Chicken Wiggle Review (3DS)

The development team over at Atooi is maybe best known recently for their hard as nails platformer Mutant Mudds and it’s sequel Mutant Mudds: I’m Going To Kill You In Every Way Imaginable, aka Mutant Mudds Super Challenge. It’s given rise to the term that I use to compare games to, Mutant Mudds hard. If a game is that hard you know it’s going to take a long time to beat. Let me ease your mind some now and say that the company’s most recent platformer Chicken Wiggle is nowhere near Mutant Mudds hard. It is challenging at times, but not pull your hair out and scream at the screen hard.

Chicken Wiggle stars two unlikely friends, a chicken and a worm named Wiggle. The two jump, flap and whip across 50 levels set in eight different themed worlds. As you go along new enemies and mechanics are introduced to up the challenge in a nicely graded slope that never has crazy difficulty spikes. From beginning to end you feel the challenge ramp up nicely, with what I think were actually a few lulls in difficulty along the way rather than the previously mentioned spikes. It’s good. It’s really fun, and it’s adorably cute.

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Nintendo Download: Week of July 6th

It’s Kirby day in the eShop.  Also, a few new titles for the Switch and even a new old school style RPG on Wii U. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Kirby’s Blowout Blast – Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension – the third dimension! Have a blast inhaling foes and blowing them away in 3D environments across 25+ stages. Inhale enough enemies … Continue reading Nintendo Download: Week of July 6th

Nintendo Announces New Pokemon Games Coming This Year

Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning focused specifically on the Pokemon franchise. You can view the entire presentation at the end of this post. During the video they announced three new sets of titles coming to their consoles later this year. The first game announced is a port of the arcade/Wii U fighting game Pokken Tournament, this one titled Pokken Tournament DX. The … Continue reading Nintendo Announces New Pokemon Games Coming This Year

Nintendo Details Upcoming Fire Emblem DLC

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia comes out very soon, May 19th to be exact.  Today Nintendo announced all of the DLC that will be available for the game.  Five different content packs in all will be available, as well as a season pass that will allow you to get a 30% discount on everything.  The full list of DLC that will be available looks … Continue reading Nintendo Details Upcoming Fire Emblem DLC

Nintendo Download: Week of March 23rd

This week see Android getting the release of Super Mario Run, after iOS having the exlusive for approximately six months. Also Has Been Heroes drops on Switch, and Mario Sports Superstars hits 3DS. If you’re a fan of Kid Icarus: Uprising, and the animated shorts that came out around the time of that release you’ll be happy as you can now redeem some of your precious Platinum My Nintendo coins to obtain those shorts for yourself. For the rest of the releases head past the break.

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Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D Review (3DS)

All the way back in 2011 I reviewed a little DSiWare game from UK developer Tanukii Studios called Go! Go! Kokopolo. I called the game a mix between Pac-Man and Cat and Mouse, a description I thought was very fitting. In April of 2012 we showed off some of the first character art for the game’s sequel Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. Now, nearly four years later the game has finally been released and if you liked that first game you’ll love this one.

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Details For Upcoming Fire Emblem Limited Edition

Nintendo just wants my money it would seem. Today the company has announced a new Limited Edition Bundle for the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The game, which is a remake of the previously Japan only Fire Emblem Gaiden, is set to release on May 19th and will come with a packed Limited Edition. The set, which will retail for $59.99, will include … Continue reading Details For Upcoming Fire Emblem Limited Edition

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World Review (3DS)

The Yoshi’s Island series has always been one of my favorite platforming series. They give you a completely different feel for a platformer than Nintendo’s more famous plumber does. The games always encouraged exploration and precision to me more than Mario games did. I also really liked Kirby’s Epic Yarn. The game was beautiful on the Wii. When I heard that Yoshi’s Island and Kirby’s Epic Yarn were getting together in the form of Yoshi’s Woolly World I was excited. That game was also really, really good. Now we’re getting the chance to take that game with us wherever we go in a 3DS port of the game. That game is also really, really good.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Review (3DS)

There are few franchises that cause me to clear my calendar of every other video game I’m playing than Dragon Quest. January was a very busy month for game releases (thanks, Sega), but I knew I had to have time to devote all my attention to Dragon Quest VIII, and I did. For good reason. The game is fantastic.

In the game you play as a nameless Hero (that you get to give a name) who is a member of the Royal Guard for King Trode. The King and his daughter have been cursed by a jester named Dhoulmagus and turned into a troll and a horse respectively. You accompany the king, along with a friend named Yangus, to discover the whereabouts of Dhoulmagus, defeat him and lift the curse on the king.

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