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Top Ten Series that Need amiibo

Super Mario series amiibo

Something I’ve touched on surprisingly only a small bit are Nintendo’s NFC amiibo figures. To put into perspective how I feel about amiibo, let’s just say I have had friends shop around for me to get the more expensive ones back when amiibo were the hottest toys this side of Furby and Tickle Me Elmo. Out of all the toys-to-life options out there, I feel like Nintendo’s offerings are the coolest, if only because I (like many others) grew up with a lot of these characters. Also, while I love me some Skylanders, I think amiibo have a wider function in games, making them more of an investment than essentially an extra life or character in Skylanders and Disney Infinity. That being said, and in typical Nintendo fashion, there are more than a handful of series’ deserving of the amiibo treatment that haven’t seen the light of day. Though most of these will never happen, we can dream, and I can wish for some of these games to come out sooner rather than later! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on 04/21/2016 in Randomness

 

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Sunday Roundup: 8/31/14

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney CoverProfessor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
3DS
Release Date: August 29th, 2014
Purchased at: Amazon (Online – $30)

The unbelievable crossover game is finally available in the United States, and you bet I was there on day one to pick up the next adventure in Professor Hershel Layton’s story! Teaming up with Phoenix Wright is certainly strange to think about, but I feel like it could actually work. I’ve played a few hours or so of the game so far, and can say that it certainly feels like a Layton game, but I haven’t really had the chance to interact with Phoenix yet to see how he’s side will pan out. Either way, the story so far is good, the visuals are spot on, and I’m already getting hooked. Here’s to another grand adventure!

Laters,
Jsick

 
 

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Top Ten Dream E3 2014 Predictions

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In what might be the only tradition I have here at SlickGaming, we are one week away from the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, which means it’s time for some dream predictions! I’ve come to realize that while these are mostly in good fun, they are all actually things I really would like to see come out of the show. Interestingly enough, some of these predictions have come true (more or less): Nintendo has actually made significant progress in the online gaming department, and the PS4 and, more recently, the Kinect-Free Xbox One do indeed retail for under $400! Two out of twenty isn’t that bad, right?

Without delay, here are my predictions for this year’s show! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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: 3/9/14

New Games (3-9-14)This week’s Sunday Roundup has been long overdue, with all of the games actually coming into my collection prior to last Sunday. But, seeing as I was busy with work and a multitude of other tasks last week, I wasn’t able to get it written until today. Nonetheless, there are eight games here spanning seven systems. I kind of like it when they’re all for different systems: it’s like spreading out the wealth amongst the lonely consoles. And whenever I can procure a GameCube game I feel even better about the purchase!

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Sunday Roundup: 1/12/14

Death Jr Root of EvilDeath Jr.: Root of Evil
Wii
Release Date: May 27th, 2008
Purchased at: GameStop (San Jose, CA – $5)

Though GameStop didn’t hold a big Buy 2 Get 1 Free event like I was hoping they would, I still managed to snag a couple of games, starting with Death Jr.: Root of Evil on the Wii. This is actually the second Death Jr. game, with the first being on the PSP. This is also a port of the second game, also appearing first on the PSP. The Wii version offers up slightly altered gameplay mechanics, as well as changes and additions to incorporate the Wii’s motion controls. Overall the game and series aren’t the greatest around, but it’s a nice addition to the library nonetheless.

Mays Myster Forbidden MemoriesMay’s Mystery: Forbidden Memories
DS
Release Date: September 28th, 2011
Purchased at: GameStop (San Jose, CA – $5)

Oh man, FINALLY! I have been looking for this game for over a year now, and I can say the wait is over. May’s Mystery is a late DS game that clearly was inspired (copied?) the Professor Layton series. Hell, even the boxart looks just like Layton’s. The cool thing though is that the game is supposed to be pretty good. I’m happy to have found it so cheap and complete! I might have to pop this one in soon. Also, that “Forbidden Memories” subtitle was used for the Yu-Gi-Oh game on the PS1. Haha.

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 01/12/2014 in Collecting, Nintendo DS, Wii

 

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Game Hunter 09 – Game Condition

The first fan submitted topic is the focus of episode 09 of the Game Hunter!

Game condition isn’t something I generally think much about, but that’s because I’ve already settled on what condition I’m looking for, what I’m willing to buy, and what I’m not willing to buy.

The latest episode should give you some helpful tips on what to look for with the condition of games, as well as how damages can (and will) affect prices.

There’s a special guest this episode as well!! Enjoy!!

Happy Hunting,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 11/23/2013 in Collecting

 

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