Pre-order Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash Amiibo With/Without 3DS Game

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So Chibi-Robo! will soon make a triumphant return to Nintendo consoles with a brand new 3DS game: Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash. Fortunately for us, that means a brand new Amiibo to get our hands on!

It’s currently available as a single Amiibo or within the limited edition box with the game. For those of you just looking to expand your Amiibo collection, I thought it was pretty awesome that you could simply pre-order Chibi-Robo! on its own, but we’re gonna be picking up the game too! Click the images for links to the Amazon pre-order:

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Will you be picking up a copy of Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash? If so, make sure you let us know what you think of it on Twitter and Facebook! We’ll more than likely be unboxing the 3DS box on our channel so make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it! Click here to visit Colchester Tattoo.

Cheers,

Mark & Becky xxx

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5 Things Super Mario Maker Taught Me About Level Design

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On the 11th of September, 2015, Super Mario Maker marked 30 years since Mario first came into our lives in all his pixelated glory. It was the first time we got to see Super Mario Bros from a different angle: as a level designer, not just a player.

Despite it’s undeniable awesomeness, Super Mario is pretty simple as a gaming concept, right? One button to sprint, one to jump. Get power-ups, don’t fall down holes or get hit by enemies. Yet with the release of Super Mario Maker, it looks like there is still a few things we could learn about this gaming classic after all…

1. Designing levels is harder than it looks.

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A few blocks here… fifty Goombas here. What’s the problem? Oh, that’s right, this is now the worst level ever! It’s very easy to underestimate the immense level of thinking, creativity and planning that goes into even the most simplistic of levels. Take Level 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. for example. Think about pacing, breadcrumbs and how the level introduces you to scenarios and mechanics that will help you later on in the level. If

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How To Start a YouTube Gaming Channel in 6 Steps! Updated 10/2016

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So you want to know how to start a YouTube gaming channel? Well, if you’re gonna be as popular PewDiePie one day, you’ve gotta start somewhere, even if that is at 0 subscribers.

All in all, you’ve got a long road ahead of you and an even longer shopping list, so you had better get reading. With the new YouTube gaming streaming service up and running, now is definitely the time to start investing in your career creating YouTube let’s plays or streaming. Whether you’re a star gamer, a girl gamer or a casual gamer, let us show you how to start a YouTube gaming channel in 6 steps!

1. Choose your weapon! HD Capture Cards.

its-dangerous-zelda-capture-card-how-to-start-a-youtube-gaming-channelWhen it comes to capture cards for recording your gaming footage directly from a console (be it Wii U, Xbox One or Playstation 4), your choices are pretty limited. There’s only two players worth mentioning, Elgato and AverMedia and then one question: internal or external? Some capture cards go right into the guts of your computer (inside the case) and some are no-brainer USB plug and play. Due to the nature of USB

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Pre-order the Shovel Knight Amiibo! (UK)

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Nobody was sure whether or not the rumours of a Shovel Knight Amiibo were true or not… but it’s certainly hard to deny now that you can pre-order it on Amazon!

This epic addition to your collection can be used with the captivating 8-bit retro game by Yacht Club Games, who licenced the Amiibo technology directly from Nintendo. It’ll be released in the UK on the 27th of November. Click the images below to pre-order them.

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Using the Amiibo in game will allow you to play co-op with a friend, plus you’ll be able to level it up to unlock a bunch of new stuff. So what are you waiting for? Get yours before the scalpers get in there!

Are you getting this Amiibo? Would you like to see more third-party Amiibo in production from other game developers? Do you wanna see us play Shovel Knight over on our YouTube channel? Let us know in the comments below!

Cheers,

Mark & Becky xxx

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UK Pre-Order for Retro & Smash Mii Amiibo now live!

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If you related to our last post, then chances are you’ll be interested in picking up the latest Wave 5 Amiibo! We can’t wait to get our hands on Mii Smash Brawler, Gunner, Sword Fighter, Duck Hunt Duo, Mr Game & Watch and R.O.B!

The UK pre-order goes live today, the 28th of August at 10am (BST), with the all of the Amiibo actually being released on September 25th. We personally can’t wait to see how these look in Yoshi’s Woolly World! You can pre-order all of them below from Amazon, are pretty good when it comes to shipping without damaging the packaging! If you can’t see the Amazon ad’s below because of AdBlock, then just click the photos of each Amiibo at the bottom of this post for links.

Which one is your favourite? We love the Duck Hunt Duo the most as that dog is just pure amazing! We’ll of course be unboxing all of these over on our YouTube channel and we can’t wait to get our hands on them! Now all that’s left is to wait for the Shovel Knight and Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo!

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15 Things That Happen When You Collect Amiibo

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1. You say you’re just going to buy one.

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2. But you then quickly end up trying to collect ’em all.

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3. Even the ones from games you’ve never heard of. From games you’ve never played.

