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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Review

What are Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? These are quasi-twin Role Playing Games (RPGs), the latest in a popular long-running series that features the story of a young boy or girl who ventures out into the world to capture, train, and battle ...

2 days ago
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Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Review

Downloadable Content, otherwise known as DLC, can sometimes be a contentious issue. At its best, it represents a way to get more mileage out of a game post-release, and for a game to remain fresh for longer than it normally might. At its worst, ...

1 week ago
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

One of my favourite parts of 2013’s Super Mario 3D World was the Captain Toad levels, a set of side missions that really augmented one of last year’s best games. In these levels, you controlled our hero Captain Toad through a finite 3D ...

2 weeks ago
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Review

It’s finally here. Nintendo are banking their holiday success in large part on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one of the Wii U’s most eagerly anticipated games yet.  Thankfully, the finished product proves to be well worth the wait, and ...

1 month ago
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Fantasy Life Review

What is Fantasy Life? Fantasy Life is mostly a Role Playing Game (RPG) exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS with some Life Simulation elements thrown in. If you’ve played games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Disney Magical World, or Tomodachi Life ...

1 month ago
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Hyrule Warriors Review

It’s always fun when game developers and publishers can find a way to come together and blend two very different game franchises into a crossover game. This is what Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have done with Hyrule Warriors, exclusively for the Wii U. ...

2 months ago
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Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review

When we first heard that the next Super Smash Bros. game would come to both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, I had some concerns about the handheld version. Smash Bros. has always been a console experience, best enjoyed with friends (or your kids) on ...

3 months ago
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Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review

When Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was announced for the 3DS, I thought we’d see something along the lines of Law & Order (actually, that would have been pretty sweet). Professor Layton could investigate some mystery ...

3 months ago
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The Problem with the “New 3DS”

Nintendo recently announced the New 3DS for Japan, and it will eventually be making its way to North America in 2015. With two extra buttons, a second analog nub,  an NFC reader for the new amiibo accessories, faster processor, and more, it ...

3 months ago
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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 ...

4 months 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 ...

4 months 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 ...

6 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 ...

7 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 ...

7 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 ...

7 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 ...

7 months ago
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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 ...

7 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 ...

8 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 ...

8 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 ...

9 months ago
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