Wednesday January 16, 2019 10:55 AM The newest version of the game offers little to players who have enjoyed the non-'Deluxe' edition of the game. Written by By Chris DeAntonio When “New Super Mario Bros. U” released alongside the new Nintendo Wii U console, it provided the premier 2-D platforming experience on the console. With “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” releasing on the Nintendo Switch, the game is given new life, but it also fails to separate itself from other platformers on the console. The game plays like almost every other Mario game. You move across levels by jumping, defeating enemies and collecting coins on the way to the flag pole at the level's end. “New Super Mario Bros. U" introduced a new flying squirrel suit and a baby Yoshi. The squirrel suit allows for gliding and a slight double jump, while the baby Yoshi acts as a balloon, keeping Mario afloat. The game also allows for co-op, meaning up to four players can complete levels … [Read more...] about Review: ‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’ doesn’t deliver
By Brian Crecente LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A strong holiday showing from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday in the United States saw a 45% increase in sales over the same period last year for Nintendo, with the company selling through more than $250 million in Nintendo products over the period. The Nintendo Switch is now the best-selling Nintendo console in U.S. history for that five-day period, surpassing even Wii system sales, the company announced Wednesday. It was, the company said, the best-selling week ever for the console in the United States. Nintendo also noted that according to Adobe Analytics, Nintendo Switch was among the most-purchased items online on Thanksgiving Day and the overall top-selling video game product online for the Black Friday-Cyber Monday time period. The big numbers should certainly help push the console toward Nintendo’s overall goal for the financial year of 38 million units sold, though analysts are still predicting it will fall just short, hitting … [Read more...] about Nintendo sold $250 million in products from Black Friday to Cyber Monday in U.S.
Tuesday August 7, 2018 01:59 PM A military agency says the correct remains of a Gage County man who died when his aircraft was shot down during World War II are being returned home for burial Written by The Associated Press BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A military agency says the correct remains of a Gage County man who died when his aircraft was shot down during World War II are being returned home for burial. A funeral with military honors is set for Thursday in Beatrice for Richard Lane, with burial to follow in Filley. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a news release Tuesday that Lane was co-piloting a B-17 bomber when it was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed Dec. 27, 1944, near St. Florian, Austria. The agency says remains identified as those of Lane were identified in January 1946 and subsequently buried in Filley. But the agency says there apparently was a mix-up with those of another casualty. The agency says remains removed in June last year from a U.S. … [Read more...] about Remains of WII flyer coming home for Nebraska burial
Family Game review: ‘Runbow,’ the rainbow connection By OZZIE MEJIA Shacknews.com LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story July 26, 2018 04:00 AM Almost three years after we first looked at it, "Runbow" is now on Nintendo Switch. Does the colorful racer work just as well on Switch as it did on Wii U? Our review. Once upon a time, Shacknews reviewed a colorful foot-racing game from 13AM Games called "Runbow." We absolutely loved it. It was a clever party game with easy-to-learn mechanics, containing a vast variety of multiplayer modes, and an ample amount of single-player content and unlockables. "Runbow"was a cult favorite and Shacknews counted ourselves among that cult's members. Almost three years later, Shacknews is back for a second round, this time on Nintendo Switch. A lot has changed in terms of the gaming landscape, but "Runbow" remains largely the same. So how does it feel on Nintendo's newest console? It … [Read more...] about Game review: ‘Runbow,’ the rainbow connection
Thursday July 26, 2018 12:01 AM It offers puzzles for fans of the Super Mario series supporting the character Captain Toad. “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” Three stars (out of four)Release date: July 13Cost: $39.99Platform: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DSDeveloper: Nintendo EAD TokyoPublisher: Nintendo Written by Chris DeAntonio - Reading Eagle "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker" is a game about deception. From the bright colors, the friendly-looking enemies and the laid-back nature of the game, it might seem like Captain's Toad journey is a simple one. And to some extent, it is, but collecting all of the game's secrets and completing its challenges requires mastering the titular character's movements and controlling the camera to find secret locations."Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker" made its debut on the Nintendo Wii U, making this yet another game given a second life on the Switch. But, again, given how few people owned the Nintendo Wii U, this is … [Read more...] about Game review: Nintendo brings back ‘Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker’