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General Morden should know not to make alliances with aliens
March 25, 2015 - Metal Slug has been around for almost two decades and for good reason. It still stands tall as one of the best run 'n' gun shooters and with the recent release of the third game on modern consoles, there's no reason not to experience this timeless classic. However, does just one game hold up enough to satisfy modern gamers or should you wait for another Metal Slug Anthology?
Read more: Metal Slug 3 Review
Maybe it wasn't a good idea to invite Bowser after all
March 23, 2015 - Mario's been partying with his friends for over sixteen years. However, his latest mini-game get-togethers have disappointed guests simply because he used to throw better shindigs back in the day. Now that the tenth installment is out, is it worth joining in on the fun or are you better off being a party pooper?
Read more: Mario Party 10 Review
Throw your hands in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care
March 20, 2015 - Believe it or not, Kinect has been available for almost half a decade and it's still rolling out games. Of course, it's not as fresh and exciting as it was back in 2010, but that doesn't mean that it isn't any fun. The newly released Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 will have Kinect owners asking if this sequel to last generation's controller-less hit is worth all of the arm strain or is it better to fiddle with buttons and sticks?
Read more: Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Review
Colonising Mars isn't going to be easy
March 18, 2015 - After decades of shoot 'em ups, it's difficult to create one that stands out in the modern age. Although Jamestown+ is a worthy contender, does it top the true classics from the '80s and '90s or are you better off living in the past?
Read more: Jamestown+ Review
An utterly spiritual journey
March 16, 2015 - Ambitious game development is the key to creating a timeless classic. However, many bold innovators have also produced countless failed endeavors. Does Ori and the Blind Forest live up to the hype or have the developers' blind ambitions got the best of them?
Read more: Ori and the Blind Forest Review
A bloody good time
March 14, 2015 - Very few games give you withdrawal symptoms after you put them down. Hotline Miami is known for its addictive tough-as-nails twitchy overhead action, but does the sequel live up to the original? Slip on your favourite animal mask, we're going to find out.
Read more: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review
TMZ: the video game
March 11, 2015 - If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to pester celebrities then here's your chance. Paparazzi allows you and a friend to play as a paparazzo and celebrity in an interesting take on the classic cat and mouse formula. Grab your camera; it's time for a photo shoot!
Read more: Paparazzi Review
An 8-bit monster bopping adventure
March 9, 2015 - With an already oversaturated market, here comes yet another retro indie platformer. Was jumping on enemies' heads merely a fond memory or is it still enjoyable in this day and age? Lace up your stomping boots, we're about to find out!
Read more: Zombie Incident Review
Time to get serious
March 8, 2015 - Whether it's bad translation or merely localisation staff having fun, there sure are some silly Maverick names. Let's take a trip down memory lane and have a look back at ten of the most laughable Mega Man X bosses.
Read more: Top 10 Mega Man X Mavericks With Ridiculous Names
Here's a tip: don't accept wooden stars
March 6, 2015 - Mario vs Donkey Kong is back and for the first time it's not exclusively for handheld. Tipping Stars features the gameplay of its predecessor Mini-Land Mayhem combined with a level editor and rewarding community mechanics. Should you let your minis march yet again or is it not worth winding up the little fellows this time around?
Read more: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Review
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