Friday, March 20, 2015

Know Your amiibo! Episode 1-1: Mario

Super Smash Brothers Wave 1, amiibo 1 - Mario
Franchise: Super Mario
Debut: Donkey Kong (1981)
Creator: Shigeru Miyamoto
Major Releases: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros.
Spin-Offs: Mario Golf, Mario Party, Mario Kart, Mario and Luigi, Paper Mario, etc etc etc

I know, it is silly for us to consider that some people might not know who Mario is in the gaming world, but you never know.  Also, what is the point of doing a series about Nintendo characters if we don't start off with the big guy himself!  Besides, with that fireball, I don't think we should say no.

Note that this episode was completed before Mario Party 10 released, so its including in Future is explained by that.

Mario is quite versatile, which also means his games library is absurdly large.  Thankfully, we own pretty much every mainline Mario game out there.  Can't say the same for his spin-offs, so that became a bit of a pain to figure out how to work.  This being our first episode, we are clearly figuring out how to pace ourselves, and being Wave 1, there is going to be a lot of the bigger characters right off the bat.  I'm not sure how we will be able to do this without going crazy, but that's okay, we're already crazy.

Friday, March 13, 2015

3RM @ PAX East 2015: Puzzle and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

If you live in Japan, you are very much aware of the mobile game phenomena known as Puzzle and Dragons.  If you live in America, chances are you know very little about Puzzle and Dragons, but Nintendo and GungHo are working together to help spread the appeal to Nintendo 3DS gamers.  Puzzle and Dragons Z and Puzzle and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition are both expected to release together later this year, and Nintendo was at PAX East showing off the Super Mario Bros. Edition in a short two-level demo.

What did we think? Check after the bump!

3RM @ PAX East 2015: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows (Yacht Club Games)

Over the last two trips to PAX East, Yacht Club Games has shown us the developing adventure of shovelry, Shovel Knight, and this PAX East, we got to try out a new take at the game, this time with a dash of mischievous alchemy.  We got to chat with Sean Velasco, Captain at Yacht Club Games, about this new adventure and Shovel Knight’s exploration onto Sony and Microsoft platforms.


Check our impressions after the bump:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Third Rate Game Play: Hey You, Pikachu!

Game: Hey You, Pikachu!

System: Nintendo 64

Developer: Ambrella

Publisher: Nintendo

Player: Brian

Experience: Blind

 (Check after the jump for the full article)