How much do you love Kirby? If your response lies anywhere above "a little, I guess," then Super Star Ultra is a must buy, period. None of its 16 minigames would fair well alone, but as part of an all-Kirby-all-the-time package, they create a cutesy compilation too robust to miss.
Before he could swallow enemies and copy their powers, Kirby was a fairly unremarkable puffball. In this inaugural game that kicked off one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, Kirby lacks his usual Mega Man-like trait and instead attacks by sucking down baddies and spitting them back out (or “right back at ya,” as the cartoon said). He can also blow out a bit of air as a short-range projectile, but in general, this is a far less capable Kirby than you’re probably used to...
Countless games promise the world and then inevitably fail to deliver the goods. We’re constantly told some game will have the “biggest open world” or “hundreds of hours of gameplay,” but how often do you feel like your expectations were fully met? A delightful exception, Epic Yarn comes through on every claim it’s made over the past few months, offering a memorable 2D platforming experience that ranks right up there with the greatest Nintendo titles of the past. Obviously Epic Yarn’s aspirations are lower than the next big FPS or MMO, but that doesn’t change the fact developer Good Feel gave us precisely what it advertised, plus laid on the charm so thick it’s forced a smile on every GamesRadar editor’s face during the review process. Epic Yarn is the happy-faced antidote to the M-rated, gun-toting glut we’re currently drowning in...
imaginative games like Canvas Curse, Epic Yarn and Mass Attack, the Kirby
series has proven that it can re-invent itself and pull it off successfully
every time. But what about classic Kirby? Aside from Squeak Squad on DS, there
hasn't been a traditional Kirby on consoles for more than a decade. Kirby's
Return to Dream Land was worth the wait though – it's a perfect example of how
to update a classic series and do everything right...
Plenty of DS titles, even original ones, barely make use of the hardware's unique features. This is not the case with Kirby Canvas Curse. The player uses the stylus to draw ramps onscreen. These ramps guide the now limbless puffball around expansive levels in search of power-ups and secret items, completely free of the D-pad or other conventional methods of input. You never directly control Kirby; he merely reacts to the paths you draw on the screen. Holy crap, this smells like
From his first appearance in 1997, there’s always been that feeling that Klonoa would have better suited a Nintendo platform – after all, giant flapping ears and whimsical rainbow vistas sit uncomfortably alongside the Tekkens and Metal Gear Solids. As a simple bit of franchise/console matchmaking, Namco’s remake is to be applauded.
But why stem the clapping there?
If German literature has taught us anything, it’s that selling your soul to the devil never turns out well (unless of course you are the devil, in which case you probably have more important things to do than read this review, slacker). On the other hand, demonic bargains do make for compelling narratives, and Knights Contract is no exception, spinning the tale of another power-hungry idiot who figures maybe Satan’s not such a bad accomplice...
Yes, there was probably a time when Nintendogs was a silly idea, rather than the bringer of world peace and cure for all humanitys ills it actually was. But the fact remains: Aquarium DS is very silly indeed.
Its not that a game where you plonk aquatic creatures in a tank and watch them swim around to music from Teletext isnt fun. As “tankmaster” youre limited to throwing bits of crill in, scrubbing crap off the sides and doing underwater feng shui with plastic models of the
Its impossible to deny that Konami Classics Series Arcade Hits is your standard arcade games compilation. Youve got 15 games here, mostly from the early 1980s, and maybe half of which we wouldnt actually consider hits. All are the exact versions straight from the original arcade – no added DS touch screen sensitivity, no graphical upgrades.
The only real additions are the instructions that appear on the second screen (you can pick which one shows the game), some screen rotation and