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Relive the '80s with chiptunes, neon, and challenging arcade gameplay
July 15, 2015 - It's difficult to tell what kind of game Spectra is just by looking at it. "Is it a rhythm game?" Good guess, but no. "How about a racer?" Not really. I think it's best to not put it in a single category. If we have to then let's just call it something generic like a modern yet retro-feeling arcade experience. I have a pocket full of quarters so let's pop a few in and see what Spectra is all about.
Read more: Spectra Review
You invite one cat into your home and before you know it...
July 13, 2015 - Puzzle games have come a long way since Columns, yet here's Nekoburo to offer a refreshing take on a classic. Full of kitties, humour, and new gameplay twists, this Vita puzzler is definitely intriguing. Should you let this stray into your home? Grab your catnip and let's see.
Read more: Nekoburo: Cats Block Review
A game so tedious that you would actually want it to crash
July 11, 2015 - The Wii U eShop has more than its fair share of subpar games. It saddens me to say that Don't Crash is yet another title that gives Nintendo's downloadable library a bad name. If you're still interested then let's take this lemon on a test drive.
Read more: Don't Crash Review
Soccer + cars = success!
July 9, 2015 - The creators of PlayStation 3's underrated vehicular sports title Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars have finally made a sequel. I must say that I was a huge fan of the original, so let's see if this long-awaited second installment lives up to it!
Read more: Rocket League Review
What is the secret of his power?
July 7, 2015 - From Alex Kidd to Vectorman, Sega had a ton of series that are unfortunately now buried in the past. Wonder Boy is one such series. The perfect combination of platforming, action, adventure, role-playing, and arcade elements created incredibly addictive gameplay set in fantastical worlds. Let's take a look back and remember a time when kids could freely buy alcohol from dragon bartenders.
Read more: Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World
They see me dronin'
July 6, 2015 - When you look at a game about flying a drone, you probably don't expect much. After all, how much fun could sitting on your couch while controlling a virtual toy actually be? The answer may surprise you, so it's time to give this thing a thorough test drive.
Read more: Quadcopter Pilot Challenge Review
You can now officially prove that you're the funniest of all your friends
July 3, 2015 - It's easy to get excited when you see a new game from the makers of You Don't Know Jack, Fibbage, and Drawful. However, they also made Word Spud, so it makes you wonder where Quiplash lies on the spectrum. Does it have what it takes to get the party started or are you better off sticking to the classics? Invite some chums over and let's give it a try.
Read more: Quiplash Review
Schizophrenia is Divine
July 2, 2015 - When it comes to indie game development, mixing genres is a method that always produces interesting results. Red Goddess combines melee combat, exploration, platforming, and some light puzzle-solving in a fascinating world that's fused together with beautiful storytelling. There's no denying how intriguing that sounds, but does it all add up to a worthwhile game?
Read more: Red Goddess: Inner World Review
This half-genie has a killer head of hair
June 29, 2015 - You don't often see DSiWare games getting ported to current consoles. For the most part it's understandable why, but when it comes to Shantae; you know you're in for a treat. If you're ready, give that magic lamp a rub and let's see if our wishes come true.
Read more: Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Review
Who said shoot 'em ups can't be cinematic?
June 27, 2015 - When it comes to old-school gaming, no genre has stayed as true as the arcade shooter. In a modern rendition of the classic formula, Astebreed takes familiar gameplay to a new level by setting it in an evocative anime world and the result may surprise you.
Read more: Astebreed Review
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