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The Little Acre review

The release of 1983’s Dragon’s Lair validated the game industry’s infatuation with Hollywood animation. The title, as well as 1984’s Space Ace, demonstrated that coin ops weren’t limited to pint-sized, pixelated, protagonists. Instead, both games ...

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Bethesda Pinball review

Over the past few years, Zen Studios has been converting entertainment properties into pinball form, with works like Star Wars,  South Park, and Aliens all getting their own steel-orbed interpretations. But before adapting films and ...

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review

Not long ago, Kickstarter seemed like a harbinger of hope, shifting funding from the grip of corporations to the desires of consumers. But when a succession of prominent projects failed to meet expectations, the method ...

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Super Dungeon Bros review

One of the qualities that makes video game distinctive is their iterative nature. Quite often, developers unabashedly draw from successful titles, offering just enough digression to hold off the lawyers. Such is the case with ...

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Killing Floor 2 review

Some say the key to success is specialization. With the release of Killing Floor 2, developer Tripwire Interactive seems committed to that prudent adage. When the Roswell, Georgia-based studio released the original Killing Floor mod ...

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Worms W.M.D. review

When Team17 released Worms onto the Commodore Amiga in 1994, it was hardly the first game to flaunt the turn-based exchange of aerial weaponry. Games like Artillery Duel and Scorched Earth had helped establish the ...

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Overcooked! Review

Given the oft-inflexible grasp of copyrights of trademarks, spiritual sequels are exceedingly common in the game industry. Often born from a developer’s appreciation of a dormant property, these works borrow the basic blueprint of a ...

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10 Second Ninja X review

Occasionally older brothers offer serendipitous nuggets of wisdom. As a kid, a friend’s elder sibling was listening to Mötley Crüe’s “Ten Seconds to Love”, a boisterous anthem about intercourse in an elevator. To demonstrate his ...

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