If you’re anything like me, you often find yourself looking through different websites based around gaming, accessories etc. I love looking for new and different peripherals to accentuate my games consoles. My latest recent discovery is the Pro-Controller accessory for Nintendo Switch, the Switch Fix. The Switch Fix was designed by Gamer Austin Stark. We […]Read More My Time With Switch Fix – Accessory Review
Developer: Forever Entertainment Publisher: Forever Entertainment Release Date: 16/05/2019 Price: £17.99 // $17.99 Eshop Page: Thief Simulator eshop Page Right, before you read this check your doors and windows are locked. Are your valuables stored safely? You never know who’s lurking around these days… if everywhere is secure then sit back, relax and read our […]Read More Thief Simulator – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Loren Lemcke Publisher: Digerati Release Date: Out Now Price: £10.79 (£13.49 after 26/05) // $11.99($14.99 after 26/05) Eshop Page: Super Blood Hockey Switch eshop Page Lace up your skates and grab your hockey stick as we take a look at Super Blood Hockey, GAME ON! Let’s start off by saying this game is […]Read More Super Blood Hockey – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Playrise Digital Ltd Publisher: Greenlight Games Release Date: 01/05/2019 Price: £24.99 // $29.99 Eshop Page: TTR: WORLD TOUR eshop page. What’s that another racing game for the Switch I hear you cry! Buckle up as we take Table Top Racing: World Tour for a spin, let’s see how it Reviews. Start your engines… […]Read More Table Top Racing: World Tour Nitro Edition – Review (NS)
Developer: Shotgun With Glitters Publisher: Feardemic Release Date: Out Now Price: £17.99 Eshop Page: The Padre Nintendo eshop Page What happens when the graphical stylings of Minecraft Meet the dark subject matter of religion and Demon Hunting? You get The Padre, let’s find out how it is in our review below. The Padre […]Read More The Padre – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Wistone Entertainment Publisher: Wistone Entertainment Release Date: 19/04/2019(EU) // 18/04/2019(US) Price: £1.59 // $1.99 Eshop Page: Dawn of Survivors eshop Page The Review Key for this game was supplied by Wistone Entertainment for the purposes of this review. Waking up surrounded by the walking dead, sound familiar? Well it should do but can Dawn […]Read More Dawn of Survivors – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo Labo VR Kit Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: 12/04/2019 Price Range: £35 – £70 // $40 – $80 Expansion Sets: £17.99 Well it’s Friday 12th April as I sit and write this first impressions article. It’s been a day that has been full of joy and I’ll be completely honest it’s down to […]Read More Nintendo Labo VR Kit – First impressions
Developer: Bigzur Games Publisher: Bigzur Games Release Date: Out Now Price: £11.99 // $14.95 Eshop Page: Apocryph eshop page Going back years in my gaming life I look fondly on my memories of the First Person Shooter genre. The hours and days/nights that I have ploughed into games such as Hexen, Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein are […]Read More Apocryph – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Well it’s that time again as we take a look at eshop deals announced for this week. Nintendo Of Europe have shared news that starting on the 11th of April a whole host of blockbuster titles will be receiving significant price cuts. confirmation of whether this sale is happening in other territories is yet to […]Read More Nintendo Switch Blockbuster Sale coming 11/04!
So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so you will undoubtedly have heard the rumours abound that we are getting possibly another Nintendo Direct this month. Now whilst we don’t want to get too excited, we cant help but wonder if there will be a new info burst from […]Read More April Nintendo Direct Inbound?