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4. Which is difficult when scalpers are involved.

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5. And you’ve often even considered importing the rare ones from Japan.

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6. But your wallet has suffered the most in the quest for Amiibo.

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7. And when it comes to Amiibo, pre-orders aren’t even sacred anymore.

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8. If you decide to unbox Amiibo, you’re often left with a slint hint of regret.

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9. And you know you’re in deep when you have more Amiibo than friends.

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10. But finally getting that Rosalina filled your heart with joy.

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11. Until Nintendo announced a mass restock of even the rarest Amiibo…

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12. …And they finally restocked all the rare ones, essentially making them all worthless.

nintendo-restocks-amiibo13. But that’s fine because you collect them out of love… right?

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14. RIGHT?!

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15. Just kidding, I REGRET NOTHING.

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Did we miss any out? Leave us a comment below or message us on Facebook or Twitter letting us know your

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REVIEW: Yoshi’s Woolly World

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It seems like a while since Yoshi’s Woolly World entered our lives, so it’s hard to believe that in certain parts of the world it still hasn’t been released yet!

yoshi's-woolly-worldHaving now taken a massive bite out of this vibrant yet cosy woolen adventure over on our YouTube channel, it’s time to give you guys the full Mark & Becky Games verdict!

Pros

  • This game is aesthetically mindblowing. It looks like Nintendo ate a rainbow and a woolly jumper for lunch but without the itching and leprechauns. Plus the yarn Yoshi Amiibo for the game are the best of any so far, without a doubt!
  • The music is catchier than most airbourne diseases and harder to get out of your head than accidentally seeing one of your parents naked (trust me).
  • The huge variation in levels ensures attention spans are never tested. Playing as regular yarn Yoshi is fun enough, but with little intermissions as a drilling mole, a mermaid, a plane or a bike, you’ll always be coming back for more! Let’s also not forget riding on seagulls or throwing baby chicks for clouds you can
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Competition time! WIN THREE FREE Amiibo!

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The hunt for Amiibo is often long and harsh out there in the wilderness. We’ve had pre-orders cancelled, arrive damaged or just plain never arrive. It’s not that uncommon to see us order a wave from 2-3 different places, just to make sure we get any at all!

mark-becky-games-competitionTherefore, it’s not surprising that we often have doubles of new Amiibo waves, which were essentially our back-ups just in case we got screwed over again. But that’s where we can finally thank you guys for all the love you’ve shown us on YouTube lately!

Over on our Facebook page, we’re gonna be running a competition to give away Olimar, Bowser Jr. & Dr. Mario totally for free! All you have to do is like our post and share it to enter. The rest is down to RNG-esus!

 

IT’S COMPETITION TIME AGAIN! WIN Olimar, Bowser Jr AND Dr. Mario Amiibo! Just LIKE THIS PAGE & SHARE to enter. COMMENT WHEN DONE! Ends 30th August 2015.GOOD LUCK! We’ll gladly send worldwide.

Posted by Mark & Becky Games on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Thanks for sticking with us and

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REVIEW: Splatoon

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I’ve never had a good relationship with console FPS games in the past. Popular ‘brofests’ such as Halo and Call of Duty never did a whole lot for me… especially when considering how clunky aiming is with analogue sticks when compared to a good ol’ mouse and keyboard. But I hoped Splatoon would change all this.

splatoon_box_artBeing the first original Nintendo franchise in a decade and a half (no, really), I received my copy of Splatoon and all three Amiibos with high hopes. Could Nintendo do the same for shoot ’em ups as they did for the racing genre with Mario Kart? Here’s the low-down:

Pros:

  • The gyroscopic controls are a Godsend for console shooters… just be prepared to feel like you’re using a dinner plate to control your own head movements until it becomes second nature.
  • Online games are quick with little downtime. I’ve got a lot of experience playing CounterStrike 1.5 back in the day, and probably spent at least 40% of my time dead and waiting to respawn in the next round. In Splatoon, you’ll respawn in about 3 seconds flat and can even jump to
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How I Lost My Splatoon Pre-Order from GAME

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In my past experience, pre-ordering is a good way to guarantee you’ll get an item; sometimes even before the launch date if you’re lucky. It ensures that you’ll never miss out and won’t have to get up at the crack of dawn on release day to go and queue up for x item.

splatoon-box-set-squid-amiiboHowever, for the first time ever, that wasn’t the case. Having pre-ordered the game with Squid Amiibo from UK retailer GAME several months in advance, a few days before Splatoon‘s release I received this e-mail:

Dear Mark,

We regret to inform you that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo’s European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included in this delivery was our allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo. As a result, we are unable to honour your original pre-order due for delivery on the 29th May 2015.

Due to these extraordinary circumstances, we will unfortunately not be getting replacements for these missing items. We have no option but to substitute the Splatoon + Squid Inkling in your order with the standard version of the game. You will still receive your

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