Introducing the New Nintendo Invader  –   we need your help!

new-nintendo-invaderAre you passionate about Nintendo?

Maybe you have a personal blog, or a YouTube channel, where you rant about the latest Nintendo Direct? Perhaps you fancy your hand at long-form writing, and want an outlet for your reviews and editorial content? Or maybe you just want to push your existing content to a wider audience? Did you answer yes to any of those questions? Sounds to us like you’re the perfect match for the New Nintendo Invader!

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Writers: We need help with the general up-keep of the site. If you consider yourself a decent writer, and enjoy sharing your thoughts in the form of written articles, we invite you to join the Nintendo Invader team. It doesn’t matter if you prefer writing news, reviews, features or personal blog posts, your words will always be welcome on Nintendo Invader!
  • Fan-Site Owners and Contributors: We want to share the coolest Nintendo stuff from around the web! Pride yourself on your unbiased reviews? Does your cat looks awesome in a Mario hat? Join our network and we’ll share a snippet of your content with our own viewers and social media followers – fully credited and linked back to your site.
  • YouTubers and Video Producers: Do you record video reviews or impressions? How about “Let’s Plays” and walkthrough videos? We’d love to share these, too! We’ll post the first video in your most recent series in an article on our homepage, and let our readers know when a new episode goes live via our social media channels.

If any of these apply to you, then please do get in touch with us. Nintendo Invader has been dormant for too long now, yet keeping up with the demands of a fast-paced industry such as ours requires more time than our team currently has available. If you’d like to share your stuff with our visitors, or have an interest in writing original content with us, please use the form below to get in touch!

What about that Newsletter of yours?

With the Nintendo Invader Newsletter, I planned to make an outlet for my Nintendo writing – without the need to be online 24/7. There’s plenty other, more successful, sites covering the latest Nintendo news as it breaks, so I wanted a new approach.

It was supposed to be a round-up of the month’s news and other content, but with no new content on the site, it’d prove kind of pointless, right? That’s where the New Nintendo Invader comes in! With new content being brought in by YOU, we’ll have more substance and content for an awesome new newsletter!

Any questions or opinions? Let us know what you think of the idea using the form above, or e-mail me at martyn@nintendoinvader.com

Gintendo Namer Review: Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U eShop)

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Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren and Knapnok Games have teamed up for an exclusive Wii U eShop title, combining the two developers’ trademark approaches to game design. Affordable Space Adventures is the end result, and Gintendo Namer‘s Simon “Zero” Ball delivers his verdict at the link below:

Affordable Space Adventures review | Gintendo Namer

“It’s a one-of-a-kind experience, which kind of automatically makes it worth the entry fee. All in all, we’re looking at something approaching a classic.”

A look at Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with NintendoZjman

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Mewtwo makes his Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS debut on 28th April. Those that purchased both versions of the game, however, have received download codes for the new character ahead of its official release.

If you’re curious to see how it handles, NintendoZjman has put together a short video showcasing its moveset in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Check it out below, and don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel!

Frozenbyte confirms Trine 3 is heading to PC later this year

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If you think back to 2012, Trine 2: Director’s Cut was one of the more impressive Wii U launch titles, despite being an eShop-exclusive from a small independent studio.

Having gone back and updated the original Trine with an Enchanted Edition – which us Wii U owners are still waiting for! – Frozenbyte’s started work on a third game in the series: Trine 3: The Artifacts Power. Continue reading

First Impressions: New Nintendo 3DS XL

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There comes a time in almost every 3DS owner’s life where they push the 3D slider down, removing the glassless 3D image, and never adjust it back. The vast majority of games for the system don’t utilize the 3D in a meaningful way, and articles about the 3DS and its games are plagued with comments from users about the gimmicky nature of the system. The 3D has become useless enough that Nintendo even released an entirely new 3DS with the 3D component completely removed, cleverly titled the 2DS.

With 2015 came another revision for the Nintendo 3DS family, but with this system, it finally feels like Nintendo made the system they wanted to release in 2011. Continue reading

PSA: Get the entire Bit.Trip series on 3DS for less than a fiver

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If you’ve somehow missed out on the genre-hopping BIT.TRIP series from Gaijin Games – be it the WiiWare originals, or the series’ many PC and mobile ports – there’s never been a better time to catch up.

BIT.TRIP SAGA was a retail compilation that launched on 3DS back in 2012, and it’s currently available via the Nintendo eShop for a mere £4.49. That’s six unique retro-inspired games, updated with new content and 3D visuals, for less than each game’s original launch price on the Wii Shop Channel.

For me, a portable copy of BIT.TRIP RUNNER is worth the asking price alone.

For you retro fanatics, Curve Digital’s 3DS port of Titan Attacks! arrived earlier today, too. We posted a review this morning.

Review: Titan Attacks! (3DS eShop)

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If Titan Attacks! launched forty years earlier, this very review may well have been published on a site called Nintendo Titan. Almost every aspect of Puppy Games’ modern arcade-style shooter is built upon Atari’s Space Invaders – but a plethora of additions and modernisations keep Titan Attacks! relevant on 3DS, even though it wasn’t designed for Nintendo’s hardware.

Developer: Puppy Games
Publisher: Curve Studios
Review Platform: 3DS eShop
Also Available on: PC, PS3, PS4 & PS Vita
Price: £7.99 | €9.99
3DS Release Date: 26/02/15
Genre: Arcade shooter
File Size: 241 blocks

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Introducing the Nintendo Invader Newsletter!

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It’s almost Nintendo Invader’s fourth birthday, and it’s time for a change.

I started the blog back in March 2011 when I should’ve been revising for my GCSEs, and wrote a few things every now and then. As the site gained momentum, posts became more frequent, and a few people jumped on board to help with content.

Things were looking good, but then I ended up with a ‘real’ job, and finding the time to dedicate to writing became harder. Aside from a few reviews, content sadly grinded to a halt late last year.

Now, instead of focusing on increasingly irrelevant news posts that pop up in near-identical format across the hundreds of fan-sites and blogs, I want to try something new!

That’s where the Nintendo Invader Newsletter comes in!

There’ll be no copy-paste press releases, generic lists of the week’s eShop downloads or click-bait articles. Instead, we’ll be focusing on the good stuff – the stuff you want to read.

We’ll do a round-up of the coolest Nintendo news, summarise the best new releases, and look ahead to games on the horizon. As we get established, we’ll also cover the best places to get your hands on amiibo, feature your fan-art, and go the extra mile to deliver bonus issues whenever a wild Nintendo Direct appears.

If you’d like to receive the latest issue of the Nintendo Invader Newsletter, direct to your e-mail inbox every month, all we ask is that you make a small pledge to our Patreon campaign. $1 – or 65p – per month will get you every issue we publish, and will help us cover all costs that go into maintaining this here website and getting our humble newsletter up and running.

As thanks for being a reader, we’re giving you three months free!

Simply fill in the form below, and we’ll add you to our mailing list for three months. If you don’t like what we’re offering, no hard feelings!

New Nintendo 3DS hardware now available for purchase for selected Club Nintendo members

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The New Nintendo 3DS handheld is now available to selected Club Nintendo members across Europe, until 12th January.

Nintendo of Europe sent out a confirmation e-mail to eligible members earlier today:

“We’d like to thank you, one of our most loyal customers, for all your support. To show our appreciation, we’re offering you the chance to purchase New Nintendo 3DS now, and get it before the official European launch”

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