Impressions: Lucina and Light Blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo

I did it. I bought an amiibo. And then five days later, I bought another one. I know amiibo are overpriced and unnecessary, but I just couldn’t resist seeing what all the fuss was about. I don’t actually have a Wii U (yet), nor do I have a New Nintendo 3DS (yet), nor do I have the NFC reader (does that even exist outside of Japan yet?), so I can’t give a full review of the amiibo and their functionality.

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You may notice that the site has been somewhat dormant recently. This is in part due to the fact that I have moved to Singapore. There are many downsides to being a gamer in Singapore: Games are really expensive and things come from all sorts of regions and release dates aren’t always clear. Finding amiibo isn’t one of those downsides. I have to clarify that amiibo are actually quite a lot more expensive here, but it certainly is easier to find “rare” amiibo here than in the States or Canada, due to the sheer amount of video game stores in any given area and the lack of retail exclusivity.
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Review: Fire Emblem Awakening

Developer: Intelligent Systems | Year: 2013 | List Price: $39.99 | Buy from Amazon 

PS_3DS_FireEmblemAwakening_enGBI never intended to play Fire Emblem Awakening. However, after being pestered by Baobab to give this game a try, we made a deal that I would play Fire Emblem Awakening if he watched the anime series Toradora! (which, by the way, is one of my favourite anime series of all time). Unlike Baobab, who hated watching Toradora! with a passion, I do not regret fulfilling my part of the deal. Fire Emblem Awakening is undeniably one of the best games available on 3DS. Having never played another Fire Emblem game, I cannot say how it compares to it’s predecessors, but I can say that this is one special game. Continue reading

Giveaway: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Demo Codes

Monster-Hunter_creative_emailHello everyone,

As many of you probably know, Nintendo is releasing Monster Hunter 4 for the 3DS on February 13. In late January, early access codes for the demo were distributed to select club Nintendo members. We at Kantaloupe were lucky enough to receive some, and we’ve decided to share them with you. Continue reading

Review: Nintendo 3DS XL

Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2012 | List Price: $199.99 | Buy from Amazon

3DS XLSo I got a PS Vita the other day, and I thought that I should do a review on it. To set a benchmark, though, I wanted to do a review on the Nintendo 3DS XL, easily my most-played game system ever. I’m going to do hardware reviews differently. I’ll still break it down into segments where I talk about various features and points of interest, but I won’t give a percentage score. Instead, I’ll tell you whether I think the console is worth your money and why. Anyway, on to the review!
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Giveaway: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Demo Codes

SSB3DSHi everyone,

In case you haven’t heard, a special demo version of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has been released to select Club Nintendo Platinum Members. While the demo will be released to the general public this Friday anyway, these special versions are unique in that they do not have a play count limit, meaning you could play them forever (though you’ll probably buy the full game eventually!). We here at Kantaloupe are one of the lucky recipients of these codes, and we have two extra that we’d like to share with you! Here they are:

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That’s it! No catch! Just enter one of the two codes into your 3DS eShop! We ask only that you comment below if your download works or one doesn’t so as to not waste anyone else’s time! Enjoy Smashing!

The Kantaloupe Team