When it comes to gaming, you’ll find me in the past most of the time, and digital services are great ways to prevent a love of retro from ravaging a wallet or two. So here we are, five classics re-released in 2017 to make us look backwards, never forwards. If it wasn’t for the white bomber, this might as well have been a top five ACA Neo Geo list. Keep pumping them out, Hamster Corporation, keep putting me into the 90’s!
Despite a constant flow of unboxings and plastic, not a lot of games end up finished here at Channel Gaming, at least not any new ones, anyway. So rather than a best of 2017, here we have five games which were kind of fun to play. I kind of like this idea, don’t you? And also, these five games are all kind of Nintendo releases… kind of.
There was once a real useful piece of plastic available for the Nintendo 3DS. For those who purchased Kid Icarus Uprising, a stand was included so you could use your hands for better things than holding the game system, such as offering a hands free way to watch YouTube on your phone. Or playing Candy Crush for hours on those hefty tablets. Or maybe even for your actual 3DS to tackle Kid Icarus’s unorthodox control scheme. Yes, maybe even that. Continue reading
Oh yeah, I want to touch your neon chemical. Neon Yellow is the way to brighten your Nintendo Switch up in public, just to let everyone know you have a desirable gadget worth pinching. Though maybe not so much in the UK, we don’t like Nintendo over here. Continue reading
A new Xenoblade has arrived on the Nintendo Switch just in time for Christmas, and look at the size of that box! As far as Nintendo collector’s editions go, this one is a monster, and all I can think is where I’m going to store it. Maybe on the side to admire, maybe under the bed when anyone comes over… I guess that solves that conundrum. With that out the way I can safely say ‘I’m really feeling this unboxing!’ Continue reading
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