Indie-games are known for being highly original, creative ideas—well the majority of them at least. At times, some indie developers just prefer to take an existing concept and put their own spin on things; and hey, there's nothing wrong with that. There are some indie games that actually end up being better than the classics that they're molded from, while still giving retro gamers that sweet rush of nostalgia.
It's been 20 years since the Pokémon series was first introduced. For the past two decades, fans all over the world have spent hours upon hours battling and trading Pokémon of all sorts, getting lost in this fictional, yet amazing world. While features and mechanics gradually evolved as the series progressed, the core formula has remained intact throughout all of the main entries. As a result, veterans of the series have continued to enjoy each new entry just as much as the newcomers. With that said, get ready to experience a whole new world with a brand new attitude, because Pokkén Tournament is truly like no other Pokémon game.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a fearless warrior? A warrior who will charge head-first into battle without concern because he has a huge arsenal of weapons and a sweet set of biceps at his disposal? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, yeah? Well, that's exactly what playing Shutshimi is going to allow you to do! Great, right?
Overall, Pocket Card Jockey is a surprisingly fun title that is definitely worth picking up if you’re a fan of either solitaire or horse races. Even if you’re a fan of neither, the addictive nature of the game is quite similar to that of other titles like Candy Crush or Color Switch, for example. While it’s definitely a departure from GameFreak’s regular style, the development team still managed to do a good job at putting the game together. With a price tag of only a measly $7, Pocket Card Jockey is an excellent eShop title to have on the go!
There are a lot of puzzle games out there, so it’s usually difficult to create a new one that stands out. However, from time to time something special always seems to crop up out of seemingly nowhere; a game that goes above and beyond to really set itself a part from the others. That’s pretty much the best way to describe Kick & Fennick.
There really isn't much of anything for me to complain about when it comes to Futuridium. It's a simple, but fun arcade style shooter that draws you in with its addictive gameplay and awesome presentation. With a price-tag of only $10, MixedBag Srl's colorful shooter is easily one of the most original and enjoyable games out on the Wii U eShop right now.
What really surprised me was that the developer have actually listed the game at $8. Considering that there are other, more fleshed out experiences out there, I’d much rather save the money and focus on picking something more worthwhile. If you happen to be a fan of word games, though, then this should be right up your alley.
Nintendo has a lot of popular franchises that have been staples in the industry for decades now. Many gamers like to belittle the company for its constant use of these characters, insisting that it doesn’t make anything else. False! Nintendo has created a variety of different games in the past few years, and now with the benefit of the eShop, it is even easier to create smaller titles. And that’s exactly why we have BOXBOXBOY! Being the sequel to last year’s BOXBOY!, BOXBOXBOY! puts you back in control of Qbby, the boxy-bod hero, who now has the ability to duplicate his body into two sets of boxes in order to solve the various challenging puzzles.
Other than that, the game is nice little package. It’s bursting with color and charm and the gameplay, while not new, is still pretty fun. While this definitely isn’t the kind of game that you’d be expecting to play on a home console, it’s still nice to have nonetheless. At only $5, Sunbreak Games’ semi-infinite runner should be a great addition to anyone looking for a fun, simple game for younger Wii U players.