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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Review

Amidst the twilight of the past millennium, the three-dimensional, mascot-driven platformer was undoubtedly the genre du jour. It was an age when personalities such as Bubsy, Gex, Rayman, and Mario made the leap from sprites ...

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Indigo Flow- Sonic: Lost World Review

Mirroring the predisposition of the blue hedgehog, Sonic Team is rarely at rest. Ever since 1998’s Sonic Adventure, the Tokyo-based studio has obsessively tweaked their formula- striving to provide the perfect polygonal home for a ...

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Wipeout: Create & Crash Review

Wipeout just isn’t the name of ABC’s popular television program- the moniker is also an apt description of the 2011 tie-in game. As a game, Wipeout: In the Zone for the Xbox 360 was a ...

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Rayman Legends Review: Limbless Potential

When the original Rayman was released in 1995, the title defied convention. The game’s sprite-based, hop-and-bop action diverged from the three-dimensional fighters, shooters, and racers which dominated the PlayStation’s launch library. Nearly two decades later, ...

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Superfrog HD Review: To Amphibian and Beyond

Robert’s Take: Although globalization has created a near-universal experience for gamers in the Western world, this wasn’t always the case. Mention the video game crash of the early eighties to a British thirty-something and you’re ...

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DuckTales Remastered Review

What is the concept? When the original DuckTales was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989, the title went on to become Capcom’s biggest hit for the console, selling over 1.6 million copies across ...

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Toki Tori 2 Review

In the fall of 2001, the Game Boy Color was facing its waning months due to the release of the technologically superior Game Boy Advance three months prior. While Nintendo’s new system was fully backwards ...

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Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams Review

Two decades ago, platformers were the genre du jour, fueled by the escapes of plumbers, hedgehogs, opossums as well as a plethora of corporate spokescharacters. But as pixels gave way to polygons, layers of glorious ...

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Review

It’s often said that the early years of gaming were propelled by imitation rather than innovation. Just as Space Invaders’ assailants spouted wings and evolved into the kamikaze-like adversaries of Galaxian (and later, Galaga) or ...

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Dokuro Review

Although the term katabasis may not be in every player’s lexicon, they’re likely well acquainted with the concept. Used to describe the motivation for a hero’s decent into the underworld and the subsequent return to ...

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