With the Switch, Nintendo has a platform that offers a second chance to games that were criminally overlooked when originally released on the company’s previous system, the poorly performing Wii U. One of the Wii U’s best efforts, the charming puzzle-action game Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker comes to Nintendo Switch (and Nintendo 3DS systems) this week, giving Nintendo fans an opportunity to atone for the sin of missing it the first time around. Not much has changed for the Switch version of Captain Toad. The game is still a smart, charming series of puzzles starring Toad and Toadette as they hunt for treasure with a disarming cheerfulness. Levels are made mostly of tiny dioramas, like tiny chunks carved out of larger, more traditional 3D Super Mario Bros. levels, that must be twisted, turned and explored to pluck out every secret. The goal in most levels is to walk (or quickly waddle) Captain Toad or Toadette toward a glittering gold star. It’s the optional … [Read more...] about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch is a can’t-miss Wii U port
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With emulation being the bane of their existence, Nintendo won’t be overjoyed with this latest news. They shouldn’t be surprise though because gamers and computer enthusiasts will always look for ways to tweak or modify consoles. That said, a video has been posted by YouTuber Mizumi where he shows off the GameCube/Wii emulator Dolphin up and running on a Nintendo Switch. This is still a work in progress but it does look promising. The Dolphin emulator is running via RetroArch and Lakka OS. For those of you new to this technical jargon, Lakka is a Linux OS that, “transforms a small computer into a full blown retrogaming console” and RetroArch is the frontend that enables the Nintendo Switch to run a vast number of different emulators in a user-friendly environment. RetroArch isn’t exclusive to the Nintendo Switch and is available for a vast number of consoles and computers as well. The Dolphin emulator for the Switch does have a few limitations in its … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Hackers Manage to Run Dolphin Emulator on Lakka OS
Shadow Archery is a new game launching on Wii U. Yes, Wii U. Yes, really. The game itself is a retro arcade shooter (and no, before someone else says it first, not all Wii U games looked like that). It's the sequel to an earlier release, Shadow Archer, from the same Nintendo fan developer Ultra Dolphin Rev (thanks, Nintendo Life). You play an elven Legolas lookalike who must shoot spiders with a crossbow. You can play it on the Wii U's GamePad or you can connect up a Wii Remotes and play it like a light gun game. What do you mean you don't still have your Wii U hooked up to your TV? If you needed convincing to dust it off, Shadow Archery will launch for free - for the game's first week. Following that, it'll cost $1/€1 (UK price to be confirmed). If you live in North America, Shadow Archery lands on the Wii U eShop this week, with a launch to follow soon in the UK and rest of Europe. … [Read more...] about A Wii U game is coming out
The Wii U will "probably" [sic] be on store shelves this November, Toki Tori 2 developer Two Tribes told GameSpot on Twitter recently. The Dutch developer did not say if this was a North American or international release projection. Nintendo has not announced a specific release date for the Wii U, but the company said in January the console would arrive worldwide this holiday season. Last week, a listing on Amazon Germany indicated the Wii U would be on shelves on December 21. If the Wii U does arrive in November, it will do so during the same month as the Wii did more than a half-decade ago. That system hit North America in November of 2006 and saw release in Europe a month later. Two Tribes is currently at work on Toki Tori 2 for the Wii U. It is a sequel to 2008's WiiWare adaptation of the 2001 Game Boy Color platformer Toki Tori. A puzzle platformer, the game is also due out for the PC and Mac with a level editor. Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email … [Read more...] about Wii U ‘probably’ arriving in November
For a large proportion of the last year, the more hopeful hardcore have been operating under the belief that the Wii U is a completely different kind of console to the Wii. We've been working on the assumption, cultivated by Nintendo, that the Wii's successor would be much more similar in culture to the Nintendo machines of old. Goodbye casual party crap, hello AAA good-times. But the thing is, despite the extra horsepower, I don't think the two machines currently are too dissimilar if you look at their respective early game line-ups. In fact having played a bunch of the Wii U's early games, I've spotted quite a few parallels between the two. Some are obvious, some are slightly more abstract, but there are certain game types and demographic-baiters that blatantly crop up in both launch-window line-ups. So much so, that I decided to make a comparison feature out of them, so that I could answer the most important question here. Is the Wii U a real change for Nintendo, or an HD … [Read more...] about Wii U vs. Wii: Are their games REALLY that different? And if not, which one does them better?