With 2019 just a few hours away, you might be panicking about which games you want to have available for your friends. Worry not! We have you covered with the nine Nintendo Switch games to ring in 2019. Continue reading Nine Nintendo Switch Games to Ring in 2019
The Nintendo Switch is less than a month away, and while we have been treated to a slow trickle of information and a Super Bowl commercial, there is still plenty we don’t know about Nintendo’s newest console. Of these unknowns, the questions surrounding the Switch’s Virtual Console iteration are the most tantalizing. Rumors of GameCube releases on the platform have sent the industry buzzing and the motion-capable Joy-Con leave the door open for a possible Wii renaissance. There is no argument about the potential of Nintendo’s classic games service, but will Nintendo capitalize on the monumental opportunity at hand?
Super Mario 64 is one of my favorite video games ever. I remember getting my Nintendo 64 a few months after the system was first released and it was my first game. I loved Mario games before that, especially Super Mario World, but Mario 64 blew my mind. The freedom from running around in three dimensions, all the moves Mario could do, the clear blue water. Holy crap, the water looked good! I remember that feeling so well. The joy from a brand new Mario game. Whenever a new Mario game was coming out, it meant something new and innovative was coming. Something that would push the industry into new territory. Whether it was analog control, multiple playable characters with different abilities, or a non-linear world, Mario furthered the industry through design. So it makes me sad that Super Mario 64 was the last time I was truly blown away by a Mario game. Continue reading Mario Doesn’t Try Anymore
Leaving The Party Early
The Mario Party series has always been dwarfed by Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. as Nintendo’s premier party titles. At its best, the latest iteration to the series, Mario Party 10, is a haphazard attempt at stepping out of the shadows of its couch co-op competitors.
A new Amiibo has appeared on Walmart advertisements and it appears to be an exclusive. Continue reading Exclusive Amiibo coming to Walmart
The Endless Debate series continues! This week, Harry and Mike tackle the question as old as video games: Who’s better, Sonic or Mario? For this debate, Mike is on the side of the blue hedgehog, Sonic, and Harry teams up with the plumber, Mario. Who will win this heated debate? Let’s see their arguments:
Everyone knows that Nintendo’s home console isn’t flying off the shelves — whether it’s due to lack of consumer interest or just branding problems, it’s neither here nor there. That said, there is one thing that boosts Nintendo sales like no other — bundles. While they aren’t for everyone, there is no denying the mass appeal in the eyes of consumer. Not only that, but Nintendo has the deepest vault of cherished characters and established franchises to draw from.