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Review: Shmubedi Boo

Don’t be fooled by the cutesy name and visuals of Shmubedi Boo – it’s an extremely challenging single screen platformer with incredibly devious level design, not unlike a non-scrolling Super Meat Boy, though far more colourful and kawaii than that game ever was. The plot – which is largely irrelevant – sees an evil rabbit stealing apples from the inhabitants […]

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Preview: Unspottable

I played quite a few demos as part of the Xbox Summer Game Fest, many of which were games that I’m very keen to get my hands on when they’re released. One that had flown under the radar for me until I tried the demo was Unspottable, which is honestly one of the best local multiplayer games I’ve played in […]

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Film Review: Scoob! (2020)

At first glance, Scoob! seems like it’s going to be an origin story for our favourite scaredy-dog and his mystery solving friends. Yet it soon becomes clear that it’s a shameless, awkward and somewhat cynical attempt to set up a shared universe featuring the classic Hanna-Barbera characters from the 60s and 70s. It all starts off nicely, with a young […]

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Kickstarter: Neko Ghost, Jump!

I’ve always had a soft spot for cutesy 2D platformers, having grown up playing them in the 80s and 90s – and, mostly thanks to indie developers, they seem to be just as popular as ever today. The 3D platformer has been undergoing a bit of a resurgence recently too, with games such as Yooka-Laylee, not to mention the remastered […]

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Review: OddyTree

Surreal, deliberately difficult to control physics games have grown in popularity over the last few years. Games such as Octodad: Dadliest Catch – in which an octopus disguised as a human has to ensure his true cephalopod nature is hidden from the world – and I Am Bread – where you play as a slice of wayward bread on its […]

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Solo Board Games

Though lockdown restrictions are easing, people are forgetting that we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. It’s still important that we stay at home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible; yet that means more time stuck at home, trying to find ways to entertain ourselves. Those of you who know me well or have […]

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Review: Flufftopia

Available for PC via itch.io – Price: $1.50 – By: SmokeSomeFrogs I hate gatekeeping. People telling others that what they’re doing isn’t right based on some imaginary, arbitrary rules that […]

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Review: Fidel Dungeon Rescue

Available on Steam, itch.io – also Mac and iOS Though I’ve covered big budget blockbuster titles here a number of times, I find smaller, more inventive and unusual indie titles to be far more interesting to cover. Fidel Dungeon Rescue is a game that deserves an awful lot more recognition than it currently has. A cute little roguelike in which […]

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Review: Grow Home

Though it’s five years old now, Grow Home is one of those games that just feels timeless. It’s one that far too few people have heard of, let alone played, but you should definitely give it a chance. It really won’t take long to – I apologise in advance – grow on you. It’s an oddity from UbiSoft, especially given […]

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Review: Creature Street

Available now on PC (itch.io – pay what you want) It seems like everyone and their anthropomorphic dog is playing Animal Crossing right now, which is great. Though Animal Crossing has always been popular – I’ve been a huge fan since 2004 – with the arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons at a time when many people have an unusually […]

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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: Lab Chaos

Available Now on iOS & Android – Free (in-app purchases available) There’s a real dismissal of mobile games as ‘not real games’ or as bottomless pits of monetisation, even among those in the gaming community who would usually be considered – or consider themselves – as very open minded. Though there is an awful lot of shovelware and titles designed […]