Category «Reviews»

REVIEW – Retro Pocket (DSiWare)

Old Old School Before Nintendo’s original Gameboy became popular, Tiger released a number of portable LCD handheld games which were an evolution of Nintendo’s original Game And Watch series.  With graphics mimicking a digital wristwatch, these games were very simple and based around getting a high score as opposed to being narrative focused like most …

REVIEW – Jet Set Radio (PSN)

Wear Your Helmet Originally released on the Dreamcast in 2000, Jet Set Radio joins the ranks of Sonic Adventure and Sega Bass Fishing as a digital download on both PSN and XBLA.  Unfortunately, like many early 3D games, this graffiti rollerblading sim is better kept in your memory banks as opposed to reliving the past. …

REVIEW – Spelunker HD w/DLC (PS3/PSN)

This Game Hates You, Your Family, and Even Your Dog Spelunker HD is essentially a really enhanced port of the cult classic Spelunker.  The game is loaded with a ton of content and offers the option to play with modern graphics or an 8-bit pixel style, but Spelunker’s deliberate insanely difficult gameplay will undoubtedly scare …

REVIEW – New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)

Shiny But More of the Same Several years ago, Nintendo revived the Mario platformer with New Super Mario Bros on the original DS. While it was exciting to explore a new 2D Mario world, the title was somewhat lacking due to the complete absence of flight, no Yoshi, and a minimal use of the new …

REVIEW – The Next Space (PSN Mini)

Scrolling Through Space SNK continues to support the PSN by releasing classic arcade games as PS Minis. The Next Space is a vertical shooter that is faster paced that other recently released classic SNK titles but won’t blow anyone away thanks to repetition and an unexplained power-up system. The outer space theme is reminiscent of …

REVIEW – Chopper I (PSN Mini)

Brutal, Ruthless, and Cruel Chopper I is for one type of gamer only – the glutton for punishment.  Like the days of NES, this game is difficult, frustrating, and requires the utmost tenacity and determination to complete the first stage let alone the entire game. If anything, Chopper I is a great example of how …

REVIEW – Kingston – DataTraveler Locker + G2, Flash Drive Review

Keeping It Safe From SSDs to SD cards, Kingston is a proven manufacturer of data storage.  The DataTraveler Locker + G2 Personal Security flash drive is one of their newest products offering easy to use password protection for your traveling files.  It is reliable, easy to use, and is physically built with quality. Available in …

REVIEW – Frogger Hyper Arcade

A Buggy Frog Frogger has hopped onto next gen systems, including PSN and WiiWare, but winds up jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The main Frogger gameplay elements that gamers have been playing for decades remain the same – move from one side of the screen to the other without coming …

REVIEW – Johnny KungFu (3DS eShop)

Mr. Game and Watch UFO is no stranger to the eShop having already released the repetitive but challenging Samurai Sword Destiny and their original undead rock title Zombie Slayer Diox.  Johnny KungFu continues the UFO streak of a lower quality gaming experience but fans of old LCD games should at least find an appreciation for …

REVIEW – Zuma’s Revenge

Ball Blasting Not too long ago, I wrote an article about the DS retail version of Zuma’s Revenge.  And just as I predicted, this color-matching sequel has transition to the XBLA with online leaderboards, 400 Achievement Points, and even a few different Avatar awards. Just like the DS version, this sequel’s biggest highlights are the …