Zelda Four Swords commercial with Robin Williams

Zelda 25th Anniversary Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda(yes, named after the princess) show up once again for another Zelda commercial but this time they compete with Zelda Four Swords.

Got to love Robin Williams for doing these commercials. Nintendo is currently celebrating Zelda's 25th anniversary, and they have a lot planned. One of them is Four Swords anniversary edition that just went free to download on the 3DS/DSi shop a few days ago. Grab it now! or later if you want since it will be free until next year February. Don't you love free stuff?

Check the official website for more info about Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.


Four Swords Anniversary Edition is out!

four links Today marks the release of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition on the 3DS eShop and DSiWare. The multiplayer-only GBA game with 4 colored Links is now available with wireless play and a brand new single player adventure. Oh and did I mention it's free?

The game is available free for download from today until February 20, 2012 so anyone with a DSi, DSiXL/DSiLL, or 3DS then what are you doing reading this article? Boot up your dualscreened handheld gaming device and download that sucker! NOW!

I wish I could join in on the fun but all I've got is a DSLite. :( I'm a sad panda.

All Kamen Rider - Rider Generation Impressions

Until Kabuto Henshin! Now it may not look right for a grown man to be watching a kids show of a Grasshopper man fighting costumed badguys but it's what makes part of the world go round. I recently got All kamen Rider - Rider Generation for the Nintendo DS and if you're a Kamen Rider fan or love super hero cross-overs then maybe you should check this game out.

Rider Generation is a simple beat 'em' up action game similar to Double Dragon or Streets of Rage but instead of controlling unrelated brothers or a a bunch of ex-cops you control bug-themed super heroes called Kamen Riders. The roster comprises of every main Kamen Rider hero from every show up until Kamen Rider 000. You can choose 2 Riders, with the 1st being your controlled character and the 2nd being an AI controlled character as you punch, slash, shoot and Rider kick your way through waves of bad guys. It's a simple concept with some cute little sprites to go along with it.

I haven't gotten far in the game but it looks like something I will enjoy playing for a bit and I haven't found any use of the touchscreen yet. I also haven't found an option to switch control between you and your partner either. However these are just things that I might have missed since I can't read any Japanese.

Duke Nukem: Critical Mass

Critical Mess Never heard of this Duke Nukem game? I'm not surprised. I had never heard of this game too up until one of my trips to Datablitz. When I saw it on the shelf I went "wtf?" and as soon as I got home, I did some research on the game.

There were two of these Duke Nukem games in development, one for the Nintendo DS and the other for the Sony PSP. Trailers of these games exist on the internet and while the PSP one looked like a fun little budget 3rd person shooter, it never made it out to the market. The DS one got released and I gotta say after playing the little sucker I'd tell anyone to steer clear from this game, even if it's just for shits and giggles.

The DS version is a mix of many types of shooters. For the most part it's a really bad side scroller then it goes into these sniper segments. After that you find Duke wearing a jet pack and it becomes a top down space ship shooter style and to finish it all, the game becomes a 3rd person shooter similar to the PS1 Duke Nukem games.

Now if the developers just focused on one of these aspects then I think the game would have been decent or at the most part playable. But since it's split up into all of these game types, it just becomes a cluster fuck or bad controls, half-assed gameplay, and just downright utter confusion.

I had intially planned to beat the game and then review it just to be able to show the world how bad this is but I can't even work up the nerve to pop the game back in my poor DS Lite.


Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Gameplay Trailer

four Links During my 3rd year in Highschool, a friend of mine lent me his Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the GBA and in return I let him borrow my Mega Man Zero cartridge. We went on to trade more games over the summer.

To be honest, the only Zelda game I had played before that was Oracle of Ages which I didn't find very fun. When I played Link to the Past I thought the graphics where butt. why did Link have purple hair? I knew the GBA could do better than that (during that time I didn't know Link to the Past was originally on the SNES). Still I found a great deal of enjoyment from that little game and really opened my eyes to the Zelda franchise. But there was another game on that cartrige. It had a nicer sprited Link, a sword that could split 1 hero into four, and a kick ass intro. There was a problem. I couldn't play the game alone and always wondered how that game played. That game was The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.

After around 2 years, I was finally able to play Four Swords with other people via an emulator. I didn't knew very few that owned a GBA. They didn't have a link cable nor did we really have the same games so emulator was the only way to go with this. I gotta say that it was a blast.

With Four Swords coming to DSiWare and wireless communication now the norm, this is the perfect time to have a Zelda Four Swords LAN Party.

Aside from the main Four Swords game, there looks be a ton of new content. From new areas and puzzles to a NES looking stage and a original Gameboy area.