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by Towafan7
on March 13th 2019, 7:19 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Coqui The Game (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Review: Coqui The Game (Wii U eShop)


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Sinking Like A Dead Frog...

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Developed and published by Alberto Roman, Coqui The Game is a unique platformer for sure, but is extremely low quality in many ways, but how bad can this game be, you say? Continue reading our review to find out!

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The gameplay is well it's a bizarre platformer with a heavy emphasis on jumping, but its mechanics are so stiff and incredibly poorly implemented it makes the game extremely frustrating to play. We honestly had an extremely difficult time forcing ourselves to play the game in its entirety due to its overwhelming issues.

The controls are among the most flawed aspects of the game, sometimes they're so stiff you'll struggle moving your frog while others it'll suddenly feel like you're slipping across ice with a layer of oil on top for extra slickness, to be frank this game has the worst controls we've ever seen in a platformer.

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The audio-visual presentation doesn't fare much better with colorful yet hideous level backgrounds and equally ugly characters and enemies and if that wasn't bad enough, the soundtrack is so horrendously annoying that you'll want to rip your ears off to end your suffering, no seriously it is THAT bad.

Bottom-Line: With unique gameplay...who're we kidding Coqui The Game for the Wii U is a seriously flawed game in almost every conceivable way and has the worst soundtrack we've ever heard hands-down and as such we give the game a terrible level of recommendation.

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Score: ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 2/10

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by Towafan7
on February 16th 2019, 12:55 am
 
Search in: Latest WiiWareWave News
Topic: WiiWareWave News: Our Announcement of WiiWareWave's Zelda-Fest 2019!
Replies: 6
Views: 338

WiiWareWave News: Our Announcement of WiiWareWave's Zelda-Fest 2019!


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A Treasure Trove of Content!

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We've heard your cries for better coverage of The Legend of Zelda series which admittedly we're missing a ton of reviews for, so this year we'll be reviewing every Zelda Wii, Wii U, 3DS, and Virtual Console game that we've failed to review thus-far, but we'll also be publishing a new Zelda-themed exclusive feature each month as well!

What do you think of this announcement? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by Towafan7
on February 15th 2019, 2:10 pm
 
Search in: Wii U Virtual Console Reviews
Topic: Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ A Link To The Past (Wii U VC)
Replies: 24
Views: 460

Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ A Link To The Past (Wii U VC)


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Link To The Amazing!

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Developed and published by Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past returns to the formula that the original game in the series utilized, but adds to it in many ways and all of which are positive improvements! Continue reading our review to find out why we think you should add this retro game to your Wii U Virtual Console collection of games!

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The story in ALTTP is by and far better than the one that the original The Legend of Zelda title had and showed that RPG's weren't the only genre that could be epic in this regard! The gameplay while similar to that of the NES original added quite a few changes such as eight-way movement, much more complex equipment, weapon and equipment upgrades, and even an entire second world.

The game is also quite lengthy for an SNES game that's not a JRPG, clocking in at over 20 hours in length! The controls are also easy to learn which is always a good thing! Another good thing is the game runs much better on the Wii U than it did on the original Wii with far less stuttering and frame-rate drops.

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The controls in the game are quite good, but we highly recommend using the Wii Classic Controller Pro for the best experience. The game's Off-TV play is executed perfectly with a great balance in its sound-level and ALTTP looks absolutely gorgeous on the Wii U Gamepad.

The audio-visual presentation is also superb with gorgeous cartoonish graphics that are exceptionally detailed for an SNES title, and the animations are fluid with rarely any dropped frames. The soundtrack is also pure bliss with catchy chiptunes and surprisingly good sound effects!

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Bottom-Line: With an amazing and lengthy story , excellent gameplay, great controls, and a nearly flawless audio-visual presentation, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past has aged gracefully and is just as fun today as it was when it was released well over 25 years ago! The better frame-rate compared to the Wii Virtual Console release makes this the most definitive re-release of the game thus-far! We give The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past for the Wii U Virtual Console a perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on October 9th 2018, 9:04 pm
 
Search in: Wii U Virtual Console Reviews
Topic: Review: Mario & Luigi ~ Partners in Time (Wii U VC)
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Review: Mario & Luigi ~ Partners in Time (Wii U VC)


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A Baby Splash In Time!

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Developed and published by Nintendo, Mario & Luigi: Partners in time is the second title in the now long-running Mario & Luigi series and adds to the formula of Superstar Saga with time-travelling shananigans with the now-famous Baby Mario Bros. in tow. Is this zany title as good as its predecessor? We think so and here's why:

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The story in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is just as epic as you'd expect from a true to form Mario RPG. Of course there's plenty of humour to be had, but unlike recent Mario RPG's Bowser is not the main focus as an antagonist, much like in Superstar Saga and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door there's a cast of refreshingly unique antagonists to tackle which is a breath of fresh air to be quite honest.

the gameplay is revamped from Superstar Saga, there's a time-travelling element, plus the baby bros. join the team, giving you four different allies at your command at once which adds alot of depth to the gameplay formula. Puzzle solving plays a big role in Partners in Time and ctn be challenging at times while the battles are substantially more difficult than those in Superstar Saga.

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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is also quite a long game, clocking in at over 40 hours in length. The controls are also superb which is always a good thing. The audio-visual presentation while simple in nature are quite beautiful and fit the game like a glove, while the soundtrack is far better than the one in Superstar Saga. Overall the game looks and sounds like pure perfection!

Bottom-Line:

With a wacky and highly enjoyable story, superb gameplay, and flawless audio-visual presentation, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is the pinnacle of perfection and one of the best DS games we've had the opportunity to play and as such we give the game a perfect level of recommendation!


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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on August 12th 2018, 10:05 pm
 
Search in: PS4 PSN Reviews
Topic: Review: Shantae ½ Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition (PS4 PSN) {2018 Indie Game of Fame Award Winner}
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Review: Shantae ½ Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition (PS4 PSN) {2018 Indie Game of Fame Award Winner}


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Half Genie Legend!

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Developed and published by WayForward Games Shantae ½ Genie Hero is the latest title in the long-running Shantae series, which is a top-tier platforming series with some Metroidvania elements, but how does this adventure stack-up to the rest? Continue reading our review to find out!

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The gameplay in Shantae ½ Genie Hero is quite a bit closer to a traditional platformer compared to its previous entries which were more akin to Metroid or Castlevania, though a few of those elements such as upgrades and transformations remain. As usual you attack enemies with your hair whip, and transformations which return from the very first Shantae title, allow Shantae to reach previously impossible to reach places.

The game does seem a bit shorter than a typical Shantae title, but it makes up for it with various modes that completely change the way the game plays, such as The Mighty Switch Force mode where you must utilize switch blocks to travers courses while collecting criminals and shooting enemies. You can also kill enemies by launching them into your TV screen with the switch blocks, but be careful not to do that to Shantae now. Other fantastic modes include the fast-paced Ninja mode which allows Shantae to scale walls, slash enemies to ribbons, ans use throwing weapons. Then there's the Friends Till The End and Risky Boots campaigns which shed more light into the main game's story. There are many more modes than the one's that we mentioned and best of all, they all have a unique storyline which really adds to the replayability of the game!

The controls in Shantae ½ Genie Hero are intuitive and easy to learn while the difficulty varies greatly depending on the mode you choose. The audio-visual presentation is superb as the characters and world are lush and detailed with gorgeous use of colors while the voice acting "what little there is" and the soundtrack are flawless and fit the game perfectly.

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Bottom-Line:

With incredible gameplay, a ton of different modes offering an insane amount of replayability, flawless controls, and a superb audio-visual presentation Shantae ½ Genie Hero is an amazing game that is nearly perfect in every way and as such, not only do we give it a perfect score, but we're also awarding Shantae ½ Genie Hero our 2018 Indie Game of Fame Award which means that we think that it is the best indie released since August 2017!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on March 30th 2018, 1:02 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: Breaking News: Battle Princess Madelyn Is Set To Release On A Plethora of Nintendo & Sony Consoles Later This Year!
Replies: 4
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Breaking News: Battle Princess Madelyn Is Set To Release On A Plethora of Nintendo & Sony Consoles Later This Year!


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It's Only On Everything™️

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Casual Bit Games and PR Hound have confirmed that their platforming title, Battle Princess Madelyn will be releasing on a ton of different platforms later this year! Nintendo Switch, PS4, Vita, and even the Wii U will be the supported Nintendo and Sony consoles! Then Xbox One and PC round off the list of consoles the game will be releasing on this year.

The game takes cues from series such as Ghosts and Goblins, among others, but still has a very unique look and feel to it.

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Are you looking forward to Battle Princess Madelyn? If so which platform will you be purchasing the game on?

Source: Nintendo Life.

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by Towafan7
on March 21st 2018, 1:25 pm
 
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Topic: Wii U News: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Is Ready To Release on The Wii U eShop!
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Wii U News: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Is Ready To Release on The Wii U eShop!


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Wii U Release Making Waves!

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Zordix Games has taken to Twitter and announced that their Wii U version of Aqua Moto Racing Utopia is not only still happening, but it's ready for release and will be hitting the Wii U eShop very soon!

Are you going to be picking up this Wave Race inspired arcade-racer for the Wii U or do you already have the Switch port of the game? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Nintendo Life.

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#AquaMotoRacingUtopia #WiiU #eShop #Switch #ZordixGames

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by Towafan7
on March 13th 2018, 10:11 pm
 
Search in: Latest WiiWareWave News
Topic: WiiWareWave Anniversary: Our Community Has Officially Reached Its Seventh Anniversary!
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

WiiWareWave Anniversary: Our Community Has Officially Reached Its Seventh Anniversary!


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Seven Lucky Years!

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WiiWareWave has had it's fair share of ups and downs from its humble beginnings to the week in July 2012 when nearly 100 new members joined our community. And who can forget when we expanded to cover Sony games as well?

We've had more active times sure, but the fact that WiiWareWave has managed to not only survive, but continues to have an active following after seven long years is a feat most commercial websites don't even achieve. We would like to thank you, our loyal fanbase for continuing to support our community!

As always be sure to leave us your thoughts in our comments section below!

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by Towafan7
on January 22nd 2018, 3:09 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: Nintendo News: Aperion Cyberstorm Releases On Switch & Wii U On February 8th!
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Views: 757

Nintendo News: Aperion Cyberstorm Releases On Switch & Wii U On February 8th!


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Wii U Release Making A HUGE Splash!

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Today, aPriori Digital has announced that their frantic multiplayer shmup, Aperion Cyberstorm will be hitting the Switch AND Wii U eShops on February 8th in North America and Europe! The game was announced three years ago for the Wii U and the developer has thankfully kept their promise of releasing the game on Nintendo's ill-fated console alongside the release of the Switch version of the game!

What do you think of the news regarding the Wii U version of Aperion Cyberstorm? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by FuManchu
on January 6th 2018, 11:17 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: Breaking News: Nintendo Switch Has Officially Surpased The Wii U's Lifetime Sales Numbers In Just 10 Months.
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Breaking News: Nintendo Switch Has Officially Surpased The Wii U's Lifetime Sales Numbers In Just 10 Months.


