NS Review – Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (3DS)

I will happily admit that I was a huge fan of the GameBoy Advance; it had a few stellar games, but sadly wasn’t quite up to the calibre of other Nintendo platforms in terms of an overall game roster. One of the huge breakthrough hits on the console in my opinion though was Mario & … Continue reading

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NS Review – FIFA 18 (Switch)

Realistic sports games are hardly a niche genre. The FIFA and Madden NFL series share at least 200 million sales between them. However, when it comes to Nintendo consoles, the idea of ‘niche’ makes more sense. For one reason or another – and particularly in more recent years – the genre hasn’t made an impact … Continue reading

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NS Review – StarFox 2 (SNES Mini)

Retro, in all of it’s senses, is having a bit of a revival in recent times. What with the rise of indie developers taking retro styles or gameplay as centre stage in their games and the success of the Nintendo Classic NES Mini, it’s a good time to be old school. Now, the highly anticipated … Continue reading

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NS Review – Nintendo Classic SNES Mini

It has been a while in coming but it is almost here, Nintendo’s latest miniaturised nostalgia machine is upon us. I’ve been privileged enough to spend time playing around with the new Nintendo Classic SNES Mini the last few weeks, testing out all of it’s 21 pre-loaded games and exploring all of the features of … Continue reading

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NS Review – Octopath Traveler Demo (Switch)

This review was originally posted on reuthegamer.com on 21st September 2017. Anyone who knows me will know that I am rather a large fan of the JRPG genre, in fact, I normally will drop pretty much any other game I happen to be playing to pick one up. Furthermore, in that genre, I consider Bravely … Continue reading

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Nintendo Scene @EGX 2017, Birmingham NEC

It’s that time of year again, when gamers of all ages descend upon Birmingham for the annual Eurogamer Expo. Nintendo were once again there in force, with tournaments and a large amount of new and upcoming games. Obviously Super Mario Odyssey made up the lion’s share of the floorspace devoted to the Big N, but … Continue reading

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NS Review – Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch)

So far, 2017 has been a phenomenal year for Nintendo but most importantly the Switch. We have seen both new titles gracing the new hybrid and a few fantastic Wii U titles being brought over to the Switch. Needless to say, given the arguable lack of success of Nintendo’s asymmetric gameplay console, giving some of … Continue reading

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NS Review – Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)

There aren’t many games with a title more apropos than Samus Returns. After a long absence since the polarising Metroid: Other M and a controversial spin-off game last year, the future of Samus Aran had been in serious doubt. At E3 this year, all doubt was thrown out the window as two Metroid titles were announced. The first … Continue reading

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NS Review – Monster Hunter Stories

Monster Hunter with cutesy anime graphics and a turn-based combat system? Sounds good to me. That was my initial impression when I saw screenshots for Monster Hunter Stories for the first time. However, in this NIS America/Kemco era of JRPGS being produced on what seems like a monthly basis I now expect a lot from … Continue reading

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NS Preview – Nintendo Classic SNES Mini

Following on from the success of the Nintendo Classic NES Mini, rumours began to circulate about the possibility of a successor. So when the announcement of the Nintendo Classic SNES Mini came out, the public began frothing at the mouth, especially as the successor was billed to have the previously unreleased StarFox 2 playable for … Continue reading

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