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And the next Mario-themed internet obsession is: indie rock Rosalina

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Nintendo’s characters (and their disturbingly eroticised hybrids) on the internet. First there was Donald Trump’s penile Toad, then Bowsette, and now the latest Mario universe star hovering on the brink of meme-dom: indie rock Rosalina. Rosalina’s striking new look began garnering attention …

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Zeraora, the last Pokémon coming to the 3DS, is releasing soon

Just under a year on from the launch, Pokmon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are at last getting their final Pokmon. Zeraora, an Electric-type mythical ‘mon, is set to arrive via code distribution for a limited period of time. It’s available from 1st October 2018 until 15th November. You’ll need …

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Shovel Knight's fourth and final DLC is multiplayer brawler Showdown

Developer Yacht Club Games has revealed Showdown, the fourth and final DLC for its excellent 8-bit-inspired platformer Shovel Knight – and it’s a 2D multiplayer brawler. Showdown was originally mentioned back in 2013, as part of Shovel Knight’s Kickstarter campaign. At the time, Yacht Club’s fourth and final stretch goal …

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WarioWare Gold review – a glitter-trumpet of sheer joy

Clever tweaks make this far more than a greatest hits package. Christian Donlan Features Editor What to make of Wario in 2018? From one perspective, he’s been all but absent for a while, shuffled into Mario Kart and Mario Tennis, but with no new instalments of the WarioWare series since …

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The best WarioWare was the one we never got in Europe

The news that WarioWare is returning to Nintendo handhelds sent me rushing to find one of my most treasured possessions. And like many of my most treasured possessions over the years, I had taken such good care of it that I didn’t know where it was anymore. After hours of …

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Inside Pokémon's house of cards

There’s a part of me that wants to say the inside of Creatures Inc., the Tokyo company where Pokmon cards are made, is exactly what you’d expect. That it is everything you’ve imagined. A Wonkalike dream factory of wonder and weirdness, hidden in plain sight. And in a way it …

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