Game Corner: Wario Land 3 (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: 2 May 2012Originally Released: 21 March 2000Developer: Nintendo R&D1Also Available For: Game Boy Color The Background:After his debut in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (ibid, 1992) Mario’s dastardly doppelgänger, Wario, quickly usurped Nintendo’s portly plumber as the face of Mario’s handheld sub-series. After the critical and commercial success of Wario Land II … Continue reading Game Corner: Wario Land 3 (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: July 1991Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:So far, since I started working my way through the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, I’ve realised two things: first, Castlevania II: … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: The Adventure (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: October 1989Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:Understandably, it seemed like Nintendo had a rule of sorts back in the day: If a title was successful on … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: The Adventure (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Wario Land II (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: 2012 Originally Released: February 1999 Original Developer: Nintendo R&D1 Also Available For: Game Boy Color The Background: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Nintendo R&D1, 1992) didn’t just blow its predecessor out of the water in terms of graphical and gameplay improvements, it also introduced the gaming world to one of my favourite … Continue reading Game Corner: Wario Land II (Nintendo 3DS)