[Review] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch)

Developer: Retro Studios Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Nintendo Switch Category: Platformer & Action Release Date: 4th of May, 2018 (Worldwide) Advertisements
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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Review — Wizard Dojo

With his introduction as the antagonist of Super Mario Land 2, Wario became an immediate Nintendo mainstay. Who knows if it was the original intent when the character was created, but Wario ended up hijacking the Super Mario Land series, being the star of its third entry in 1994 before it full-on transformed into the […]… View Article
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Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins Review — Wizard Dojo

Despite Mario and friends being the most recognizable characters in gaming, the franchise has very rarely received new mainstay additions to its character roster after Super Mario Bros. Super Mario World brought the biggest addition in the form of Yoshi, while Super Mario Sunshine introduced Bowser Jr., and Galaxy brought fan favorite Rosalina into the […]… View Article
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Super Mario Land Review — Wizard Dojo

It may seem a bit strange today, given that it seems to have left no long-lasting impact on the Super Mario series as a whole, but 1989’s Super Mario Land remains one of the best-selling titles in the entire series. In fact, up until the Wii re-popularized Nintendo games, Super Mario Land was the third […]… View Article
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Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Review — Wizard Dojo

When the Wii brought in a resurgence of 2D sidescrollers, it was inevitable that Kirby would make his triumphant return to home consoles, after years of being relegated to handheld exclusivity and spinoffs. When Kirby did receive a proper adventure on the Wii, it was in the unconventional Kirby’s Epic Yarn, a title which did […]… View Article
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Kirby’s Epic Yarn Review — Wizard Dojo

Ten years. That’s how long it took Kirby to get another console entry after Kirby 64. Hal’s pink hero featured in a number of handheld games during that decade-long interim, but the only title starring Kirby on a home console during all that time was the racing game Kirby’s Air Ride on the Game Cube. […]… View Article
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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Review — Wizard Dojo

It seemed like an unwritten rule during Nintendo’s earlier console generations that Kirby was to be the closing act. Kirby’s Adventure was the last great NES game, and Kirby’s Dream Land 3 was the last Nintendo-published title on the SNES. Kirby didn’t quite shut the door on the Nintendo 64, but he still arrived late […]… View Article
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Kirby’s Dream Land 3 Review — Wizard Dojo

Kirby’s Adventure was the last great NES game, and Hal’s pink, spherical hero once again closed out a Nintendo console with the SNES. The Nintendo 64 had launched in 1996, with Kirby Super Star and a handful of other classic titles insuring the 16-bit system went out in style (it wouldn’t be inaccurate to claim […]… View Article
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Kirby Super Star Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Kirby Super Star’s release as part of the SNES Classic Edition* The Super Nintendo Entertainment System had a way of bringing out the best in Nintendo’s most beloved franchises. Mario began the SNES with a bang in the form of Super Mario World – and would later create a whole genre with […]… View Article
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Kirby’s Adventure Review — Wizard Dojo

While Mario, Zelda and Metroid are usually seen as the ‘main events’ of any Nintendo console, it’s Kirby who has traditionally performed the curtain-call. Whenever Nintendo’s ‘big three’ are preparing for the next console in line, it’s Kirby who is holding down the established fort to give it one last hoorah. This tradition goes all […]… View Article
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Kirby’s Dream Land 2 Review — Wizard Dojo

By 1995, Kirby had quickly established himself as one of Nintendo’s premiere franchises. Kirby’s Dreamland, though simplistic, found an audience due to the popularity of the Game Boy. It was with the 1993 NES sequel Kirby’s Adventure where the series really found its stride. Adventure gave Kirby his synonymous copy abilities, which in turn gave… View Article
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Kirby’s Dream Land Review — Wizard Dojo

The Nintendo Game Boy became a video game phenomenon. Taking video games on the go was a revelation, and Nintendo took full advantage of it by giving their established series handheld iterations on the Game Boy. But the accessibility of the Game Boy also opened the door for Nintendo to create new franchises on the […]… View Article
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AfterStory’s Top 10 Games of 2017

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Top 10 Video Games of 2017 (Game of the Year)

At last, TheManCalledScott from Wizard Dojo reveals the only top 10 games of 2017 list that truly matters…his!
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Video Game Awards 2018: Best Platform

Wizard Dojo names the best video game platform of 2017!
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Video Game Awards 2018: Best Gameplay

When it comes to video game awards, few categories are as important as Best Gameplay. What does Wizard Dojo think deserves that honor?
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