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REVIEW – The House of the Dead 4 (PS3)

Automatic Uzi If you have not wandered into a Gameworks within the last few years, chances are you have never played The House of the Dead 4.  Like the previously released HotD3, HotD4 is properly priced, received a higher def make over, added a couple extra bells and whistles, and brings an arcade lightgun experience …

REVIEW – THE SPLATTERS (XBLA)

Secret of the Ooze So I have been playing The Splatters for hours now and I still have no idea what the hell is going on… The player flicks boogers that burst into a liquid when smashed against a surface.  This liquid then must make contact with bombs to make them explode but only if …

REVIEW – Excitebike: World Rally (WiiWare)

Like The NES Version But With Online Multiplayer Initially released back in 2009, Nintendo is offering Excitebike: World Rally as a 200 Coin download for Club Nintendo members here in April 2012.  In short, it is basically the Excitebike you remember but with the inclusion of online multiplayer. The goal of the game is to …

REVIEW – Zombie Slayer Diox (3DS eShop)

Kill Zombies With Music Zombie Slayer Diox, a 3DS eShop downloadable title, has a creative concept behind its gameplay but ultimately suffers from quirky control and an unfair difficultly spike. You play as Diox, a Thor-looking rock and roller who feels the need to put a silent X at the end of his name.  As …

REVIEW – Samurai Sword Destiny (3DS eShop)

Slash, Slash, Slash, Die, Repeat Samurai Sword Destiny is a pretty straightforward and plain game.  From a 2D sidescrolling perspective, the player will button mash through waves of enemies before the horde inevitably overwhelms the player.  Then, take the experience you earned to slowly level up and try again, going a little bit further than …

REVIEW – SAR: Search and Rescue (PSN)

A Twin Stick Shooter Before Twin Stick Shooters Originally released in 1989, Search and Rescue is a pretty violent and bloody game even by today’s standards.  While the gory visuals are certainly a highlight, the game doesn’t hold up well told due to a cumbersome control scheme. Like P.O.W., Prehistoric Isle, and other classic SNK …

REVIEW – Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3DS)

Qualifying But Not Record Setting Building off the foundation set by the Winter Games a couple years ago, Mario and Sonic are trying their hand at summer based Olympic sports. However, this game takes a distance bronze instead of going for the gold. In terms of gameplay, Mario & Sonic at the 2012 London Olympic …

REVIEW – Defenders of Ardania (XBLA)

Defense Meets Offense Tower defense games are plentiful on both XBLA and iOS. However, Defenders of Ardania introduces a new key element to the tried-n-true defense formula: offense. As entertaining as the offensive side of things sound, DoA suffers from a severe case of imbalance. Instead of outsmarting opponents, just about every match relies on …

REVIEW – Zuma’s Revenge (DS)

Shoot Some Balls From Your Mouth Sequel to the original marble shooter, Zuma’s Revenge is a decent but familiar follow up to the fan favorite action puzzler. Minus the addition of real time online multiplayer option, Zuma’s Revenge has everything any typical sequel should include – new levels, powerups, boss battles, and some new gameplay …

REVIEW – The House of the Dead III (PSN)

Shotgun Showdown It is nice of Sega to port The House of the Dead III to Sony’s downloadable service but the lack of extra features yield a very short limit on its otherwise entertaining action oriented gameplay. As a quick summary, The House of the Dead series is a lightgun franchise born in arcades and …