REVIEW – Nintendo Switch OLED Model

Half a decade ago, Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo Switch, the successor to the Wii U that, unbeknown to us then, would quickly lift them out of the dry patch caused by their struggling console. Not to say that the Wii U was bad, in fact, I absolutely adore mine and hosted some amazing titles, it just didn’t sell very well or got frequent enough support from other developers.

The past five years have seen a range of fantastic titles and a new way to play, touting its ability to be used on a TV screen or on the go. The console also received a hardware variation back in 2019, the Nintendo Switch Lite, which introduced a handheld only console for those always on the go with a smaller budget. In addition to the Lite, a revised model was released earlier that year with an improved battery and more efficient CPU.

This year introduced another new version in the form of the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. This upgrade includes features such as a larger screen, crisper visuals, improved audio, and more. Will this new model shine bright in the hands of gamers, or is it nothing more than a dull glimmer of an upgrade? Find out in our review, 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 |2021-10-22T15:03:53+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Review|0 Comments

REVIEW – Metroid Dread

It has been nineteen years since Metroid Fusion, the last game in the series to actually take place at the end of the Metroid timeline. While it hasn’t been nearly as long since the last game, being 2017’s Metroid: Samus Returns, Metroid Dread marks the first time an original game in the series since 2010’s Metroid: Other M in the original continuity (though the Prime series has had Metroid Prime: Federation Force in 2016). It’s been a mighty long wait for fans of the 2D series too, with fourteen years since Metroid Zero Mission. Speculation already began in 2006 when listings for “Metroid Dread” started circulating in various outlets, implied to be for the Nintendo DS. With all this time to ponder over the possibilities, the time is finally upon us, has the wait for Metroid Dread been worth it?

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Long time fan of Nintendo and games in general, I always lean on the quirkier and unique sides of things in particular. It all started when I was lucky enough to get a Gameboy Color and Pokemon Yellow for my tenth birthday and it’s been going strong ever since. I’ve always had a need to get my voice heard and share anything I find interesting with the world.

By |2021-10-20T17:30:45+00:00October 20th, 2021|Metroid, Metroid Dread, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, NintyBuzz, Review|0 Comments

Feature: The Significance of Metroid Dread

During the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed an upcoming title that appears to have come as a surprise and shock to many Nintendo fans. For the first time in nineteen years, they announced a brand new “2D” Metroid title in the long running series. 

Metroid Dread, for those uninitiated, is a sequel to Metroid Fusion, which was released on the Game Boy Advance system in 2002. Dread is a direct sequel to this title, the fifth traditional game and the first new story for this style of game in almost two decades. In this feature, I will attempt to express why I feel the announcement of Dread is a massive deal for Metroid fans, Nintendo supporters and gamers of all kinds.

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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 |2021-09-05T15:52:18+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Metroid|0 Comments

Shinesparkers Announce Harmony of a Hunter: Returns

If you’re looking to celebrate thirty-five years of Metroid this year, then you may want to check out Shinesparkers, one of the largest Metroid fan sites in the world. The site is excited to announce ‘Harmony of a Hunter: Returns’, the latest addition to the ‘Harmony of’ fan albums. Harmony of a Hunter: Returns contains sixty-five tracks that are inspired by and celebrate Metroid’s history as well as commemorating the project being their sixth album in ten years. It also includes several tracks that were not previously included in earlier albums.

Best of all, you don’t have to wait long, the album will be available to download for free from the Hamony of a Hunter website the day Metroid turns thirty-five; 6th August 2021!

Check out the trailer and full press release below!

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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 |2021-08-05T11:00:03+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Metroid, Metroid Prime, Nintendo|0 Comments

E3 2021 Nintendo Direct Summary

Yesterday was an absolute delight as Nintendo held their first E3 presentation since 2019. The presentation was sure to have a little something for just about any gamer and seems to have shaped the rest of 2021 into a fantastic year for Nintendo gamers across the globe.

If you missed the big event or need a little recap, then be sure to check out our overview right 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!

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