Category Archives: Reviews

This is our Reviews section, for all of the games we have been privileged to review, along with Guest Reviews from you readers!

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: F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition (Wii U eShop)

cover_largeA karting game on a Nintendo Console that isn’t Mario Kart? Blasphemy! In all seriousness Codemasters has just recently launched their latest karting game F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition for the Wii U eShop. If Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed was a good example for anything, it would be that other companies can put out a karting game on a Nintendo consoles and be successful. To be honest I absolutely love racing games, there is something about the ridiculousness of being able to throw objects at opponents and perform insane stunts that gets me every time. Although F1 Race Stars tends to stray from the formula right off the bat by incorporating real people and formula 1 vehicles instead of karts it is still rather enjoyable. To find out more please continue reading my synopsis of F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition for the Wii U.

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Review: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (N3DS)

2396856-adventuretimeidontknowThe last Adventure Time game released was quite the experience.  The game was molded after the game Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.  There was a lot of story, good platforming, and a neat level system… the new game made by the same developer, but it is not in any way the same as the first game.  Is this change a good thing or a bad thing?  Keep on reading!

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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: Unepic (Wii U eShop)

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2014 is slated to be a glorious year for the Indie scene on the Wii U eShop. One of the latest games to grace the Wii U console is none other than Unepic, a platforming RPG that draws a lot of influence from the past and present. Unepic was created by a very small development team (1 guy) and a supporting cast of people from literally all around the world. With a very retro feel and a splash of realism and modern day humor Unepic might just be a breath of fresh air into the RPG genre.

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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: Knytt Underground (Wii U eShop)

KnyttUndergroundKnytt Undergound, developed by Nifflas’ Games, is a sequel to the already popular Knytt series. This time around however the latest installment of Knytt made it onto the Wii U eShop very recently. With the already wildly popular success of previous Knytt games I was super excited to try out this game for myself. I’m always happy to see indie developers making or porting games over to the Wii U and this game looks beautiful. Just from observing trailer footage that was shown during a recent Nintendo Direct I could tell that Knytt Underground really is an Indie game in it’s purest form. Seeing that Knytt Underground is the first installment of the series to be put on the Wii U can it survive on good looks alone? Please keep reading to find out.

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Review: Little Inferno (Wii U eShop)

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Little Inferno, brought to you by the tomorrow corporation, has been on the eShop for a while now. I just recently picked it up because I had received an eShop card from a friend. Although I will be reviewing this game in the following article I have to state this is a game that just has to be played to fully understand the concept. It is simple, yet very complex when the story comes full circle. Don’t let the cute art style fool you, there is something truly messed up (and awesome) about this game. Does Little Inferno have enough appeal to keep the attention of even the most experienced gamers? Keep reading to find out - Dacotah D.

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Spending those eShop cards on Wii U?

NintendoeShopRecently received an eShop gift card this holiday season? Wrapping your mind around what to buy? Or Maybe you are just hanging on to $10 from a previous purchase and are unsure what to buy. Well this holiday season I received an eShop card from a friend and I was in the same situation. To be honest I was a bit less than enthused because after just skimming the eShop it looked to be nothing but old NES and SNES titles rehashed for the Wii U. After quite a bit of digging though I did find quite a few gems in there and I’m here today to bring these gems to light. So if you are looking to spend your newly acquired eShop card or just looking to blow some cash please keep reading as I talk more about some cool games I uncovered. -Dacotah Dudley

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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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Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (N3DS)

00000A 3DS package_NOAThe Legend of Zelda has been going on for quite a few years now.  Though the games have always had the same basic structure, each one has had its own spin on the formula.  For instance: Zelda started out as a top-down questing game, but when the N64 came out, we saw the first truly three-dimensional Zelda world, and introduced vehicle (horse) travel.  The the Wind Waker changed the entire series art-style into a cartoonish, playful art-style which happens to be the favorite edition for a handful of Zelda fans.  The newest entry to the series is appropriately titled: A Link Between Worlds, and grabs concepts from just about every game in the series.  But is combining so many different ideas into one game really the best idea?  Do so many polar opposite Zelda game styles in the same game create some sort of bizarre, nostalgic mess? Come on, at this point you’ve gotta keep reading!!!

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