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By Daniel Fugate On 13 Jan, 2016 At 06:52 AM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Runbow wants you to die.

Well, it doesn’t want you personally to die, it wants your Runbow character to die and all of your friend’s Runbow characters to die too.

Maybe I should back up for a second.

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Runbow is a Wii U exclusive platformer that’s been out for a little bit now. I’m sure most of you have heard about it and some of you have even played it. Runbow is packed with multiplayer modes, achievements, unlockable characters, and two big modes that you can play by yourself if you want. Though, I wouldn’t recommend playing Runbow alone.

When you die in the Runbow single player mode, the game tells you to try harder or various other sarcastic/witty comments. At first, I found these comments funny. Then I was annoyed by them and later, I found them funny again. If you die a lot in Runbow (and you probably will), then you’ll have the same feelings that I did. The game is mocking you and it wants you to die. And I can provide even more proof that the game is out to get you.

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Runbow has achievements for dying and you can even unlock a character by purposely dying. The game also rewards those who don’t die by giving them very sarcastic comments too! And if thats not enough evidence for you, please consider this: there are no midpoints in most Runbow modes. If you or you and your friends all die, its back to the beginning of the level (or onto the next one) in most cases. As I mentioned earlier, don’t play this game alone.

Runbow is a game where someone is going lose. My advice is get some friends and play the local multiplayer mode. This mode is a lot of fun and you won’t see the sarcastic death comments unless you all die. The game also has an online mode. I had a problem finding someone to play this game with during the week, but on the weekend, I finally played a few online games. Runbow’s online mode is much more competitive than the local multiplayer. I died more often, but I had a lot of fun anyway. If you love local and/or online multiplayer, Runbow has you covered!

Though, throughout this entire review I haven’t mentioned how Runbow actually plays. Are any of the death’s caused by bad controls?

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Runbow’s controls work really well for the most part. The running and jumping works the way you would hope. There is a bit of slow down via frame rates here and there that I noticed, but it never caused me to die. Every death in this game was my fault. When you die, it’ll be your fault too.

The rest of the Runbow package is pretty great. Runbow has excellent graphics! They remind me of the beginning of the Pink Panther movies or Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Runbow also has a really good soundtrack. I especially love the surfing music!

Oh and if that’s not enough for you, Runbow has Off-TV Play and it has a special local multiplayer mode that uses the Wii U gamepad’s touch screen. There’s a lot to love about Runbow.

So, hug your friends and family and then download Runbow. You might die a lot, but you’ll have a lot of fun too.

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All of the above pictures were taken from Runbow’s official website.

By Daniel Fugate On 8 Jan, 2016 At 12:29 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Smash Bros, and more were up for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Video Game last night.   However, it was Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS smashed the competition and went home with the award.

Since the two games came out in 2014, Super Smash Bros has continued to be in the spotlight thanks to the various paid and free DLC that Nintendo has brought to the game. That DLC support is ending this year, but we have no doubt that many will continue to play and enjoy both games.

Do you still play Super Smash Bros? Which version of the game do you like better? What DLC have you bought for the game? Let us know what you think of Super Smash Bros in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Everything

By Daniel Fugate On 6 Jan, 2016 At 10:28 PM | Categorized As Nintendo 3DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails will be coming to the 3DS on January 14. The game will let you build trains and build environments for the trains to travel through. Plus you’ll be able to share these creations with anyone else who has the game via QR codes.

Here’s the full description of the game:

“Create your own world and drive your custom-built train right through it in Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails. Choose from Creative Mode, where you’ll create your own cities to drive your custom trains through, or from Story Mode, where you’ll learn to drive trains, repair tracks, and help keep the rail system alive. The game’s innovative design and Stereoscopic 3D gameplay graphics are perfect for train-lovers and gamers alike, providing a creative and strategic game play experience with a dose of Lionel fun that’s guaranteed to be off the tracks.

Features:

  • Select from hundreds of objects to build amazingly unique environments
  • Learn to drive numerous trains, and pick up/deliver cargo and passengers efficiently
  • Unlock various exciting achievements for more action-packed train track building and world creation
  • Stereoscopic 3D gameplay graphics enable you to view your worlds from many wide-ranging camera perspectives
  • Share your creative worlds with friends via QR Codes “

Check out this trailer for a look at Lionel City Builder:

What do you think of this game? Will you be downloading it on the 14th?

