09th Jul2020

‘Ultracore’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

For those of us unlucky enough (or not made of money) to have grabbed one of the many limited physical versions of retro-shooter Ultracore, ININ Games have finally released the game digitally across all the major consoles – surprisingly including the PS Vita! We’re looking at the Nintendo Switch version which, given the platforms current […]

07th Jul2020

‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Wow, where to begin with Catherine: Full Body? Originally released in Japan in February 2011 and the US in July of the same year, in the UK we had to wait some seven months after its US debut to enjoy the “epic-weirdness” that was Catherine. And now, years later, Nintendo’s flagship console gets its first […]

22nd Jun2020

‘Lonely Mountains: Downhill’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

For years now I’ve been on the search for that perfect biking game… Yes, I know, its a very niche genre to enjoy and it is – currently – dominated by by the likes of the Trials games and the myriad of clones it inspired. However there have been some great, in fact ONE great […]

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17th Jun2020

‘Civilization VI & Expansions Bundle’ Review

by Phil Wheat

When I look back across almost thirty years (goodness me) of videogaming experience, there are several games that have stayed with me through their various iterations. Super Mario, Football Manager and Total War all spring to mind (as well as several others) but chief among them is the Civilization series. When I first sunk hundreds […]

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25th May2020

‘Maneater’ Review (PS4)

by Matthew Smail

With the evergreen popularity of Jaws, and the close proximity of trashy B-Movie stories to video games, I’m genuinely surprised that we haven’t had hundreds of shark themed video games. I honestly can’t fathom (lol) why there haven’t been more, but that may change going forwards if Maneater realises it’s full potential. This game has […]

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21st May2020

‘Roundguard’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Remember Peggle? Remember how addictive that simple game of bouncing balls across a puzzle-like layout was? Well prepare to be just as addicted to Roundguard, which takes the same “bouncing” concept and adds a little extra… taking players through a series of mystery dungeons with over 150 unique items and the punishment of a roguelike […]

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20th May2020

‘Gravity Rider Zero’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The original Trials HD was something of a behemoth in gaming history, managing to capture the imagination of gamers everywhere. Since the release of that game there have been a myriad of sequels and a metric sh*t-ton of imitators – some good, some bad. Some REALLY bad. Where does Gravity Rider Zero sit? Read on […]

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14th May2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Ghost Sweeper’ & ‘Fledgling Heroes’ Reviews (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at not one but TWO new indie games, Ghost Sweeper and Fledgling Heroes, both of which are now available on the Nintendo […]

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12th May2020

Game On! Review: ‘Moving Out’ (Nintendo Switch)

by Jason Brigger

A little about our family… My wife and I love playing video games, board games, card games and any tabletop game we can get our hands on. In the last several years, we have been including our 10-year-old son and our 6-year-old daughter, and sometimes our 3-year old son, in our game nights. With so […]

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11th May2020

‘Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe’ Review (Switch)

by Phil Wheat

2D fighters are my gaming bread and butter, having been weened on to them at an early age thanks to side-scrolling efforts such as Double Dragon and Streets of Rage and discovering the grand-daddy of 2D fighters, Street Fighter 2 at an arcade in Majorca back in the 90s. Since then I’ve played them all, […]

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11th May2020

‘Factotum 90’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

From indie studio TACS Games and first appearing on the Wii U of all places, Factotum 90 sees you trapped in deep space after something’s collided with your ship. Main power is offline and you’re trapped. It’s lucky you have access to a terminal that allows you to take control of two walker robots as […]

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08th May2020

‘King Lucas’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

After an affair King Lucas had with the Witch of Sausan, the Queen left him and remarried in an adjacent kingdom, and now his daughters are the only ones left at his side. Due to his love for them, each and every time they get lost in the castle, he moves heaven and earth to […]

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04th May2020

‘Streets of Rage 4’ Review

by Chris Cummings

I grew up playing Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 on the SEGA Mega Drive. I loved those games. Classic side scrolling beat-em-ups that involved you walking the streets, accompanied by techno-8bit-retro music, and beating the crap out of a variety of enemies. Each stage would end with a different boss fight, with […]

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30th Apr2020

‘Samurai Shodown’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

SNK have a long storied history of fighting games. From the arcades to the NeoGeo, by way of just about every home console you could possibly imagine, it feels very much like there have always been SNK fighting games and those games – and the franchises they spawned are still, to this day, some of […]

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30th Apr2020

‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Thomas

The Nintendo Switch may be a little console, but it has big ideas. Being able to play a huge RPG on the go is fantastic and honestly, the Switch is my favourite games console since the Dreamcast. With Fire Emblem: Three Houses we are in classic, turn-based JRPG territory here. In terms of gameplay think […]

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28th Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Resident Evil 4

by Xenia Grounds

With the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, I was debating which game in the series to talk about for a retrospective. It was between Resident Evil 4 and RE Remake for a while. Then I heard the rumours floating around about Resident Evil 4 being the next game in the series to get the […]

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24th Apr2020

‘Mekorama’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A 3D isometric puzzle game, Mekorama sees players guide the adorable robot “B” to safety after he crash lands on a strange cubic planet. Think something akin to Monument Valley – only less relaxing, more frustrating and oftentimes more complex – and you’ll get the idea of what Mekorama is all about. Featuring the same […]

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22nd Apr2020

RETRO-spective: Persona 5

by Xenia Grounds

When it comes to great storytelling, the medium doesn’t matter. It can be a movie, television show, video game or animation. The most impactful stories take people on journeys that are potentially capable of changing the direction of someone’s life. For me, something that did this was Persona 5. When this game came out, I […]

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22nd Apr2020

‘Dead or School’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Dead or School is the latest hack ‘n’ slash title to come out of the Far East, and yes it does involve schoolgirls in peril (when DOESN’T it?). Hence the title… But this one is a little different than the rest. Conceived as a side-story to director and artist Mokusei Zaijuu’s self-published sci-fi manga Machine […]

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14th Apr2020

‘BE-A Walker’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Are you a Star Wars fan? Did you, like me, ever want to take control of one of the myriad of vehicles that populate the Star Wars universe? I know I did. As a kid my favourite Star Wars film was Return of the Jedi (I loved the Ewoks, so sue me) and I always […]

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01st Apr2020

‘The Complex’ Review

by Chris Cummings

The Complex is a sci-fi interactive movie game from Wales Interactive and is available to “play” on the Nintendo Switch, Windows, MacOS, XBox One and PS4. I’ve played games like this before, such as The Bunker, so I know the genre. It’s basically a movie in which you make the odd decision, taking the story […]

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26th Mar2020

Digital Shorts: ‘Hidden Through Time’ Review (PS4)

by Chris Cummings

In DIGITAL SHORTS we review some of the latest video games that are only available digitally (at least in the UK), in a short-form review format. In this edition we take a look at Hidden Through Time, available now on Switch, PS4 and Android. Once in a while I like to jump into the Nintendo […]

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