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Miitopia review: Oh mii oh my

Reviewed on 3DS, copy supplied by Nintendo.  Nintendo’s Miis have been popping up all over their consoles for over a decade now, appearing as stars in games such as Tomodachi Life, Miitomo, the 3DS Streetpass games and Wii Sports. I feel like the Miis themselves work best as elements of a game rather than being the main focus, but here we are with Miitopia. Miitopia is a turn-based RPG with life s...[Read More]

Hands on with Super Mario Odyssey: A weird and familiar game

It’s been a while since the last Mario adventure, which means we’re all the more excited for Super Mario Odyssey. This will be the first big Super Mario title launching on the Switch, making its success all the more important. Well, fortunately we can say that the game doesn’t disappoint. Earlier in the week we were invited to Nintendo’s office to check out the game for our...[Read More]

Pokkén Tournament DX review: Fly like a Butterfree, sting like a Beedrill

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  Pokémon battles are usually something we experience from the view of a DS or Gameboy. They are relatively static fights in which cute animals use magic so some orphans can hoard badges, rarely do we experience the sheer ferocity of nature that is animals fighting. Well, thanks to Pokkén Tournament DX , you can now take a mobile cockfighting ...[Read More]

Metroid: Samus Returns review: Stop, drop and spider roll

Reviewed on 3DS, copy supplied by Nintendo.  Metroid: Samus Returns is yet another flagship title that has returned to its roots. After some missteps in a franchise that has a bloated history, this return to basics splendour is exactly what was needed. Taking place shortly after the very first game and just before Metroid II:The Return of Samus, the lanky mercenary Samus is hired to eradicate the ...[Read More]

Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Surprisingly amazing

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Ubisoft. Mixing Nintendo’s flagship plumber with Ubisoft’s annoying mascots was a questionable choice on paper, however in execution Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is one of the best titles to hit the Switch to date, and that’s saying something. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an engaging, charming and addictive strategic RPG, howev...[Read More]

There’s something horrific hiding in Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is a child friendly game, or at least it presents itself that way. However, lurking beneath the surface is a tale so horrific it boggles the mind. Part of what makes Splatoon 2 a great title – as you can read in our review – is the world building in Inkopolis, where you can visit stores and kit yourself out with new weapons, fancy clothes and purchase some pure unadulterated...[Read More]

Splatoon 2 review: Cephaloads of fun

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  Splatoon 2 is a harrowing shooter in which mutated child soldiers battle it out to make their colour reign supreme. Or it’s a lighthearted ink filled mess, read into it however you want. What it most certainly is though, is a load of good fun. Admittedly I didn’t really get heavily into the original Splatoon, which is surprising ...[Read More]

The SNES Mini is great and all, but let’s talk Mini N64 dream lists

The Nintendo 64 was my first console and is the reason I love gaming today. I pre-ordered a Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES after some deliberation, but if Nintendo were to release a Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo 64, I would buy it in a heartbeat. The NES Classic had 30 games, the SNES Classic looks to only have 21, so it seems likely that the N64 Classic Mini, if such a thing is ever released, will...[Read More]

Nintendo announce the Classic Mini SNES

Updated to include online pre-orders from JB Hi-Fi. Nintendo will be launching a Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) on September 30. The downsized version of the 1992 console will sell for a suggested retail price of AU$119.95. Those keen to avoid the short supply of the original Mini NES can pre-order online from JB Hi-Fi and EB Games today.  The console will come p...[Read More]

Highlights from the Nintendo showcase – E3 2017

At 2am AEST time Nintendo ran an E3 spotlight video for upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch, and in my opinion they well and truly dominated other companies offerings this year. The Switch is already sitting pretty in my books, but it looks like the system just got that much better with a lot of great sounding titles on the horizon. Let’s take a look at them! Yoshi is getting a title Made ...[Read More]

ARMS review: Float like a butterfly, bend like an eel

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by Nintendo.  If you pause and think about it for a while, ARMS is an objectively terrible name for anything apart from literal arms. That being said, ARMS is a pretty great game, and another feather in the cap for Nintendo’s Switch. The colourful fighter has a similar vibe to Overwatch, with a vague premise and a range of great characters that capt...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch dock sets are coming to Australia

Nintendo will be releasing additional Switch docks on the 26th of May with a recommended retail price of $129.95 Originally announced for US markets, the product will make its way down under and allow Switch owners the benefit of easily transitioning between TVs in their house. The sets include the same dock, HDMI cable and AC adapter that came with the console. This isn’t the cheapest acces...[Read More]

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