The UK chart for boxed game sales has arrived, bringing with it lots of fun little statistical factoids that I love to geek out over. It’s possible that I need to seriously examine my life choices, but for now I’m going to enjoy the numbers and hope that you do to.
Dbrand Takes a Shot at Nintendo With Their New Clone of the Kingdom Skin for the Switch
Dbrand is a purveyor of some pretty cool skins for a variety of products, including the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox. They also sell a bunch of different cases, screen protectors and other assorted bits and bobs. They’ve grown to quite a size, appearing in numerous places, including as a long-running sponsor of Linus Tech Tips where they quite often use their money to make fun of Linus himself.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is The Highest Reviewed Game Ever on Opencritic
The embargo for reviews of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been lifted, unleashing a torrent of reviews threatening to overflow your Youtube subscription page. Considering the game’s predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is widely viewed as one of the greatest games ever and was Opencritic’s second-highest-reviewed game, I’ve been eager to see what Tears of the Kingdom can do. With so much pressure, could Nintendo deliver something even better?
Nintendo Confirms No New Switch Anytime Soon, And Then Release a Depressing Advert
The Nintendo Switch is heading into its seventh year on the market as the third best selling console of all time, beaten only by the Playstation 2 and Nintendo’s own DS. It’s success is undeniable, yet due to it already being fairly underpowered at launch fans and journalists have constantly speculated about the release of a new Nintendo console. Well, Nintendo themselves seem to have put those rumours to bed.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie Review
The fact that it has taken this long to make a modern animated Mario movie is, quite frankly, mindboggling to me. Mario is one of the biggest names in all of gaming, one that is recognized worldwide, even by people who have never picked up a controller in their lives. It has been worth the wait, though, because The Super Mario Bros is pretty much everything I wanted from a Mario movie: it’s bright, cheerful, funny and chock full of references.
Have a Nice Death Review
Have a Nice Death is the latest 2D roguelite vying for your attention in a genre that is becoming rather crowded. Any game looking to throw its digital hat into the roguelite ring needs to do something special or risk being dragged down into the depths of obscurity. Have a Nice Death hits hard with a couple of killer scythe strikes: a gorgeous art style and satisfying combat. So grab your best black cloak and let’s head to the afterlife, shall we?
The Best Nintendo Switch Games to Play Right now
The Switch has done absurdly well for Nintendo. Although the hybrid console/handheld lacks the raw power of its rivals, it has sold over 120 million units, making it the second best-selling Nintendo device after the DS which sits at 154 million and the third best-selling console overall. And it doesn’t seem to be slowing down very much. Over its lifespan, there have been dozens and dozens of exclusive games released for the Nintendo Switch, many of them coming directly from Nintendo itself. Its library is an extensive list brimming with quality exclusive games.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review – Kirby Doesn’t Suck!
Being a relative Nintendo noob, my experience of Kirby has been solely limited to Super Smash Bros. where his ability to suck characters into himself has been the bane of my existence. But with the game releases being fairly quiet at the moment, what better time to experience Kirby than now, especially since his newest adventure, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, is his first fully 3D adventure! Can Kirby hang with the greats like Mario, Luigi and Link? Or has he bitten off more than he can chew?
Mario Golf: Super Rush Review – A Rushed Bogey
There’s no risk of confusing Mario Golf: Super Rush for the real-world sport of golf. Luigi turning the green into a patch of ice makes that fairly clear, as does the giant bomb trying to putt. The vibrant colours, the sparkling special shots, Bowser hammering a ball toward the green – nope, this ain’t your granddaddy’s golf. This is arcadey golf. And yet…well, I can’t help but think Mario Golf: Super Rush doesn’t want to commit properly to its goofy looks and whacky characters. For a game that involves a giant bloody ape swinging a tiny golf club, Super Rush sure doesn’t like to step out of its comfort zone.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Review – The Kidd Should Have Stayed Dead
Alex Kidd in Miracle Land DX is actually the perfect example of why reviewing a remaster or remake can be tricky. You see, in some ways, the remake portion is separate from the game itself. You can have a crappy remake of an excellent game, and an excellent remake of a crappy game. And unfortunately, Alex Kidd in Miracle Land DX is very much the second one. On my extensive list of classic games I’d love to see remade, Alex Kidd ranks…well, it doesn’t rank. First released in Japan 1986 with hopes of Alex becoming Sega’s mascot the series was overtaken by the blue blur of Sonic the Hedgehog who would become a gaming icon. And while Alex did appear in several more games, he ultimately faded into the background. Why? Well, because he wasn’t all that compelling, but also because Alex Kidd in Miracle Land isn’t that good. Sorry.