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Review: Final Fantasy Explorers

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

As the most recent co-op experiment in the Final Fantasy universe, Final Fantasy Explorers combines a hefty dose of series nostalgia with a borrowed multiplayer mission structure to a surprisingly fresh effect. While it’s exceedingly light on story, and inarguably repetitive, Explorers’ take on cooperative questing still makes for a…

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Book review: Console Wars

Categories: News, Retro, Reviews

On its cover, Console Wars is summarized like this: Sega, Nintendo and the battle that defined a generation. Based on this summary, what I expected was an academic look at the rivalry between Sega and Nintendo in the early ‘90s, a history lesson about pieces of my childhood that I…

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Review: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Combining Mario with role playing games is one of the most bizarre ideas Nintendo has green lit in its storied history. It takes a weird and wonderful world that’s mostly mute and simple and inserts typical JRPG mechanics and expansive storylines. Despite how weird that sounds, the gamble miraculously works,…

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Review: Shovel Knight on 3DS

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

While generally game reviews are reserved for the soon-to-be or recently released, there is always room for exceptions. Due to an impending amiibo release, we felt it necessary to look back at a game that has carved its way into the hearts of many people since its release in 2014….

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Review: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

Since arriving on the Nintendo scene over 15 years ago, Animal Crossing has dug its way into the hearts of gamers worldwide. Taking on the role of a human living amongst anthropomorphic villagers of a variety of animal species, players are encouraged to collect, design, share and live out virtual…

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Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

For 20 years, fans of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island have been patiently waiting for a worthy successor. Though the floaty, egg-centric platformer has gone on to inspire an entire series of follow-ups, none have been able to recapture the precise chemistry of the original, until now. After decades…

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Review: Super Mario Maker

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

If Super Mario Maker was the only video game ever made, gaming would still be a valid hobby. That’s partly because Mario games are, in essence, the pastime’s purest form of fun, but Maker’s real accomplishment is peeling back the design curtain and giving players every tool they need to…

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Nostalgia review: The Wizard

Author: Josh Brown
Categories: News, Retro, Reviews

Nintendo Inquirer is taking a walk down memory lane to commemorate the upcoming Nintendo World Championships that are being held in Los Angeles on June 14th. Kicking off the nostalgia trip is a modern day review of the ’80s video game film classic, The Wizard. When I first heard that…

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Mario joins the fun in Puzzle & Dragons Z

Author: Josh Brown
Categories: 3DS, News, Reviews

In an announcement back in March, Nintendo announced a partnership with DeNA that would bring beloved Nintendo franchises and characters to mobile devices, i.e., smartphones and tablets. While the news may have rocked the gaming world, it really shouldn’t have come as a shocker, considering the gaming giant has been…

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