Super Mario Maker

Mark Nintendo, Reviews 2 Comments

Somewhere, deep within Nintendo HQ, there’s an echo chamber filled with the anguished cries of gamers like me, who, having lost untold days on any number of Super Mario courses created by the genius that is Shigeru Miyamoto, threw down their controller in a sulk of mumbled expletives and decreed it impossible.

Or maybe that’s just me?

It’s been thirty years since the release of Super Mario Bros.… read the full post.

Yoshi’s Woolly World

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Yoshi_Woolly_World_CoverIf you were to judge a game by the amount of housework I get done over the subsequent days, then Yoshi’s Woolly World scores very highly. Just ask Janet, if you can see her through the dust storm that’s engulfed our front room.

Heavily influenced by Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and all the better for it, Yoshi’s Woolly World is undeniably Nintendo.… read the full post.

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush

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kirby boxIf Nintendo were a family, Kirby would be the second-cousin who only turns up to the big occasions, but is the one you really want to be sat next to.

Whilst Mario knuckles down to study in the pursuit of perfection, Kirby will have taken another gap year, probably studying shamanism in Mongolia or the folk traditions of Azerbaijan.

And this is what I love about Kirby.… read the full post.

Mario Party 10 – Review

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Mario Party 10Ain’t no party like a Mario 10 Party!

OK, so there’s Mario Party 9, and the eight prior to that, but how often do I get the chance to reference S Club 7?

The fact I did suggests I’m probably not the target demographic for this game, and as such should probably pass this on to the kids to review …

“It’s great … can I have a biscuit!”

OK, so that doesn’t really constitute a review therefore I’d better add some detail.… read the full post.

New Nintendo 3DS review

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Nintendo have kindly sent me their New Nintendo 3DS to review. It’s called … wait for it … ‘New Nintendo 3DS’.

Unscrupulous eBay sellers are going to have a field day!

I have a theory on the name. There’s two types of Marketing graduate. The Creative ones who go on to work for paint companies and come up with colour names like Anaconda Tears, Grandmas Whisper and Barely Breathing.… read the full post.