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REVIEW – Arcade Islands Volume One (Xbox One)

Party Planet 1.5 At the end of 2017, Mastiff and Teyon released Party Planet on Switch, a mini game compilation that supported local multiplayer with several controller options. Arcade Islands Volume One on Xbox One and PS4 is essentially Party Planet 1.5 just with a sleeker interface, detailed online leaderboards, and a more intuitive island …

REVIEW – Ninjin: Clash of Carrots (Xbox One)

“Ehh, what’s up doc?” Mixing a beat’em up but with a twist of an endless runner, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots is easy-going, mindless fun especially in co-op mode. In classic brawlers like Streets of Rage, Final Fight, or the TMNT games, the players walk from left to right and punch everything that moves. Ninjin is …

REVIEW – Blade Strangers (PS4) with stream

Strangers Indeed The fact that Blade Strangers exists is a bit of a miracle unto itself. With a roster of uncommon characters and casual combat mechanics, this 1v1 fighting game has the gameplay to cater to beginners or non-fighting game fans whereas the character selection is more for a niche audience. The point of the …

REVIEW – Death’s Gambit (PS4)

Death’s Obstacle Course For Sure Although I hate making this comparison as it seems to be mentioned constantly when talking about any game nowadays, Death’s Gambit is like Dark Soul only in 2D. With a strong emphasis on conquering difficult combat, the steep difficulty spikes and constant retries will turn off some players. Playing as …

REVIEW – Polygod (Xbox One)

Low Poly Count Polygod is a randomly generated first-person shooter with simplified controls and even simpler gameplay mechanics. Built around extreme difficulty, some players might appreciate the brutal and unfair challenge. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. Like the original Quake and Wolfenstein, the gun is in the center of the screen and there …

REVIEW – Robbotto (Switch)

Domo Domo A clone of Bubble Bobble, Robbotto is a simple arcade game that is easy to pick-up-and-play and built around getting a high score while playing through 100 single screened stages. Instead of spitting bubbles and trapping enemies like Bub and Bob, the player controls a robot in which enemies must be shot with …

REVIEW – Code of Princess EX (Switch)

A New Guardian Originally released in 2012 on 3DS and published by Atlus, Code of Princess received somewhat of a cult following for its scantily clad protagonist and combo-based combat system. Here in 2018, Nicalis has re-released this 2D brawler on Nintendo Switch by adding the “EX” at the end of the title which implies …

REVIEW – Ultra Space Battle Brawl (Switch)

The New Pong If you took the zany cast of characters and presentation from Street Fighter and mixed it with classic Pong, you would get Ultra Space Battle Brawl. Displayed through a sport-like venue, this Pong-fighting game offers some heated local multiplayer options and high difficulty battles against some ruthless AI. Gameplay is very simple …