Welcome to a new and last month of this year GR readers, as such Sony is giving its PlayStation users some free games if you have their PSN+ service. So if you do and one of the following consoles, then see what you’re getting this month for free:
Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (includes all DLC)
I am back with another review! This time, we will be looking at the sequel to Wario Land II: Wario Land 3! What a surprise, they’re numbered! As always, thank you to all the beautiful members and friends of the Wario Forums for pointing me towards this very fine-crafted game from the past. What are we waiting for? There is so much to say about this game, we should start now! Wario Land 3’s title screen, as seen in the Nintendo 3DS version.
Wario is back for another adventure. Apparently, he looks to be going somewhere on his red plane? I don’t recall ever seeing a red plane in the posse of Wario. Never mind, the greedy anti-hero always find the necessary tools to find more gold! Suddenly, the engine stops and our protagonist crashes in a deep forest! Somehow Wario survives, and makes way to a suspicious cave somewhere close by. As he peeks inside, he find what looks to be a music box on a pedestal. The beautiful gaze upon which you can make out a very lively island, posing as the decorative piece of mysterious object. Without warning, the music box raises up, shining above Wario and without warning, sucks the greedy man inside!
“… Wario? Wario! Wake up, Wario!” – says a voice echoing in the dark, as the fat man stands up, only to be greeted by a ominous and unrecognisable figure. This Hidden Figure explains Wario of what is happening, explains how the world that lives inside the Music Box has been taken over by creatures, which sealed away this very sinister character’s powers and split them in 5 music boxes across the world. Of course, asking Wario to help is not easy, unless you can promise him he’ll keep the treasures he collects along the way. With a big thumbs up, Wario runs out of the dark place and the adventure begins!Continue Reading…
Over the last few years, we’ve heard some strange rumours about Nintendo and their games. We’ve heard one about a Mario movie by Illumination Entertainment, creators of the Minions and Despicable Me. We’ve heard comments that a potential Super Smash Bros Melee remake could be in development, based on a mysterious trademark. And well, where the true rumours are concerned… that’s its own kettle of fish.
Like how Super Mario Odyssey has realistic looking worlds you can explore in a sandbox style similar to Mario 64. How Team Rainbow Rocket is actually a thing in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Or even perhaps how Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle exists at all. Those are all real things we were skeptical about ourselves.
So truth really has become stranger than fiction, and the line between rumours and reality for Nintendo games is now so thin it’s almost non-existent.
But it seems the lines aren’t blurred enough yet. Because even by these standards, today’s rumour is something else entirely. Why?
Because it’s not even game or media related at all.
It’s about Super Mario Odyssey branded breakfast cereal.
Yes, breakfast cereal. As in, the rumour suggests that Nintendo and Kellogg’s are teaming up to produce cereal based on the game, complete with amiibo stickers found in the box.
It’s the kind of insanity you’d be laughed off the internet for five years or so ago.
As well as a picture showing the rumoured box design:
It’s all surprisingly convincing so far. And the blog has leaked this sort of announcement before.
But is it real? Is Nintendo really planning to continue the Nintendo Cereal System’s legacy more than 20 years on?
Well, it’s really hard to judge at this point. Remember, this is a world that’s gone completely mad. It’s one where the lines between fiction and reality basically don’t exist anymore, and where every ludicrous idea under the sun seems to be happening at once.
And that makes it very hard to judge anything anymore. There’s no baseline for what’s plausible and what isn’t.
So like with a scientist trying to debunk conspiracy theories while the rapture, an alien invasion, a zombie apocalypse and a robot war are all happening at the same time… We just can’t figure out any logical way to differentiate between a crazy fanboy forum post and a credible rumour any more.
Hence we’ll just wait and see for now. Given everything else that’s happened in the last few years, the idea of a Nintendo cereal in the 2010s is more plausible than it’s ever been beforehand, so we’ll assume the best possible outcome and say Nintendo really is working on one.
But hey, what do you think? Could Super Mario Odyssey really be getting its own brand of cereal? Are Nintendo’s franchises about to enter the food business?
Post your thoughts on the matter in the comments below or on the Gaming Latest forums today!
What’s not good news however is how the game will likely fare when it’s released. Why?
Because to put it bluntly, Yooka-Laylee is basically now guaranteed to fail on launch.
That’s because at this point, the level of interest in the game is basically non existent. Really, no one cares any more. The game’s been out on other systems for months. The hype’s mostly died off altogether in favour of everything from Sonic Mania to Mario Odyssey and well reviews… they’re not particularly great either.
This was fine in the early days. After all, Yooka-Laylee was the first of the 3D platformer renaissance. The first game to try and bring back the Banjo-Kazooie feel for a modern audience. In that sense, it did work. It was a playable game which had some interesting ideas of its own.
But since then, it’s just been overshadowed completely. And while that’s a shame, it’s merely an expected part of the gaming world. Remember, months here are long. Two months? Basically an eternity for the gaming or tech communities.
Playtonic knew this, and originally planned for it. After all, the plan was originally for this to come out before Mario Odyssey. Had that been the case, it could have at least killed the time for people wanting a temporary substitute. Or acted as a sort of ‘warm up’ for the better platformers due out later in the year.