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Target Earth: accessible edition
July 15, 2016 - You wouldn't think a somewhat obscure 1990 Sega Genesis 2D run and gun shooter would translate well for today's standards. However, Assault Suit Leynos proves that retro games can be as good as any modern title so let's start shooting.
Read more: Assault Suit Leynos Review
Virtual Console expands its 16-bit library
July 15, 2016 - It's been a long time but now a few games from the highly underrated TurboGrafx-16 are ready to download on Wii U. So, prepare to push the "Run" button and add some retro awesomeness into your gaming diet.
Read more: TurboGrafx Is Finally Available on Wii U
Nightmarish 2D action
July 14, 2016 - Back in the '90s, there were a ton of games set within sinister worlds inhabited by ugly creatures. Daydreamer brings back that style as if it never went away but is it a genre worth revisiting?
Read more: Daydreamer: Awakened Edition Review
A slam dunk, home run, and touchdown all in one
July 13, 2016 - Sports video games don't always have to be based on reality. Videoball combines retro Asteroids-style shooting with pushing balls into nets to create one extremely enjoyable competitive experience so get your monochrome jersey on and let the games begin!
Read more: Videoball Review
Unrest in the animal kingdom
July 12, 2016 - You don't often see games with rioting as a central gameplay mechanic. Anarcute puts you in control of a horde of cute furry fellows who seek justice no matter how dire the circumstances. But, is this a game worth fighting for?
Read more: Anarcute Review
This war is black and white
July 11, 2016 - Puzzle RPGs are a somewhat recent innovation in the world of gaming. Reversi Quest forgoes the cliche match three formula and crafts its battle system after the classic board game Othello but does it add up to a worthwhile concoction?
Read more: Reversi Quest Review
Great, another PETA game
July 10, 2016 - Every now and then, a game comes out that makes you want to shake your head. Dynamite Fishing: World Games provides one of the dumbest concepts for a game that I've ever seen yet for some reason, it manages to be a ton of fun.
Read more: Dynamite Fishing: World Games Review
Retro 2D action with a side of dubstep
July 9, 2016 - Indie developers love to make old-school arena shooters. Super Mutant Alien Assault allows you to play with a friend to blast away alien scum as a couple of robot chums but does it do enough to set itself apart in the genre?
Read more: Super Mutant Alien Assault Review
A fitting celebration for Final Fantasy Adventure's 25th anniversary
July 8, 2016 - Square's Seiken Densetsu series may not be as popular as Final Fantasy yet it has a dedicated following. This remake of the original Game Boy title stays true in many ways but is it too old-school for its own good?
Read more: Adventures of Mana Review
Your friendly neighborhood stuntwoman
July 6, 2016 - Once in a while, an indie game is created that breaks the mold of what you'd expect. Energy Hook has you control a stuntwoman equipped with a grappling beam and jet pack. The question is; do you have what it takes to be a master swinger?
Read more: Energy Hook Review
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