ACA NeoGeo: Nam-1975

ACA NeoGeo: Nam-1975
Release Date: 9th March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

When it comes to the NeoGeo, you generally have a choice between two types of games, fighters or shooters. The two were the bread and butter of the system, but one thing the shooter genre had an advantage in was how much variety was available in shooting down soldiers and ships. Side scrolling, top down, vertical were choices for all gun lovers, with an even more unusual faux-light gun target range set up being available with the likes of Nam-1975, a terrifyingly accurate rendition of the horrors of that one particular war…  Continue reading

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ACA NeoGeo: Waku Waku 7

ACA NeoGeo: Waku Waku 7
Release Date: 3rd March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation 

The Nintendo Switch didn’t launch with a Virtual Console, but that hasn’t stopped Hamster (the company not the furry critter) from releasing some NeoGeo Arcade oldies for fresh new Switch players to enjoy. You can go for the obvious classics such as Metal Slug 3 and King of Fighters 98, or look into the oddities from the golden era, perhaps Waku Waku 7 for example… Continue reading

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes
Release Date: 2nd February 2017
Mobile
Nintendo

Nintendo have dabbled in social communication, the auto-runner, and Fire Emblem Heroes is a gacha, another popular mobile ‘genre’, and what better franchise than this one, with over twenty seven years worth of soldiers to roll for. Though what the hell is a gacha? Continue reading

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild amiibo Collection – Link (Rider), Link (Archer), Zelda, Bokoblin, Guardian

The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild is here, and with it come a whole new slew of legendary amiibo have joined the fray! With Link now donning blue over green, there is a little freshness to enjoy here, a welcome addition after Smash Link, Smash Toon Link, 8-Bit Link, Wind Waker Link, and Ocarina of Time Link. You can only handle so much green plastic on a shelf.  Continue reading

1-2-Switch

1-2-Switch
Release Date: 3rd March 2017
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo

A new console from Nintendo means new gimmicks to play around with, and what better way to experience all the ‘new’ than with a mini-game compilation showcasing all these features? The Wii had Wii Sports as a pack-in to bring forth the future that was motion control, the Wii U had Nintendo Land as a pack-in to sell (at least try to) asymmetrical gaming, and now 1-2-Switch is set to do the same for the Switch. Sold separately.  Continue reading

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the latest from Nintendo, coming only four years after the Wii U, and this time offering a concept everyone can get behind. Play it at home, play it on the go, it’s the Switch! Much better than play some games with a tablet controller you can’t take out of the room, or even your old Wiimotes, it’s the um… Wii… U, a new console, really! I love my U, but that’s how it goes, and so, it’s time to switch things up with clear goals and no more lows. Continue reading

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

Put the straps on the wrong way at your own peril!

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are the new controllers for the Switch, the ones which come in the box, come in various colours, and will be the main mode of control throughout the consoles life. You can go ‘pro’ with the Pro controller, but these are the pads that will forever be the ones that are associated with it all. So how much joy comes from the con? A lot from the right, a little to the left.  Continue reading