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08 Jan 2015

Puzzle & Dragons – Super Mario Bros. Edition

The much beloved mobile game, Puzzle & Dragons, which combines elements of a tile matching, Bejeweled-like puzzle game with the dungeon delving delights and RPG elements of a Square Enix keynote title, has announced plans for a Super Mario Edition to be released on 3DS for Japan in April 2015.

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03 Jan 2015

A Year in Nintendo Land

The mood in the Nintendo office in the incipient stages of 2014 was a morbid one. A kind of stoic acquiescence, an acceptance of economic collapse drifted between desks like phantasmic tumbleweeds. The critics were fashioning sticks of ridicule and bombast with which they hoped to flail the corpse of

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17 Dec 2014

Miyamoto Interview: Star Fox Wii U

After a brief introduction, where Miyamoto discusses Mario Maker, the new Zelda video from The Game Awards and talks about the fully integrated Hyrule therein – he reveals confirmations and announcements for the imminent Star Fox title. iJustine, looking a wee bit awkward with a palpable language barrier, works Miyamoto

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15 Dec 2014

Limelight Feature: Captain Toad

Amongst the titular characters in any successful Nintendo franchise, not many of them could claim lineage to an afterthought; to an asinine mini-game intended to occupy a marginal subsistence in the plot of a much larger Mario title. Treasure Tracker makes the best of its famous friends and propitious associations

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15 Dec 2014

Pokèmorphosis: From Red to Alpha Ruby

What began as the aimless hobby of a young Satoshi Taijiri, tempting tadpoles and snaring hapless insects in the ponds of suburban Tokyo, quickly became the inchoate suggestion of a pocket monster catching franchise that would appear on many christmas lists and ledgers of accolade in gaming. Like many of

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10 Dec 2014

Retro eShop: Top 5 Titles For 3DS

EShop goes unnoticed much of the time, with litlte advertising and even littler press, many Nintendo fans have only made cursory forays into the archive of retro gems offered up by Nintendo’s software. NES, GBA, GB, GBC and others are on tap, the following have been selected from Nintendo handheld

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08 Dec 2014

Nintendo – Is the Third-Party Over?

In our coverage of PSX 2014, we brought you confirmation of Street Fighter V slated for exclusive release on Playstation and PC. While the news has been witnessed by jubilant fans and industry analysts alike as the welcome return of a prodigal beat-em-up son; for me, it touched on a pertinent

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07 Dec 2014

Smash Bros: A Cross Platform Comparison

Before the recent release of Smash Bros for the Wii U, and with the 3DS release in close tow, many were understandably wondering exactly what the home console capacities would bring to the title. With a delightful stereoscopic 3D setup and a 2x anti-aliasing filter, the 3DS release was efficiently utilizing

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06 Dec 2014

Star Fox Wii U: Launching Before New Zelda

More celebrations from Nintendo fans as Shigeru Miyamoto announced Star Fox for Wii U will be coming out before Nintendo’s heavyweight title for 2015: Zelda Wii U. After a long hiatus, gameplay was revealed showing what looked incredibly similar to a segment of ‘free range’ mode from Star Fox 64,

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06 Dec 2014

Zelda Wii U: New Gameplay at the TGAs

New gameplay has been released from Zelda: Wii U, with fans getting a peek into the sprawling new-look Hyrule at The Game Awards. Footage shows an art style somewhere between the gritty Twilight Princess and the watercolour Skyward Sword. Mechanics look very similar to Skyward Sword at this point, movement

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05 Dec 2014

Mario Maker At TGAs

Nintendo came out with a short preview of their charming, nostalgic Mario Maker in today’s The Game Awards. After a brief performance of Koji Kondo’s timeless score, viewers were treated to a short video of the fresh potential offered up by the innovative software. Gamers can now ‘play God’ of the quirky

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05 Dec 2014

Amiibo Stock Atrophy: Critical Oversight by Nintendo?

The excitement was palpable. My copy of SSB still exuding the odour of fresh plastic, the cartridge sliding almost autonomously into its place with a satisfying click. In peals of unrepentant acclamation, the frame of thought most indigenous to all die-hard Nintendo fans, I ran, skipped and sauntered to my local Gamestop

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