First Impressions

Power Rangers Samurai (Wii) – Hands-On First Impressions

Power Rangers Samurai (Wii) – Hands-On First Impressions

On day two of E3 2011, I got some hands on with Power Rangers Samurai for Wii. In the demo version, I was only able to play with the red ranger. Control used both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. No waggle was included in the controls, which was a major benefit. Usually these types of games are littered with that. […]

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Wii U – Hands-On First Impressions

Wii U – Hands-On First Impressions

The Wii has had a good run. It is one of the best selling home video game consoles of all time. So, how you do you follow it? In Nintendo’s words, with the Wii U. Rumors had speculated for the last several months about what this “Project Cafe” would look like. Specifically, many wondered about the controller. Would Nintendo go […]

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Centipede Infestation (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Centipede Infestation (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

As a fan of the original Centipede for arcade and Atari consoles, I was excited to hear they were bringing Centipede Infestation to both Nintendo 3DS and Wii. I got some hands-on time with the 3DS version, and I have to admit I was not impressed. To start with, it is not like the original Centipede at all. Instead, you […]

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Reel Fishing Paradise 3D (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Reel Fishing Paradise 3D (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Natsume is bringing Reel Fishing Paradise 3D to the Nintendo 3DS, and I got some hands-on with it. All in all, it looked nice, but the concept is very simple. Just cast and reel in, hopefully catching a fish. You can use the A button to cast, snag with a quick jerk on the system, and reel with the A […]

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Chase Mii (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

Chase Mii (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

In the Wii U demo called Catch Mii, one player utilizes the new controller to go hide as Mario. Meanwhile, the other players, as Miis, stand by with Wii Remotes turned sideways (NES-style). When the timer is up, the group must work together to find Mario. Meanwhile, that player is using their personal screen to run away. It was great […]

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New Super Mario Bros. Mii (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

New Super Mario Bros. Mii (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

The New Super Mario Bros. games for Nintendo DS and Wii have been received very well. However, one thing you may have wanted to do is bring your Mii into the action. The New Super Mario Bros. Mii demo for Wii U did just that. It looked and played just like the other two games, but with three large changes. […]

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Japanese Garden (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

Japanese Garden (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

The next Nintendo home console, called Wii U, will feature full high definition graphics. One tech demo that I got some hands-on with really showed off that graphical power. What they are calling the Japanese Garden looked amazing. The television screen displayed a beautiful fly-through of the garden. All the while, you can look around the garden with the Wii […]

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Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Many have been speculating about a follow-up to the original Luigi’s Mansion for Nintendo GameCube. Even though, it was still a surprise to hear the Luigi’s Mansion 2 will hit the Nintendo 3DS. I got some hands-on time with the game after Nintendo’s E3 press event, just outside the Nokia Theater on June 7, 2011, and I must say that it […]

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Star Fox 64 3D – Hands-On First Impressions

Star Fox 64 3D – Hands-On First Impressions

In all honesty, I was a bit upset when Nintendo announced they would not start off Star Fox’s 3DS journey with a new game but a remake of Star Fox 64. However, after my hands-on with the game outside the Nokia Theater on June 7, 2011, just after the Nintendo E3 press event, my mind has changed. It is not just […]

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Super Mario 3DS – Hands-On First Impressions

Super Mario 3DS – Hands-On First Impressions

We all knew that Mario would eventually hit the Nintendo 3DS, but we did not know exactly how it would first happen. At last year’s E3, we were teased with a logo, which featured a tail. Well, the tail is back in the form of the Tanooki suit from Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES). In fact, even some of the […]

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Mario Kart 3DS – Hands-On First Impressions

Mario Kart 3DS – Hands-On First Impressions

It seems that the Mario Kart team took all the best features of past games and added a few more for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS version. I got some hands-on time with the game after Nintendo’s E3 press event, just outside the Nokia Theater on June 7, 2011. Mario Kart played very well through the three stages in the demo. […]

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Impressions – XStylus Crayon

Impressions – XStylus Crayon

The XStylus crayon. I received this guy in the mail about a week ago and well, we got off to a bad start. I didn’t know if we were compatible with each other, but I’m glad to say we have spent a lot of time talking and have worked things out. First off, I would like to let you all know that […]

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Nintendo 3DS Impressions from PAX East 2011

Nintendo 3DS Impressions from PAX East 2011

PAX EAST 2011 Nintendo 3DS Impressions It was a rainy day in Boston, but that did not stop several thousand video game fans. They pored into the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for the second annual PAX East. While everyone was in attendance for different reasons, one of the big items on most attendees’ minds was the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo […]

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NBA JAM – Review

NBA JAM – Review

A WiiNintendo game review by hattrick. Game – NBA JAM Version – Wii Obtained – From EA Sports Introduction I do not even know how many hours I have spent on both the 1993 arcade and SNES versions of the original NBA JAM. You can imagine my excitement when I heard that EA was bringing the original JAM back. So, […]

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Lost in Shadow – Preview

Lost in Shadow – Preview

A WiiNintendo game preview by JHardin1112. Game – Lost In Shadow Version – Wii (Demo) Time Spent Playing – 2 hours Completion Status – Completed through the end of the 9th floor Obtained – Hudson Introduction “There is a Tower that rises above all in an alternate world.” I’ll admit at first glance I was skeptical of Hudson’s Lost In […]

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