With the release of the Nintendo Labo VR kit only a week away, Nintendo in their usual style have announced this morning that free updates are coming to two of their most popular franchises on the Nintendo Switch. Yes that’s right updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild […]Read More Labo VR Support for Mario Odyssey and Zelda BOTW
Developer: nWay Publisher: nWay Release: Out Now Price: £17.99 // $19.99 Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Eshop Page Well the evil Lord Z has sent his evil hordes to Angel Grove…again! Where are The colourfully dressed teens to kick some ass? You guessed it the Power Rangers are probably sat playing their new […]Read More Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Bit Planet Games Publisher: Bit Planet Games Release Date: 28/03/2019 Price: £14.99 // $19.99 Eshop Page: Ultrawings Eshop Page Over the years we’ve had some wonderful flight sim games release on different platforms and with the release of Ultrawings on Nintendo Switch is it more up, up and away or does it fail to […]Read More Ultrawings – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Nightdive Studios Publisher: Nightdive Studios Release Date: 18/03/2019 (Switch) Price: £15.79 / $19.99 Eshop Page: Turok Dinosaur Hunter eshop Page Okay let me start by saying the minute I received the email saying I could review this game from my childhood I was almost dancing around the room like a member of S Club […]Read More Turok – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Pixel Crow Publisher: 11 bit studios Release Date: Out Now Platforms: PS4 (Reviewed) / XboxOne / Switch Web Page: Beat Cop Official Site Designed as a homage to all things procedural cop shows of the 1980s this wonderful and retro game has a style all of its own so, let’s turn up the radio, strut […]Read More Beat Cop – Review (PS4)
Developer: Session Games Inc Publisher: Red Bull Media House Eshop Page: Snowboarding Next Phase eshop page Price: £9.99 / $9.99 Release Date: Available Now Review Key was provided by Session Games for the purpose of this review. Not since the days of the N64 have I bothered with a Snowboarding game. It’s been that long I […]Read More Snowboarding The Next Phase – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Sometimes You Publisher: Sometimes You Eshop Page: Blood Waves eshop Page Price: £8.99 / $9.99 Release Date: 15/03/2019 Have you ever dreamed of being trapped in a room with waves of zombies chasing you, all of them eager to rip the flesh from your bones? Well now you can live this fantasy in the […]Read More Blood Waves – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Home Net Games Publisher: 7Levels Price: £8.99 / $9.99 Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight Nintendo Switch eShop page Fans of games set in the WW2 era are in for a treat as Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight was recently released onto the Nintendo eShop. Let’s get our pilots jacket on and see if this dog can hunt. Take […]Read More Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Today marks the start of the Beta for the upcoming release of the next instalment in the Ubisoft franchise Trials Rising. The Beta is launching on all platforms INCLUDING Nintendo Switch! We were pleased to hear the Switch would get the same treatment as its competitors. If you have pre-loaded the beta onto your console […]Read More Trials Rising (Beta) Launches Today
Hey guys, Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Neal and I sort of run this whole thing. I’ll tell you a little about myself, I’m 36 and have a real passion for gaming. I started my gaming off years ago and remember getting my first Atari and NES system and I haven’t looked back since! […]Read More Buy us a coffee?
