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Sonic Mania is currently suffering from a couple of technical hiccups on Switch. Multiple users have experienced issues with taking screenshots, accessing the Home Menu, and using the power button. The response times are either very slow, or completely nonexistent.

Kotaku says that the issues stem from playing in portable mode, but some players have reported encountering the same problems while the system is docked as well. The site adds that it isn’t happening for everyone, and can be intermittent.

We’re hoping it won’t be too long until an official fix is issued via an update. Thankfully, the issues don’t really affect gameplay.

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Though Sonic Mania only just debuted today, some folks have already completed the game. If you’d like to see the final boss and ending, you can watch the video below.

A lengthy gameplay video is in showing a bunch of Sonic Mania footage on Switch. Take a look at an hour of gameplay below.

Several new Sonic Mania videos are in showing some rather interesting things. Below you’ll find gameplay of a boss fight, an Easter egg involving the SEGA Genesis, and a special secret mode.

SEGA has published the official launch trailer for Sonic Mania, arriving tomorrow on Switch. Watch the video below.

With just a day remaining until the official launch, SEGA has lifted the review embargo for Sonic Mania. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

IGN – 8.7 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
Game Informer – 8.5 / 10
Kotaku – N/A
Eurogamer – Essential
Polygon – 7 / 10
Destructoid – 8 / 10
Videogamer – 7 / 10
GamesBeat – 93 / 100
USgamer – 4 / 5

We’ll have our own review of Sonic Mania ready to go later this week.

Early reviews for Hey! Pikmin are beginning to be published online. For some of the early verdicts, look at our roundup below.

IGN – 6.8 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
USgamer – 3 / 5
Game Informer – 6 / 10
Nintendo Life – 6 / 10
Destructoid – 7 / 10
Polygon – 7 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8 / 10

We’ll be publishing our review for Hey! Pikmin as well as Miitopia later this week.

With the embargo lifting just a few minutes ago, reviews for Splatoon 2 are pouring in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
GameXplain – Loved
Eurogamer – Recommended
GamesBeat – 90 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Videogamer – 8 / 10
Destructoid – 8.5 / 10
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
Game Informer – 8.25 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8.5 / 10
USgamer – 4 / 5

ARMS reviews roundup

Posted on 1 year ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 28 Comments

Early reviews of ARMS are now starting to pour in. Various outlets are sharing their opinions about Nintendo’s new Switch fighter, launching next week. We’ve rounded up some of the reviews below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
IGN – 8 / 10
GameSpot – 7 / 10
Game Informer – 8.25 / 10
Gamereactor – 7 / 10
Videogamer – 5 / 10
Destructoid – 7 / 10
Eurogamer – Recommended
Easy Allies – 3.5 / 5
GamesBeat – 80 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
GameXplain – Liked-A-Lot
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8 / 10
USGamer – 3 / 5
Shacknews – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 4.5 / 5

The first handful of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers began to surface today now that the game’s embargo has lifted. We’ve compiled some of these verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Hand Sideways
USgamer – 3 / 5
Destructoid – 7 / 10
Gamereactor – 5 / 10
Nintendo Life – N/A
NintendoWorldReport – N/A
Shacknews – 5 / 10
GameXplain – N/A
Eurogamer – “Avoid”