PREVIEW – Working out working out with Ring Fit Adventure

About a month ago, Nintendo, coy as they are, teased a brand new experience for Nintendo Switch that garnered a lot of curiosity, as well as moments of ‘What the heck are you doing, Nintendo?’ Players and families from around the world in the teaser were investigating this mysterious ring device, and were later seen performing several actions with it.

A week later, the sweaty veil was lifted, introducing Ring Fit Adventure, an RPG game that encourages you to keep in shape. Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of trying out the new experience. Check out what we thought in our preview, after the break!

Sweatbands Initiated!
By |2019-10-12T20:55:20+00:00October 12th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Preview|0 Comments

REVIEW – Untitled Goose Game

You’ve no doubt heard of the Untitled Goose Game. It’s swept the let’s play nation with its quirky antics and startling premise: controlling an ultra-intelligent goose with a desire to mess with the lives of all people. The humor easily comes across when watching a stream, but how fun is Untitled Goose Game to play for yourself?

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By |2019-10-07T13:55:00+00:00October 7th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

NPUK X SMM2 Building the Kingdom – Luigi’s New Mansion

Nintendo communities from around the United Kingdom are once again looking for the best creators from around the nation in a brand new Super Mario Maker 2 level creation competition.

Today’s commission comes from none other than Big Boo himself. With Luigi currently exploring the ghastly halls of Last Resort, Big Boo thought Mario’s weakling of a… ahem, I mean STRONG brother should really go back to his roots by building a great big mansion full of great horrors delights.

We all know just how much Luigi loves the Boos, so this mansion should be full of them. Big Boo is also sure that Luigi would very much appreciate the complexity of haunted architecture so much so he would get completely ‘lost’ in the design. Finally, it is well known that Luigi is fond of magic, so it’s only right to make the expected unexpected.

If you’re feeling really creative and daring, you don’t necessarily have to use the ghost house theme… you could, for example, build a haunted pyramid themed mansion!

You’ll have until Monday 14th October 17:00 UK time to submit your level to your local NPUK Community. Don’t know where your’s is? You can use this tool to find out now! The top two levels from each community, shortlisted by an elusive judging panel, will then go into a national vote, where the top three levels will claim victory, as well as a sweet little prize!

Find out more about this competition here, and best of luck to you all!

By |2019-10-07T11:27:49+00:00October 7th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Maker, WIN!|0 Comments

REVIEW – 80 Days

In 1872, London, England, a bet was made that one could circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days. Such a bold claim for the time, nobody believed it could be done, so the bet was agreed to and Englishman Phileas Fogg set off by train with his French servant, Jean Passepartout, on October 2nd and was to arrive back in London by December 21st. This marks the beginning of the 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days, which would follow the adventures of the two men as they successfully travel across the world in the titled eighty days. But this isn’t a review of the novel, instead this is a look at Inkle’s 80 Days, now available on Nintendo Switch, after having been a mobile and PC game beforehand.

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By |2019-09-30T14:33:10+00:00October 1st, 2019|Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

REVIEW – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Twenty-six years ago, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was released for the Nintendo GameBoy, and five years later in a colourised release for the GameBoy Color. Now, the adventure has been reimagined for a new audience with a release on Nintendo Switch, displayed in a three-dimensional widescreen view, compared to the original game’s square ratio. The game retains its traditional top-down formula, and is an enhanced remake of the original, including features from Link’s Awakening DX. But how does it compare to those classic GameBoy games?

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By |2019-09-19T12:00:43+00:00September 19th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review, The Legend of Zelda, Zelda|0 Comments

How Many Franchises Are in Smash?

With the recent additions of Hero and Banjo & Kazooie to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter roster — and the impending arrival of Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury and more DLC on the way — Smash Ultimate is by far the biggest crossover in gaming history.

Smash Bros. developers have made it clear in the recent Nintendo Direct and its aftermath that they want to continue to capitalize on how big of a crossover Smash Ultimate has become. The big question remains: just how many different gaming franchises will be represented in Smash once the DLC cycle ends?

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By |2019-09-15T21:07:12+00:00September 15th, 2019|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Smash Bros.|0 Comments

Introducing Ring Fit Adventure

Last week, Nintendo teased a brand new experience for Nintendo Switch that involved Nintendo Switch owners performing various types of physical activity with special ring and strap accessories. Today, we finally got a proper first look at this experience… Ring Fit Adventure!

Ring Fit Adventure introduces a brand new way to get active for Nintendo Switch in an adventure game like no other. In the main story mode, you’ll be travelling through different worlds and fighting many enemies to eventually go head to head against the muscular bodybuilding dragon, Drago.

The accessories will allow the JoyCon to transfer all your movements directly into the game. Jogging on the spot with the special strap attached to your thigh will tell your character to move forwards, whereas the RingCon will allow you to jump, performs power attacks, check your heart rate and so much more.

Outside of adventure mode, you can also play a range of different minigames or even take on a set of different workouts. There’s also a quiet mode that will alter your experience so you do not disturb anyone at night.

Check out the in depth trailer below, and the press release after the break! Ring Fit Adventure will launch on the 18th October 2019, the price has yet to be announced.

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By |2019-09-12T13:57:44+00:00September 12th, 2019|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments
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