After showing off their first original fighting game in decades last April Fool’s Day, respected Japanese game studio Arika arrived at Evo 2017 this past weekend ready to demo the project for the genre’s most passionate fans.
If you've got a 3DS, and you've got an Internet connection, there's no reason to not have downloaded the latest system update and pulled down 3D Classics: Excitebike from the Nintendo eShop. It's free, after all.
What can the unique hardware of the Nintendo 3DS do to invigorate the 16-year-old Bust-A-Move (aka Puzzle Bobble) puzzle game series? Based on Bust-A-Move Universe, not much. This is a game that strives to be old-school on Nintendo's modern-day platform.
The minute you start playing Metal Torrent, you're almost done. But the brevity of Nintendo's first DS shoot-em-up isn't the worst of it. My local bank offers more entertaining ways to press buttons and hear jangling sounds.