Developer: Gameloft Mexico Publisher: Gameloft Release Date: 14/02/2019 Price: £19.99 / $19.99 Eshop Page: Modern Combat Blackout Eshop Page Review Key supplied by Gameloft. Once I heard that the Nintendo Switch was getting another FPS game I had a good feeling as one genre that I love and the Switch needs more of is first-person […]Read More Modern Combat Blackout – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Bloober Team Publisher: Bloober Team Release Date: 07/02/2019 Price: £26.99 / $29.99 Observer eshop page When I first heard the gritty and dark sci-fi themed game Observer was coming to Nintendo Switch I was really excited as I felt the game would be served well by the home/hybrid console. Did this gritty thriller push […]Read More Observer – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Massive Damage Inc Publisher: Smiling Buddha Games LLC Price: £14.99 / $19.99 Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander eshop page I’m a massive fan of all things sci-fi and retro gaming, mix the two together add a dash of turn-based combat and you come out with the delightful Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander Lightspeed Edition on Nintendo […]Read More Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander – Review (Nintendo Switch)
For any of you readers who are on twitter or for those of you thinking about joining up to the legendary Twitterverse, we are holding a competition on our Twitter account. Simply go to twitter and search for @AncientReviews and our pinned tweet will give you all the details. Thanks to the lovely folks over […]Read More Twitter Giveaway
Developer: New Star Games Publisher: FiveAcesPublishing Price: £14.99 / $19.99 Release: 31/01/2019 Let’s kick off (see what I did there), New Star Manager on Switch is a fantastic and fun football management sim that will keep you busy for hours at a time and let’s be honest, that’s what we all look for. The game […]Read More New Star Manager – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Desert Fox Publisher: Forever Entertainment S.A. Price: £8.99 / $9.99 Release Date: 24/01/2019 Nintendo UK eShop Bad Dream: Coma is a dark and wonderful point and click adventure game that will have you scratching your head at puzzles as you leave your bed and start on your journey. It’s not for the faint-hearted but […]Read More Bad Dream: Coma Nintendo Switch (Review)
Bedtime Blues Developer: Hannmade Studios Publisher: Forever Entertainment Price: £8.99 / $9.99 Release 17/01/2019 Inspired by the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise comes a fantastically frustrating but amazingly addictive game from Hannmade Studios, Bedtime Blues. Did you ever dream of your toys coming to life or your teddy being able to be your best friend (like […]Read More Bedtime Blues – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Danger Mouse The Danger Games Website Developer: 9th Impact Publisher: 9th Impact Price: £4.49 // $4.99 (Nintendo eshop) Danger Mouse, where to start? Well he’s amazing, he’s fantastic, wherever there is danger he’ll be there. The powerhouse that keeps kids and big kids (hello) entertained has returned and this time in video game form. The […]Read More Danger Mouse The Danger Games Review
The Gardens Between Developer: The Voxel Agents Publisher: The Voxel Agents Price: £17.99 // $19.99 While playing The Gardens Between, Its interesting when I think about how much time has had an effect on my life. We are all victims of time in our lives, it’s always deserting us or running away from us […]Read More The Gardens Between – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Doughlings Arcade official website Developer: Hero Concept Publisher: Hero Concept Platforms: Steam // Xbox One // Nintendo Switch (reviewed) Price: £6.29 // $6.99 (Nintendo eShop price) Doughlings Arcade is a modern spin on an older idea. The brick breaker games of old are often overlooked but Doughlings Arcade is looking to change that. It’s good […]Read More Doughlings Arcade – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Time Carnage eshop Page Developer: Wales Interactive Publisher: Wales Interactive Price: £9.99 // $12.99 Time Carnage If you thought light gun games were a thing of the past or for arcades only then think again. Wales Interactive have given us an all-new take on the light gun genre NOW with all-new motion controls thanks […]Read More Time Carnage – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Realpolitiks Developer: Jujubee Games Publisher: Forever Entertainment Price: £22.49 (on offer at time of writing £20.24) // $24.99 I love my politics. No, wait….hear me out! I love keeping up with current affairs and whenever there is an election either here in the UK or in the USA I can usually be found sitting on […]Read More Realpolitiks – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Lifeless Planet Nintendo Page Developer: Stage 2 Studios Publisher: Serenity Forge Price: £15.99 // $19.99 Lifeless Planet Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be stranded on an empty planet or watch the Matt Damon movie the Martian and think I could cope with that situation? Well, thanks to the guys at Stage […]Read More Lifeless Planet – Review (Nintendo Switch)
If you haven’t heard of the action-adventure/RPG title Sikanda then are you looking in the right places? I got to ask Stefan Kohl Founder of Dyadic Games, some questions about the release. The team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the release. Click the link to see their Kickstarter page Sikanda Kickstarter Campaign […]Read More In Conversation with Dyadic Games
