RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with May 2019)

I’m keeping tally of the Switch NES Online selections here. I’m going to give each a sentence or two to quickly summarize if they’re worth your time or not. I’m not going to reiterate my older work on games I’ve given the NES Classic/NES anniversary treatment to; it’s all NEW content! I’m ranking the top…

Opinion: Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct Reaction!

The Direct yesterday was pretty hype! It mostly had a steady stream of info on games I am interested in or super excited by, and I actually hit a few of my predictions! So before I dig into the five most exciting announcements, here’s a recap of how I performed with my speculation cap: Persona…

Opinion: Nintendo Direct Tomorrow! SPECULATE

Hey all, it’s finally happening! Nintendo Direct tomorrow! Fire Emblem: Three Houses is guaranteed to be there, but what else do I think we’ll see? Here’s 10 things I think MAY happen: Persona 5 will be coming to Switch by the summer. I also think Persona 3 or 4 are also conceivable. Speaking of P5,…

Opinion: I’m Terribly Bored with NES Switch Online

It’s been an awkward experience watching Nintendo evolve how they handle digital distribution of their older games. While some ideas have been solid — the NES and SNES Minis and the Wii Virtual Console — others have not, and I’m afraid the Switch NES Online app is showing severe signs of being one of Nintendo’s…

Opinion: Let’s Talk about Metroid Prime 4

So we got a pretty severe update on the development of Metroid Prime 4 this morning. It was not immediately good — the secret team (probably Bandai Namco, possibly chunks of the Star Wars 1331 prototype team) have been pulled from the project, and it’s shifting over to Retro Studios, the developers of the original…

Femicom – Catherine/Birdo (Doki Doki Panic!/Super Mario Bros. 2)

Catherine/Birdo (Doki Doki Panic!/Super Mario Bros. 2) Release Date: July 10, 1987 Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Format: Cartridge Role: Boss Any Subsequent Appearances: Yes Introduction: Catherine is a dinosaur who first appeared in Doki Doki Panic! as a recurring sub-boss in most of the game’s levels. She defends a crystal or key needed to progress to…

Opinion: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is what it says on the tin

Unreal I’ve had Ultimate for about three weeks now, and I’m still saying the header of this article. This game is just…it feels like an impossible dream somehow sprung upon reality that we shouldn’t have gotten. I’ve covered the game extensively since its reveal here on LVLS, and every time I start up the game…