Bomberman 64

Bomberman 64
Release Date: 9th March 2017 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Nintendo 64

Hudson Soft 

During the era of early 3D, many classic franchises had to deal with the idea of transitioning from pixels to polygons. Some series, such as Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda set a high standard right from the off. Others didn’t quite make it to the other side in one piece, and of course you know where we’re going with this. Sometimes bombs just end up dud.  Continue reading

The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Collection amiibo: The Three Links

The release of Breath of the Wild has brought with it a return of the amiibo craze. Look at the price of Zelda amibo of old and weep, try to purchase these newly release amiibo and sigh. Note the Japanese text on these boxes, and realise that even the most avid amiibo hoarder had to turn to another country for their plastic toys to life fix.  Continue reading

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition Unboxing

Fire Emblem has come a long way in recent years, from a near permanent franchise death to receiving multiple games a year and fancy special editions such as this one. The flames certainly burn brighter than ever. Continue reading

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

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