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REVIEW – Safety Blue Sleep Savior Glasses (Accessory)

Passion Filled Shut Eye Having trouble trying to sleep?  Counting sheep but running out?  Then perhaps you either know your Green Day lyrics or could benefit from Safety Blue Sleep Savior eyewear. Available in a couple different designs, these eyeglasses will make you understand how X-Men’s Cyclops views the world through his ruby red visor.  …

REVIEW – Mana Spark (Switch)

The Mana Game You Didn’t Know You Wanted Mana Spark is an action RPG that carries a high difficulty, especially when first starting the quest, but ultimately winds up being a highly rewarding and unexpected gameplay experience. Although “Mana” is in the title, it has nothing in common with fan-favorite Secret of Mana other than …

REVIEW – Super Hero Fight Club: Reloaded (Switch)

Spoofing The Fighter Originally released on mobile and Steam, Super Hero Fight Club: Reloaded has now been ported to Switch with four-player support. This single screen 2D action one-hit kill arena fighter is short on options but can provide simple entertainment in short bursts if you have other local humans in which to play. Starting …

REVIEW – Battle Princess Madelyn (Xbox One) with stream

Between Genres The result of a successful kickstarter campaign, Battle Princess Madelyn looks like the spiritual sequel to arcade and NES classic Ghosts N’ Goblins.  Looks are deceiving, however, as this action platformer has some glaring flaws and ultimately cannot decide what type of game it wants to be. Ghost N’ Goblins and Ghouls N’ …

REVIEW – Koloro (Switch)

Auto Run Jumper Koloro essentially mixes the auto-running and platforming of Super Mario Run with a simplified visual style to something like Limbo.  Gameplay couldn’t be more simple as only a single button is used to jump, wall jump, and slide a cube to the exit of a single screen platform maze.  There are all …

REVIEW – Wondershot (Switch)

Missing That One(der)Shot Originally released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2016, Wondershot has now been ported to Nintendo Switch. The local couch multiplayer environment works well with the Switch hardware but ultimately results in a slightly more fleshed out Mario Party mini game. From a single screen top down view, up to four …

REVIEW – Hyperide Vector Raid (Switch)

Where Is the Game? The description of Hyperide: Vector Raid states this $3.99 Nintendo Switch eShop title has been inspired by classic River Raid and Tron. However, a more accurate description would be if this title sought inspiration from elements called annoyance, a waste of time, and not fun. Playing as a space ship flying …

REVIEW – Snakebyte Head:Set S Switch

Low Cost, Introductory Level snakebyte’s new Head:Set S headset is marketed towards Switch owners that play Fortnite.  With foldable ear cups, a removable mic, and very low cost, this is a great entry point for parents to see how their youngster will maintain their belongings. This headset only costs $20 so expectations can only be …

REVIEW – Stardust Galaxy Warriors – Stellar Climax (Switch)

Customizing Your Shooter Stardust Galaxy Warriors – Stellar Climax has to be one of the most customizable shooters ever made. While not as bullethell-ish as Ikaruga but nowhere near at punishing as R-Type, this horizontal shooter, by default, is somewhere in-between. However, the default setting does not really mean much since the player as access …