Karate Man Joe chops his way through the Badge Arcade today. Be careful though, as this deceptively easy catcher doesn’t like to “roll” with the punches as seamlessly as it would have you believe…

Don’t forget, the Badge Arcade is ushering in the New Year with some brand-spanking new badges featuring Ashley, Nikki and the Pokémon series! Also joining the party are a swarm of repeat Alolan pocket monsters, BOXBOY! buddies and enough Rhythm Heaven high jinx to soften the grinchiest of hearts.


Free play: No

Get a perfect on Karate Man Senior first, then we’ll talk.



All the BOXBOY! and Rhythm Heaven catchers are leaving the Arcade tomorrow, so be sure to grab anything you’re missing before then. Fortunately, all of the New Year’s and Alolan pocket monster badges are sticking around for the foreseeable future.


It’s your last chance to nab this week’s special theme offer! Make sure to spend $2 on ten plays by tomorrow at 2:00 a.m. PST to secure this New Year’s Super Mario Bros. home theme.


Finally, it’s also final call for this week’s collection of Thank You badges. Until tomorrow morning at 2:00 a.m. PST, every dollar you spend will nabs you one of these four dapper looking Arcade Bunny badges. Get ‘em quick because who knows when they’ll be back!

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That’s all for today! Catch you tomorrow!

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.