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Catch a Duck – Switch

Catch a Duck – Out now on Switch – £4.49/$4.99 – Published by Ultimate Games SA In the 70s and 80s, there seemed to be a lot of animation to be found in a wobbly, hand-drawn and charming style – think Roobarb or Henry’s Cat, for example. It was this type of cartoon that I was most reminded of when […]

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Pawarumi – Switch

Pawarumi – Out now – $14.99/£13.49 – Published by Manufacture 43 I’m not very good at shoot ’em ups (or shmups, as they’re affectionately known among enthusiasts). Or at least, I stay away from them for the most part because I’ve found many shmups to be far too challenging to be enjoyable. Pawarumi is different, however, with unique playthroughs available […]

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Terrorhythm – Switch

Terrorhythm – Out Now on Switch (£8.99) – Published by Forever Entertainment There’s an immediate appeal to Terrorhythm’s beautifully stylised visuals and pulsing electronic soundtrack; it’s intoxicating. Feeling like a hybrid of the beautiful, compelling synaesthesia of Rez and – to me, at least – NES/arcade classic Kung Fu/Kung Fu Master, Terrorhythm eventually hits all the right notes, but there’s […]

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Goosebumps Horrorland – Wii

Though I was a little too old for Goosebumps when it first released – being the ‘edgy’ teenager that I was in 1992, my tastes for scary fiction skewed way higher, with my favoured authors at the time being Stephen King and James Herbert – I’ve nonetheless read quite a few of the books in the last few years. There’s […]

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Games Of My Life: Jurassic Park – SNES

It’s hard to articulate the effect that Jurassic Park – the film – had on cinema when it arrived in 1993. Though CGI special effects had been utilised in a number of prior films – most notably in The Abyss, with its amazing sentient water ‘creature’ in 1989, then another James Cameron film in 1991: Terminator 2, with what were, […]

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold – DS

Based on a cartoon that was broadcast between 2008-2011, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (which released in 2010) takes the show’s concept of featuring a different super hero team up in each episode and turns it into a fun, straightforward platformer with a few neat touches. The cartoon series was excellent; many episodes featured a pre-credits scene which quickly […]

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Scooby-Doo! First Frights – Wii

Though I often cover Wii games that can pretty much be bought for pennies, occasionally I’ll venture into a slightly higher price range. The exception I made this time is for Scooby Doo: First Frights – having always been a fan, I thought I’d give this a try, especially as the blurb and cover art looked so appealing. Though I […]

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Gunpowder on the Teeth: Arcade – Switch

Gunpowder on the Teeth: Arcade – Release Date: 25th July 2019 – $4.99/£4.49 – Also available on Steam My plan was this: download Gunpowder on the Teeth: Arcade and play through as much as possible in order to get a review out in time for release day. Given that the game releases on the 25th of July 2019, and today […]

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Emergency Mayhem – Wii

My quest to uncover hidden gems – as cheaply as possible – in the Wii’s enormous library continues. Not to be confused with Emergency Heroes, Emergency Mayhem is a much more slapstick-style romp through an insanely dangerous and malfunctioning city, overrun with disasters, crime…and monkeys. Where Emergency Heroes took itself quite seriously, Emergency Mayhem definitely does not. At first glance, […]