Maria the Witch is a game by Naps Team. It grabs your attention by its cute graphics which look amazing and right at home on the Nintendo Switch! Let’s get to the review!
Maria The Witch
The game’s premise is that you control Maria’s Broom and try and get to the end of the stages. The story behind the game is that an Evil Monster has stolen all the mail and it’s your Job to try and get all the mail back! You do this by collecting coins and mail and reaching checkpoints where you can deliver the mail and buy unlockables. In each stage, there are different tasks that you can have to do achieve to be able to get all three stars per level.
Controls are a Mess! Luckily Maria Has a Broom
This is where the game starts to have its flaws, not within its premise but within its controls. I cannot adequately explain the controls because they are so unnatural. So, you move the broom forward by tapping the A button or Y button if you are going left on its 2D plane. Or you press the buttons for longer you start to turn upwards and this is where the problem lies. The controls are terribly frustrating to use, and you need the patience to learn the controls adequately. Later on in the game, this becomes a huge problem later on in the game where there need to be precise movements.
Should it have stayed on Mobile?
This game is one of the many games that are starting to appear on the mobile. Some say that these types of games are a senseless cash grab. However, I feel like this game fits the Nintendo Switch really well with its cute design and if you are prepared to master the controls then the game is great. The game is only £4.49 ($4.99) and right now it’s on sale for half price! So, if you were ever to get the game it would be now. This game just scrapes into the Pass Category.
Review by Joey Splats – Q4P Editor
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Nintendo at E3: Why it is going to FLOP!
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Why is it going to FLow? Nintendo at E3…
Nintendo at E3, Not Again
If you know me, you know I’m a die-hard Nintendo fan. I show my love and support for the big N with a half tattoo sleeve sporting Nintendo’s number one franchise, Mario. This is why it is uncomfortable for me to say this but, E3 2018 is going to be a bust for Nintendo. Nintendo’s big plans are to only Bring Smash Brothers 5 to the E3 show floor. Yes, it worked with Zelda. It also worked with Mario Odyssey. Not with Smash and here’s why.
Save Some Surprises For The Launch Day
With fighting games like Smash 5, it will be very hard to keep somethings a surprise for Nintendo at E3. Especially if it’s all you will be showing off. With Mario and Zelda, you could show little areas and keep people with just that experience. Nintendo will be having a pro-community Smash 5 tournament. How can you make hype with only showing two to three fighters you can’t.
Days Gone By
Gone are the days when we only had four-page spreads in Nintendo Power. Now everything about a game is spoiled as soon as it is announced and leaves nothing to find out on launch day. I guess I’m just old-fashioned in that way. My mother always told me “why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free”
I feel there will be nothing left for us to experience with Smash 5 on launch day after Nintendo E3 this year, and that’s a shame
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Fortnite on Switch not if but when
Your first question might be, I thought Epic didn’t like Nintendo. I would say that’s not correct, first Nintendo has always had underpowered consoles, so they would not be able to run the Unreal engine. Then people would argue the WiiU could have ran Unreal engine 3 but, at the launch of the WiiU Epic had stopped supporting it, and had moved on to unreal engine 4. Nintendo has worked close with epic studios in Japan to make sure the Nintendo switch would be capable to run one of the most popular gaming engines. A great example of unreal engine 4 running on Switch is Rocket league, the engine is able to easily scale the game for docked and handheld.
The first three weeks Fortnite was available on iOS pulled in 15 Million dollars, and that is crazy to think about because it was on an invite-only access. According to CNET, the Nintendo Switch had sold 14.8 as of January 30, 2018. that seems like a lot of money on the table for the people over at Epic to get a hold of, I know for myself I play Fortnite on my Xbox, but I have not spent a dime on the game, if it came to the Nintendo Switch, however, the wallet would be open, in the end, its only a matter of time before Fortnite comes to the Switch, I would say if I’m a betting man that it will be an E3 2018 announcement
Nintendo at E3
This year at E3 I believe Nintendo has to bring there A game. The primary thing Nintendo has to address at E3 is the online service and the virtual console. Nintendo has kept us all in the dark for far too long, to the point where many people are starting to worry about how great it will be. We have all heard rumors of the NES and SNES game they are working on with leaderboards and online co-op, but will that be enough when we are seeing XBOX coming out with game pass, and you know they are going to have some more big announcements for the service come E3.
With the online service will we see things that we have all become accustomed to with the other consoles? Significant issues are stability and cloud saves in my opinion, a close second to that is, will we see the streaming feature that was stumbled across in rocket leagues new update with the ability to broadcast to twitch.
But what about the games
Another concern for me is what games will they bring to E3. So far the only game that we know from big N is the new Smash Bros game. At least that is the only one anyone wants to think about. Nintendo will be showing Smash off in an invite-only tournament, that is great and all but we need to see more because you know Sony will be showing off more of Spiderman, last of us and Detroit, three highly anticipated games. I think Nintendo will have something more from Metroid to show us at E3. Will we possibly see the game that Retro Studios are working on?
Swing for the fences
I believe that 2018 is Nintendo’s to lose. We all know they can take E3 by storm with just one game. I want to see Nintendo do something different and blow everyone’s mind; I want to see them bring out there very own M rated game. What that looks like I’m not sure, let’s see them be creative and wow us all. What are your thought on Nintendo at E3? Let me know in the comment section down below, also if you like this write-up, share with a friend!
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As a kid, one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday was to take my matchbox cars
outside and play with them in the dirt, in the driveway, and in my dad’s garage. I would make
all kinds of tracks with chalk and make my cars race, all the while getting lost in my play time
thinking of how fun it would be to drive these toy cars. How amazing would this world look
from a 1:64 scale perspective. Well, the days of fantasizing are over, thanks to eclipse
games, arcade racer, Super Toy Cars, that released on Nintendo Switch March 2, 2018.
Who made this big mess
At first glance, Super Toy Car looks like your kids have ripped their room apart, but after you
take off from the start line you begin to see how beautiful the race track environment is and
how much detail was actually put into each track. As you speed around the toy room you’re
treated to an amazing soundtrack, that really got me in the mood for some good old fashion
arcade racing. The main way you will be playing through Super Toy Cars will be, in the
career mode where you can unlock and buy new cars. You will also be able to buy
upgrades, to improve your car. There is no shortage of races with fifteen different track
variants over eight episodes or six races each. There are also five different race types. There
is your traditional race, time trial, checkpoint race, knock out race, and a different type of
knock out race called evade where it’s the same as a knock out race, but the track is littered
It’s play time
One of my favorite things about this game is how much it reminds me of one of my
favorite games, Micro Machines. Super Toy Cars have a great top-down view. I also enjoy
how much Eclipse Games focuses on making this game fun to play, and nice to look at. This
game really comes to life when you’re able to play four player couch co-op.
Wait a minute
There are some things left to be wanted in Super Toy Cars. I had issues with my car flipping
out of control, and no I didn’t hit on of the trap laid by another racer. Getting stuck on walls
and not being able to get back to the race without restarting the race. The biggest missed
point is no online multiplayer. In today’s day and age games like this really need an online
Time to go home
At the end of the day. If you enjoy arcade racing games this is for you. If you enjoy great
visuals in a game this is for you. There’s a little bit of everything in this game for someone.
This game is a great palette cleanser when you’re looking for a game you can just turn on and
By: Joel Brooks
~Nintendo Family Gaming~