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Virtual Console Gems: River City Ransom

  When I first heard of River City Ransom, the description alone blew my mind: It’s an NES beat-em-up that features a somewhat open world where you can improve your stats by eating sushi. That sounds pretty amazing, right? The great thing is: you can get this game right now, since it’s on the Virtual […]

Wii-rd Games: Bit.Trip Beat

It’s easy to forget how different the Wii was from every other console when it released back in 2006. Motion controls were something completely new and a lot of developers had huge problems properly adapting to them. While it hampered many efforts, there were some games that were allowed to really shine under these specific […]

Virtual Console Gems: Psychosis

As you might have noticed while reading this blog, I’m a real sucker for strange and weird games. Psychosis is a very special case in that regard: Trippy visuals are paired with strange monster designs and level layouts make for an unforgettable experience. It’s the look and feel that ultimately sell this rather basic shmup. […]

Wii-rd Games: Muscle March

When I started this series of articles, I had a couple of games I really wanted to cover from the very beginning. Muscle March is among these titles and for some very good reasons: It’s probably one of the strangest games I’ve ever played to date and also one of the most interesting games the […]

How can Nintendo keep the Wii U alive?

It’s really not a secret anymore that the Wii U is dying a slow death right now. While there are still some big games coming, like a new Paper Mario and Zelda, the console’s days are numbered. Since Nintendo doesn’t want to produce any big title for the console anymore, here are a few ideas […]

Virtual Console Gems: Ninja Commando

Arcade games provide for a very special kind of nostalgia. Since they are normally tied to an experience in an actual arcade, where a machine is sitting and trying to attract you with a demo reel, they are somewhat different from your home console games. And yet, it seems very strange to discover such a […]

Virtual Console Gems: Devil’s Crush (Turbografx-16)

It’s no secret that I love pinball games, be it real or virtual ones. Since I was a child, I had a certain fascination with them, even though the physical machines pretty much disappeared in the early 2000’s. However, the amount of virtual pinball games increased and in a world with titles like Pinball Arcade […]

Wii-rd Games: Ghost Squad

Ghost Squad is a masterpiece. It revels in in its own silliness and simplicity and thus becomes what I’d call a perfect game. It’s weird, fun and entertaining, and that is all what it’s aiming for. The story of the light gun shooter is paper thin, the characters barely register on our plane of existence […]

Breath of the Wild got me hyped!

While I was disappointed at first that Nintendo was only going to show the latest The Legend of Zelda game at E3, I must admit that what has been shown of the game has made me excited. That’s exceptional in and of itself, since I’m not a huge Zelda fan, and I still have a […]

Wii-rd Games: Disaster: Day of Crisis

Sometimes you encounter a game so untypical for its creator, you have to wonder how it got made in the first place. Now, this goes twofold in case of Disaster: Day of Crisis, since the developer, Monolith Software, is mostly known for JRPGs and Nintendo rarely produces a game that targets a more serious, adult […]

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