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Pic-a-Pix Pieces review

A Puzzling Slow Start in the West 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 ...

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Neko Navy: Daydream Edition review

An Adorable Shoot ‘Em Up In a perfect world, cute ‘em-ups would be released with regular frequency. But save for two Deathsmiles titles, the disappointing Otomedius, and QP Shooting – Dangerous!!, the last decade has ...

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Super Treasure Arena review

Recommended for Groups Like many games geared toward local, competitive play Super Treasure Arena is fun with small groups. There’s an absorbing sense of tension between the two dominant approaches to play. You can opt ...

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Atari Flashback Classics review

The Birth of a Giant The Atari VCS wasn’t the first cartridge-based console, but it undoubtedly popularized home gaming across the late 1970s and early 1980s. During the system’s miraculous fifteen-year life span, it sold ...

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Blue Rider (Switch) review

Old School Shooting from an Emerging Team Previously, Córdoba, Argentine-based Ravegan has played an assistive role. They’ve created assets for Larian Studios’ Divinity II: Ego Draconis and produced 3D models for Disney Interactive’s Star Wars ...

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Battle Princess Madelyn review

During the 1980s, Capcom was an industry titan. The company created a succession of seminal titles such as Mega Man, 1942, Bionic Commando, Gun.Smoke, and Final Fight. Each earned the admiration of players and spurred ...

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Gensokyo Defenders review

Named by Guinness World Records as the most prolific fan-made series in the world, the Touhou universe is nearly as expansive as our own cosmos. Born with the release of 1996’s Highly Responsive to Prayers, ...

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