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Review: Pixelquest Arcade Kit (Switch)

Nintendo’s Labo was an absolute breath of fresh air; another way that the erstwhile games company set themselves completely apart from the competition – with them completely ignoring the technological arms race that companies such as Sony and Microsoft are constantly involved in, they’re free to push out into arguably far more exciting and unusual areas. This has led to […]

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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: Nova Drift

Available Now on Steam and itch.io – Price: $14.99 When you first start playing Nova Drift, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s essentially an updated, upgraded, neon drenched Asteroids tribute. Your ship is controlled with thrust using the left trigger of a controller, with your weapon fired using the right trigger. So far, so standard, right? Then you start […]

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Happy Mario Day!

Seeing as MAR 10 is Mario Day, I thought I’d take the opportunity to once more cover my experience with the very first Super Mario Bros game I ever played […]

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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 […]