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Nintendo Switch: 2018 Holiday Buyers Guide

Well, deck my halls, its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Because It’s exactly one month until Christmas! And your probably thinking to yourself  “crap I still need to do all of my Christmas shopping” Well your in luck dear reader because Quest 4 Pixels has your back with the Nintendo Switch: Holiday Buyers Guide; Console and Games Edition  

The Console

The Base Model 

The base model of the Nintendo Switch comes with:

  • Nintendo Switch Tablet
  • Switch Dock
  • USB-C charging cable
  • 2 Joy-Con (Left and Right)
  • Joy-Con Grip

If you really want to surprise and delight that special someone you might want to look into getting a bundle. There are a few different bundles right now but we’re going to spotlight 4 of them. 


Nintendo Switch: Fortnite Double Helix Bundle

 Fortnite is the biggest game on the planet right now and has become such a cultural phenomenon that kids are having dance offs based off the funky fresh digital moves. This bundle includes everything from the base model plus  1,000 V-bucks and unique character outfit and items.                                  Perfect for the tween/teen gamer in the family

Nintendo Switch: Pikachu and Eevee Edition with Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee! + Pokeball Plus

Whew, that was a mouthful. This bundle is one of the best yet. Whether your buying for a Pokemon veteran or newcomer, this Nintendo Switch 
bundle has everything a Pokemon trainer needs to start their adventure in the Kanto region

  • Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee (Depending on which version you get)
  • Pokeball Plus – you can play the whole game with this Pokeball controller as well as sync it to Pokemon Go and GO take it for a walk.
  • Themed Dock – a graphic of both Eevee and Pikachu are displayed on the Dock.
  • Custom Pikachu and Eevee colored Joy-Con 

Nintendo Switch: Super Smash Bros Ultimate

One of Nintendo’s biggest franchises on one of Nintendo’s best consoles . Everyone is here and this truly looks to be the Ultimate Super Smash Bros. For the casual fighting game fan to the hardcore pro player. Like seriously who doesn’t love Smash!

  • Digital Copy of Super Smash Bros. 
  • Smash Bros. Themed Dock
  • Custom Smash Bros. Joy-Con
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle

Nintendo Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feels like the pinnacle of the series, it took what Mario Kart 8 had on the Wii U and built upon that for a nearly perfect version of what Mario Kart can be. It really is the one Nintendo game that everyone can play and everyone can enjoy.

  • Base Model Console
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 

The Games

Zelda Breath of the Wild

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game of year winner in 2017 and it’s not hard to see why. Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is probably one of the best Nintendo games on the system. It was literally a breath of fresh air with its sprawling open world and creative physics engine. Go anywhere, climb anything, if you can see it you can get to it.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey

If Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the best Nintendo game on the system, Super Mario Odyssey isn’t far behind. The next true 3d Mario since Super Mario Sunshine. Perfect to explore and collect by yourself and it has a handy assist mode for any children who want to explore and experience the world of Super Mario Odyssey.

Splatoon 2

From its clothes, gear, weapons and music Splatoon 2 feels like a self contained culture that has created a trendy and stylish world all within a game. It gets a tremendous amount of love from the development team in the form of free updates. It has events called Splatfest every so often to keep the community engaged and the game feeling fresh. It’s a shooter that’s family friendly and something that only Nintendo could have pulled off.

Starlink

Starlink: Battle for Atlus

Nintendo has had the support of Ubisoft since the Wii days. Ubisoft even supported Nintendo during the dark era of the Wii U. Thankfully for Nintendo, Ubisoft has been hitting some real home runs on the Switch. First with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and now with Starlink: Battle for Atlus. Starlink with it’s inclusion of the Starfox characters has stealthy became the best Starfox game in ages. It’s fun, fast and well made everything Starfox Zero on the Wii U was not. Plus this comes with an Arwing toy that is more than worth the price of admission.


What are you waiting for? Head on over to Amazon using the links on this page to go directly to the Nintendo Switch Bundle you need and order it today before stock runs out!! All purchases made using the provided links to Amazon will go toward helping Quest 4 Pixels Gaming improve content, and pay contributors! Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas, 
Happy Hanukkah, and an amazing new year!

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TrouserHeart; A Pantsless Adventure

Where’d My Pants Go?

What is TrouserHeart? Well, it’s an action/beat-em-up games with a slight rpg element mixed in. TrouserHeart starts out with a fiendish mouse stealing the heroes pants. Your task, get your pants back! 

