Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 136) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
Nintendo unearths and revitalizes some ancient treasures
February 9, 2015 - Kids today with their Wii U and 3DS don't understand what constituted as fun back in the early '80s. Ironically enough, they can now find out on their 3DS by downloading this collection of eleven Game & Watch classics.
Read more: Game & Watch Gallery 3 Review
201: A Greek Odyssey
February 7, 2015 - It must be a difficult feat to create a metroidvania adventure that even closely lives up to the games that the genre is named after. Apotheon is definitely a notable contender, but is it worth the journey back to ancient Greece or should you save your drachma?
Read more: Apotheon Review
A boy and his bot
February 5, 2015 - It seems like buddy-platformers are still in style after all these years. Although Kick & Fennick continues this tradition by teaming up a kid with a robot pal, it won't fail to impress with its unique and challenging gameplay mechanics.
Read more: Kick & Fennick Review
Grade three math homework: the video game
February 3, 2015 - If you've ever wanted to take simple math equations to the next level then here's a game for you. Sumico combines math with path-drawing puzzle mechanics to make one intriguing game. But, does it add up to warrant your undivided attention?
Read more: Sumico Review
It's time to make some waves!
January 30, 2015 - Water-based racing games are becoming an increasingly underrepresented genre so thank Poseidon that Riptide GP2 is here. As you speed through each race on your rocket-powered hydro jet, you'll find it difficult not to enjoy every moment.
Read more: Riptide GP2 Review
Surrender to the Void
January 28, 2015 - If there's one genre that indie developers keep trying to innovate; it's 2D puzzle-platformers. Nihilumbra may not reinvent the wheel but its unique gameplay mechanics and eerie atmosphere definitely make it stand out of the crowd.
Read more: Nihilumbra Review
Hasta la vista, alien scum!
January 27, 2015 - It's hard to believe how well some games still hold up after decades have passed since their initial release. Almost 25 years ago, this 2D scrolling shooter came out for the NES and it remains a must-play for fans of the genre.
Read more: S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review
Twin stick shooting with only one stick
January 23, 2015 - Zombies and twin stick shooters go together like peanut butter and brain jelly. Undead Storm Nightmare is yet another zombie-slaying shooter that boasts an interesting mix of gameplay mechanics but is that enough to compel you to survive another apocalypse?
Read more: Undead Storm Nightmare Review
Has the genetic structure of puzzle games devolved or mutated?
January 21, 2015 - When it comes to puzzle games, you would think that it's all been said and done, yet here comes Splice. With a very clever premise and deceptively simplistic gameplay, you'll want to stare into this microscope until you unravel every single cellular mystery.
Read more: Splice Review
Will the princess finally get her just desserts?
January 19, 2015 - Fat Princess has had a few incarnations over the years and this installment sees her royal plumpness in a freemium match-three puzzler. Although this may set off a few red flags, its clever utilization of RPG elements makes it quite an enjoyable experience. However, the question remains; is it worth sticking around for dessert or should you cut this meal short?
Read more: Fat Princess: Piece of Cake Review
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