I’ll be honest, I wasn’t attracted to Amiibos before. I can understand that this is Nintendo’s response to Activision’s SkyLanders and Disney’s Infinity toy lines. Nintendo incorporated NFC into the Nintendo WiiU gamepad, and originally UbiSoft were going to have their own line of NFC based toys for their RayMan Legends game for the WiiU. But on launch Nintendo didn’t have the software ready on time for the NFC sensor, and Ubisoft delayed the Rayman game. That however didn’t stop Nintendo from learning a thing or two from the market and making their own set of toys for the Smash Bros game. Then making them compatible with other Nintendo titles later on.
I might not understand the Amiibo toys, but that doesn’t mean I never had any action figures. As a kid I had He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and GI Joe toys. Eventually I stopped getting into them, and they we’re left at my grandparents house where my younger cousins would play with them. Continue reading →
Nintendo this morning announced the last few details about Mario Kart 8 before releasing it on the 30th of May in Europe and the US. Along with showing off some cool new weapons such as the Crazy Eight, where your kart is surrounded with 1 of each of the basic items in the game; they explain more about gameplay mechanics such as bumping into other vehicles in anti-grav mode gives you a boost. But there’s something a little cooler than that! Continue reading →
So yeah, I’ve said quite a few times that the Wii U for me is both expensive and Lacking in games. However, today I received an email from GAME, a company for whom I have an odd Love-Hate relationship with, leaning more towards hate, but this time they’ve shown this off. A Wii U pack that comes with New Super Mario Bros U, Super Luigi U, and Wii Sports Club all for £219.99. Considering that the typical price for the New Super Mario Bros U pack alone costs £249.99, including Wii Sports Club in there, and take off £30 off the £249 price tag. That’s a lot of gaming for £219! Now let’s put a game that I want, Pikmin 3, on top of that and it puts the total price up to £251.99. So that’s the Wii U Console, three games, one expansion pack for the same price as the New Super Mario Bros U Wii U pack. I think that’s a deal! Add £7 after that for downloading EarthBound, and Bob’s your Uncle, you have a decent Wii U pack for £40 less compared to last years price with only one game!
For those interested, this offer is only available online (Hence why I highlighted the “Price may differ in store” note) and is only available at this price for the next 6 days. So if you want more bang for your buck for the Wii U, you might want to have a look into this!