Meet the new Mario Kart 8, same as the old Mario Kart 8. Almost. Bolting the words ‘Deluxe’ to something you expect an extra level of comfort and quality, and so, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comforts players with a revamped battle mode, new items, and the ability to hold two weapons at once. Added aggression is such a comforting thing to have. Continue reading
Pikmin are tiny carrot like creatures which like to pick things up and move them to whoever’s bidding. As you can see, I’ve caught a group of them trapped in a plastic cage. Continue reading
The current trends never last long, and once you’ve spent a few paychecks on kitting yourself out to belong with the rest, they’ve already moved onto the new best. Splatoon 2 is a case in point, as the Inkling boy, girl and squid return with the freshest looks. For now, at least.
Splatoon 2 is keeping things fresh on the Nintendo Switch, perhaps the first big genuine exclusive on the system (sorry, Arms). Inking has never felt so good, and with the release of the game Nintendo has deemed it fit to freshen up their accessories with the colours of cartoon squids to keep players playing with style. The case, joy-cons and pro controller have been inked up, providing more choice and a chance to allow player 2 to go pro without having to settle for two standard greys.
Well here we are, the end of the Super Smash Bros amiibo line. This is the line that started it all, driving Nintendo fans to fill their rooms full of plastic, at the expense of anything else, and to the displeasure of many partners the world over. And for the grand finale, they’ve gone and released two variations of each character, allowing amiibo fans to pick their favourite design. Or simply buy them both. Sorry, partner. Continue reading
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’94
Release Date: 16th March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
When you’ve experienced the future, sometimes it can be hard to go back, back to where it all began. The King of Fighters ’98 is that future many will have played thanks to the constant re-releases this entry enjoys, and rightfully so, with a huge roster, smooth beat downs and beautiful pixels, who wouldn’t want to experience such fighting perfection? And then we have The King of Fighters ’94, the origin story, ready and waiting to show you that time isn’t always quite so kind. Continue reading
ACA NeoGeo: Shock Troopers
Release Date: 3rd March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
It’s truly shocking that Shock Troopers is rarely mentioned when it comes to fondly looking back at the NeoGeo. You have The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, and Metal Slug constantly popping up, largely thanks to the seemingly yearly releases these series enjoy, but the ACA series is finally allowing hidden gems to come out and play once more. Shock Troopers is one such game, and it guns and grenades with the best of them. Continue reading