Rayman Origins (3DS)
Arcade 05 June 2012
A two-dimensional platform game, the gameplay of which references classic installments of the series. The story of the game takes place before the events told in the first installment of the series. The action of the game takes place in a fairytale realm called the Crossroads of Dream. When the world is threatened by an invasion of dark creatures called Hoodlums, the titular protagonist and his friends decide to save it. During the game the player will visit various fantasy realms, jump between numerous platforms (the action is shown from side perspective and the player can move in four directions), get past various traps, obtain new abilities and fight enemies encountered on the path. There is more than a dozen types of enemies, as well as much more powerful bosses. What's more, the game contains levels in which the protagonist mounts other creatures (for example a giant mosquito) and rides it through large areas. Cooperation mode is a novelty in the series – it allows the player to complete all levels while accompanied by up to three friends. The colorful, beautiful graphics generated by UbiArt Framework are a valuable asset to the game. Colorful locations are accompanied by neatly-animated characters and a catchy soundtrack.
Arcade 10 December 2015
A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft game. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and creating simple buildings. As the game progresses, due to the expansive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced buildings and to fight monsters. There are many possibilities in the game, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Terraria features a singleplayer mode, but you can join forces with other players, thus gaining precious allies, who can help you with the more challenging tasks.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (3DS)
Arcade 05 March 2013
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)
Arcade 22 October 2015
One of the numerous installments of the popular The Legend of Zelda series that dates back to the end of the 80s. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes was developed solely with Nintendo 3DS in mind. The characteristic feature of the game is the three-player cooperation mode where we can join forces with our friends to defeat bosses, solve complicated puzzles, and complete subsequent levels. Totems, which are towers that consist of three characters standing on one another, are interesting result of cooperation. Thanks to this, heroes can reach places that are otherwise inaccessible or hit a strong opponent in his weak point. Naturally, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes lets us play solo, as well. In such case, we control each of the three characters interchangeably. Clothes and weapons we find give us special abilities: they can help us dodge enemy attacks, enlarge bombs, or let us perform attacks unavailable to other characters. The game features simple and not very detailed graphics which are, on the other hand, very colorful.
Shovel Knight (3DS)
Arcade 26 June 2014
Shovel Knight is a classical 2D platform game with elements of adventure and RPG, set in fantasy world. The title is a debut of the independent studio Yacht Club Games, hiring, among others, former employees of the experienced Way Forward studio. In the production, we impersonate a titular knight who, with the help of a legendary shovel-like weapon, fights the mysterious members of The Order of No Quarter. Traversing subsequent locations, our hero faces scores of enemies, including difficult bosses. Interacting with certain elements of the environment, he solves series of puzzles, facilitating the completion of a given level. Gameplay is modeled after classic platform games like Mega Man and Castlevania. Its old-school character is emphasized by pixel-art graphic design. The game lets you play alone or in a local multiplayer mode for up to 4 players.
Yoshi's Wooly World (3DS)
Arcade 03 February 2017
Three-dimensional platformer for the whole family developed by Nintendo. Yoshi’s Wooly World is set in a world made of yarn. We play as the titular green dinosaur Yoshi, one of the main mascots of the Japanese company; the game expands on concept of Kirby’s Epic Yarn. We received a classic platformer in 2.5D, in which our hero is followed by running eggs, which can be shot at various targets or parts of scenery. Thanks to the world being made of yarn, many objects can be unraveled to unlock new paths and secrets. Yoshi’s Wooly World offers a cooperation mode for two players. Each three-dimensional location is made of virtual yarn, and every character resembles a handcrafted puppet filled with cotton.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (3DS)
Arcade 12 April 2017
A multiplayer action game by Nintendo, utilizing a free-to-play model. As the title implies, the players take on the roles of Kirbys, who participate in team battles with boss enemies threatening the Dream Kingdom. The team can consist of up to four players, and to win you have to cooperate with others and make use of your strengths. There are four kinds of Kirbys to choose from (Sword Hero, Hammer Lord, Doctor Healmore and Beam Mage), and every one of them has their own unique abilities. One Kirby can be physically strong, while the other heals their companions. When your team succeeds, you earn experience points, which affect your stats. Moreover, the resources you collect during the game can be used to craft new equipment. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe features microtransactions—to participate in battler, you need Vigor points, which renew automatically over time, but they can also be bought for Gem Apples, the in-game currency sold for real-life money. Gem Apples can also be useful when you want to continue the battle right after losing. The currency can also be earned as you play by participating in Heroic missions or visiting the Bandana Waddle Dee's tree.
Super Mario Maker 3DS (3DS)
Arcade 02 December 2016
A portable version of the awarded level editor that allows the players to create custom levels for the games from the Super Mario Bros. series. Similarly as in the original title, published by Nintendo in 2015, the gameplay consists of creating two-dimensional platform game levels. The title is very simple and intuitive, and this edition was enriched with touch screen support. Super Mario Maker 3DS, similarly as its predecessor, enables the player to quickly test created levels in order to easily add required improvements. However, unfinished work can be shared with other players only locally. Each feature of the game was adapted to two graphics styles – the original one that references the 8-bit Super Mario Bros and the style of Super Mario Bros. U. The game also supports amiibo figurines thanks to which the player can unlock new skins for the protagonist.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS)
Arcade 03 December 2015
A unique arcade game with RPG features, created by Nintendo by combining two, so far, separate franchises: Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario. The gameplay concentrates on exploration and completing various missions, while solving puzzles and fighting enemies. In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, players can take control of several different characters (including Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario among others) and use their unique skills to overcome various obstacles. Different tasks can be tackled using two different styles: rhythmical or action oriented, and the basic gameplay is diversified by the addition of arcade mini-games.