Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo 3DS) Review

Mario is no stranger to the arts of sport. Taking a stab at all forms of play including baseball, extreme soccer and even having slick dance moves at one point; the plumber and his friends are known for their sporting adventures. But what happens when a few of these sports are contained within one spot for pick up and play fun?

Mario Sports Superstars from Nintendo, Bandai-Namco Games and Camelot compiles three classic sports and two new ones for Mario & friends to partake in. Does this mixture of sports score a home run or get a strike out?

(RUMOR) Sonic Runners Adventure (SEGA/Gameloft) – Next Mobile Game?

Sonic has jumped, dash and ran across mobile phones for years now. With his dashing adventure being quite successful and his running jog having some trips, the blue blur has had quite the success on mobile. So it’s no surprise that another one might be coming out in the future. Reported by BlueParadox, it was discovered that a Russian Sonic News account on Twitter ‘leaked’ Sonic Runners: Adventure. 

Nothing else is known outside of it clearly being a sequel/successor to ‘Sonic Runners’ and it being co-developed between Gameloft & SEGA. They worked together in the past, so it’s not surprising that a talented mobile studio is working with SEGA on a mobile Sonic project. This a rumor, so it could easily be false. Do not treat this as an official announcement please. 

Invader Zim Getting 90-Minute TV Movie

Invader Zim is a very interesting cartoon. Originating as an idea from the mind behind Johnny The Homicidal Manic, the show aired on Nick in the early 2000’s alongside other iconic shows like Spongebob and The Fairly Odd Parents. Sadly the show faced major hurdles with the network and was canceled. It got more exposure over the years; merchandise sold well, it got re-ruins on the sister channel ‘Nicktoons Network’ (including some un-aired episodes from Season Two) and more recently got a comic that continued the story of the show.

Rumors were flying around last year that a movie is being produced for Nick, not unlike the upcoming Hey Arnold and Rocko’s Modern Life’s TV movies releasing later this year. But nothing was confirmed…until today! Zim and Gir are going to try to take over Earth in a 90-minute feature film in the future.

That’s right, we’re getting a 90-minute film from series creator Jhonen Vasquez, with original series cast members Richard Horvitz reprising his role as Zim alongside Rikke Simmons as GIR, Andy Berman as Dib, and Melissa Fahn as Gaz. We don’t know much about the plot, but it has been revealed that Zim has come up with “a new and potentially Earth-destroying plan” that may finally give Zim his due from his alien overlords.

With Nick pushing hard in producing quality shows (most evident with the recent season of Spongebob getting a huge quality boost over past seasons), they will likely offer the creators more freedom to do what they want unlike when the show originally aired. As someone who loved the show growing up, I’m overjoyed to see the little alien come back. We will keep you posted as further information releases.

Source: Nerdist

Animated Reviews: Star vs. The Forces of Evil Season Two

We recently put up our review for Season One of the Disney XD Show Star vs. The Forces of Evil Season One but it’s second season ended a few days ago (as of this writing). The original season set up such a strong foundation through subverting it’s core concept, offering fun characters to have adventures with and not being afraid to be a bit serious if needed; Season Two has a lot to build off of.

Let’s go on a new adventure by diving into the second season of Star vs. The Forces of Evil!

Sonic Forces Third Gameplay Style – An Opinion/Speculation Article

Sonic Forces is launching later this fall and we learned a lot about the game. From how it will heavily mirror Generations with the core gameplay systems for Modern/Classic Sonic to having stronger story elements, it will be a big adventure for Sonic to overcome. But what about that third gameplay style? Today I want to briefly talk about what I think the third style might be and how it could add to the game.

This is a opinion article, so this isn’t any confirmation or anything like that. Please read with that in mind. 

Rick & Morty Season 3 – Episode One Review/Impressions

Rick and Morty is one of the most impressive shows on the Adult Swim line up as of late. It takes dark humor and wraps it up within enjoyable stories with great characters. The second season ended a while ago but now the third season is coming soon! But surprising everyone, Adult Swim aired the first episode of this latest season on April 1st in honor of April Fools Day.

Does Rick and Morty kick off the latest season in dark humor? Or does it fizzle out? Let’s grab our portal guns and find out! Word of warning; Season Two Finale spoilers will be mentioned

First Phantom Dust Remastered (Xbox One/Windows 10) Screen Shot Releases

Phil Spencer released the above screen shot of the upcoming remaster project Phantom Dust Remastered for the Xbox One and Window’s 10 platforms. It looks like a huge upgrade over the original game, as it has full wide-screen support and seems to be at a high resolution. The original Xbox library is great and filled with hidden gems, so seeing games like Phantom Dust and Voodoo Vince get second-life on Xbox One is wonderful to see.

It was stated by Phil that this upcoming remaster will release before E3, so we should be hearing of a release date soon. Stay tuned for further information.

Remake or Rebreak (ExoParadigmGamer) – Super Mario 64 vs. SM64 DS

Remakes are a tricky thing to get right, as they most of the time, fully re-create the source game and add a lot to it. Sometimes this works out great but other times it makes the original game worse. Mario 64 was put in a very odd situation regarding this, as it got a remake for the Nintendo DS launch back in 2004. The remake adds a lot of new content to the base game but due to different controls (no analog stick), it was a very many felt mixed on.

ExoParadigmGamer takes the time to dissect both versions of this iconic 3D platformer and discusses whenever the original version is still the best and whenever or not the DS version is a worthwhile addition to Mario 64’s legacy. I fondly remember beating Mario 64 DS when I first got my DS; 100% save file and all. I had a great time with the remake but learning more about both versions helps understand why each one is so special.

Yooka-Laylee – The Yooka-Laylee Rap (Playtonic)

Remember all those years ago where Rareware released Donkey Kong 64 and had it’s introduction have that awful (amazing) rap that was very catchy? Well they are capturing that ‘magic’ again with Yooka-Laylee as today, the studio released the above video on their official YouTube Channel.

It’s quite charming to be honest and shows the high level of character the game seems to offer. It ‘feels’ like something Rare would do, and that is wonderful to see. The game’s launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC in April and we will report more on it closer to launch.

April 2017 – PS Vita Releases (I Play PS Vita)

Sony’s little handheld has a lot coming out this month and I Play PS Vita complied a list of confirmed games releasing this month. They include the Shovel Knight expansion ‘Specter of Torment’ and releases like ‘Full Throttle Remastered’. You can learn more about it the upcoming launches through seeing the above video or by clicking this link to get access to the list of games.