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Christian’s Top 10 Games of 2018

author image by Christian Paraguya | Articles Best of 2018 Features Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR Xbox One | 0 Comments | 22 Dec 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on what the year has brought us. With a few titles that were sure to shine, there were a few gems that seemed to have come out of…

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Christian’s Top 5 Games of 2017

author image by Christian Paraguya | Best of 2017 Console Nintendo Switch Platforms PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 25 Dec 2017

Wow! What a 2017. Xbox One X confirmed that the future of gaming for Microsoft and Sony is up in the air with nowhere else to go but upgraded graphics and processing. Nintendo Switch arrived and reminded us why Nintendo…

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“Splatoon 2” Review

author image by Christian Paraguya | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 10 Aug 2017

It’s been a few months since we got our hands on Splatoon 2 during their Global Testfire and it’s finally time to get answers to the questions that were brought up then. How will Nintendo’s online service operate? Have they not changed enough…

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“NBA Playgrounds” Review

author image by Christian Paraguya | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 21 Jun 2017

Arcade basketball is a missing gem in the world of gaming today. NBA Jam and NBA Street have both laid the foundation and have both been missing from the scene for much longer than the world would like. Does NBA Playgrounds bring back…

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“Puyo Puyo Tetris” Review

author image by Christian Paraguya | Articles Console Nintendo Switch Platforms PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 15 May 2017

Puyo Puyo and Tetris have both had prominent places in the puzzle genre, each offering a different type of unique gameplay. Many different iterations have been created throughout each franchise’s existence but how will it fare when tetrimino meets puyo?

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“Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers” Hands-On

author image by Christian Paraguya | Console Nintendo Switch Platforms WonderCon | 0 Comments | 12 Apr 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers was one of the few video games at WonderCon 2017 so you know we had to get our hands on it.

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“Splatoon 2” Impressions

author image by Christian Paraguya | Articles Console Nintendo Switch Platforms Previews | 0 Comments | 28 Mar 2017

Splatoon 2 is one of the most anticipated titles to come to the Nintendo Switch, and this past weekend was their Global Testfire. This gives Nintendo a better opportunity to stress test servers and give anxious players a sample of…

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“1-2-Switch” Review

author image by Christian Paraguya | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 09 Mar 2017

Showcasing different games that take advantage of the different features of the Nintendo Switch is always a great way to generate interest, and Nintendo does exactly this with 1-2-Switch. However, does this game have enough substance to make it a part of…

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Christian’s Top 5 Games of 2016

author image by Christian Paraguya | Best of 2016 | 0 Comments | 23 Dec 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I hope that you had an overall amazing year as we kick off SmashPad’s Best of 2016. There were a lot of hits and a lot of duds. We got past franchises making their way…

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“Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure” Review

author image by Christian Paraguya | Console PC Platforms PlayStation 4 Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 03 May 2016

The game of dodgeball has survived the test of time but the video game translation always seems to be off the mark. Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure tries to refresh the classic game with gameplay that is simple to learn yet difficult…

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“Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2” Review

author image by Christian Paraguya | PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 04 Mar 2016

The Plants vs. Zombies franchise takes us back to the lawn with the sequel to their popular shooter, Garden Warfare. It was a questionable move for the franchise, but because of the simple nature and price of the original, it was arguably the best…

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“The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes” Review

author image by Christian Paraguya | Nintendo 3DS Reviews | 0 Comments | 03 Nov 2015

After seventeen titles, does The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes keep the same appeal that has allowed the franchise to be successful, or is the storied franchise running out of new ideas? Four Swords has shown us that having more than one…

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