Reviews: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review (Wii U)

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Review
8A Treasure
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – a game created based off of a minigame in the Wii U title Super Mario 3D World. It’s quite the interesting concept. Nintendo’s charm and zeal shows off here as we witness a gem – an uncut gem, yes, but it is still a gem. It actually felt like more of a minigame than a full retail game, given how short the...

Reviews: Chariot Review (Wii U eShop)

Chariot Speedrunning Contest
8.5Great
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The story in Chariot opens on a somber note. The main protagonist, a young princess lays her father to rest. What appears to be tragic and heartfelt moment is quickly shattered by deceased king as his very soul comes out of the coffin to scold his daughter for not burying him with the amount of riches that he rightfully deserves. Being the doting...

Wii U Reviews: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Not-A-Review (Wii U eShop)

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Wii U Release Date
Monday, December 29, 2014
It wasn't all that long ago that we reviewed Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for 3DS, but now there's a brand spanking new Wii U port that's worth talking about too. Although this was my first time with WayForward's scantily-clad seductress, her latest adventure nevertheless had me hooked right from the get-go. She's no stalwart bounty hunter or...

Reviews: Blok Drop X: Twisted Fusion Review (Wii U eShop)

6.5Meh
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
To players who haven’t played the game’s predecessor, Blok Drop X: Twisted Fusion doesn’t look like much. At first glance, the graphic style and gameplay appears somewhat recycled and stale after years of mobile game releases that play off of similar puzzle elements. What I did not expect however, was for the game to grow on me the more I...

Reviews: Teslagrad Review (Wii U eShop)

8Tesla-Rad
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I'd like to start this review off with an apology. I've had some problems arise since the release of this game and take full responsibility for the untimely manner that this review has been released in. Teslagrad is a 2D platformer on PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, and all of Sony's current gaming platforms. It's a very metroidvania-esque game in a...

Reviews: The Swapper Review (Wii U eShop)

9Stunning
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Swapper is an exceptional indie game, wonderfully crafted and presented in stunning 1080p/60fps. That's a big step up form the versions of this game available on other console platforms. There's not much I can say about a game that's already been available for over a year, and the Wii U version isn't much different providing a GamePad map,...

Reviews: Alphadia Genesis Review (Wii U eShop)

Alphadia Genesis Wii U Review
6Meh
Thursday, December 4, 2014
It’s been 15 years since the Energi War nearly destroyed the kingdoms of Ghalzabine and Archleign. Clones, after previously being used as weapons in the war, are now integrated back into society, and rendered unable to fight anymore, making them safe to be around during every day life. The two kingdoms have remained peaceful, and have begun...

Wii U Reviews: Ping 1.5+ Review (Wii U eShop)

Ping 1.5+ Review (Wii U eShop)
7Classic style Indie
Friday, November 21, 2014
One of the joys of the indie game community is the release of games that hearken back to the old days. These games are great not only because of this, but because they take simple concepts and make them challenging while still employing modern techniques. Ping 1.5+ is one of those games that feels like a classic game despite obviously not being...

Wii U Reviews: Tengami Review (Wii U eShop)

8.5Pop-up joy
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
When it comes to describing something with a few words, poetry is the way to go. If you want to use as few words as possible, it's hard to beat the Japanese Haiku. Tengami by Nyamyam appears to aim to be like that. It's short but an interesting experience that I enjoy the more I ponder it, just like a good poem. Graphics One thing you will...

Wii U Reviews: Ballpoint Universe: Infinite Review

Ballpoint Universe Infinite Wii U
7Good
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ballpoint Universe: Infinite is a fine example of Wii U owners being spoiled. Whenever I get a new game, I don't always have control over the tv so I naturally play them Gamepad only. When I tried that today but couldn't get anywhere, I initially thought, "How could Nintendo allow this broken game on the eShop?" It wasn't until I stepped back and...