Unboxing and Testing Nintendo’s New Game & Watch in 2020

Am I hearing this right?

A new Game & Watch in 2020?

Don’t worry this is not a dream!

I got my hands on this cute little device on the 13th of November, luckily the same day as the release day, so I thought it would be a good idea to unbox and review the latest product.

It evokes a sense of nostalgia just by holding it in your hands. It’s very similar to the original and it doesn’t feel like it is a new edition until you actually turn on the device. The handheld itself is very small, which makes it hard to play on. Fortunately, I have small hands so I’m able to use the device. However, players with large hands are going to have a problem.

The difference between the original and the latest Game & Watch is that this one does not have an alarm embedded in it. The clock is displayed in the menu itself, which was something I thought was quite odd. Also, it did not come with a built-in stand which prevented you from using it as an alarm clock. Something that a lot of past owners used to use it for. I’m not sure what Nintendo was thinking when they excluded these features but I assume there must’ve been a valid reason.

Will we ever know?

Who knows.

Overall the game comes with three different games. “Super Mario Bros”, “Super Mario Bros 2 The Lost Levels” and “Ball”, the first-ever Game & Watch game released in 1980 featuring Mario instead of the classic Game & Watch character. You can switch between games without interfering with the previous gameplay and all three games can be paused at the same time.

Regarding the battery, you charge this little device with a simple USB C cable to a USB AC adapter. Unfortunately, Nintendo did not include a USB AC adapter with this bundle. I would recommend using Nintendo’s official brand, but if you don’t care about your precious consoles and aren’t a picky person like me, I am sure you can use a third-party product. Just make sure that it is compatible before charging it.

A full charge takes three hours and it’s supposed to last for about eight hours depending on your settings with the brightness and volume.

I would say that this console is definitely not for everyone. These games can be easily played on other consoles. I played these games on my Super Mario All-Star game on my Super Nintendo. I can also access the games on my NES or my Nintendo Switch online account. Note that “Ball” is excluded from the options I mentioned.

Keep in mind that people who get this console aren’t buying it for the games, it’s usually for nostalgic reasons. It’s a console that probably hardcore Nintendo fans would get as a collector or perhaps as an introduction for their kids who knew nothing about Game & Watch consoles.

If you want to see the full review then you can watch the video here. The first video is the unboxing and the second is me testing its functionalities.

Let me know what you guys think! Is it worth getting? Or is it just…meh?

– Siara

GIVEAWAY!!! The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert

I’m having a huge giveaway on Wednesday guys! Thanks to GAME I am able to give you the opportunity to go to The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses! I have 4 tickets to give out to 2 lucky winners (and their plus ones). The concert will be held next week on Tuesday 21st of November in London, England. Anyone can apply BUT I will have additional requirements due to the distance. I have to be 100% sure that you can attend the concert in London, otherwise you are not eligible to enter. Please do not apply to the giveaway if you cannot go. I will have to get the full name of the winners plus their + 1’s by the end of Thursday (LATEST) so please make sure to DM/PM me your personal info on Discord so you can pick it up at the venue (ID required).

 If you know anyone that wanted to go but didn’t managed to get their own tickets let them know about this giveaway! I will be live streaming tomorrow on Twitch, 15th of November 18:00 PM (CEST) and I will give you more details of how to apply in stream.

The winner will be announced at the end of the stream.

Twitch Channel

More info about the concert here

– Siara

Is the Super Nintendo Classic Mini worth it?

So I am having a bit of a dilemma…

Nintendo released a miniature version of the Super Nintendo on the 29th of September 2017. The Super Nintendo is my favorite console of all time and of course I became interested in this tiny cute console. In America this console was on sale for $70 dollars (£70 in England) which wasn’t a bad price in my opinion. When I checked the price in other countries I found out that this tiny console was charged 3 times more. $200 dollars, $200 freaking dollars, yes that’s insane. You can actually buy the original Super Nintendo on eBay and other retro sites for less. I do actually own the original Super Nintendo as well. So in the back of my head I was thinking “Is it worth getting it for $200 dollars?” The answer was of course no but then a voice came in my head saying “but it’s limited edition”…I hesitated once again.

I did miss the opportunity of getting the NES Classic Mini and I do regret that. I hate having regrets, especially when it comes to video games.

Sigh, so did I end up getting it? Yes I did. Would I recommend getting this fellow console? Yes and no. If you’re young and living in a generation with the newer consoles then yes, I don’t see why not if you want to give it a go. Although, if you’re a 90’s kids like me (or older) then I would suggest you to get the actual original SNES. Why? Because the cartridges gives that retro feeling to it. So worth it.

Why did I get it? Because I am an idiot…and I love Limited Edition products. Although I must say, I would not have gotten it if I didn’t already own the console because then I’d rather just get buy the real deal.

Unboxing post will happen when I receive it.

– Siara

Unboxing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Limited Edition! (EU Edition)

I wanted to share with you all my excitement and joy regarding this big box. There will be a lot of photos and a video at end if you want to see my reaction when I open it. I hope you will enjoy it!

The box is MASSIVE. I was not expecting it to be that big. It’s because I was comparing it with my previous limited Edition box with Skyward Swords, that box was tiny compared to Breath of the Wild. So when I saw it, I was quite surprised (if you watch the video at the end you will see how many times I say the word huge).

The first thing you see when you open the box is the CD. The CD contains all the music from Breath of the Wild. I haven’t heard anything so far (it’s because I haven’t played it yet, yes I know I am crazy, here I am writing this and editing videos for you guys instead,  the dedication is real). The CD is very simple in design, just black all around.

Underneath the CD you will find the actual game. Some of you already know but Nintendo decided to go back in time and cartigees once again. It kinda like the 3DS/DS carticges. I’m not complaining at all. Smaller size means easier to carry around and travel with which is quite awesome.

The picture of Link at the front as you can see, very cute (handsome AF, Link bae) and the back is just like any regular game you buy. There is a thing going on with people licking the games because they taste weird and Nintendo stated that they did use some sort of a chemical/taste to prevent children to eat them/chock on them. Glad to hear that Nintendo so aware of that and sorted it out, unless some kids enjoy the taste (I can’t say myself, I haven’t licked it…and no I won’t either).

The last thing in the box is the Master Sword statue. It was quite heavy. It was another box in the box so I had to take it out. I must say I was quite impressed. It looks pretty on my shelf (I am actually looking at it at this moment) I did notice some glue around the sword which made it look shiny and not matte like the rest of the area around the platform which was a little disappointment. Not sure if  I can fix that myself or not because I don’t want to ruin it, I am a master when it comes to that…I am not proud of it.

The price of this set was £89 which I think was worth it. I enjoy game play music and I have a big master sword on my shelf so heck yeah, going to make people jelly…by people I am talking about my imaginary friends : ).  But I must say, my life sized Master Sword and Hylian Shield was better than this sword but I do like collecting beauties like these.

I hope you enjoyed my unboxing post. I did also make a video so make sure to watch that too if you want to see my reaction when I open the box for the first time.

– Siara

The Last of us…Part II – My reaction and thoughts

So PSX (Playstation Experience) was held last week and I couldn’t catch it due to the time difference and streaming schedule (boho) but I ended up reading some tweets, articles and found out some crazy new releases! One of them were The Last of us Part II! Insane hype indeed. I didn’t watch the trailer until recently due to wanting to record a reaction video. I must say, Naughty Dog…I want more.’

I don’t want to reveal too much of the reaction video so I am gonna paste it here for those who wants to watch it first. Although, I do want to go deeper into this teaster trailer. Of course we know about the ending at Part I but this teaser gave us a deeper message. (Spoiler alert) Forest, Firefly logo and then a “mini” village. At the beginning you don’t really understand the situiation but at the end when she says “I’m gonna find and I’m gonna kill, every last one of them” that’s basically her saying; killing all the fireflies. So she is for some reason gonna wipe them all. Not sure if it’s connected with the Part 1 game (perhaps a little at the end of the game) but that’s all we know for now. I also don’t know if she knows about the lie Joel said or not at the end of Part I. We won’t know until it’s out I guess. Overall with the teaser,  good job Naughty Dog for the tense and excting video. You guys did a great job.

Perhaps Naughty Dog might release a new teaser. We can always hope.

– Siara

My DreamHack Winter 2016 #DHW16 Experience

So yeah…I went to DreamHack.

It wasn’t a planned to be honest and it wasn’t really for leisure. I went there for work purposes and stayed in Jönköping for one night (it’s about 2 hours away from Gothenburg) so that was the real reason for my visit at DreamHack.

I can’t really go into details of what I did there but it went quite well. I did a vlog though so that you guys can see how it really is at DreamHack.

For those who don’t know what DreamHack is, it’s the worlds largest digital LAN event that happens twice a year (in the same city). It all started with a group of friends playing games together in a basement as a gathering. After some time, this gathering turning out to get bigger and bigger and eventually got held at a school cafeteria. At that time, the event got the name DreamHack in year 1994. Today, DreamHack is not only being held in Sweden but it’s being held all over the world and is a big event for Esports such as CS:GO and League of Legends etc.

Hope that throwback gave you some info ; ) sit back and enjoy my lame vlog!

– Siara

Nintendo Switch


(Note: I wrote this in the airplane on my way to London two days after the announcement)

No bloody way…Seriously Nintendo? Stop toying with my heart. Nintendo Switch? You guys always surprise me, since day one.

On the 20th of October, Nintendo announced that their new upcoming console, (Nintendo NX) is called Nintendo Switch. A very interesting name indeed but if you haven’t watched the promo video yet then you wouldn’t know the whole concept behind the name.

Yes, now the name makes more sense right? Switching locations with your game, wherever, whenever! So amazed with this project. I wonder if the 3Ds will now be “forgotten” ? Now that they will release a “hybrid” console/handheld, would they still focus on their handheld consoles? As a 3Ds owner, I would probably stick around with the Switch. The only thing that differs them apart is the 3D screen and the touch pad. I’m curious to see what they’re going to do in the future regarding that. One of the other things that I noticed with the controller is that the joystick is not centered like their classic controller or PS controller. That made me super excited because I prefer that setup, it gives more comfort and proper accuracy in my opinion.

The other hype is that Nintendo is now partnered with more companies, developers and publishers (Epic Games, Unity, Ubisoft, EA, Activision…) which is a really good thing for Nintendo. I believe that Nintendo Switch will be a big change for Nintendo, perhaps the sales will go up like it did with the Nintendo 64 or the Nintendo Wii (waiting list was 6 months in Sweden. Ebay was my last resort back then)

As much as excited as I am, unfortunately, the console won’t get released until March 2017. Not too far away but Nintendo always have a “habit” of releasing their consoles during Christmas time. A delay was needed for this project I assume.

I’ve been waiting for a new Zelda game for a long time now and knowing that I can play it on a handheld like that makes me super excited. Although, I do prefer seeing Link on a big screen tv. So sexy, in HD.

What are you looking forward to with Nintendo Switch?

– Siara


Uncharted 4…The end?


The other day, I finished off Uncharted 4 live on Twitch and I must say, the Uncharted series is one of the best series I’ve ever played. It was all well connected story wise and blended in like a good cake mix (bad metaphor but you get the point) The ending chapter (before the Epilogue) (SPOILER ALERT) was very hyped too with the sword fight with Rafe, was not expecting that to be the “last boss”. All that treasure that Nathan and his brother Sam had been chasing since they were kids was now in front of them. That closure they both got, amazing. You get to learn a lot from Nathan Drake’s past. It was fascinating to go back and play as kid Nathan and teenage Nathan. Of course that happened to the pervious titles too which was very exciting.

The Epilogue was a good ending into the cake mix too but also perhaps a teaser? You get to see that both Nathan and Elena had been traveling the world with their company (that they had bought from Jameson) and then you end up knowing that they got a daughter that you end up playing as while exploring their current home and location.

Creative director of Naughty Dog, Neil Druckman said in an interview with The Sun that they wouldn’t make any more Uncharted games with Nathan Drake but according to him, Sony owns Uncharted and they can literally do anything with that franchise…so I wonder, perhaps they have some plans up their sleeves to make the daughter Cassie Drake the next star of a brand “new” franchise? They could start fresh with a new character and reveal the secret life that she had been living right after she started hearing about her parents dangerous adventures? Who knows. If they actually did end up making such a thing then they wouldn’t start working on it until many years later. So perhaps a game like that would come to surface in around seven years? I bet Naughty Dog wants to work on new titles too rather than focus on the “old” ones. Because eventually, you’ll get tired.

Regardless of their planning, I still believe me and Nathan would make a better couple than him and Elena. Just saying.


P.s..this was not photoshopped.

– Siara

My Top 10 favorite Super Nintendo Games

Decided to write this list because I streamed Donkey Kong Country three nights ago. I have many more favorites when it comes old games but these are my ultimate favorites and I decided to share them here on my blog. Hopefully you’ll be interested in getting one or two of the games yourself.


10. Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventure 

Yes, this might sound crazy but I played this game like there was no tomorrow, even though I hadn’t watched the movies…(still haven’t BUT IT’S ON MY MOVIE LIST) and I was so entertained by this game. I enjoyed it a lot. I never completed it though, it was bit hard for me when I was young. Perhaps I should give it another go.


9. Street Fighter 2 (2 player’s available) 

This was the first time I played Street Fighter and perhaps a bit young to play a game like that. You turned all bloody and beaten up in the end if you lost and I got scared as a kid when that appeared (it’s a bit funny now when I think about it) I still enjoyed the fighting game and played it a lot with my little brother, good times.



8. The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse  (2 player’s available) 

Alright, most of you probably are thinking, wth, a Disney game? To be honest, this game was one of the best games I played as a child (obviously because it’s on my top 10). It was entertaining, funny and a bit dark. My brother actually asked me to play this game with him during summer. Childhood memories.


7. Star Fox (Starwing)

I don’t remember any of the storyline of this game, because my English was rubbish as a kid. Didn’t know anything so it was hard to understand what was going on. The only thing I remember with their dialogue was that I would make up my own version and pretend like they’re actually saying that to each other (even if they didn’t) like “Mr Frog are you alright?!”, thought I was the coolest kid in town when I did that. Regardless of the story, the gameplay was fun and I enjoyed it even if I was a noob.


6. Super Mario Kart (2 player’s available) 

My childhood friend and I would always play this together. We would still pick this game to play even though Mario Kart 64 was released back then. Don’t know why really, I guess we just got attached to this game somehow. Damn those pixels though, so sexy.


5. Super Mario All Star

Okay, I know, this isn’t fair. Super Mario All Star is a bundle game with four different Mario games from the NES and the Famicom Disk System (Super Mario World: The Lost Levels). But it would be considered as a Super Nintendo game regardless because the games are a remake. Super Mario 3 was my addiction back then. I always looked forward to turn into a frog, swim in the ocean, then turn into a raccoon and fly over the sky. The thing that I didn’t like was the “cheats”. You can find a flute in two different places of the game which allowed the player to teleport to another world. A bit too easy to be honest.


4. Mega Man X

I was never able to beat this game when I was a kid. I got to the last boss and kept losing and losing, it was horrible…but I still have good memories of that game, same with the music. Luckily I managed to beat it later (one year ago lol) This game is worth playing, it’s fun, challenging and you might rage quite along the way so beware of that lol


3. Super Mario World (2 player’s available) 
Me and my brother would play this all the time when we were kids. I would always be Mario and he would be Luigi. It was because I was always player number one while he was number two so it kinda turned out that way. Although, I personally preferred to play Mario, don’t know why. I felt like this Mario game was a bit different compared to the other games and I liked that. Colorful Yoshi’s? Yell yeah.


2. Donkey Kong Country (2 player’s available) 

This game is one of the many classics that Nintendo has released. Rareware games did a good job with this franchise, same with the other titles that they developed later on in the years (we will never forget those times Rareware <3) This is a must to play game, especially if you have a brother, sister or an awesome friend to play with, that’s how you’ll enjoy it the most. My favorite character to play with was Donkey Kong. He was way more stronger than Diddy Kong and badass (in my opinion)


1. The Legend of Zelda – A Link to The Past

I guess some of you already knew this was coming. This is one of the best games of all time. No game beats over this one. It’s a classic and very nostalgic game to me. This was the game that started my love for video games and if you haven’t even tried it, then you’ve been living under a rock this whole time. But…it’s never too late to be a part of the cool kids. Make sure to try it out to be part of the gang!
Alright, I guess that’s pretty much it. Perhaps I should make a Nintendo 64 list next? We’ll see.

Which one is your favorite?

– Siara

Stereotype Gamers


This is a subject that does pass by from time to time when I meet new people in my life. It’s something I have to deal with and accept but that doesn’t mean I can’t vent it out somewhere.

I am sick and tired of people who stereotype gamers, I hate it. It’s something I have been through since I was a kid. People would be surprised that I would play games just because I was a girl. Does it bloody matter if I am a girl or a boy? No it does not.

The kids would talk about GTA 3 in the playground at elementary school (sorry once again ma for playing it underaged) and I would join their conversation out of the blue because I would know exactly what they’re talking about. The boys would give me a weird surprising look and ask me if I had played the game. At the time I didn’t understand why, but the older I got the more I realised that girls who played games were “rare” even though we really weren’t. That’s why I ended up not liking to talk about games as often because it would be considered as different and I couldn’t be bothered with it. It’s a bit sad now when I think about it.

My interest for games were a bit different than a casual gamer because I wanted to be a designer myself which meant that the conversation would eventually come up. My studies for example, people would ask me what I was currently studying. I didn’t feel comfortable when someone would ask, especially a guy. As soon as I would tell, they would get surprised and then ask me “Wait, you play video games?” …if i study to become a designer then of course I’d have a big interest in playing as well. Some people are just blockheads. Then I suddenly notice that the guy starts acting a bit more attracted to me for some weird ass reason. Maybe they’re hoping we’d kick it and play some games or something, I don’t know. Then they would say that I don’t look like one of those and I would ask “Those? What do you mean by those?” Of course, I already knew what the guy was about to say but I wanted to be 100% sure and hope that there is still hope in humanity when it came to the gaming community. “You don’t look like a typical gamer” …okay I am done. This is one of the lamest questions I’ve ever heard in my entire life. What the fudge does that even mean? One of “those” ? It’s like they’re trying to make up their own species or something. You know what he says next? “A fat guy who plays games in the dark and eats Taco Bell” …WTF dude. WTF. I was done talking with this dude. I excused myself asap and just walked away. Bloody moron. The sad thing is that this has happened a lot of more times before too that’s why I kept avoiding talking about it.

Recently I was hanging with my friend and I was talking about a game with her (she doesn’t game) and then her boyfriend then says “Siara should’ve been born as a guy because she’s so into games” …….So let me get this straight, you say that just because that I am a woman it is wrong to game? I have to be a man to be normal? Call me a feminist bitch but that’s bloody sexist. I got so angry when he said that. Wtf dude. Not a fond of him ever since.

I don’t avoid talking about gaming as much today because I work in the field and it’s a part of my life now. I just embrace it and accept that there are some small minded assholes out there that lives under a rock under the sea somewhere and I guess they need some education but they just aren’t smart enough to store that education inside their small minded brains. That’s why they keep choking out nonsense out of their throats. If you happen to be one of those people then try store this info and next time when you approach a woman in the gaming industry, treat her equal.

I am proud to be woman and being a part of the gaming industry.

– Siara