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Skypeace review

Originally released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2014, Sonic Powered’s Skypeace had one standout attribute: the game was priced at 99 cents. Four years later, the title has made its way onto Nintendo’s newest system, ...

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Sky Rogue (Switch) review

Eliminating mundane duties like take-offs, reconnaissance, and landings, dogfighting games permit players to jump right into the action. Unfortunately, there’s not all that many of them anymore, with titles like Ace Combat, Crimson Skies, and ...

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Bombslinger review

With a hardnosed punishment for dying and existence which hinges on the use of randomized items, Rogue-like mechanics play into our primal instincts for survival. As such, it’s not surprising that so many games integrate ...

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Penny Punching Princess review

While 1987’s Double Dragon wasn’t the first beat ‘em up game (Irem’s Kung Fu Master arrived two years earlier), it did help to push the genre forward. Instead of feeling like a stiff side-scroller, Double ...

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Jurassic World Pinball review

When Pinball FX 2 was first launched in 2010, the franchise earned a passionate legion of fans thanks to its technical prowess. While eschewing recreations of real-world machines, the series offered a prolific roster of ...

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Aqua Kitty UDX (Switch) review

In the grand pantheon of arcade shooters, few are more prestigious than 1981’s Defender. While the William Electronics-developed coin-op wasn’t an immediate success (creator Eugene Jarvis has blamed the groundbreaking five-button control method), the game proved ...

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The Longest Five Minutes review

To combat stagnancy in the crime, thriller, and romance genres, the directors of Pulp Fiction, Memento, and (500) Days of Summer shirked chronology. Each film ditched the traditional, linear approach to storytelling, inviting innovation by ...

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