Pushmo World Climb the Cow

Pushmo World Review

To skip directly to the review, start at 0:14. What is Pushmo World? Pushmo World is a Puzzle game featuring short puzzles that require you to push and pull on structures so you can climb and jump them to rescue trapped children at the top. It ...

2 weeks ago
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Shovel Knight Review

To skip directly to the review, start at 5:15. What is Shovel Knight? Shovel Knight is an homage to classic NES games of yore, featuring 8-bit style graphics and sound as was found in games of that era. It’s a 2D side-scrolling ...

2 weeks ago
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Tomodachi Life island

Tomodachi Life Review

It’s not easy being in charge. I thought I could just create an island, name it, open it up for business and wait for the waves of Miis to inhabit the place. But Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS taught me that people have needs that ...

2 months ago
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Mario Kart 8 Review

I was hard on Mario Kart 7 (on the 3DS) because I felt it didn’t really advance the series much past what Mario Kart Wii (a game our family played the heck out of) offered. After having the kids (and some of their friends) help me put Mario Kart 8 ...

3 months ago
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Mario Kart 8 vs Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii vs. Mario Kart 8

Our friends over at Family Gamer TV have put together a nice little comparison video contrasting Mario Kart Wii against the soon-to-be-released Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. The video uses the Moo Moo Meadows track from both games and puts them ...

3 months ago
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Mario Golf: World Tour Review

As per Mushroom Kingdom tradition, it’s time once again for all citizens to put aside their differences and participate in a sporting competition. This time around, the game is golf, where even mortal enemies like Mario and Bowser can enjoy a walk ...

3 months ago
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NES Remix 2 Review

The original NES Remix for the Wii U was an interesting and surprising proposition when it was released a few months ago. Take “classic” NES games and split them up into rapid-fire bite-sized challenges. It mostly worked, but I noted in my ...

3 months ago
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Family Gamer TV News May

Family Gamer TV News May Episode 1

Family Gamer TV News is back with their first episode for May, and you’re not going to want to miss this one. Lots of big news to cover, so have a seat and check out all the family gaming goodness. More info below. Skylanders As rumoured, the ...

3 months ago
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Kirby: Triple Deluxe Review

Mario is fun, Donkey Kong is tough but gorgeous, but for our money, Kirby might be my family’s favourite Nintendo franchise character that stars in platforming games. True, Mario platformers are still the gold standard for gameplay. But if ...

4 months ago
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Disney Magical World Review

When I first sat down to play Disney Magical World, it felt like I was playing Animal Crossing Starring Mickey Mouse. As I got deeper into it however, I found quite a bit more to it than just running a town into the ground (turns out I’m not the ...

4 months ago
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Yoshi’s New Island Review

Yoshis have typically been relegated to supporting characters in Nintendo games. The cute little dinosaurs will pop out of eggs from time to time, give Mario and friends a lift, eat some enemies, then go on their merry way. But now, after a bit of ...

5 months ago
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Family Gamer TV News – March #1

Family Gamer TV have posted their first episode of Family Gamer TV News for March, and there’s a lot to cover. Results of their Family Game of the Year Awards voting are announced along with BAFTA award nominations. On the games front, we get ...

6 months ago
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hold on

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review

All Donkey Kong wants to do is live his life on a beautiful tropical island and eat bananas all day. But it seems like there’s always somebody trying to take his bananas and make life miserable. This time around in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical ...

6 months ago
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NES Remix Review

The idea behind NES Remix is an interesting one, taking a number of classic Nintendo Entertainment System games and breaking them down into small micro-challenges or adding special conditions with a WarioWare-esque rapid fire pace. While it ...

7 months ago
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Fearless Five Pokemon MMO

Fearless Five: Games Nintendo needs to make

With Nintendo recently reducing their Wii U and 3DS sales estimates, the critic have come out in full force telling us that Nintendo’s end is near. The stock is tanking and people are suggesting that Nintendo go the way of SEGA, getting out of ...

7 months ago
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Wii Fit U Review

The original Wii Fit game was a big-selling sensation, though I would go out on a limb and say that it was more due to the included Balance Board peripheral and limited availability driving the hype machine into overdrive. As a fairly active person, ...

8 months ago
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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Review

As a Canadian, I’m kind of hardwired to enjoy the Winter Olympics, which I think is why I ended up really liking Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It’s not the greatest party game, nor does it always succeed at ...

8 months ago
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

When you play a Legend of Zelda game, you usually have a rough idea of what you’re going to get. Link (or some form thereof), the hero must save the Kingdom of Hyrule and its princess, Zelda from some great evil (usually, but not always some form ...

8 months ago
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Mario Party: Island Tour Review

Mario Party: Island Tour joins a long and polarizing series of games in the Mario Party series. Core gamers frown on the heavy presence of luck in determining success, but series fans seem to wear it like a badge of honour, and can’t get enough of ...

9 months ago
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