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Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEP mini-review

Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-offs have witnessed the Goddesses undertaking everything from idol careers (Producing Perfection) to tackling a faux-MMO (Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online). Here, Nep Nep and the girls revisit the arcade action era, taking ...

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Gynoug mini-review

Gynoug is a pleasing trip back to the nineties, when coders kept hands sweaty, composers made modest soundchips sing, and artists brought giant, alien phalluses onto the family television.  As a enthusiast of ‘90s-era STGs, ...

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Panorama Cotton review

Purportedly, Panorama Cotton was released in incredibly small numbers, with an allotment of four thousand cartridges. That’s surprising, since this shooter demonstrated that the Mega Drive could pull off many of the same visual tricks ...

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Cotton 100% mini-review

On the heels of the masterful Cotton Reboot, Cotton 100% reissues the 1994 Super Famicom title. There’s a modicum of extras and supplemental material, which is slightly disappointing, but not enough to spoil the enjoyment ...

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Black Widow Recharged review

Black Widow isn’t one of Atari’s most popular properties. But that’s probably because the game was released alongside another well-respected twin-sticker shooter. Adamvision’s contemporary adaptation demonstrates the merits of the original game, while keeping the contemporary ...

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G-Darius HD review

G-Darius’ polygonal visuals might seem ordinary nearly a quarter century on. But G-Darius HD reminds us that the game’s shift to three-dimensional graphics as well as a mechanic where you harness the power of your ...

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Espgaluda II review

Espgaluda II offers a difficulty setting that can range from merciful to downright masochistic.  Wherever you are on that continuum, expect a showcase of retina-searing visuals and a top-tier soundtrack that can accompany your trek ...

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Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX review

Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX will have you shooting bio-mechanical fish for weeks if you let it, thanks to Chronicles mode. It’s a rather robust package, even if the source material is a single coin-operated title. ...

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Cotton Reboot! review

Combining the definitive version of Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams with an Arranged mode that thoroughly modernizes the adorable shooter, BEEP’s reimagining is how reboots should be done. As the old saying reminds us, “don’t mess ...

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