Sweet Christmas Gift Guide – Code name S.T.E.A.M.


This one’s for the Nintendo 3DS users out there – you’re not forgotten. Code name S.T.E.A.M. is from the brain children of Intelligent Systems; the same people who created many awesome games like Fire Emblem & Advance Wars (and I know I say that every time I mention of Intelligent Systems). Code name S.T.E.A.M. takes place in a alternation reality where it’s still the 1800’s and the whole world runs on steam. Then suddenly – aliens! So who are you going to call? The Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace or S.T.E.A.M. that’s who. This title is part action and part strategy, you can run and gun but action are all governed my steam power. Use too much for shooting and you can’t move, use too much for running and you can’t fight, you have to think ahead in this game. While not Advanced Wars (and what is really), Code name S.T.E.A.M. is a rare hybrid game that has colorful characters, challenging enemies, and plenty of replay ability (even amiibo support is you got the New Nintendo 3DS). Give this game to a Nintendo handheld owning friend this holiday, they’ll thank you, then disappear, and not return til they beat the game (and maybe the New Game plus too).