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Review: YoYo's Puzzle Park (Sony PlayStation)

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In the good old days we had the joy of Taito's Bubble Bobble and its eventual successor, Rainbow Islands. There have been many similar games to the 1986 arcade smash over the years, Rodlands and Snow Bros to name a couple. But it took over a decade later for us to receive Irem's completely unnoticed gem: Yoyo's Puzzle Park to arrive on the PlayStat [ … ]

Last Updated ( 19 October 2014 )
 

Review: Futuridium Extended Play Deluxe (PS Vita)

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The PS Vita is quickly becoming the platform of choice for indie developers - I certainly can’t recall another mainstream system being so well supported by small developers with modest backing. The Vita hardware itself is probably a main reason; it is a powerful system and - so I’m told - a fairly painless machine to develop for. This is no doubt h [ … ]

Last Updated ( 18 October 2014 )
 

Review: Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (Sony PlayStation)

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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain definitely sets its stall out early and has perhaps one of the most memorable opening sequences of any game. Kain is killed by assassins, a blood curdling scream emits as a sword is thrust into his chest. He accepts vampirism to exact vengeance without considering the cost of the deadly deal. So begins your adventure - a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 October 2014 )
 

Retro Review: Hard Edge (Sony Playstation)

Back in the late 90s, Sunsoft saw Capcom's Resident Evil and thought, "Wouldn't this be better if it was more like Die Hard?". So they released Hard Edge for the PS1, one of the more unique takes on the genre. Grab some popcorn for this one.

Last Updated ( 24 September 2014 )
 

Review: Shovel Knight (Nintendo Wii U)

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There have been plenty of video games that have released over the course of the past few years that have taken advantage of the retro boom. Even the original heroes have returned for brief moments of glory, with games like Capcom’s Mega Man 9 reminding us why it’s so good to relive those glory days. But with every indie developer throwing ideas to [ … ]

Last Updated ( 13 September 2014 )
 

Review: 8Bitdo's NES30 Bluetooth Gamepad

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Anyone playing games on their mobile device today will no doubt be familiar with the trade off between control pads and touchscreen input. Whether you find yourself slipping from the touchscreen’s hit zones, or screaming at a poorly made D-Pad, neither have really done our games justice. But what if a company was to take a well-known, and much love [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 September 2014 )
 

Review: Velocity 2X (PlayStation 4 / Vita)

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Futurlab are a studio with a very bright future, the developer is probably best known for their original Velocity (later re-released as Velocity Ultra), a great shooter/puzzle hybrid. For the sequel Futurlab have managed to surpass themselves in real style!

Last Updated ( 06 November 2014 )
 

Review: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360)

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Games which have a prolonged development process usually have issues – Duke Nukem anyone? The Bureau: XCOM Declassified had been announced way back in 2006 and in 2010 it was to be a first person shooter named ‘XCOM.’ 2K Games set their demo stall out: a 1950s/60s setting where agents do battle with an alien masquerading as a housewife. Then all he [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 August 2014 )
 

Review: Disposable Hero (Commodore Amiga)

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When considering the vast array of shooters on the Amiga, very few come into the fray as being ‘great’ or at a long shot, ‘superb’. Most unfortunately fall within the realms as average, despondent and almost unplayable. In a sense, the Amiga had the attributes to produce a linear, no thrills but entertaining title with a hint of flair now and again [ … ]

Last Updated ( 24 July 2014 )
 

Review: Q*bert Rebooted (PC / Mac)

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It’s never easy to reboot something like Q*Bert, or by extension any beloved arcade classic. This is because a tightrope has to be walked by the developers – as the formula of the original title can be tinkered with so little that it makes the endeavour utterly pointless, or the game is made so different to its inspiration that a new IP would of pr [ … ]

Last Updated ( 24 July 2014 )
 

Retro Review: Earthworm Jim 3D (Nintendo 64)

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Which came first - the bear or the worm? On the Nintendo 64 Banjo-Kazooie wins by a good year, but if we are harking back in time then Jim wins by a good five years. Our pesky invertebrate hero ran rough shot on the 16-bits systems - arguably two of the finest platform games aside from first party Sonic and Mario exploits. Jim was so popular at the [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 July 2014 )
 
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