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Review: Shovel Knight, A Brilliant Homage To The 8-Bit Era

  What do Mega Man, Super Mario Bros. 3, Duck Tales and The Adventures of Link all have in common? Unique stories. Imaginative characters. Brilliant level designs. Fantastic music. They are some of the greatest platformers of all time, and helped define the 8-bit era. And now, they have all played a role in inspiring this years smash indie hit, Shovel Knight. What started out as a Kickstarter...

Smash Bros: Meta Knight, Limited Edition Pack and more

Only 51 days remain until the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, yet the announcements keep rolling out. A returning character, another stage, a limited edition pack AND a Smash Bros. themed sale were all announced over the last 24 hours. Kirby fans can now rejoice, as Sakurai announced the return of Meta Knight. After teasing Meta Knight’s return on Monday, by posting a picture of a Mii ...

eShop cards on sale at Target

From now until August 9th, all American Target stores will be offering an excellent sale on eShop cards. The deal is simple, buy one eShop card and you get the second card for 25% off. The values of these cards can be mixed and matched, but the 25% will come off the lowest priced card. Anyone interested in purchasing anything off the eShop may want to head down to Target right away, and save yours...

Review: SteamWorld worth digging into your wallet

Retro-inspired platformers have taken the eshop by storm the past couple of years. Games like Mutant Mudds, Gunman Clive and the critically acclaimed Shovel Knight have all sold well and received glowing reviews. Another game inspired by the 8-bit and 16-bit era of gaming is Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig, a highly addictive mining adventure. Regularly priced just under $9, the game is cu...

Club Nintendo rolls out a digital line-up of Elite Status rewards

Club Nintendo’s 2014 selection of Elite Status rewards is available to peruse now. If you were able to reach Gold or Platinum status on the service during the year starting July 1, 2013, these rewards are available…right now, in fact, as a downloadable game of your choice. Click here to sign in to the Club and find out whether one of these games will be yours soon: Platinum Members Onl...

Review: Poker Dice Solitaire Future (Wii U eShop download)

As one might expect from a game that’s just $1.99 on the Wii U eShop, Poker Dice Solitaire Future has a simple premise. The first in the Tabletop Gallery series from one-man development team RCMADIAX, the game has the player roll five dice to create Poker-style hands (2-pair, full house and the like) for a high score. The dice can be rolled up to three times, and the player can choose to hol...

Poker Dice Solitaire Future gets trailer and release date

The first of three “Tabletop Gallery” games developed by RCMADIAX for the Wii U eShop, Poker Dice Solitaire Future, has an official North American release date of July 3. In this game, the player rolls the dice to create the best poker-style hand possible for a high score, which can be shared with other players via Miiverse. The game will be available to download on July 3 for a mere $...

Nintendo quietly announces new eShop titles for Wii U and 3DS at E3

Nintendo has released a bundle of trailers for upcoming eShop titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The 20-plus trailers come a day early from Nintendo’s Digital Event, which seems to point to the company focusing more in first-party software during their streaming event. Enjoy! Also, thanks to NeoGAF for the information. The bevy of eShop trailers (Cubemen 2 is shown above) include the fol...

Mega Man 3DS eShop Release Dates Announced

  Capcom will release a Game Boy Mega Man title every Thursday this month on 3DS eShop.  It’s a “Mega May”, if you will. The first title released was Mega Man Extreme for $4.99. Here are the release dates for the remaining games: May 8: Mega Man 2 & Mega Man 3 May 15: Mega Man 4 May 22: Mega Man 5 May 29: Mega Man Xtreme 2   Do you see your favorite on this list? Wh...

Twisted Fusion is funded!

With 4 days lefts until it’s Kickstarter finishes. Twisted Fusion has passed it’s funding goal! Twisted Fusion is being developed exclusively for the Wii U, by myself. Thank you everyone for all the support and making this possible. The stretch goals have also been rearranged due to user feedback, now the Super Smash Bros inspirited multiplayer mode Twsited Smash is the first stretch g...

Twisted Fusion – heading exclusively to Wii U

  Sorry to play sly on this one for so long, but today I can confirm I have been working on 2D platformer Twisted Fusion for the last 6 months, headed exclusively to the Wii U eShop! The game is in early development and will be hitting Kickstarter next week to help fund the necessities, such as dev kit, game assets and fees. You play as Cora the star of Twisted Fusion, after finding herself i...

Review: Pokemon Battle Trozei (Nintendo 3DS eShop download)

I approached Pokemon Battle Trozei with two fundamental expectations. First, that it would be a puzzle game like most other puzzle games: simple, but with a lot of depth, and very addictive. Second, that it would follow the tradition of Pokemon games and be fairly easy: after all, the Pokemon games are made for kids. How hard could Pokemon Battle Trozei be? Quite hard, it turns out.