Tag «Shooter»

REVIEW – Quad Fighter K Switch Review

It is Dangerous To Go Alone With 8-bit visuals and arcade quarter munching gameplay, Quad Fighter K on Nintendo Switch is an action packed four-player co-op new old school shooter. With a strong emphasis on co-op gameplay and priced under $10, this Aksys Games published vertical shooter can satisfy that arcade itch. The gimmick behind …

REVIEW – Let Them Come Xbox One With Stream

Encouraging Their Arrival With a simple premise, addicting gameplay, intuitive controls, and beautiful pixel art, Let Them Come, developed by Tuatara Games and published by Versus Evil, is a surprise, must-play pleasure. This $7.99 indie title ($4.99 on PC) is essentially a real-time tower defense only you are the defense. You play as Rock Gunar, …

REVIEW – Demon’s Crystals Xbox One with Stream

Lacking Options For only $4.99, it is not fair to be harsh on Demon’s Crystals especially since the arcadey twin-sticker shooter gameplay is relatively smooth and offers a moment of mindless fun if you can gather four local players in one room. But the lack of options and gameplay elements ultimately results in a big …

VIDEOCAST – Lil Tanks

Lil Tanks is a new 2D Shump available on Steam for $9.99. With an RPG leveling system and progress that accumulates after you die, this shooter is a friendly romp that involves the occasional grinding. Watch as we get stuck on level 3, Gillman talks about this painful R-Type story, and we close with puppy …

NEWS – Steel Empire Gets Permanent Price Cut on 3DS eShop

Teyon just announced that Steel Empire has just received a permanent price reduction. Originally priced at $29.99, this horizontal shooter is now available on the 3DS eShop for $9.99. If you read my review, we mentioned Steel Empire is actually a solid game, very fluid and entertaining, but carried a higher price point. But now, …

NEWS – Natsume just launched Wild Guns Reloaded for the PlayStation 4

Natsume just launched Wild Guns Reloaded for the PlayStation 4. The classic fan-favorite now features new playable characters, weapons, stages, and enemies, plus an all-new co-op mode, where you can play with up to 4 players! The game is available digitally and also has a limited physical release (North America only), and is rated E10+ …

NEWS – PS2 Classic Gradius V Now Available on PSN

Konami announced its classic shoot ‘em-up Gradius V is now available for PlayStation 3 worldwide via the PlayStation Network service, priced at $9.99. Previously released for PlayStation 2, the digital reissue of Gradius V marks the series’ first appearance for PlayStation®3. The classic shoot ‘em up recalls the all-action old school videogame style and is …

REVIEW – Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition Xbox 360

The Shump You Never Played – The Dreamcast had a rabid fan base of both players as well as developers. Some dedicated developers continued to produce Dreamcast games years after the system was officially abandoned by Sega. Under Defeat is one such game. Never released outside of Japan, this highly collectable title is now available …

REVIEW – R-Type Dimensions PS3/PSN

Classically Brutal With A Visual Twist – Originally released on XBLA back in 2009 by Tozai, this 2-in-1 classic compilation has snuck its way onto Sony’s digital PSN platform. Combining both coin-op classics R-Type and R-Type II, Dimensions is basically a lesson in how much you suck at old school shooters. Like Halo Anniversary, one …

REVIEW – Heavy Fire: Special Ops (3DS eShop)

Same As the Sequel – Just like its sequel Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D, Heavy Fire: Special Ops is a flawed Virtual Cop-type shooting gallery that offers a quick burst of fun for about 5-10 minutes. Black Arms 3D and Special Ops 3D are basically the same exact game only with new stages; they can …