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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 – 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 – 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 …