From Left to Right


“Trouserheart is meant to be accessible for all, anyone can pick it up and have fun. We tried to make the game play humorous with a playful art style” – Anthony Vanoostendorp TrouserHeart Dev

Trouserheart item upgrade

The game is simple to play. You start at your house. While here you can upgrade your health and gear. Once you’re ready, head to the left and leave your home. Once outside you will be presented with an overworld map. Here you choose a level, and you’re off. You can choose to play in either hard or normal mode. I suggest trying normal first. The levels start easy enough, but trust me the difficulty will ramp up! Each level consists of several segments that you fight your way through collecting coins and health. At the end of each level you will face off against a boss.

The Boss fights were my favorite part of the game. Each boss you face off against has a unique ability, making each brawl challenging in its own way. Once you defeat the boss you head back to your home and level up your gear and continue on.

To Sum It Up

TouserHeart is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $7.99. Is it worth it? For what the game is, I feel like it does a good job. The graphics are on point, the gameplay is easy enough for anyone to pick it up and play. TrouserHeart provides a challenge if you want it. One issue I have with the game is the lack of collectibles. I wish that they would have added collectibles and more puzzles to the game. I feel like this would have added more gameplay value to TrouserHeart. Overall TrouserHeart is a good game that accomplishes what the developers wanted, its a fun game that anyone can sit down and enjoy. In the end, that’s what matters most! 

2DS Holiday Buyer Guide

Christmas is coming

With Christmas just over one month away, a lot of people have started working on completing their shopping list. Christmas is a time of year where a lot of people receive their first console. With so many options to choose from, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. I am going to offer my opinion, on what I feel is your best bang for your buck. I give you the Nintendo 2DS family of handheld consoles. The Nintendo 2DS family is the least expensive gaming option, with a large library of diverse games.

Nintendo 2DS Wedge

Nintendo offers two different versions of the 2DS, the wedge model for $79.99. This option comes packed with either Mario Kart 7 or New Super Mario Bros 2. In my opinion, this model of the 2DS would be perfect for a younger audience, from about five to ten years old. The wedged style handheld can really take a beating, without worrying about the damaging the system.

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Nintendo 2DS XL

The second option for the Nintendo 2DS is the 2DS XL. This version is a clamshell design and is a lot more aesthetically pleasing. The Nintendo 2DS XL comes in at a price point of $149.99 and comes in one of two bundles with either Mario Kart 7 or New Super Mario Bros 2. I would suggest that this model would be better for a preteen aged gamer.

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3DS games that are a great starting point

Now that you have picked out what version of the 2DS you will be buying, allow me to make a few suggestions on some great games for you to enjoy on your new system.

The Nintendo 2DS has a huge gaming library to choose from. Not only will you be able to play 3DS game on your 2DS, but you will also be able to play DS games on your 2DS as well.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon $38.99 each

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One of the staple franchises for the Nintendo handheld family of consoles is the Pokemon franchise. This game is fun for all ages and that’s why this game is a must-have.

A Link Between Worlds $19.79

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A game that almost everyone can enjoy is the great story of a Link Between Worlds. This game is the sequel to the Super Nintendo classic A Link to the Past. This Zelda game would be a great entry point to a newcomer of the series.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf $19.99

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Animal Crossing is a village builder type of game where you are the mayor of the new city. You interact with the different animals who live in your town, and complete a variety of tasks to help them enjoy living in your town. This game is very simple to pick up and play, but very hard to put down.

Luigi’s Mansion $39.99 and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon $19.89

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The greatest sidekick of all time has a problem with ghosts. The Luigi’s Mansion series of games are fantastic games of exploration and funny boss fights and fun puzzles.

Metroid: Samus Returns $38.99

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Everyone’s favorite space bounty hunter Samus makes her way to the 2DS, in a remake of the classic Gameboy version of Metroid 2. Lots of exploration and medium to hard platforming fun for everyone.

Minecraft $29.99

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Lastly, everyone’s guilty pleasure Minecraft. There is nothing I can say that hasn’t been said already about Minecraft, but it looks right at home on the 2DS XL. Minecraft is only available on the 2DS XL.

I really hope this helps you this holiday season when shopping the gamer on your Christmas list.

 

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Lets see what Tony has to say about the latest Nintendo meme

New Smash Bros Ultimate Trailer gets Meme-ified

Over the long weekend, Nintendo dropped a new Smash Bros Ultimate trailer. An advertisement that is truly the banner artwork come to life. What makes this commercial different than past Nintendo advertising is that this commercial has zero music, but it does have sound effects. Enter the internet and in a matter of hours, there were tons of edits from users adding their own background tunes and here’s the awesome part, like the slogan “Everybody’s here” EVERY SONG WORKS. Take a look at some examples below.

