Posts tagged Nintendo 3DS


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The definitive journey through Johto – Pokémon Crystal

Pokémon breathes nostalgia for a large group of gamers, and the rerelease of the old games on Virtual Console was big deal. So big in fact, that they were even announced in a Nintendo Direct, much to the joy of many fans. Pokémon Gold and Silver on Virtual Console even got special boxed copies that emulated the original Game Boy Color gameboxes. Now it’s Pokémon Crystal’s time to get the same treatment.

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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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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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Fire Emblem Echoes Review: A Strategic choice

Fire Emblem Echoes isn’t really a completely new installment, however: it is in fact a remake of the second Fire Emblem game, Fire Emblem Gaiden. Gaiden was originally released in 1992 on NES, and was remarkable for the number of changes and innovations it made over its predeccessor. It was of course never released in the West, so for us over here, Echoes is the first time we get to experience this story.

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Mario Sports: It’s in the Game

If there is one thing Nintendo does no longer need to prove, it is that they can take popular sports and turn them into something more colorful and playful, add a few Mario characters and still make it into an enjoyable and solid game. A long line of Mario-themed Sports games are testament to this, starting as far back as the NES if you want to count Golf and Tennis.
But even when you have the concept down, you occasionally lose focus. That’s when you get things like Mario Sports Superstars on 3DS.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS review

Like many people in the US and Europe, Dragon Quest VIII for the PS2 was the first Dragon Quest game I ever played. It is a video game series that is best known for its art style by Akira Toriyama (well known for being the creator of the Dragon Ball series) and pun-filled stories. As one of the most prominent J-RPG series out there, I would definitely recommend you give it a go.

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