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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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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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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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Review: Gamory Switch Controller

Looking like a cross between the controller that was bundled with ill-fated Android console, the Ouya, and an Xbox One controller, the Gamory Switch Controller isn’t going to win any points for originality. However unoriginal and uninspired the design may be, it makes up for this by being incredibly cheap and yet nicely featured, especially for the price point. Switch […]

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Preview: SpyHack

Releasing today on Nintendo Switch, SpyHack is a stealth game, drenched in neon cyberpunk overtones and an almost RTS-esque feel. Set in the year 2111, SpyHack sees you in control of agents from the Advanced Technology Division (ADT), an organisation dedicated to protecting humanity from the unethical operations of the technology corporations that rule the world. The ultimate goal is […]

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First Impressions: Neon Abyss

Though the number of indie games that have roguelite elements or structures seems to be increasing exponentially, there are certain elements that make these elements really appealing, both from the designer’s and player’s perspective. Chief among these is the procedural generation, which usually helps to keep things feeling suitably fresh, exciting and surprising when done right. The level of challenge […]

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News: CrossCode

Out Today on PS4, Switch and Xbox One – Available digitally – Physical version Pre-Orders: ININ Games Acclaimed PC action RPG CrossCode arrives on consoles today amid a flurry of phenomenal review scores. God is a Geek rated it 10/10 – and Metro have (perhaps prematurely) proclaimed CrossCode the RPG of the Year in their review. It’s a phenomenal achievement […]

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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 […]