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  • Blog Post: Here’s A Surefire Way To Beat Any Super Mario Maker Level

    Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. creation factory releases in a matter of days ( read our glowing review ), and once the general population gets their hands on the game there is bound the be a flood on near-impossible levels to play. If you ever find yourself hitting a wall, just try this nifty trick... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate Kirby’s Birthday With Three New eShop Releases

    Kirby’s first title, Kirby’s Dream Land, hit U.S. shores in August of 1992, since then we’ve had a wild, enemy swallowing ride. In celebration of Kirby’s thirteenth birthday, Nintendo is releasing three classic Kirby’s titles onto the Wii U's virtual console. The following... More
  • Blog Post: [Correction] Shovel Knight Getting Physical Retail Release In October

    Shovel Knight will be coming to retailers on October 13. The previously digital-only game is getting a case and a "lavish" instruction manual according to a post from Yacht Club Games. This retail edition includes the original campaign, the upcoming Plague of Shadows expansion, and a Challenge... More
  • Blog Post: Dustforce Arrives On Xbox 360

    After releasing on PlayStation 3 and Vita with the promise of an Xbox 360 version soon in February , the game is finally available on Microsoft's console. You can grab the Xbox 360 version of the game for $9.99 buy heading here . Dustforce is a 2D platformer that puts players in the role of what... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Details On Canceled Diddy Kong Racing Sequel

    Diddy Kong Racing for the N64 was one of the better Mario Kart-clones of the era; Nintendo actually announced a sequel to the game during E3 2001. However, it never saw the light of day. Here's why. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze just released and Diddy Kong was recently confirmed to return... More
  • Blog Post: SteamWorld Dig Coming To PS4 And Vita

    Mining action/platformer SteamWorld Dig is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and players won’t have to wait long to get their hands on it. The game will be coming in March to both consoles via PlayStation Network with a $9.99 price tag. SteamWorld Dig lets players take on the role of... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Announces New Strider Game

    Strider is a classic action platforming game dating back as far as the 8-bit era, and Capcom has just announced another sequel to this futuristic ninja series. Strider, who some might be familiar with from Marvel vs. Capcom, is getting his first new game since 1999. While at Comic Con, we got a quick... More
  • Blog Post: Perspective Offers A New Twist On First Person Puzzles

    A group of students from DigiPen have created a first-person puzzle game that allows you to move around freely in a 3D space in order to guide a platforming figure to its destination. At first, Perspective plays like a normal 2D platformer. However, much like Fez, the game enables you to change your... More
  • Blog Post: A Look At One Of 2011’s Overlooked Gems: Rochard

    Recoil Games' gravity defying 2D space action/puzzle/platformer was one of this year's most entertaining downloadable titles, but not enough people played it. Let’s fix that. Okay, look, here’s the deal. We’re professionals over here at Game Informer, but we live busy lives... More
  • Blog Post: Video Reflects On The Blue Hedgehog's Past 20 Years

    This new trailer from Sega reflects on the blue hedgehog’s two decades of video games leading up to Sonic Generations. Generations will act as a sort of greatest hits of Sonic’s exploits, remaking old stages in 2D and 3D. This trailer lends credibility to the previously leaked stage list... More
  • Blog Post: Braid Box Art Arrives From Russia, Misses Point

    I’m all about every corner of the world being exposed to Jonathon’s Blow’s puzzle platforming masterpiece, Braid. However, I’ve got to say that this Russian box art is hilariously wrong. I’m not sure if it’s Tim’s subtle happiness or the critters that surround... More
  • Blog Post: World 7-1 Tests Mario's Platforming Abilities In This Exclusive Video

    So far, our coverage of New Super Mario Bros Wii has taken a look at its new enemies , the skies of World 7-5 , the possibilities for teamkilling , and how motion control plays into the new game. You've seen Mario do his fair share of platforming in these videos, but this look at World 7-1 is the... More
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