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The Final Nail In The Wii U's Coffin.

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 Japanese publication Famitsu has confirmed that as of December 31st the Nintendo Switch had overtaken the Wii U's lifetime sales in the Japanese market. By December 31st 2017, Nintendo had shifted over 3,470,000 units versus the Wii U's 3,300,000 units sold in the region during its lifetime.  Nintendo also managed to sell 115,255 units in Japan during the last week of 2017 versus the Wii U's paltry 69 units that were sold in the same timeframe. The Nintendo Switch's sales numbers are higher than even the Wii's during the same point in its life cycle.

What are your thoughts? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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by Towafan7
on December 4th 2017, 10:39 am
 
Search in: Wii U eshop Reviews
Topic: Review: Earthlock ~ Festival of Magic (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Review: Earthlock ~ Festival of Magic (Wii U eShop)


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A Rare Western JRPG Making A Festively Magical Splash On Wii U!

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Developed and published by Snowcastle Games, Earthlock: Festival of Magic might be developed by a European company, but is truly a JRPG at heart with a colorful artstyle, and music you'd expect from the Japanese sub-genre of RPG's. Is the game as a whole worth purchasing if you're a Wii U owner? We think so and here's why:

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Earthlock: Festival of Magic is a mouthful so we'll just call it Earthlock for the rest of the review. Earthlock is a turn-based Japanese-style RPG that is the first fully 3D indie RPG to ever grace a Nintendo console in the West. The story is all about magic and youth and well it's pretty good, though don't expect anything groundbreaking in this regard. The gameplay on the other-hand is a bit more unique with a monster partner system, and a farm to grow ammunition for your characters guns. There's also a bit of city development and other very enjoyable features that we thoroughly had a blast with!

The game itself can be relatively short if you try to power through it, but completionists can expect over 60 hours of gameplay! The difficulty can be challenging at times, but for the most part is well balanced with easy solutions to beat otherwise extremely challenging bosses. The controls are also intuitive and easy to learn which is always a good thing, however the lack of Gamepad features despite the fact that the game can only be played with one is rather disappointing.

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Visually the game looks absolutely breathtaking for an indie title as the world has a crazy amount of detail, the characters and monsters look great, and the special effects look amazing, especially the lighting effects! The audio presentation is also fantastic with great tracks that fit the game well to great ambiance in certain dungeons and locations. Overall we'd say the game showcases just how good a 3D indie game can look with enough effort!

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Bottom-Line:

With amazing gameplay, easy to learn controls, and a top-notch audio-visual presentation, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is an insanely fun game that'll keep you coming back for more, the own negative aspect of the game is that it really doesn't make use of the Gamepad. Overall however we give the game an amazing level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by Towafan7
on November 18th 2017, 11:05 am
 
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Topic: Rumormill: SEGA Might Be Considering Moving Their Wii VC Lineup To Wii U Ahead of The Closure of The Wii Shop Channel!
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Rumormill: SEGA Might Be Considering Moving Their Wii VC Lineup To Wii U Ahead of The Closure of The Wii Shop Channel!


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SEGA Does What Nintendon't!

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According to several dataminers who thoroughly checked the Wii U eShop for a potential shutdown date have apparently uncovered new placeholders for every single Sega Genesis and Sega Master System game that's available on the Wii Shop Channel hidden in its data leading to the speculation that these games could be added to the Wii U eShop ahead of the Wii Shop Channel's closure!

This may or may not pan out as such take this with an incredibly large amount of salt. Also since the site in question can't be linked to by outside sources this seems a little sketchy. Regardless we reported it since we thought this was a rather interesting read.

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As always our rumormill articles are just that, rumors and as such we can't 100% guarantee that these news pieces are accurate because there's just not enough concrete evidence to substantiate these stories. Enjoy the read, but don't take these articles as fact.

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by Towafan7
on October 25th 2017, 10:11 pm
 
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Topic: Feature: Farewell Miiverse ~ Reanfan's Farewell Letter To Miiverse!
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Feature: Farewell Miiverse ~ Reanfan's Farewell Letter To Miiverse!


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Bon Voyage Old Friend!

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It's been five long years since Nintendo's foray into social media, Miiverse launched on Wii U and it has since ballooned into a massive hit especially after the app was added to the 3DS, and though several restrictions added since 2015 have severely hampered the service, it is still going surprisingly strong in its twilight days leading up to its closure in less than two weeks. What does this mean for you? Well even if you don't use the app if you own a Wii U you will no longer be able to add friends to your friends list, this also means that you'll be unable to make new friends and send in-game PM's in games such as Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate as well. Basically it will mean that you'll have to make due with any current friends on your list for online experiences so I suggest you don't remove anyone from your list if you plan on having any online gaming sessions on your Wii U in the future.

The 3DS is safe from this issue, since its friends list is tied to your handheld's friend code instead of Miiverse. Once Miiverse closes this will also render the Miiverse stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS completely useless which is another major reason why important offline available content shouldn't be tied to features that will be removed in the twilight years of a console. This is just the tip of the ice berg though as nearly 115 Wii U games feature Miiverse support within the game itself such as Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD / Breath of The Wild, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Super Mario 3D World, Hyrule Warriors, New Super Mario/Luigi U, Shovel Knight, etc, etc. All of these games and many, many more will have very cool and unique features stipped from them upon Miiverse's closure which is definitely going to hurt the enjoyment factor of the games, but in some more serious cases will make some content impossible to obtain "I'm looking at you Xenoblade Chronicles X". Yes that's right, the two raid bosses in Xenoblade Chronicles X and their exclusive materials will be lost upon Miiverse's closure which will prevent players from creating a couple of the most powerful Skells in the game as well as some of the best weapons in each job class.

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Regardless of the major flaws and drawbacks regarding the closure of Miiverse the social media experience it provided was one of the most unique and intriguing I have ever experienced and the colorful personalities of its myriad of members always put a smile on my face. One of the greatest things about Miiverse was that it was a gathering place of many highly talented and aspiring artists and the beauty of the art graced almost every member's timeline! There were plenty of hilarious moments such as the discovery of the aptly named Luigi Death Stare in Mario Kart 8, the creation of the facepalm-worthy meme character Bigley, and who can forget the annoyed developers talking smack about Nintendo's sudden announcement that Miiverse was going to be closing in November? Bottom line Miiverse was unique and incredible in so many ways and will be missed by our crew.

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Anyways be sure to tell us about your thoughts about and past experiences you've had with Miiverse in our comments section below!

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by Towafan7
on October 9th 2017, 3:03 pm
 
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Topic: Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Switch Retail)
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Views: 1407

Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Switch Retail)


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A Walk On The Wild Side!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a fantastic open-world adventure game that completely reinvents the franchise. And while it's an excellent title it feel like it's lost some of that Zelda magic. Despite this we still feel the game is one of the best titles in the franchise. Continue reading our review to find out why!

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Breath of The Wild is an open-world adventure game and possesses a massive world with tons of secrets and hidden areas to explore and despite being much smaller in scale than Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo did a fantastic job with the topography of the world in the game to make you truly feel like an explorer! This is the game's greatest strength, however it's also its greatest weakness as well since the game nearly does away with complex puzzle solving and dungeons in favor of smaller and easier shrines.

These mini dungeons number in the 100's, but are substantially simpler than a typical dungeon in the Zelda series. With the exception of this, however Breath of The Wild is a fantastic entry in the series and other aspects such as the story-telling as well as sidequests and pseudo guild quests are superb and will keep you entertained for many hours!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also the first game in the Zelda series to have full voice acting in most of the important story scenes which gives a breath of fresh air to the narrative of the game! The difficulty of the game is fairly easy for the most part, though it can become somewhat challenging at times. For those who want a challenge, there's a difficulty setting for that! The item scavenging and pet system are extremely rich and can make exploration extremely fun for completionists!

You can also cook and craft items in the game as well. This system is somewhat limited, but is enjoyable nonetheless! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also by far the longest game in the Zelda series clocking in at over 300 hours to complete one hundred percent!

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The controls in the game a flawless and are a piece of cake to learn which is always a very good thing. The visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild are absolutely gorgeous and even give Xenoblade Chronicles X a run for its money in-terms of the best looking Wii U games! The environments as well as the character/enemy models are intricately detailed and the Cel-Shading gives the game a breathtaking art-direction unlike anything we've ever seen before!

The soundtrack is also absolutely flawless with fully orchestrated dynamic tracks that not only fit the mood of the game, but also change in rhythm and tempo depending on what's happening around Link which adds to the game's atmosphere!

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The Switch Difference:

Besides a slightly higher resolution and better frame rate on the Nintendo Switch version when docked both games are nearly identical. The only difference we can think of is that the Switch port has better textures and object models, but overall you'll have an amazing experience with the game regardless of which console you play it on!

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Bottom-Line:

With an incredible story, superb gameplay, and flawless controls, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will draw any Wii U or Switch owners to the game while the unparalleled audio-visual presentation will keep players coming back time and time again. Honestly the only drawback that the game has is that it is too different from the other games in the series, however in-terms of open-world games, Breath of The Wild is in a league of its own which is why we give the game a perfect level of recommendation to any and all Switch and Wii U owners!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on October 9th 2017, 2:55 pm
 
Search in: WiiU Reviews
Topic: Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Wii U Retail)
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Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Wii U Retail)


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A Walk On The Wild Side!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a fantastic open-world adventure game that completely reinvents the franchise. And while it's an excellent title it feel like it's lost some of that Zelda magic. Despite this we still feel the game is one of the best titles in the franchise. Continue reading our review to find out why!

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Breath of The Wild is an open-world adventure game and possesses a massive world with tons of secrets and hidden areas to explore and despite being much smaller in scale than Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo did a fantastic job with the topography of the world in the game to make you truly feel like an explorer! This is the game's greatest strength, however it's also its greatest weakness as well since the game nearly does away with complex puzzle solving and dungeons in favor of smaller and easier shrines.

These mini dungeons number in the 100's, but are substantially simpler than a typical dungeon in the Zelda series. With the exception of this, however Breath of The Wild is a fantastic entry in the series and other aspects such as the story-telling as well as sidequests and pseudo guild quests are superb and will keep you entertained for many hours!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also the first game in the Zelda series to have full voice acting in most of the important story scenes which gives a breath of fresh air to the narrative of the game! The difficulty of the game is fairly easy for the most part, though it can become somewhat challenging at times. For those who want a challenge, there's a difficulty setting for that! The item scavenging and pet system are extremely rich and can make exploration extremely fun for completionists!

You can also cook and craft items in the game as well. This system is somewhat limited, but is enjoyable nonetheless! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also by far the longest game in the Zelda series clocking in at over 300 hours to complete one hundred percent!

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The controls in the game a flawless and are a piece of cake to learn which is always a very good thing. The visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild are absolutely gorgeous and even give Xenoblade Chronicles X a run for its money in-terms of the best looking Wii U games! The environments as well as the character/enemy models are intricately detailed and the Cel-Shading gives the game a breathtaking art-direction unlike anything we've ever seen before!

The soundtrack is also absolutely flawless with fully orchestrated dynamic tracks that not only fit the mood of the game, but also change in rhythm and tempo depending on what's happening around Link which adds to the game's atmosphere!