Source: Big John Games

By Daniel Fugate On 6 Jan, 2016 At 09:26 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Wild Gunman, Hogan’s Alley, and The Adventures of Bayou Billy will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow. The three titles will use the Wii Remote as a “gun” to shoot at enemies. Nintendo previously released Duck Hunt for the Wii U VC, which used the Wii remote in the same way.

Here is how each of the titles are described-

Wild Gunman:

” Go back in time or relive it in today’s future with the classic Wild West shoot-out of Wild Gunman! Keep your hand steady on the Wii Remote, and get the outlaw before he gets you. If you think you can win the battle against one outlaw, try winning against all of his friends.”

The Adventures of Bayou Billy:

“Use your split-second reflexes and sharpshooting accuracy in the practice shooting range! In Game A and Game B modes, aim and shoot at the gang members as they turn, while avoiding the innocent bystanders. In Game C mode, shoot the cans and keep them in the air until they reach the platforms.”

Hogan’s Alley:

“Godfather Gordon has stolen sweet Annabelle Lane off to his estate. But Bayou Billy won’t rest until his girlfriend is back home safe—even if he has to wrestle crocodiles, beat up Gordon’s goons, and endure a drive-by shoot-out! Try playing shoot-out scenes with the Wii Remote in Game A mode.”

The games will cost $4.99 each.

Are you interested in Wild Gunman, The Adventures of Bayou Billy, and/or Hogan’s Alley? Did you download Duck Hunt?

Sources: Nintendo Everything

By Daniel Fugate On 5 Jan, 2016 At 10:27 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Alien Dinosaurs, an arcade shooter, will be coming to the Wii U and 3DS eshops. The game will include a story and survival mode. There will be character progression and a “huge variety of weapons. From basic weapons like a gun or a shotgun to a mop or a fork, even laser weapons…”.

Here is Alien Dinosaur’s story:

” An alien dinosaur race which lives in outer space is in danger due to their lack of resources. Since always they have been travelling and conquering other planets, until they extract their resources, not because they want, but because they consume them to fast. During the last research done by the intelligence department, they have discovered a planet that can offer them the necessary natural resources they need to survive a good amount of time.

The problem is, this new planet (Earth) lives a species know as, Humans. T-Rex has been always used to fight other species known to them, sometimes even against themselves, but this time they have to study who are they going to attack.

To do this research they decide to make a quick trip to Earth and capture a human to test their defenses. The way they decide to test the skills of the human is with a cube with chambers full of traps and lethal experiments. There, they will release the human only armed with a knife and a gun…what will be his luck? Will he determine the fate of humanity? “

There is currently no release date for the 3DS or Wii U versions of the game. Check out Alien Dinosaur’s Steam trailer below.

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Sources: Nintendo Enthusiast and Nintendo Everything

By Daniel Fugate On 5 Jan, 2016 At 10:18 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The latest update for Shovel Knight will be released for the Wii U and 3DS soon.

Here is a full list of what the update will add to the game:

” New: [Plague] Mail Minion will now read a letter to you which includes all sorts of neat stats.
New: [Plague] Minion can now appear within Plains of Passage to explain how to perform a bomb burst in case you’re stuck!
New: [Plague] Shovel Knight’s Secret Palette Cheats now work when playing as Plague Knight (Plague uses #1-16, SK uses #1-32)
Adjustment: [Plague] vs Propeller Knight has been tuned to be less difficult.
Adjustment: [Plague] Alchemy menu is slightly faster to open, close, and select items.
Fix: [Plague] Lock up when defeating Mole Knight when Mole Knight is hiding in the wall.
Fix: [Plague] Health display inconsistencies when upgrading health while maxed out on health tonics.
Fix: Re-added some missing treasure in the first enemy map encounter
Fix: Item Completion percent surpassing 100%. (armors were being counted twice)
Fix: Crash when defeated by Mr. Hat, quitting while in the Fancy Shop, or returning to the fancy shop after defeating Mr. Hat in the Armor Outpost. (2.1 only)
Fix: Player can collect pickups while in chest open surprise animation.
3DS & Wii U: [Plague] Relic heap icons appear on the touch screen now too!
3DS: Crash when viewing Plague Knight Feats in German while stereoscopic 3D is enabled.
3DS and Wii U: [Shovel] Fixed crash when exiting stage while the Troupple Chalice is selected. (2.1 only)
3DS and Wii U: [Plague] Fixed crash (and made other improvements) when using relic quick and arcana touch menu at the same time.
3DS: Fixed crash when quitting to world map when recording a ghost in the StreetPass arena while playing with Custom Knight. (2.1 only)
Wii U: [Co-Op] Treasure Knight Chest doesn’t pull in respawning players “

