Like most twenty-somethings, I have very fond memories of the Game Boy Pokemon games. I remember squinting my way through Pokemon Gold’s early hours whilst waiting for an injection at the doctors, and sitting in the garden over summer with friends, all trying to find the best spot under the sun so they could see their Johto adventure. Ah, youth, ah, the lack of back-lights.
The third version, Crystal, came as I transitioned from primary to high school, and once that transition had been made, no one really cared all that much about Pokemon in my year. We evolved, I guess.
Similar memories abound with the second generation as an adult too, Gold was a game I played last Christmas into January, the game helping me through my big city move, filling in those empty hours without wi-fi or friends. Of course Crystal popped up on the 3DS virtual console once I had both of those absent things… time is a circle. So they say. Continue reading →
For some reason Pikachu is now a detective. He loves coffee as much as Agent Dale Cooper, talks like a chain smoker, and loves seeking clues, and ‘skirt’. Adulthood hits everybody hard, it really does. Continue reading →
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!
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 →
With the release of Fire Emblem Warriors on Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo New 3DS/2DS (it’s a little confusing these days), new amiibo are of course also available to coincide with the hack n slash epic. Of course. Welcome Chrom and Tiki to the Fire Emblem plastic figure family! Continue reading →
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 →
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 →