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Arcade Archives: Life Force Review

Arcade Archives: Life Force Review (PlayStation 4)

Vic Viper takes a break from Gradius

March 30, 2016 - Konami has a long history of developing great shoot 'em ups. As a spin-off of one of their most famous series (Gradius), Life Force carves its own path with many unique qualities, but does it hold up well in their lineage of classic shmups?
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Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble Review

Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble Review (PlayStation 4)

Bub and Bob are back, baby!

March 15, 2016 - Very few classic arcade games hold up as well as Bubble Bobble. Believe it or not, it's been thirty years since its initial release so let's pay Bub and Bob a visit and see how the years have treated them.
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Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review

Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review (PlayStation 4)

Konami's original cute 'em up returns

March 1, 2016 - Retro vertical shmups don't get much more colourful than TwinBee. Although it's an undeniable classic, does it still hold up in this day and age? Let's take to the skies, shoot at some clouds, and hope a few bells come out.
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Arcade Archives: Super Dodge Ball Review

Arcade Archives: Super Dodge Ball Review (PlayStation 4)

River City's favourite sport returns

November 17, 2015 - There's nothing like a good old fashioned game of dodgeball after a hearty brawl. This classic arcade sports game is now available for PlayStation 4, but is it as good as our memory tells us or were we hit in the head a few too many times?
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Arcade Archives: Raiders5 Review

Arcade Archives: Raiders5 Review (PlayStation 4)

A.J. and the raiders of the lost arcade

June 24, 2015 - Looks like I'm back at the arcade with one of the most obscure games you've never heard of. Where's Raiders 1 through 4, you ask? I have no clue, but here's Raiders5; an odd overhead shooter with unique gameplay. Enough with the jibber-jabber, let's raid this sucker!
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Arcade Archives: Gradius Review

Arcade Archives: Gradius Review (PlayStation 4)

Revisiting Vic Viper's origins

June 17, 2015 - As Gradius just turned 30 years old, a well-timed port recently arrived for PlayStation 4. Shoot 'em ups have grown a lot over the years, but does one of their most notable ancestors still hold up? Hang on to your quarters for now and read on.
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Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review

Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review (PlayStation 4)

Shooting for mediocrity

May 20, 2015 - With every installment of the Arcade Archives series comes yet another obscure arcade game port. Here we have Terra Cresta which is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. Is it on the same level as classics such as Xevious and 1942? It'd be best not to get your hopes up.
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Arcade Archives: City Connection Review

Arcade Archives: City Connection Review (PlayStation 4)

Get ready for some mad hydraulics

May 6, 2015 - Sometimes an unknown game is ported for some puzzling reason. I remember playing City Connection for NES back in the day and I haven't seen much of it since. It's now available for PlayStation 4 in all of its arcade glory, but after playing it... you'll wonder why.
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