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From Vampires to Mavericks to Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde
April 20, 2015 - Sony's PSP had a vast library of titles targeted towards retro gamers. Here, I take a look at ten fantastic remakes of classic games. Keep in mind that in order to be applicable for this list, the original games must have been released during the 16-bit era or earlier. Anyway, let's start this look back at some of the best retro remakes ever produced for portable play.
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It's best not to pinch pennies when it comes to space exploration
April 19, 2015 - It's always refreshing when indie developers try something completely unique. Affordable Space Adventures puts you and up to two friends in the cockpit of a rental spaceship where your goal is to explore an alien planet and eventually find a way to return to Earth. But, with the odds against you, will you succeed or be stranded while stuck in your little shabby spacecraft for the rest of your life?
Read more: Affordable Space Adventures Review
A puzzler for those who solve Rubik's Cubes in their sleep
April 17, 2015 - The 3D puzzle genre needs to be revived and Bloxiq may have what it takes to resuscitate it. Although recent puzzlers are targeted towards casual gamers, the incredible challenge to be found here means that only brainiacs need apply. Are you smart enough to take on this game of multi-dimensional strategy or are you satisfied to just crush candy for the rest of your life?
Read more: Bloxiq Review
Warning: tiles in this game are more delicious than they appear
April 16, 2015 - You know that you have a hit game on your hands when imitations increasingly start to emerge. Such is the case with Threes! which Tilelicious is clearly inspired by. However, it features many redeeming qualities that set it apart, but is it worth a download?
Read more: Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles Review
Classic shooting straight to the core
April 14, 2015 - The Vic Viper's latest shoot 'em up thrill-ride has finally arrived on PlayStation 3. While creating it back in the day, Konami opted to hand it over to Treasure instead of developing it in-house, but was that a good idea? Who am I kidding, of course it was!
Read more: Gradius V Review
This backpack is about to go on quite a wild adventure
April 13, 2015 - It's not every day that you get to play as a backpack. In MonsterBag, you indeed control one as you go on a crazy journey to finally reunite with your little girl owner. If that sounds like it's for kids then don't be fooled since much violence and insanity will ensue.
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Life after death sure feels a lot like an old-school Metroid game
April 11, 2015 - Step aside Samus; it's Trace's turn to explore an alien world. Axiom Verge is an exploration-based platform shooter that has captured the attention of retro gamers everywhere. However, is it worth leaving Zebes and exploring yet another unfamiliar planet?
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This castle is a creature of Chaos
April 8, 2015 - With countless Metroidvania games being released, it's a good time to revisit the origins of the genre. Symphony of the Night boldly took the Castlevania series in a new direction by incorporating exploration as the main gameplay mechanic in a similar fashion to the already established Metroid series. The result was one of the greatest video games ever crafted. As the 100th review on Video Chums, I invite you to join me in celebrating this brilliant example of gaming perfection in a modern review of a timeless classic.
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What were they thinking?!
April 6, 2015 - After over 100 episodes and a movie, the AVGN now has his own video game. So, let's all go back to the past, put on our Power Gloves and Konami LaserScopes, and hope that this game isn't as bad as the ones that the nerd is used to playing.
Read more: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Review
Destroying the planet sure isn't going to be easy
April 3, 2015 - Gamers tend to ignore games that require patience before they start to shine. The same could be said about modern classics such as Demon's Souls which took a great deal of time before it become popular. As far as I can tell, this tendency is due to the inability to give unfamiliar experiences a chance. Such is the case with Rack N Ruin. On the surface, it appears as if it's yet another throwaway indie title, but at its core, it's one of the most rewarding and challenging old-school adventures that I have ever had the privilege to go on.
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