Review: Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)

Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Platformer Rating: E for Everyone Price: $39.99 Super Mario Maker has finally made its way onto the 3DS, though without the ability to share levels with the Wii U version. We should respect that Nintendo was up front about that from the beginning. Many fans questioned whether the 3DS version was even…

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Review: Pikmin 3 (Wii U)

Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Genre: RTS ESRB: E Price: $19.99           I met the announcement that Captain Olimar would be included in the Super Smash Bros Brawl roster with a resounding “meh.” I had never played a Pikmin game before, and did not even look in the general direction of…

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Review: Pikmin 2 (Wii)

Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Strategy Rating: E for Everyone Price: $40.00 Originally released in 2004 on the Nintendo Gamecube, Pikmin 2 directly follows its prequel—the aptly named Pikmin, which released three years prior. Now considered one of the rarest Gamecube titles out there, Pikmin 2 was re-released on the Wii, along with new…

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Retro Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC)

Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): Gamecube and Wii U (remaster) Price: $100 (new), $30 (used); Wii U version prices differ Release date: March 24, 2003 (Gamecube release date) Since the release of Majora’s Mask, Zelda had not seen a platform game. Thus, when Wind Waker was announced, fans world-wide rejoiced that their beloved series…

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Retro Review: Pikmin (GC)

Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): Gamecube Price: $90.00 (new), $15.00 (used) Release date: December 3, 2001 What is a Pikmin? Think of it as a small, ant-like creature that walks on its hind legs and has a plant sprouting out of its head. It grows in the ground, but can be plucked out like…

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