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Gold Mario Amiibo in Canada April 10th

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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gold-mario-amiibo-smallWith Mario Party 10 launching for the Wii U this Friday, Nintendo Canada announced today that the Gold Mario Amiibo that is being sold exclusively at Walmarts in the US will be available from a number of retailers in Canada on April 10th.  Amazon.ca preorders are already sold out, but keep an eye out for them in other places now that they’re officially making the trek to the Great White North.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS) Review

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Strategy / Tactics
Players: 1 (2 players local/online)
Console: 3DS
Progress: Completed single-player campaign

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is one of those games that come along once in a while that makes me wonder what kind of magic mushrooms Nintendo developers have been into lately. It’s hard to explain the level of uncanny that’s going on in S.T.E.A.M., but the combination of factors presented makes it a rather decent romp on the 3DS. Part turn-based strategy, part 3rd person shooter, part tactics RPG, S.T.E.A.M. takes players through a challenging campaign set in an imaginative world while meeting colorful characters. Does Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. deserve a home in your 3DS? Read on to find out.

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Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Review

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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Click this image to see an archive of our Woodfall Dungeon livestream

Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Grezzo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
Console: Nintendo 3DS
Hours Played: ~12 hours

In 2000 Nintendo released the original Majora’s Mask as a follow-up to their hugely successful original foray into the third dimension with Zelda, 1998’s Ocarina of Time.  To this day those two games still stand in the eyes of many gamers as the magna opera of the Legend of Zelda series, and for very good reason.  Majora’s Mask remains the darkest, most emotional and poignant game that Nintendo ever made and stands in stark contrast to the much safer and lighter fare that post-2006 “Grey Logo Nintendo” prefers to release.  Such a rare and sentimental game to the Nintendo gaming community deserves an equally stellar update with modern graphics and mechanics, but does Majora’s Mask 3D (MM3D) pay proper tribute to the classic or did it meet with a terrible fate?

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Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Livestream Archive

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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The archive from today’s Majora’s Mask 3D Woodfall Temple livestream is up now so you can relive the awesomeness!

Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL is the Greatest Thing Ever

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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NewN3DSXL_TLOZMajorasMask3D_hardware_frontNintendo announced today that not only is the New 3DS XL (apparently not the regular New 3DS) is coming to North America on Feb. 13th, but also Majora’s Mask 3DS, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, an MH4 New 3DS XL and a very special edition Majora’s Mask-branded New 3DS XL! We already have ours preordered. : O

Spring 2015 Nintendo Direct Incoming

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Tomorrow, January 14th at 8:00am CST Nintendo will air a Nintendo Direct with info pertaining to this Spring’s Wii U and 3DS releases.  Hoping for proper (and soon) release dates for the New 3DS and Majora’s Mask 3DS as well as an announcement of the New 3DS Ambassador program for North America and hopefully a couple of releases in the currently mostly empty Q1 2015 season.

We’ll have our usual summary posted here after the Direct airs so that everyone knows what went down.

Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS) Review

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Role-Playing
Players: 1 (campaign), 2 (additional features)
Console: Nintendo 3DS
Hours Played: 42 hours
Progress: Completed main quest and post-quest activities

Nintendo and developer Game Freak continue the tradition of remaking older Pokémon games immediately following each new generation on the latest Nintendo handheld console.  On the heels of the success of the 6th generation of Pokémon titled X and Y, developer Game Freak re-used the same mechanics and advanced 3D graphics engine to remake Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, now called Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (ORAS). These remakes are faithful and nostalgic renditions that bring back positive memories, while applying all of the new mechanics introduced in the years since the originals were released. The beautiful and diverse region of Hoenn beckons once more, read on to see if it is worth the journey.

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Fantasy Life (3DS) Review

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
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Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: RPG
Players: 1-3 locally (multi-card)
Console: Nintendo 3DS
Hours Played: 50+ hours
Progress: Played 6 of the available 12 lives and reached Level 43

Fantasy Life originally seemed to be a combination of all the other turn based RPGs that I have played in the last number of years.  While this may be true, the game exemplifies itself in a new refreshing way.  This review is the result of approximately 50 hours of game play slogging along in half of the various lives Fantasy Life has to offer.

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