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Review: Hot Shot Burn

Available from 1st October 2020 on Nintendo Switch – Published by: Forever Entertainment Local multiplayer games have been making a resurgence after a good few years in the wilderness and the Switch, with its portability and bundled Joy-Con controllers that guarantee instant two player action with so many games, is the perfect home for local multiplayer fun. Hot Shot Burn […]

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Review: Sounds of Eden

Back in the early 90s – when I was in my mid-teens – my peer group and I were having our minds expanded by all of the non-mainstream music we were discovering – we started by finding decidedly non-chart friendly alternative rock and electronic music; genres such as industrial for example. We all ended up going in different directions in […]

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FlensGameDev Creators Bundle

Celebrating the talent in the development community of Flensburg, Germany, the FlensGameDev Creators Bundle – now on itch.io – brings together fifteen different games, with a minimum cost of just $5 for the whole bundle. There’s the Centipede-esque Hummingz, which marries the classic single screen shooting action of the Atari arcade game with some brilliantly detailed and naturalistic visuals. It’s […]

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Review: Bomber Fox (Switch)

Available now on Switch (£4.49/$4.99) – Published by Forever Entertainment One area in which the brilliant Bomberman games has always felt lacking is with the single player modes; there’s simply not enough variety or unpredictability with the enemy AI to give the game the same addictive spark that powers the near-peerless multiplayer action. However, an addictive, varied and surprisingly expansive […]

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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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First Impressions: The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters

Having recently taken a look at The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters ahead of its Xbox One release, I’ve now had a chance to play it and I’m pleased to report that it’s an excellently creepy experience. I was perhaps expecting the game to be more along the lines of a visual novel with little interaction beyond the odd occasional dialogue […]

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Preview: Kholat (Limited Physical Edition – Switch)

Though previously available digitally – on PC, PS4 and Xbox One – the Switch version of horror title Kholat is receiving a limited edition physical release in the first quarter of 2021, courtesy of Red Art Games. An exploration game based on a true event known as the Dyatlov Pass incident, Kholat is a horror title narrated by none other […]

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Preview: Dash Dash World

Upcoming VR kart racing game Dash Dash World continues to look incredibly promising as it speeds towards release. The above teaser – which debuts today – features lightning fast flashes of positive feedback from many of the 5,000 beta testers who have so far been lucky enough to get their hands on the game. The bright, cartoony look gives the […]

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Kickstarter: HoverGrease

I’m always impressed by the ingenuity, tenacity and general inventiveness of small indie teams. HoverGrease – which is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter – is, almost unbelievably, the work of a two person team, Altergaze. Having already been in development for two and a half years, the team need some assistance to get the game over the finish line. The […]

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Review: One Line Coloring

Available: 21st August 2020 on Steam, Switch, iOS and Android There’s something to be said for smaller scale games with a laser focus on just a few brilliantly refined and compelling mechanics. One Line Coloring is a game of this nature; essentially, all you do is trace lines around different patterns – not unlike a dot-to-dot puzzle – attempting to […]

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Kickstarter: Sniper Elite – The Board Game

I was late to the party with Rebellion’s hugely popular, long-running Sniper Elite series. The first one I played was Sniper Elite 3; I was immediately blown away by the open nature of each stage and the huge variety on offer with which to cause gory, sometimes painfully detailed, chaos. The Sniper Elite games see players cast as – spoiler […]

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Review: Bombfest

Available on: PC, PS4, Switch & Xbox One Though I’ve seen many gamers in recent years lament the decline of couch multiplayer titles in the last few console generations – growing up, as we did, with games such as Bomberman, Mario Kart, Goldeneye and more – it’s clear that they’re missing out on some fantastic experiences that have been available […]

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Kickstarter: Fallen City Brawl

With games such as Streets of Rage 4 bringing the classic, arcade style scrolling beat ’em up back into our living rooms – not to mention countless other examples in recent years, such as Double Dragon Neon and reissues such as the incredible Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – it seems that the love and nostalgia for the genre is […]

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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 […]