Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Jul 13, 2015

You already know this. But we can not let it pass without comment. Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata sadly passed away on Saturday 11th July 2015, at the age of 55. Iwata began his career at HAL Laboratory as a programmer, where he worked on games such as Balloon Fight, and oversaw titles such as Earthbound and Kirby. Nintendo offered him a role in 2000...

Meet your games machine’s new best friend, Prif

Meet your games machine’s new best friend, Prif

Jul 8, 2015

Have you been with Critical Gamer long enough to remember Steven Gurevitz? He gave lots of quality writing in his time with us but, a little over two years ago, he left to join the clan of Gioteck. Even though he moved on from there this year, we’ll happily assert that Gioteck make some great products, and you should totally consider them for your next...

Yoshi’s Wooly World: review

Yoshi’s Wooly World: review

Jul 6, 2015

Format: Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher:┬áNintendo Developer: Good-Feel Players: 1-2 (offline only) Site: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii-U/Yoshi-s-Woolly-World-892537.html Game code provided by the publisher Yoshi’s Wooly World is very Nintendo. It’s a 2D platformer, very bright and colourful, and irrepressibly cute. It’s...

Splatoon: review

Splatoon: review

Jun 10, 2015

Format: Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Players: 1-2 (offline), 8 (online) Site: http://splatoon.nintendo.com/ Game purchased by the reviewer A certain corner of the internet criticises Nintendo relentlessly. This dark and smelly corner is full of people who for some reason believe that Nintendo keeps rehashing the same...

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush: review

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush: review

May 23, 2015

Format: Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: HAL Laboratory Players: 1-4 (offline only) Site: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii-U/Kirby-and-the-Rainbow-Paintbrush-893013.html Game code provided by the publisher When we first saw this game, our first thought was of the criminally ignored Ivy The Kiwi?. While Ivy is guided solely by...

My life as a gamer dad

My life as a gamer dad

May 16, 2015

Having become a father just shy of four years ago, the time I get to play games has been somewhat reduced today, compared to my responsibility-free younger years. However, I still save a few hours throughout the week for my favourite hobby, and have just recently introduced my son to the delights of Nintendo’s catalogue of games on the Wii U. Seeing his...