21st Jun2017

‘Arms’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Nearly four months after the launch of Switch, Nintendo’s system gets its first major first-party exclusive (let’s ignore 1-2 Switch) – and it’s a cracker. A cartoon one-on-one (or two-on-two) fighting game with stretchy limbs, bulging eyes, mad music and gibberish voices, it’s as colourful, accessible and unputdownable as anything the Kyoto gaming gods have […]

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07th Jun2017

Product Review: “Super Smashing” ZBox

by Phil Wheat

Official description: Love all things Nintendo? Check out our Super Smashing box that celebrates everything about the influential Japanese company, which pays host to some of Nintendo’s greatest heroes. From the iconic Mario to the Hero of Time, you’ll be sure to find something you love in this Super Smashing box. This box will be […]

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18th May2017

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Let’s be honest. When Nintendo announced the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it was met with a less than stellar response. After all, technially this “new” Nintendo Switch game is anything but new… Instead the Switch iteration is a port of the existing Wii U game, with a few new bells and whistles and […]

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14th Mar2017

Nerd Buy: NES/Famicom Visual Compendium

by Phil Wheat

Following the success of the Nintendo Classic Mini comes NES/Famicom: Visual Compendium, a stunning new book that looks at both the NES and Famicon – two of the best-selling consoles of their time. Including content from people such as Kevin Bayliss (Ex-Rare graphic artist) and Steve Jarrett (Total! / Edge / Official Nintendo Magazine), this […]

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10th Mar2017

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

There are many questions I was expecting to ask of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. How have Nintendo expanded beyond the increasingly regimented boundaries of their second flagship franchise? How will our hero, Link, fit into a world of Witchers and Far Cries, which have perfected their open worlds over the past […]

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24th Feb2017

4 Reasons We’re Excited for the Nintendo Switch: Regardless of its Price

by James Smith

The countdown is well and truly on. On March 3rd, the moment that millions of gamers across the world have been waiting for will arrive and the Nintendo Switch, the legendary gaming company’s latest hardware, will be launched. With the Wii U failing to capture the public’s imagination when it launched in 2012 and Nintendo branching […]

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06th Jan2017

‘Super Mario Run’ Review: What’s Good & What’s Bad?

by James Smith

Super Mario Run has beaten all the records: 2.85 million downloads in the first day, 40 million for the first four days, huge revenues, and a countless army of fans all over the world. Debuting on the Jimmy Fallon show, with Fallon and his band The Roots playing live on TV – Nintendo made the […]

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15th Nov2016

‘Super Mario Run’ gets a release date!

by Phil Wheat

The first-ever mobile game featuring one of the most iconic video game characters of all time goes on sale for iPhone and iPad on 15th December in Europe. Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices. In the game, Mario runs forward on his own, but relies on […]

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04th Mar2016

‘Monster Hunter Generations’ coming to the Nintendo 3DS

by Phil Wheat

Capcom have announced the release of Monster Hunter Generations for the Nintendo 3DS – coming in summer 2016, and initially released in Japan as Monster Hunter X. According to Nintendo the game “…is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience to date, and serves as a fitting tribute to the last decade of the series. A blend […]

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25th Nov2015

How smart devices are revolutionising gaming

by Guest

Welcome to the age of the smart device. OK, so it’s a rather belated welcome, smartphones have been operating since around 2007, but still they’ve a) never been as popular as today, and b) they are more advanced than ever before. In fact, we rely upon them. We run our lives through them: Calendars, diaries, […]

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30th Oct2015

‘Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash’ gets UK release date

by Kat Wheat

Coming exclusively to Wii U in Europe on November 20th, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash offers brand new fun for court competitors, including the ability to team up with amiibo. Supported amiibo – including Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Rosalina, Wario, Toad and Donkey Kong – can be your partner in online doubles matches, or join […]

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19th Oct2015

Two Marios are better than one – Paper Jam Bros.