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Bottom-Line:

With an incredible story, superb gameplay, and flawless controls, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will draw any Wii U or Switch owners to the game while the unparalleled audio-visual presentation will keep players coming back time and time again. Honestly the only drawback that the game has is that it is too different from the other games in the series, however in-terms of open-world games, Breath of The Wild is in a league of its own which is why we give the game a perfect level of recommendation to any and all Switch and Wii U owners!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by Towafan7
on March 13th 2017, 10:37 am
 
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Topic: Review: Kick & Fennick (Wii U eShop)
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Review: Kick & Fennick (Wii U eShop)


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Rock Solid Platforming!

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Developed by Jaywalkers Interactive and published by Abstraction Games, Kick & Fennick is a fantastic 2.5D platformer with alot of charm and a fantastic audio-visual presentation! Is this enough to make Kick & Fennick a blockbuster indie hit like Shovel Knight or Freedom Planet? Not quite, but it's still a fantastic title in its own right and here's why!

Kick & Fennick is a fairly lengthy platformer with over 5 hours of gameplay. The gameplay itself is quite unique as your character will use a rather oversized gun to launch himself to reach otherwise inaccessible platforms and in certain cases to defeat enemies. There are some collectables in the game, but not many.

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The game starts off easy, but actually becomes fairly difficult in the later stages and should provide a decent challenge which is always a good thing!

The controls are perfect and should be a cinch for most players to learn! Visually the game is gorgeous and looks on par with AAA 2.5D platformers such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze so expect to be wowed! The soundtrack is also superb and fits the game quite nicely!

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Bottom-Line:

With great gameplay, flawless controls, and a perfectly balanced level of difficulty, Kick & Fennick will draw players in, and its charming and superb audio-visual presentation will leave a smile on their faces! These reasons and more are why we highly recommend the game to all Wii U owners! It's not quite at the same level as masterpieces such as Shovel Knight, but it comes very close!

Price: $14.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★½☆☆ 8.5/10

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by Towafan7
on January 28th 2017, 10:33 pm
 
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Topic: News: Earthlock Festival of Magic Is Set To Arrive On The Wii U eShop In Late February To Early March!
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News: Earthlock Festival of Magic Is Set To Arrive On The Wii U eShop In Late February To Early March!


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It's been a longtime coming, but the wait for Snowcastle Games' Wii U JRPG Earthlock Festival of Magic's release is almost over as the developer has confirmed that the game will likely be hitting the Wii U eShop sometime between late-February and early-March of this year if they don't run into any unforeseen issues. Are you looking forward to this upcoming eShop gem? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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by Towafan7
on August 24th 2016, 2:34 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Tumblestone (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 7
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Review: Tumblestone (Wii U eShop)


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Developed and published by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Tumblestone is a match-three puzzler like no other, as it possesses some of the best multiplayer action that we've ever seen in the genre as well as many unique modes of play!

Tumblestone's single player campaign starts off relatively easy, but quickly becomes exceptionally difficult to the point that the game might be too tough for the average player to complete. The multiplayer is the real draw of the game and it's among the best in the genre in that regard! There are several modes of multiplayer including tug of war, vs., and more that will test you and your friends' skills.

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The controls are easy to learn and work quite well with the game. As for the visuals they are quite nice for a puzzler and there's quite a nice variety to the stage backgrounds, characters, and the world maps. The music and sound effects are also superb so expect a fantastic audio-visual presentation with this game!

Bottom-Line:

With excellent gameplay and intuitive controls Tumblestone will immediately hook fans of the puzzle genre and the challenging difficulty will keep you coming back for more, though the biggest draw of Tumblestone is most certainly its fantastic multiplayer modes! The charming graphics and excellent soundtrack is just the virtual cherry on top! There's really no reason to skip this game if you like the genre other than its price. At $24.99 it's one of the most expensive eShop only titles, however it feels like a retail game so the price is understandable!

Price: $24.99

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by Gamergy
on August 3rd 2016, 10:30 pm
 
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Topic: News: A bunch of AquaMoto Racing Utopia footage is up on Youtube
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News: A bunch of AquaMoto Racing Utopia footage is up on Youtube


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Not in English, however

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Not long ago some footage of AquaMoto Racing Utopia, a game coming to Wii U, got uploaded to Youtube. AquaMoto Racing Utopia takes on the boat racing-genre that has been mostly absent of presence in recent times in gaming.

If you like the Wave Race series, AquaMoto Racing Utopia might scratch that itch you've been craving. Check out the first video in the series below



There are even more videos at the youtuber's video page here

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by Towafan7
on August 3rd 2016, 2:39 pm
 
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Topic: eShop: Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hits The North American Wii U VC Service Tomorrow!
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eShop: Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hits The North American Wii U VC Service Tomorrow!


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Pokémon Wranglers Unite!

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It looks like, yet another Pokémon title will be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console Service as a listing for Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia has appeared on Nintendo of America's website! The game will be priced at the standard cost of $9.99 the same as most other DS games on the service!

Are you looking forward to this game's VC release? As always be sure to leave us a comment below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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by Towafan7
on July 20th 2016, 6:05 pm
 
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Topic: Virtual Console: Pokémon Ranger Is Set To Hit The North American Wii U Virtual Console Service Tomorrow!
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Virtual Console: Pokémon Ranger Is Set To Hit The North American Wii U Virtual Console Service Tomorrow!


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Wrangling Mons!

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It looks like the DS title, Pokémon Ranger will be released on the North American Wii U Virtual Console Service tomorrow according to a listing on Nintendo of America's official website! The game will be priced at $9.99! Are you looking forward to this upcoming Virtual Console title? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo.

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by Towafan7
on July 13th 2016, 3:34 am
 
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Topic: Virtual Console: The TG-16 Console Is Being Added To The North American Virtual Console Service Tomorrow!
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Virtual Console: The TG-16 Console Is Being Added To The North American Virtual Console Service Tomorrow!


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New Console Ahoy!

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It's been a longtime coming, but the wait is finally over in North America as TG-16 games are now starting to roll-out on the Wii U Virtual Console service! The first three TG-16 games will be hitting the eShop tomorrow. Here's the full launch lineup:

◆ Bonk's Adventure.
◆ R-Type.
◆ New Adventure Island.

The games will be priced at $5.99 with a discounted price of $1 if you already have the titles via Wii Mode! What do you think of this week's VC lineup? Are you excited that a new system is finally hitting the Wii U Virtual Console service? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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by Towafan7
on June 27th 2016, 11:07 am
 
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Topic: Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U Retail)
Replies: 13
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Review: Star Fox Zero (Wii U Retail)


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A Hero or A Zero?

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Developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo, Star Fox Zero is a unique on-the-rails shooter like no other in the series! But is this a good thing or bad? Continue reading our review to find out the answer to this question and so much more:

The gameplay in Star Fox Zero is very similar to most other cannon titles in the series, however there is no doubt that the game is far more robust and refined of an experience than its predecessors! First of all there are many new vehicles and tools to advance through the game's many stages including returning favorites such as the Land Rover and Submarines and new ones such as a mecha version of the Arwing and a drone which features a neat easter egg that we won't spoil!

Speaking of the drone sections while they certainly make good use of the Wii U Gamepad they're extremely difficult and feel more like a chore to take on. We'd have preferred these sections be at least a little more enjoyable, but as they are now they just aren't.

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The game also features a robust achievement system and is it challenging! Some achievements are fairly straightforward, while others require a literal miracle to achieve which is great for replay value! The enemies in Star Fox Zero are quite interesting, however the controls and certain Gamepad features are very awkward and make the game feel like a chore to play which is a very bad thing and hurts our overall opinions of the game.

Visually the game looks decent enough and the frame-rate is okay for the most-part, however for a Wii U title the worlds are quite barren and the graphics in-general look like an early PS3 game, which is unfortunate given how gorgeous games such as Xenoblade Chronicles X, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and Bayonetta look on the Wii U.

The sound-track is excellent and really fits the mood of the game, but recycled sound effects and voice-overs from Star Fox 64 make the game feel quite unoriginal which again, hurts our overall opinions of the game.

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Bottom-Line:

With great albeit flawed gameplay, somewhat difficult controls that take hours to grow accustomed to, and a somewhat disappointing audio-visual presentation, Star Fox Zero is a solid game that could have been so much better. Despite being the weakest title in the series we still think the game deserves a solid level of recommendation!

Price: $49.99/"$59.99 With Star Fox Guard"

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by Towafan7
on June 25th 2016, 6:54 pm
 
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Topic: eShop: Starr Mazer Is Set To Hit The Wii U And 3DS eShops In 2017!
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eShop: Starr Mazer Is Set To Hit The Wii U And 3DS eShops In 2017!


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Shooting Point And Clicker!

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Indie developer Imagos Softworks has confirmed that their intriguing point and click and side-scrolling shooter mash-up Starr Mazer will be hitting the Wii U and 3DS eShops in 2017, sometime after its initial launch on the PC platform early next year!

What do you think of this announcement? As always be sure to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 20th 2016, 2:14 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Chronicles of Teddy ~ Harmony of Exidus (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 7
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Review: Chronicles of Teddy ~ Harmony of Exidus (Wii U eShop)


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One of The Best Adventure Titles For U!

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Developed by LookAtMyGame and published by Aksys Games Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus is an Adventure-Platformer in the veins of Zelda II for the NES or the Wonder Boy series. The game was originally nearly broken when it launched on the Wii U eShop, but was quickly patched "at least in North America" so what do we think of the title now that it's been patched? Continue reading our review to find out the answer to that question:

The gameplay in Chronicles of Teddy is very polished and enjoyable, with enough content to be considered a full retail release! There are four main dungeons chock full of unique enemies and bosses as well as several smaller mini-dungeons to test your wits! The game has quite a steep difficulty spike near the end so expect to get stumped!

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A unique element of the game is that you communicate and solve puzzles using a unique musical instrument in the game. In fact if used cleverly enough you can even get past certain bosses without even having to face them, which is a really cool feature in our opinions! You can also find new powers to progress further into the game's world after completing each dungeon.

The game's controls are quite tight and are easy as pie to learn which is always a very important factor for any game! The Off-TV-Play is always a welcome feature, as is the option to use any one of a plethora of controllers such as the Classic Controller Pro, Wii U Pro Controller, and of course the Gamepad!


Visually the game is gorgeous with colorful and cheery backgrounds, unique character and enemy models, and splendidly awesome bosses that really add to the overall experience and the sound-track is equally as enjoyable! You won't hear a single complaint about the audio-visual presentation from us, however the patch that fixed various freezing problems and issues that caused the audio to permanently cut-out in North America has not been released in Europe at the time that we published this article so expect a vastly inferior experience if you're a European gamer...

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Bottom-Line:

With great gameplay, solid controls, and an excellent audio-visual presentation, Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus is a top-notch eShop adventure that no Wii U owner should skip, unless of course you're a European gamer since the gamebreaking glitches haven't been patched up yet in the region. The game is a meek 2/10 in Europe in our opinions, however the fully functional North American version gets a great level of recommendation from us!

