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3DS Demos


I guess many with me are happy that Nintendo put up demos of new games on the 3DS eShop. Recently they have stopped me from buying some crappy games and wanting to buy one game. There is one thing I miss though; demos of Nintendo’s own games. Where are the demos of Super Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D Land or New Super Mario Bros 2?

Bad discoveries

Before a recent trip I downloaded a few new (and old) demos for the 3DS, hoping to have some fun with them and also to figure out if some of them are worth buying. As regular readers of my blog probably know by now I am an avid fan of the Castlevania games, with a few exceptions e.g. Lords of Shadows on Xbox 360. The game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate seemed quite good on the previews, but when I tried it a bit at the Eurogamer Expo last year it didn’t fall out well. I hoped that was just due to the “stressed” environment of the Expo, but after playing the demo I knew that impression was correct. The camera is a bit weird; on some screens you sort of walk diagonally inwards, even though you can only move backwards or forwards. It also lacked the intensity and colorful (though dark) surroundings that the Gameboy Advance games had.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

For many years now I have wished they make a true 2D Castlevania. The tries with 3D hasn’t worked so well. It is not the graphic that have failed though, it more about bad camera handling and tricky control schemes

Another let-down was Lego Lord of the Rings. The presentation was too messy on such a small screen and the movement and action was a bit uncontrollable. I am glad that the versions for Xbox 360 and PS3 is different; will have to try those out, crossing my fingers that they are better than this.

One game that positively surprised me is Rayman Origins, with its very playful and tough platforming acrobatics. I love the sound effects and music, and the game world is so lush and living. I think I have to buy the full version soon, after I finally finish Super Mario 3D Land.


One disappointment on the demo availability-front on the 3DS is the absence of most (all) of Nintendo’s own games. I know there is a demo for Nintendogs, but when it comes to their prime titles, like Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D Land and Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, where are the demos for those games!? I as a lifelong Nintendo fan was finally hoping for a chance to play these titles in advance; at least trying them out before buying them. One such game I would like to try out before buying is New Super Mario Bros 2, where you collect coins like a maniac. It might be an excellent game as Super Mario 3D Land, but it might also be too much like New Super Mario Bros Wii which I didn’t dig too much, even though I am a Mario fan in most other stances.

New Super Mario Bros 2

Please let me play a demo of NSMB2, so I know if it is worth buying or not

I won’t complain too much though; I am happy with the demos that are available, but you have to agree; it is a bit strange that Nintendo doesn’t use the Demo service they introduced themselves…


Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Ravings


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Nintendo impressions from Eurogamer Expo 2012

Eurogamer Expo - Overview

A lot of games, some looking very good, some very hard, some very funny, few surprises, and a small number of very good ones. That is the early conclusion of Eurogamer Expo 2012. Here are my impressions of what Nintendo had to offer!

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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Article


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Eurogamer Expo 2012 – Final Hype

With just a couple of days to go until the Eurogamer Expo 2012, I have written down my wish list of things I hope to find on the show floor.

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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Ravings


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Eurogamer Expo 2012 – pre-Hype #1

Eurogamer Expo 2012

The Eurogamer expo 2012 is near, only two months to go now! More and more of the stuff that will be available at the expo is being revealed. Today I got some great news, hearing that one of my most wanted games, Ni No Kuni:Wrath of the White Witch will be present at the show floor. I am crossing my fingers that it will be playable! Please!! 🙂

Other cool games that I know will be available is Resident Evil 6, Castlevania: Lords of shadow – Mirror of fate and Tomb Raider. Then there are also the big titles Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3, although my hype is not too big for those games; but I will make sure to give them a try, of course!

Ni No Kuni - World screen

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be available on the show floor. I hope that it will be playable also!!

Keep your eyes open for more info on on Eurogamer expo 2012. I’ll keep you posted!


Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Ravings


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Best games of E3 2012

Best of E3 2012

So which games managed to surface above all the “game noise” that E3 represents? Here are some new revelations and updated old coming games that caught my attention during the show, and some that could have done better… Mind you, the best one is at the bottom!

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Article


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