Mario Party 10 Review: A Wii U Fail

Real Talk By: Ms. Throwback

So if you missed my Mario Party 9 review in 2012 you may want to take a look.  A lot of the same issues apply to this game that plagued the last.  While I was hoping that 9 wasn’t the end of the Mario Party series I think I’ve changed my mind.   Continue reading “Mario Party 10 Review: A Wii U Fail”

Tetris DS Retro Review

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Real Talk By: Ms. Throwback

This week’s retro review is a special one for me.  While looking for games to cover, I pulled out my trusty DS. Fun fact, Tetris DS has been in my DS case since it’s launch in 2006, making it almost eight years without being switched out and I still play it. Continue reading “Tetris DS Retro Review”

Screenshot Explosion! Pokken Tournament

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Check out these nifty screenshots from the Tekken engine-powered Pokken Tournament. The game is still on the way for Japanese arcades this year. If Nintendo and Namco/Bandai are fans of big money, then we should expect a Wii U port down the road as well. Will this unlikely game capture the magic of the popular franchise? It’s a Screenshot Explosion! Continue reading “Screenshot Explosion! Pokken Tournament”

GameBoy Games We Need To See In The Nintendo eShop: Part 2

GBA Part2Real Talk By: Ms. Throwback

Nintendo is still working on releasing more of their beloved Gameboy titles into Nintendo eShop. In part one of this installment I listed three titles we wanted to see. Let’s face it, there are so many more games to add to the lineup.  Here are three more titles we need to see in the eShop as soon as possible!

Medabots AX

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Medabots AX was a 2D mech fighting title released in June of 2002.  The game is based on the anime, and while Gameboy Advance wasn’t well-known for its fighting titles, Medabots AX makes a stand.  While fighting through the game you may also move along the screen while enemies come at you.  Each section of the player’s body has a different weapon for use.  The player also picks a leader and secondary player which becomes part of your team. Overall Medabotx AX was an incredibly fun title with over the top sound and visual quality.  The only suggestion I would make is to add a multiplayer feature when they bring it to the eShop.

Survival Kids

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The end of the millennium gave us one of my personal favorite GBC titles, Survival Kids.  The game allowed the player to  move at their own pace while scouting out a deserted island.  It was also open-ended, allowing you to progress through the game however you saw fit.  Gameplay is a bit like the overhead Legend of Zelda games, allowing the player to move along the map, find treasure and defeat enemies.  The greatest part about this title was the crafting system.  The player would find random things like sticks and kindling and be able to fashion them into more useful items, such as torches.  Survival kids also had a sequel that was only ever released in Japan.  I’m thinking a two in one deal? It’d be well worth the wait.

Summon Night: Swordcraft Story

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There were two Summon Night: Swordcraft Story games, and both of them would be excellent additions to the eShop. The story is interesting and in-depth, providing events on a day by day basis.  In total the player makes their way through 10 days.  At night the player decides who to spend the night with, this will be the basis for a cutscene at the end of each day.  Multiple playthroughs turn out with significant differences.  Summon Night is an epic RPG which deserves another play from its fan base.

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Interesting NES Games You May Have Overlooked

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Real Talk By: The Wizard

If you’re looking to get back into playing Nintendo, then you surely remember the best games. Zelda, Contra, Super Mario, Mega Man, Punch-Out!! etc. Maybe you want to check out some games that were not the most popular, but good, or even better than the games you remember. Continue reading “Interesting NES Games You May Have Overlooked”