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Category: Shoot ’em Ups

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Well, that escalated quickly…

The digital ink has barely dried on my very first Nintendo Life review – and yet, here’s another one! Thank you to everyone who was kind about my Beast Quest review, especially those of you who wanted me to get a chance to review a decent game next. Your wish came true! So without any further ado – here’s my […]

Indie Games 2

Red Horizon – Steam

Red Horizon – Out Now (£0.79) – Developed & Published by Allen Games I’ve spoken before about how rubbish I am at shoot ’em ups. Like pretty much anything in life though, you don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it – and so it is with Red Horizon, a challenging shooter that takes some inspiration from Asteroids […]

Classic Movies 2

It Came From The Bargain Bin – 3: Stranglehold

Format Played: XBox 360 Current CEX Price: 50p It’s fair to say that, once John Woo left Hong Kong in the early 90s, his movie output struggled to match the quality of his previous films. Though his first US film – the Jean-Claude Van Damme action vehicle Hard Target (in which Van Damme has the most spectacular wet look mullet) […]

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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 […]

90s 2

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, […]