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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
Taking the concept of bombing to a whole new level
March 4, 2015 - Very few retro flight combat sims are worth revisiting in this day and age. Does Aces of the Air deserve to be a member of this select few? Let's don our flight suits and take this simulator to the skies to see if it can withstand the heat of battle.
Read more: Aces of the Air Review
It's about time
March 2, 2015 - When a game developer opts for a minimalistic approach, it's always a bold move. However, few have mastered this modus operandi. The question is, does Minutes have what it takes to be a worthwhile experience or should you spend your time elsewhere?
Read more: Minutes Review
The game that won't give up the fight
February 27, 2015 - It looks like Team Ninja is jumping on the fighting game re-release bandwagon like so many other developers. Within the past two and a half years, Dead or Alive 5 has been through four iterations. It makes you wonder; is it worth getting if you've already played a previous version or is it best to wait for the inevitable Dead or Alive 6?
Read more: Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review
Solvalou takes to the skies in 3D
February 25, 2015 - For a shoot 'em up released over 30 years ago, Xevious truly stands the test of time. This collection contains four arcade iterations with the most notable being Xevious 3D/G. Strap in to your Solvalou, we're going on a ride to experience retro arcade shooting at its prime!
Read more: Xevious 3D/G+ Review
Get ready for a roly-poly adventure
February 23, 2015 - As one of the most reinvented video game series ever, Kirby returns in a follow-up to his decade old Canvas Curse. Now featuring some of the cutest visuals in Kirby's history, multiplayer, and more bonuses than you can shake a paintbrush at, is it worth taking a trip back to Dream Land or should you make the little pink fellow restore colour to his homeland all by his lonesome?
Read more: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Review
Ten ways to skin a dragon
February 22, 2015 - If there's a single genre that stands out on the Vita, it's JRPGs. On this day three years ago, the PlayStation Vita was widely released in North America and I wrote this list to mark the occasion. So, slip into some comfortable cosplay and enjoy this look back at ten incredibly fantastical stories of slaying demons and saving the world. As a side note, strategy games aren't included in this list (sorry, Disgaea).
Read more: Top 10 PlayStation Vita JRPGs (First Three Years)
These space invaders sure mean business
February 20, 2015 - There's nothing more satisfying for a retro gamer than discovering an underrated gem. You may not have heard of Axelay, but its perfect combination of tight shoot 'em up gameplay, exemplary presentation, fresh level design, and thrilling boss battles will have you hooked from start to finish. Now that it's available for multiple consoles, being able to experience this old school alien invasion is easier than ever.
Read more: Axelay Review
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