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Posts tagged "3DS"

Mutant Mudds – back to the golden Game Boy era

Mutant Mudds – back to the golden Game Boy era

Ah, the joy of the Game Boy era scrolling platformer... will we ever see the like of Looney Tunes or Kid Dracula again? Yes, yes we will! Because here comes downloadable treasure Mutant Mudds on 3DS, and it is a traditional scrolling platformer of great understanding, artistry and balance.

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The Art of Balance – a towering achievement for 3DS

The Art of Balance - a towering achievement for 3DS
Games derived from realistic physics simulations offer some of the most exciting types of play around right now.

Parkin takes a look at The Art of Balance, the latest 3DS downloadable release which tasks players with creating tiny towers that withstand gravity's insatiable pull.

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Please Release Me: Mole Mania

Please Release Me: Mole Mania
You know what would be good on the 3DS Virtual Console? Mole Mania would be good. What's Mole Mania? It's the Shigeru Miyamoto game you've probably never heard of.

Let's check it out, eh?

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Miyamoto: ‘I wish I had designed Angry Birds.’

Miyamoto: ‘I wish I had designed Angry Birds.’
Hookshot Inc. caught up with Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto in Paris this week.

Turns out the world's most famous game designer is more than just a fan of the world's most famous smartphone game.

He wishes he had made it.

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In defence of Dr Mario

In defence of Dr Mario
Listen, Dr Mario for the Game Boy is out on the 3DS Virtual Console this week, and I've been hearing backchat from people who don't think it's very good.

These people are wrong, and you shouldn't listen to them.

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Review: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

Review: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
★★★★

Wario’s one of the patron saints of Hookshot Inc. WarioWare may have come out on a cartridge and cost significantly more than $15 in the shops, but its toast-catching, shark-jumping, dog-touching agenda paved the way for thousands of iOS and Android oddities.

Now, thanks to the Virtual Console, we can write about him legitimately.

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Handheld gaming in 2012

Handheld gaming in 2012

What's going to be big in 2012? I don't know, but over at Eurogamer, I've asked some people who do.

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