Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Metroid II: Return of Samus

Following on from Conor’s wonderful review of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, we continue our celebration of Nintendo’s futuristic adventure platform franchise, Metroid. This time, I’m turning my gaze way back to 1991 to look at Metroid II: Return of Samus, which has had a recent return to the limelight in the quickly removed fan remake … Continue reading

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Out this week on the eShop (18th August)

Pokemon Snap

Another week, another lot of games coming to a Nintendo console near you. This week Nintendo are very happy to inform us that Pokemon Snap is coming to virtual console on Wii U, if you miss taking pictures of Pokemon instead of actually walking outside, running out of phone battery or Pokemon crashing on you, … Continue reading

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Out of the EU eShop this week (11th August)

Super Paper Mario

It’s Monday once again and that means we find out what is up on the eShop for us Europeans this Thursday. After the disappointment that was last week, Nintendo have a whole lot more for us this week. Starting out with the one of the best games released on the Wii, Super Paper Mario. Then … Continue reading

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Out on the EU eShop this week (4th August)

Alien on the run

This week sees the release of a whooping two whole games on the eShop, both on 3ds. First up is a game that seems to have originally been set for release two years ago but has finally made its way with a demo I might add (well done dev for that), Alien on the run. … Continue reading

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Out this week on the EU eShop (28th July)

Street fighter alpha 2

Another week means more games launching and the same games on sale on the eShop. This week we see three, that’s right three SNES Street Fighter games launching on the New 3DS virtual console. Buy two of them you also get the last free as well. Also releasing are three TurboGrafx-16 games on the Wii … Continue reading

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Out this week on the EU eShop (14th July)

Monster Hunter Generations

Oooooh is it a week to be a MonHun fan! Why? Because the new Monster Hunter is out of course. Monster Hunter X I mean Generations has finally reached the shores of Europe and the UK who  have decided they are too good for Europe.  Monster Hunter Generations looks great because the game play finally … Continue reading

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eShop Sale Selects – Super Mario Land (GB)

With derpy hit-boxes, powerups that’ll do everything they can to get away from you, Fireballs that clip through enemies, and genuinely painful momentum that fights you every step of the way, a good portion of the difficulty in Super Mario Land comes from faulty mechanics, and you may find yourself meeting your end more from … Continue reading

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eShop Sale Selects – Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)

On the year of Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary, there’s no better time to replay past games and see how much this franchise has grown, and although it is an unusual spinoff title, Pokemon Trading Card Game for Gameboy Color is one of those games that can be looked back on fondly. This was one of my … Continue reading

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Out this week on the EU eShop (23rd June)

Tokyo Mirage Sessions

It’s a pretty good week on releases this Thursday on the Eu eShop, starting us out is the Fire Emblem & Shin Megami Tensei cross up developed by Atlus; Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. Quite a name on it, will it live up to expectations? My suggestion is buy it and find out after all it’s … Continue reading

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In Retrospect – Metroid Fusion

I thought I would try something new, in this period of post-E3 blues and with a definite gaming drought in terms of games, replay some retro titles and review them, So welcome to the first In RETROspect review, and this time I’ll be tackling the last game in the Metroid canon: Metroid Fusion. Originally released … Continue reading

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