[Review] “X” Marks the Spot with Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove


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Developer: Yacht Club Games

Publisher: Yacht Club Games

Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)

Category: Action, Adventure & Platformer

Release Date: 3rd of March, 2017 Continue reading [Review] “X” Marks the Spot with Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

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[Review] A Tale of Woe and the Birth of Specter Knight (Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment)


 

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Developer: Yacht Club Games

Publisher: Yacht Club Games

Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)

Category: Action, Adventure & Platformer

Release Date: 3rd of March, 2017 Continue reading [Review] A Tale of Woe and the Birth of Specter Knight (Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review


If it were a game from a brand new franchise Shantae: Half-Genie Hero could be easily called great. It is not overly lengthy, clocking in at about eight hours if players go for full completion, but it has a satisfying duration nevertheless; it is beautiful to look at; it packs a solid soundtrack; and it has charm, humor, and level-design prowess. However, as the fourth installment in a series that has always excelled in the way it borrowed elements from Metroid and Zelda, and stuck them in the shoes of a platformer, it ends up falling short of that status. Newcomers are far more likely to thoroughly enjoy it than longtime fans, for while the former will see it as a truly delightful action-platformer with some notable quirks, the latter are bound to view it as not just a missed opportunity, but a step back, one that apparently fails to materialize half of what made its prequels so beloved in the first place.

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It shifts its focus away from what made the franchise unique and directs its attention towards action-platforming, stripping a portion of its originality and leaving it adrift among a sea of similar titles

half_genie_hero1Supported by a devoted fanbase that poured their hearts and hard-earned cash into a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Shantae franchise leaps from its handheld origins towards home consoles with its fourth installment: Half-Genie Hero. As a series that, with each passing game, slowly polished the edges of its unique gameplay style, culminating with the spectacular The Pirate’s Curse, one could expect Half-Genie Hero to be a continuation of the process; a game that would lean over the few lessons learned and improvement opportunities found in its prequel and catapult Shantae to a new-found level of greatness. However, even though the game does attempt to stretch its wings further than ever before – perhaps to make it more suitable…

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[Feature] Splatoon 2’s Totally Inkredible Wet Floor


As far as the Inkling world is concerned, Staying Fresh, inking everything in Turf Wars, keeping up with the latest trends and music are four majorly important factors.

 

In fact they’re all so equally important (especially music) that Splatoon 2 has quite a few musical acts and now the Squid Research Lab has taken it upon itself to tell us all about the musical act, Wet Floor! So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to share that information right here: Continue reading [Feature] Splatoon 2’s Totally Inkredible Wet Floor

The Weekly Wizard: Issue #9: All Hail the King (Dedede, that is)


Welcome to The Weekly Wizard, the segment of Miketendo64 brought to you by the nefarious cad responsible for Wizard Dojo, where I talk about the current goings-on with Nintendo, take a retrospective look back at their past, or just share some thoughts on the Big N. Whatever I feel like.


 

Yes, I know this edition of The Weekly Wizard is late. Things happen. Plans change. I get lazy there are unavoidable circumstances. What can I say? I know you all have been at a total loss without my ramblings and my gifs for a whole extra day, but hopefully this late edition of TWW will make up for lost time. Continue reading The Weekly Wizard: Issue #9: All Hail the King (Dedede, that is)

Super Mario Run’s New Characters Consists of Different Coloured Yoshis


Because Green just isn’t enough!

 Following the reveal of a new 2.0.0 update coming to Super Mario Run and the tease that additional information would follow, the first of the additional information has come and as well as revealing just who exactly the new characters are, it also gives us a release date and that date is the 23rd of March! So while android users get to experience the delights of Super Mario Run for the first time, iOS users get a reason to play it again!

Continue reading Super Mario Run’s New Characters Consists of Different Coloured Yoshis