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Kirby Battle Royale sucks the 3DS dry

Kirby Battle Royale is essentially a collection of mini-games that can be played both locally or online against other players and even supports Download Play for two to four players. The various games range from collecting as many coins as possible while you try to steal from your opponents, chucking as many apples as you can in trapdoor after you’ve slashed them from Whispy Woods or simply straight up trying to defeat 3 other players in a free-for-all brawl.

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Superstar Saga’s remake could have been Goomba’s chance to shine

1997’s Super Mario RPG for SNES gave Mario his RPG starring debut, and the concept has really taken off since, probably most memorably in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga on Gameboy Advance. That game started a new subseries within the Mario franchise – the ‘Mario and Luigi’ series – that has been getting new iterations up until today. One of the most recent ones, Mario and Luigi Paper Jam Bros., actually combined the ‘Mario and Luigi’ series with the other prominent Mario RPG line, Paper Mario.
The newest entry in the Mario and Luigi series doesn’t try to spice up things quite as much, but rather stays very true to the core.

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Metroid: Samus Returns, in full glory

Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS is essentially a remake of the 1992 Game Boy title Metroid: Return of Samus (something the similarity in titles is keen to point out). That game is often forgotten and for those who do remember it, it is primarily known for how ambitious yet unplayable it is – it lacks colors, so everything is hard to distinguish, and the absence of a map makes it all too easy to lose your way. Metroid: Samus Returns suffers of no such problems. Samus still goes to SR388 to destroy the last Metroids – but that is pretty much were the similarities between the two versions end. It takes the basic premise from the original and then spins it in to a whole new experience that feels quite different from the green and black environments of before. This is not a simple rehash of an earlier classic: Samus Returns is absolutely a remake done right.

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Hey! Pikmin’s different now

In case of the original game, Pikmin’s kid-friendly aesthetic was merely a promotion for its suitability for younger gamers, under which a well-conceived strategy game was hiding. That same aesthetic has been preserved for Pikmin’s 3DS adventure ‘Hey! Pikmin’, but not much of the strategy and challenge of the original Pikmin formula was retained with the transition.

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