Retro Replay – Star Fox 64

Named Lylat Wars in Europe, Star Fox 64 is a 3D scrolling shooter game in which the player takes control of Fox McCloud, who pilots an Arwing starfighter. The game is a corridor shooter, so movement is set on a fixed path but the Arwing itself can be maneuvered along the ‘corridor’ it flies through.

The game immediately feels like a space opera, with dramatic music the second you press the start button all the way to the final credits. The voice acting is fits tone of the game perfectly and helps to make some of the characters, just, pretty awesome.

As you play there are multiple paths through the Lylat solar system, each of which have different difficulty levels with overlapping shortcuts and routes. This adds greatly to the replayabiltiy of the game and gives it an arcade feel.

The game is adored by its fans and is remembered as an iconic Nintendo game.

Holding On To Old Games

For some, once a game has been played its done with and there’s no reason to keep it. For others, a game is a piece of art and should be kept in a library like a important novel. Whether you hold onto old games is down to a personal preference. However, holding onto them can actually be an investment. Both for money and even for the sake of history.

Video games are becoming mainstream now. Like anything which becomes mainstream, it has to have had come from somewhere that was not mainstream, this means games used to be something special, something that doesn’t come along often.

Many people don’t realise it yet but video games actually hold a creative love that is only found in the greatest examples of art and literature throughout history. Games such as Metal Gear Solid and Ocarina of Time were made in such a way, in a certain time period, that they can not be recreated. Not least in a medium that bows to mainstream thinking and service.

Monster Hunter Generations

Exciting times are ahead for Zelda fans for the new “The Legend of Zelda” game coming later this year after the E3 announcement. But while your waiting for the game to be released you can get your hands on Monster Hunter Generations game released early last year if not already.

When you take a look at the trailers it has a lot of similarities to the Zelda games, even with the sound effects and the fighting styles, but with a whole new storyline thrown into the mix with even bigger monsters

You basically take on the role of a fledgling monster hunter who embarks on a primary quest to become an ultimate hunter. As your journey through the game you will encounter 4 villages that you have to defend from the various monsters that attack; these monsters will be larger than life and you will have to learn new skills and tactics, such as hunting styles and hunter arts that allow you to fully customise your game style to take them down.

Hone in on and master your arts in your solo quest or battle it out with teammates; it’s advised that you form a party with up to three other friends locally or online to take on the toughest challenges together though. There are many challenges in the game, all with different degrees of difficulty. You can get new quests from the store, so there is always something new to keep you motivated and challenged..

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

To commemorate the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo will be bringing the words of sonic and Super Mario Brothers together with over 30 playable characters competing against each other; players can also play with their own Mii character.

There will be 14 official Olympic Games disciplines and three Duel Events; the duel events will be Rugby Sevens, Football, and Beach Volleyball. With duel events players can build up duel points by performing shooting, tackling and spiking actions to gain extra points to up the scores.

Players can compete for gold and can stand in an ultimate showdown event between two teams; players get to be one out of 2 of the last teams standing, so use your talents to win the game!

Nintendo are also honoring the traditional couch coop game play, and up to 4 players can play together, so you and 3 of your friends can compete in any fashion they see fit to beat their friends.

Due to be released on 22nd June 2016, so be on the look out for this truly exciting and competitive game.

Nintendo To The Close The DSi Shop

If you have a Nintendo DSi and/or a Nintendo DSi XL device and have been heavily reliant on DSi store, toaccess DSiware downloadable content you will be sad to hear that there store will be closed on 31st March 2017; 8 years is not a bad run considering.

It may be time to ditch the outdated DSi device and go for something that’s current like the Nintendo 3DS. With regards to the DSiware that you do have, and availability on the 3DS. Nintendo released an update on June 2011 which made it possible to access the DSi Shop’s library of DSiWare games through the Nintendo eShop, where you can transfer from the DSi system to the 3DS system whilst you still can; be aware that not all games will be compatible, so you may lose some games you like and have to find alternatives. The points can still be added using DSiware until September 30th 2016, and content can be purchased until March 31, 2017 when the shop will be closed.