Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart DS is a combat racing game in the Mario Kart series for the Nintendo DS. Continue reading “Mario Kart DS”

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WarioWare Touched!

WarioWare Touched is a microgame collection game on the Nintendo DS. This is not the first installment in the WarioWare series, but since it’s the first one I’ve been able to review, I’d like to start out with some more basic information on the series in general, as I was already familiar with its Game Boy Advance debut. Continue reading “WarioWare Touched!”

New Super Mario Bros.

New Super Mario Bros. is a side-scrolling platformer for the Nintendo DS. The Super Mario Bros. series hadn’t seen much in the way of truly new games in quite some time, with their last major installment being Super Mario World on the SNES and not in name since Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. So it was high time the brothers jumped back in action. Thus, New Super Mario Bros. was made. It may seem a bit tired now, but let’s take a look back at the one that started this retro revival of mustachioed masters. Continue reading “New Super Mario Bros.”

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is the third Castlevania installment on the Nintendo DS. This game follows the same gameplay style of 2D adventure platformers commonly known as metroidvania. This review assumes you either know about such games already or have at least seen previous reviews I’ve made in the series. Most of the main gameplay ideas are carried over here with abilities, exploration, relics and the like. The basic plot (which I will now butcher with terrible details of understanding) is that this group of people, the Order of Ecclesia, have been training two promising youths to be able to absorb these powerful magical symbols called glyphs. The idea is that one day soon Dracula will return, but the one with the power of the Dominus glyphs will be able to defeat him. During the training, you, Shanoa, are chosen to house Dominus. The other, Albus, leaves in a jealous rage and pursues the glyphs himself. So it’s up to you to track him down and find Dominus before he does so that you can defeat Dracula. Continue reading “Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia”