Pokemon Sword & Shield Review

For most Americans, fall means the beginning of the holiday season. Scents of cranberries and pine begin to fill homes, sweaters and scarves are donned, and temperatures drop precariously low. For me, the crisp autumn air always signals something else…

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review

The cult hit Luigi’s Mansion released alongside the Nintendo Gamecube console in North America, November of 2001. The Gamecube release was the first Nintendo console to not see a mainline, Mario-led game in the plumber’s universe. Instead, Nintendoites got a…

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

It can sometimes seem to the casual bystander and consumer of popular entertainment that there are two letters on any executive’s mind: RE. Everything, from film to television to video games, is now centered on these two letters. Remakes. Reboots.…

Nintendo Indie World Reaction

Join Bryan from Level Down Games as he reacts to the Nintendo Indie World Direct, which was broadcast LIVE on August 19, 2019. Make sure to click that LIKE button, SHARE across social media and SUBSCRIBE on YouTube as well…

Dr. Mario World Review

Starting in 2016, Nintendo began experimenting with its most popular properties (that is, those not named Pokemon) and how their playstyles translate to a casual mobile gaming market. Super Mario Run was an interesting take on the runner genre starring…

Super Mario Maker 2 Review

One of my favorite gaming memories is sitting on a couch in a friend’s house, opening YouTube on a computer, and laughing hysterically at an old series dedicated to watching talented Mario players die relentlessly in modified levels designed to…

Super Mario Maker 2 | BGMania Podcast #105

This week on the podcast, Bryan and Frank are exploring another new soundtrack for a recently released Nintendo game, Super Mario Maker 2. Best of all, we’ve got a few new Koji Kondo tracks for your listening pleasure. Enjoy the…

Cadence of Hyrule | BGMania Podcast #102

Bryan and Frank have the pleasure of listening to some amazing music composed by the wonderful Danny Baranowsky on this week’s episode of the podcast. If you’re unfamiliar, a little game by the name of Cadence of Hyrule recently released,…