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Akai Katana Review

In European territories, Rising Star Games is a prolific publishing juggernaut, with an output that matches the combined efforts of XSEED, Aksys, Natsume, and Ignition Entertainment. The company’s opening salvo on this side of the ...

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Mite Makes Right- Nano Assault Review

Anyone who’s ever read Carl Zimmer’s Parasite Rex knows how unsettling the microscopic domain can be- a realm where tiny organisms are capable of castration, mutilation, disfigure, and even zombification. Far worse that the hackneyed ...

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Otomedius Excellent Review

When top-tier shmups such as Bullet Soul and Eschatos fail to obtain localization, it’s evident that the genre may heading towards its last continue in the U.S. For a brief moment, Otomedius Excellent’s amalgam of ...

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Three SNK PSP Minis Reviewed

A few weeks ago, I finally jumped on board the PSP train. Like with everything unfamiliar, there’s a learning process that takes a little time to get through. Until last week, I really didn’t know ...

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Galaga Legions DX Review

What is the concept? Following in the footsteps of 2010’s Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Galaga Legions DX offers another reinvigoration of Namco’s beloved bug-shooter. Much like the darling dot-muncher’s last diversion, Galaga‘s intensity has been ...

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Alien Zombie Megadeath Review

What is the concept? Don’t let the peculiar name discourage you. Alien Zombie Megadeath is Pom-Pom Games (the Mutant Storm series, Astro Tripper) high-definition remake of last year’s PSP Mini triumph, Alien Zombie Death. Each ...

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Dream Trigger 3D Review

Much like brain surgery or rifle marksmanship, proficiency with Dream Trigger 3D comes only after determined hands-on practice. While both the instruction booklet and an in-game tutorial explain the fundamentals, the title’s ‘pat your head ...

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Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury Review

Historically, Japanese developer Treasure have enjoyed pushing consoles to their absolute limits. Whether explicitly stated on the Engrish-reading pause screen of 1995’s Alien Soldier (“now is the time to the 68000 heart on fire”) or ...

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