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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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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Turn your Android phone into a cartridge using Gameboy

Smart Boy

The fine folks over at Hyperkin (makers of the Retron series of consoles) have announced they are making a “Smart Boy”. It’s an attachment for Android smart phones that turns it into a Gameboy, reading real cartridges and all. As you can see from the image it looks pretty awesome, however the price tag is … 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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Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow Price Confirmed

pokemon red, blue, yellow

27th of Feb is the day that the original Pokemon trio of games turn 20 and they are coming to our beloved backlit 3DSes. My advice, never underestimate the power of a backlight. Nintendo have told us how much Red, Blue and Yellow will set us back and it is £8.99. More than I thought … Continue reading

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Celebrate 20 years of Pokemon with Splatfest

That right folks there’s a Splatfest next weekend in Splatoon and a rather topical one with it being Pokemon’s 20th anniversary. It came out rather a long time later in America (2 and half years) and Europe (3 and a half years) but we can still celebrate. Battling it out starting at 4am on Saturday … Continue reading

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Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme: Gameboy Advance Games Incoming!

The recent news regarding the 3DS Ambassador programme has got me thinking about my Gameboy Advance playing days; Mario Kart Super Circuit and the Super Mario Advance series in particular. Nintendo have announced that 20 free games are coming soon for all those who connect to the 3DS eShop before the 11th August; 10 from … Continue reading

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Distracted by StreetPass at Gadget Show Live

On Friday morning I turned on my 3DS, confirmed my Street Fighter IV 3D team and activated StreetPass and set off to Gadget Show Live on a very hot sweaty train full of gadget geeks, including a couple of mates from work. We arrived right on time for the opening and went straight into the … Continue reading

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