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Tamarin review

Ex-Rare developers strive to channel the charm of their old studio’s golden age. Although Tamarin might evoke halcyon memories playing Jet Force Gemini or Banjo-Kazooie, the title never comes close to reaching Rare’s lofty standards. ...

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Adventures of Pip review

Evolve from a single-pixel block to a stalwart, sword-swinging sprite in Adventures of Pip. It’s an enjoyable five-hour jaunt, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself yearning for more variation. As the game industry ...

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New Super Lucky’s Tale (PS4) Review

Following a meandering journey across a multitude of different systems, New Super Lucky’s Tale lands on the PlayStation 4, proving Sony owners with one of the better three-dimensional action platformers of this generation. Like many ...

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Shantae and the Seven Sirens review

Everyone’s favorite half-genie is back, tasked with reconnoitering an immense sunken city. Beyond the inclusion of mechanics that speed up transformations and the addition of monster cards that complement your play style, cinematics from Studio ...

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Infinite – Beyond the Mind review

Infinite – Beyond the Mind looks and plays like a forgotten hack-and-slash from the 16-bit era. While there’s not a lot of variety across the sixteen-stage jaunt, the basics are remarkably solid. If you’re familiar ...

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Kemono Heroes review

With an intriguing mix of sixteen-bit style and the inclusion of Japanese folklore, Kemono Heroes is a distinctive and appealing action-platformer that can support one to four players.  Recently, NIS America acted rather uncharacteristically. Known ...

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La-Mulana 1 & 2 review

Tougher than a Four Dollar Steak ‘Trial and error’ based gameplay isn’t for everyone. For some, approaching a puzzle and attempting new techniques until a solution is found can be frustrating. If you’re the type ...

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3000th Duel review

Solid Game from a Lesser Known Name 3000th Duel arrives without the benefit of a generous marketing budget or the pedigree of a prominent developer. But those things shouldn’t dissuade you from seeking out this ...

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Bloo Kid 2 review

Bloo Kid 2’s serviceable visuals aren’t much of an enticement. Neither is the derivative play, which feels like a lackluster mash-up of several, more famous sixteen-bit platformers. Let’s face it, you’re probably interested in Bloo ...

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Incredible Mandy review

Putting the word “Incredible” in the title of your game kindles lofty expectations. With the release of Incredible Mandy for the Nintendo Switch, Tianjin-based Dotoyou Games almost makes good on that pledge, at least during ...

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