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SEGA Releases Retro 3DS Theme

Posted on October 8, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

If you are like me and grew up playing Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 on the original SEGA Genesis than you might welcome the news that SEGA has released a brand new 3DS home screen theme centered around their classic 16-bit console.

Both the Genesis and Game Gear themes are complete with the timeless “SEGGGGA!” Scream that became so iconic in the ’90s. Both themes are priced at $1.99 USD in the E-Shop.

Other hardware themes will be released in the coming months. No word yet on exact European release.



Amiibo Tap Isn’t Just A Time Limited Demo Player

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Les Major

When I first heard about Amiibo Tap, I kind of glazed over it. Basically it sounded like I could play a time limited trial of a classic NES or SNES game. Of course we’ve been there and done that with other releases. We’re gaming press of course though, so we took a look to see what this new release was and were quite surprised!

At first, the software sounds pretty bland.
• Dozens of games and scenes to discover
• Each amiibo figure unlocks a random game to sample included in this software’s selection of titles

But then you get to this part…
• Each game contains multiple scenes that last for three minutes

Wait, what? So what do you get, World 1-1 and World 1-2 of Super Mario Bros? Surprisingly no, you get quite a great selection of highlights! I’ve only tried Super Metroid so far but that title is actually a collection of boss fights and a run through Tourian to battle some Metroids themselves. It seems to run on software similar to our very much loved NES Remix series. Letting you play these classics in a bordered window with a countdown timer showing your three minutes remaining.

To switch scenes, you just tap your Amiibo to the Wii-U GamePad and zip, you’re off to the next one in like. Super Metroid contained something like eight scenes too! So if you’re not a hardcore collector and have actually removed your Amiibo from their packaging, it’s worthwhile to download Amiibo Tap and give it a go! After all, Amiibo Tap is free! It’s more than just a demo player, it’s a neat nostalgia trip.


Nintendo Holiday Download (12.25.14)

Posted on December 30, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

The holiday season isn’t exactly a hot bed of new video game news but Nintendo doesn’t really take time off. Over Christmas the Big N released a whole slew of classic games from their back catalogue onto the 3DS and Wii U virtual consoles. If you’ve got some downtime between now and the inevitable New Years Day hangover  then why not sink some time into the original Mario Bros?

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Soul Sacrifice Now Available On PlayStation Plus

Posted on November 26, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Did you miss out on Keiji Inafune’s last post mega man project, Soul Sacrifice? Sony has posted this latest Vita exclusive role-playing game for all PlayStation Plus subscribers to enjoy. We don’t know how long the game will be available so you should grab it as soon as possible – sometimes free games are available for a few months and other times they’re gone after only a few short weeks.

The install clocks in at about 1.8 GBs, so if you are still using one of the 4GB memory cards that often ships with the PlayStation Vita you might be in a bit of trouble.


Bird Mania 3D and Amobattle Come To 3DS/DSI Eshops

Posted on May 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo has revealed the latest downloadable games for the 3DS and DSIware services. On the Nintendo 3DS you can snag Bird Mania 3D, and on DSiware you can score the cell shaded titled Amoebattle. We’ve got the descriptions for both games below:

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Bird Mania 3D –  Bird Mania 3D  is a skill-based action game in which you steer a little birdie on his way to Africa. Fly, dash, soar, glide and collect all bonuses in your pursuit of a delightful vacation. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare
Amoebattle – A mysterious infection threatens the microscopic world and its inhabitants. It’s up to you and your group of loveable single-celled creatures to stop the infection from spreading. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)


Gravity Rush Demo Arrives On May 29th

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

One of the next big titles for the PlayStation Vita, Gravity Rush, will be receiving a playable demo two weeks before its June 2012 launch. The demo will hit the PlayStation Network on May 29th in North American and May 30th in Europe.

Gravity Rush tells the tale of Kat, a young girl who gains the ability to defy gravity, allowing her to run along the sides of buildings and float through the air. The game brings a unique approach to both traditional platformers and combat as players must navigate an ever changing landscape and level up Kat’s abilities.

Gravity Rush launched in Japan as “Gravity Daze”, one of the launch titles for the PlayStation Vita. It promises to be one of the more intriguing games the system has to offer.



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