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REVIEW – Redout: Lightspeed Edition (Switch)

Zero Gravity Racing Redout is the latest high-speed F-Zero-type racer now available on Nintendo Switch as the Lightspeed Edition which includes a bunch of free DLC. With a unique control scheme and tons of single player content, there is enough here to justify the higher $40 price point. While these are F-Zero/Wipeout style futuristic vehicles …

REVIEW – Car Trader (Switch)

Car Trader has the player bidding on wrecked cars, then click on a button to fix them, then click another button to sell them hoping to earn a profit. What happens when you earn a profit? Nothing.  What happens when you lose money? Nothing. What happens if you don’t bid on a car? Nothing. The …

REVIEW – Car Mechanic Manager (Switch)

Go Back to Auto Shop Car Mechanic Manager is supposed to be a sim game in which you slowly fix then sell cars to increase profit and the size of the business. It is basically a poor man’s Facebook game but way worse. Despite having a touchscreen interface, there is no touch screen support. The …

REVIEW – Akane (Switch)

One Woman Army Akane is a low cost one-hit one-kill arena slasher on the Switch eShop.  Think Robotron but without twin-stick controls, a neon landscape, you fight Yakuza instead of aliens, and with a stronger emphasis on melee combat. Death will inevitably strike the player but the goal is to take as many Yakuza with …

REVIEW – Puyo Puyo Champions (PS4) Review

Quality Puyo. Budget Price. Puyo Puyo Champions is a Puyo title that has all the features you want but at a budget price. For only $10, this puzzle game is a steal. Featuring both rulesets from Puyo Puyo 2 and Puyo Puyo Fever, Champions essentially acts a compilation of the best of both worlds. From …

REVIEW – SNES Omnibus Vol. 2 (Book)

Finish It Almost one year ago, Mr. Brett Weiss and Schiffer Publishing released The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M), an impressive coffee table book that documents the first half of the SNES library in painstaking detail.  Finishing the job, SNES Omnibus Vol. 2 (N-Z) is now available and is …

REVIEW – Blazing Beaks (Switch)

A twin-stick rogue-lite, Blazing Beaks is a simple, straight to the point action game that carries hours of play-die-repeat entertainment value. Gameplay-wise, there is a lot in common with games like Mana Spark with one of the biggest differences being all action takes place on a single screen giving more of a winner-takes-all arena vibe. …

REVIEW – Ugly Dolls An Imperfect Adventure (Xbox One) Review

Released along side the 2019 movie, Ugly Dolls An Imperfect Adventure is another cash-in licensed product made available for parents to buy for their young gamer. While the dolls are not exactly ugly, they are imperfect when compared to the neighbors of Perfection, a town composed of invading robots. Because no one likes invading robots, …

REVIEW – Darkest Hunters (Switch)

At first glance, it might be easy to assume that Darkest Hunters is some sort of Puzzle Quest knockoff.  Instead, this indie Nintendo Switch eShop download treats players with a unique mix of roguelike gameplay mixed with match-3 puzzle elements. In a roguelike, enemies react to every player movement, one button press at a time.  …

REVIEW – Snooker 19 (Xbox One)

This Isn’t Pool Not to be confused with the 8-ball or 9-ball games of pool, Snooker 19 prides itself on creating a simulation of this sophisticated game. There is no reason fans of the game (sport?) should not enjoy their time with this Ripstone Games release but if you have no idea what Snooker is …