SunEater Studios, are a game studio based out of Orlando Fl. These guys introduced me to the first game they are currently working on, its name is Locus Flux. They describe this game as a 3D, twin stick, on rails, cyberpunk Adventure. We sat down to ask them just a few questions, let’s see what […]Read More In Conversation with SunEater Studios
Phantaruk Nintendo Site Developer: Polyslash Publisher: Forever Entertainment Price: £4.49/$4.99 Phantaruk is a survival horror game that has all the right ingredients for an amazing game. The game takes place in a dark and moody setting, where an experiment has gone wrong leaves only a lone survivor. Has Polyslash entered the fray with a bold hit […]Read More Phantaruk – Review (Nintendo Switch)
The Gardens Between The beautiful new game The Gardens Between by The Voxel Agents hits Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam and the Mac App Store on September 20th, priced at £19.99 or $19.99. The Adventure puzzle game finds best friends Arina and Frendt falling into a series of surreal, mysterious garden islands. The Voxel Agents previous […]Read More The Gardens Between coming to platforms September
A surprise drop of a trailer for a brand new sequel in the Streets of Rage series has just gotten us all shook up over here! Nostalgia feels are creeping in and the new artwork looks good and the trailer is fantastic. No platforms are confirmed at the moment, we are sure it will appear […]Read More Streets of Rage 4 Reveal Trailer
State Of Mind Nintendo Site Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment Developer: Daedalic Entertainment Price: £34.99 / $39.99 I’m a guy who really loves the whole sci-fi, noir, futuristic idea. It’s a vision used in many a good read or movie and more importantly video games. So let’s strap ourselves in for a ride into Berlin 2048 and let’s […]Read More State Of Mind – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Since 1992 some of us (It can’t just be me?) have wanted to see Night Trap appear on a Nintendo console. Well, Yesterday that moment came! Howard Lincoln (Chairman of Nintendo at the time) told Senators that this game would never appear on a Nintendo system….yeah about that… I for one am really happy, I […]Read More Night Trap Trailer -Finally on Nintendo
The Wardrobe Website Developed By: CINIC Games Published By: MixedBag Games Current Price: £13.49 / $14.99 Let me start by saying for a game with death as a central theme this game is full of life and fun and loads of pop culture references that will keep you entertained (trust me, there’s something for everyone). This […]Read More The Wardrobe – Nintendo Switch Review
It seems Sports Interactive have let the cat out of the bag. Rejoice that they have as the hugely successful Football Manager 2019 Touch is heading to Nintendo Switch in late November. See Miles Jacobson’s tweets below. Whoops! For those asking, it is, of course, Football Manager Touch what with Switch being touch screen. […]Read More Football Manager 2019 coming to Switch November
It seems that the wonderful people over at Telltale games have heard our cries. The announcement came today that the earlier seasons of the hugely popular series are coming to Switch starting as early as next week. The Walking Dead: the complete first season, The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: A New […]Read More The Walking Dead Seasons 1-3 coming soon to Nintendo Switch
The GameCube classic as we all know has been remade for Nintendo’s handheld and its release date is set for October 19th, so is gonna bring scares to people young and old just in time for Halloween. First released all the way back in 2001 and one of the Gamecube launch line up. This was […]Read More Luigi’s Mansion 3DS October Release
So an almost stealth drop has just come in with Nintendo dropping a 20-minute video highlighting games that are incoming over the next few months into 2019! Check out the video below. A few highlights: Morphies Law Prison Architect Switch Edition The Gardens Between Monster Boy & the Cursed Kingdom Children of Morta Windjammers Streets […]Read More Indie Highlights – Nintendo
So thanks to a leak in an article written by Forbes this week, the fantastic Diablo III Eternal Collection has now been confirmed for Nintendo Switch! That’s not all, it will also feature all previously released DLC, Online co-op and Zelda items throughout as part of the partnership with Nintendo. Blizzard’s dungeon crawler is another […]Read More Diablo III Eternal Collection coming to Switch
The smash-hit reboot of the cult classic Doom has made it to the Nintendo Switch platform. During this review, we will take a hard look at how this game runs and “guns” on the home and hybrid console. Let’s get started. While we know the Switch’s graphical output is never going to reach the heights […]Read More Doom – Review (Nintendo Switch)
It’s a game we have been waiting for since it was announced and yesterday, finally, Bandai Namco actually gave us some good news. Dark Souls Remastered will finally hit the Nintendo Switch on the 19th October this year. The delay that was announced back in April had us worried whether this game would come at […]Read More Dark Souls Remastered – Nintendo Switch Release date and more.
