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 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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SNES Classic Mini Announced and Set for September Release!

As of 5pm BST today, Nintendo have announced that they are following up the hugely popular (and worryingly understocked) NES Mini with the SNES Classic Mini on 29th September. Much alike its predecessor, this little console (which fits pretty much into the palm of your hand) will plug into your TV and run 21 different … Continue reading

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Coming soon: The Nintendo Classic Mini

Nintendo Classic Mini

That’s right everyone Nintendo have announced a new console. No it’s not the NX, it’s even better (depending on your love of classic games). Nintendo have made a brand new NES. Complete with HDMI output, powered by USB, packaged in with 30 great games and it’s teeny tiny.  It also comes with a really cool … 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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NS Review – The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

A few years ago on an infamous indie website… “So what else is new? Well the developers still seem content to settle on the usual sixteen old and sixteen new racetrack routine. I’m still waiting for ‘Mario Kart the Complete Package’ or you know… that never mentioned ‘Retro Track Pack DLC’? Pretty please Nintendo?” (Boots, … Continue reading

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NS Review: Shovel Knight (3DS)

Yacht Club Games might have been playing a dangerous game with regards to Shovel Knight. Owing to the large delay on the EU release of the title, the levels of hype may have actually ended placing the game in a position where it couldn’t possibly live up to the expectations the public had of it … Continue reading

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Play Expo Manchester 2012 – Report

This weekend saw the Play Expo roll into the beautiful city of Manchester bringing with it a ton of retro consoles, pinball machines, merchandise  a host of new games and of course the Wii U! The Wii U games available to play were ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Rayman Legends, Tekken Tag Tournament … Continue reading

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Grab a copy of Pixel Nation Issue 1 – OUT NOW!

It is not very often that an independent publishing company emerges, pouring their own personal love and enthusiasm for gaming into a high-quality and frankly beautiful quarterly magazine. However, Pixel Nation are doing just that, with their debut issue out now. Pixel Nation’s 100 or so pages are packed with gorgeous gaming artwork, interviews and features, making … Continue reading

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