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The Alternate Deaths of Three-Headed Hewdraw…and some more Icarus tips

As Eugene’s review stated, Kid Icarus Uprising contains a mind-blowing amount of content. If you’re enjoying KIU – or considering buying it (and you should) – we now present a few tips and tricks you may not have explored yet. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD. Nothing earth-shattering, but there ya go.

Is Uprising’s vocal track the boldest design move since Wind Waker?

Kid Icarus Uprising is a fantastic game, but it features an overwhelmingly talkative voice track that could be the most polarizing stylistic decision since Link went all toony in Wind Waker. When players and reviewers comment that Uprising’s characters “never shut up,” they’re not exaggerating. From start to finish of its 10 hour main quest, KIU is one huge festival of banter, jokes, complaints, d...

I take back everything I said about the 3DS stand

So…are many of you currently enjoying one of the best games Nintendo’s ever released? (And, no, I’m not talking about 1st Class Poker and Blackjack). Kid Icarus Uprising has been surprising me in a lot of great ways this weekend, and I have to eat some crow regarding my past negative comments regarding the free included stand. It works, it’s well designed, and it aids the g...

Happy Kid Icarus Day!

Kid Icarus Uprising is sweeping more than one Infendo writer through its hectic, spectacular adventure today, and we hope many of you are also having a great time with this title. Look for Infendo’s review soon. In the meantime…three cheers for the 3DS AR function finally getting some love! The 6 random cards included in the game’s case are beautifully done as stand-alones, but w...

Review: Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! Isn’t! Isn’t!

I love Minigolf, and I love my 3DS, so I had some cautious hope that Shin’en’s Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! might be a decent way to spend $4.99. Unfortunately, this game breaks the months-long streak of outstanding original 3DS eShop games. Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! isn’t a disaster, it’s just…meh. Meh. It’s got a sharp presentation, with clean 3D graphics, pleasa...

Review: Mario and Sonic win the gold…for bizarre gameplay

The 3DS edition of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games hit store shelves last month. Mediocre initial review scores made me wary, but I did enjoy the eShop demo, so I finally caved and bought the cartridge. To be blunt: If you want great gameplay from a recent release, buy Resident Evil: Revelations or spend a few bucks to download Pushmo or Sakura Samurai. There’s truly only one reas...

Demo this dog, dang it!

Look, I know Nintendogs + cats isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Honestly, I understand (animal haters!) But now that eShop has a FREE DEMO of N+c available for download RIGHT NOW, every 3DS owner should give it a spin. Why? To witness some pure Nintendo magic; this is one of the most amazing and effective uses of 3D in any title for the platform. Try starting the demo up with 3D switched o...

Review: Dillon’s Rolling Western wrangles a diverse herd of gameplay into good grub

Imagine a game with a Windwaker art style that takes place on a Wild West version of Hyrule field, in which you roll around like Sonic the Hedgehog, aiming for objects as in Super Monkeyball, using a control system that feels like a combo of the forthcoming Kid Icarus and Angry Birds, while building RTS gun towers and fighting arena battles that’ll remind you of good Mario Party minigames. Now ima...

Dillon’s Rolling Western now available in eShop

This morning’s Nintendo Direct video featured a pleasant surprise for fans of the company’s original 3DS eShop games: Dillon’s Rolling Western is available for purchase right now. First impressions: It looks great, controls well, and the gameplay’s fun. The terrific main character is saddled (not literally) with an incredibly annoying sidekick/helper. One concern is the lou...

Super Mario Brothers begins eShop’s NES lineup

Metal Gear’s free demo download wasn’t the only reason to check out eShop this week: Super Mario Brothers became the first of the ambassador NES games to become available for purchase to all North American 3DS owners who bought their systems after the hardware price drop. It’s priced at $4.99. Super Mario Brothers has been updated to include Restore Points, and will now dazzle yo...

Sakura Samurai review: All the fun of a great action RPG without any of the dawdling around

Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword is a brilliant game. In this polished and challenging adventure, there is not one bit of wasted space or a moment of B.S. time-killing. Every encounter, decision and action serves the central swordfighting gameplay–and that’s a very good thing, because the fighting system is fun beyond belief. Easy to learn, tricky to master and full of fast, on-the-fly...

Another DS classic hits iPhone while 3DS eShop gets a great original. Everybody wins!

The last time a critically-acclaimed DS game (Scribblenauts) jumped to iPhone, it was a kick in the gut for Nintendo fans, because the 3DS library wasn’t exactly stellar at the time. This time around, things are rosier. Not only is 3DS picking up steam with terrific cartridge games, but the fledgling eShop has been delivering gem after gem in recent weeks. Today, the well-reviewed and great-...

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