Competition: Win a Trine: Enchanted Edition Steam key

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Update: The competition is now closed. Thanks to all of you that entered, and congratulations to our winner: Alexis Castaño.

Last month saw the reveal of Trine: Enchanted Edition for Wii U and PlayStation 4. It’s an upgraded port of 2009’s Trine, running on its sequel’s game engine – thus employing superior graphics, physics, and online multiplayer.

If you’re eager to get your hands on the game, and want to take it for a spin ahead of its console release, we have a Steam key to giveaway to one lucky reader! Continue reading

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Review: Soon Shine (Wii U eShop)

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Dahku Creations is back on the Wii U again after their most recent release Chubbins, and it seems that they’re improving their eShop influence pretty rapidly. Soon Shine may only be their second game on the eShop, but the improvements between releases are significant and exciting.

Developer: Dahku Creations
Publisher: Dahku Creations
Review Platform:
 Wii U eShop
Also Available on: N/A
Price: $1.99
NA Release Date: 14/08/14
EU Release Date: TBC
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1

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Software update to add improvements and Mercedes Benz DLC to Mario Kart 8

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The number of times we’ve accidentally clicked “View Highlight Reel” at the end of a Mario Kart 8 race is uncountable. You know what we mean – you’re beating your family in a heated tournament, you’re mashing the 2 button on your Wii Remote to quickly start the next Grand Prix, when you remember that the “Next Race” button is no longer atop the post-race menu. Thankfully, tweaks to this menu, and other areas of Mario Kart 8, will be added via a software update on 27th August – the 22nd anniversary of Super Mario Kart’s Japanese release. Continue reading

Review: Super Toy Cars (Wii U eShop)

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Super Toy Cars is an interesting little title. Instead of racing in full size cars, the developer, Eclipse Games, decided to take racing to the tabletop. In Super Toy Cars, you’ll race your little toy car around desktops and driveways, collect items to stop your opponents, and race in career and quick races, with local matches replacing the PC version’s online multiplayer.

Developer: Eclipse Games
Publisher: Eclipse Games
Review Platform: Wii U eShop
Also Available on: PC & Mac
EU/NA Release Date: 24/07/14
Genre: Racing
Players: 1-4 locally
Price: £6.99, $7.99, €7.99
File Size: 997.8MB
PEGI: 3

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Review: Armillo (Wii U eShop)

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Before its release, Armillo had been in development for over three years. While it was originally intended to launch on Xbox Live, it was announced in January 2013 that Fuzzy Wuzzy Games had cancelled the game for Microsoft’s system, and had begun porting it over to the Unity game engine – which would soon be supported by the Wii U. After many delays and tweaks to the game’s formula, Armillo has finally surfaced as the eShop’s first title to run on the Unity game engine. And it looks like the wait was worth it.

Developer: Fuzzy Wuzzy Games
Publisher: Fuzzy Wuzzy Games
Review Platform: Wii U eShop
Also Available on: N/A
EU/NA Release Date: 03/07/14
Genre: Platformer
Players: 1
Price: £5.50 | £4.00 until 24/07/14
File Size: 1,345MB
PEGI: 7

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