Do you still play Shovel Knight on Wii U and 3DS? Share your Shovel Knight thoughts with us in the comments!

Sources: Go Nintendo and Yacht Club Games

 

By Daniel Fugate On 28 Dec, 2015 At 09:08 PM | Categorized As Nintendo 3DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be coming to the 3DS in 2016. Recently, Nintendo’s Japanese website released new footage and information about the game.

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The new Mario & Sonic game will include 14 sports via Olympic & extra events and 40 characters (and also Miis) in total. The 3DS version will include local multiplayer, download play, online leaderboards, Amiibo support, and street pass.

The game also has a story mode and a brand new Outing Marathon mode, which uses the 3DS pedometer to count the player’s real life steps with a walking goal of 42.195km. Check out this article for more information about Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

And here are two new videos featuring footage from the Japanese version of the game:

Are you looking forward to Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games?

Sources: Nintendo Everything articles here and here

By Daniel Fugate On 23 Dec, 2015 At 06:27 PM | Categorized As Nintendo 3DS, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Fire Emblem Fates is coming to the North American 3DS systems on February 19, 2016. This time around, there will be three versions of Fire Emblem released: Birthright, Conquest, and Revelations. Revelations is not coming out right away though. There will be a collection that comes with all three (seen above) or you can buy them separately.

Some new footage of Fire Emblem Fates was recently released by press who got to try the game. You can check out the videos below:

Sources: Destructoid and Nintendo Everything

By Daniel Fugate On 23 Dec, 2015 At 06:51 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Do you like retro arcade shooters? Then you may want to keep an eye out for Near Earth Objects. The game is coming to the North American Wii U eshop on January 14.

Here is a description of the game:

” NEOs, or ‘near earth objects’ are an emergent threat to all life on this planet. Blast off into space and destroy them all to preserve life as we know it back on Earth! Neo-retro arcade style shooting designed to challenge and enthrall. Shoot rocks, get POW. Survive.

Featuring a ’90 Euro/rave-inspired soundtrack, over 120 waves of sadistic space shootables and graphics in tribute (albeit loosely) to old CGA games, this is going to knock your socks off – hope you bought a spare pair. “

And here’s a trailer for Near Earth Objects:

What do you think of Near Earth Objects?

Sources: Nintendo Everything and Form Up Studios

By Daniel Fugate On 20 Dec, 2015 At 08:31 PM | Categorized As Featured, Nintendo 3DS, Reviews, ROG News | With 1 Comment

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Circle Entertainment has brought a lot of unique titles to the 3DS eshop so far. My favorites have been Mercenaries Saga 2 and Fairune. Still, anything the publisher brings to the eshop seems to be worth a look at least.

One title I never played that Circle Entertainment brought to the 3DS was The Legend of Dark Witch. I had no idea what it was about and there wasn’t much hype surrounding it. So, when I got a review code for The Legend of Dark Witch 2, I had no idea what to expect but thought that since it was from Circle Entertainment it couldn’t be told bad…right? Here’s what I thought.

STORY

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The Legend of Dark Witch 2 has a very anime/manga inspired storyline. So how much you enjoy the story depends on how much you like anime/manga. I’m not really a fan of either, so I didn’t like the story that much. I thought the dialogue was corny too. I also have no idea how the story connects up with the first game. Dark Witch 2 doesn’t have the worst story I’ve ever seen though. I’m sure some people will like it.

