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Innovative pocket-sized treasures
September 16, 2015 - Nintendo's vast handheld library includes countless fantastic original titles. However, what about the spin-offs of classic series that reached success all on their own? Let's explore ten of these games from back when our favourite portable system only had one screen.
Read more: Top 10 Spin-Offs on Game Boy Advance
A stationery tale
September 15, 2015 - In an age where 3D platformers are scarce, Tearaway is back to fill the void. Although this iteration is a remake of 2013's PlayStation Vita version, there's plenty of innovations that'll make you fall in love with it all over again.
Read more: Tearaway Unfolded Review
The ultimate date game
September 14, 2015 - Unique cooperative gameplay concepts that work well are hard to come by. However, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime goes above and beyond expectations. If you're ready, let's take off and bring some love back to the universe.
Read more: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Review
This little ball of fluff is out to reclaim what was once rightfully his
September 12, 2015 - Puzzle platformers are nothing new, yet when they're done well they can be quite a fun way to spend your gaming time. Thankfully, Leo delivers awesome production value, tight gameplay, and interesting puzzles in his adventure to recover his long-lost fortune.
Read more: Leo's Fortune Review
Feel like a Boss
September 10, 2015 - Metal Gear has remained one of the most innovative series in gaming. With cinematic storytelling, addictive stealth gameplay, and an unmatched level of detail, gamers have put their trust in the brand for decades. However, does this latest installment live up to its legendary status? Let's slip in to our Sneaking Suits and find out.
Read more: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review
Retro racing at its most exciting
September 7, 2015 - After over 25 years, the follow-up to Nintendo's classic dirt bike racer is finally available in North America. It may just be more of the same with some added extras, but when it comes to Excitebike... is that really a bad thing?
Read more: Vs. Excitebike Review
Classic beat 'em up gameplay with a twist of insanity
September 4, 2015 - When it comes to brawlers, it must be difficult to develop something unique. Thankfully, Zombie Vikings has an absurd premise with tons of humour that'll keep you entertained even when the gameplay doesn't.
Read more: Zombie Vikings Review
It's a grower, not a shower
September 2, 2015 - Original concepts are becoming increasingly hard to come by yet Grow Home's unique premise will make your imagination run wild. If you're ready, let's plant some seeds, boot up our robot buddy, and see what it's all about.
Read more: Grow Home Review
In Soviet Russia, pixel slime you!
August 31, 2015 - It seems like the Wii U eShop is gathering a collection of bad games comparable to LJN's NES library. In comes Pixel Slime and his one-note high score chaser that'll keep you mildly entertained (and slightly irritated) for an hour tops.
Read more: Pixel Slime U Review
Metal Gear Squalid
August 30, 2015 - One thing in gaming that I can't stand is when developers opt to steal ideas from others in lieu of creativity. Everything from Volume's artwork to gameplay to visual effects are clearly lifted from 1999's Metal Gear Solid VR Missions with little innovation besides the fact that it takes all of the challenge away in favour of some poorly implemented gimmicks.
Read more: Volume Review
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