Opinion: Thoughts on Min Min joining Smash

ARMS joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate battle with Min Min! I’ve spent a few hours playing as her, so here’s my quick overview. Min Min is both straightforward and incredibly technical. She’s pretty to the point in terms of her loadout: she has her long ARMS at the ready at all times, with her…

Opinions: Min Min from ARMS is the 6th Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter!

It’s official — Min Min is the ARMS candidate making the leap to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! I had wished for Twintelle in my speculation post, but Min Min is definitely the second strongest design from the game AND adds a woman of color to the roster (even if, alas, she does fall into some…

RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with May 2020)

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…

Opinions: Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (2019) – Foggy Dreams

  It’s been a little while since I’ve had an experience quite like the 2019 remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Grezzo’s first effort with the franchise on the Switch is a perfectly adequate update to the 1993 Game Boy classic, taking the dreamy adventure on Koholint and giving it a delightful overhaul on the visual,…

Opinions: Trials of Mana – Cup of Wishes

The saga of Trials of Mana is a fascinating one. Originally released late in the Super Famicom’s life, Seiken Densetsu 3 was deemed by Square USA as a localization project too risky to tackle, left behind as the company began to gear up for its hopeful (and successful) launch into the stratosphere with the Playstation….

Opinions: Arcade Archives NEEDS these games – Part 1

Hamster’s Arcade Archives collection is a spectacular array of 1980s and early 1990s hits, cult classics and obscurities — it’s been going strong since the Switch launched, releasing at least one title per week since the system debuted in March 2017. With the majority of the Neo Geo back catalog and dozens of arcade titles…

Opinions: SNK Gals Fighters – SNK vs. SNK

  SNK is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Neo Geo arcade board with the first re-release of their Neo Geo Pocket Color fighter SNK Gals Fighters, one of the notable releases for the platform alongside SNK Vs Capcom Match of the Millennium and Card Fighter’s Clash. After 20 years, how does this handheld fighter…

Opinion: Nintendo 64 Switch Online App – What to Expect (if it happens)

I watched a video yesterday about a proposed lineup for the Nintendo 64 Switch Online app that has yet to pass, and thought it might be fun to do something similar myself. Nintendo’s first full 3D console delivered some of the pivotal entries of certain series, produced brand new franchises still enjoyed today, and emphasized…

Opinions: SNK Gals Fighters Coming to Switch

This morning SNK confirmed the rating for SNK Gals Fighters launching on Switch, stating that they expect to release the Neo Geo Pocket classic this week in Japan. (Update: it’s out now worldwide!) This is wonderful news, as this was one of the high points of the handheld’s short lifespan, full of some of SNK’s…