Over the next ten weeks I’ll be sharing my top ten games of all time.

A near impossible task for any gamer, I set myself this challenge a few years ago, and I am only just now comfortable with how it reads, so let’s get into it before I lose my nerve.

My number ten spot goes to:

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Leave it to Nintendo to give us a reason to enjoy the great outdoors even more.

Watch this incredibly slick Pokemon GO trailer, like 4.5 million people already have since it went up on YouTube 23 hours ago.

Then tell me you’re not batshit excited about the potential of Nintendo’s first Android/iOS app.

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mmakerWith the imminent Australian release of Super Mario Maker for Wii U, here’s a look at what Aussie retailers are selling the game for, including info on the various bundles.

JB Hi-Fi

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $79

Game & art book with amiibo – $89

Wii U console bundle – $439

Target

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $64

Game & art book with amiibo – $79

8-bit Mario amiibo – $17

Big W

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $64

Game & art book with amiibo $69

8-bit Mario amiibo – $17

Wii U console bundle – $419

EB Games

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $79.95

Game & art book with amiibo – $89.95

8-bit Mario amiibo – $17.95

Wii U console bundle – $439

ozgameshop.com

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $62.99

Game & art book with amiibo – $89.99

The Gamesmen

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $68

Game & art book with amiibo – $89.95

8-bit Mario amiibo – $17.95

Dungeon Crawl

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $79.90

K-Mart (selected stores only)

Game & art book (standard edition pack) $69

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targetlogoI know this isn’t Nintendo related, but Target Australia are selling three of the better Xbox One games brand new for $20 right now.

Forza Horizon 2 is especially great value at $20.

In fact, it’s an absolute steal.

Horizon 2 one of the most polished, well put together racers I’ve ever played- and when you combine it with Xbox One’s exceptional controller- it’s the best game on Xbox One by a mile.

Of course, Sunset Overdrive and Watch Dogs were both well received by critics, even though they’re both enjoyably average experiences.

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flacoamiiboThe Australian release date for Star Fox Zero is officially November 21, with Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash releasing the exact same day.

The Falco amiibo is coming that day too, so it’s going to be a rough month on your wallet, especially if you intend to pick up Star Wars Battlefront the same week.

All this and just a week and a half later, on December 5, Xenoblade Chronicles X is released in Australia.

Bloody hell.

What a huge final quarter of 2015 not just for Nintendo and the Wii U, but for console gaming in general.

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shulkamiibo2Yep, Wii U’s much talked about exclusive RPG finally has an Aussie release date.

December 5, 2015 is when we’ll finally be able to play the follow up to Xenoblade, the immensely popular Wii game that showed the HD consoles how to do a modern RPG.

While it’s hard to truly decipher review scores from Japan, where the game has been out for months, all signs point to Xenoblade Chronicles X being worth playing.

And for Australia, Europe, and North America- worth the wait.

Sadly for the ladies, Shulk won’t be appearing in his undies this time. You can see that in Smash Bros. though, if that’s your thing.

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paint_artwork_1I just can’t seem to enjoy playing Splatoon.

It has all the elements of a winning game, not to mention the sales and critical praise to back it up.

There’s amiibo support, likeable characters, a unique art style, accessibility (from a gameplay perspective) with the below-the-surface depth Nintendo games are known for, a robust online component… the list goes on.

Last night I tried for a fifth time to approach the game, first I decided to focus on the single player game and relax into the controls without the pressure of online competition.

But alas, after a completing a few of the missions and collecting enough eggs to buy some stuff to use in multiplayer- I still wasn’t feeling it.

For me there’s nothing that stands out as thrilling, innovative or even fun about Splatoon’s single player.

The graphics in single player mode are nothing special, and the lack of voice work, and other elements of the presentation (like the choppy-as-hell hub) seems downright lazy.

So I headed back to the multiplayer lobbies, determined to get excited and addicted, like the rest of the Wii U owning world.

The game does a pretty good job of matching you with people with similar skill levels, and I like how the battles are short and sharp.

I also like how strangely satisfying it is to swim through the ink when you’re in squid form.

It’s a shame that same satisfaction doesn’t carry over when you’re in human form.

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I think what I most dislike about Splatoon is how disconnected I feel from my team mates.

I don’t have Wii U friends to regularly play with, so it’s mostly random worldwide players and me.

The lack of voice chat limits your ability to form a tactical understanding with your random team of internationals, and although the gamepad allows basic commands, darting glances to the gamepad from the television and back again really only works in theory.

Technically it’s teamwork, but realistically you’re running blind and I don’t like it.

I know I’m in the minority here. Most people, including many non-Nintendo fans, have really embraced Splatoon.

Nintendo are happy with the sales, and they continue to support the game with some great add on content which is not only keeping fans happy, but it’s keeping them playing.

I’m glad Nintendo has found success with a new IP, and no doubt Splatoon will be a popular franchise for them in the future. But I just can’t get into it. And I don’t think I ever will.

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When it comes to quality easter eggs, the Wave Race series never disappoints.

So, some twenty years after Wave Race 64 was first released, here’s YouTube’s The Easter Egg Hunter showing some amazing ones from the Nintendo 64 classic.

Please Nintendo. A sequel for the new machine. It’s time.

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It’s awesome. I’m glad Shin’en isn’t waiting for the right controller to give us the F-Zero experience.

Fast Racing NEO will be released exclusively on the Wii U eShop in 2015.

This footage is from Nintendo World Report TV’s YouTube channel.

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amiiboyaryoshWith the Australian release of Yoshi’s Woolly World merely days away, here’s what the Aussie retailers are selling the game for, with some prices for the amiibo bundle and stand alone Yarn Yoshi amiibo, too.

Target

Game & Yarn Yoshi bundle – $79

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24

Game – $58

Big W

Game & Yarn Yoshi bundle – $69

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24

Game – $59

KMart

Only select stores are carrying Wii U products, my local has the game for $68

EB Games

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24.95

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.95

Game – $79.95

JB Hi-Fi

Game – $69

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24

The Gamesmen

Game – $79.95

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.95

Dungeon Crawl

Game – $59.9o

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.90

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $34.90 (say whaaat?)

ozgameshop.com

Game – $52.99

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.99

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24.95

Gametraders

Game  – $69

And the Australian eShop is selling it for… $79.95.

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