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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions review: A trip down GBA lane

Reviewed on: Nintendo 3DS Holy moly, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is 14 years old. It’s still one of the funniest video games I have ever played, and it came during a time when games with good humour were few and far between. What was great about it was its accessibility; featuring relatively simple RPG mechanics, alongside gameplay innovations such as dodging attacks in real-time is what made ...[Read More]

Super Mario Odyssey review: You can’t leave your hat on

Reviewed on Nintendo Switch, copy supplied by publisher.  My love of the Super Mario series started with Super Mario World on the SNES. It’s one of the first games I remember playing, and everything about it has stuck with me – from the secret levels, to every note of the soundtrack – it’s so ingrained in my identity that I can’t help but smile when I think about it. ...[Read More]

You can harness the power of squid butt in Super Mario Odyssey

We need to talk about Super Mario Odyssey. Specifically we need to talk about how Mario travels around via the raw power of assholes in the game. There’s no pretty way to discuss gaping mollusk buttholes, so let’s jump right in. In the Seaside Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey you’re tasked with the usual possessing of creatures to solve puzzles and earn Power Moons. One of the creatures at you...[Read More]

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]

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