05th Jun2019

‘Gato Roboto’ Review (NIntendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Devolver Digital’s eye for high-quality indie content shows no sign of abating. Playing through Gato Roboto’s kitten-sized package, one always gets the sense of being in a safe pair of hands. And developer Doinksoft does play it safe in terms of mechanics and design. This is a metroidvania – or meowtroidvania – borrowing shamelessly from […]

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17th Apr2019

‘Downwell’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Downwell is a game about a young man with guns for boots venturing down a well. Simple right? Well… (pardon the pun) read on to find out. Another mobile port – originally released in 2015 – now making its way to the Nintendo Switch, Downwell sees you plummet through a well comprised mainly of old-school […]

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17th Dec2018

‘Gris’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

As the world crumbles, Gris loses her singing voice. She falls into a colourless void. Then she decides to rebuild, bringing light and colour and music back into existence… Gris is the debut game from Barcelona-based developers Nomada Studio. The distinctive visuals, which sell themselves in trailers and videos, were crafted by artist Conrad Roset. […]

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22nd Nov2018

‘Mother Russia Bleeds’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

One of the dirtiest, grimiest, most miserable and bloody side-scrolling brawlers I’ve ever played… and I love it so. There’s something about the brawler genre that is close to my heart, from the days of Final Fight and the 90’s titan that is Streets of Rage 2 all the way through to its recent resurgence […]

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08th Aug2018

‘The Messenger’ Preview (PC)

by Britt Roberts

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. Overview: Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra tight controls worthy of an […]

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31st Jul2018

‘Crossing Souls’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Originally conceived by Spanish developer Fourrattic via Kickstarter, before being adopted by indie outfit Devolver Digital, Crossing Souls now arrives on the Switch. It always seemed like a perfect fit for Nintendo’s machine, this eye-popping pixel art adventure with its overtones of Earthbound. On the very first screen there’s a NES on the floor of […]

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