July 28, 2018 @ 9:56 am
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Nintendo Super NES
Donkey Kong Country isn't a series I have a storied history with. I played the Game Boy Advance port of 2 when it first came out when I was but a wee child, but only recently have I played the first and second entries to completion. I have to admit, I'm not massively impressed considering the reputation the original 2 have. The story of this game is that Donkey Kong has been kidnapped by the returning K.Rool, so it's up to Diddy, and newcomer Dixie to get him back. Standard platformer plot. Nothing noteworthy at all. Completely serviceable. Initially the game is very promising. The game throws many a varied idea throughout each level, so only a handful of levels feel samey in the slightest. Generally there'll always be a fresh spin on a returning concept. As with many platformers, this can be a double-edged sword, however. The levels I had the...
WarioWare Gold Nintendo 3DS
WarioWare has always been a personal favourite Nintendo series of mine, so to have a collection of a bunch of the best microgames from the series' past, as well as some new ones was really great and makes this the best title to date, especially if you're new to the series. If you're unfamiliar, WarioWare blasts the player with short, simple & sweet microgames about 5 - 10 seconds long each, back to back. The fun of the game is figuring out what the objective of the game is quickly and then executing it. The games themselves are naturally nothing too spectacular, but their quirky humour and general weirdness pulls through to make certain games stick in your mind. The fact that Gold could get a smile out of me just from me remembering an old microgame I played 10 years ago is a testament to how the game is chock...
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Plus Bowser's Minions Nintendo 3DS
So as a remake the big question is "Does it live up to the original?" and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (SS+BM from now on) certainly comes close, but falls just slightly flat of reaching that high point. As such I'd recommend picking up the original on the Wii U Virtual Console instead of this *if* you have the option, but let's discuss why; The story is beat-for-beat the same as the original. I didn't notice dialogue changes from the original as the remake has a handy dandy speed up button for those who've played the game before which was neat (The only thing I noticed was some small extra interruptions for the sake of explaining where the player should go next). If it's your first time through I'd highly recommend sitting through the dialogue as there are some genuinely fun moments and decent writing considering, y'know, it's...
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