I thought I could math, ATM Simulation showed I can’t

As an illustrious member of the video gaming illuminati, I get to wake up to an inbox filled with press releases for new titles. Exciting new IPs, rehash revisitations, declarations of screenshots and trailers, and of course the occasional, mobile game announcements appear on my screen. I tend to push most of these to the more »

Club Nintendo Picross would be a lovely, last minute surprise

Club Nintendo is coming to an end. It’s sad, of course. But, there’s a way Nintendo could help ease the passing. That would be by quickly localizing and releasing Club Nintendo Picross, one of the best rewards in the Club Nintendo Japan catalog. I recently had the honor of playing Club Nintendo Picross thanks to more »


Analyzing HuniePop’s match-3 gameplay

A few days ago, we ran a review of HuniePop. Technology Tell’s writer had previously loved Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, and felt he was up to the challenge. He didn’t care for the game and gave it the score he felt it deserved. We received both censored and uncensored versions of the game, so more »

Boxboy! Preview: The next great little HAL experiment

Developer HAL Laboratory is mostly known these days for its Kirby games, but it has a long history of making fun little experiments. Some were Kirby-branded, like Tilt ‘n’ Tumble, Dream Course and Mass Attack, but many have flourished on their own, like Picross 3D, The Adventures of Lolo and Face Raiders. It’s really at its best when it tries something new, more »


HuniePop Review: Not safe for work, or anything else (update)

HuniePop Price: $10 System(s): PC Release Date: January 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): HuniePot (Ryan Koons) ESRB Rating: Adults Only There comes a point in every person’s life when they look at the situation they’re in and think to themselves, “what the hell am I doing?” This revelation can strike any time: during a class for more »

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review: Be Happy

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Price: System(s): Wii U Release Date: December 5, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Nintendo) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Mild Cartoon Violence One of the greatest puzzle games you never played was Sony’s Echochrome. It was a title that taught us perspective is everything, and success comes from being willing to explore and more »

Be patient about Puzzle and Dragons Z

With the excitement about Puzzle and Dragons: Super Maario Bros. Edition, people seem to have forgotten another Puzzle and Dragons 3DS game is on the way. After all, in 2013 GungHo Online told Siliconera that Puzzle and Dragons Z would be coming west. A few days ago on Twitter, Gungho Online confirmed that it’s still more »


Japan’s not buying consoles, so Nintendo’s selling mobile (update)

Author’s Note: Some readers have pointed out that this article at time implies that Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will release for iOS/Android. I realize this is not the case, and I regret any confusion in wording. The point I’d like to make is that Nintendo is latching onto the bustling mobile demographic more »

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition is trouble

We have a situation on our hands, people. Have you ever played Puzzle & Dragons? I wouldn’t be surprised if the answer is yes, because it’s pretty pervasive and addictive. It’s a Gungho Online game where players shuffle around colored orbs on the lower screen in a match-3 manner, in order to power up various more »


The Talos Principle Review: Am I Alive?

The Talos Principle Price: $39.99 System(s): PC Release Date: December 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Croteam) ESRB Rating: N/A The Talos Principle is described as a “philosophical first-person puzzler.” It is very much a thought-provoking exercise in philosophy and gameplay. The more time I spent with The Talos Principle, the deeper my desire went more »

Tetris leaving the eShop in some regions

Enjoy a good round of Tetris? Well then, you better go to the 3DS eShop and buy a copy. If you want the classic, and arguably best version, time is running out. The Virtual Console installment is going to be delisted in some regions, and so is Tetris Axis. Yes, when 2014 ends, 2015 will more »


I only beat Peggle Blast level 29 because the game glitched

Peggle Blast is the devil. PopCap Games and EA are the devil for making Peggle Blast. In short, a whole lot of evil is going ’round on our iOS and Android devices, and Peggle Blast is to blame. But, if you want to get really specific, it’s Level 29: In One Basket that’s to blame. more »