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REVIEW – Hyperide (Switch)

Crash And Burn Hyperide is a horizontal scrolling arcade-style endless runner designed like a poor man’s Jetpack Joyride. Players control a ship’s vertical movement with the goal of avoiding cheddar cheese looking asteroids, picking up stray astronauts (why are there so many astronauts just floating in space?), and collecting purple gems. However, although there are …

REVIEW – Tangledeep (Switch)

At first glance, it might be easy to dismiss Tangledeep as another throwback-style RPG with its tile-based 16-bit graphics that sort of looks like a Secret of Mana sequel. The old school visual style, however, gives way to an impressively deep RPG and combat system that hardcore rogue fans will enjoy but will easily intimidate …

REVIEW – UTOPIA 9 – A Volatile Vacation (Switch)

Don’t Forget To Pack The Fun Mixing rogue elements and Diablo-style action RPG gameplay, UTOPIA 9 – A Volatile Vacation on Nintendo Switch adds a bit of flare thanks to twin stick shooter controls, co-op play, and a rival system. While traveling through space on a vacation trip, the playable character gets knocked off course, …

REVIEW – iHUGU (Switch)

Love Thy Neighbor iHUGU, pronounced as I-Hug-You, is a game about, you guessed it, hugging. Even though it only costs a few bucks and attempts to spread a positive message, this Switch eShop title is essentially a cheap iPhone game that is cute for about forty-five seconds before growing stale and annoying difficult. Gameplay is …

REVIEW – At Sundown: Shots in the Dark (Xbox One)

Stealthy Twin Stick Multiplayer Shooter If you took your favorite twin stick shooter and made it a competitive multiplayer experience with a slight Spy Vs Spy theme, you would get something like At Sundown: Shots in the Dark. While there can be some intense local and online multiplayer moments, single player gamers will want to …

REVIEW – FutureGrind (PS4)

Tron Trials Also available on Switch and PC, FutureGrind is an arcade stunt platformer similar to Ubisoft’s Trials series but with a strong emphasis on matching colors. While not as technical as Trials, FutureGrind put a new, entertaining spin on the “do tricks to rack up a high score before you reach the end” gameplay. …

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’ …