Price: £12.09/$14.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by Towafan7
on June 19th 2016, 7:58 pm
 
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Topic: E3: Exile's End Is Heading To The Wii U eShop!
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E3: Exile's End Is Heading To The Wii U eShop!


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Being Exiled Has Never Been So Good!

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XSEED Games has announced that they're bringing Magnetic Realms Studios' Metroidvania-style action-adventure title Exile's End to the Wii U eShop later this year!

Inspired by classic cinematic platformers such as Another World which was remastered and released on the Wii U eShop, Exile's End will provide players with a deep retro-style story unlike anything we have seen in quite some time! Anyways what do you think about this announcement? Be sure to check-out the trailer and as always feel free to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 16th 2016, 8:20 am
 
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Topic: VC: Super Paper Mario And Drill Dozer Have Snuck Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Service This Week!
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VC: Super Paper Mario And Drill Dozer Have Snuck Onto The Wii U Virtual Console Service This Week!


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Everyone's Totally Favorite Chameleon Is Back On Wii U!

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Nintendo of America was quite late in confirming our Virtual Console line-up this week for the Wii U and 3DS! All three titles this week were quite unexpected as Super Paper Mario (Wii) and Drill Dozer (GBA) will be hitting the Wii U eShop shortly! On the 3DS side of things, Mega Man 7 (SNES) will be hitting the New 3DS eShop in a short while!

What do you think of this week's VC lineup? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 16th 2016, 8:06 am
 
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Topic: VC: ESRB Ratings Hint At A Potential Launch of Turbographx-16 Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Service In The West!
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VC: ESRB Ratings Hint At A Potential Launch of Turbographx-16 Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Service In The West!


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R-Type & New Adventure Island Listings Lead To Speculation!

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The ESRB has just rated two Turbographx-16 titles for the Wii U Virtual Console service, which has led to speculation of a potential release of more consoles on the Wii U Virtual Console Service! The two games that were rated yesterday are New Adventure Island and R-Type!

Update! Three more Turbographx-16 titles have been rated! The three new titles are Bonks Adventure, Bomberman 93, and Neutopia! It really does look like Turbographx-16 will be added to the Wii U Virtual Console lineup!

What do you think about this news? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 13th 2016, 11:56 pm
 
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Topic: E3: Severed Has Been Announced For The Wii U And 3DS eShops And Should Be Released On The Systems Later This Year!
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E3: Severed Has Been Announced For The Wii U And 3DS eShops And Should Be Released On The Systems Later This Year!


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A Truly Touching Dungeon Crawler Announced For U And 3DS!

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Drinkbox Studios announced during this afternoon's Nindie broadcast that their visually striking dungeon crawler Severed will be hitting the Wii U and 3DS eShops later this year! The Wii U and 3DS versions of Severed will feature Gamepad touch controls and the Wii U version will have Off-TV-Play which should work well with the game! Severed is expected to launch on Nintendo's platforms by the end of this Summer! You can watch the announcement trailer above!

As always feel free to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 13th 2016, 11:14 pm
 
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Topic: E3: New Axiom Verge Trailer For Wii U!
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E3: New Axiom Verge Trailer For Wii U!


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On The Verge of U!

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Nintendo showcased new footage of Axiom Verge during this afternoon's Nindie broadcast and we really loved the new footage "shown above"! Nintendo stressed that the developer is in the final stretch of development and that it's hoped that Axiom Verge will hit the Wii U eShop before the end of Summer.

What are your thoughts regarding this amazing looking Metroidvania title that'll be hitting the Wii U eShop later this year? As always be sure to tell us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 13th 2016, 10:01 pm
 
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Topic: E3: Runbow Pocket And Retail Versions Confirmed Plus More News Inside!
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E3: Runbow Pocket And Retail Versions Confirmed Plus More News Inside!


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13AM Surprises Us With With Timely Runbow News!

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13AM Games announced during this afternoon's special Nindie E3 broadcast that a special pocket version of Runbow will be releasing exclusively on the New 3DS. The game will come packed with all of the currently released DLC for the original Runbow title along with some tweaks for improved performance. A retail version will be made available alongside a retail version for the Wii U subtitled Runbow Deluxe which will also possess all of the currently released DLC as well as a two-disc sound-track!

In other related news 13AM Games confirmed that Shantae will be added as a playable character in Runbow as free DLC!

Here's a clip of the announcements for Runbow:


What do you think of this news? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 13th 2016, 4:48 pm
 
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Topic: E3: Citadale: Gate of Souls Will Be Releasing On The Wii U eShop "Very Soon"!
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E3: Citadale: Gate of Souls Will Be Releasing On The Wii U eShop "Very Soon"!


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Citadale Does What Castlevania Don't!

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Ezekiel Rage has announced that their upcoming Castlevania-style platformer is at Nintendo's lot-check and should be releasing very soon! The game looks to utilize the Gamepad as an in-game map and also features Off-TV-Play!

Here's The Official Overview of The Game:

Official Overview wrote:Step into the hellouse once again. Citadale is a classic retro 8bit action game in the veins of so many NES classics. Vampires, zombies and other creatures of the night await. What a horrible night to have a curse.

You are Sonja Dorleac, a young woman on a mission to stop the local Dark Lord from plunging the lands into the darkness. Armed with the Shadow Blade, a legendary sword given to her by her husband and her wits, she sets out to restore peace to the lands.

Designed for use with the Wii U gamepad, this game gives you total control over your gameplay experience. The full level layout on the TV allows you to see hidden rooms and enemies that attack from above or below while the gamepad shows you the close surroundings of your character. Switch between different viewpoints to always see what you need to in order to survive the journey.

The game supports Off-TV play, the Wii U Pro Controller, The Wii Remote and the Wii Classic Controller as well as Miiverse posting.


What do you think of this upcoming Wii U eShop title? Are you excited? Be sure to checkout the trailer and as always feel free to leave your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 13th 2016, 11:18 am
 
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Topic: E3: Stardew Valley Is Set To Hit The Wii U eShop In Q4 2016!
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E3: Stardew Valley Is Set To Hit The Wii U eShop In Q4 2016!


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Harvest Rune Factory For U Confirmed!

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The independent game developer ConcernedApe has announced that their retro-style farming simulation title Stardew Valley will indeed be hitting the Wii U eShop during Q4 of 2016! The game also features Rune Factory style battles and dungeons which is pretty cool since the Rune Factory series is in limbo since its developer went bankrupt. Chucklefish and Sickhead Games will be handling the publishing of the Wii U port of the game!

ConcernedApe has stated that they'll try to add exclusive features to the Wii U version of the game and take advantage of the Gamepad's second screen! Be sure to watch the trailer and leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 9th 2016, 8:53 pm
 
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Topic: AVG Discussion: Ichigofan On What He Wants To See From Nintendo During This Year's E3!
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AVG Discussion: Ichigofan On What He Wants To See From Nintendo During This Year's E3!


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More Reveals Please!

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Nintendo has made some rather strange choices for E3 this year by doing away with their traditional E3 broadcast, focusing primarily on a single game with some other already known content being shown off. This certainly doesn't mean that we won't get a few surprises along the way, but the key is to keep your expectations in-check.

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These are some of my hopes for Nintendo @E3 based on their current plans for this year!

Nintendo needs to have a nindie sizzle reel to showcase upcoming indie titles releasing on the Wii U and 3DS.

Show footage of some of the more promising looking indie titles releasing soon including Freedom Planet 2, Soul Saga, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, YIIK, Citadale: Gate of Souls, The Next Penelope, Tumblestones, etc.

Reveal a few new first party eShop esclusives for the Wii U hopefully with something Mario or Zelda related to help flesh-out this year's release schedule!

Localize several Japanese only titles on the Wii U VC to appease the die hard fans and again fill-in the 2016 release schedule.

Release Mother 3 in the West! In 2013 Earthbound aka Mother 2 was released on the Wii U VC, in 2014 Mother 3 was hinted at, in 2015 Earthbound Beginnings aka Mother 1 was released on the Wii U VC, so it'd make sense if Earthbound Endings aka Mother 3 is released on the Wii U VC this E3!

Add GCN, TG-16/CD, and NEOGEO to the Wii U VC service as the final systems to launch on the service "at least on Wii U"!

Announce more DLC for Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Hyrule Warriors for Wii U and DLC for games that haven't received any yet such as Mario Tennis, Star Fox Zero, Super Mario 3D World, and Pokkén Tournament.

A demo of Zelda U should be released during E3 immediately after the announcement!

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Of course I doubt that all of that will actually happen, but even if only 4-5 of the items on my list are checked that would make for a wonderful E3 surprise! Anyways what do you hope will be announced by Nintendo during this year's E3? Which items on our wishlist do you hope end up happening? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on June 7th 2016, 12:28 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Lovely Planet (Wii U eShop)
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Review: Lovely Planet (Wii U eShop)


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Katamari Damacy Meets The FPS Genre!

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Developed by QUICKTEQUILA Games and published by tinyBuild Games Lovely Planet is a hardcore FPS at its core with deceptively cute Katamari Damacy style graphics that strangely seem to compliment one-another! The game isn't without its faults, however we feel that it's definitely worth looking into and here's why:

The game is a very simple FPS at first glance, however the advanced physics engine and sheer scope of the game is surprisingly impressive. The game has several features crucial to speedrunners including a built-in timer which can be used to see just how quickly you can beat the games' 100 levels. The game can easily take 4-6 hours to beat, however once you get the hang of the game you can easily beat it in under an hour and a half!

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The first off-putting aspect of the game is the fact that there's no cross-hair to aid you which can make aiming quite difficult. Thankfully the game does possess a target-lock button, however it is still somewhat inconvenient to use.

Another negative is that Lovely Planets' controls are extremely awkward "especially the button-mapping" and take some serious getting used to which is definitely not good in our opinions. The title's Off-TV-Play is a great feature that is always welcome!

Visually Lovely Planet looks absolutely adorable in a simplistic and colorful way! Fans of the Katamari Damacy series should feel right at home with the art-direction of the game! The sounds effects in Lovely Planet are okay, but nothing special, however the soundtrack is fairly decent in our opinions!

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Bottom-Line:

With solid gameplay, a great amount of content, and adorable visuals, Lovely Planet is a decent to solid first person shooter that is quirky and fun to play in small doses, however poor button-mapping and other poor choices in Lovely Planets' design really holds the game back. Regardless the game still deserves a decent recommendation in our opinions!

Price: £7.99/€8.99/$9.99

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Score: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 6/10

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by Towafan7
on June 5th 2016, 12:40 pm
 
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Topic: WiiWareWave Contest: European Summer Giveaway Bonanza!
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WiiWareWave Contest: European Summer Giveaway Bonanza!


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Over A Dozen Games Up For Grabs!

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We're holding, perhaps our biggest contest ever this month for our European fans here at WiiWareWave! We have a grand total of 14 European Wii U and 3DS download codes to giveaway! The contest is open to all Europeans 16 and older. If you aren't a member yet don't worry, just register an account it's totally free and will remain free forever!

To be eligible for the contest you must post at least 5 messages or comments that aren't merely spam on our forums or blog during our contest period! The winners will be announced on July 1st!

