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Gotta catch 'em all!
Gotta catch 'em all!
IMAGINE Ronnie O’Sullivan as Bender from Futurama and you’re half-way to understanding the amusing antics of SteamWorld Heist. Like its 2013 progenitor SteamWorld Dig, Heist pictures a wild-west world where steam-powered robots forage for treasure and battle enemies.
THE Formula One on-board camera delivers a frightening experience, conveying a dizzying sense of speed to the viewer as the cars barrel down straights and glide through corners. But it resembles a Sunday drive compared to the futuristic 1000kmh antics of Fast Racing Neo.
INVEST 30 hours in this epic Japanese RPG and you’ll probably still be as confused as when you started. Your appetite for its quirky brand of open-world adventure rests largely on your reserves of patience and curiosity.
THE cult Japanese horror series returns with a familiar tale of ghostly shenanigans around a lonely mountain-top. Three characters unravel the grim mystery armed only with a magical camera that can banish the malevolent spirits with a photo.
A PLAYFUL, humorous offshoot of the classic Zelda series, Triforce Heroes serves up short, simple puzzle dungeons where the key is cooperation between three characters.
PangaeaPanga saw Bomb Voyage beaten, but isn't prepared to give up on creating rock-hard levels. Pit of Panga: P-Break will test players' skills throughout.
Star Fox Zero's release has been pushed back from November this year until sometime between January and the end of March next year.
THOUGH far from the first title to include a level editor, Super Mario Maker draws on the power of Nintendo’s iconic mascot to build an entire game around the idea.
In news that may disappoint fans, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that his courses don't feature in Super Mario Maker, but promises that he will post something.
As news of the passing of Mr. Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo since 2002, reached gamers, the outpouring of tributes for the gaming legend was deservedly massive.
OLD-FASHIONED entertainment wouldn’t cut it with today’s kids. They want iPads, not empty boxes or a piece of string.
Nintendo kicked off their E3 press conference with the return of Fox McCloud and a new Star Fox game for the Wii U!
OF all the names you would suspect could reinvent the shooter, Nintendo would be last on the list. Having carefully cultivated a family-friendly image over the years, Satoru Iwata and co stayed well clear of the vicious arena of online multiplayer shooters – with its constant cussing, inherent violence and dog-eat-dog mentality.
FROM the Nintendo subsidiary that brought us the brilliant Fire Emblem franchise comes another turn-based strategy yarn.
EVERYONE’S favourite pink blob continues his resurgence courtesy of a sequel to the 2005 DS outing that used the stylus to draw a path through a colourful landscape.
QUITE why Wii U was lumbered with an outsized (and no doubt costly) controller in the form of the GamePad still remains a bit of a mystery. Off-TV mode has its attraction but the touchscreen display has produced few unique gaming experiences.
EXCALIBUR has a lot to answer for. How many tales of literary and videogame fiction have rested on a magical sword capable of great deeds?
Nintendo shares soared on the back of news that the famous games firm is to team up with Japanese company DeNA to start developing mobile games exclusively for smartphones.
BABYSITTING Mario doesn’t sound like much fun but this long-running series ekes plenty of pleasure from its alternative take on the classic puzzler Lemmings.
ALMOST 18 months after the original Japanese release of MH4, this slightly enhanced version makes it to the rest of the world. Why it took so long is anyone’s guess.
King Dedede is one of the lesser known stars in Nintendo’s roster of enigmatic characters. Fans might recognise him as one of the antagonists from his native series, Kirby, though perhaps more will be familiar with his outings in the ever popular Smash Bros games.
VD DEV's latest offering, Ironfall, is taking on one of the toughest mantels in gaming - can you make a good military-style shooter for Nintendo handheld? Not yet, but you can have a good crack at it. Boring writing and an awkward gameplay leave a certainty that...
ANXIETY is not an emotion associated with the Zelda adventures. Tension, maybe, such as when Link is whittled down to half a heart against a tough boss. But anxious hours abound in Majora’s Mask, this most peculiar scion of the series that has now been reshaped for the...
