Many have tried to dethrone the mighty Nintendo from their pedistal built around hand held gaming. Those same companies have failed, some damn near into bankruptcy over their failed hand helds. It takes clout, it takes deep pockets and exclusive titles to even make a dent in the armor that the Game Boy built.
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Anyone that was a gamer from the early 80′s onward probably remembers when Tetris was released on the original Game Boy (the pea salad green screen version). Tetris was THE first portable selling game ever- thanks to Nintendo smartly packaging the game with the system. Yes, back then when you bought a system you got [...]
Tetris, the game that probably is the biggest reason, at least entertainment wise, for the Soviet Union to be kept running as long as it was able to (Alexey Pajitnov, creator of Tetris, was not the recipient of the royalties earned from the phenomenal sales- the Soviet government was). No matter though as a few [...]
Retro video gamers that have been playing for awhile will undoubtedly acquire a large number of titles across many platforms. While the Apps we are featuring here don’t cover ALL possible retro platforms, they do cover a good breadth of the more popular, and smaller (read- easier to complete), platforms.
Anyone that remembers the classic Game and Watch title “Fire” by Nintendo (back before they released the original Nintendo Entertainment System) will feel the nostalgia strings being pulled on when they check out Ding Dang Fire Fighters for iOS and Android.
Johnny Impossible – 2D Side Scrolling Stealth Action with Hand Drawn Graphics Coming to Nintendo 3DS
2D side scrolling action/stealth titles are hard to come by nowadays. Portable gamers have been able to enjoy several titles in this genre though, way back on the Game Boy Advance and the Splinter Cell games but nothing newer really has come along. UFO Interactive see this hole in the gaming universe and are working [...]
Okay, kart racing games used to be THE thin in gaming, that should date me pretty well for the readers, but in recent years, they have kind of dropped off the radar for most developers. We had greats like Mario Kart (which still lives on with every new Nintendo system), Crash Team Racing and many [...]
Match three titles are all over the place anymore, as I have mentioned time and time again in other reviews, and for new ones to stand out in todays market, they have to offer something unique and interesting to hold our interest. Fruit Blitz by Rubicon Development has what it takes to stand out against [...]
Nintendo is known for giving fans what they want, not messing with a successful formula and only marginally making changes to the overall formula. The latest game in their extremely popular plumber series, New Super Mario Bros 2, is now available and we have more 2D action platforming action. The question is, are fans tired [...]
Mario, the plumber that has yet to fix a single clogged pipe in his career, has done nearly every type of game genre available from Role Playing Games (Super Mario RPG on SNES) to racing (Mario Kart on just about every Nintendo platform since the SNES) and even sports like soccer, baseball and even tennis [...]
Everyone start preparing your brain pans now, Professor Layton’s first foray into 3D space is coming. This iteration will come with 150 new puzzles, with one additional puzzle that will be distributed daily through the Nintendo Network. This will continue for one year after launch, totaling 365 downloadable puzzles.
Although there’s already been a Harvest Moon game released for Nintendo’s 3DS, A New Beginning marks, well, a new beginning in the series on the handheld. Featuring fully customizable characters, crops and farms, the newest game in the long running Natsume franchise is actually shaping up to be quite unique, considering the past dozen games have been [...]
When I first discovered Godzilla Domination, I was apprehensive about it. I was a dyed in the wool fan of King of Monsters fan from way back when it first hit arcades (and later certain home consoles). One thing that constantly came to mind while play KoM oh so many years ago was how cool [...]