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A Quirky RPG Masterpiece - Earthbound Review

Post Date: 10/2/2016 6:00:51 PM

A Quirky RPG Masterpiece - Earthbound Review

Earthbound hit shelves in North America for the first time during the Summer of 1995. Although the game was some what of a commercial failure in the United States (probably due to botched advertising attempts), the adventure is now a cult classic and is commonly regarded as one of the greatest RPGs of all time. The game is now available via virtual console on 3DS and Wii U, and it's fine time we review it.

Evolution or Paradox? - Noitu Love: Devolution Review

Post Date: 9/15/2016 10:17:03 AM

Evolution or Paradox? - Noitu Love: Devolution Review

Time for a little history lesson. In 2006, Joakim Sandberg made a little PC game called Noitu Love (those with keen eyes have no doubt noticed what it spells backwards). It was a short little platformer, but ultimately didn’t break any molds. Instead of giving up on the idea, Joakim instead made a drastically different sequel in 2008 titled Noitu Love 2: Devolution, also for PC. There was an attempt to bring the s...

Wonderfully Confusing - Axiom Verge Review

Post Date: 9/4/2016 4:57:53 PM

Wonderfully Confusing - Axiom Verge Review

In 2010, Thomas Happ began work on a passion project in his spare time inspired by cult favourites like Metroid and Bionic Commando. Initially intended to release in 2013 for Xbox 360 and PC, it eventually launched in 2015 on Playstation 4 and PC. After around a year of negotiation and finding assistance from Blit Works, it makes its way to Wii U this year to the excitement of many Metroid fans. But does it hold up to e...

Worth the Risk? - Shantae Risky's Revenge Director's Cut Review

Post Date: 4/14/2016 4:33:26 PM

Worth the Risk? - Shantae Risky's Revenge Director's Cut Review

In 2010, WayForward celebrated their 20th anniversary in the games development market. As celebration, they released the sequel to their 2002 Game Boy Color cult classic, Shantae. Shantae: Risky’s Revenge was released exclusively on the then new DSiWare digital storefront and was met with mass acclaim. Fast forward to 2014 and WayForward ported it to PC as an enhanced “Director’s Cut”. Last year,...

Not Quite Guitar Hero - Inside My Radio Review

Post Date: 3/6/2016 4:22:57 PM

Not Quite Guitar Hero - Inside My Radio Review

Rhythm and music games in the past have mostly fallen into a handful of categories, think Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, or Rhythm Heaven. Inside My Radio seeks to stray from the formulaic status quo of music games by emerging a a rhythm-driven platformer. It reminds me of Bit. Trip Runner meets Thomas Was Alone. The game comes from indie developer Seaven Studio and recently hit the Wii U eShop following it's rel...

Two Heads are Better Than One - Totem Topple Review

Post Date: 12/30/2015 11:54:02 AM

Two Heads are Better Than One - Totem Topple Review

Totem Topple is a vertical tower defense game centered around building a totem poll and protecting it from an endless stream of evil and rotating enemies. The entire game was built in less than 24 hours during the King game jam in January. Since the initial build of the game, it has been polished and was recently released on Wii U.

Faster Than Sonic? - Freedom Planet Review

Post Date: 10/15/2015 10:56:07 AM

Faster Than Sonic? - Freedom Planet Review

Although you might not be able to tell from the name, Freedom Planet is as inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog as games get. Originally developed for PC as a SOnic fan game, Freedom Planet has since evolved into a full fledged adventure of it's own with unique characters, plot, and level design. Although the concept of a high-speed 16-bit platformer might already be quite familiar, don't let that dissaude you. Freedom Planet...

Two Hands Up! - Gunman Clive HD Collection Review

Post Date: 8/31/2015 8:48:29 AM

Two Hands Up! - Gunman Clive HD Collection Review

Ever wonder what it would be like to merge the gameplay of Mega Man and Donkey Kong Country? Ever dream of gunslinging your way through the faces of evil in the form of robbers, robots, and ...ducks? Gunman Clive HD Collection let's you live this reality by combining two great 3DS indies into one package on the Wii U. Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 hit the big screen in 1080p and 60 frames per second.

Tile Swapping Fun... For a While - Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles Review

Post Date: 5/21/2015 3:24:45 PM

Tile Swapping Fun... For a While - Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles Review

Not without controversy, the eShop is growing home to more and more clones of mobile games. There are already four clones of Flappy Bird and a host of other cheap, simple games that are typically played on smartphones and tablets. Tilelicious isn't a direct clone of 2048, but it's very similar in nature and draws much inspiration from it.

Is it as Enchanted as it seems? - Trine: Enchanted Edition Review

Post Date: 4/1/2015 12:45:35 PM

Is it as Enchanted as it seems? - Trine: Enchanted Edition Review

Before now, Wii U owners only had access to Trine 2. However, Frozenbyte have taken the opportunity to remaster the original game using the improved engine of the sequel and it has a much welcomed Wii U release to go with it. But the question is, after playing Trine 2, is its predecessor worth the time?