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
A gym for kids. A glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course. A coding school. These are just some of the most recent, family-friendly spots that opened on Long Island. Momo's Clubhouse, Syosset Momo's Clubhouse opened in Syosset, featuring a three-tier jungle gym with an obstacle course at the center, a parent-supervised open area for crawlers and toddlers and more. There is a play farmers market, an art nook, LEGO nook, bean bag wall and play cafe. Adults can spend time in the venue's (real) cafe, which serves coffee, snacks and baked goods. They also offer craft-making gatherings aimed at children ages 1 1/2 to 4, birthday parties and open play. Momo's Clubhouse is at 140 Eileen Way, Suite 200. Call 516-921-1004 or visit momosclubhouse.com for more information. --Ian J. Stark Bowlero, Sayville Bowlero bowling alley (5660 Sunrise Hwy.) in Sayville recently opened with a high-tech arcade, oversize menu items and party packages for kids. The alley has 60 lanes with black lights, the … [Read more...] about New places for kids, parents on Long Island
PLAYER.ONE The Nintendo eShop update for the week of March 29 will make fans of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Fire Emblem Warriors happy by releasing new DLC for both titles. The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC will release at 1 a.m. EDT on March 30 and include the New Quests Pack 2. Here’s what players should expect inside the latest DLC pack. Nopon of Good Tastes (Talk to Bipopo near Galad Residential Zone in Gormott. Available after adding Poppi.) Cleared of All Charges (Talk to Strath in Fonsett, Leftheria. Requires Perun, Godfrey and Perceval.) Beneath the Aurora (Talk to Len at Rigitte Harbor in Leftheria. Available from Chapter 6.) Upgrades and Tinkering (Examine the table in Tora’s house. Requires Tora. Available from Chapter 8.) Most Awful News?! (Stay at the inn in Tantal. Requires Finch’s Birdbrain Lv.3 and Zeke. Available from Chapter 10.) Fans of Fire Emblem Warriors can now pick up the Season Pass, which includes all three DLC packs currently available. … [Read more...] about Nintendo eShop Update March 29: ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 2’ DLC and ‘Fire Emblem Warriors’ Season Pass Highlight this Week