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December 4, 2023

The Blunder of Mario Wonder Switch

by Justin Berube - 12:24 pm EST
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Justin takes a critical look at one of the year’s most acclaimed titles.

Back in 2006, New Super Mario Bros. released on the Nintendo DS after a 15 year hiatus from the traditional Super Mario Bros. series. The first game in the New series was met with mostly positive reviews, but even back then I was a little let down by the entry. Over time it seems as though more people... Read more...

February 28, 2022

48 New Tracks Won’t Save Mario Kart 8 Deluxe MobiSwitchWiiU

by Justin Berube - 12:00 pm EST
Total comments: 7

Justin isn’t satisfied with the major content update coming to one of the best selling games on Nintendo Switch.

There’s no denying Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is extremely popular. The title is closing in on a staggering 45 million units sold. That said, part of me was a bit disappointed when I found out that 48 new tracks would be coming to the game over the next two years as part of the Booster Course Pass. Yes, this will double the amount of courses in the game, but is this all we should expect from Mario Kart?


October 7, 2021

Ranking the Classic Metroid Series

by Justin Berube - 12:21 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

After replaying them all in the span of a month, Justin weighs in on the 2D Metroid debate.

Over the last month I’ve played through the entire 2D Metroid series in preparation for the release of Metroid Dread. I’ve been a Metroid fan for most of my life and remember when there was only one game in the Metroid franchise. Metroid has always seemed like a very special Nintendo series to... Read more...

March 3, 2020

Why Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a Failure to the Zelda Franchise SwitchWiiU

by Justin Berube - 8:01 am EST
Total comments: 31

The truth hurts, but someone has to come out and say it.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most critically acclaimed games of this generation. However, the title exudes flaws and leaves so much to be desired from a game in the Zelda series. If you’ve been a fan of the site for some time, you probably know my feelings on Breath of the Wild, but for its third anniversary I thought it was time to finally sit down and explain my full list of problems.


November 29, 2018

Toki: A Reason to Dine Out Switch

by Justin Berube - 9:28 am EST
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Remember wanting to go to the restaurants with the cool arcade games?

As a kid, going out to eat always seemed like a minor special event. I loved ordering food that was probably terrible for me but tasted great. That alone was probably enough for some kids. Other kids, myself included at times, were also persuaded to go to the eateries that provided the coolest toys. However, one thing that drove me to a few local places was their arcade games.


December 12, 2017

Pokemon Go Frustrations Mobi

by Justin Berube - 10:17 am EST
Total comments: 1

Justin shares his thoughts on how the game is doing 17 months later.

When Pokémon Go released in the summer of 2016 it turned into an international phenomenon. It seemed like I couldn't go anywhere without running into people, often large groups of them, playing the game. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Pokémon Go happened to be the most simultaneously played video game of all time at its peak.


June 7, 2017

The Switch Pro Controller's D-Pad Dysfunction Switch

by Justin Berube - 9:01 am EDT
Total comments: 27

A much-needed feature is faulty on Nintendo's premium console controller.

When people ask me what Nintendo's greatest gaming innovation is I often respond by mentioning the D-Pad. The simple input device, designed by the legendary Gunpei Yokoi, has made playing a large variety of games much easier. It’s even possible to use a D-Pad on portable devices without taking up... Read more...

June 5, 2017

Nintendo's Increased IP Utilization

by Justin Berube - 9:02 am EDT
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How Nintendo has been taking advantage of their brands.

Many gaming fans will look at Nintendo and see a major entertainment company that’s known for manufacturing gaming hardware and software. They’re not wrong, as these two areas are what the company considers their core business. However, there is more than the core business when it comes to Nintendo and their synergized strategy.


November 3, 2016

How Nintendo Can Sell a New Handheld Alongside Switch

by Justin Berube - 9:24 am EDT
Total comments: 14

Who says the true portable line needs to go extinct?

Nintendo recently unveiled their new game console called Switch. One of the selling points of this new home console is the ability to play games on the go at the player's will. But does this functionality mark the end of Nintendo's dedicated portable platforms? Maybe not.

Many people who argue...

April 14, 2016

Link's Gender Doesn't Matter WiiU

by Justin Berube - 10:26 am EDT
Total comments: 25

I thought about the importance of the Link character and came to some conclusions.

By now I'm sure most readers of the site have heard about the latest rumor in regards to the new installment of The Legend of Zelda series coming to Wii U: that players will have the option to choose between a male or female incarnation of Link. If true, this means for the first time in a main installment... Read more...

November 11, 2015

Nintendo Direct Predictions for Nov. 12, 2015

by Justin Berube - 8:20 am EST
Total comments: 21

The King Nintendo Fanboy shares his predictions for one of the most wanted Nintendo Directs.

