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GR+ Live: Meet the creator of Seraph PS4's brilliant gun kata platforming

GR+ Live: Meet the creator of Seraph PS4's brilliant gun kata platforming Sometimes when you sit down in front of a game, you just want to run, jump and shoot things.Contra, Shadow Complex, even modern slices of 2D action righteousness like Velocity 2; sometimes you just need it to feel old school.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS makes up for lost features with a design masterclass

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS makes up for lost features with a design masterclass So far, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (henceforth SMM 3DS for brevity’s sake) seems to have been defined less by the features it has than the ones it’s missing.If Super Mario Maker was about giving everyone the ability to make their own Mario levels, the 3DS version is a creative toolkit for Mario connoisseurs.

Mario Run had nearly 40 million downloads in 3 days and made $4 million in its first 24 hours

Mario Run had nearly 40 million downloads in 3 days and made $4 million in its first 24 hours The company reports that Nintendo's first ever mobile game was downloaded 37.3 million times in its first three days on iOS - apparently faster than even Pokemon Go, though Super Mario Run benefited from a global release as opposed to Pokemon Go's extended international rollout.

With canny algorithms, Spelunky‘s infinite challenges are fiendish enough to out-platform Nintendo

With canny algorithms, Spelunky‘s infinite challenges are fiendish enough to out-platform Nintendo Watch speedruns on YouTube, however, and you’ll see the layouts in a new light.The game’s levels aren’t randomly generated at all, you see; they are procedurally generated.

Kalimba will make you hate your friends, and that’s why it’s one of my favourite games of all time

Kalimba will make you hate your friends, and that’s why it’s one of my favourite games of all time Here’s why Kalimba is one of the best couch co-op games out there: it has several different modes, all of which are more difficult and infuriating than the last.You could play a relatively pleasant couch co-op game like Chariot, Castle Crashers or any one of the Lego games – or you could play a proper co-op game.

Duck Tales And More Return in Capcom's Disney Afternoon Collection

Old school Disney classics Duck Tales, TaleSpin, Chip N Dale and Darkwing Duck return in the Disney Afternoon Collection.If you played DukTales Remastered and thought "hey this is great, but I sure would love to play the original DuckTales," then you're in luck, as Capcom has just announced the Disney Afternoon Collection, containing HD versions of the six classic Disney games.

The 25 best Wii U games

The 25 best Wii U games Even with the lackluster sales and cumbersome GamePad, Nintendo's Wii U played host to some of the best games the publisher/developer has ever made.So as Nintendo enters an exciting new era, let's take a few minutes to celebrate the 25 best Wii U games ever made.

The demonic offspring of Bloodborne and Super Metroid: You should be playing Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

The demonic offspring of Bloodborne and Super Metroid: You should be playing Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight A tough-as-nails Metroidvania that takes as much inspiration from 16-bit classics as it does Bloodborne Let's get this out of the way up front: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is hard.You'll wander through dusty old buildings, gothic churches, and verdant gardens, all of them poisoned by a demonic presence, naught but the sound of low moaning or the threshing of enemy attacks to accompany you.

Five little things we love about the PS4 (and five things that still annoy us)

Five little things we love about the PS4 (and five things that still annoy us) I remember marveling when I could play PS4 games on my Vita in another room of my house, but Share Play is on a whole other level.When Sony released the slim PS4 and PS4 Pro, it also quietly revised the DualShock 4 and fixed most of its flaws.

Super Mario Odyssey gameplay, trailer, release date and everything you need to know

Super Mario Odyssey gameplay, trailer, release date and everything you need to know After a fleeting glimpse of the game in the Switch’s own reveal trailer, Super Mario Odyssey now has an extensive video showing gameplay, locations, and a new character – Mario’s hat!According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Odyssey is a return to the core, open-world Mario gameplay style of Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

Yooka-Laylee Review - Banjo-Threeie

Yooka-Laylee Review - Banjo-Threeie While that does sound like a very familiar tale, I can assure you that Yooka-Laylee's dynamic duo are in a completely different league from a certain mighty number.You'll also break the fourth wall quite a few times and have a jolly good laugh here and there.

Yooka-Laylee critical round up: what does the world think?

Yooka-Laylee critical round up: what does the world think? 5 million) on Kickstarter, the first crop of reviews are in for Yooka-Laylee.Read our Yooka-Laylee review to get our verdict on the game, then scroll on to see what other gaming sites think.

The making of Snake Pass, Nintendo Switch's slithery sweet platformer

The making of Snake Pass, Nintendo Switch's slithery sweet platformer Snake Pass is one of the weirdest platformer games ever made.Just like in forebears like Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie, you have to navigate your way over tiered ruins and trees collecting glowing gewgaws before moving onto the next stage.

7 things I wish I knew before I started Yooka-Laylee

7 things I wish I knew before I started Yooka-Laylee And if you are, there are a few things you’re going to need to know.Having sunk over 20 hours into the game to review it, I am now very familiar with Yooka-Laylee’s systems, quirks, and conundrums.

Super Mario Maker's toughest levels, from hard to near-impossible (we're still trying to finish them...)

Super Mario Maker's toughest levels, from hard to near-impossible (we're still trying to finish them...) But Super Mario Maker - now on Wii U and 3DS - continues to redefine what constitutes a 'hard' 2D Mario level.If you're looking to push your Mario skills (and knowledge) to their limits, Panga's levels are just the thing.

Mario's most secret secrets in nearly 30 years of games

Mario's most secret secrets in nearly 30 years of games Ahead of the Switch launch of Super Mario Odyssey, what follows is a dozen of Mario's most incredible secrets within his classic games.The secret: Super Mario Bros.

Meet the creators of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's glorious tribute to the N64

Meet the creators of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's glorious tribute to the N64 The characters don't just have that luscious cartoon style, the stages aren't just filled with equally enticing collectibles.The game also sounds precisely like those classic Rare games Playtonic's staff had a hand in.

10 HD collections we (still) want to happen

10 HD collections we (still) want to happen These are the HD collections and upgraded ports we're still hoping to see on PS4 and Xbox One some day.The series is nearly two decades old at this point (the first game launched alongside the PlayStation 2), making it seem especially worthy of HD preservation.