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Review: Safety First!

There’s no getting around it – Safety First is a bizarre, gross and hilarious physics-based puzzler. Despite its crude appearance – both in terms of simplicity and subject matter – […]

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Review: Battletoads (2020)

The original Battletoads – which was released on Nintendo’s 8-bit console the NES back in 1991 – is infamously challenging, with a number of levels that are so tough that they can feel incredibly unfair at times – it’s a game that’s often fondly remembered until you try it again, at which point you realise how frustratingly difficult it is […]

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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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Review: Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Available on: Switch, PS4 and PC – Version Played: Switch – Physical Versions for Switch and PS4 available from Strictly Limited As I’ve mentioned in recent reviews, local multiplayer arena games seem to be undergoing quite a renaissance recently. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is another to add to the list, with a sizable cast of appealingly kawaii characters and some unusual […]

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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: 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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Opinion: Nintendo Direct

So after months, if not years, of speculation regarding a collection of more modern Mario titles than we’re used to seeing, it was finally revealed in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, which was also a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of seminal video game Super Mario Bros. Containing Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, it’s coming very soon […]

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Happy Birthday GoldenEye 007!

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of one of the most important console first person shooters of all time. It’s hard to express exactly how much of an impact Rare’s N64-exclusive movie tie-in had at the time of its release; perhaps it’s even more remarkable due to its status as a licensed title that was released two years […]