GAMEPLAY

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There are many similarity’s between The Legend of Dark Witch 2 and Mega Man. Much like the aforementioned game, you’ll run, jump, shoot enemies, and fight bosses that’ll end up giving you their powers. Dark Witch also allows you to pick which boss area you want to go to. That said, there are some differences between the two games.

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 isn’t just a copycat game. Dark Witch is a lot more anime/manga inspired than other action platformers out there. The Japanese influence on the game is more pronounced and you’ll either like that or not. I wasn’t a big fan of the anime influence, but it didn’t ruin the game for me. I had some fun with this game and one of the reasons was because Dark Witch has a lot of customization options.

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One of my favorite elements in Dark Witch 2 is how you can go to the in-game shop and upgrade your character’s speed, jump, the various powers you obtain for the enemies, and more. Plus you can buy extras that’ll help you through the levels. And all of these upgrades not only improve your character, but they make the game more fun too. I thought the character’s movement felt very stiff at first, but once I upgraded my character, I found that the stiff movement had been on purpose. Dark Witch’s controls work really well and that becomes very clear once you upgrade your character. The customization for Dark Witch doesn’t stop there though.

Dark Witch 2 also gives you a lot of options for the way the game controls, such as changing button layout, how long you hold a button, changing if you hear the game’s music and voice, and many other options too. I found myself actually using some of these options to help make my experience with the game more enjoyable. The way you can change Dark Witch 2 to your liking is a very cool feature. Though, I have to say, I was disappointed when it came to The Legend of Dark Witch’s use of the 3DS’s unique features.

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Dark Witch doesn’t do a good job supporting the 3DS. The game doesn’t have 3D at all (see the graphics section for more about this) and while it does have touch screen support, its not really needed. The game’s button controls are perfect for switching weapons, firing, and anything else you need. The second screen does show your weapons but I wish it had been used for a map or something else instead. Despite these issues, The Legend of Dark Witch 2 is a good game.

Dark Witch is definitely a game for fans of action platformers. You’ll also get even more enjoyment out of it if you like anime/manga. And while the game is short, especially if you play on Very Easy mode, there are plenty of extras to make you want to play the game again. I didn’t love The Legend of Dark Witch, but I think there will be some people who do.

GRAPHICS

Dark Witch’s graphics are pretty simple, but the backgrounds in each level are visually interesting and so are the game’s enemies. Though I do wish there was a bigger variety in enemies. And I have to say, I was excited to see how the game looked in 3D until I found out there was no 3D.

I think this game would have looked amazing in 3D. It’s a shame the feature wasn’t used. The backgrounds for Dark Witch 2, especially, looked like they would have lent themselves well to this game.

Overall, The Legend of Dark Witch’s graphics are good, but we’ve certainly seen better from Circle Entertainment. Check out Mercenaries Saga 2 and Fairune!

SOUND

The soundtrack in Dark Witch ranges from annoying to perfectly fine. In the end, I didn’t care for the game’s music that much. I thought the game’s sound effects were pretty good though.

One thing I don’t understand about Dark Witch is why the game had Japanese voice acting only. Why wasn’t the voice acting translated to English too? I realize there are some people who like Japanese voice acting and don’t want it to be changed. I guess if you understand Japanese, that’s fine. But I never really understood why anyone who didn’t understand the language would want it. Thankfully, you can shut the game’s voice acting off completely and it becomes a non-issue. Still, I would’ve liked to have seen English voice acting here.

CONCLUSION

The Legend of the Dark Witch 2 is good game, especially if you like action platformers and anime/manga. The game provides plenty of customization in controls and sound output. There are also a lot of extras to unlock once you beat the game, which adds a ton of replay. However, I do wish the game had made better use of the 3DS, especially the 3D and second screen. There were a few other things that I wish had been different about the game, but none of its problems are game breaking. I’m sure there will be many people who love The Legend of Dark Witch 2.

If you are a fan of action platformers, then you should definitely give The Legend of Dark Witch 2 a look. The game is currently available on the 3DS eshop.
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