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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Kunio-kun's innovative yet outdated debut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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Yuso Review

Yuso Review (Switch)

A cute on-the-go puzzler

July 6, 2018 - Innovative puzzle games are hard to come by in this day and age. Thankfully, Yuso offers a simple yet unique puzzle-filled world that'll keep you trying to solve its clever puzzles for hours.
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Fill-a-Pix: Phil's Epic Adventure Review

Fill-a-Pix: Phil's Epic Adventure Review (Switch)

Would anyone like a hot drink?

July 5, 2018 - Lightwood Games have been creating puzzlers based on tried and true formulas for a few years now and here is their latest noodle-scratching experiment. So, grab a cup of tea and your favourite biscuit and let's help Phil fill out some pics.
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Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Wizard Fire Review

Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Wizard Fire Review (Switch)

A button-mashing fantasy

July 2, 2018 - As if Data East's Gate of Doom wasn't obscure enough, here's its little-known sequel.
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Gunbird 2 Review

Gunbird 2 Review (Switch)

Psikyo does it again

July 1, 2018 - The arcade shoot 'em up ports keep on coming and here's a classic from the turn of the century. The original Gunbird may have been a bit too simple but does this sequel offer anything new and exciting?
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