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August, 2016

  • 8 August

    Demon’s Crest – The Retro Perspective

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    Demon’s Crest, a Ghosts & Goblins spinoff and a a game literally everyone should play. Because in the age when indie platformers are being thrown out left, right and centre and a “retro aesthetic” is seen as an instant positive as these indies attempt to be throwbacks to a better era. It takes us a trip back to play an ...

November, 2015

  • 12 November

    The Purring Quest – Review

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    Disclosure: The author was provided with a copy of the game by the developer for the purpose of this review Developer: Valhalla Cats Platform: PC The Purring Quest is a game by cat lovers, for cat lovers. Valhalla Cats, the Spanish studio behind the game, proudly state on their website that each member of the team has at least one ...

October, 2015

  • 18 October

    There Was A Caveman – Review

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    Disclosure: the author was provided with a copy of this game by the developer for the purpose of this review Developer: Nauris Amatnieks Platform: PC There Was A Caveman is available now on Steam Caves…the first frontier…these are the journeys of some nameless caveman. His mission? To explore standard platformer worlds. To seek out a new wife among new frustrations. To ...

July, 2015

  • 1 July

    Review – Yoshi’s Woolly World

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    Developer: Good-Feel Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii U Be it hand-stitched rainbows, lava represented by knitted material or snowballs essentially giant balls of wool, at its peak, Yoshi’s Woolly World is equally charming and impressive in regards to its chosen aesthetic and art direction. Not that Yoshi himself has been anything but the charmer since his first 2D outings on the ...

June, 2015

  • 21 June

    DRAGON: A Game About A Dragon – Review

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    Disclosure: the writer received a copy of the game from the developer for the purpose of this review Should I spend time explaining what DRAGON: A Game About A Dragon is about? Seems somewhat obvious. The game is an adorable 2D platformer set in a fantasy kingdom, drawn in pencils like a child’s drawing. You take on the role of ...

  • 1 June

    Review – Splatoon

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    Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii U Splatoon is a perfect example of how to encapsulate everything that is equally great and frustrating about where Nintendo stand at present. There’s rarely a game that highlights how a company can bizarrely be so ahead yet at the same time behind its competitors, but in 2015 this is ...

May, 2015

  • 2 May

    Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Reaches £1million In Under 24 Hours

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    Yesterday’s launch of a crowdfunding campaign for Yooka-Laylee has been an incredible success. The Rareware platforming revival has smashed all of its initial stretch goals and raised £1million in less than 24 hours. The finished game will now also include additional boss battles, mine cart stages, quiz show challenges, various multiplayer options, and a simultaneous release on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation ...

March, 2015

  • 11 March

    Trash TV Review – We Interrupt Your Scheduled Platformer

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    Developer: Lawrence Russell Publisher: Reverb Triple XP Platforms: PC Let’s be blunt; Trash TV is by no means a lengthy game. By which I mean players won’t find themselves having to invest (naturally or otherwise) double-figure hours into the game by the time the credits screen rolls up. With game length seemingly one of the latest flavour-of-the-month hot topics as ...

February, 2015

  • 10 February

    TRASH TV Blasts On To Screens February 23rd

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    Pulling me in with a ‘story of redemption’ is one thing, but having it loaded with old-fashioned visual effects harking back to the days of old tube televisions? Now you have my attention. From the mind of UK-based indie developer Lawrie Games Ltd., comes a brand new adventure that may be orchestrating itself around that tired-old trope of recovering/regaining what one ...

January, 2015

  • 16 January

    Review: Captain Toad – Treasure Tracker

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    Without question, the Captain Toad segments in Super Mario 3D World were one of the game’s unparalleled highlights. In lieu of the classic Mario platforming, these segments dropped players into thoughtful puzzle sequences that could be mistaken as a stand-alone game mixed with the regular levels. It’s no surprise that on occasions the Captain would be praised more so than World’s four ...

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