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REVIEW – Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain

By |January 10th, 2022|Review|

Now that we are rolling out of the festive period, it’s time to get back into the swing of things before we get too far into 2022. If, like me, you’ve found yourself doing a good impersonation of a lumpy spud, in both body and mind, you’ll be happy to know there are a few games for Nintendo Switch that may just provide the motivation you need, such as Ring Fit Adventure to tone up your body, or the most recent entry in the Big Brain Academy series to bulk up your brain.

That’s right, Big Brain Academy is back for a third semester with Brain vs. Brain, but is it enough to stimulate that grey matter? Find out in our review, after the break!

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REVIEW – Shin Megami Tensei V

By |January 7th, 2022|Atlus, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Review, Shin Megami Tensei, Shin Megami Tensei V|

Have you ever found yourself in a conundrum where your decisions in games feel too easy, that there aren’t enough actual challenging encounters or ramifications for your actions? Well, maybe the answer has been right in front of you this entire time and you just didn’t realise it. Much like how the world of demons has been ever present in the world of Shin Megami Tensei, a game rife with challenges and ordeals awaits. Only the bravest may dare enter its realm, and only the strongest can survive. Shin Megami Tensei V is the latest in a long line of hardcore RPGs, but does it have the will to live up to series heritage? Or will it perish amongst the many who’ve tried along the way?

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The 12 Games of NintyMas – 2021 Edition

By |December 17th, 2021|Features, Lists|

The joyous occasion of Christmas is only one week away, more than enough time to make any last-minute gift purchases. Having a little trouble on what to get that special Nintendo Switch player in your life? Never fear, as the 12 Games of NintyMas is here!

Members of the NintyBuzz team have once again come up with various Nintendo Switch recommendations that could make the perfect gift. Some of them launched this years, whereas others are hidden gems that may have been criminally overlooked during their original release.

Check out the recommendations after the break!

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REVIEW – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

By |December 10th, 2021|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Pokémon, Review|

Back in the days of the mid-2000’s, Pokémon was in a bit of a slump. Pokémania had tapered off after the second generation and was unable to really reach the same highs with the third, so with the release of the Nintendo DS came a new opportunity to strike big. The growing audience for gaming thanks to Nintendo’s push into the “Blue Ocean” gave Pokémon Diamond and Pearl a sporting chance to reach many more newcomers than ever before. But that was 2006/2007, we’re now in an age of unparalleled popularity for the series and the time has come for the remakes of the fourth generation, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, to once again make their mark. Welcome back to the world of Sinnoh, may your adventures begin!

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REVIEW – Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack)

By |December 7th, 2021|Nintendo Switch, Review|

If the question was “Name a chaotic racing game that is almost guaranteed to make you lose friends”, the answer would almost certainly be “Mario Kart”. As the years go by, this only rings more true as the series has been incredibly creative in finding innovative ways to make the game fun for players of all levels. Mario Kart 64, originally released back in 1996, was the first 3D outing for the series and has now finally made its debut on the Nintendo Switch via the “Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) + Expansion Pack”. Check out what we thought in this review!

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REVIEW – Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

By |November 26th, 2021|Retro, Review, The Legend of Zelda|

Last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing the excellent Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch system to celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of the beloved plumber. This year, it’s the turn of the hero in a green tunic, as we celebrate three and a half decades of adventuring through Hyrule and beyond, with The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch system from Nintendo.

There are many similarities between last year’s Super Mario Bros. release, and it comes just in time for the holiday season. But how does this one compare? Is it the perfect gift for that Zelda fan in your life? Or a crushing disappointment that makes the CDi games look like a masterpiece? Let’s go on an adventure…

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