eShop Archive

  • Review: SteamWorld Dig 2

    SteamWorld Dig 2 opens with players controlling Dorothy, a robot looking for her friend Rusty, the starring robot from the first SteamWorld Dig. Dorothy meets a parade of different robotic townsfolk who live in a dusty Western mining town troubled by a recent spike of earthquakes after […]

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  • Indie Quickie: The Legend of Kusakari

    What is it and who made it? A top-down action-puzzle time trial game about cutting the grass by Nnooo and Librage. What platforms is it on and how much does it cost? Previously released only in Japan, Legend of Kusakari makes its Western Nintendo 3DS […]

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  • Indie Quickie: Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

    What is it and who made it? Renegade Kid’s super challenging sequel to retro 2D platformer Mutant Mudds (and Mutant Mudds Deluxe, which we reviewed here), published by Nighthawk Interactive. What platforms is it on and how much does it cost? It came out first […]

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  • Shovel Knight amiibo Figure Revealed

    Yacht Club Games has become the first indie studio to work directly with Nintendo on implementing amiibo compatibility into a game, tonight unveiling a Shovel Knight amiibo figure for 3DS and Wii U. A release date has not yet been announced beyond a vague confirmation […]

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  • Nindies@Home Brings Nine Wii U Indie Game Demos From E3 to Your Living Room

    Not at E3? Don’t worry about it. Nintendo is helping to bring the experience of getting hands-on sneak peeks from the E3 show floor to your living room game console. Thanks to Nintendo’s Nindies@Home program, you can now download playable demos for nine upcoming Wii […]

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  • Mekazoo Looks Like it Does a Better Sonic the Hedgehog Game Than Sonic the Hedgehog

    Clearly influenced by genre classics like Sonic the Hedgehog and Donkey Kong Country, Mekazoo by indie studio The Good Mood Creators is a free-flowing speed and momentum based 2.5D platformer featuring a super team of the animal kingdom’s finest–and cutest–athletes. Starting as the speedy armadillo, […]

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  • Mobile Gaming Hit Badland Getting Overhauled for Springtime Launch on PC and Consoles

    I don’t own a tablet or a smartphone, so until this week I’d never heard of a game called Badland. But I’m certainly taking notice now that the game is coming to multiple platforms, if only for its striking art and atmosphere. Badland, a side-scrolling […]

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  • Captain Toad and Toadette Track Treasure Together on Wii U

    Captain Toad and Toadette Track Treasure Together on Wii U

    One of the true surprise gems of this year’s E3, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker has been scheduled in for an official launch date of December 5th. It’ll sell at retail and on the eShop at a budget price of only $39.99 to boot. Want more […]

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  • Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 3DS Demo Impressions

    Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 3DS Demo Impressions

    I haven’t played a Smash Bros. game in six years (I was disappointed by Brawl on Wii and quickly lost interest), but diving into the 3DS demo for Super Smash Bros. was like slipping into a favorite pair of tattered jeans or broken-in slippers. Link […]

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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Out Today for Club Nintendo Platinum Members, Next Week for Everyone Else

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Out Today for Club Nintendo Platinum Members, Next Week for Everyone Else

    Building up to the game’s October 3rd launch, Nintendo has announced four different methods for 3DS owners to get their hands on a free playable demo of Super Smash Bros. offering a sampler package of local wireless multiplayer, five characters (Link, Mario, Mega Man, Pikachu […]

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