Splatoon 2 (Switch) – A Fantastic Online Shooter for those that don’t like Online Shooters.

Released on: July 21 2017 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) [DLC Expansion available. Nintendo Online Subscription required for online play] Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When it comes to multiplayer shooters, I am terrible at them. I have trouble perceiving where my character is in first-person shooters. Thus my opponentsContinue reading “Splatoon 2 (Switch) – A Fantastic Online Shooter for those that don’t like Online Shooters.”

Kid Icarus – An Unusual Platformer with the Weirdest Difficulty Curve

Released on: February 15, 1987 Available Platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii, Wii U, NES Classic, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When talking about the Nintendo Entertainment System (the NES), people will typically have a list of their favorite games pop-up in their headContinue reading “Kid Icarus – An Unusual Platformer with the Weirdest Difficulty Curve”

Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.

Released on: October 9 1988 Available Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When I was a kid, I was able to experience the classic NES Super Mario games thanks to the Super Mario All-StarsContinue reading “Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.”

Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon (パネルでポン) – The Original, and Best Block Swapping Puzzle Game.

Released on: October 27 1995 (Panel De Pon) Available Platforms: Super Nintendo (Super Famicom), Game Boy, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Intelligent Systems Co. Ltd. As mentioned in my Crystal Crisis review, I played a lot of puzzle games as a kid. My mom’s favorite gameContinue reading “Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon (パネルでポン) – The Original, and Best Block Swapping Puzzle Game.”

Tetris 99 (Switch) – Great Fun… in Short Bursts.

Released on: February 13 2019 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Online Subscription, Contains additional purchasable modes) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Arika In recent years, the Battle Royal genre made a big splash with gamers and continues to do so today. While I do enjoy the sparse game of Fortnite, it wasn’tContinue reading “Tetris 99 (Switch) – Great Fun… in Short Bursts.”

Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless

Released on: August 23 1991 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance (remake), Wii (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Nintendo Switch (with Nintendo Online Subscription) Price: Free (on Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo Video games have been an essential part of my lifeContinue reading “Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless”

Crystalis (NES) – A Journey Worth Passing Up

Released on: April 13 1990 (NES), December 12 2019 (Nintendo Switch Online) Available Platforms: NES, Game Boy Color (remake), Nintendo Switch Online) Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: SNK  Developed by: SNK         I have a bit of a history with Crystalis. Having played the Game Boy Color remakeContinue reading “Crystalis (NES) – A Journey Worth Passing Up”

Kirby Super Star (SNES) – 8 Games of Greatness

Released on: March 21st 1996 (SNES), December 12 2019 (Nintendo Switch Online) Available Platforms: SNES, DS (remake) Nintendo Switch Online Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo  Developed by: HAL Laboratory         Kirby Super Star is the first Kirby game I played; I remember thoroughly enjoying it when IContinue reading “Kirby Super Star (SNES) – 8 Games of Greatness”

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Nintendo Switch Online) – An Official Mario Game That Feels Anything But.

Original Released Date: June 3rd 1986 Available on: Super Nintendo (Super Mario All-Stars), Nintendo Switch Price: Free (with Nintendo Switch Online subscription) Published by Nintendo Developed by Nintendo R&D4         Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is arguably the strangest Mario Bros. game made officially by Nintendo. In Japan, this game wasContinue reading “Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Nintendo Switch Online) – An Official Mario Game That Feels Anything But.”