SMARTPHONES killed the handheld game console – but no one seems to have told Nintendo. As the PlayStation Vita teeters on the edge of irrelevance and the Nintendo 3DS sells one-third the quantity of its predecessor, who in their right mind would choose to buy a...
Mario just got a little more super thanks to team of German researchers who have programmed him to become self aware.
Club Nintendo is finally closing its doors and offering members on last chance to spend their remaining coins.
Teslagrad’s opening is an exercise in lightweight storytelling and scene setting. Without voice acting nor text, you quickly gain an insight into this European-cum-steampunk world as your character, a young boy, dashes across the rainy rooftops while evading unknown assailants.
Do you want to hone your surgical skills? Or are you Lemmings fan? If the answer is yes to either of these questions (or both) then you should give Underground a go.
In what seems to be a trend that won’t die, the powers that be have decided to re-realease a spruced up version of a game that is over five years old. Trine originally came out in 2009 and was a solid action/puzzle platformer, this version adds online multiplayer and...
Nintendo is to close its rewards programme, potentially making way for a revamp of the Wii U as it lags behind Sony and Microsoft’s consoles.
The hugely anticipated handheld version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will be released next month, Nintendo announced yesterday.
At the start of each of his stages in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the mushroom kingdom’s resident loot-truffler shouts “ready for adventure!”, a cute summation of one of Nintendo’s most ingenious spin-offs.
Around this time of year, when people are contemplating their Santa lists or eyeing up the sales, I find myself getting repeatedly asked the question: "Playstation or Xbox?" This year, it'd be so much easier if they gave me the Nintendo option.
BARELY more than a year ago, the Wii U was, if not dead, then at best on life support. Nintendo had badly misjudged its release schedule and a barren catalogue deterred potential buyers, who drifted instead to the new PS4 and Xbox One.
Pokemon has always been about capturing, training up and battling small monsters. It’s also about exploration and tapping in to that youthful thirst for adventure.
Memories, like most things, are changed by time making videogame remakes a tricky proposition as they navigate the path of trying to rekindle the player’s nostalgia while also not appearing outdated or diverging too far from the original’s charm.
Playgrounds are notoriously fickle places. Trends are born and killed in gritty forecourts on a monthly or even weekly basis, as children obsess over and then callously discard the latest game, toy or device to catch their gimlet eyes.
As an adult looking back on my childhood I often wonder what I could have achieved had my parents pushed me into something that allowed them to live vicariously through me.
THE original Bayonetta was, frankly, bonkers – possibly too bonkers for some people’s liking. Though the fantastical brawler was deliriously received by critics and fans alike in 2010, developer Platinum struggled to get a publisher for the sequel.
FOR a game that was never meant to be, Super Smash Bros. has survived remarkably well. Nintendo head honchos didn’t really believe in the skunkworks project’s irreverent style, only for it to be become a worldwide success when they released it anyway on N64 in 1999.
A vast majority of videogames involve living out somebody else's existence, often someone incredibly good-looking and strong of muscle, and in many respects, Fantasy Life is no exception.
The first time many held a console controller was to play a game made by Nintendo. Most of them are yet to put it down. For that reason, the company holds a special place in a lot of hearts.
NINTENDO sweats its assets harder than a smartphone-maker in a Chinese factory. Its small band of characters have fulfilled so many roles and reprises that it’s a wonder they haven’t gone on strike.
Pikmin, Nintendo's much-loved surrealist strategy video game series, is to be turned into a short film by talismanic Nintendo developer Shiergu Miyamoto.
Whether you started out with black and white pixels, or, like me, pestered your dad to get you a Colour in duty free because everyone else was playing Pokémon (seriously, dad, everyone has it), Game Boy memories last forever.
The roster of Mega Pokemon continues to grow with the addition of Mega Slowbro.
An update will land Mario Kart racers with three Mercedes-Benz cars to race around the track with.
The latest playable character revealed is none other than the big bad demon king Ganondorf!
Ever wondered if you've got what it takes to be a Pokemon master? Now, thanks to the wonders of streaming technology, you can learn from the very best card players in the game.
The latest trailer for the greatly anticipated "Hyrule Warriors" shows the Zora princess Ruto and some of her abilities.
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