Category: highlights

Game of the Year

Switchaboo Game of the Year Awards

We’re closing in on the end of 2018, so it’s time that we reveal our Game of the Year awards. We have a few listed categories with a whole bunch of nominations. Before we get into it, we would just...

/ December 27, 2018
Horizon Shift '81

Horizon Shift ’81 – Review (Switch)

Horizon Shift ‘81 is a love letter to classic arcade shoot ‘em ups, recreating that feeling of walking up to an arcade machine for the very first time, but with modern twists to pull it into the 21st century. It...

/ December 23, 2018
Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet is in the Guinness World Records for Most Game Voice Over Performances as a Single Character

On Charles Martinet’s Instagram page, the voice of Mario announced that he has been inducted into the Guinness World Records for Most Game Voice Over Performances as a Single Character. This feat was achieved when Martinet voiced Mario in Super Smash...

/ December 15, 2018
Earthbound 64

Shigesato Itoi (Part 3): Earthbound 64 / Mother 3

This article is part three (of four) of the Shigesato article and will be covering the inception and cancellation of Earthbound 64, Mother 3’s release on the Game Boy Advance and its lack of localisation. If you haven’t read part...

/ November 24, 2018
Town Mother 3 Earthbound 64

Is Game Freak’s ‘Town’ the Spiritual Successor to Itoi’s Original Concept for Mother 3?

Lately, I’ve been reading interviews about the initial cancellation of Mother 3 (Earthbound 64) for our article series on Shigesato Itoi and I think I’ve made a connection with Itoi’s ideas and Game Freak’s new upcoming title Town (working title)....

/ November 23, 2018
Shigesato Itoi Giygas

Shigesato Itoi (Part 2): Mother, Earthbound, Giygas and… Fishing?

This article is part two (of three) of the Shigesato article and will be covering the creation of the Mother series, the influence behind Earthbound’s final boss Giygas and Itoi’s little known fishing game. If you haven’t read part 1...

/ November 20, 2018
Shigesato Itoi

Shigesato Itoi (Part 1): The Copywriter Before Earthbound

Today is the 70th birthday of Mother/Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi, for which he is most commonly known for in the world of video games. However, video games only make up a small portion of Itoi’s professional career. He has delved...

/ November 10, 2018
Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai: Sora Ltd. (Part 2)

This article on Masahiro Sakurai is part 2 of two articles. Click here to read part 1.   Masahiro Sakurai had a very successful career at HAL Laboratory, creating both Kirby and Super Smash Bros.. However in 2003, he felt...

/ November 3, 2018
Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai: The Creator of Kirby (Part 1)

Masahiro Sakurai was born on August 3, 1970 in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan. Growing up, he loved playing video games. He was approximately five years old when he played his first ever video game – a game resembling Pong like many...

/ October 25, 2018
Top Indie Games on Nintendo Switch

Top 40 Indie Games on Nintendo Switch (August 2018)

The Nintendo Switch has so many amazing indie titles that can be considered some of the best games on the system. There are a lot of them, so instead of sifting through that eShop, we’ve made a list of 40...

/ August 31, 2018