Things I Like: Blue Shell (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

One of my favorite items in the game, this one originated from the Mario Kart games. It’s pretty powerful in the racing series, and the same holds true here for Smash Bros. It’s a throwing item, sort of. It doesn’t land after the first few seconds. But hovers in the air while it hunts itsContinue reading “Things I Like: Blue Shell (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)”

Video Game History: Mario Kart Arcade GP

While Mario has raced on the SNES, N64, GC, GBA, Wii, DS, and 3DS you’ve probably never seen this Mario Kart for arcades. In 2005, Nintendo let Namco develop a Mario Kart just for the arcades. It was basically the same concept. Race as a Mario character, use items, and get to the finish. NamcoContinue reading “Video Game History: Mario Kart Arcade GP”

Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) Review

I’ve been a fan of Mario Kart even since the original on Super Nintendo. I played every game in the series except Super Circuit on GBA which I only played the demo version. I thought Mario Kart DS was really good, but I thought Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Kart 7 could have been better.Continue reading “Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) Review”

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) Review

Even though the Nintendo Switch is a very popular new console, ironically the first two big games could also be found on the WiiU. While Breath of the Wild was co-launched, Mario Kart 8 was certainly out for years. Now granted Mario Kart 8 was one of my biggest disappointments in the series, and ifContinue reading “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) Review”

Things I Like: Mario Circuit (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

This one I remember from Smash 4 on WiiU. It’s based on Mario Kart 8 on WiiU (and now Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch) on the Mario Circuit track of that game. You can easily tell as the karts in the background often race upside down. You basically fight on a moving platform.Continue reading “Things I Like: Mario Circuit (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)”