Thoughts on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I’ve not played Animal Crossing since Let’s Go to the City (also known as City Folk) on the Wii (2008) — missing New Leaf on the 3DS and the mobile versions — so may be a little bit behind on what the series has to offer, but based on the games I have played from… read more →

Stardew Valley (Nintendo Switch): First Thoughts

When I first heard about the Nintendo NX — later announced and released as the Nintendo Switch — my curiosity was piqued. Although I don’t get time to play games as much as I used to the Zelda preview videos looking absolutely stunning, and the idea of an open-world version of this iconic game made… read more →

Currently Loving…

With recent posts over here all a bit glum and gloomy, I thought I’d make September (or what’s left of it..!) a bit more chipper, starting with the things I’m loving right now. String & Velvet’s Vintage Maxi Dress I absolutely adore Zara’s Vintage Maxi Dress on String & Velvet. It’s not my size so… read more →

Retro gaming (aka reliving lost youth)

This month I’ve been giving thought to buying an old Nintendo console. I think it’s a combination of things tempting me in that direction: being so busy with work I need some downtime away from my laptop (before I throw it out of the window), a regression in my mood meaning I need a way… read more →

30 years of Mario

As Mario — the world’s favourite plumber — turned 30 this week it seemed only right to give him an honourable mention on the blog. After all, it was Mario that got me hooked on gaming as a kid: playing the NES console whenever I could pry the controller from the hands of one of… read more →

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Animal Crossing: Lets Go to the City Review

I can’t remember when I first got hooked on Animal Crossing… it must have been not long after the DS version came out (“Animal Crossing: Wild World“) because I’d never heard of it back when I spent weekends hard-wired in to the GameCube. I know that I’d read online that it was similar to Harvest… read more →

Nintendo DS: Star Wars

I bought Star Wars: The Complete Saga for the Nintendo DS on Friday and while it’s quite cute, I’m stuck already. I’m on episode I, part 4 and just seem to be going round and round in circles. I would google for the solution, but I hate “giving up” when the game has barely started… read more →

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Wii-lly Wii-lly Fun!

Who wants to come and play with my new Wiiiiiiii? YES :D I finally got one. I was playing on my GameCube (notice a Nintendo theme?) last night and casually told Karl to have a quick look on will-consoles.co.uk to see if it had spotted any in stock (not including the bundles, which I didn’t… read more →

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

I have to admit, I didn’t play the original Mario vs. Donkey Kong, but was struck by how cute the Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Nintendo DS) packaging was while I was looking for a Wii online. We all know how much cuteness means to a game, right? :D Anyway… The… read more →