Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for 3DS Reviews

Summary: Embark on a brand new adventure which teams Shantae with her arch nemesis, Risky Boots. When a curse falls upon Sequin Land, Risky Boots and Shantae must join forces to battle unimaginable evil. Shantae must give up her job as Scuttle Towns “Guardian Genie” and become a pirate if she hopes to get her magic back and save the day. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons and tools to advance her quest and power through monsters.

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A complete history of Tolkien and video games

In 1982, Beam Software and publisher Melbourne House brought Tolkien’s world to computers with a text adventure based on The Hobbit. (An emulator of the ZX Spectrum version is available to play online.)

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Excitebike Arena coming soon to Mario Kart 8


The classic Excitebike from the days of the NES is returning in the form of Excitebike Arena, a newly revealed track for Mario Kart 8. Revealed in a tweet from Nintendo, Excitebike Arena features many homages to the gameplay of the original Excitebike.

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Bayonetta (Wii U) Review


Bayonetta is a game that did pretty well, considering its market and it was a new IP. It was, more or less, Hideki Kamiya’s answer to Devil May Cry – a series he became less and less involved with as time went on.

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Bayonetta 2 review – a beautiful Wii U classic


Bayonetta 2 begins with shopping. The game’s eponymous witch is buying a few last-minute Christmas gifts, when a fight kicks off with a bunch of angels and Bayonetta’s friend Jeanne is accidentally cast into hell. So typical.

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Shovel Knight For Wii U & 3DS Launches In Europe And Australia This November – Nintendo Life


Whilst North American Nintendo fans have been enjoying Shovel Knight for what feels like an eternity now, Wii U and 3DS owners in other parts of the world are still yet to experience the joys of this medieval side-scroller.

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Double Dash’s Yoshi Circuit returns in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack


Slowly but surely Nintendo is revealing all of the content that will be in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack which is due out next month. Today it’s a GameCube classic with Mario Kart Double Dash’s Yoshi Circuit making a return.

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Bayonetta 2 Averages 91 On Metacritic

Reviews for Platinum Games latest title Bayonetta 2 have begun pouring onto online review aggregation site, Metacritic. The game has received an impressive Metascore of 91. IGN were particularly impressed with the game and gave it a stunning 9.5.

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Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The Best Yet – 3DS News @ Nintendo Life


Nintendo has a history of iterating and improving the various handheld consoles it has produced over the past few decades.

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Donkey Kong Weeks bring Donkey Kong games to Virtual Console, special discounts


Who saw this coming? Nintendo Europe announced via their Twitter that the Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land titles are all heading to Virtual Console in the coming weeks.

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