Super Mario Bros. Build-A-Level Mug

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Play Super Mario Maker on a mug! With the power of washable stickers, you can customise your brew holder in any way you want. Have Peach be the star, let Mario fall to his doom, or see how easy it is to make level 1-1 on a sphere.

I didn’t even realise these types of mugs were a thing, but apparently there is a Zelda one out there too…

Whatever you do though, don’t stick it in the dishwasher! My mug is now in the underground world; the bin.

 

Swapdoodle

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Release Date: 17th November 2016
Nintendo 2DS/3DS
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Nikki’s back with a new free app called Swapdoodle. Many have been lamenting her ‘might as well be dead’ previous app, Nintendo Letter Box, as its online letter sharing feature was ripped from her hands due to too many penis photo attachments doing the rounds. But with her new app, Nikki is seeing 3DS owners share letters across the globe once more, and unsolicited dicks pics aren’t making her sad anymore. Just doodles of them.  Continue reading

Animal Crossing New Leaf Welcome amiibo

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Release Date: 2nd November 2016
Nintendo 2DS/3DS
Nintendo

It’s been 2.5 years since Animal Crossing New Leaf has been welcoming players to a world of guitar playing dogs, bug infested vacation islands, hoarding items in homes, and chopping down other players trees. For 2,5 years it’s been a wonderful life for anyone who wants to escape the brutal place that is reality, and now New Leaf is welcoming amiibo into the fold, who are a bit more plastic than you and I, but make for an even more enjoyable virtual life. Though it will make your reality that little bit bleaker as your bank account is emptied due to your new collection of cards and figures… swings and roundabouts they say. Continue reading

F-Zero X

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Release Date: 3rd November 2016 (UK Wii U Virtual Console)
Nintendo 64
Nintendo

This one would have turned nasty quick if I wasn’t so slow at putting together thoughts and feelings. A clunky brain struggled with clunky controls in this Wii U Virtual Console re-release back in November, as stick movements were full of dead zones, only able to deal with the intensities of far right and far left. For a speedy futuristic racer, the inability to carefully manoeuvre through hoops and loops at high speeds was a game breaker, a fond memory killer.

Thankfully a recent update to the game has made the control stick movements as close to how they were back in 1998, as if it was all a vivid dream, leading to us going back to being all nostalgic and sweet to the high-speed racer that was.  Continue reading

Lego Dimensions: Fun Pack Back To The Future Doc Brown

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Lego Dimensions is the latest in the toys to life genre,bringing Lego mini-figures into the video game when placed down onto the magical Lego Dimensions portal. It doesn’t do anything too different to the likes of Skylanders, Disney Infinity and amiibo, but with Lego already being a toy, the most successful in the world, everybody already wants some.

You don’t need to sell the idea here, but you build the figures before using them, and can even take them off their stands, allowing for full on mingling with other Lego sets. Fun in and out of the game, these Lego sets are perhaps the best toys to life figures to far, and there is one more key element which makes them irresistible, even for adults. Doc Brown is just one example of it. Continue reading

The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Collection amiibo

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The first amiibo range to be released without a game attached to them. We’ve had The Legend of Zelda amiibo released alongside Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but these lumps of plastic have arrived for the 30th anniversary, providing compatibility with past titles and the upcoming Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, which didn’t make it in time for the anniversary. So I guess these will have to do.  Continue reading

Waluigi, Diddy Kong, Daisy Super Mario Collection amiibo

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The latest round of Super Mario amiibo introduce us to some of the sides. The sides that follow the mains, the sides that sometimes don’t even get to do that. It’s tough being a side, you often get left to the side of the plate. Some people might even have the cheek to say ‘its just decoration’. Sigh.

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