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Nintendo e-shop releases and specials July 24th, 2014

Blaster Master

NES classic Blaster Master, the game with one of the coolest and unintentional boss slaying cheats ever discovered, is now available on the 3DS e-shop. Don’t let the long play videos on youtube fool you, Blaster Master is a pretty challenging, Metroidvania type game, known for punishing even the slightest mistake. Blaster Master features both side scrolling and overhead POV ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 2

Double Mercury

Following the format of the manga closely, Act 2 of Sailor Moon Crystal introduces us to Ami Mizuno, best known as Sailor Mercury. In Japan, polls that were featured in the back of the original Sailor Moon manga, consistently featured Ami/Sailor Mercury, as a favorite among fans. Her popularity lead to the creation of the manga inspired Ami’s First Love ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials July 17th, 2014


Another slow week on the e-shop. The only Virtual Console offering this week is the puzzle game Mr. Driller 2 on the Wii U. Mr. Driller 2 was originally released on the GBA and is a pretty fun Tetris-inspired puzzle game. Comic Workshop is the title that stands out on the 3DS e-shop. With Comic Workshop, you can create you ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 1

Neo Queen Serenity

Moon Prism Power Make Up! On July 6th, 2012, it was announced that a new Sailor Moon anime was in production. After some delays, a new musical, and many pieces of classic merchandise, Sailor Moon Crystal was finally released worldwide on July 5th, 2014, just a day short of two years later. Before I get into details about the first ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and special July 10th, 2014


There aren’t too many releases on the e-shop this week. On the Wii U baseball fans can get the NES classic Bases Loaded. Fans of the popular manga and anime series One Piece can purchase One Piece Unlimited World Red on both the Wii U and 3DS.  It’s refreshing to see a game based off a well known anime that ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials July 3rd, 2014.


The popular Metroid-inspired Guacamelee! is now available on the Wii U. The version is known as Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and features additional content. Fans of Mario Tennis will now be able to download the GBA game Mario Tennis: Power Tour on the Wii U. Another game that appears to be interesting is SQUIDS Odyssey on the 3DS. This ... Read More »

Support the SeraSymphony, Featuring the Music of Sailor Moon

Sailor Symphony

Successful concerts, like Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess, highlight that gamers can appreciate the music of video games as an art form. But what about anime? Japan is no stranger to having live musicals based off anime, Sakura Wars, Bleach and Sailor Moon have each had their own musicals in ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials June 26th, 2014

Castlevania III

Now that the Lords of Shadow trilogy is complete and Koji Igarashi is no longer with Konami, it’s uncertain what the future holds for Castlevania. In the meantime, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse is now available on the 3DS and Wii U. Castlevania III is one of my favorite titles in the series, the ability to use different characters and the ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials June 19th, 2014

Another World

The biggest highlight on the e-shop this week is the release of Pushmo World on the Wii U. Contrary to popular belief, Nintendo actually does release new IPs from time to time, especially on the e-shop. Pushmo began as a 3DS e-shop title in 2011 and was successful enough to have a sequel known as Crashmo. Now Wii U owners ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials June 12th, 2014

Double Dragon II

Billy and Jimmy Lee are on a mission to avenge the death their girlfriend Marian in Double Dragon II: The Revenge. The NES version of Double Dragon II is now available on the 3DS e-shop. I have fond memories of this game, and the brutal arcade version which featured a gruesome Marian murder sequence. To celebrate the unveiling of Pac-Man ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials June 5th, 2014

minish cap

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, originally a GBA title, is now available on the Wii U eshop. I haven’t really played this game, I played the Japanese version Fushigi no Boushi long ago, so I may purchase it just to experience it in English. Nicalis has released 1001 Spikes on both the Wii U and 3DS e-shops. This ... Read More »

Video Game Review: State of Decay – Lifeline

State of Decay

One of my fondest memories of the Summer of 2013 was playing through State of Decay. This game managed to capture the horror zombie apocalypse by incorporating some GTA-like elements and placing a heavy emphasis on survival. A few months later a DLC for State of Decay known as Breakdown was released, which emphasized gameplay by providing additional challenges and ... Read More »