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Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded Review

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded Review (Switch)

Mystery Dungeon: Slightly Enhanced

July 21, 2018 - Roguelike dungeon crawling has been a niche and enjoyable genre for decades. Last year's Touhou Genso Wanderer was a fun take on Mystery Dungeon games so how does this Reloaded version stack up?
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All-Star Fruit Racing Review

All-Star Fruit Racing Review (PlayStation 4)

One juicy kart racer

July 19, 2018 - Considering racing around in go-karts isn't as popular as it once was, any new entry in the genre is welcome. Thankfully, All-Star Fruit Racing is actually fun so buckle up and get ready to race!
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TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom Review

TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom Review (Switch)

I like turtles

July 19, 2018 - 2D puzzle platformers are a dime a dozen yet here's one that actually brings some clever concepts to the table.
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Tempest 4000 Review

Tempest 4000 Review (PlayStation 4)

Feed your head to the web

July 18, 2018 - Atari's 1981 arcade classic shooter is back in all its vector-filled glory. Tempest 4000 offers some innovations to the decades-old formula but how does it hold up to previous games in the series?
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Shining Resonance Refrain Review

Shining Resonance Refrain Review (Switch)

Sega's classic action RPG series returns

July 17, 2018 - Although Japanese gamers got to enjoy the latest Shining game back in 2014 for PlayStation 3, it's finally available in the west in an enhanced version. The question is: was Shining Resonance worth remaking?
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Hyper Japan Games: Summer 2018

Hyper Japan Games: Summer 2018

Gaming at London's J-culture festival

July 16, 2018 - The super-cool semi-annual Japanese-themed exhibition just wrapped up in London and there were plenty of fantastic games on display. I just got back from the UK and stopped by Hyper Japan while I was there so allow me to tell you all about it.
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20XX Review

20XX Review (Switch)

A Mega Man X roguelike

July 11, 2018 - Taking classic gaming formulas and adapting them to modern indie roguelikes seems to be a growing trend. So, does Mega Man X work well as a roguelike? 20XX is here to answer that question.
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ACA NeoGeo: Money Puzzle Exchanger Review

ACA NeoGeo: Money Puzzle Exchanger Review (Switch)

A highly underrated puzzler returns

July 10, 2018 - If you're as much of a puzzle game fanatic as I am, you've probably played Magical Drop. Money Puzzle Exchanger takes that classic formula and adds a coin exchange mechanic as well as a cast of anime idols so let's get ready to count some change!
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Arcade Archives: Renegade Review

Arcade Archives: Renegade Review (Switch)

Kunio-kun's innovative yet outdated debut

July 9, 2018 - The beat 'em up genre has been around for decades so let's see where it all began. Renegade (AKA Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun) introduced gamers to street brawling way back in 1986 but does it hold up more than 30 years later?
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1917: The Alien Invasion DX Review

1917: The Alien Invasion DX Review (Switch)

Definitely not for shmup fans

July 8, 2018 - Very few genres are as immediately gratifying as a good old shoot 'em up. Does 1917: The Alien Invasion DX have what it takes to test genre fans' skills or are you better off sticking to classic arcade shooters?
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