VIDEO: Super Rare Games #33: Unboxing and Physical Review

In the new series from NintyBuzz, our Video Producer, Wilf puts on his unboxing hat for Super Rare Games.

Have a look inside the latest physical release from Super Rare Games, Graceful Explosion Machine. This addictive, arcade shoot ’em up involves piloting a small craft around stylish levels and using the four unique weapons to destroy enemies and rack up hefty combo multipliers to achieve that elusive S+ rank. As seen in the video, Super Rare Games’ physical edition comes packaged with a unique sticker, three trading cards and a full-colour manual. This is a strictly limited release, living up to the “Super Rare” moniker, so if it tickles your fancy it’s worth getting over to the Super Rare store post-haste.

Got an idea for the next indie darling that deserves a full physical? Let us know in the comments!

By |2020-07-13T21:48:10+01:00June 19th, 2020|Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

Pokémon Presents reveals new titles for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices

June is usually a big month for game announcements, courtesy of the E3 Expo. However, its cancellation this year has resulted in developers and publishers instead choosing to share their game announcements via video conferences and live streams. Last week saw Sony fully unveiling the Playstation 5, whilst Microsoft have made plans to show more of the Xbox Series X in July – however Nintendo, as they like to do best, are keeping fans waiting for news about what the year ahead holds for Switch owners.  While there is still no sign of an imminent Nintendo Direct, the Pokémon company have this afternoon shared some announcements of their own. Although this Pokémon direct was lacking in new console announcements (sorry to those of you anticipating the Pokémon Mini 2) it did have a few intriguing announcements of its own, with three new titles revealed to the public along with further details about games which have already been released. Read on to find out more.

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James Moulding

I have been gaming for 30 years, starting mostly with PC Gaming, where I developed a penchant for classic point and click games. Over time I discovered Nintendo, starting with the Game Boy and the Super Mario Land games. Here, my love for Nintendo grew as I discovered many of their other franchises, from Zelda to Pokémon. These days I play a bit of everything but Nintendo and their unique creativity always keeps me coming back for more.

Paper Mario – A look back at the series so far

Paper Mario is a series which launched almost two decades ago on the Nintendo 64 and has since spawned six mainline entries, the latest of which, Paper Mario: The Origami King, is set to release next month on the Nintendo Switch. Yet there are many, myself included, who feel that this series has struggled to recapture its early magic with more recent entries. So, what exactly was it that made the original game so special? To answer that, we need to take a stroll back down memory lane to the Year 2000, when the Nokia 3310 was at the peak of mobile technology and Anne Robinson was instilling fear in contestants on the Weakest Link.

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James Moulding

I have been gaming for 30 years, starting mostly with PC Gaming, where I developed a penchant for classic point and click games. Over time I discovered Nintendo, starting with the Game Boy and the Super Mario Land games. Here, my love for Nintendo grew as I discovered many of their other franchises, from Zelda to Pokémon. These days I play a bit of everything but Nintendo and their unique creativity always keeps me coming back for more.

By |2020-07-13T21:48:21+01:00June 17th, 2020|Features, N64, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Graceful Explosion Machine Receiving Super Rare Physical Release

One of the Nintendo Switch’s first indie successes, Graceful Explosion Machine, is finally receiving the Super Rare Games treatment with a physical release. This intense arcade shooter will have you blasting your way through hordes of alien enemies throughout various planets, all while listening to a heart-pumping, synth-driven soundtrack.

This physical release comes bundled with a copy of the game, a full-colour manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and three cards chosen at random from a five-card set. Pre-orders open on the Super Rare Games website from Thursday 18th June 6pm BST, with the game releasing a week later.

Check out the trailer below and a full press release after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-07-13T21:49:09+01:00June 12th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

WIN – Paper Mario Fan Art Competition

To celebrate the upcoming release of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Players UK is holding an exclusive art competition. Whether its cosplay, drawing, animations, or even origami, NPUK wants to see your imagination go wild.

Entering is easy, just submit them with a tweet, making sure to use the #NPUKPaperMario tag before 6pm on Saturday 11th July and you’re all set. The top eight pieces chosen by an elusive panel will then go up for a vote by the public, and the top two winners will receive a digital copy of Paper Mario: The Origami King. A third winner, chosen by Alex of Nintendo Life fame, will also win a copy, and five runners up will receive £20 eShop Credit each.

Find out the full details over at the Nintendo Players UK website, and remember, you have to be a resident of the United Kingdom or Ireland to be eligible.

Best of luck, and have fun!

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

By |2020-07-13T21:49:20+01:00June 12th, 2020|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

REVIEW – 51 Worldwide Games

Games are pretty awesome. Some people like to play them on their consoles, others like to spend time playing with friends and family with tabletop gaming. Both of these come together in 51 Worldwide Games, offering a range of popular board and card games from around the world, with some dating back millenia! For those of you who loved its predecessor, 42 All Time Classics (Clubhouse Games in the US) on the Nintendo DS, you’ll be as surprised as I am to see a sequel to that amazing title.

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Darren is a huge Nintendo fan from the days of the Gameboy Color and his copy of Pokémon Blue. Over time, he developed a passion for many Nintendo franchises, including Metroid. His favourite system is the Wii.

By |2020-07-13T21:49:51+01:00June 1st, 2020|Nintendo Switch, Review|0 Comments

1,000 Levels and Counting: StephenPlays Reaches Morning Mario Milestone

Sometimes I wonder: have we spent more hours playing the Super Mario Maker franchise or watching others do it for us?

In the case of much of YouTuber Stephen Georg’s fanbase, the answer is probably the latter. For almost five years, thousands of viewers have been able to watch an episode of Morning Mario, Stephen’s flagship 6 a.m. EST series, showcase an awesome Super Mario Maker level every weekday morning. It’s a formula that’s stood the test of time for half of a decade, and in an exclusive interview, he told us the series’ momentum is showing no signs of stopping!

Make a Super Mario triple jump into the full feature story!

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Eric Zavinski

I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was 3 years old, and my earliest memory is watching my dad play Super Mario 64.
Since then, I’ve become as big of a fan as you might imagine: YouTube video projects, fan fiction, owning just about every amiibo — you name it!
I’m also a stalwart defender of underappreciated games like Skyward Sword, Other M, Super Paper Mario, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Zero and more. I love to see passion in a gaming product, and my desire on this site is to share a similar passion in what I write.

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