As you can imagine, when Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled was announced at the tailend of last year, I was bouncing around Ripper Roo style. A complete rebuild of the game I’ve been playing on and off for 20 years with updated textures and graphics, an expanded roster of characters and more customisation options than ever. What’s not to love?
But now that the final product is out in the wild, would it live up to the gargantuan level of hype, or would it careen off a cliff into the proverbial chasm of failure screaming ‘Woah’? Read on to find out.
Ah another year and another Mario title. What better way to ring in 2019 than by jumping on mushrooms, dodging carnivorous plants and sliding down bare pipe. All of which and more you can do in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Arguably the last big Wii U release to be ported to the Switch, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has some big boots to fill coming off the monumental triumph of 2017’s Mario Odyssey.
What happens if you smash Lumines and Tetris together? I’m pretty sure you’d get something that looks like “Tetris Effect”. Not to say that Tetris Effect is a simple cash-in that someone has haphazardly thrown together. In terms of gameplay it is the usual Tetris that we all know and have come to love at this point. Make sure you don’t reach the top otherwise it’s game over.