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Namco Museum Vol. 5 Review

Namco Museum Vol. 5 Review (PlayStation)

Pac is back and he's brought some shiny new friends

June 11, 2015 - It's finally time to discuss the last volume of the original Namco Museum anthology. Of course, there are plenty more Namco Museum collections that have come out since and maybe I'll review a few of those down the road. For now, this will have to suffice. Anyway, does the series end on a positive note? Let's put on our winged helmets and take a walk down memory lane to find the answer.
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Namco Museum Vol. 4 Review

Namco Museum Vol. 4 Review (PlayStation)

An odd journey into the unknown

June 8, 2015 - Previous collections featured a large variety of classic Namco titles. I guess that means it's time to take a trip to the back corner of Namco's vast library. These games may be obscure, but are they any good? Since I still have some quarters left, let's find out!
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Namco Museum Vol. 3 Review

Namco Museum Vol. 3 Review (PlayStation)

Digging up some arcade treasures

June 5, 2015 - These Namco compilations keep getting better. However, does the third installment maintain this trend? Seeing as it fills in some missing gaps from Namco's library, let's have a look at what's in this chest full of retro goodness.
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Namco Museum Vol. 2 Review

Namco Museum Vol. 2 Review (PlayStation)

A game of cats and mice... and dragons

June 3, 2015 - After a decent debut, the second Namco Museum manages to top its predecessor. Featuring a slightly newer and more unorthodox library, Namco Museum Vol. 2 definitely delivers the goods. What I want to know is; do you have enough quarters left?
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Namco Museum Vol. 1 Review

Namco Museum Vol. 1 Review (PlayStation)

Eat, shoot, race, repeat

June 1, 2015 - Namco is the king of the arcade. To celebrate their retro catalog, I thought it would be a good idea to spend the next couple weeks reviewing their five Namco Museum compilations for the original PlayStation. Before we begin, I want to mention that I'll be discussing the included games exclusively and not the extra content. If you're ready, grab a roll of quarters and pop one in!
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Mega Coin Squad Review

Mega Coin Squad Review (Xbox One)

A fun competitive multiplayer game, you can bank on it!

May 29, 2015 - Here is yet another offering for the recent resurgence of local multiplayer games. Mega Coin Squad takes its own unique approach to the formula, but does it do enough to set itself apart from the competition? Let's smash this piggy bank open and find out.
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Spy Chameleon Review

Spy Chameleon Review (Xbox One)

Sometimes blending in is a good thing

May 27, 2015 - Stealth games come in all shapes and sizes. Spy Chameleon opts for the overhead 2D approach which provides a simple and fresh take on the genre, but is it as fun as its 3D counterparts? Activate your cloaking device, we're about to find out.
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Mega Man 8 Review

Mega Man 8 Review (PlayStation)

An intriguing turn for our favourite blue robotic hero

May 25, 2015 - When it comes to pleasing nostalgic fans, the Mega Man series has definitely strayed a few times. Although Mega Man 8 is one of these installments, it's certainly by no means a bad game. So, let's charge our Mega Busters and rock on with the review.
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Aces of the Luftwaffe Review

Aces of the Luftwaffe Review (PlayStation 4)

Time to show those Germans some good old British hospitality

May 23, 2015 - Nazis are bad and shooting them is good. This is one of the video game commandments and the automatically scrolling shoot 'em up Aces of the Luftwaffe is yet another title to follow its simple directive. If you're ready, get your flight suit on and let's take off.
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Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review

Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review (PlayStation 4)

Shooting for mediocrity

May 20, 2015 - With every installment of the Arcade Archives series comes yet another obscure arcade game port. Here we have Terra Cresta which is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. Is it on the same level as classics such as Xevious and 1942? It'd be best not to get your hopes up.
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