Well, my time on 1UP is at an end, as 1UP itself is at an end. That should free me up a bit of time to try to post more here and on my other sites, though it’s also a blow to my bank account, which means some time needs to be spent looking for more work. It’s a vicious cycle; I could really use help monetizing these sites, but until that happens…
As for 1UP, if you’d like to read my thoughts on that, you can find them here. For now, reviews from elsewhere.
From Slide to Play:
Sonic Dash – Sonic was born to run, so how does he do in an endless runner? Not bad, but…
Toy Story: Smash It! – Only Buzz Lightyear has the balls necessary to take on these adventures! Seriously, you’d think they’d at least let Woody get in on the ball-tossing fun.
Major Magnet – “There’s a definite attraction here, but some parts manage to repel, too.”
Cordy 2 – A free platformer that, while not perfect, is perhaps one of the better examples of the genre available for iOS.
Ride ‘Em Rigby: Regular Show – A decent game, though you’ll probably get more out of it if you’re a fan of the show.
NFL Quarterback 13 – I know, right? I can’t believe I played an NFL game, either. What’s more, I can’t believe I actually had fun with it! But even so, it’s not quite good enough to rate very highly, as it’s rather clumsy in some regards. Still…
Purple Cape – Ugh… I wanted to like this game, and it has some good ideas, but… it just feels too sloppy overall.
Dr. Jolt – A solid puzzle game hampered by microtransactions.
After Burner Climax – “More Hot Shots! Part Deux than Top Gun.”
Metal Slug 2 – As an iOS game, it’s hurt more than anything by the need to fire in directions that aren’t left or right.
From Mario’s Hat:
New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U: The Mega-Review – Quite possibly my biggest review ever– if you have any questions about this launch title for Nintendo’s newest platform and how it stands among other Mario games, I hope this answers them.
That’s it for now; others I’m working on include (in no particular order) LEGO City Undercover, Fluidity: Spin Cycle, Nintendo Land, Retro City Rampage, and Fire Emblem Awakening (I also hope to squeeze Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask in there at some point, too). If there is particular interest in one of these, then let me know, and perhaps I’ll bump it up in my queue.
As usual, you can keep up with my Slide to Play reviews here, my Gamezebo reviews here, and my Mario’s Hat reviews here. You can also catch some of my other reviews in Nintendo Force magazine, which is something I still need to address here on this site.