An unforgettable ad for a completely forgettable game.

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MewtwqwWith the amiibo drought pretty much over, news comes that Mewtwo’s Smash Bros. amiibo is coming to Aussie stores on Saturday, October 24.

Will he be as hard to find as he is in the Pokemon games? Will he be as hard to find as the rest of his amiibo counterparts when they were first released?

I don’t know, but I do know my body is ready, my wallet is ready, and the staff at my local JB Hi-Fi better be ready.

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P.S. The only amiibo I am missing at this stage is Smash Bros. Peach.

You can check out the entire amiibo line up here.


Sonic-Sega-All-Stars-Racing-box-artMario Kart Klone 2.

Like ModNation Racers and Cars 2, Sonic & Sega: All Stars Racing borrows many ideas from (and owes it’s very existence to) the Mario Kart franchise.

Unlike ModNation Racers and Cars 2 however, S&SASR brings virtually nothing new to the party.

Everything in the game is lifted from Mario Kart, but if you’ve played MK to death and you’re looking for something new- there is quite a bit of fun to be had here.

The game is available on DS, Wii, PS3 and 360. It looks prettier on PS3 and 360 of course, and in the 360 version you can race with Banjo & Kazooie.

There’s plenty of tracks to choose from, plenty of characters and nicely balanced weapons and karts to race with.

The tracks are also fun and have a good range of difficulty. It’s pretty much everything you want in a Mario Kart klone -including a 4 player split screen mode, and it’s one of the few games to come remotely close to capturing the essence of Nintendo’s franchise.

The omission of any multiplayer “cup” or tournament mode is baffling, however, and going back to the menu every time you want to race a new track is quite annoying.

The sequel, All Stars Racing Transformed fixed many of this game’s niggles, going on to be the best Mario Kart Klone of all, but this first entry is still worth picking up.

Thanks to for the box pic.


Big-W-LogoStarting Thursday June 25, Big W is offering some pretty great deals as part of their “Toy Domination Sale”.

  • Yoshi’s Wooly World with Yarn Yoshi amiibo for $69
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World game for $59
  • Kirby & The Rainbow Paintbrush for $42
  • All the Super Mario Bros. collection amiibo for $10
  • Splatoon for $59
  • LEGO Jurassic World on Wii U for $59 (it comes out on July 1) and on 3DS for $39

Stay tuned for a full price round up of Yoshi’s Wooly World prices next week.


anotherworldWow, now there’s a bargain.

Until June 25, this updated version of one of the most iconic games of the 1990s is just $4.16 on both Nintendo eShops.

If you’ve never played this short but epic Amiga classic, you owe it to yourself to grab it now while it’s less than five bucks.

Much like Ocarina of Time or Super Mario 64, I think Another World is an important piece of gaming history everyone should experience at least once.

There’s just so much to like. The musical score is unforgettable, with perfect sound design that proves less really can be more- and the same rings true when one thinks about the simple yet immersive platform/action gameplay.

The atmosphere is dramatic and often intense without feeling forced, and the story, aided by the deft inclusion of cinematic cut scenes, is one for the ages.

It’s like a trip back to 1991 without the discomfort of sitting in a DeLorean.

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Thanks to for the screen.


NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CIt seems Nintendo came good on their promise to replenish stock of the more rare amiibo, as there’s plenty of previously unavailable lines suddenly for sale.

Here’s a complete break down of who’s got what right now, bearing in mind it’s all correct at the time of posting.

I haven’t included prices because no one is gouging, (although some of ozgameshop’s prices are questionable) and some places will price match.

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lucas1I’m pleased to meet you now how’d you do?

Most Smash Bros. players have already met Lucas, but now he’s coming to tell his stories in Smash for 3DS and Wii U.

Available to download on June 14 at an outrageous $5.20, I’ll be welcoming one of my favourite Smash characters back into the fray, even if I do have to pay that ridiculous amount for the privilege.

An extra $10 to play as Lucas and Mewtwo is a bit steep Nintendo, so be thankful there’s plenty of suckers like me around.

Will you pay to fight as Lucas? Let me know by leaving a comment!


tubemanEB Games Australia are notorious for their all-style-no-substance approach to their sales.

Nothing says “legitimate” like high contrast sales banners hanging from the roof and around windows, inviting you in for an impulse purchase or two.

They’ll even throw in a free headache if you stay around the garish signage long enough.

There is a few good deals amongst the silliness though, and while I don’t usually go in for pre owned anything, sometimes you just can’t argue with a bargain.

Wii U

Rayman Legends for $19 new. This game is incredible and for $19 new, a steal.

Epic Mickey 2 for $28 new. I think this sequel is a bit under rated, and for under $30 new is a pretty decent addition to your rainy day catalogue.


Resident Evil Revelations for $12 pre owned. A great 3DS original that spawned ports, and a sequel that skipped the system.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition for $11.50 pre owned. $11.50? Hmmm. I reckon so. Just for a bit of fun.

Scribblenauts Unmasked for $19 new. I love me some Scribblenauts, and for under $20 new (or $14 pre owned) this is great value.

Bit. Trip Saga for $12 pre owned. I can’t calculate the cost per unit, but these games are a blast, especially Bit. Trip Beat.

Also, this have a look at this hideous Tingle plush. It could be yours for just $15!

Identify this product's target market. Anyone, please.

I’d pay $15 just to rip it apart and burn the pieces.

Poor Tingle.

Could someone please identify the target market for the above product? How does it even exist?

Thanks to for the tubeman pic.

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NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CTarget is advertising the Greninja amiibo for sale, alongside Nintendo’s other pink blob, Jigglypuff.

Good luck getting one, but I thought I’d just share this anyway, here’s the link.


This afternoon I walked into a JB Hi-Fi store to buy Mortal Kombat X, and asked the counter staff if they had any amiibo figures in stock.

I fully expected to be be laughed at, but instead the girl casually pointed and said “Whatever ones we have are behind that wall.”

To my complete surprise they had not only the easies like Mario, Pikachu, and Peach, but also Zelda, Link, and these four:

THE WINNER IS.... me actually, for once.

THE WINNER IS…. me actually, for once.

So amazed was I to see these in the wild, I bought two of each.

But it goes to show, there’s still places that have some of the more sought after figures in stock, so it’s always worth asking.

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