Pokemon Ultra Sun Fan Edition Unboxing

Pokemon Sun and Moon have gone Ultra this year! It used to be that an updated Pokemon game was released as a third version (Yellow for Red & Blue, Crystal for Gold & Silver, Emerald for Ruby & Sapphire, Platinum for Diamond & Pearl) but things went a little loopy at the end of the DS era. Black & White saw third and fourth versions with a 2 stuck to the end, and now here we are again with a new Sun & Moon with an Ultra bolted to the front. It’s not all that big a difference having two suped up games rather than one, but it does lead to the question: if I had Sun, do I go for Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon? As you can see my god is still the sun, and maybe that was the wrong choice. I don’t know!  Continue reading

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The Champions amiibo Set – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collection

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has seen a steady trickle of new content coming out for it throughout 2017, be it digital or plastic. I’ve yet to fully immerse myself in such a world, but here I am with the latest amiibo range. I don’t know these people! Continue reading

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 3
Release Date: 3rd March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Here we are, it’s the Metal Slug everyone who knows Metal Slug knows, and also the Metal Slug everyone who doesn’t know Metal Slug knows (say that fast). Number 3 is the classic, that one to play, that one that always sees a re-release no matter the console, and here we are again with it on the Switch. It’s as they say, three really is the magic number.  Continue reading

Arcade Archives: Mario Bros.

Arcade Archives: Mario Bros.
Release Date: 27th September 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
Nintendo
Hamster Corporation

The Virtual Console has been absent on the Nintendo Switch, but thanks to Hamster Corporation, (what a fluffy name) we’ve been seeing a series of NeoGeo arcade classics weekly. Mario Bros. is not a NeoGeo classic of course, but it’s the start of Hamster branching out. And Nintendo Arcade games makes for a pretty big branch.
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ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug X

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug X
Release Date: 5th October 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Metal Slug X is an example of what game companies had to do before online patches were a thing. When going over Metal Slug 2, which you can read about here, I found the game to be a chuggy sluggy mess, grinding to a halt whenever the player dared to breathe. X is the marker pen crossing out such issues, and adding zombie dogs as it does so. I guess sometimes you have to give just a little bit more when saying sorry.  Continue reading

Mario, Peach, Bowser (Wedding Outfits) Super Mario Odyssey Collection amiibo

There is a wedding about to take place in the world of Mario, and everybody is invited! What better way to celebrate such an occasion than with three new amiibo, fan favourites decked out for the big day? I can’t think of anything better, no way. Continue reading