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The NES classic: extra spicy edition
December 24, 2017 - Over the decades since its original release, very few 2D platformers have managed to top the fun of the original Super Mario Bros. This hard to come by arcade version is a more challenging take on the classic so gobble up some 'shrooms and let's save the princess!
Read more: Arcade Archives: Vs. Super Mario Bros. Review
Wii-quality shovelware returns
December 24, 2017 - Considering mini-game compilations aren't as common as they were a decade ago, perhaps it's time they make a comeback. Party Planet is a collection of 30 bite-sized games but is it a matter of quantity over quality?
Read more: Party Planet Review
Homer meets Badlands
December 23, 2017 - Top-down racers were some of the most exciting games back in the '80s. The Next Penelope plays a lot like the 1989 arcade classic Badlands yet it tells a story that's basically a futuristic take on Homer's Odyssey.
Read more: The Next Penelope Review
Mobile Light Force returns
December 22, 2017 - Psikyo has a fantastic library of action-packed shoot 'em ups and here's one of their first. Fill your pockets with quarters and set your time machine to 1994; we're heading to the arcade!
Read more: Gunbird Review
A Clever Endeavour indeed
December 21, 2017 - By just looking at some games, it's hard to tell what to expect. Although Ultimate Chicken Horse seems like a goofy 2D platformer, it's so much more than that so get ready for one of the most addictive multiplayer games that you'll ever play!
Read more: Ultimate Chicken Horse Review
Take your pinball for a ride
December 20, 2017 - Although Zen Studios excel at adapting existing franchises for their pinball tables, their original creations can be just as fun. Here we have a table full of roller coasters and another that stars Hercules so let's get flipping!
Read more: Pinball FX3: Carnivals and Legends Table Pack Breakdown
Still whackin' balls in 2017
December 20, 2017 - Virtual Air Guitar Company has a fun-filled library of motion-controlled games and they don't seem to be stopping anytime soon. Boom Ball 3 is an expectedly fun Kinect game but does it differentiate itself enough from similar experiences?
Read more: Boom Ball 3 for Kinect Review
Perfect portable pinball
December 18, 2017 - The latest pinball table hub from Zen Studios is now available for Nintendo's newest hardware with some pretty nifty new features. I recently tried it out for myself so allow me to explain how Pinball FX3 works on Switch.
Read more: Pinball FX3: Switch Exclusive Features
Brutally challenging yet ultimately rewarding twin-stick action
December 17, 2017 - It's been over 36 years since the arcade classic Defender released and indie developers are still inspired by its simplistic yet enjoyable gameplay. Boiling Bolt certainly feels like a classic arcade game but is it worth your hard-earned quarters?
Read more: Boiling Bolt Review
A top-notch dungeon crawling action RPG; now upgraded!
December 17, 2017 - Earlier this year, a fantastic and highly underrated Vita ARPG from Nihon Falcom released. Less than six months later, we can now enjoy an upgraded version of it on PlayStation 4 so grab your Soul Device and let's head back to the Eclipse.
Read more: Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Review
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