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REVIEW – Aperion Cyberstorm Switch

Bullet-Hell Horde Mode Aperion Cyberstorm is a 5-player co-op twin stick shooter similar to Robotron or Geometry Wars. Once one screen is cleared, the player(s) move onto the next are(n)a and repeats this process until the game is finished or you quit from boredom. Defeated enemies occasionally drop crystals that will eventually fade away if …

REVIEW – ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun Switch

The Name Says It All ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun is the Warioware of auto-runners. With one button to hover and one button to shoot forward, gameplay couldn’t be any simpler as the goal is to dodge traps, reach the end of the stage, and collect Atomiks, small colored orbs. The difference here is that each stage is …

REVIEW – Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Xbox One

Royalty For Hire Making its way onto Xbox One from PC and PS4 before it, Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition is basically a Mega Man-type clone only with item and gun crafting. This 2D shooter/action platformer can offer fun in fifteen minute increments but ultimately suffers from repetitive stages, enemies, and mission objectives. You play as …

REVIEW – Wild Guns Reloaded PS4

A Few In the Chamber In an age of remakes, re-releases, and remasterings, it has become the norm seeing old games get a second life on new gen consoles. Often times, these re-releases go beyond just increasing screen resolution and smoothing out the frame rate by adding new features to modernize gameplay to current standards. …

REVIEW – Old Skool Super Controller for SNES Classic

Hope You Don’t Have To Go This Route I was lucky enough to snag myself a SNES Classic, one of the hardest gadgets to find over the last several months since its initial release. I was unlucky enough to have one of my official Nintendo SNES Classic controllers die on me for no reason; I …

REVIEW – Wulverblade Xbox One Review

Stopping the Invasion A love letter to ‘90s beat’em ups, Wulverblade is a brutally animated game that plays and feels like a new Final Fight or Streets of Rage. Developed by Fully Illustrated and published by Darkwind Media, this 2D side-scrolling brawler might be considered an indie game but plays and feels like a AAA …

REVIEW – Mutant League Football 2018 Xbox One

Giving New Meaning to a Shotgun Offense Originally released on the Sega Genesis in 1993 and published by EA, Mutant League Football became a fan favorite thanks to the ridiculous premise of skeletons and ghouls literally killing each other during a game of football. Now, revived thanks to a successful kickstarter campaign, Mutant League Football …

REVIEW – BRAWL Switch

Bomberman Act Zero 2? BRAWL takes the standard Bomberman formula and tries to freshen things up by adding a grotesque coat of paint with morbid characters that feature unique abilities. However, loose controls, a nonsensical plot, and overall poor design choices make BRAWL a bad Bomberman knockoff even considering the lower $10 price tag. The …

Gamer’s Gullet – Super Mario Cereal Review

Digital Breakfast Mario not only saves the princess from the clutches of evil lizards, he also has been saving stomachs from hunger pangs for many years. Outside of fruit snacks and McDonald Happy Meal toys, Mario is actually no stranger to the breakfast cereal category. Back in the 80s, Nintendo released a dual pack, limited …

REVIEW – The Surge Xbox One

Surge Protector Playing as the sci-fi version of Dark Souls, The Surge is a challenging and grindy melee brawler in which the player tries to make a living on a dying world by using the scrap of fallen enemies. As an obvious follow-up to Lords of the Fallen, Deck 13’s previous work, this action RPG …