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Review: Mutant Mudds

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Whether you actually grew up in the 80′s or 90′s and can claim to have played video games during their “glory days”, there are plenty of current gen titles that let you relive the style of yesteryear. Take Mutant Mudds for examples. It’s a side scrolling, 8-bit action/platformer with a high degree of difficulty and plenty of challenge. Some may call it a “hardcore” game, while others will say it harkens back to the NES games of yore. But me? I just call it a pretty damn excellent game! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 04/16/2014 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Sunday Roundup: 4/13/14

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Wii
Release Date: March 31st, 2009
Purchased at: Amazon (Online – $5)

After a long fought battle of trying to find this game for under $1 in some GameStop used game bin, I decided to just buy the game outright off of Amazon. It was still a used copy, but it was complete. The game is barely worth the price of admission, as I have already played (and completed) the entire game in just one sitting. It’s a side scrolling shooter, complete with a variety of power ups that can be upgraded and improved as well. The game suffers from relentlessly repetitive gameplay and absolutely atrocious sound effects. Expect a video review of the game soon.

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 04/13/2014 in Collecting, Wii

 

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Tomodachi Life Has Totally Won Me Over

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Man, talk about selling a game!

Earlier today, Nintendo released a new Nintendo Direct focusing on the quirky 3DS game, Tomodachi Life. Previously released only in Japan, this Nintendo Direct didn’t just give Western gamers a solid release date for their own region, it also let us delve into the wonderfully self-gratifying world on the Nintendo elite.

Before this special Nintendo Direct, I had little interest in the game, thinking it more a novelty than something I’d really enjoy. But after seeing this crazy video, I have decided that Tomodachi Life needs to be a part of my life.

A little bit Animal Crossing, and a dash of The Sims seems to make this new 3DS game a weird, wacky, one-of-a-kind game only Nintendo can create. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2014 in News, Nintendo 3DS

 

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Sunday Roundup: 4/6/14

New Games (4-6-14)Weeks like this make me feel equally proud and kind of sad to be a collector. This week brought in a few truly excellent finds, as well as some games that were too good a deal to pass up. However, there’s always a caveat, this week it was being damn expensive. Usually I pride myself on picking up games on the cheap, hitting my magic price or under. No matter how hard you try though, you’ll soon discover if you haven’t already that some games are just expensive, and they probably aren’t going down in price any time soon. Before we get into this week’s haul, I feel like I can squeeze one more plug into a previous article. Let’s see, what would work… Oh, gotcha! And this as well! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 04/06/2014 in Collecting, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360

 

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Characters I Want to See in Ultra Street Fighter IV

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Without getting into a big fuss about the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV and the reveal of it’s newest character Decapre, I wanted to discuss some characters that I would have liked to see in the newest fighting game reiteration from Capcom. I do praise Capcom for bringing someone completely new to the battle, but even so there are some other cool fighters they could have included as well. Lists like these are almost always going to be geared towards the preferences of the person writing them, so keep that in mind when you see the list and I’m not including Charlie (because he’s kinda dead). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 04/02/2014 in Randomness

 

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Review: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

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It’s rare when a game series can span six entries and not hit its peak until the last game is released. Even more astounding is the Professor Layton series, where just about every game in the series can been seen as a highlight.

Seriously. They’re all that good.

Whether it’s the sublime storytelling and time traveling of Unwound Future, the first foray into 3D with Miracle Mask, or perhaps the very first adventure in the Curious Village, there are plenty of Layton games to choose from and have a truly excellent time playing.

With the release of Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy on the 3DS we are tearfully bidding farewell to our favorite English professor, as this is the last game to star the brilliant archaeologist. But in so doing we are met with perhaps the grandest and most robust game in the entire series.

One last adventure. One last puzzle. One last memory…

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Posted by on 03/31/2014 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Sunday Roundup: 3/30/14

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Wii
Release Date: September 18th, 2007
Purchased at: GameStop (Cupertino, CA – $2)

Man, what a deal on this one! Dewy’s Adventure is supposed to be a decent platforming game on the Wii, and for just $2 I’ll pretty much give any game the benefit of the doubt. Not only was it a great deal, but it was in superb condition! And a bit of history for this as well: The game was made by the same team behind another Wii exclusive, Elebits. The more you know!

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 03/30/2014 in Collecting, Wii

 

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