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REVIEW – Arctic Escape DSiWare/eShop

Chu Chu Lemmings – Mixing the guide-the-mindless-drones puzzle aspect of Lemmings with the twitch tile-based arrow guidance markers of Chu Chu Rocket is basically Arctic Escape in a nutshell. Although more based around puzzles than fast reflexes, quick thinking is often required to ultimately guide penguins to the end goal. Even though there are several …

REVIEW – Brunch Panic 3DS eShop

Mixing Business with Pleasure – Usually reserved for special weekend occasions and Mother’s Day, brunch is probably the most laid back meal of the day. Interestingly, Circle Entertainment decided to blend panic, the exact opposite of what brunch stands for, into this always enjoyable but rarely participated meal. The end result is something that offers …

REVIEW – Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 3D

It’s not bad. It’s not good. – The Jewel Master series has seen a several incarnations on a few different systems throughout the last few years with the biggest push from Storm City Games on the original DS handheld. Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 3D is basically the same game as the original DS …

REVIEW – Wakedas 3DS eShop

Simple and Easy Going – From the same company that brought us the underappreciated Witch & Hero, Wakedas is a casual pick-up-and-play downloadable puzzle game on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The goal is to connect colored pieces on a grid- think organizing the single side of a Rubik’s cube. The concept behind the game is …

REVIEW – Witch & Hero 3DS eShop

A Simple and Addicting Sleeper Hit – With a unique twist on tower defense, a charming 8-bit graphical style, and very simple but yet addicting gameplay, Witch & Hero fits under the “sleeper hit” category – something that is of higher quality but gets overlooked. Interestingly, the plot actually ties directly into the gameplay. A …

REVIEW – Clash of Elementalists (DSiWare)

Clash of Camera Control – A five-dollar downloadable third person anime 3D fighter on DSiWare is rather attention grabbing and unexpected for Nintendo’s online service and screenshots might make it look like Sega’s Virtual-On series but the gameplay is nothing short of disappointing and borderline unplayable. There are only four fighters to choose from which …

REVIEW – Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival (DSiWare/eShop)

Needs a Biology Lesson – For just a couple of bucks, Swarm Survival is an easy-to-play different take on the classic Snake style of gameplay. From a top down view, the player controls a little piece of DNA (which is portrayed as this weird eyeball thing instead of a double helix) with the goal of …

REVIEW – Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Review (Xbox 360)

New Engine. Detailed Gameplay. Lacking Features. – With a new graphics engine and years of experience, PES 2014 gets straight to the point. Instead of implementing a wealth of unlockables, modes, and even an interesting menu system and presentation, PES 2014 offers a soccer simulation that should please dedicated soccer enthusiasts but could leave new …

REVIEW – Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D (3DS eShop)

Welcome to the Slaughter – Even though it is a little uncomfortable to slaughter throngs on endangered animals, Outdoors Unleashed Africa 3D is a mindlessly fun on-rails light gun shooter that is easy to play and actually has quite a bit of content and replayablity. Like Pokemon Snap, the game controls the player’s path and …