Dr Mario or Dr Mario World – which is best?

In short: Dr Mario World. First, the original. Fortunately, Dr Mario is one of the NES games available with Nintendo Switch Online, and it’s on the NES Classic Mini, so it’s not hard to track down. But, along with what seems like all NES games apart from Kirby, it is hard. It’s a classic tile-matcher, …

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camps offers only the barest of necessities

We don’t doubt for a second that Nintendo has a fully-fledged Animal Crossing game in development for the Switch, hoping that Pocket Camp will spark new interest in the franchise. Sadly, this venture into the free-to-play market doesn’t make the wait for a brand-new entry any more bearable. As expected, Pocket Camp isn’t Animal Crossing …

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Ristar’s mobile release shows a brighter future for SEGA Forever

There’s good news and there’s really good news. This is the case of the latter, as last week’s mobile re-release of SEGA’s seminal platformer Ristar showcases vastly improved emulation. The first batch of SEGA Forever titles left a lot to be desired. In fact, they were approaching unplayable even on high-end mobile devices. Ristar however …

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How to get free Android apps without going on the rob

Piracy is rife on Android. Piracy is bad. But free is good. And you can have free Android apps without piracy. At a price. (Figuratively.) Here are two ways. Amazon Underground Amazon Underground launched in 2015, replacing Amazon’s daily free app offering. It’s an intriguing beast, offering apps for free that would cost you good …

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Untethered – Review – after episode 1

Don’t feel self-conscious enough sat flailing around with a VR headset on? Untethered wants you to talk to it too. It’s quite a barrier to entry – as for that matter is the price, and the fact that it’s a Google Daydream exclusive. But it’s worth getting over the ludicrousness of talking to your phone …

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Pok̩mon Go Рa mobile game, and all that it entails

Thanks to the ability to transfer critters via a link cable, and later infrared, the core Pokémon games have always had a social aspect. Try as Nintendo might, though, this idea hasn’t extended much further than school playgrounds due to the franchise’s demographic. It pains us to say it, but there’s a slight stigma against …

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Not a Slashy Souls review

Like all good gaming blogs, we try and plan content at least a week in advance. After hearing that Bandai-Namco launched the free Dark Souls inspired Slashy Souls on iOS and Android on Monday, we made a mental note to review it before this week is out. Turns out the fact that it isn’t even …

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Alphabear – not quite an obsession

For what looks at first glance like a simple word game with cute bears, Alphabear is surprisingly complex. They had me at cute bears though, especially as they’re reminiscent of the chaps from Triple Town – which is because the game is from the same chaps, Spry Fox. And it’s a free download, so what’s …

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Fat Princess: Piece of Cake – Review

It speaks volumes about how saturated the match-three puzzle genre is when even a hefty dose of RPG elements fails to bring anything resembling originality or innovation to a new release. Almost ten years ago games such as Gyromancer and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords were mixing elements from the two genres, with the …

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Spider-Man: Unlimited – Review

With Activison’s involvement of the Spider-Man license now limited to the increasingly poor movies, the rights to create games based on the Spidey comic books have found a new home at renowned mobile developer Gameloft. Fans should rejoice – a change of hands has done wonders for the iconic character. It’s exactly what the license …

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Super Monkey Ball Bounce – Review

Back in 2003, Sega took EA to court, claiming The Simpsons Road Rage was uncannily similar to Crazy Taxi. How times change – this free-to-play release is almost identical to EA’s Peggle, right down to the way the camera zooms in and a drum rolls plays when the ball nears the final peg. Developer Three …

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Crazy Taxi: City Rush – Review

The menu music is all wrong. The in-game soundtrack is punky, as it should be, but I honestly have no idea what’s going on the bleepy electronic menu music. There are more significant things both right and wrong about this freemium incarnation of Crazy Taxi, but that’s what sticks with me. What’s right is that …

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Wordament: Snap Attack – Review

Released in 2012, Wordament was Microsoft’s first iOS game to feature Xbox achievements. Although it wasn’t much of a looker, all kinds of technical wizardry was going on behind the scenes – every two minute match was played online, with scores shown on a leaderboard at the end. Sequel Snap Attack takes everything that made …

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