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Bloo Kid 2 Review

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Bloo Kid 2 comes from German independent games developer, Winterworks, who have a growing library of games that have featured on various platforms such as smartphones, Steam and, for Bloo Kid 2, the Nintendo eShop. The company tends to favour 8 and 16 bit stylised games and from my experience with Bloo Kid 2, they’re pretty good at it.

Following on from his first (I’m assuming as I haven’t played it) action packed adventure, the protagonist, Bloo Kid, and his lady are taking a stroll with their baby, when a gargoyle like creature appears and swoops up Mrs. Kid and baby Kid. Then your adventure begins. That’s about as much story as you get in this retro-style, 2D platforming adventure; not that it’s a bad thing. It’s really no less story than you’d get in a Super Mario adventure. The opening intro really just serves to give your adventuring a purpose. Continue reading Bloo Kid 2 Review

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European Releases: Week Beginning 5th May 2015

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It’s time once again to take a look at what releases we can look forward to on the Wii U and 3DS this week.

Wii U – Physical Releases

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush £34.99/€39.99 (£31.49/€35.99 If you own another downloaded Kirby game) – The long awaited brand new Kirby game (that came out in the US in February under the name Kirby and the Rainbow Curse) is finally hitting the UK this week. Rainbow Paintbrush follows the touch-screen style gameplay of Kirby and the Canvas Curse that came out on DS in 2005 but with brand new and beautiful claymation style graphics. Continue reading European Releases: Week Beginning 5th May 2015

European Releases: Week Beginning 27th April

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Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time to find out what’s coming to our beloved Nintendo consoles in Europe this week…

Wii U (Download)

Amiibo Touch & Play – Not so much a game but more of a new way of interacting with your ever expanding collection of Amiibo. The app, which will be available to download exclusively from the Wii U eShop this Thursday (30/04/2015) will give players access to 10 minute demos of 30 NES & SNES games from the Virtual Console by simply tapping an Amiibo against your Gamepad. All Amiibo are compatible and a demo will be randomly assigned to your Amiibo when you scan it in. Amiibo Touch & Play will be available for free and you can find out more about it by clicking here. Continue reading European Releases: Week Beginning 27th April

Capcom Asks Fans To Vote For Next GBA Game On Wii U

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Last year Capcom asked fans to vote for which Mega Man games they would like to see first on the 3DS. Well, they’re doing the same thing this year. Capcom is asking fans to vote for which GBA Mega Man game that they want to see next on the Wii U Virtual Console. There are four choices for games to vote for:

  • Mega Man and Bass
  • Battle Network 3 Blue and White
  • Battle Network 4 Red Sun Blue Moon
  • Mega Man Zero 2

The poll will end April 29th so head on over before then and cast your vote!

Don’t Starve Giant Edition Coming To Wii U In May With Special Promotion

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Some new information for the Wii U port of Don’t Starve, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition came out during today’s Nintendo Direct. Not only will we be able to use the Gamepad for our map and inventory and off tv play but the game will also launch with a special promotion. When you buy the game on Wii U, you’ll get a free download code that you can give to a friend. This means one purchase gets you two games. This is great if you’re looking to play multiplayer with a friend. It will will include all the DLC released so far as well. Don’t Starve: Giant Edition will be available sometime this May.

Frozenbyte Happy With Trine: Enchanted Edition’s Sales on Wii U

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It’s been over 3 years since the release of Trine 2: Director’s Cut which was a Wii U launch title on the eShop. It has also been over 3 years since the developer, Frozenbyte, has commented on the sales, saying they were “happy” with them. Since then, Wii U has changed and the eShop has a ton of content in it. That didn’t appear to change anything for the sales of Trine: Enchanted Edition however. Frozenbyte sent out a tweet recently saying they were happy with the sales of the remake on Wii U.

@MrJonFaust We’ve been very happy with them :)

— Frozenbyte (@Frozenbyte) March 30, 2015

It will be interesting to see if the recently announced Trine 3 makes it to the Wii U considering the sales of both Trine: Enchanted Edition and Trine 2: Director’s Cut have pleased Frozenbyte. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Battleminer Getting Free Local And Online Multiplayer Update

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For those who want Minecraft on the go but only own a 3DS, you already know that the unfortunate truth is the actual game of Minecraft won’t be coming to 3DS. That said, there are always clones. Sadly, most of the clones aren’t out yet however one that I know of at least, is available right now. That game is Battleminer. Well, it looks like Battleminer will be getting a little better. The developers, Wobbly Tooth, sent out a tweet today announcing that Battleminer will receive a free update that adds in local and online Co-Op. I think it’s pretty cool that the developers are willing to add this for free after the game has released. What do you think?

Iron Combat: War in the Air Coming March 19th

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A new game is on the way to the 3DS eShop that fans of games like Zone of the Enders and Liberation Maiden may be interested in. Publisher Teyon and developer Amzy announced Iron Combat: War in the Air for the 3DS eShop. The game is a fast-paced fighting/action game in a futuristic setting and will feature both a Campaign mode with a story and a stage by stage Free Play mode. Iron Combat: War in the Air will be released March 19th for $6.99 in the US and a European release will soon follow. Go ahead and check out the trailer below tell us what you think.