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

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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

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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Release Date: 28th April 2017
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo

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

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Splatoon 2 Edition

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.
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ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’94

ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’94
Release Date: 16th March 2017 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

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