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Review: Roll’d

Out: Now – Price: £1.79/$1.99 – Nintendo Switch A strange but oddly compelling little game, Roll’d dumps you into proceedings without telling you anything at all – your little character running along a pathway for…reasons. It takes a few seconds – and a few failures – to truly grasp what’s going on. You don’t control the character at all; in […]

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It Came From The Bargain Bin – 12: Jambo! Safari

Version Played: Wii Current CEX Price: £2 The late 90s/early 00s was a time when arcades still felt like they had new experiences to offer that you couldn’t replicate at home, or at least not to the same effect. Sega was releasing some absolutely wonderful games; though some received home conversions – and ports like Crazy Taxi for Dreamcast went […]

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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, […]

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Games of My Life: Creature from the Black Lagoon (Pinball)

I spent endless hot, summer days in darkness in the early 90s. Darkness lit with colourful neon and ultraviolet light. The soundtrack: worlds being defended, the roars of dinosaurs once more roaming the earth, feuds being settled or contests being won with kicks and punches. The smell of dry ice; the smog-like substance hanging thick in the air, lending everything […]