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Preview: Ninja Chowdown

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2019 – in which the game reached 191% of its funding goal – Ninja Chowdown will soon be releasing on iOS. The adventures of chubby ninja Donatsu, Ninja Chowdown sees The Traveling Rollnin’s leader, Sushi Sam, stealing the Doughnut of Ultimate Knowledge from Donatsu’s Dough-jo. Chonky badass Donatsu is the only ninja with the […]

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Review: Not Not – A Brain Buster

Available now on: Switch (version played), Android & iOS I’ve always been incredibly quick to inform people when they’ve committed the ultimate sin: using a double negative. Though correction can often be met with bafflement and the offender still going on to use phrases such as ‘I didn’t say nothing’ when they mean the complete opposite, it’s something I’m unable […]

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Mobile Game Review: WallBang

Available now on Google Play As I’ve mentioned before in several articles where I’ve taken a look at mobile games, it’s an area which is often maligned and misunderstood. The most popular and well known games – not to mention the games which make their developers an awful lot of money – tend to be ones that are pick up […]

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Review: Donut County

I find myself increasingly bored by big scale, so-called triple-A open world collectathons in which the entire experience is diluted by endless icons dotted around gargantuan, intimidating maps. Most of what you end up doing in so many big open world games these days just ends up feeling like completely pointless busywork, there to pad out the running time of […]

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Review: Masky

Available Now on: Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Switch, Windows – Version Played: Switch – Price: $4.99/£4.49 – Published by: Forever Entertainment There’s an incredible variety of indie games available on the Switch – and the fact that they can be played either on the TV or in portable mode means that there’s room for all kinds of titles, big or […]

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Review: Pac-Man 256

Though it’s been around for some time – having been released in 2015 for Android and iOS – I decided to reacquaint myself with Pac-Man 256 following the 40th birthday of the perenially popular yellow dot-muncher. It’s a superb little game; essentially a Pac-Man meets Crossy Road endless runner (which is no coincidence – Hipster Whale developed both Crossy Road […]

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Review: Pinball FX 3 – Universal Monsters Pack DLC

I’ve been a massive fan of Zen Studios’ Pinball FX series ever since it debuted in 2007 on the Xbox 360. Since then, the sequels – Pinball FX 2 and 3 – have had the feel of true pinball platforms, rather than just a small collection of individual, digital tables. Zen have been able to secure some absolutely phenomenal licences, […]

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Mobile Game Review: D&D: Lords of Waterdeep

Version Played: Android (also available on iOS, Windows and Mac) Based on a board game that was first released in 2012, Lords of Waterdeep is a worker placement game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. Players take turns placing their agents at different locations in the titular city, hiring adventurers or getting other bonuses that will allow them to […]

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Mobile Game Review: Fighting Fantasy Classics

Version Played: Android – Price: Free (Bloodbones included, other books available as in-app purchases) When I covered the Steam version of Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Appointment With F.E.A.R., I mentioned how much the series meant to me. With very little money in the mid- to late-80s, Fighting Fantasy books provided me with interactive, imaginative and exciting fun at a much more […]

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Mobile Game Review: Rocket Mania – Arcade Rocket Game

Version Played: Android – Price: Free (Ad supported) There’s something to be said for games that are so simple that they can immediately be picked up and played with no pesky learning of intricate gameplay systems or even controls to get your head around. Rocket Mania is a game of this nature; your rocket launches, you tap the left or […]

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Review: Onirim

Version Played: Android – Also available on: iOS, PC (note: screenshots throughout this article are from the Steam version but – orientation aside – are representative of the Android version’s aesthetic) Based on the tabletop card game of the same name, Onirim is a solitaire game in which you’re cast as a Dreamwalker, trying to find your way out of […]

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Review: Little Inferno

Version Played: PC (also available on Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Switch, Wii U) I remember working my way through World of Goo, when it became available as a downloadable game on the Wii (hey kids, remember the Wii?) in 2008. It was a game that was perfectly suited to the Wii’s controls, seeing you picking up and placing blobs in […]

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Mobile Game Review: Minecart II

Version Played: Android (free) – Also available via itch.io ($1 minimum) The latest game in Kuneko’s planned series of minigames launching throughout 2020, Minecart II is a first person jaunt through a mine in a runaway cart. It’s a simple, straightforward affair and, though ad supported like other Kuneko games, the ads feel far less intrusive this time – and […]