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Honestly, Ring Fit Adventure looks pretty good

Earlier this month, Nintendo announced Ring Fit Adventure to somewhat tepid response. Coming from seemingly nowhere, the game looked to replicate the exact formula of mini-game compilations that made up the overwhelming majority of the Wii...

 
 
 
 
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What's the most frustrated you've ever been with a mini-game?

Yakuza 0 comes to PC this week. It feels like word of mouth for Sega's strange and sweeping action-adventure romp through 1980s Japan is at an all-time high, and with its budget price, I'm hopeful lots of curious players become hardened fan...

 
 
 
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Wario is unusually talkative in WarioWare Gold

If you expected to find a bunch of oddball microgames in today's 3DS demo of WarioWare Gold, you'd be right on the money. But you're also going to encounter something else. Something unexpected. As shown here, Wario is verbose now. He's go...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Pocket Sprite

The Pocket Sprite looks like something that couldn't have existed 20 years ago. The miniature console resembles a Game Boy Color but is only about 1/6th the size. It started as a self-challenge by its designer to see how small he could...

 
 
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Review: Kirby Battle Royale

When the December 2017 NPD Group data came out earlier this month, the biggest surprise wasn’t that the Switch sold 1.5 million units in the US. That was expected given its meteoric rise. No, the biggest surprise was the 3DS family, a...

 
 
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Fail Factory is the new VR game from the ReCore developer

Armature Studio, the developer who's most well-known for ReCore in recent years, is making a new game that's maybe diametrically opposed to ReCore. At least in terms of scope. Rather than expansive stretches of sand and not much else,...

 
 
 
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Review: Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop

I still remember the day I bought Cooking Mama for the Nintendo DS. It was a hot September afternoon in the Bay Area. My best friend at the time and I visited the Best Buy in Sausalito and each purchased a copy. Giggling like the schoolgirl...

 
 
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Years later, Nintendo Land is back on the Wii U eShop

Nintendo Land is a short-lived thrill, but it's still a game I think every Wii U owner should seek out. It makes use of the console's hardware in ways few other games have or ever will again, and there's enough variation between the mini-g...

 
 
 
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Mario Paint's fly-swatting mini-game lives on

One week from today, I'll get to relive Gnat Attack. The chaotic fly-swatting mini-game from Mario Paint lives on in Super Mario Maker, and I can't express how happy that makes me. It's not too surprising that this and other nods are featur...

 
 
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Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: Haggle a dog to buy games

Leave it to Nintendo to make "free to play" weird. This time, thankfully, it's my kind of weird. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is not a baseball game. Rather, it's a compilation of baseball-themed minigames. There's a hitting minigame, for exa...

 
 
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Wii Party U dramatically increases Wii U sales in Japan

Wii Party U probably isn't going to set the world on fire, but it just might help save the Wii U. The minigame-fest hit shelves in Japan last week along with a special console bundle that also includes New Super Mario Bros. U, a W...

 
 
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Review: Wii Party U

Nintendo has a storied history with multiplayer games. Back in the days of the Nintendo 64 and the GameCube, its power to get four people in a room together was unrivaled. Now, every console supports four or more controllers, and the online...

 
 
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Kung Foot: Rayman Legends gets great new minigame

Last week, Ubisoft held an event for Rayman Legends, a game that's been a long time coming thanks to a delay on account of incoming multiplatform ports. While I figured we might just about have seen everything we need to know about the much...

 
 
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There are five new gametypes in Game & Wario

For the fans of 2007's Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, it's been quite the dry spell in between console entries. Having recently seen release in Japan, Nintendo is now showing off localized versions of Game & Wario. Here's a rundown on some ...

 
 
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Game & Wario video blow out

The last time I posted about Game & Wario, there was much editorializing on how I found the game initially disappointing but was slowly becoming more hopeful that it would find excellence. These new videos from the Japanese r...

 
 
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Tickle sleeping children's feet in Game & Wario

Everbody's buddy "NintenDaan" Koopman directed us to these latest videos for the upcoming Game & Wario. Now, I must admit that I haven't been following the development of the Wii U party fest because the word "mini-game" has become suc...

 
 
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Review: Bentley's Hack Pack

Sony does a pretty terrible job at promoting its first-party games. For instance, take Sly Cooper. Droves of gamers were not only unaware that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time launched last week, but they were completely in the dark in regards t...

 
 




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TheBlondeBass

My #indietoid is going to be A Hat in Time, my favorite 3D platformer of the last couple years! Really charming and fun to play all around, even if the ship DLC needed a bit more time in the

 
Scrustle

Shouting out OneShot for #indietoid A sombre game with an adorable protagonist that breaks the fourth wall and explores the relation between a player and the game in really interesting More recommendations in the

 
clarknovalis

Im keeping an eye on this! #indietoid

 
Slimybear245

Go play Make love not bullets great indie Only issue I had with it is all the sex and love and the like are all top notch but all the graphic detailed sex scenes make the game feel like a hentai #indietoid

 
Robo Panda Z

Just go play Undertale again #indietoid

 
Zer0t0nin

Another one for #indietoid and dont mind it really its just one of the best action games ever One of my all-time

 
Ricky Namara

Last one for #indietoid is another game from Im a simple man: I see giant mecha, I play the

 
Ricky Namara

Next, another obscure gem for #indietoid, this time from China: Bladed Fury

 
Ricky Namara

Got a couple of #indietoid to put First up its a fantastic rhythm game that nobody has ever heard of: El Tango de la

 
lewness

Play Picross Or any of the Picross Sx Actually just play any picross You know what, grab a pen and paper, heres a 15x15 puzzle for you - so first column 1-2-1, second column #indietoid

 
 

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