Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 128) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Konami's original cute 'em up returns
March 1, 2016 - Retro vertical shmups don't get much more colourful than TwinBee. Although it's an undeniable classic, does it still hold up in this day and age? Let's take to the skies, shoot at some clouds, and hope a few bells come out.
Read more: Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review
Prepare for some retro hack and slash RPG action set in ancient Japan
February 27, 2016 - The 16-bit era was the golden age of JRPGs. Sadame does its best to emulate what made this time exciting for the genre while offering many unique aspects to distinguish itself from its peers. Sharpen your katana because this is about to get bloody.
Read more: Sadame Review
Pint-sized yet powerful
February 25, 2016 - Local multiplayer games come in many forms. However, Wondershot is a refreshing change to this overcrowded market with its simplified and refined gameplay. When you're ready, invite some pals over and let's give this wonder a shot.
Read more: Wondershot Review
Rewinding tapes is harder than I remember
February 24, 2016 - Some games aim to twist your mind. Replay: VHS Is Not Dead forces you to think on levels that will give your brain quite the workout, but is it worth all the mental energy or should you just pay the late fee?
Read more: Replay: VHS Is Not Dead Review
Not far from portable puzzle perfection
February 23, 2016 - When it comes to on-the-go gaming, no genre fits the bill as well as puzzlers. SwapQuest combines path-making mechanics and RPG elements to create one unique formula. It's addictive, adorable, and challenging so let's get this quest started.
Read more: SwapQuest Review
No one said life as a ninja is easy
February 22, 2016 - Retro 2D action games are an oversaturated genre but they really stand out when done right. Ninja Senki DX takes us back to the 8-bit days in an impressively authentic package. However, is this ninja adventure too old-school for its own good?
Read more: Ninja Senki DX Review
A yarn you won't soon forget
February 20, 2016 - It's rare for a modern 2D platformer to be as memorable as Unravel. The incredible amount of imagination put in to craft every moment makes it quite a special experience, but does it live up to its undeniably unique premise?
Read more: Unravel Review
A barrel of fun
February 18, 2016 - I'm always happy to see indie games try something new. Super Blast Deluxe puts your timing skills to the test as you shoot characters out of barrels suspended high in the air. So, let's give it a shot and see how much of a blast it really is.
Read more: Super Blast Deluxe Review
Celebrate some unsung 8-bit classics
February 16, 2016 - Ever since Wii's debut back in 2006, there have been many retro hidden gems made available to download. In this list, I explore ten of the best underrated NES games that you can now play on Wii U, 3DS, or the trusty old Wii.
Read more: Top 10 Overlooked NES Games on Virtual Console
Long swords and short skirts
February 14, 2016 - Japanese schoolgirls just can't catch a break. Whenever humankind is in peril, you can count on them to save the day. In this arena combat brawler, you control a young lady named Misa. Does she have what it takes to slash her way through evil forces?
Read more: Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae Review
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