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Pic-a-Pix Deluxe review

Picross (a portmanteau for ‘Picture Crossword’) games haven’t always enjoyed Stateside success. When Nintendo’s nonogram-based puzzler, Mario’s Picross, was released for the Game Boy in 1995, the title met with middling reviews from respected outlets ...

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Hammerwatch (Switch) review

1985’s Gauntlet is often remembered for its in-game narration, where a Texas Instruments speech synthesizer would state the condition of each player. Notoriously, the announcer would also divulge which character inadvertently shot the health-replenishing food, ...

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Omega Quintet (PC) review

Typically, armageddon is handled by muscular soldiers packing obscene amounts of firepower. But when developer Compile Heart envisions doomsday, it’s energetic J-pop idols who are responsible for saving our hides. Previously, the Ikebukuro-based studio imagined ...

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Heart of Crown PC review

Electronic versions of tabletop games extend several benefits. For those who obsess about keeping cards and boards clean, digital adaptations can be a blessing, prohibiting the depreciation of playing pieces. Players with active schedule know ...

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Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!!

In 1991, Capcom released Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, forming an indelible blueprint for fighting games. Teeming with innovation, many of the game’s mechanics became convention, establishing elaborate combos, an intricate multi-button input system, ...

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Tenta Shooter review

Every respectable shoot-‘em-up has a hook. The Raiden series has its distinctive purple plasma beam, which moves like a giant serpent, before latching onto to foes and siphoning away their health away. R-Type’s distinction is ...

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