Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Review

Mario is under siege. Two hooded enemies flank him, rocket launchers cocked and ready to blow the moment he steps out from cover. His target is straight ahead—a glowing rectangle of terrain situated at the...

Sonic Mania Review

Even before I take control in Sega's exhilarating new passion project Sonic Mania, I have a huge, stupid grin on my face. Perhaps it's the fact that the game—a throwback to the 16-bit glory days of the Sega...

Metroid: Samus Returns Review

In 2016, Nintendo fans were ready to burn the house down over Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The first game in the franchise since 2010's ill-conceived Metroid: Other M, Federation Force was neither the...

Variations on a Theme: Metroid 2

If you count 2004’s Metroid: Zero Mission as the last “proper” release in the classic style of Metroid games—those side-on, open-ended platformers that’ve inspired countless imitators and even...

Chicken Wiggle Review

Renegade Kid, the developer founded by Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove, had a knack for filling in some pretty sizable holes in the 3DS library. Back in 2012, Mutant Mudds was the eShop's first killer app:...

Hey! Pikmin Review

Hey! Pikmin isn't even a real Pikmin game. Who did Nintendo make this for anyway, babies? Yeah. Total baby game. Whatever. This better not be what Miyamoto was talking about when he said he was working on...

Cursed Castilla EX Review

It's serendipitous that Cursed Castilla EX should make its way to me so soon after the publication of my video feature on Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, because the new 3DS game is a dead ringer for Capcom's Ghosts...