Classic!
Would have been perfect if Smash released at the time of  Nintendo Switch Online 
Rick Rolled !
NX theme song right here!!



Was this some genius marketing ploy by Nintendo, or just a happy coincidence? Either way, this is just the beginning folks and if you want to see more edits head to Twitter and search #smashbrosultimate to see for yourself.  I’m sure this trend will continue at least until Smash Bros Ultimate on Nintendo Switch releases…. or maybe longer. Heck, I’m probably going to make one later myself. 

**Thanks to all those creative folks out on Twitter, give their accounts some love.**

Want more Nintendo? Check out our Pokemon Let’s Go Impressions

Pokemon Let’s Go: First Hands-On Impressions

Over the past week, Tony and Sheldon had the chance to try out the new Pokemon game; Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee.

Sheldon’s Take

I got to try out Let’s Go Pikachu and it was an amazing experience. First off getting to talk to the Nintendo reps was awesome, and checking out the Nintendo kiosk was really cool. On to the game.

I got to play the game with the new Pokeball controller. The controller fits well in your hand and is comfortable to use. The controller has two buttons and the control stick. One of the buttons is the control stick, the other is on the top of the Pokeball. They have simplified the gameplay in a smart way as to bring in more players especially those who have been playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones. The encounters are no longer random as you can see all the pokemon in the environment around you, which I appreciate, especially when searching for a certain pokemon. Also, encounters are set up in the same way as they work in Pokemon Go, you don’t battle the Pokemon down, but instead, use berries to increase your chance of catching them. 

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Pokeball Plus Controller

The motion control works very well, and it’s much easier to aim then on smartphones. Out of all my throws, I managed two excellent throws and three great throws. The battles are very familiar and work the way they have in past games. You still encounter people to battle with and receive items and money when you defeat your opponent. One feature that has changed is the exp share. Instead of receiving it along the story, you now start with it. You can still turn it off and on as you please though. Overall I’m excited to dig into this game and can’t wait to see what else Nintendo has in store for us in the new Pokemon game.

Tony’s Take

My experience with the demo of Pokemon Lets Go probably differed from Sheldon’s quite a bit. See I don’t have as much knowledge going in as to what a Pokemon game should feel like. I don’t know the ins and outs like some other gamers do. The only core game in the series I have ever played was Pokemon Yellow when it was released a few years ago on the 3DS and of course, I have dabbled in Pokemon GO (along with everyone else in the world) on mobile.

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The first thing that jumped out at me was the visuals. The game environments and characters were very bright and vibrant. Much more so than the trailers let on. It really looks like a cartoon. This is the first time seeing the full world of Pokemon in HD and it looks good.

The demo was very limited as to where we could go, basically allowing us to walk through the first grassy area of Kanto. You’ll now see Pokemon before entering encounters with them, it won’t be random anymore. Which I do appreciate. it was still difficult at times to avoid some encounters with pokemon in congested areas despite being able to see them ahead of time. Some of those little pocket monsters are quick I tell ya’.

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Shake It!

During the demo, we had the opportunity to try out the Pokeball Plus and I have to say this is where I was really impressed. First of all the device is much smaller than it looks in videos. But it does feel comfortable in the hands. The motion control for catching Pokemon seems much more refined than in Pokemon Go. It seemed to register the motion properly 95% of the time. I will have to test it thoroughly in a controlled environment. There is a technique to it but it shouldn’t be difficult to master.

Overall I was very delighted with the quality of the game. It will be the perfect entry point for many people including this veteran gamer and his 5-year-old daughter. My one concern is because of the simplicity of the game with it keep my attention for more than a short time. We won’t have to wait long to find out though because Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu release Nov 16, 2018, on the Nintendo Switch.

**Thanks to everyone at the Nintendo kiosk in West Edmonton Mall!**

More NES online games

More NES online games on there way

On November 14 2018 you will see three new NES online games added to the online library. The three new titles will be Metriod, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee.

Metrio

Metriod is a classic Nintendo franchise, you play as a space bounty hunter by the name of Samus Aran. You are on a mission to eradicate the Metriods. This game is a lot of fun and is a great addition to the NES online service.

Mightybombjack

Mighty Bomb Jack is a NES title I know nothing about besides that it is a type of platforming game. your goal is to collect all of the bombs on a stage and find secret treasures.

twinbee

Twinbee is another NES title I have never heard of before but, this is the game that I am most excited for. Twinbee is a topdown shoot’em up that will allow online multiplayer. Twinbee is the type of game I was drawn to in the arcade and would sink countless quarters in to.

These NES titles are included in you Nintendo Switch online service so go ahead and give them a try.