Posts Tagged ‘review’
  • Turrican Flashback (Featured Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on July 26, 2021 under Featured Review 1, News, Reviews, Switch
    Shmup aficionados who experienced computer gaming during the mid-to-late 1980s on the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST -- and then during the early 1990s on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive console -- should be familiar with the knuckle-whitening, blistering action of Turrican by developer Rainbow Arts. This frantic, futuristic shmup was eventually given a sequel - known plainly as Turrican II - and release... more.
  • Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on May 12, 2021 under Featured Review 2, Reviews, Switch
    We’re back, dood! And this time we have to find a missing pair of panties that belong to our master, Demon Lord Etna. We’re not sure what to do, dood, and this is where YOU come in. We need your help exploring the Netherworld for these missing undergarments, before Etna gets really mad at us. Like the game before it (i.e. Prinny: So You Want to Be a Hero?), Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! ... more.
  • Werewolf The Apocalypse: Earthblood (Feature Review) Xbox Series X|S

    Posted by on May 11, 2021 under Featured Review 3, News, Reviews, Xbox Series X
    Based on White Wolf Publishing’s tabletop role-playing game of the same name, Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood by developer Cyanide sees the player in the role of Cahal, an eco-terrorist werewolf who is determined to fight the evil Pentex corporation and the pollution it causes. With the assistance of his wife Ludmilla, brother-in-law Rodko and friend Ava, Cahal aims his sights on oil subsid... more.
  • “Me & You & A Harpoon Too!” — An ‘Olija’ (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on May 11, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be shipwrecked, get trapped in a strange country, and craft magic hats? If your answer is "yes" to any (or all) of these, then wonder no further! The folks at Skeleton Crew Studios and Devolver Digital have brought us Olija, which is a story that's all about facing the unknown in times of adversity. Olija is an interesting game about Faraday's que... more.
  • SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on April 2, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    The early 2000s was a great decade to be a fan of 2D fighting games. During this period in time, both Capcom and SNK collaborated on a series of fighting games that finally merged two of the best franchises in gaming history - Street Fighter II and The King of Fighters. Capcom, just like SNK, agreed to develop games independently of each other. What eventually culminated from Capcom’s half of... more.
  • “If At First You Don’t Succeed…Dry, Dry Again!” — A ‘Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry’ (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    (NOTE: Hi folks! Before I begin here, I'd like to mention that this particular review is for the Nintendo Switch version, not the Xbox One version. The game was released in June 2019 for the Switch & September 2020 for Xbox One respectively...) It's always refreshing (at least for me) when a classic game from way back when, makes its way into current-gen consoles. In this particular instanc... more.
  • Thunder Force AC (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    Back when the Sega Genesis was a household name and 2D horizontal shooters were all the rage, Sega and Technosoft came together to release an arcade variant of their popular 16-bit home console shooter, Thunder Force III. Ported to Sega’s System C-2 hardware - and virtually identical to its Genesis counterpart - Thunder Force AC was born.  Gamers familiar with the Thunder Force series (o... more.
  • Space Invaders Forever (Feature Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on February 1, 2021 under News, Reviews, Switch
    Known as the game that pioneered the shmup genre, Taito’s Space Invaders first made its debut in arcades back in 1978. Due to the game’s popularity with arcade patrons, Space Invaders was eventually released on the Atari 2600 in March of 1980 to much fanfare. The history of this IP is legendary, as it went on to appear in Taito Legends (i.e. Playstation 2, Xbox and PC) and on to other platform... more.
  • Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus (Feature Review) Playstation 4

    Posted by on December 17, 2020 under News, PS4, Reviews
    Developed by Bulwark Studios and published by Kasedo Games, Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is a turn-based strategy RPG that uses a Visual Novel-like presentation to convey its story.  As the game’s main protagonist, the player is given control over various ‘Adeptus Mechanicus’ units, including  tech-priests and standard military grunts (all of which have varying degrees of skills). ... more.
  • The Takeover (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on October 19, 2020 under News, Reviews, Switch
    The Takeover by developer Pelikan13 is a 2.5D side-scrolling beat ‘em up that pays homage to games like Tecomo’s Double Dragon, Capcom’s Final Fight and Sega’s Streets of Rage series. As one of three street brawlers, the player is tasked with cleaning up the streets of Steel Haven; a city rife with crime and gang activity. In addition, police officer Ethan Rivers and his girlfriend’s dau... more.
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