Recently 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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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!
CastleStorm, developed by Zen Studios, is to be released on the Wii U eShop December 26th. This medieval tower defense hybrid style game has already been released on most other consoles. For those who have played games like Angry Birds this game might seem familiar to you. However, this game has a lot of key differences that make this game better than your typical flying avian species. Zen Studios was generous enough to send NintendoCharged.com this game to review and I must say I’m very impressed with this eShop gem. How does this game compare when played on the Wii U gamepad? Please continue reading for my analysis.
There’s a lot of stuff you can buy for only two dollars. For me, I would spend my last two bucks on a can of Monster Energy or put some more fuel in my Honda, which is great on gas. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to buy a fun game for the same price? You bet it would. With all the other stuff I put my well-earned cash into, it’s always exciting to get a great game at a great price. Hörberg Studios recently released Gunman Clive to the Nintendo eShop, for the low price of $1.99.
Seeing the game’s price tag intrigued me, so I just had to give it a download. I mean, what’s two dollars? Read on for my mini review. -Greg Boe
One reason is your curiosity of whether or not this game is worth the download, and the other is sitting right above this text. It’s always great to see a game localized to the West. Some games, however, never make it the West due to cultural differences. I honestly never thought Senran Kagura would come to North America or Europe. In fact, I even listed the series in my “Games in Japan We’ll Probably Never See in the West” editorial. Well, contrary to my personal expectations, it is now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
While it is a download-only title, it’s about the same price as a retail game. Are there enough reasons to purchase this game? Let’s find out. -Greg Boe
Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai, is the most recent installment in the series from the developer Shin’en. Of course this time Jett Rocket will be making a breakthrough debut on the Nintendo 3DS and its been 3 years since we have seen our dear friend. Welcome back buddy.
With the increased power or the Nintendo 3DS does Jett Rocket II make any visual and audio improvements? Does Jett Rocket II live up to the hype and deliver a smooth and solid gameplay with a top notch-storyline? Keep reading to find out -Dacotah D.
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.
Thanks to Teyon, I was able to go hands-on to tell you what I thought about the game. Read on for my thoughts. -Greg Boe
Rocksteady turned Batman into a respected gaming icon with Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. These games were highly praised, and nearly flawless in every aspect according to critics. When fans heard that Warner Bros. Montreal would be developing a prequel story instead of Rocksteady, you could say that they weren’t entirely optimistic. Add on the fact that characters like Batman and the Joker have new voices, and you’ll see why this game quickly became quite the controversial topic among gamers.
Does Arkham Origins deliver the same solid gameplay and immersive story that we’re so accustomed to, or is it a failure that shouldn’t even be spoken in the same breath as the installments provided by Rocksteady? Find out after the break.
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.
This brick-tastic adventure takes on the other half of the comic book universe and gives it the video game treatment. Is LEGO Marvel Super Heroes just like the growing list of other LEGO games, or does it have something special to bring to the table? Time to find out! -Dallas B.
Ben 10 is back and is more action-packed than ever in D3Publisher’s latest game Ben 10 Omniverse 2. D3Publishers spared no expense at making this the biggest, baddest Ben 10 game yet. I grew up with the original series of Ben 10 and I haven’t seen anything from the Omniverse series, but man I was I stoked to get to test this game and relive a childhood memory.