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Welcome to Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I am a lifelong gamer and have been playing video games since I was a child. I own every major Nintendo system from the NES to the Switch. The purpose of this page is to share my opinions on video games, and I write my reviews with the hope of helping you make informed decisions on video games. I focus on newer games, but I also delve into older games every now and then. Please feel free to read, share what you think in the comments, and enjoy! And check out my YouTube channel for video reviews, discussions, gameplay, and more!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) Review

Everyone is Here!

What better word is there than “ultimate” to describe a massive video game crossover that includes every single character and then some from the long-running Super Smash Bros. series? It’s hard to imagine that we have a franchise where so many iconic gaming characters duke it out. Here we are with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a game that celebrates Nintendo and other major video game publishers that have brought joy to many people around the world.

Here’s my Video Review for your viewing pleasure!

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Guacamelee! 2 (Switch) Review

A Hot Double Dip

In a saturated market of non-linear Metroidvania games, Drinkbox Studios’ Guacamelee! stood out for its emphasis on Luchador wrestling brawls and platforming challenges, all with a colorful Mexican flair. Years later, the developers revisit the formula with Guacamelee! 2, a solid—albeit iterative—sequel. Oh, and you can play as a chicken.

 

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Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee! (Switch) Review

Gotta Catch ’em All Again!

Pokémon has been a big part of my life since the original Pokémon Red and Blue came out over 20 years ago. The series has impacted me in many ways. It introduced me to anime and RPGs, helped me make friends, and got me through some of the toughest parts of my life. Naturally, I was excited to play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, the first quasi-mainline game to arrive on a console. It’s not quite a spinoff, but it incorporates elements from the worldwide mobile phenomenon Pokémon GO into a remake of the original Game Boy game, Pokémon Yellow.

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Switch) Review

Connected Hearts at War

Valiant Hearts isn’t your typical war game. It isn’t a first-person shooter where you run in guns blazing. Rather, it is a slower puzzle adventure title centering on four ordinary individuals. It shares their poignant experiences during the Great War, otherwise known as World War I.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (Switch) Review

SNK to the Past

Retro game collections are a great way to preserve the past. SNK 40th Anniversary Collection celebrates the golden age of Japanese developer SNK. This compilation curates titles from the company’s earlier years predating the Neo Geo era, so series like King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, and Metal Slug are out. But there are still treats for fans of the arcade classics.

See every game in action with my Video Review!

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