Review

Infendo Review – Sonic Forces (Switch)

Infinite Possibilities, Limited Presentation The Switch finally has a 3D Sonic game in its roster, following a long tradition of Sonic on Nintendo dating back to the GameCube. Sonic Forces is a game with a very mixed overall reception, and with good reason; It’s a very mixed bag. What it does well, it does very well. However, there are things that are missing that really keep this game from ...

Retro Review – Geometry Wars Galaxies (DS)

Geometry Wars Galaxies is a twin stick multi-direction shooter where the point of the game is to live as long as you can while trying to get the highest score possible. This is done by shooting the never-ending onslaught of enemies that the game continues to throw at you. You start the game by entering a solar system that is made up of a number of planets. Each planet is a different level with a d...

Super Mario Odyssey amiibo support + 3 new amiibo

Warning! Mild Spoilers! Super Mario Odyssey is an awesome game. People really love it. I love it too. It has been receiving excellent reviews all over the place. This, however, is not a standard review of the game. What is discussed below are the 3 new amiibo in the Super Mario series and the amiibo support for Super Mario Odyssey. As an avid amiibo collector I am always looking for the next game ...

Retro Review – Contra 4 (DS)

I haven’t played that many Contra games. Prior to Contra 4 the only Contra game I’ve had any real previous experience with is Operation C for the Game Boy and a little Contra III too on the SNES. Contra 4 feels right at home with those games. As the name of the game indicates this is a direct sequel to Contra III: The Alien Wars. So expect to fight against never ending hordes of various military t...

NBA 2K18 Review

A good, but not great, entry into the series. The NBA 2K series hasn’t made it one to a Nintendo system since NBA 2K13 so as a fan of the series I was extremely excited to play it again on not just a Nintendo console, but a portable one. The thought of being able to take NBA on the go was incredibly appealing to me and I imagine anyone else who bought 2K18 on Switch. Visual Concepts has some...

Retro Review – Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)

First a little background information: Metroid II was my introduction to the Metroid franchise. My first time playing it was way back in the day on the original Game Boy as a kid. My parents gave me a Game Boy because every summer we would go on long road trips from Northern California to Southern California to visit my grandparents. Being in a car for 8 hours a day provides lots of free time for ...

Nugget of Wisdom: A Chicken Wiggle Review

By Steve Peacock There are a few developers I follow very closely. Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight) and Gajin Games (Bit.Trip series) are two of the three that come to mind right off the bat. The one we are going to focus on today, Atooi, founded by Jools Watsham, is another of those devs. He is best known for Mutant Mudds, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and Xeodrifter. He is one of those devs that...

Infendo Review – Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Banjo & Kazooie. ToeJam & Earl. Mario and… Rabbids!? No, this isn’t a parallel universe, and NO, you aren’t having the world’s tamest fever dream. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is very much a real game exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, and it happens to fill a currently very-empty void in the Switch’s gaming library. Not only is this game technically the ...

The Conduit – Retro Review

One of the Wii’s biggest weaknesses was a lack of good third party games. Another was a lack of games geared towards teens and adults. Midway through the console’s life, a few publishers tried to fix these issuess by releasing quality software for these demographics. One of those publishers was SEGA. One of those games was The Conduit. The Conduit is a first-person shooter, developed b...

Mining for a Crafty Review

Minecraft Switch Edition By Steve Peacock Wow! For the better part of two weeks I’ve been saying I was going to get this review written. The funny thing about game reviews is how when the game is good, it is really difficult to put the game down long enough to write the review. With a game as old as Minecraft, I don’t feel like it needs much of an introduction. You can get that from a quick Google...

Infendo Review – Super Bomberman R

Bomberman is a series that has stayed fairly true-to-form since its release in 1983 as a tech demo for Hudson Soft. That’s not to say the games haven’t evolved, as all games do, over time. But it wouldn’t be a stretch to say if you’ve played one Bomberman title, you should have a pretty good idea of what you’re getting into when you start a new game. In many ways, the same can be said for Super Bo...

Review: NES30 Pro and FC30 Pro Controllers by 8Bitdo

Nintendo Switch Review By Steve Peacock Thinking back to when I preordered my Switch, I remember thinking how cool it was that the Switch was ready for two people to play right out of the box. We don’t generally have people over to play games with us, so I figured I would be okay with just the Joy-Con that come in the box. Boy, was I wrong. When Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came out, I began to look ...