Koopa Troopa and Goomba Super Mario Collection amiibo

Once you’ve worked your way through the stars, you have to start thinking a little bit smaller when it comes to new amiibo. So here we are, Koopa Troopa and Goomba can now stand proudly with the Nintendo superstars. Who gave them guest passes? Continue reading

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Classic Mini

The Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Classic Mini was the hottest unavailable item of last year, and now we have the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Classic Mini looking to be a surefire unavailability once again. But they exist, yes, I’m holding one here. 20+1 games, two pads, and a whole lot of pixels. Though never more than 16 bits.  Continue reading

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2
Release Date: 6th July 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Metal Slug 2 is perhaps everything you could ever want from a sequel. More guns, camels with machine guns, mummies to burn, aliens to squelch, screen filling bosses, more characters, more Slugs, more levels, more blood, more punk, more funk, more, more, more! It’s everything you could hope for, it’s everything you might not even have hoped for! Well, not quite everything… Continue reading

Samus Aran & Metroid Amiibo

They’ve really gone all out for the return of Samus, with the new 3DS game released alongside a special edition and two new amiibo. It wasn’t so long ago that fans were setting up a remembrance shrine for our favourite bounty hunter, so all this, yeah this, is kind of beautiful. *sniff*  Continue reading

Metroid Samus Returns Legacy Edition Unboxing

Sometimes I wonder just why I keep stockpiling my drawers with soundtrack selection CDs and paperback measly art books from video game limited editions. One flick, one listen and I’m onto the next one, the last lot are already part of a very foggy confusing past. But when I shiny box full of minor goodies appears with the expectations of selling out within minutes, well I have the bug, I’m taking the drug, and thus more soundtrack selection CDs and paperback measly art books for me.

This time Metroid has received the special edition treatment, with the new 3DS ‘Legacy Edition’ being packed with more plastic than you can wave a wave beam at. Of course. Continue reading

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Puyo Puyo Tetris
Release Date: 28th April 2017
Nintendo Switch
SEGA

Crossovers are rare events that send fandoms into overdrive, with games finally providing answers to long-standing feuds between mascots and franchises. We’ve seen Mario go for gold against Sonic, Ryu trade fists with Heihachi, and Captain America tackle justice with Phoenix Wright. And now, the mightiest of crossovers is here, Puyo Puyo versus Tetris! Um… what’s Puyo Puyo, you ask?
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ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug
Release Date: 30th March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Metal Slug 3 is the one we all know, with the blood spewing zombies, the gun-toting monkey sidekick, the squid alien invasion, and the seemingly never-ending final mission being just a handful of the reasons why. But taking the fight back, back to where it all began, will show that it isn’t just the magical number 3 that is full of heart, metal, and slugs.  Continue reading