Review: Mario Sports Superstars

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Amiibo News, Reviews

Mario sports games have varied wildly in quality and content over the years. Some are barebones but stand on their gameplay well enough, like Mario Tennis 64; others have pushed the plumber in new directions, like the aggressively stylized Mario Strikers games. More recently we’ve seen improvements via added functionality…

Read More

Review: Has-Been Heroes

Categories: Reviews, Switch

As I continue to get older and the burden of adult responsibilities weighs on my soul, I find myself increasingly drawn away from my childhood obsession with time-consuming RPGs for the bite-sized, pick-up-and-play allure of roguelikes. Often taking well under an hour per run, the genre is perfectly tailored for…

Read More

Review: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

I’m a bit of a controller fan. I always have been, mostly due to Nintendo’s presence in my childhood. The company’s great controllers have been a strong anchor for nostalgia in my life, leading to my lifelong dream of owning every official variant of the GameCube controller. Despite this, I…

Read More

Review: Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

Categories: Reviews, Switch

As Simon Belmont’s illegitimate son and lifelong protégé of Dr. Light, to say I’m a mega fan of the blue burrower would be a gross understatement. A love letter to many of the 8-bit classics near and dear to my heart, Shovel Knight proved a massive feat of gaming ingenuity…

Read More

Review: Super Bomberman R

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When it comes to multiplayer there are few games that can boast as lasting and consistent a legacy as Bomberman. The overall game design hasn’t changed much in the last 33 years and with good reason: it still works incredibly well. There’s an inherent madness that comes along with a…

Read More

Review: VOEZ

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

One of my favorite genres on handheld platforms is rhythm – Elite Beat Agents was in my DS cart slot for months at a time, and I’d still argue Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is one of the best 3DS games out there. It’s not like I’m a music buff…

Read More

Review: Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Disclaimer: this review was completed using a New 3DS. Game may perform differently on older models. Game developer Good-Feel captured my heart almost immediately with its work on Kirby’s Epic Yarn. The unique visual design and gentle aesthetic provided a light but enjoyable game experience, made all the better because…

Read More

Review: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: News, Reviews

Back in 2005, the Dragon Quest series was relatively unknown in America, especially when compared to its overwhelming popularity in Japan. All of that changed thanks to Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King becoming a hit on the PlayStation 2 worldwide, giving some well deserved renown to the…

Read More

Review: Super Mario Run

Categories: Mobile, Reviews

Super Mario Run represents a lot of firsts for Nintendo. Not only is it the company’s first real mobile game, but it’s also Nintendo’s first effort as a third party developer. This is a company that has always been very protective of both its hardware and software; so the idea…

Read More

Review: Super Mario Maker for 3DS

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Last year’s Super Mario Maker on Wii U was nothing short of revolutionary. The love child of Super Mario All-Stars and Mario Paint, it proved a unique celebration of Nintendo’s most iconic mascot that let gamers play, create and share their very own Mario levels. In many ways, it was…

Read More

Review: Pokémon Moon

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Disclaimer: Two games, two reviews! The review below covers Pokémon Moon only. The overall score will be the same for both games. My journey through the Pokémon world started with Pokémon Yellow, and since my fifth birthday when I got my hands on the game, I’ve been completely enthralled. Pokémon…

Read More