ACA NeoGeo: The King Of fighters ’97

ACA NeoGeo: The King Of Fighters ’97
Release Date: 26th July 2018 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
NeoGeo
Hamster Corporation

Was King of Fighters the first non-sports annual franchise? If it wasn’t, it was at least the first to admit such a thing, with the year hanging at the end of each new entry (they don’t do this anymore, but then, it’s no longer a yearly tradition. It hasn’t been for quite some time.). I always wondered why people grabbed the latest FIFA or Madden day one for what seemed like minuscule updates, but then I’ve been loving my trip through the past, to see a series slowly push its way into the future. And ’97 was certainly a good year for KOF. And myself, for I was touring California that year. Ah, to be seven again in 97… though I didn’t have access to Neo Geo games back when. Thank Hamster for being able to live the past in the present.

And now I’m tangled up in a barrage of words, rather than the beautiful brawl which is this here fighter. So… fight!
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Arcade Archives: Double Dragon

Arcade Archives: Double Dragon 
Release Date: 18th Janurary 2018 (UK Nintendo Switch Release)
Hamster Corporation

The memory most share regarding Double Dragon is how it ends. The combat, levels, and enemies might be a little fuzzy on the mind, for there were plenty of side scrolling brawlers to sink coins into back when, packed with street gangs and baseball bats to pick up and swing against their skulls, but the ending was something else. If you made it through with a friend, it became a fight to the death over the damsel in distress. It was either you or your friend, what a twist. Perhaps it’s for the best that such a memory remains as that. 1987 was a long time ago, you know…
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Bayonetta Special Edition

Here we are again, with another spicy special edition unboxing for you to enjoy. For Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, this is the second time both games have been grinding up to each other, though things have changed since the days of the Wii U, it’s no longer a case of let’s get physical… Continue reading

Channel Gaming’s 2017 List Of Shiny New Games That Were Kind Of Fun To Play

Despite a constant flow of unboxings and plastic, not a lot of games end up finished here at Channel Gaming, at least not any new ones, anyway. So rather than a best of 2017, here we have five games which were kind of fun to play. I kind of like this idea, don’t you? And also, these five games are all kind of Nintendo releases… kind of.

5.1 2 Switch

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Nintendo Switch Play Stand

There was once a real useful piece of plastic available for the Nintendo 3DS. For those who purchased Kid Icarus Uprising, a stand was included so you could use your hands for better things than holding the game system, such as offering a hands free way to watch YouTube on your phone. Or playing Candy Crush for hours on those hefty tablets. Or maybe even for your actual 3DS to tackle Kid Icarus’s unorthodox control scheme. Yes, maybe even that.  Continue reading

The Champions amiibo Set – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collection

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has seen a steady trickle of new content coming out for it throughout 2017, be it digital or plastic. I’ve yet to fully immerse myself in such a world, but here I am with the latest amiibo range. I don’t know these people! Continue reading