Super Mario Run — Review

Nintendo’s latest push has been into the world of mobile gaming.  Players from all over have been searching their surroundings for Pokemon since the summer while a smaller, more ravenous fan base has spent the last two months trying to craft the perfect Fire Emblem units.  The most well known character in gaming, Mario, had his first mobile game come out in December with Super Mario Run and the recent Android release has allowed me to play it.  It’s a high quality game with the polish that an official Mario game deserves but not enough content to warrant its $10 price tag.

Highly polished levels weighed down by a questionable pricing strategy.

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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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