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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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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! (Switch) Review

Box Meets Girl

Against all odds, Kirby series developer HAL Laboratory and Nintendo’s hero has finally returned – yes, good old BoxBoy. It’s hard to blame anyone for not being familiar with BoxBoy!, which spawned a trilogy of 3DS games and even an amiibo figurine. Although the last game’s title was Bye-Bye BoxBoy!, the creators saw fit to continue the series with BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! on the Nintendo Switch, which also marks the franchise’s debut on consoles.

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SteamWorld Quest (Switch) Review

Hand of Gilgamech

Versatile developer Image & Form has covered tower defense, platformers, and tactical shooters, somehow connecting all of its games into one steampunk robot universe. Its latest project SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech tackles the RPG genre, using a turn-based card battle system that keeps the adventure engaging.

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Unravel Two (Switch) Review

Epic Yarny

I’ve had my fair share of wonderful memories handing a Joy-Con controller to my wife and enjoying a game together. Co-op games are well-suited to the Nintendo Switch, and Swedish developer Coldwood and EA’s Unravel Two is no exception. The puzzle platformer costars sentient yarn creatures called Yarny, who can, fittingly, be customized and color-coded to match the Switch’s Joy-Con colors.

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Yoshi’s Crafted World (Switch) Review

Handled With Care

Good-Feel is known for developing visually unique platformers like Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Yoshi’s Woolly World. Its latest platformer Yoshi’s Crafted World once again stars Mario’s dinosaur buddy, except this time he ventures courses entirely designed as arts-and-crafts projects come to life.

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Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (3DS) Review

Unraveled Fun

There are two common trends with the round, pink puffball Kirby: he tends to appear in spin-off titles and usually stars in a game near the end of a Nintendo system’s life. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn marks both check boxes as a spin-off swan song to the 3DS. It’s a port of a 2010 Wii title, but it includes a few new bells and whistles to lend that “extra epic” feel. Unlike other offshoots, this game is a platformer much like the mainline series. However, Kirby is now made of yarn and lacks his trademark ability to copy enemy powers. That doesn’t stop the newly knitted star warrior from adapting to this crafted reality.

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POYO!

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