by Kat Wheat

The Mushroom Kingdom is about to learn that two Marios are better than one in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. Releasing on December 4th for the Nintendo 3DS, the fifth instalment of the popular RPG series will see Paper Mario jump off the page and form a superstar team of Mario Bros. to take […]

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23rd Sep2015

‘Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson’ Review (3DS)

by Phil Wheat

Senran Kagura Burst was one of my personal favourite fighting games of last year so I was incredibly excited to get my grubby little hands on the sequel, once again released on the Nintendo 3DS, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. If, like me, you enjoyed the first game, you’ll be pleased to hear that this […]

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28th Jun2015

The History of Bad Ideas – Episodes 76 & 77

by Phil Wheat

We’d like to welcome the awesome podcast The History of Bad Ideas to Nerdly, starting with episodes 76 and 77! If you haven’t caught the podcast yet (why not?) you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every […]

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28th Apr2015

Marvelous Europe announce UK debut of ‘Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven’

by Phil Wheat

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is a strategy RPG adventure from the famed producer of the acclaimed Rune Factory series. Main character “Luchs” is an unsuccessful innkeeper forced to excavate crystals to make his way in life. One day while digging, he discovers a mysterious fairy maiden encased in a crystal! On awakening, the fairy […]

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09th Oct2014

Capcom confirm release date of ‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy’ at NYCC

by Phil Wheat

During the “World of Capcom” panel today at New York Comic Con, Capcom confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will be releasing on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on December 9th for North America and December 11th across Europe. A new collection of comparison images have been released today, which feature screens from […]

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10th Sep2014

Ubisoft announce WiiU release date for ‘Watch Dogs’

by Phil Wheat

Today Ubisoft announced that record-breaking, open-world action game Watch Dogs will finally be available for the Wii U on November 21st in the UK. Watch Dogs will take full advantage of the Wii U specific hardware with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features Off-TV […]

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05th Sep2014

Nintendo announce ‘Bayonetta 2: First Print Edition’

by Phil Wheat

Nintendo have unveiled the Bayonetta 2: First Print Edition, which is exclusive to Europe, in their latest Nintendo Direct. At launch, on October 24th, European fans will have three retail editions to choose from: the newly announced First Print Edition – which houses disc versions of Bayonetta 2 and the Wii U Bayonetta remake, plus […]

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29th Jun2014

‘NES Remix 2′ Review (WiiU)

by Phil Wheat

As a fan of all things retro it’s all-too-tempting to spend a fortune downloading Virtual Console titles from Nintendo’s eShop, however that means you’re replaying games which (at least in may case) I played to death as a kid. Super Mario Bros., Metroid, etc. I had, and played the lot. So to re-buy them – […]

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24th Apr2014

Watch Now: Awesome 80s inspired short ‘Retro Fury’

by Phil Wheat

Check out this awesome new 80s inspired short from the folks at RedShirt Films – Retro Fury is an homage to the greatest action era of cinema history… with a twist! Hero busts up an illegal coin deal deep in the seedy underworld of Carbon City, but Boss Dude escapes into the night… what follows […]

26th Mar2014

Nintendo confirm GBA titles coming to WiiU in April

by Phil Wheat

Nintendo have announced they will begin releasing Game Boy Advance titles on Nintendo eShop for Wii U Virtual Console starting next week, allowing fans and newcomers alike to enjoy some of gaming’s greatest highlights on the living room TV or on their Wii U GamePad. In addition, Restore Points that save progress during gameplay and […]

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17th Aug2013

Remember Nintendo’s Power Glove? You will after this documentary!

by Phil Wheat

Recently there’s been a huge upswell in documentaries that take a look at 1980s pop culture – be it VHS, toys, video games, anything! And now comes a new documentary based on the Nintendo NES’s most famous accessory…The Power Glove! Released in 1989, the Power Glove was THE first gesture-based controller, way before the likes […]

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