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The prize-pool is as follows:

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Grand Prize:

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (Wii U eShop)

Affordable Space Adventure (Wii U eShop)

Retro City Rampage DX (3DS eShop)

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eShop)

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2nd Prize:

Affordable Space Adventure (Wii U eShop)

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eShop)

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3rd Prize:

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (Wii U eShop)

Retro City Rampage DX (3DS eShop)

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4th-5th Prizes:

Afordable Space Adventure (Wii U eShop)

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6th-7th Prizes:

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (Wii U eShop)

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8th Prize:

Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eShop)

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9th Prize:

Retro City Rampage DX (3DS eShop).

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Why do you think that you should be chosen to win one of our prizes? Also which games are you hoping to win? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

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by Gamergy
on June 3rd 2016, 9:32 pm
 
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Topic: Breaking News: Nintendo of Europe tweet teases at Mario Kart 8 DLC
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Breaking News: Nintendo of Europe tweet teases at Mario Kart 8 DLC


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More Kart racing content on the way?

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Nintendo of Europe recently posted a tweet on their Twitter account that has caused speculation of the continuation of Mario Kart 8 DLC, as seen below




Mario Kart 8 is a fantastic game, as mentioned in my review here and the DLC we have so far is very well made and at a good price, which I gave a detailed look at DLC here

Considering it's been a while since Mario Kart 8 has gotten DLC, Nintendo may have another batch up their sleeves as the Wii U is slowly going to fade as the NX approaches release next year. Although Nintendo is focusing on the new home console Zelda at E3 this year, here's hoping we'll get a direct around the same time.

source from NoE Twitter

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by Towafan7
on June 1st 2016, 11:01 pm
 
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Topic: Review: BLOCKARA (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Review: BLOCKARA (Wii U eShop)


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Alchemic Block-Busting!

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Developed and published by Haunted Bees Productions, BLOCKARA is an interesting title in the puzzle genre that is hampered by a few bugs and a lackluster art-style, but does that mean that the game itself is forgettable? We don't think so and here's why:

The story is rather forgettable as is expected from a title in the puzzle genre, however the gameplay is quite unique! Basically you must destroy your opponent's blocks, fire, water, and plant with opposing blocks in a sort of rock-paper-scissors tug of war, however you and your opponent can shift your blocks around at any time which really adds to the strategic elements of the game, especially during multiplayer matches!

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There are a few issues as some areas of the options menu are inaccessible due to a bug, including the setting for color-blind mode which is quite a shame. The controls on the other hand are pretty good and are a snap to learn and the Off-TV-Play is always a welcome feature!

Visually the game looks very low-budget and it feels more like a cheap to free iphone title in that regard. The music on the other hand is fairly good and fits the game well, but even that is marred by excruciatingly annoying voice acting so the audio-visual presentation in a nutshell is definitely below average.

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Bottom-Line:

With unique gameplay that can be great fun especially during multiplayer matches, great controls that are easy to learn, and decent music that fits the game quite well, Blockara is a great puzzler that most fans of the genre should enjoy, however lackluster visuals, slightly annoying voice acting, and a broken options menu do hurt this game's overall score. Even so Blockara still gets a decent level of recommendation from us!

Price: $6.99

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by Towafan7
on May 25th 2016, 7:12 pm
 
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Topic: NA ~ Nintendo Weekly Downloads: May 26th - June 2nd 2016!
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NA ~ Nintendo Weekly Downloads: May 26th - June 2nd 2016!


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A Wonderful Week For All Nintendo Hardware!

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It's Wednesday evening once again, which means that we have a fairly good idea as to what will be releasing tomorrow on the Wii U and 3DS eShops in North America! This week looks to be fantastic with two AAA (NES) first party Wii U Virtual Console titles, and a bunch of excellent looking eShop releases on the Wii U and 3DS!

These are the confirmed releases for the eShop in the region tomorrow "so far":

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Wii U eShop Releases:

★ Dragon Fantasy: Book II: The Black Tome of Ice ~ JRPG ~ $9.99

★ Futuridium EP Deluxe ~ Shooter/On-The-Rails ~ $7.99

★ Dual Core ~ Shooter/Action/Adventure/RPG/Party ~ $9.99

★ Rynn's Adventure ~ Platformer / Metroidvania ~ $9.99

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Wii U Virtual Console Releases:

★ Star Tropics (NES) ~ Adventure ~ $4.99

★ Zoda's Revenge: Star Tropics II (NES) ~ Adventure ~ $4.99

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3DS eShop Releases:

★ Dragon Fantasy: Book II: The Black Tome of Ice ~ JRPG ~ $9.99

★ Infinite Dunamis ~ JRPG ~ $9.99

★ Epic Word Search Collection 2 ~ Puzzle/Word Game ~ $7.99

★ Conveni Dream ~ Simulation ~ $5.00

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What do you think of this week's confirmed update so far? Are there any games you plan on downloading? Also what do you think of the pricing of the games? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

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#WiiU #3DS #eShop #VC #NA #WeeklyUpdate #Downloads

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by Towafan7
on May 20th 2016, 10:40 am
 
Search in: WiiWareWave Exclusive Features
Topic: Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Sean Garland From Righteous Weasel Games Regarding His Recently Released Wii U eShop Title, 8-Bit Hero!
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Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Sean Garland From Righteous Weasel Games Regarding His Recently Released Wii U eShop Title, 8-Bit Hero!


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8-Bit Heroics!

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Recently we had the opportunity to chat with Sean G. Garland from Righteous Weasel Games regarding his multiplayer action-adventure title 8-Bit Hero which recently launched on the Wii U eShop! Continue reading past the line break to see our interview in its entirety! Enjoy:

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The Interview wrote:

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Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to take part in
this interview!


[RWG]: Of course!



Could you tell us a bit about your team who worked tirelessly to
develop 8-Bit Hero?


[RWG]: I was actually the only developer on the game! I programmed it, made the art, and put it all together. I really do have my brother to thank for a lot of the level layout in various sections of the game, as well as a friend from school who made two of the levels.

As I was coming close to the finish line, I really was getting burnt out so I needed someone to help me finish up the last couple of remaining levels, and my friend did a great job.



How long did it take to develop 8-Bit Hero?

[RWG]: Actually working on it, it took about 3 months. I started it back in September of 2015, worked on it for about 2 weeks, and then needed to take a break for school. My brother continued working on level layout. Once January of 2016 rolled around, I got back to working on it. The game was completed in the end of February, but it took a few months to get it ready for publishing.



What games inspired you to create 8-Bit Hero?

[RWG]: Definitely the Zelda series, Mario, and any old-school punishing arcade game.



What is so unique about 8-Bit Hero? What sets it apart from other
action-adventure titles?


[RWG]: Mainly the "art" style. The 3D pixel art is something I was playing around with and thought looked pretty cool. There's really not a whole lot that sets it apart from other action-adventure titles, and I know that. I took on the project as a challenge to further my ability to finish titles that I start working on.

I've always had the issue of starting new projects, working on them for a time, and then starting something new. I needed to change that, which is why I created this pretty simple adventure game. I knew I would be able to finish it on my own without much issue.

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Why did you decide to add co-op multiplayer to your game?

[RWG]: By the time I started the project back up in January, I kept playing it and thinking, "yeah, I know I was going for simple for finishing reasons, but this is way too simple." So I then added 2-player co-op.

When that was ready, I started testing it with a friend, and he thought it was really fun, so he dared me to make it 5 player by the next day. Once I was done with that, I got excited about adding new playable characters, and things just took off from there.



The music is fantastic! Who composed the tunes in the game?

[RWG]: I composed all of the music and created all of the sound effects for the game.



Are there any secrets or easter eggs in 8-Bit Hero to keep an eye out for?

[RWG]: Pretty much any time you find one of those hidden shops that pops up from the ground, or secret gems and armour, is a nod to old-fashioned NES games. The old-school games had so many random secrets that most people would never find, which I always thought was hilarious!



We think that's everything we wanted to ask! Thanks again for
answering our questions, hopefully we'll have the opportunity to
interview you again sometime!


[RWG]: Of course! Looking forward to it.



Take care!

[RWG]: You too!


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Well that's a wrap! What did you think of the interview? As always be sure to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on May 19th 2016, 3:43 pm
 
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Topic: eShop: Futuridium EP Deluxe Will Be Hitting The Wii U eShop Globally On May 26th!
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eShop: Futuridium EP Deluxe Will Be Hitting The Wii U eShop Globally On May 26th!


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The Future Is Now!

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Mixed Bag Games has announced through Twitter that their 3D sci-fi shooter Futuridium EP Deluxe will be hitting the Wii U eShop globally next week at the price of $9.99/€9.99! The game has a definite Star Fox vibe to it. The official Tweet can viewed above! Anyways what do you think about the announcement that Futuridium EP Deluxe will be launching on the Wii U eShop globally next week? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

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#WiiU #eShop #FuturidiumEPDeluxe #MixedBagGames #Twitter

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by Towafan7
on May 19th 2016, 3:14 pm
 
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Topic: eShop: Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice Will Be Hitting The North American Wii U & 3DS eShop On May 26th!
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eShop: Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice Will Be Hitting The North American Wii U & 3DS eShop On May 26th!


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Chrono Dragon Fantasy VII Cross!

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Muteki Corporation and Choice Provisions have announced that their retro-inspired JRPG Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice will finally be hitting the Wii U and 3DS eShops in North America next week! The price-point for the game hasn't been confirmed yet. The original Dragon Fantasy game titled The Volumes of Westeria released last July on the Wii U and 3DS eShops and was very reminiscent of the early NES Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior games. Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice , however is more reminiscent of SNES classics such as Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana with an active battle system, group techniques, etc.

Here's the official trailer for the game:


Here's the official overview of the game:

Official Overview wrote:Join Ogden and the heroes of Westeria in this classic JRPG epic, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice. Travel through the frozen wastelands of Tundaria, experiencing action-packed battles without random encounters, using spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves.

Travel by pirate ship, defending against enemies in thrilling ship-to-ship rock monster combat! Defeat oncoming hordes of demons and huge bosses that threaten the entire world of Dragon Fantasy!


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What did you think of the trailer and which version of the game do you plan to download "if any" next week? As always be sure to let us know what you think in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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#WiiU #3DS #eShop #MutekiCorp #ChoiceProvisions #DragonFantasyII #TheBlackTomeOfIce

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by Towafan7
on May 19th 2016, 2:50 pm
 
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Topic: eShop: Dual Core Will Be Hitting The North American Wii U eShop On May 26th!
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eShop: Dual Core Will Be Hitting The North American Wii U eShop On May 26th!


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Multiplayer Mayhem!

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Indie developer Gray Fin Studios has announced that their upcoming multiplayer Wii U eShop shooter / adventure title, Dual Core will be hitting the North American Wii U eShop next week and will cost $9.99! Dual Core is a co-op shooter with adventure and RPG elements and can be played by four players simultaneously!

You can view the official trailer below:


What do you think of the trailer? Will you be downloading this game when it hits the North American Wii U eShop next week? As always be sure to share your thoughts with us in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo Life.

