Review: Nintendo GameCube

Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2001 | List Price: ~$34.99 | Buy from Amazon

GamecubeIt may be hard to believe, but I’ve been playing video games for 10 years now, and yet the only non-handheld console we actually own is a Nintendo GameCube that we got from a friend a couple of months ago. Though it is over a decade old and didn’t even sell very well when it was out, due to competition from the PS2, the Nintendo GameCube is still beloved my many fans. But is it worth buying in this day and age? Find out as we take a look at the flaws and triumphs of one of the most unique video game consoles of all time.
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Review: Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2003 | List Price: ~$44.99 | Buy from Amazon

Game_Boy_Advance_SP_Red_ModelThe Game Boy Advance SP was the first game console I ever owned. I got it as a present for Christmas in 2004. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve had it for almost 10 years now and still play it from time to time. I don’t need to say, then, that the Advance SP is probably my favourite game console of all time. But is it still worth buying today when so many newer, more capable handhelds exist on the market?
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Review: Nintendo Game Boy Color

Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 1998 | List Price: ~$29.99 | Buy from Amazon

Game Boy ColorAbout 2 months ago, I was shopping online for some retro video games when I came across a Game Boy Color for $35. It was lime green (Kiwi), my favourite colour, and there was only one left in stock, so I made the impulse decision to buy it, along with a copy of Pokémon Yellow. Being an owner of a Game Boy Advance SP, I really didn’t need it at all because the SP plays all games in the Game Boy line. Regardless, it made playing original Game Boy games and Game Boy Color games feel super legit, so I decided that it would be worth the money. It’s become my take-everywhere game system, so I don’t regret buying it, but I definitely could’ve lived without making the purchase. 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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Review: Chrono Trigger DS

Developer: Square Enix | Year: 2008 | List Price: ~$29.99 | Buy from Amazon

CTDS BoxIf you’ve been following Kantaloupe over the past 6 months or so, you’ll have seen me really get into JRPGs. I played my very first one back in February, Bravely Default. After beating that in June, I bought Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger DS at the same time, but decided to play the former first, since it came out earlier. After that I proceeded immediately to this game, which I have now beaten. (The marathon continues! I just bought a PS Vita on Thursday and downloaded Persona 3 Portable yesterday.)
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