We haven’t really heard much from Nintendo outside of press releases since the company’s Digital Event back at E3 last June. In the time that has passed, we’ve seen the loss of a great leader from within Nintendo, and have had some bad news regarding delays. Sure, there have been some fantastic games released, but the Nintendo Direct format has been in a major drought.


October 28, 2015

Can Nintendo Save Their Holiday Lineup? WiiU3DS

by Justin Berube - 5:15 pm EDT
Total comments: 10

With Star Fox Zero delayed, can Nintendo do anything to save their holiday lineup?

Last month Nintendo revealed that their big gun this holiday, Star Fox Zero, has been delayed into 2016. That really left the company with a gaping hole in their November home console lineup, which is when they usually release their biggest game of the year. Now taking up that big holiday spot is... Read more...

October 27, 2015

A Good Case of the Plague WiiU3DS

by Justin Berube - 9:29 am EDT
Total comments: 1

The King Nintendo Fanboy shares his thoughts on the Shovel Knight expansion.

Shovel Knight was one of the games I was looking forward to most last year. As far as I'm concerned, the title delivered and it even made my list of top games for 2014. With that said, I still didn't seem to worship the game as much as my fellow staffers here on Nintendo World Report.

I was excited...

August 27, 2015

Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions Failed to Capture My Heart

by Justin Berube - 2:40 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

The King Nintendo Fanboy explains why the latest concert tour failed to impress.

When the symphonies for The Legend of Zelda were announced back in 2011, I was pretty excited. I eventually attended three different Zelda concerts and left each one impressed, though I did wish the second season had more new content than it ended up having. The bottom line was, I enjoyed each performance.


August 26, 2015

Remembering Camp Hyrule

by Justin Berube - 10:38 am EDT
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The King Nintendo Fanboy remembers a lost Nintendo tradition in honor of its 20th anniversary.

Twenty years ago, Nintendo of America was starting their online community on AOL known as The Loud House. This community let fans talk with Nintendo reps in chat rooms, participate in trivia contests, and allowed fans to just have a new and evolving interactive experience with Nintendo in a way that was previously impossible.


August 25, 2015

Amiibo Bundle Blunders WiiU3DSWii

by Justin Berube - 11:13 am EDT
Total comments: 6

The King Nintendo Fanboy weighs in on a growing Amiibo problem.

Since Amiibo were announced I've been worried about the potential problems with trying to collect them. Up until now I feel Nintendo has been offering each Amiibo figure at a fair price and in a fair way. Sure, there have been some supply issues, but that is another story.

Starting in September,...

July 9, 2015

Splatoon’s Splatfest Problem WiiU

by Justin Berube - 12:03 pm EDT
Total comments: 10

The first ever Splatoon Splatfest leaves me wondering why I battled in the first place.

Last weekend, I eagerly jumped on Splatoon to do battle during the first ever Splatfest here in North America. The theme was Cats vs. Dogs and I, of course, had decided to do battle for on the side of the cats. I’ve been a cat lover my whole life, so the decision was pretty easy for me.

I spent...

June 26, 2015

Nintendo, We Need Voice Chat WiiU3DS

by Justin Berube - 9:07 am EDT
Total comments: 16

Splatoon and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes are just the start. Will we have to suffer without voice chat forever?

Nintendo has been playing around with online voice chat in their games for over a decade now. We’ve seen some Nintendo published titles take advantage of the popular online feature in better ways than others, but the support overall has left players wishing for more. Now, with Nintendo making more online focused games than ever, the company seems to be simply ignoring online voice chat when they need it most.


June 5, 2015

Star Fox Wii U: Managing My Expectations WiiU

by Justin Berube - 9:05 am EDT
Total comments: 10

This series can soar, but is this the entry that will take off?

Star Fox 64 blew me away when it was released in 1997. The title was a complete package on the Nintendo 64, complete with full voice acting, replay value, multiplayer, and the Rumble Pack. I was hooked on this game for quite a while and even, at one point, had the game's dialog completely memorized. I couldn't wait for a sequel.


May 29, 2015

Six Amiibo in Search of an Author WiiU

by Justin Berube, Neal Ronaghan, and Donald Theriault - 2:22 pm EDT
Total comments: 19

The NWR staff chats about the fourth wave of Amiibo.

Today is a big day for Nintendo fans as the fourth wave of Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are available in North America. If you’re lucky, you can go get Pac-Man, Charizard, Wario, Lucina, Robin, Greninja (only at Toys”R”Us), Jigglypuff (only at Target), Ness (only at GameStop), Inkling Boy, Inkling... Read more...

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