Shipwreck

Shipwreck is a retro style top down adventure game that is quite obviously influenced by games in the Legend of Zelda series. It’s a fun experience. Basically, your ship gets wrecked on this island, so you need another to leave. You adventure to get one, but the only way to do so is to use the one ship on the island once the mayor allows it. So you end up having to help the mayor solve the island’s problem. Continue reading “Shipwreck”

Ultimate NES Remix

Ultimate NES Remix is a series of minigame challenges pulled from classic Nintendo Entertainment System titles for the Nintendo 3DS. You are tasked with playing through small sections taken from classic NES games one at a time or with multiple different ones in rapid succession. The games play just like their NES source games but are timed and put into specific sections and circumstances. Continue reading “Ultimate NES Remix”

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a multiplayer-focused Zelda game for the Nintendo 3DS. If you want more information on what Zelda games typically are, please check out my other reviews of Zelda games. I’m going to assume you either have done so or know you about the Zelda series in general. The basic story is that you reside in the land of Hytopia, where fashion is an important part of the culture. The princess is seen as the pinnacle of fashion in the kingdom. However, a jealous witch casts a spell on the princess that forces a magical body suit onto her body which cannot be removed. It’s worth noting that this is not a very fashionable item. So it’s up to the three chosen heroes to go work together in order to assemble a legendary outfit, defeat the witch, and break the curse. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes”

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is an action adventure game with open world elements for the Nintendo 3DS. This is a newer entry into the Zelda series, so by this point I’m going to assume you understand most of the basics of Zelda games. If you need a reference, check out some other sources first or check out my review on the first Legend of Zelda. That being said, this game plays like most Zelda games before it. The game is supposed to take place many years after A Link to the Past, which is why the overworld is so similar, but as far as the story goes you won’t need to have played A Link to the Past to get what’s going on. To put it simply, you play as a blacksmith’s apprentice that gets caught up in a villain’s schemes. The villain turns Zelda into a painting, as well as the seven sages of Hyrule. It’s your job to save them all and prevent the return of the evil king. This requires going between Hyrule and its parallel universe, Lorule. Can you save both kingdoms and the princess as well? Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds”

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is the second 3D Zelda game to hit the Nintendo 64 just two years after its predecessor, Ocarina of Time. Most of the base gameplay and ideas are fairly recognizable from the previous title, but things get more interesting here. Majora’s Mask starts off with Link traveling through the woods when all of the sudden he is tricked by fairies and a character we’ve come to know as Skull Kid. Skull Kid then proceeds to steal Link’s ocarina, kidnap and get rid of his horse, and transform him into a Deku scrub. This sets up the motivation for the player to want revenge as well as the desire to become human again. One of the fairies that was part of Skull Kid’s schemes is busy pestering you when a door closes behind the escaping pranksters, leaving her stuck behind with you. You two are then reluctantly paired to help one another. The fairy, Tatl, needs you to safely bring her back to Skull Kid, and you need Tatl to direct you to him. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”