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by Towafan7
on May 18th 2016, 11:47 pm
 
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Topic: NA ~ Nintendo Weekly Downloads: May 19th - May 25th 2016!
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NA ~ Nintendo Weekly Downloads: May 19th - May 25th 2016!


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Another Big Week For U!

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It's Wednesday evening once again, which means that we have a fairly good idea as to what will be releasing tomorrow on the Wii U and 3DS eShops in North America! This week looks to be fairly good with a very interesting Wii U Virtual Console title, and a bunch of solid looking eShop releases on the Wii U side of things, while the 3DS update looks to be rather sparse once again with only a single eShop game and a "New 3DS" exclusive Virtual Console title releasing tomorrow...

These are the confirmed releases for the eShop in the region tomorrow "so far":

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Wii U eShop Releases:

★ Chompy Chomp Chomp Party ~ Party ~ $11.99

★ PixelJunk Monsters ~ Tower Defense / Strategy ~ $9.99

★ Sweetest Thing ~ Board / Strategy ~ $6.99

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Wii U Virtual Console Releases:

★ Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (Wii) ~ Theme Park / Adventure ~ $19.99

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3DS eShop Releases:

★ Digger Dan DX ~ Platformer ~ $0.99

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New 3DS Virtual Console Releases:

★ Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) ~ Action-Platformer ~ $7.99



What do you think of this week's confirmed update so far? Are there any games you plan on downloading? Also what do you think of the pricing of the games? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

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#WiiU #3DS #New3DS #eShop #VC #NA #WeeklyUpdate #Downloads

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by Towafan7
on May 17th 2016, 1:41 pm
 
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Topic: Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Utopian World of Sandwiches Regarding Their Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Chompy Chomp Chomp Party!
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Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Utopian World of Sandwiches Regarding Their Upcoming Wii U eShop Title Chompy Chomp Chomp Party!


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Party Like A Chomp!

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We recently had the opportunity to interview the developer, Utopian World of Sandwiches regarding their upcoming Wii U eShop title Chompy Chomp Chomp Party and we learned quite a bit regarding the developer themselves and the game! So without further ado here's our interview in its entirety:

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The Interview wrote:

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Hello! Thanks for joining us to take part in this interview!

[UWoS]: No problem guys, thank you for interviewing us!

 

Could you tell us a little about your team?

[UWoS]: We are a husband and wife team. Sarah and James (Woody) Woodrow, based in Cambridge UK. Woody works full time in the shed at the bottom of the garden doing all of the things (coding, animating, modelling). Sarah helps in her spare time with things like designing the characters and interfaces. Our friends Team Doyobi helped us with the amazing soundtrack.

 

How long did it take to develop Chompy Chomp Chomp Party?

[UWoS]: As there was only one full time person we were impressed that it only took us about 2 years! It was a huge learning curve and we needed to iterate on the game design a lot.



Why did you decide to develop a party game for the Wii U?

[UWoS]: We made the original Chompy Chomp Chomp for up to 4 players on Xbox 360 and PC. To us a Nintendo console was always our ultimate dream of what to develop for and when we figured out we could have up to 9 players we just HAD to make Chompy Chomp Chomp Party.

 

What is the objective in Chompy Chomp Chomp Party?

[UWoS]: Each player is a Chompy. Under the feet of your Chompy is a target that is the colour of another Chompy. That indicates who you need to run towards and CHOMP. There are 3 different modes; one where you each chase one other person while being chased called Chase and Chomp, one called Zone Dash where one player runs from zone to zone to gain points while everyone else chases them and one called Keep the Thing where one player has to keep the thing for as long as possible while everyone else tries to chomp them to get the thing.

We’ll be adding more modes as we invent them! It is a simple yet crazy and intense game that anyone can pick up and play and you can all sit around and scream and shout at each other.

 

How many players can play the game at a given time?

[UWoS]: Up to 9 Players, you can share your controller attachments with another player. You can even get up to 5 players with just 2 controllers and 2 nunchuks. It works with any controller combo really. It really appealed to us that it would be so easy for Wii U owners to play it multiplayer as with any other platform you would need to buy a lot of controllers to be able to play.

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What games were your biggest inspirations for Chompy Chomp Chomp Party?

[UWoS]: When we talked about making a game we wanted to create something that reflected the best times we’ve had playing games and we realised that it was getting a bunch of random people together to play something. We loved the multiplayer games of the Gamecube/Dreamcast era, we would play them with our friends all the time. So games like Billy Hatcher, Bomberman, Chu Chu Rocket and Super Monkey Ball are big inspirations for us.

We like the simplicity and accessibility of retro games like Pac-Man and ended up wondering about what a multiplayer Pac-Man might be like. So really we’ve ended up making a Pac-Man/Bomberman hybrid with our own twists and crazy brains.



Are there currently any plans to release DLC for the game in the future?

[UWoS]: We will be updating the game with new game modes and levels. We have no plans to sell DLC, we just want to update it for the players for free.

 

What do you think of the Nintendo Wii U?

[UWoS]: We love playing on our Wii U. It has the best games of this generation, especially for playing with friends and family. We love Splatoon and we’ve been playing lots of Captain Toad.

 

Do you have any other Wii U or 3DS projects in development at the moment?

[UWoS]: Not right now, we have lots of plans to develop on Chompy Chomp Chomp Party and make it even better



Thanks for answering our questions! Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to do this again sometime!

[UWoS]: No worries it was a pleasure, get in touch any time!

 

Take care!


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What did you think of our 40th developer's interview? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts regarding our article in our comment section below!

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by Towafan7
on May 16th 2016, 11:49 am
 
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Topic: Review: Shantae: Risky's Revenge: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop)
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Review: Shantae: Risky's Revenge: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop)


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A Sweet Dish Called Revenge!

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Developed and published by WayForward Games, Shantae: Risky's Revenge: Director's Cut is a remake / remaster of the second Shantae title originally released on the Nintendo DSiWare Service. The game has been visually improved and has many new features as well, but is this enough to keep the game fresh and has the game aged well in-terms of its mechanics? Continue reading our review to find out!

Shantae: Risky's Revenge: Director's Cut is a Metroidvania-style adventure title that is extremely unique in the fact that the protagonist can transform into various animals to progress through the game's fairly sizeable world. The game itself is over 10 hours in length for first-time players and there are also a ton of secrets to be found so completing the game can take more than twice that amount of time!

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Other unique features of the game include the ability to use panels to shift between the background and foreground, similarly to the Mutant Mudds games. The game can be difficult at times with some mind-bending puzzles, but for the most part its difficulty level is fair. The controls are great "especially the Wii U Pro controls", but the Wii U Gamepad works nice too. The Off-TV-Play feature is great for those who can't use their TV when playing the game!

Visually the game looks great! The multiple layered backgrounds, gorgeous and unique characters, and beautiful locations all add to the overall experience of the game and the soundtrack is amongst the best we've heard from the Shantae series!

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Bottom-Line:

With fantastic and unique Metroidvania-style gameplay, great controls that are very intuitive and easy to learn, as well as an extremely amazing audio-visual presentation, Shantae: Risky's Revenge: Director's Cut is a great game that no Wii U owner should pass up! We give the game a great level of recommendation!

Price: £6.99/€7.99/$9.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by Towafan7
on May 13th 2016, 8:19 pm
 
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Topic: Exclusive: Rynn's Adventure Is Hitting The North American Wii U eShop On May 26th!
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Exclusive: Rynn's Adventure Is Hitting The North American Wii U eShop On May 26th!


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You Sly Fox!

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Arcane Four Studios has announced to us via. email that their upcoming Wii U eShop title Rynn's Adventure will be hitting the Wii U eShop in North America on May 26th! Be sure to check-out the official trailer above and as always be sure to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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#Exclusive #Announcement #WiiU #eShop #RynnsAdventure #ArcaneFour

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by Towafan7
on May 12th 2016, 12:25 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Pandora's Tower (Wii U VC)
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Review: Pandora's Tower (Wii U VC)


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Emulation Fail...

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Review written by @Jnes5 and edited by @Ichigofan.

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It is the year 511 of the Unified Era in the continent of Imperia, which began after the War of Unification, which was meant for the realms of Athos, Elyria, Thena, Certes and the Vestra to unite and form the land of Imperia, has ended in success. A new war, the War of Independence, is occurring between Athos, Certes and Thena joining to face against Elyria in order to gain more territory from them. But as years have passed, the war was calmed down a little and since then, the Elyrian kingdom were having their traditional Harvest festival event until an incident occurs as the chosen one to sing in the main festival, Elena, becomes cursed and transform into a hideous beast and wreaks havoc upon the city. Aeron, a friend of hers, later finds her unconscious and returned to her human form next to a Vestra merchant named Mavda, who helps them escape from the city and from the Elyrian army and eventually reach the wastelands of Okanos, where a fortress known as the Thirteen Towers is located, over a massive chasm called The Scar, which was caused by a violent event called The Cataclysm and is only stopped from growing bigger and engulfing the world by the Thirteen Towers, where it is suspended in the middle of the chasm by twelve chains connected to the surrounding cliffs. Mavda reveals that she has seen Elena's curse before and that in order to lift it, Aeron must use the Oraclos Chain, a special weapon given by her, to obtain the flesh of the monsters that live in the Thirteen Towers. Although Elena will be returned to human form after eating the flesh of any monster in the tower, Mavda tells them that the only way to truly remove the curse is to retrieve the flesh of the 12 Masters of the Towers.

Story:

I do think that the story in this game is pretty good, although it lacks on certain areas, the whole setting to the whole world is not covered enough to know more about them, such as the empires in war towards Elyria and even how they even are or look like, it lacks a lot more background behind the whole setting and you even need to pay close attention to some details that the game might give you regarding the whole background of its setting to try to understand what is going on in the world... however, the game is still fine aside from the lack of background since the main story, which focuses on Aeron saving Elena from her curse from spreading any further, is presented very well, as you continue towards the game, there will be notes laying around that can give you much more on the background on the towers and even the war that happened years ago in the game's current time, as well as the character Mavda giving you a bit more of background from her casual talks to giving you notes detailing what's going on in the world, the game also gives you hints and mysteries throughout the game that of a side plot that  will affect the main story at the final climax of the game, one of the hints that lead up to more of the background related to the main story is very well told while the other hints that is also in the same main story is kind of predictable, although still well done, the main story is very interesting and with the hints and mysteries that the game will give you later on, but it would've been more appealing as to where you want to know what will happen in the end of the story if the character development was better (more on that later on...).

The game contains six endings which are S, A, B, C, D and the bad ending and each from them range from high to low respectively, and the lower the rank is, the more depressing the ending is, but one important thing to mention is that each ending can give you more background into the story the higher the rank is, including fixing a few plotholes as well, but the thing is the S ending is much more better in that regard since the other endings, while each of them quite different from each other and well told on their own, don't bring the benefits of the story that the S ending brings, that and because to be completely honest, the A ending, being the 2nd one from the top rank, was really sad despite the fact that it's supposed to be one of the "less" depressing endings from the rank...

