Panda Roundup – E3 2018 Impressions & Panda Updates

Hello everyone! Welcome to another Panda Roundup! I’d call this a “Weekly Panda Roundup,” but I haven’t actually done one since last July… Oops. That being said, I hope to be able to do this somewhat more regularly in the future, or at least every few months or so. This roundup is devoted to my E3 2018 Impressions as well as some general updates. You can see what my wife Tiffa “Crystal Dragon” and I thought of the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 presentation and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the video below!

 

 

 

 

 

Here are our impressions and reactions immediately following the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Presentation!
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Sparkle 2 (Switch) Review

Dazzling or Dull?

Sparkle 2 is a match-3 puzzle game where you launch orbs into a steadily moving line of marbles. If this concept sounds familiar, you’ve probably played PopCap’s Zuma, which is essentially a clone of a much older game, Puzz Loop. In other words, Sparkle 2 isn’t at all original, but it’s still a decent way to pass time.

Here is the Video Version for your viewing pleasure!

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Star Fox 2 Review

A Long-Lost SNES Classic

Star Fox 2 has quite the history behind it. Originally set to release in 1996 for the Super Nintendo following the success of the original Star Fox, the game was cancelled despite being reportedly finished. After more than two decades and a handful of sequels later, Star Fox 2 has finally risen from its dormant sleep…with a catch. You can only play it on the SNES Classic Edition, a miniature console preloaded with the game and 20 other 16-bit titles. The question is: is it worth seeking out the SNES Classic for this nearly forgotten relic?

Be sure to check out the Video Version for a closer look at the gameplay and the usual assortment of jokes and voices!

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Thimbleweed Park Review

Point and Click Returns!

Modern-day adventure games don’t get more old-school than Thimbleweed Park. This point-and-click game was helmed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, two of the biggest minds behind classic LucasArts games like Maniac Mansion and the Monkey Island series. The game brings players back into a world filled with ridiculous characters, hilarious dialogue trees, absurd logic puzzles, and lots of pixels. And for adventure game fans like me, this is a glorious revival of the genre.

 

Check out the Video Version for a closer look at the gameplay and spoiler-free clips!

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Weekly Panda Roundup – ARMS, SNES Classic, & amiibo Podcast

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! If you’re celebrating any summer holidays like the 4th of July or Canada Day, hope you’re having a wonderful time! We had a vacation last week during a big time of transition, so this weekly roundup will cover the last couple of weeks, which brought us a brand new Nintendo IP, the revelation of the awaited SNES Classic, and a surprise podcast appearance where I talk about the joys of those lovely figurines, amiibo!

So without further ado, let’s round ‘em up!

Pandas at Play Video Announcements

Our YouTube channel is continuing to grow, and we owe it all to our wonderful subscribers and viewers. We will be making some changes and updates to our schedule following our new transitions. But we think they’ll be for the better!

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