few years ago?
Also, does Zordix expand upon this genre and help bring it into the current generation of handheld gaming? Keep reading to find out -Dacotah Dudley Continue Reading →
An unexpected, yet beautiful crossover…
Sometimes a crossover just feels natural. Sometimes you would never in your wildest dreams have pictured the two worlds together, but they fit so perfectly. This is one of those games. Warner Bros. is the publisher of the infamous Scribblenauts series and because of this, the team at 5th Cell was given access to the amazing world of DC Comics. Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure has preserved the long running concept, “Write Anything, Solve Everything” and added thousands of characters and objects from the DC Universe to spice things up. Thanks to a review copy from WB Games, we got a chance to get a first hand look at the puzzle-solving action from the day of its release.
Scribblenauts made its debut on DS, but will the 3DS port of the franchise’s latest game stand up to its home console versions? Find out after the break. -Greg Boe Continue Reading →
If you thought your dreams were weird, you haven’t met Luigi…
There are so many Mario games on Nintendo 3DS. In almost 3 years, Nintendo has already released 8 Mario game for the platform. Pretty much every type and genre of Mario is available or is going to be available on 3DS. Last month, Nintendo released Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Mario and his green garbed little bro have been through a lot together. They have explored outer space, competed in almost every existing sport, and even survived a trip to Bowser’s belly. These guys may be seasoned adventurers, but are they prepared to enter the dream world?
This game didn’t get much media attention, but it is definitely worth checking out. Continue reading for my review. -Greg Boe
What do you get when you combine firefighting action with the puzzle genre?
You can never go wrong with WayForward’s Mighty series. In each title, you can expect perplexing puzzle-style gameplay and a lovely female protagonist. Things haven’t changed with Mighty Switch Force! 2, the very first direct follow-up in the series of spiritual successors.
Is the lack of change a good thing? You might find yourself surprised by my conclusion. Find out in my review after the break. -Greg Boe
Most of the Gameboy Color games I’ve played were a lot more basic than Shantae.
I was in grade school when I first played this game. It was included on one of those old-school 50-in-1 GBC cartridges. Looking back at it now, I wonder if all those games were pirated… Dang it. To make up for my lingering 6th grade guilt, I decided to download a copy on my 3DS the week it was released on the Virtual console. Now that I’m older and in effect, a more experienced gamer, I could actually get further in this rather difficult adventure.
With two new Shantae games coming soon, I thought this would be a perfect time to look back at this GBC classic. Read on for my analysis. -Greg Boe Continue Reading →
The release of the eShop on 3DS has made Nintendo a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the support of independent developers. It shocks me to see how many indie games have been released in the past year. There are so many, in fact, that there is no conceivable way for me to grace each one with a review.
Developer Nicalis has been noticeably supportive of the 3DS since the system’s humble beginnings back in 2011. Since then, many of their works have become must-buys on the platform. While browsing the vast and colorful download store, I came upon NightSky. I had read about his game a year or two back in a Nintendo Power article, and had the sudden urge to try it for myself to see what all the commotion was about.
Prepare for an unbiased opinion of this year-old game in my review after the break. Join me as we explore the phantasmagorical world of NightSky… -Greg Boe Continue Reading →
At the end of the day, nothing’s more rewarding than making a good game. Developer WayForward has demonstrated to their fanbase that when they make a game, they mean business. From the cute female protagonists to the clever level design, each one of their original creations is worth playing. The team is most well known for their digital titles, especially the “Mighty” series. One of the latest installments, Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition was made available at the launch of the Nintendo Wii U.
During its relatively short time on the cyber shelves, download sales haven’t been too hot, but I have reason to believe that it’s worth every penny you’ll spend. I’ll explain my case in the review after the break. -Greg Boe
With all the ultra-realistic games on the market in this generation of gaming, it’s always nice to remember the industry’s humble beginnings. Back when graphics weren’t in high-definition, and when 8-bit tunes were the closest thing we had to an in-game soundtrack. Developer Nicalis is known for their retro visuals and intense gameplay, and have recently brought their third game to the eShop. Ikachan brings new gameplay elements and an underwater setting to the table. Being a fan of the developer, I just had to give it a try. I know you all are wondering, does it stand a chance against the highly accepted Cave Story? -Greg Boe
Just about a year ago, we posted a review of SpeedX 3D, a game that enraptured our hearts and our time. The original edition of this game, with its random generation and quick-reaction strategy, kept us entertained for days, weeks, and months at a time. Now, a game is emerging from the depths of Gamelion Studios and it is the sequel to this great time-waster. That’s right, boys and gals, it’s SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition. -Ryan Baxter