HoL’s Nintendo Discussions Podcast Ep. 4 – NX Preview Trailer Predictions

I’ll be starting a new trend where I will from now on post any podcasts I record in here first. 🙂

And the first is indeed one of the event we’ve all been waiting for! Nintendo will air a Preview Trailer of the NX at long last later today (Oct 20th) at 10AM EST/7AM PST! The podcast features me, RK, Deji, and Jeff as we talk about what we think will be featured in the video, and also about the system and what we hope the NX will be in the end, as well as some of our thoughts on Wii U in the past year.

This is the latest of numerous podcasts I’ve recorded, check out all of the previous ones here!

Enjoy! 😀 And look forward to our reactions when the whole unveiling or whatever is over, likely next week pending on WHAT exactly happens! 😛


Ace Mathician (DSiWare) Review


Title: Ace Mathician
Platform: Nintendo DSi (played on 3DS XL model)
Developer: Goodbye Galaxy Games
Publisher: Circle Ent.
Release Date: July 12th, 2012 (NA), August 2nd, 2012 (EU)
Price: 200 Points/$1.99 (DSi Shop/3DS eShop/NA)

Note that I have completed the game 100%, I collected every star and beat every stage in the game, also all screens will be of press screenshots due to no DS screen capture function

Today I’m reviewing a tiny, inexpensive DSiWare game. This is only a couple of bucks on the eShop (the DSiWare store is set to shutdown soon in the future, and you now can’t even add DSi/Nintendo Points to your DSi account anymore, so if you don’t have 200 Points, you can’t buy it). But does its cute yet intriguing exterior and cheap price hide a great game underneath? Let’s find out!

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Gurumin 3D (3DS eShop) Review


Title: Gurumin 3D
Platform: Nintendo 3DS (played on 3DS XL model)
Developer: Opus Studio/iNPLAS/Nihon Falcom
Publisher: Mastiff
Release Date: October 13, 2016 (NA),October 27th, 2016 (EU)
Price: $14.99/$19.99 (US/CAN)

Review copy provided by Mastiff

Note that all screenshots shown are pre-release screens, since the game’s Miiverse community is not yet open to take my own screenshots with

After almost 6 years into the 3DS’ lifespan, we finally see a Nihon Falcom JRPG on the system. That JRPG is Gurumin 3D, a 3DS port of a PC and PSP game from over a decade ago. Falcom however only had a supervisory role in the port, instead it was mostly built by Opus Studio and iNPLAS. Opus actually previous worked on the Steam release of the PC version of Gurumin last year, so they already have experience (they might have even did both at the same time).

Gurumin 3D is based on the PSP version. This is very apparent in the graphics of the game, but I’ll get to that in a bit. This is basically a Action JRPG and Platformer hybrid, but in terms of an RPG, it’s not exactly what you’d think it is. Before I begin, I want to clarify that I’ve already clocked in over 4 hours of playtime into the game and have beaten five or so dungeons and beaten at least one boss so far.

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Polara (3DS eShop) Review


Title: Polara
Platform: Nintendo 3DS (played on 3DS XL model)
Developer: Hope This Works Games/FK Digital
Publisher: Circle Ent.
Release Date: September 15th, 2016 (NA), September 22nd, 2016 (UK/EU)
Price: $5.00/$7.00 (US/CAN), £4.99/€5.99 (UK/EU)

Welcome to my first review specifically for the site! Today I will be taking a look at Polara for the 3DS eShop, a game developed by Hope This Works Games (I do love the name) and FK Digital, and published by 3DS eShop veteran Circle Ent.

Polara at its core is a 2D side-scrolling auto-running platform game. But it is NOT an endless runner (in the main game anyway). The game has a very elegant simplicity to it, and I will explain why.

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Gurumin 3D (3DS eShop) dated for Oct 13th in NA, comes with “Party Time” theme until Oct 31st


Mastiff have announced that Gurumin 3D for the 3DS eShop has finally been dated for October 13th in North America! The game will be priced at $15 USD and will also come with a free “Party Time” theme with purchase until October 31st.


Mastiff will also release three other themes to purchase on the 3DS eShop as well which you can see below:

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Part 1 of Sonic Adventure DX (GC) without commentary is up!

Yep! It has begun! I plan on making two versions; one with, and one without commentary. Right now just Part 1 of the non-comm version is ready to go, here you can enjoy 30 minutes of the first part of Sonic’s story in 60fps! 30 minutes to me is the sweet spot for parts in a series,

Came out beautifully in my opinion. Let me know what you think! I have the first 4 parts all recorded with Sonic’s story all done. The plan is to do the game 100% with all emblems and all of Mission Mode completed. It’ll take a while, but that’s the plan. 🙂

Hope you like Part 1, and hopefully I’ll get the other parts up soon enough. 🙂