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.”

Celeste (Switch) – Platforming… And Symbolism?

Released on: January 25 2018 Available Platforms: PC, Linux, macOS, Playstation 4, XBOXOne, Nintendo Switch Price: $21.99 CDN ($19.99 US) Published by: Matt Makes Games Developed by: Matt Makes Games Occasionally, I like browsing digital storefronts for deals on games. Typically, it’s indie games that get the most significant price cuts during these sales. WhileContinue reading “Celeste (Switch) – Platforming… And Symbolism?”

Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.

Released on: September 9th 1996 (Original), June 30th 2017 (Playstation 4, N-Sane Trilogy), June 29th 2018 (XBOX One, Nintendo Switch, PC , N-Sane Trilogy) Available Platforms: Playstation (Original), Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch (N-Sane Trilogy) Price: $54.99 CDN ($39.99 US) (N-Sane Trilogy) Published by: Activision Developed by: Vicarious Visions As a kid, IContinue reading “Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.”

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PC) – A Bewitchingly Charming Platformer

Released on: December 20 2016 (PC, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii U, Xbox One), June 8 2017 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One Price: $26.99 CDN ($19.99 US) [For the Base Edition] Published by: Wayforward Technologies, XSeed Games (retail version) Developed by: Wayforward Technologies We’ve reviewedContinue reading “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PC) – A Bewitchingly Charming Platformer”

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”

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – A Huge Improvement over its Predecessor

Released on: October 8 2019 Available Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch Price: $33.99 CDN ($29.99 US) Published by: Team 17 Developed by: Playtonic Not too long ago, I reviewed Yooka-Laylee. I thought that the game had charming characters, and a delightful sense of humor, but had vast worlds with little of interestContinue reading “Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – A Huge Improvement over its Predecessor”

Yooka-Laylee – Big Worlds, Slow Pace

Released on: April 11 2017 (PC, Linux, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One) Dec 14 2017 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, Linux, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Price: $44.99 ($39.99 US) Published by: Team 17 Developed by: Playtonic The Nintendo 64 was an exciting time for gaming. Famous mascots were making the jump toContinue reading “Yooka-Laylee – Big Worlds, Slow Pace”

20XX (Switch)- An Action Packed Roguelike Platformer, Now With Friends!

Released on: November 25th 2014 Available Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, XBOX One Price: CDN$ 16.99 (US$ 14.99) [Steam] CDN$ 22.99 (US$ 17.99) [Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch] Published by: Fire Hose Games Developed by: Batterystaple Games It may seem obvious by now, but I am a fan of platformers. (As if reviewingContinue reading “20XX (Switch)- An Action Packed Roguelike Platformer, Now With Friends!”

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) – Not so New Anymore.

Released: January 10th 2019  Available platforms: Nintendo Switch  Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) Published by: Nintendo  Developed by: Nintendo EAD         New Super Mario Bros. U was a game originally released at the launch of the Wii U. The game was a good proposition for early Wii U adopters. Interest soon wanedContinue reading “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) – Not so New Anymore.”

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.”