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Super Smash Bros. U – A Castle Siege is Brewing

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Fire Emblem’s Castle Siege stage will be returning to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Also, the Colosseum will make an appearance.

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Nintendo Download for September 18, 2014

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Will be Available One Week Earlier Than Planned

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Sega has announced that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be available one week earlier than planned. Those looking for more Sonic action on the Wii U can now pick up the latest game on November 22, 2014.

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Spikey Walls Review

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Release Date: September 18, 2014 | Price: $0.99
Genre: Arcade | Platform: Wii U eShop
Developer and Publisher: RCMADIAX

Spikey Walls was announced just a month ago and its release is already upon us. RCMADIAX set out to deliver Wii U owners a Flappy Bird clone, and a Flappy Bird clone is exactly what we get. While Spikey Walls is devoid of any real creativity, it does one thing that improves upon Flappy Bird’s gameplay.

Spikey Walls is an arcade-like experience that focuses entirely on the gameplay, so don’t expect to find a narrative here. At its core, Spikey Walls plays exactly like Flappy Bird. You control the flight of a fly as spiked walls of various sizes continuously scroll to the left, and your objective is to safely fly between gaps in those walls. Each gap you clear will add 1 point to your score total, which makes achieving the highest possible score the ultimate objective. Where Spikey Walls excels is in its control scheme. Using the A button to keep flying is not only simple, it’s precise. Precision is what made Flappy Bird an aggravating experience, whereas the precision of a button makes Spikey Walls much easier.

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While Spikey Walls nails the gameplay, it doesn’t do anything to elevate it, or expand on the original premise. New gameplay modes or mechanics could have made this a deeper game. However, the reason games like this have any charm is in the challenge of beating high scores, which is something you’ll be able to share with the Miiverse at launch. Hate or love this simple style of gameplay, Spikey Walls does exactly what it sets out to do.

As for the rest of the package, Spikey Walls hits both good and bad points. For the most part, the game’s graphics are passable, though I prefer the colorful world of Flappy Bird. That being said, I especially find the fly’s design to be quite charming, and I like the game’s user interface. The static grey brick background when combined with the scrolling walls creates a distracting effect. Ditching the busy background for something more subtle could make Spikey Walls a better experience. As for the audio, there are no sound effects in the game, making it feel unpolished. Lastly, the game is better played without sound as the music is quite grating on the ears.

Final Thoughts:

If you want a Flappy Bird experience on the Wii U you’ll find one in Spikey Walls. You could buy worse for $0.99, though Spikey Walls is the kind of game that gets played a handful of times. It could make for some interesting party games, and I’m sure some YouTubers will find pleasure in making videos of the game. Whatever way you spin it, Spikey Walls is a lacking experience that has better gameplay than Flappy Bird, but lacks the charm that made Flappy Bird a massive success.

4/10 – Below Average

Review copy provided by RCMADIAX

First Fast Racing Neo Screenshot Looks Like a PS4 Game on Wii U

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Shin’en is no stranger to Nintendo hardware and the first screenshot of Fast Racing Neo proves it. This is perhaps the most gorgeous screenshot for any Wii U game to date. Shin’en promises to bring more Fast Racing Neo goodies next week.

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U Host Lets You Create Your Own Game Show Experience

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Bear Box Media, developer of Internal Invasion, is currently working on U Host, a game that lets you create your own game show experience.

U Host is coming exclusively to the Wii U and will let up to 5 players, or 4 teams, compete while one person hosts the game show using the Wii U GamePad. The host will use the Wii U GamePad to get the show going, while contestants use Wii Remotes and/or Pro Wii U Controllers to participate in the fun.

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These game shows can consist of answering over a 1000 questions from 10 pre-set categories, or you can create your own experience in 2 blank categories to be decided by you. There are also over 20 mini-games for contestants to play if you want to get away from the questions for a bit.

U Host encourages hosts to make up their rules, which could include some adult beverages, to create their own intriguing experiences. One such feature that can add some entertainment to the mix is the ability to block out the buzzers of specific players.

U Host is currently scheduled to release on the Wii U eShop this holiday season.

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Hyrule Warriors: it’s time to fight.

Frenchy Bird Flying to the Wii U eShop

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Frenchy Bird is a 3D clone of the famous Flappy Bird mobile game. In Frenchy Bird, players must control a Parisian pigeon and fly between lamp posts on the streets of Paris. Players will be able to post to Miiverse – which includes Frenchy Bird stamps that are unlocked in-game – as well as compete to reach the top of the worldwide rankings. Frenchy Bird will also support Off-TV play using the Wii U GamePad.

Frenchy Bird is expected to launch on the Wii U eShop in North America by the end of the year.

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Art of Balance Wii U Trailer

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Nintendo Download for September 11, 2014

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Super Smash Bros. U – Alph is an Alt

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Alph from Pikmin 3 will be an alternate skin for Olimar. Alph, however, is being titled Alph and seems to count more as another character as opposed to just an alternate skin. It’s worth noting that Alph seems to be bigger than Olimar, which may be one of the only differences between the two.

Watch Dogs Finally Coming to Wii U in November

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Ubisoft has finally announced a release date for their “final” mature game on the Wii U. Watch Dogs is scheduled to release on November 18, 2014 on the Wii U and will feature unique Wii U GamePad functionality. This unique functionality includes an interactive map of Chicago on the Wii U GamePad and Off-TV play.

So, who will be buying Watch Dogs for Wii U come this November?

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Rock Zombie Shredding its Way to the Wii U eShop

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Quaternion Studio and EnjoyUp Games will be bringing Rock Zombie to the Wii U eShop. A release date wasn’t announced, though the game can be found now on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Ouya.

The game follows a female rock band that must deal with a zombie invasion. The story is told through a series of comic strips and lets you play as three characters (Zoe, Sasha, and Crystal) as they use guitars and other items to bash on zombie fiends.

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