Star Fox Guard (Wii U) — Review

The Star Fox series started over 20 years ago with an excellent on-rails shooter for the SNES.  It was actually Nintendo’s first use of polygonal graphics.  I really enjoyed the action-adventure GameCube entry Star Fox Adventures despite it’s complete difference from prior Star Fox games.  Sadly, though, there have been few games in the series since. Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard are the first new entries in the franchise in 10 years.  I wonder how many people even know who Star Fox is outside of being a Smash Bros fighter.  While Zero is a more traditional Star Fox game, Guard is a tower defense spin-off.

For $15, is it worth your time?  It’s time to double my count of Wii U reviews.

12 monitors, two game screens, one unique game.

12 monitors, two game screens, one unique game.

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Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) — Review

I wonder how many friendships have been broken up thanks to blue shells over the years.  Ever since it’s humble beginnings on the SNES, the Mario Kart franchise has been a staple of Nintendo gaming systems.  I’ve played my fair share of the SNES, N64, Wii, and 3DS versions, so when I saw a sale on the Wii U bundle with Mario Kart 8, I had to pull the trigger.

So, how does the new installment hold up?  It’s pretty fantastic.

Burning rubber has never been so much fun.

Burning rubber has never been so much fun.

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Wii U Unboxing

I’ve put a fair share of mileage into Nintendo gaming over the years.  NES, SNES, GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, GameCube… you get the picture.  I actually went to an overnight line outside of a Target for the original Wii launch.  Now that the Wii U has plenty of great games out and with the recent announcement that Nintendo’s next console, the NX, will be both a home console and a portable, I figured now was as good a time as any to buy a Wii U.

So, how does it compare to the Wii?  How does the tablet controller work?  Let’s find out.

A sale on the Mario Kart 8 bundle finally got me to bite.

A sale on the Mario Kart 8 bundle finally got me to bite.

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