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Gameplay:

Pandora's Tower (also known as "Pandora's Tower: Until I Return to Your Side" in Japan) is an Action game with Role Playing elements that can be played with the Wii Remote + Nunchuck and the Classic Controller/Pro, The main objective of this game is to explore all 13 towers filled with many monsters and defeat the bosses in each tower and collect their flesh, but you also must return to the observatory every once in a while to keep Elena from turning into a beast by giving her any type of monster flesh while also strengthen your relationship between you, as Aeron, and Elena. The controls might be a little complex at the beginning, but it will be much more simpler later in the game, you attack with the A button and with the Z button in the Nunchuck you can defend yourself if stationary and you can roll out if moving and pick up items with the C button, there's also a helpful menu that you can open up with the + Button where you can manage and see the inventory, equip some armor, weapons or such, look at the map, etc., two interesting things to mention is that you can use any usable items by scrolling with left and right on the D-pad on a small menu and use that select item with either up or down on the D-pad, and the other one is what makes this game unique which is the Oraclos Chain, this chain can be helpful in ranged distances by aiming with the cursor with the Wii remote and when highlighted on an object or monster you can tap the B button to quickly grab it, hold it or attack it, but you can also hold down the B button to make the cursor have a little zoomed-in view of where you are pointing to where you can aim in great detail what you want to grab, this might sound troublesome when in battle, but the big advantage is that the game slows down when doing so, meaning there's no regrets of ever using this feature, but when the chain grabs something, you either pull it by holding down the C button or by violently pull it down by shaking the Wii remote downwards, you can also attach two objects with the same chain by pointing it to another object and pressing the B button while the chain is currently grabbing something else, you can even reach some items from a far distance with it. The controls feel well, there are also some other mechanics included in the controls that are also helpful that I will mention later like jumping where it's automatic in which once you run towards a gap, and there's another platform towards you, you will jump to it, however I did have a problem with shaking the Wii remote down in order to pull out something violently, as in sometimes it might work but sometimes you might need to shake a little more harder in certain times, and this can get bothersome if you are fighting with a lot of enemies, but other than that, the controls are good despite some little issues, but you can also use the Classic Controller/Pro in this game, replacing the whole aiming with the Wii Remote to aiming with the right stick as well as replacing the Oraclos Chain's controls with the R button, one issue I have is that the controls in the Classic Controller/Pro might be awkward to get used to and might take some time to be comfortable with it when using the chain, especially if you get used to the Wii Remote + Nunchuck, but it is great for those who don't want to aim and shake on the Wii remote and Nunchuck, making this game feel much more accessible to anyone in terms of controls.

This being an action game, the combat feels amazingly fluid and comfortable since dodging in this game actually feels like you are dodging attacks unlike other action games where dodging was useless since they can't even help you evade an attack, especially if it didn't hit you (sadly you can't constantly spam the dodging move since the game will punish you by making you vulnerable if you do it two times quickly, but to me it's a fair mechanic), there are also other mechanics that you can do in which there's a charge attack you can do by holding down the A button and then let go, you will also see a visual cue when doing a charge attack where you see a circle closing towards Aeron and when pressing the A button when the circle is almost gone, it will help Aeron to pull of more combos from the charge attack, the Oraclos Chain is even useful for battle in some cases, since you can use it by specifically point the enemy towards a certain limb to grab it and then violently pull it off, slightly damaging it, and you can get certain items from them by defeating them and when they're lying on the ground (with some red mist coming from them indicating they are defeated) and then aim which limb to take from, and then once the chain grabs it, you violently pull it off, you can get certain items from them but if it's in the stomach (in most enemies) you will always get the monster's flesh in which it will be useful for a certain situation (more on that later...), the chain also even has its own meter that that determines how much damage it can do when violently pull off someone and you can raise it if you use the chain in different ways but in a quick consistent way as it can slowly reset to zero if it doesn't do anything, it's meter can also be upgraded by defeating a boss, it's a pretty nice action game but it also has a great amount of RPG elements on it, for example you can level up your character by earning enough experience points by defeating enemies, you can level up your health meter, your attack power, etc. one RPG mechanic to mention is the inventory and equipment menu, in the inventory menu you are limited to carry a certain amount of items depending on how much your bag can hold, at the beginning it is very frustrating due to how low it is, but you can thankfully make Elena help you expand it with a certain item, and the equipment menu is sort of the same in terms of its functionality, there's a grid menu where you can set the equipment on them and take some space and the bigger the item is, the more space it will take, so you have to arrange them in order to make the equipment to have a little bit of more space by turning them or such, think of the item menu in Resident Evil 4, only much more smaller and you can't combine items and such, but you can upgrade its space by leveling up which is a good thing, speaking of equipment you can also acquire two new weapons eventually in the game aside from the sword, one which is more quicker to swing but very weak to use and one that has a great attack range but it is slow to swing, and all of your weapons can be upgraded to become more stronger with the help of Mavda by bringing her certain types of material items. And speaking of items, it has a great emphasis on the game as there's many types of items located inside the towers that you can use in a different way, you can find them by destroying some crates, find them in a certain spot or by finding the in chests, which said items are usable items, the equipment items, etc. but the most that gets more attention is the material items, since in this game you can also find items that you can use to create items of any kind with the help of Mavda, you can create usable items, gift items, more material items and also be used to make your weapon stronger as I've mentioned before, the game can get difficult if you don't use this mechanic often in order to help you out in the game, as I had trouble in a few dungeons due to not using this mechanic well and not often, but thankfully I did use it well and often later on and I had the choices of how I am going to play the game (better attack power, better defense, better range, etc.), some material items can each be found in a certain tower, meaning that you might go to a certain tower in order to get a certain item, but I think that is for completionists since I did fine and I didn't needed strong weaponry (but I did needed strong armory which can be obtained easily) to beat the game, but other people might struggle in order to get their equipment they want.

The towers are the ones you must explore and reach to the top, the exploration in this game can differ in each dungeon, but mainly it composed with rooms where it can be full with few or more enemies, which there's is a nice variety of them (both common and special) and each special enemy is unique to represent the tower they're on, and some rooms might have a certain mechanic that might help you progress through the tower with the help of the Oraclos Chain, for example there are elevators that can be operated to go up and down by operating a lever by using the chain from a distance if the lever is a little far away and there are some helpful structures that you can grab and help you in some way like the ladders that you can grab a part of it to get on to it and some hooks on the ceilings that you can grab to either hang onto it or swing back and forth in order to later jump towards another unreachable platform, and each tower has a different mechanic between each other that can be operated differently in order to progress, for instance there's one where you must operate a giant waterwheel in order to grab its handles sticking out of its sides in order to reach the next unreachable floor and there's one where you have to grab some stones that are sticking out of the walls in order to get higher to the tower, but the towers each have uniquely designed obstacles in some rooms that differentiate from others as well, for example there's one where you have to jump quickly over some stones they fall down the lava in a fire based tower. All of the towers though have a giant door at the top of the floor where the boss is inside, and the only way to defeat them is by pulling their master flesh out of them, however all of them have a massive health bar and the only way to hurt them is by making them expose their master flesh (since each boss have a unique way to fight them as they have different patterns and behaviors that you must attack them in a certain way to make them expose their flesh) and once exposed you must remove it with the help of your chain by making it stronger (which you can do that by pulling them for a while and then, at the right time, violently pull it down) and the more stronger it is, the more health you can get rid of, it is a great and fun game design but the thing is though the giant doors that lead to each of these bosses is locked up with chains, and these chains can be found in special rooms located throughout the tower by pulling the door's lock with the chain and then when inside, you destroy the chain with your weapon, so it encourages you more in exploring rather than reaching the top of the tower, but thankfully the whole towers do not have a very complex design that can take you very long to beat (the later ones might be but you might get used to the whole game to not take too long), and I say this because you have a time limit in these towers.

The game is not just about exploring the towers, it's about keeping Elena from turning into a beast, there is a gauge that acts like a time limit in the bottom-left corner of the screen that represents the amount of time left for her to turn into one, shaped in a circular form with three colors filling the gauge (white which means she's alright, purple which means half her body is going to change, and red which means almost all of her body will be transformed) and when time decreases, the gauge will decrease while staying in one of the colors where Elena's progress will be in, sadly you can't stop the gauge, you have a rest area which is the observatory, and inside there are a lot of helpful things (it even stops the timer until you go to a tower) such as a save point, a big chest that you can keep your items in and Mavda where you can talk to her and help you by offering her shop, strengthen your weapon, craft some new items, etc., and she can reward you some gold (in here they're called leots) if you bring her some notes or some spare flesh that you want to get rid of, and there are also some rooms in the observatory that can be visited and maybe find some items every once in a while, but the most important one in the observatory is Elena, and what you need to do to keep the gauge from decreasing is to feed her with the enemies’ flesh as I've mentioned before, and the monster's flesh comes from four varieties, one which is the master one that can recover Elena completely, but they can only be pulled from the bosses and are required to continue the game, but the other three are more common since they come from the enemies in which are the normal flesh that can only gain you a little bit of time, the dripping one that can give you a decent amount of time, and the pulsating one that can give you a great amount of time. But there's more, you not only keep her from turning into a beast, but you must also strengthen your relationship with her by giving her gifts (that can only be obtained by either buying them from Mavda's shop or by crafting one in Mavda's workshop) or by selecting the correct option when she asks you a question by talking to her,  but you can weaken her relationship by giving her the wrong items or if you answer the wrong question, and you relationship is indicated on a meter above the time limit that that is only seen when you're in the observatory and the higher the meter is, the more better the ending is going to be as I've mentioned before. Responsibility plays a great role in the part of the gameplay, as you not only must explore the dungeons, but you must also keep Elena from turning into a beast, otherwise it's game over and you will get the bad ending, but you must also keep your relationship with her as well, in order to affect the ending in the end, and for some reason the whole responsibility did not affect my enjoyment of the game, I did get used to it in order to get through the game, however I do think that some people might find this very tedious and a chore to do to play this, while the game is designed well in order to not be too long, the game does get harder in the later dungeons and some people might not have the patience for their responsibility to be much more difficult.

I thought that the game was good, despite the fact that the game has a time limit and some other issues, I do think that the responsibility is a strong focus in this game and the controls feel really good despite some issues and not to mention that the game is designed well in other to balance some of the issues like the time limit and the responsibility to be much more acceptable as you are playing, and it was enjoyable to me due to how strategic it can be despite not having any strategic mechanics in the gameplay, however I do think that some people might get frustrated with this game due to the responsibility and the other tedious issues like the item collecting and such.

Graphics:

I will admit that the game looks pretty dated, in fact it kind of looks like a game from the Gamecube Era, it goes with a medieval-fantasy style, but some textures, mostly the walls and the floors, look somewhat muddy and some of the environments lack some detail, but other than that, there are some settings that can look really great, some of the lightning and the water effects look nice, but the character models were great, they have great detail and they look like they were finely modeled, specially the bosses, although I have some issues with it since I feel the Aeron looks a bit... odd, and also the fact that there was a suggestive detail that was altered to not look like so, but it just looks strange and unnatural...

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Music and Sound:

The soundtrack is very good, it has an orchestral score for all of its songs and in some of them they have choirs as well to accompany the music, although it needed a little bit of attention to be somewhat memorable since some of the songs are pretty quiet and the gameplay pretty much distracts from it, there is some songs that really accommodate some moments such as the boss battles, the important events, etc. and they all sound amazing and do a great job at setting the mood of the scene.

The sounds are somewhat very simple, most of them sound a little low-budget but for some reason they really fit well with the game, like the sword slashing, the ground being pounded, etc. but there are some sounds that are very nice that fit appropriately like the tensely-heard heart beat and others. The voice acting in this game is really great, although Aeron doesn't speak much, the voice actor Ryan Philpott does his best for the role and he is good at it in the end, Charlotte Sanderson as Elena is pretty good although I wanted to be it a bit more better since there are moments where she sounds a little quiet due to the music being loud at times or due to some other issues, but she does a great amount of effort into her role since the game has Elena so much to talk about when talking to her or giving her gifts and such, but the best one by far is Ann Beach as Mavda, she sounds perfect in this game, Mavda being an old woman and very mysterious for the other characters, the voice actress does the greatest job at portraying her at who she is, the other voices are fine but these three in which are the most important do a great job at this game. And also this game actually supports all common languages like Spanish, French, etc. but they are only subtitled as the voices are only in English.

Presentation:

Despite only the game being set in one place, the game does a great job at giving the towers that you visit an interesting and different design that doesn't make itself look repetitive, for example there is a tower with a green and forest nature-like environment, a blue and water based environment such as waterways and a giant waterwheel, etc. and each tower represent their uniqueness with said environments and a game design that takes the environment and integrates it into the gameplay, meaning that the towers feel very "alive" and they are interesting to explore it, and even when not in the towers the observatory can have its moments too, while it doesn't have any secret rooms to explore, it does have some rooms that look really great, for example at the next room of the main observatory you can go a spring-like tower area and it look very pretty to look at, everything in this game along with its setting feels great and I do feel that in this section it is very well polished.

What it isn't very well polished though... is the character development, I do feel that Aeron lacks more depth and while Elena is fine as she is, I do feel that some people might find them boring or uninteresting, therefore not caring if they want to struggle with the whole responsibility and the time limit of the gameplay since they don't want to play more enough of it due to doing it for some characters that they don't even care about, the director of this game actually said that Aeron was developed like this so that he can become not too outspoken or assertive so in that way we can feel related to him... although it didn't work for me and I'm sure some people (not all mind you) won't either... and also speaking of which, some people have found that his face detail in the game's box art cover seems to be copied from Noctis from the upcoming Final Fantasy XV...

As for the replayability, there is a lot of stuff to do in this game, there is the great amount of items of many types you can collect, the hidden notes that you can collect, etc. but one great thing to mention is that the game does give you a New Game + when beating the game, in which all of your stuff in your first playthrough will be in the next new game such as your level and the items you had in your inventory and in the chest, the weapon enhancements, the items created by Mavda in the workshop and even Elena's affinity and the given gifts, but not only does this new playthrough will give you new texts in the Observatory, a new weapon and some new scenes with Elena, in the first playthrough you will find red doors that, no matter what you do, they will not open, but in the New Game +, Mavda will sell you keys that will get those doors open, in which some include new items in the open and some require you defeating monsters but you can also acquire the new items, in other words, while you will be quite busy with this game, some people might be put off when wanting to 100% complete the game due to the time limit...

Be warned however that for those of you who want to complete this, there is a bug in the game that will make this game freeze in a certain moment, it won't happen to those who want to simply beat this game though, but in this link there are more details about the bug and how to fix it (without the need of a hack or a patch).

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The Wii U Difference:

There's a potential flaw in the Wii U version of the game that can cause the game to freeze 100% of the time if you leave the fourth tower before completing it, this flaw seriously hurts the game's overall score, the Off-TV-Play on the other hand is definitely a nice addition to the game!

Bottom-Line:

I did find this game to be fun and interesting to play with, it has one of the best combat mechanics that is very appropriate for it, the story is very interesting coupled with a very unique and sometimes great looking setting, and while the graphics leave much more to be desired, it isn't really doesn't look that bad, however the game does give you great responsibility, as it has a time limit and a reputation meter that you must both each work hard in order to not get a bad or worse ending, and while I find that the game has a great balance in its game design in order to not be much of a chore to do but not be that easy when get used to the gameplay, I do find some people being frustrated with this game, coupled with the fact that the characters might not be deep enough for other people to care, which is the game's main reason for its gameplay design, so if you don't like a lot of responsibility in your games specially if you don't want to do it with characters that don't have a lot of depth on them, I might suggest that you skip this game, but if you're interested in this game but are worried about the flaws I've mentioned, give this a rent if you can to see how well it will do for you, but if you're very interested in this game and don't mind the game mechanics I've mentioned before, then I say give this game a go, however due to the Wii U version's flaws we give this game a decent level of recommendation...

Price: $19.99

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Score: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆ 6.5/10

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In Celebration of A Huge Wii U Virtual Console Title Hitting The North American eShop Tomorrow!

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It's been awhile since we last updated our website in any way, but we have decided to change our website's theme to celebrate The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass' release on the North American Wii U eShop tomorrow! What do you think of our new theme? As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comment section below!

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Mamamia! What A Spicy "And Sweet" Adventure!

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Review by @Ichigofan and @Jnes5.

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Bowser has invaded the Star Haven, stole the Star Rod and has imprisoned the seven Star Spirits who guarded the Star rod! Now Bowser's fortress becomes attached to Princess Peach's castle and lifts it up to the sky, sadly the Star Rod makes Bowser invincible, so it's up to mario to save the seven Star Spirits in order to lend them their power to thwart Bowser once and for all!

Story:

Even though the story isn't anything original, the whole story has quite a cheery and charming tone behind it! The story also has some humor as well, while it's not going to make you die-laughing, it does serve it's purpose of it being very charming and cheery, the game can also change it's tone a little, but not by much, so overall, the story is so good that you can't help, but feel the charming and cheery tone it has us following!

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Gameplay:

The game plays like an RPG, but it has it's own unique twist that's makes the mario RPG's a one of a kind! First thing's first, the game takes place in a lot of overworlds, some of which are long and some of which are small, and sometimes it can include physical obstacles in your way and you, as mario, can jump and use his hammer to overcome most of them, however some might require you to think and explore in order to solve them! Not only that, the game also includes "partners", which are your allies who can not only help you fight enemies, but they can help you with the game's puzzles that they can only solve, since many of the game's puzzles and boundaries are based upon the abilities of Mario's partners, you can accumulate partners as they advance into different locations.

You can only have one partner that can accompany Mario in the overworld, but you can interchange between them at any time, and the best part of all, your partners have no HP so that's means that when they take damage, this results in temporary paralysis on them where they cannot attack, but they will never get KO'd, the gameplay on all the overworlds feel like an adventure-oriented puzzle game, and they keep the game from not being just an RPG.

And this is where the uniqueness comes from! One of the things that makes this game unique from some other RPGs is that you can control the actions when mario and a partner or an enemy is going to attack! Fairly early in the game, you will obtain an item called a "Lucky Star" which will give you the ability to use the "Action Command", with this you can influence the power of a move when attacking or defending by timing a button-press accurately or performing some other action command as required, like pressing a button repeatedly, tilting the control stick and letting it go in a certain moment, with this you can double up your attacks and reduce half the damage when you're defending!

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This is pretty great and it's definitely worth it because it feels like you're helping mario in this game! Another thing that is unique in the battle system is that Mario and his partners have a capacity called "Flower Points" (FP), which is the equivalent of magic in RPGs, which these can allow you and your partners to perform special moves, but each of these moves can consume a particular number of flower points when performed, so you must choose to use them wisely.

Other things included are the "Star Points", which are the equivalent of experience points, in which unlike other RPGs, you only need to collect 100 of them to level up, and the capacity does not increase in any way, while this might sound easy to level up, here's the thing, when you level up in a certain area full of enemies, those enemies might decrease the number of Star Points they drop but even that, and this is one of the best parts of the game, is that you don't really need to level up in order to proceed! the only thing that you need to rely on, are your skills...and your use of badges!

The badges are items you can collect and each of them have and advantage of helping you in a certain manner, like for example, one badge can increase your attack power, one can increase your health, one can give Mario another special move, some can make you invulnerable to some things, and much much more! Each badge consumes a set number of" Badge Points" (BP), meaning that you can only equip a limited number of badges at a time, so choose which are the ones that you think will help you the most at the moment! Different situations may warrant changing badges to make certain boss battles easier! There is also an on-screen gauge to display Star Energy, which is required to perform another type of move if you saved a star spirit, and each of them have a unique move that can help you in battle, and they can raise your gauge as you advance throughout the game, you can also locate hidden battle upgrades in the game's overworld, which promotes one partner character to a new rank once at a time and they can become stronger as well!

All of this and more, is why the game is really fun and very unique as well! However, even though some overworlds might not be fun, the game is still very great with it's gameplay and uniqueness!

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Graphics & Soundtrack:

Since the game is called "Paper Mario", the game's visuals feature two-dimensional character cut-out designs contained within three-dimensional backgrounds, and the 2D characters look really good! They look just like a cartoon, and because of that, they haven't aged at all so they look just as good now as they did when the game first released on the N64! As for the 3D backgrounds...yeah, those are the ones that haven't aged well at all, but the thing is, some of those are so bland, that they weren't all that impressive even when this game was first released. Regardless the game's graphics are nice overall.

The soundtrack of this game is ok, some of the music tracks are very catchy, some of them set a great mood, some of them are decent, some of them are very awesome... as you can see, the soundtrack has a lot of variety when it comes with its quality.

The sounds are cutesy and some of them sound a little bit low quality, but as they are, they sound ok, and as for the voice acting... there isn't any, at all, well except a few mumbles and roars among other simple sound effects, but overall there really isn't any, which is perfectly fine in our opinions!

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Presentation:

The game is kind of represented as a storybook, the game is divided in chapters, the game's progression depends upon interaction non-player characters (NPCs), who will often offer clues or details for the next chapter, and as I've said, the game does a good job on having a charming and cutesy tone throughout the entire story.

As for the replayability, this game has a lot of it! You can collect the badges, you can maximise your level, you can collect the star peices, you can play the minigames included in this game, you can do some hidden sidequests, all of this and more are awaiting those of you who are willing to fully explore this game's world, so there is no worries there if you're looking to be busy with a game for awhile!

The Wii U Difference:

The Wii U's emulation of the game is spot-on and looks and sounds a little better than the Wii Virtual Console release of the game. The Off-TV-Play feature and rumble-pak compatibility of the game give the Wii U version of the game a definite edge over the Wii version!

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Bottom-Line:

Paper Mario 64 is a great mario RPG! The game has some great gameplay and a charming storyline, and even if there are some things that needed a few tweaks, this game is still a must-but for any Wii U owner! You might be skeptical if you REALLY love Super Mario RPG for the SNES or Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door for the GCN, but regardless, don't hesitate and buy this if you like RPGs! and as for us, this game gets a great level of recommendation!

Price: $9.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9.5/10

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#Review #WiiU #VC #N64 #PaperMario #eShop #Nintendo

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