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Zelda’s Legend Crosses Generations Thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s Latest Adventure

I still remember the very first time I saw The Legend of Zelda. It was the mid '80s and we were visiting my cousins David and Michael in Parsippany, NJ. Nothing else about that trip comes to mind at all except for the moment I walked in their house, went downstairs and saw the most beautiful, shiny thing ever. The original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES for short) skyrocketed in popularity with the release of a gold-colored cartridge for a new role-playing game called The Legend of Zelda. This game had soooo much going for it. Neat story. A ginormous world called Hyrule that never seemed to end. Heart containers. And what at ...

Mario Sports Superstars is Somewhat Super

Reviewer: Jason, Age 13 Game: Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo 3DS) Mario Sports Superstars is 5 different sports in 1 game.  The sports are baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, and new to the Mario sports series, horse racing. There are 18 characters in total, with 16 available from the start and 2 unlockable.  There are all the usual Mario characters except that Toad is not a main character which is unfortunate as he is my favorite character.  The box art of the game has 5 different Mario characters playing 5 different sports: Mario playing soccer, Bowser playing baseball, Peach playing tennis, Yoshi playing golf and Daisy horse racing.   Notice anything strange?  LUIGI IS NOT ON THE ...

Nintendo Sews Up a Super Sequel with Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World

Reviewer: Jason, Age 13 Game: Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World I loved the Wii U game, Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U.  Now there is a 3DS remake of the game called Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. Since this is a remake of Yoshi’s Wooly World, I will only be going into the changes and additions from that game to this game. A new feature in this game is the ability to create your own Yoshi designs and by using a Yoshi amiibo you can transfer your design to another game.   All the levels from the Wii U game are there with the only difference being stamp patches are replaced with pencil patches which unlock custom ...

Mario Party: Star Rush Shines like a Star

Reviewer: Jason, Age 13 Game: Mario Party: Star Rush The newest Mario Party game, Mario Party: Star Rush, has arrived.  When you first start the game, only one game mode is unlocked but as you play more your Party Level increases and more things are unlocked.  So far, I have only unlocked the first 2 modes and those are the ones I will be talking about. Toad Scramble is the first mode available, and the main mode of the game.  In this game, you play as one of the 4 colored toads: red, blue, green and yellow. In contrast to the other Mario Parties, every player rolls the dice and moves at the same ...

To Counter All the Hate, Here’s 101 Things I Truly Love

There's a lot of hate going on in the world these days. I'm not going to start talking politics here at all, nor am I blindly ignoring the reasons behind all this hate. Instead, however, I'm preaching love. Love. Compassion. Caring. You can do all of that while still disagreeing with one another on things. That said, I'm doing my part to spread as much positive vibes as I can these days. I know it's not all chocolate and bunnies and rainbows, but if my little piece of the Interweb can help distract you from the political rants on Facebook for even five minutes, then I'm doing my job. I recently wrote ...

We Celebrated Mario Party Star Rush With Our Own Sugar Rush of a Party

Y'know for a guy who's constantly fighting fire-breathing dragon-like creatures and rescuing princesses from the other castle, Mario sure seems to party a lot! Our friends over at Nintendo never miss an opportunity to join in the fun either. As Nintendo Kid Ambassadors, my boys are always getting the best care packages. Mario's yellow item boxes got nothing on the parcels that find their way to our house. The latest gift from Nintendo was literally a party in a box! To help celebrate the new Mario Party Star Rush game for the Nintendo 3DS (review coming soon!), Jason and Ryan not only got a copy of the game, but all the ingredients necessary ...