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NintyBeats – Nintendo (Literally) Rocks

By |April 22nd, 2021|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, NintyBuzz, Weekend NintyBeats|

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am quite the rock fanatic, and a particular metalhead, so this time on NintyBeats I’m here to share a sampling of times Nintendo threw down and pulled out the guitars to shred with the best of them. Get ready to jump down into the mosh pit and headbang to a selection of their finest rock or rock inspired tracks from over the years.


REVIEW – Harvest Moon: One World

By |April 5th, 2021|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|

As of late, farming simulation games seem to have been increasing in popularity, or have they always been popular and I’ve only just realised this? Either way, it is a bit odd that some gamers, myself included, crave the sort of game that simulates the hard work of farming. I suppose when you get to see your efforts grow to fruition fairly quickly without the actual physical input, farming can be pretty fun, even for the laziest individual… why are you staring at me?

Harvest Moon: One World is yet another entry into the genre. Not only that, but it is also the first new game in the series (not to be confused with Story of Seasons) for quite some time. Does the title bear the fruits of Natsume’s labour, or does barn cleanup sound more appetising? Find out in our review, after the break!


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Goes Super Rare

By |March 19th, 2021|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|

Prepare to revisit a journey you’ll never forget as Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons gets its own physical edition, thanks to Super Rare Games.

Starting from 5pm on the 25th March, preorders for the title will go live on the Super Rare Games website. This 5,000 limited edition batch comes packed with a game cartridge of all the content, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three trading cards randomly selected from the five-card set. The release will cost approximately £27 (excluding tax and shipping).

Check out the full press release after the break!


Super Bomberman R Online Blasts Onto Nintendo Switch Soon

By |March 16th, 2021|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|

Battle Royales have been all the rage of recent times, for better and for worse. Late last year, Konami brought the world of Bomberman into the genre exclusively for Google Stadia, allowing up to 64 players online to duke it out with some highly explosive materials. Today, Konami announced that the Super Bomberman R Online will be heading its way to PC and consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, due to ‘the success of its initial launch on Stadia’. The company also went on to announce that the title will support cross-platform play, meaning anyone can play together no matter which console they play on.

Other than a release window of this year not much else has been announced. Either way, I myself am pretty excited, especially after the blast I used to have with Super Bomberman R!

REVIEW – Bravely Default II

By |March 15th, 2021|Bravely Default, Bravely Default II, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review|

Bravely Default as a series is both brave in execution and yet somewhat typical by default. Heralded as a breath of fresh air for reinvigorating the classic RPG formula back in 2012-14, quite a bit has happened in the industry since, with a renaissance of Japanese RPGs hitting it big in the west again after falling out of favour throughout the seventh generation of home consoles. Escaping its handheld roots and now jumping to the hybrid system, this feels like a chance to both bring Bravely Default to a new audience and also to spark interest in the franchise yet again, after Bravely Second was deemed controversial as a sequel. Now set in an all-new world unconnected to the original two games, this is a fresh start as a sort of soft reboot.


REVIEW – SNK VS. CAPCOM: The Match of the Millennium

By |March 2nd, 2021|Capcom, eShop, Nintendo Switch, Review|

Originally released in 1999 on the obscure and short-lived NeoGeo Pocket Colour, SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium was the first crossover title between the legendary companies, and it is wonderful to see that the game will be preserved and revived for the incomparably wider audience the Switch affords. The epic titling may contrast with its cutesy style, but the packed-to-the-brim crossover content and overall quality of the game do it justice!

SNK VS. CAPCOM: The Match of the Millennium
Nintendo Switch
Developed by SNK
Published by SNK
Released: 17th February 2021

Review copy provided by SNK

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