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Castle in the Darkness review

The U.S. release of the Nintendo Entertainment System during the late ‘80s marked a significant paradigm shift for the gaming industry. With American console manufacturers like Atari, Mattel, Coleco, and Magnavox still reeling from the ...

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Alphadia Genesis review

If the role-playing output of Square-Enix, Atlus is akin to blockbuster theatrical films, then Kemco’s titles are the direct-to-video offerings of the interactive world. You don’t pick up one expecting dazzling CG-fueled cinematics, technical innovation, ...

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Rock Boshers DX Director’s Cut review

As Grand Theft Auto demonstrated, advancements in hardware technology haven’t always changed the way we interact with game worlds. With the last several iterations of the franchise have been set in an intricately detailed, three-dimension ...

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Gravity Crash Ultra Review

Sean’s Take: It’s surprising to me that there aren’t more twin stick shooters on the Vita. It seems like the system was designed specifically for Robotron’s great-grandchildren. It took 5 years, but Gravity Crash finally ...

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Mega Coin Squad Review

Adult Swim Games has an established track record of publishing quirky, off the wall indie games. These are often inspired by old 8-bit classics from past console generations and their newest release is no exception.  ...

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Table Top Racing Review

At present, the racing genre is led by titles which lean toward simulation, with franchises such as Need For Speed, Forza Motorsport, and Gran Turismo dominating the sales podium. But that wasn’t always the case ...

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Freedom Planet Review

There’s a very good reason why the Genesis/Mega Drive is so revered by retro gamers: the console played host to several prodigious programing teams. From Sonic Team’s eponymous series, as well as their work on ...

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Ionball 2: Ionstorm Review

There was a time when titles similar to Breakout and Arkanoid were some of the most popular Arcade experiences. These featured a deceptively simple formula which belies a much deeper gameplay strategy. Players have to ...

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1001 Spikes Review

While online gaming forums might be fueled by contention, there’s one premise that almost all players maintain: our games have become dramatically easier over the years. Whereas failure could once be measured by the rapid ...

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