We are running a Twitter competition. What this means is if we can get our Twitter followers up to 150 and increase our site traffic (we need you!), then we will do a giveaway for a Nintendo eshop £20 or $20 card….who knows if this reaches higher we might do both! Be aware you will […]Read More Twitter Competition!
It’s Saturday and hope you’re all having a great weekend of gaming so far. I thought I would take this opportunity to go through the new and exciting things that have been announced or discussed in the world of gaming this week. Red Dead Redemption II: This week saw the release of gameplay footage from […]Read More Weekly Round Up – A busy few days.
The true successor to Super Mario 64 is here! Call off the search because Nintendo has properly delivered. Mario 64 was released in 1996 for the Nintendo 64, we have waited patiently for 21 years to get the closest thing to a proper sequel yet. With some shiny new gameplay mechanics in tow and mixing […]Read More Super Mario Odyssey – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Good Morning! Well we thought it best to keep you all updated with what’s going on. You may have noticed that we have a new logo! We love it and we hope you do to, the new logo is to compliment the new look of the site. We feel it looks better and we are […]Read More Ancient Gamer Blog Update – 26/07/2018
It’s time for a classic game review! Once upon a time (quite a while ago,I was a little boy) Nintendo re-invented its gaming series in a massive way and the world according to fans of The Legend of Zelda had never looked so good….the year was 1998 and the system was the magnificent N64. Fast […]Read More TLOZ Ocarina of Time 3D – Review (3DS)
So it’s time for the cute little mushroom headed creatures to step out of the Mario shaped shadow and take centre stage. It’s a port of the Wii U version with a couple of little changes…..it’s Captain Toad Treasure Tracker! Let’s get this straight I love this game, but it suffers in my opinion from […]Read More Captain Toad Treasure Tracker – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Hey, listen! Is that the faint cry of Navi the fairy calling? No its the ancient gamer trying to get up out of his chair! The Nintendo Switch launched about 18 months ago and it bought with it quite possibly the best entry in the LOZ series to date, so let’s jump right in and […]Read More Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Mario and crew race onto Nintendo Switch with a port of the Wii U smash. Does it deliver at speed or limp over the finish line (yeah, I’ve got loads of these)…. Back in the days of the Wii U, when software was hard to come by and new games were a rarity, out of […]Read More Mario Kart 8 Deluxe -Review (Nintendo Switch)
So the popular genre from the 90’s is making a comeback, that’s right the golden age of FMV games is fighting its way on to the scene. Let me say all in all this isn’t a bad little game. Wales interactive, the team who gave us The Bunker and the Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker […]Read More Late Shift – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Well this review is a tough one to write, I love tennis and games in the past such as the Top Spin series have always been great and kept me coming back for more, however this game has not aced the serve and has left me wondering if the series can be redeemed. So let’s […]Read More Tennis World Tour – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Well the time has finally come and the Colossus (Sorry) that is Wolfenstein has been released on Nintendo Switch…..and what a game it is. Panic Button, Who if you don’t know are the team behind bringing this game to the Nintendo Switch and if you don’t know their work then allow me to name drop […]Read More Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Well the world-wide phenomenon that is Fortnite is now on the Nintendo Switch. For those of us who read the internet even before their e3 Direct we knew that the game was coming to the home/hybrid console.Thanks to People data mining and then uploading the info they had found the surprise was spoilt for all. […]Read More Fortnite – Review (Nintendo Switch)
Well I’ve been gone a while but I’m back. I’m old and forgot I had the page…So we are now suffering from post e3 blues and I keep hearing that Nintendo had a disappointing show. In my opinion everyone would have been very happy if a few things hadn’t been leaked by data hackers mining […]Read More Post E3 blues….Nintendo
Good morning to all!Nintendo announced back in January that Super Mario Odyssey was to receive a free update that would bring everyone’s favourite plumber (just me??) in to the game……yes that’s right LUIGI is getting his own mode.Luigi’s Balloon World update has apparently gone live, so anyone who owns Mario Odyssey hit update to receive […]Read More Mario Odyssey- Luigi Balloon world update
Maybe they are late to the party but it finally seems that Nintendo have finally realised that something for everyone really does pay off. The Nintendo eshop will see this week the release of Horror games Layers of Fear and Hollow, now these games are not your usual release on a Nintendo console. Wii U […]Read More Nintendo – finally adopting a broad mind.
