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Gunman Clive HD Collection Review
Gunman Clive and its sequel are what I’d call “essential” games for any 3DS owner. Now on Wii U, Bertil Hörberg’s Gunman Clive HD Collection combines both titles into one must-have package....
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Editorial: Our Thoughts on E3 2015
That's a wrap! With E3 2015 over, we take some time to reflect on Nintendo's presentation. Did we love it? Hate it? Were we terrified by those Muppets? (Yes.) Read on to find out our....
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E3 2105: Digital Event Roundup
Another E3 come and gone, another year closer to Zelda. Though this year’s Digital Event highlighted a number of previously revealed information, Nintendo still had a few surprises up....
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Splatoon Review
Whether you’re a kid or a squid, you’ve surely heard about Splatoon by now. After all, it’s Nintendo’s newest IP and first foray into the online multiplayer shooter space. Unlike your typical....
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review
Toad wears many hats (well, technically mushrooms). He’s been a kart racer, a baseball player, a tennis champ, a turnip tosser, a save point, and Princess Peach’s personal butler....
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Shapes of Gray Review
I remember playing Asteroids as a kid. In fact, it was one of the first games I ever played: black-and-white, simplistic, incredibly difficult (at least to a five-year-old), but equally rewarding. Shapes....
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Editorial: The Sound of Silence
Hello Darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you ag- oh wait, never mind, I can’t. And so goes the sad song about Nintendo voice chat, a tune that’s barely changed since the feature became industry standard more than a decade ago....
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Guacamelee! Review
What do you get when you combine Metroid-style exploration, fluid combo-based combat, and a healthy dose of Mexican flair? A damn good game, that’s for sure. But just how fantástico is DrinkBox....
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Nintendo Direct Roundup (4/1/15)
Ladies and gentlemen: start your engines (literally, if you’re a MK8 fan). For 48 minutes, Nintendo tried as hard as they could to make us forget that Zelda delay. And you know....
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Gene Therapy: Making Sense of Nintendo's Deal with DeNA
Surely by now you’ve heard the news: Nintendo is finally entering the mobile landscape. On March 17th, Nintendo announced its partnership with Japanese mobile provider DeNA (pronounced “DNA”) to....
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Review
What makes Super Smash Bros. so popular? Is it the excitement of playing with a room full of friends (or perhaps the satisfaction of launching them into oblivion)? Is it the limitless....
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Editorial: Scalper's Paradise:
How Sold Out Products are Hurting Nintendo
Have you or someone you love been disappointed by the scant supply of Nintendo products over the past few months? In addition to the West coast port strike, which Nintendo recently confirmed has delayed shipments of certain products....
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Shovel Knight Review
Fledgling studio Yacht Club Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for its first game, Shovel Knight, way back in March 2013. Within a month, nearly 15,000 backers had shattered....
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Nintendo Drive's 2015 Predictions
After an exciting 2014 and an eventful 2015 Nintendo Direct, we set our sights on what else Nintendo might have in store for us. Below are our top ten predictions for....
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Nintendo Direct Roundup (1/14/15)
Ladies and gentlemen, 46 minutes for a Nintendo Direct is a long time… so long, in fact, that you may have forgotten a thing or two (or twelve). To jog your memory, here’s a “brief” rundown of everything from Wednesday morning’s....
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Nintendo Drive's Best of 2014
Although Nintendo’s 2014 started slowly, both the Wii U and 3DS added some truly fantastic games to their respective libraries by year’s end. As 2014 draws to a close, we take a closer....
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DK Country: Tropical Freeze Review

When Nintendo first revealed Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze during E3 2013, I’ll admit I was disappointed. Though I enjoyed 2010’s Donkey Kong Country Returns, a wonderfully challenging platformer on the Wii, I wasn’t clamoring for a sequel....


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News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming in November!

By now you’ve probably heard all about the new Mario Kart 8 DLC. No, not the controversial Mercedez-Benz cars. We’re talking about the Super Nintendo Kart extravaganza....


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Editorial: Nintendo & DLC: Downloadable Commercials
The first home console game I ever played was Mario Kart 64. My older brother received it as a gift, and I can clearly remember getting up early the day after his birthday to play it....


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Super Mario 3D World Review
Super Mario 3D World marks the red plumber’s first 3D adventure on the Wii U. A hybrid of 2D and 3D platforming, 3D World attempts to merge gameplay from several prior Mario titles together while still making creative strides and increasing accessibility. The result is....


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Mario Kart 8 Review
Mario Kart returns for the eighth installment in a franchise that has sold over 100 million units. Nintendo is hoping that Mario Kart 8 will provide a much needed Golden Mushroom to the fledgling Wii U...


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Are Mario Kart amiibo Figures Racing Our Way?
Nintendo's new NFC figurines (called amiibo) were first unveiled at this year's E3 with a vague indication of their functionality. Although everything hasn't been clearly explained...


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Editorial: Our Thoughts on E3 2014
With E3 officially over, we reflect on the ups and downs of Nintendo's 2014 Digital Event. Did we walk away feeling incredibly excited or thoroughly depressed? Find out below in our...


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Welcome to Nintendo Drive!
So you’ve stumbled upon a little site called NintendoDrive.com and are wondering, “What does that mean - is it an address? Do they only play Mario Kart? Are they just really motivated to...