Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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captain toad treasure tracker coverDespite the Toad Brigade being a mainstay of the Super Mario series they rarely get a lead role, more likely to be seen loitering like lost tourists or offering words of wisdom like wizen weary travellers.

When Captain Toad arrived, laden with a backpack and miners lamp, he could have been forgiven for thinking his time would be short lived. In a world where running and jumping are key his inability to do either didn’t bode well.… read the full post.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Review

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sonic boom rise of lyric coverAs a gamer of a certain age the early nineties were a golden era. Legendary characters born, classic titles released, and more pertinently less buttons to press!

Mario was king but there were plenty of others vying for his crown; and none more so than Sonic.

Fast forward twenty years and time has been far kinder on some than others.

Mario has grown old gracefully.… read the full post.

Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics

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mario flagWe’ve been kindly asked by Nintendo to take part in a ‘blogger challenge’ to celebrate the launch of Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 for the Wii U.

Mario and challenge in the same sentence? I didn’t need asking twice.

But first we needed a team Bryce-Yang flag and kit.

We had a look at the Chinese and British flags for inspiration and they settled on … a picture of Sonic and Mario?… read the full post.

Super Mario 3D World

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Due to hand-held technology the dexterity of our thumbs is evolving at a frightening rate.

In fifty years they’ll apparently have superseded the forefinger as the preferred digit with which to point.

Well most people, I suspect my boys are going to persevere with their lazy nod.

In many ways evolution has passed me by (see Janet for a comprehensive list), but not when it comes to thumbs.… read the full post.

Wii Party U Review

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wii u partySonny and I recently had a chat about what he’d like to be when he’s older. Obviously I used the examples of an Astronaut and Prime Minister. I sold the virtues of studying hard, following his dreams, and that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

It was a conversation so riddled with clichés it only seemed apt to finish with a rendition of S Club 7’s ‘Reach for the Stars’.… read the full post.