Articles written by A.J. Maciejewski (Page 88) RSS Feed for A.J. Maciejewski
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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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!
Read more: Namco Museum Vol. 1 Review
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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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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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.
Read more: Mega Man 8 Review
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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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.
Read more: Arcade Archives: Terra Cresta Review
Get ready for an unexpectedly wild ride
May 18, 2015 - Sometimes a game is instinctively brushed off as being just for kids. Although Color Guardians surely fits this description, it's far from child's play. You'll need the swiftest gaming reflexes around to master this hidden gem. If you're up for the challenge then let's get started!
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A new dimension of puzzle-solving bliss
May 15, 2015 - When it comes to puzzle platformers, you can trust Nintendo to provide hours of fun. Stretchmo is a sequel to Pushmo that came out of nowhere, but does it live up to the high standards set by previous installments? Of course it does, so let's push on with this review.
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Party like it's 2084
May 14, 2015 - It's time to go back to the origins of twin stick shooters. From the makers of the Space Invaders inspired Titan Attacks! comes their take on Robotron: 2084. Does it hold up to the classic or is humanity doomed yet again?
Read more: Ultratron Review
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