Finally the notes for the latest patch for Doom have been released, lots of improvements and fixes listed below: • Motion Aiming – New control scheme option allows you to tilt the Nintendo Switch for more precise aiming • Multiplayer Parties – Added new party system, making it easier to group up and play with […]Read More Doom Patch Notes:
That is the question, now we all know that Wii U didn’t exactly set the world on fire with Hardware sales which in turn meant hardly anyone got to play on some of the fantastic games that were available for the now dead console.Since the Nintendo Switch launched last March there have been a few […]Read More Wii U Games – To Port or not to Port????
Good day readers, The surprise release of the fantastic Bethesda game Doom has been updated over the course of last night. Full patch details have not been released, however the icon art has been changed to the picture above and apparently motion controls have now been added in to the options. Does this create a […]Read More Doom – Nintendo Switch Patch Released (1.1.1)
Space horror game Hollow launches on Switch eshop this week on 22/02/2018. Check out the trailer by clicking the link below: Hollow Trailer – Nintendo Switch Check back after the games release later this week.Read More Hollow – Nintendo Switch launch
Hello! I took the plunge on the troubled port of Rime on the Switch and oh dear the issues made the game difficult to play….. Well great news sports fans because the developers have released a patch that fixes quite a few of the issues. Having put off playing this game due to its issues […]Read More Rime – Nintendo Switch Update Released
Just some info regarding the paid service launching later this year. As far as I am aware the prices are the same in pounds so: 1 month = £3.99 3 months = £7.99 12 months = £19.99 Let’s hope for some great surprises when they announce the rest!Read More Nintendo Switch Online launching late 2018
Well year one of Nintendo Switch is nearly over and looking back at its first year its been great. With titles such as the fantastic Breath of the Wild and brilliant Super Mario Odyssey it’s easy to see why Switch has sold so well, the next question is where do the big N go from […]Read More Nintendo – Switch it up?
Since the PlayStation launched its VR headset I will admit to being massively sceptical about whether it would be any good or if it would fall flat on its face. Now being in my thirties I’m not as quick to make an impulse buy. I decided to take the plunge at the beginning of December […]Read More PS VR – A Welcome Surprise.
Ok so we have all wanted a readily available selection of Nintendo back catalogue games since the Nintendo Switch launched early last year. Games such as Super Mario Bros 3, Mario World, Mario 64 and That’s just one series of games. Since last E3 I think most of us thought we would have a Switch […]Read More Nintendo Virtual Console???
Right this is a gripe of mine, I don’t see how playing the latest COD game for hours on end makes you a hardcore gamer. I am in my thirties and have been gaming since I was 6 years old, how on earth can a snot nosed, mouthy sod on a head set who is […]Read More What makes a Hardcore Gamer???