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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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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: Windosill

Another title that’s part of the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality (which now contains over 1700 items for a $5 minimum – and ends tomorrow), Windosill is a gentle puzzle game that sees you poking, pulling, pushing, twisting and prodding different objects in order to open the way for a car to move to the next of the […]

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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: 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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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: 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 […]