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Feeling Lucky? - New Super Lucky's Tale Review

Post Date: 11/12/2019 8:22:42 AM

Feeling Lucky? - New Super Lucky's Tale Review

We’re in an age were platformers are back in style. Mascots of old have made comebacks with the likes of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro coming back in full swing, and let’s not forget Mario with 2017’s amazing Super Mario Odyssey, but what of the newcomers? Playful Corp. have thrown their hat into the ring with Super Lucky’s Tale, originally releasing November 2017 on the Xbox One and now making its v...

Rage Against the Arcade Machine - Fight'N Rage Review

Post Date: 9/29/2019 10:28:00 PM

Rage Against the Arcade Machine - Fight'N Rage Review

Ever yearn for the days of the arcades? Dropping quarters into a beat 'em up machine repeatedly in an attempt to get one screen further? A time long since passed, what with arcades falling in favour to home consoles. But it is a time not forgotten and solo games developer Seba Games Dev is here to remind you of the quarter munching days in front of a glowing CRT cabinet with Fight’n Rage, a ridiculously faithful c...

Dudes in Distress - River City Girls Review

Post Date: 9/15/2019 9:25:13 AM

Dudes in Distress - River City Girls Review

It came as quite a surprise when it was revealed that WayForward was taking on the Kunio-kun franchise with their own unique spin, centering around two characters that most people in the west might not have heard of before. To most people, NES games like River City Ransom or Crash n’ the Boys are the most exposure they’ve had to this series, but it has extensively covered platforms from the Famicom all the w...

Is the 2009 Bogey Man Still Spooky? - Slender: The Arrival Review

Post Date: 6/30/2019 1:56:45 PM

Is the 2009 Bogey Man Still Spooky? - Slender: The Arrival Review

Slender: The Arrival was first released for PC back in 2013, a time when the Slenderman was all the craze. The game has since been released on a variety of consoles throughout the years, culminating in a release on Switch earlier this week. How well does this game hold up in 2019? Is the Slenderman even spooky anymore? Platforms: PC, PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Switch [Reviewed]Developer: Blue Isle StudiosRelease...

A Ball of a Time - Road to Ballhalla Review

Post Date: 8/3/2018 5:28:46 PM

A Ball of a Time - Road to Ballhalla Review

Roll a ball into a hole to win. Sounds simple, right? Well, not quite, as Road to Ballhalla showcases all the trials one little ball has to overcome in order to reach Ballhalla. Such a simple concept could’ve been a fairly standard and uninteresting affair, but Torched Hill have managed to embellish this game with so many nice little touches that it manages to stand out for itself. There is substance to its simpli...

Mechanically Minded - Iconoclasts Review

Post Date: 7/31/2018 2:49:41 PM

Mechanically Minded - Iconoclasts Review

Attentive indie game fans may have no doubt noticed Noitu Love: Devolution which made its console and handheld debut in 2016 on the Wii U and 3DS, having previously been PC exclusive, and were probably looking forward to what Joakim Sandberg had next to offer. Having spent many years crafting and fine tuning his next project, Iconoclasts, it finally came out to the world in January this year. But only on PC and Playstat...

A Lull in the Middle - The Fall Part 2: Unbound Review

Post Date: 5/28/2018 6:02:53 PM

A Lull in the Middle - The Fall Part 2: Unbound Review

The first entry in this trilogy, The Fall, was one of the first Wii U games we reviewed on Nintendo Castle back in 2014. I enjoyed that game quite a lot and had been looking forward to the sequel, which came to Switch and other platforms earlier this year. If you've yet to play the first game, you shouldn't bother with the second yet. Check out our review of the first and see if you're interested (the first game is now ...

Down and Dirty - SteamWorld Dig Review

Post Date: 2/3/2018 7:08:52 PM

Down and Dirty - SteamWorld Dig Review

SteamWorld Dig has dug itself a nice following since it first released nearly five years ago, earning itself a sequel last year. This isn’t the first time the game has graced a Nintendo platform, launching as a 3DS exclusive and eventually making its way to the Wii U in 2014, nor is it the first time it has been on a handheld. However, the Switch release marks the first time it has come to a handheld in full HD. I...

The Fast and the Furi-ous - Furi Review

Post Date: 1/15/2018 7:16:26 PM

The Fast and the Furi-ous - Furi Review

Describing Furi in one sentence will not do the game any justice, as it is more than its outer shell suggests. At the most basic, it is a boss rush shoot-em-up combined with one-on-one close range combat sequences at certain sections of a battle. It is extremely challenging and not for the faint of heart, demanding the most from the player. Does the game live up to its furious moniker, or does it fall flat on its face? ...

A.K.A. Mr. Crashy - Mr. Shifty Review

Post Date: 5/1/2017 4:52:52 PM

A.K.A. Mr. Crashy - Mr. Shifty Review

Mr. Shifty is a top-down brawler that is largley inspired by 2012's Hotline Miami. Its Switch launch has received quite a bit of media attention, largely due to some overwhelming performance issues. Although these issues are very prevalent and will be detailed in this review, Mr. Shifty shouldn't be written off completely. With publisher tinyBuild promising a performance patch for the Switch version in the near future, ...