A piece of music called "Star Fox: Space Armada" unveiled today on the official Super Smash Bros Brawl blog.
This tune also featured in the original Super Smash Bros Melee but has been reworked. It was composed and arranged by Hajime Hirasawa and Kenji Ito...... read more
Monday again, where does the time go. Where does it go. A great week for the US Virtual Console:
Star Fox 64 (N64)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
Dragon's Curse (TG-16)
Catch you next week! Goomba...... read more
It was back at the turn of the century, I'm talking 2001, when Nintendo began research into what would become the most innovative games controller of all time. When the Wiimote launched in 2005 it brought gesture based control into the homes of millions. Suddenly you could play tennis, go bowling or swordfight, using gestures to control the action. Free from hand-cramping button pushing we found a new freedom in...... read more
It's been two weeks since the critical acclaimed Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 released in Japan. Unfortunately, no one seemed to notice, as evidenced by its disappointing sale numbers.
According to 4Gamer, the game debuted at number three on the game chart with a total of 38,828. Cracking the top three is great for Bayonetta 2, and its sales compared to other Wii U games is on par for what is expected. That said,...... read more
One of my personal favorite modes in the Super Smash Bros. series is All-Star Mode. The way it works: you run through a gauntlet, with a single life and limited health items, against the entire roster.
In the past, this mode was only playable after every character was unlocked. However, in the new Smash Bros., All-Star Mode will work differently.
In a recent Miiverse post, by creator Masahiro Sakurai, it was...... read more
These days the Wii U is not getting a lot of support from the larger publishers i.e. Activision, EA, etc. Thankfully, indies developers seem determined to support our underdog system. Here are some of the notable titles to put on your radar.
First off, Popup Dungeon is currently in its last 42 hours. The game has been funded, but still requires a little more than 11,000 dollars if the developers wish to make a Wii...... read more
Earlier today, Prismatic Games' Wii U exclusive project Hex Heroes reached its Kickstarter funding goal of $80,000. The fundraiser ended with the game accruing $86,946, falling just shy of its first stretch goal.
However, for those players who missed the Kickstarter, or were not able to pay through Amazon, Prismatic has now opened the title up to PayPal funding for approximately a month. Anyone who wishes to...... read more
Twisted Fusion is a Wii U exclusive that is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter. A game by Leuvision, the project needs only another £500, or around $850, for it to become a reality.
Twisted Fusion is set to feature fast-paced platform style gameplay. The player will play as Cora, a spunky redhead who wields dual water pistols. Luckily for her, the enemies are extremely vulnerable to water, otherwise...... read more
Prismatic Game's ambitious Wii U exclusive Hex Heroes is still in need of support. The game currently has five days to go and still needs funding to realize it's ambition.
Described by the developer as a Party-RTS game, Hex Heroes would actually use the Wii U GamePad for gameplay. In short, there are both single and multiplayer modes where one player uses the Wii U GamePad for broad strategy and others use Wii...... read more
With all the excitement of Marvel becoming a part of the Disney Infinity family, rumors have recently been spreading about whether Disney plans to include Star Wars characters within the game as well.
The rumor started with the Disney Store posting a Darth Vader figurine on their official company Facebook page. The figurine highly resembles those used for the Disney Infinity game which then caused rumors to...... read more
Good news for Star Wars and/or pinball fans who like their gaming on the small screen: Zen Studios has announced Star Wars Pinball 3D for the Nintendo 3DS!
This reworked version makes full use of stereoscopic 3D visuals and includes the following tables:
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars Pinball 3D will be available from the 3DS eShop in just...... read more
Nintendo has launched a new website / marketing campaign to promote Game & Wario on Wii U - it's called Crowdfarter.
Crowdfarter makes fun of websites like Kickstarter which use a crowd funding business model where the public can donate money on things they want made. Instead of real cash, Wario wants your tweets and Facebook shares, offering various downloads as a reward.
The 'stretch goals' can be seen...... read more
An exciting announcement in the world of pinball has just come from Zen Studios, the developers behind the recent Wii U release Zen Pinball 2 and a selection of other games related to the silver ball. It's Star Wars Pinball!
Here's the announcement trailer, which looks great:
There is a potential fly in the ointment though. The platforms listed for release are:
Star Wars Pinball platforms
Pinball...... read more
NASCAR star and poster girl for GoDaddy Domains, Danica Patrick will be featuring in the upcoming game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
It sounds like an odd strategy to mix in real-life people with game characters, but here's a trailer for you to judge:
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a launch day title for Wii U, so you can take it for a spin...... read more
If you're feeling creative then Nintendo has a contest going on that might just be up your street. To promote Paper Mario: Sticker Star and its November 11th launch, they're giving away 10 prizes (5 to US residents, and 5 to Canadians).
Entrants must make a diorama based on the Paper Mario universe. If you're unsure what that is, it's one of these type deals:
Papercraft in a shoebox
The contest is open...... read more
If big man-on-man action is your thing then you're in for a treat because THQ are bringing WWE All Stars to the Nintendo 3DS.
The game will take current wrestlers and old legends alike into "the next dimension". Among those known to be included are John Cena, The Rock, Andre the Giant, Big Show, Triple H, Bret "The Hit Man" Hart, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Rey Mysterio, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase,...... read more
To celebrate our favorite plumber's 25th anniversary Nintendo are releasing a limited edition Super Mario All-Stars package for Wii. The games included are the same as the SNES version:
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
Super Mario Bros 2
Super Mario Bros 3
All games will be playable using the Wii remote, Classic Controller or Gamecube pad.
Not only this, but a soundtrack CD...... read more
No, not Fox McCloud, the giant TV/movie company 20th Century Fox. Headed by Ruper Murdoch, the corporation is set to make a big comeback into the games industry.
Following the successful release of The Simpsons Game (a property of Fox), they're said to be setting up a whole new games division. Fox saw success as a games publisher back in the late nineties, with a string of hits like:
...... read more
There's another character from the Metal Gear series set to appear in Super Smash Bros Brawl. This one's an assist trophy though.
His name is Frank Jaeger, known as the Gray Fox. He looks freaky deaky, but he might just have a heart of gold. Stealth is his thing, he attacks in a slashing manner and is able to reflect projectiles.
For the last time, I wasn't in X-Men ok?
Animal cruelty, call...... read more
Fox's final smash move in Super Smash Bros Brawl has been revealed today. He calls forth the Landmaster, a tank which originally appeared in Star Fox 64.
When it arrives you can make it hover, roll and fire the cannon.
It's about to get freaky up in here.
Never fear, Landmaster's here.
I smuggled this crate through the neutral zone.
I could use a tune-up.
Just when you weren't...... read more
Good morning, good morning! On the SSBB website, today Sakurai tells us about Fox (of Star Fox fame) and some of his moves. A new thing he has is called a reflector, as you'd probably guess from its name, it reflects projectile shots. His blaster has also undergone a bit of a revamp.
Fox's fancy reflector gadget.
Samus just opened up a world of pain.
Gunshots were fatal in my...... read more
As expected the new SSBB trailer included a new character... kind of. Although not new to the series, Fox McCloud is in. The trailer shows the intrepid Fox riding on a ship out in space. Who needs air to breathe? Losers, that's...... read more