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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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

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

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

Pilotwings

pilotwings Pilotwings
Release Date: 14th April 2016 (UK New 3DS Virtual Console)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Nintendo

Super Nintendo Entertainment System games is something 3DS owners have been asking about for years! The idea of playing the likes of Super Metroid and Super Mario Kart (there is a lot of Super on the Super Nintendo. Super!) on the move have simply been dreams for many. Until 2016 that is. Keep asking and you’ll eventually get, with SNES games now available on the New 3DS eshop! Unfortunately Wii U owners with these games have to pay full whack to enjoy them on the go, but a recent My Nintendo reward has been offering up the Mode 7 heavy Pilotwings for those with the gold. I’m flying once more.  Continue reading