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Animal Crossing was announced to release on Nintendo Switch in 2019. There’s still a lot of time to speculate what it will be, but for now, enjoy some awesome Animal Crossing Music!!
This was hands down one of the most exciting announcements from the Nintendo Direct. Nintendo trolled us by leading us to believe Animal Crossing was getting announced then revealing Isabel in Smash. Then pulling back out to Mr. Nook and revealing that Animal crossing was, in fact, coming in 2019!
Throwback Thursday, Every day!
Do you remember the days of VHS ?? How about pop culture references from the 80s? Pixel Trip Studios do too and they’re bringing all that sweet sweet nostalgia straight to the Nintendo Switch with their game Video Kid: 80s edition. Ever wonder what a world populated by Big Bird, Pee Wee Herman, the Terminator, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be like? Well, Video Kid has you covered plus you’re going to see tons more of your favorite characters. You can even buy new characters in the in-game store with the currency you collect in each run. It’s a throwback Thursday in every run.
Radical Special Delivery
The gameplay loop is a simple but addictive one. You ride down the street on your bicycle and throw videotapes into people’s mailboxes. (Perhaps this would have been how Netflix worked if it was around in the 80s. 🤔) All while collecting coins, hoverboards and avoiding obstacles like vehicles and 80s pop culture characters. Oh, and you look like Marty Mcfly. Heavy! Sound a bit like PaperBoy for the NES? Well, it should because Video kid is clearly heavily inspired by it but still has its own charm.
Simple and Addicting, Heavy!
Like I mentioned above the gameplay is surprisingly addictive. Each run goes fairly quickly and it keeps you wanting to best your high score. Whenever you throw a tape you can hit a window, mailbox or characters to earn points. Each part of the environment acts differently depending on what is hit. The pop culture characters even throw in the famous catchphrases or familiar noises when passed by or hit. Jumping and grinding on vehicles can be incredibly satisfying and pop cultural items like the power glove, high top kicks, and cola act as power-ups for a limited time.
A Few Missed Deliveries
A couple of things that I have issue with is some vehicles you can jump and some just end your run with a death that feels like you’ve been a bit cheated. I’m not sure if that because some are just obstacles to end your run or if this is something going on with the hitbox detection in the game. Also, I really wish Video Kid: 80s Edition had online leaderboards, it’s the type of game you could really get competitive with a friend with seeing who can best whom.
The Bottom Line
Video Kid: 80s Edition on the Nintendo Switch satisfies that arcady itch for high scores. It’s pick up and play game style works so well on the Switch. It really surprised me with its nostalgic charm and 80s pop culture references make this so much more than just a PaperBoy clone and at $ 4.99 USD it makes it a perfect impulse buy.
PLAY OR PASS??
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** This game was provided to us by Pixel Trip Studios for review. Images provided from press kit **
Author: Joel Brooks
The story continues
Let’s take a trip back to 1944 where Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 picks up. You reprise your role as Vinnie Cannoli, trying to figure out who the Dark Don is and why he has it out for you.
Better the second time around
In the second installment of Guns, Gore and Cannoli you are sporting some great quality of life improvements. Vinnie now has a full 360 degrees range of aiming. You are now able to double jump, you have a kick, and now are able to dodge roll out of danger. My favorite improvement had to be the weapon wheel.
Beautiful environments to destroy
If your looking for a game to appeal to your more destructive and violent side, Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 can fill that nitch perfectly. There is no shortage of items to blow a part rooms or even dismember your foes.
Alot of content to keep you coming back
Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 has alot of ways to enjoy this game. There are different difficulty levels to choose from. One thing I enjoyed is I played through on easy, but I still managed to die and have to repeat check points. You will be able to enjoy this game with your friends via local multiplayer. Another great feature of this game is online multiplayer.
The verdict: Q4P pass or play?
After completing Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 I can with out a doubt recommend this game. It’s a fantastic game with great cut scene and voice acting, there is no shortage of one liners and beautiful destruction happening all around you.
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This week I’m joined by one of the founders of Quest 4 Pixels, Tony Baker! We discuss the tragic shooting during a Madden 19 Tournament in Jacksonville Florida. We also discuss the Playstation Store’s update that will fix the search feature. NPD for July is out! We discuss who the big winner was in the month of July! Our Mailbag segment gives listeners the ability to weigh in on the upcoming Nindies Showcase!
Today we were surprised with a Nintendo Uk Indie highlight video. there were many great games, a few that stood out to me were, Everspace, Morphie’s law and it will be available today at 1pm est, windjammers and windjammers 2.
Check out the indie Highlights video here and let us know what games your looking forward to.
What a direct.
We started off with two new fighters and a amazing looking stage welcome to the fight Castlevania.
Then we were treated the dark Sami’s and Chrom as two new fighter variant skins.
Then the direct showed off the new New Donk City stage and revealed how many stages there would be 103 to be exact.
Some new assist fighters were shown off like Knuckles from sonic and everyone’s Indy darling shovel knight.
The menu was showed off and I love how sleek it looks and can’t wait to explore it.
Another amazing feature was all of the music in this game approximately 900 songs that would play for 28 hours straight. A feature I’m looking forward to is that there are playlist of the music broken up in to game series and you can also make your own playlist. You will also be able to listen to your playlist in handheld mode like a MP3 player.
At the end of the direct when it was all over the biggest surprise of all happened. King K. Rool will join the fight and he looks amazing and powerful looks like I found my new main fighter.