IGN Lists The Top 25 Nintendo 3DS Games

IGN has gone through the extensive Nintendo 3DS library to advise you of which games you should purchase for your system. The site has counted down the top 25 games in the video below and it includes a number of fan favourites including Shin Megami Tensei IV, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fire Emblem: Awakening and more. Be sure to watch it!

25: Yokai Watch
24: Star Fox 64 3D
23: Shin Megami Tensei IV
22: The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes
21: Resident Evil Revelations
20: Fantasy Life
19: Steamworld Heist
18: Pushmo
17: Boxboy
16: Steamworld Dig
15: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
14: Bravely Default
13: New Super Mario Bros. 2
12: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
11: Mario Golf: World Tour
10: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
9: Mario Kart 7
8: Shovel Knight
7: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
6: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
5: Pokemon X & Y
4: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
3: Super Mario 3D Land
2: Fire Emblem: Awakening
1: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Video: There’s Some New Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage

IGN has posted 5 minutes of Hyrule Warriors Legends footage to their YouTube channel. Toon Link, Tetra and Linkle can be seen in action as the trio battle in Faron Woods. The Deku Tree has an important role during the battle, serving as the base for Hylian forces.

Hyrule Warriors Legends releases on Nintendo 3DS in Europe on March 24th and in North America March 25th.


IGN Reveals Their Favourite Wii U And Nintendo 3DS Games Of 2015

Despite being a decent way into January, IGN has just published its best of 2015 list. What will interest you is that they’ve have chosen their favourite Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game of last year, but sadly the results aren’t too surprising. IGN awarded Super Mario Maker the award of best Wii U game of 2015 and the runner up was the superb multiplayer shooter Splatoon. The readers People’s Choice Award also went to Super Mario Maker. The publication also choose The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes as their favourite Nintendo 3DS title with the runner-up being Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The People’s Choice Award went to The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. Here’s what they had to say about both winners!

“Super Mario Maker is a great way to mark Mario’s 30th birthday, but it’s not concerned with being an overwrought history lesson. Instead, it’s a celebration that folds three decades of Mario into one accessible, powerful creation suite. The perpetual joke at the end of every 10 Mario Challenge run informing you that the Princess is in yet another castle hints at Super Mario Maker’s bigger promise: There will always be more levels to play thanks to the online creation community, and a virtually endless pool of challenges to overcome.”

“The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is more than just a fun co-op diversion from the large-scale solo adventures this series is known for. The challenging, intricate puzzles are great chaotic fun in local multiplayer or for a one-time run through in single-player. Limited communication tools make it difficult to play with adventurers online, but everywhere else it’s a success.”

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Thanks, DemiGOD


IGN Lists Their Games Of 2015 Nominees

IGN has listed the games that they personally feel are the best of 2015 and the results aren’t too bad. There’s one Nintendo game listed for Game of the Year 2015 and that is the ultra-creative Super Mario Maker. I would have thought they would have had Splatoon up there, but oh well. Anyway, here’s the nominations for the best games of 2015. What do you think?

GOTY Nominees

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

PC Game of the Year

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Fallout 4
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Her Story
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

PS4 Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Bloodborne
  • COD: Black Ops III
  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Shovel Knight
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Xbox One Game of the Year

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • COD: Black Ops III
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Wii U Game of the Year

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Skylanders: Superchargers
  • Splatoon
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

PS Vita Game of the Year

  • Broken Age
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night
  • Shovel Knight

3DS Game of the Year

  • Box Boy!
  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes
  • Yo-Kai Watch

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IGN Re-Reviews Splatoon

Popular online gaming website IGN have decided to revisit Splatoon since its received a number of updates with new content since it launched back in May. The publication previously awarded the game a 7.9 which is fairly on the low side for such an entertaining title. However, they have re-evaluated their review due to the frequent updates and have decided it is now 8.6/10.

Nintendo’s take on the third-person shooter is refreshingly original, with lots of impressive tools, skillful mobility, and creative maps to play with. Matches are consistently fun and tense, and the mechanics feel simple and fair enough that almost anyone can contribute positively. Not having voice chat is a bummer, but the great modes and maps feel polished and kept me claiming turf for hours


Playtonic Introduces New Yooka-Laylee Character Rextro Sixtyfourus

As part of an IGN First feature on Yooka-Laylee’s development, a brand new character has been revealed – his name is Rextro Sixtyfourus.

Rextro is a blocky orange dinosaur and was designed by Mark Stevenson, who previously worked on the Donkey Kong Country series along with Donkey Kong 64 and Kameo.

“We decided on using a dinosaur pretty early on as this is a creature that naturally associates with a past era,” Stevenson explains. “Then I think mostly my inspiration came from work I’d done previously on characters for the Donkey Kong 64 game. From this work I knew the kind of forms we had to create due to low polygon counts, so this inspired the shapes used to create Rextro’s blocky feet and hands that are virtually cubes. All the polygons in Rexto have hard edges as well: this affects how the light shines on him meaning you can basically see all the polygon faces as individual facets.”

You can check out pictures of Rextro Sixtyfourus below from IGN’s website, and there’s also further footage on the IGN feature. What do you think of the newly revealed character?


IGN: Super Mario Maker – Jose’s Terrifying Ghost Mansion

IGN has gotten their hands on the immensely creative Super Mario Maker and what better way to troll another employee than create a super difficult level for them to make their way through. Be sure to watch the video to see just how precise you can make everything in the game. Super Mario Maker launches in Europe and the United States on September 11th.