19th Jul2019

‘Blazing Chrome’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

It’s safe to say that growing up side-scrolling game were my gaming bread and butter. Platformers like the Super Mario series on the NES, the Dizzy games on the C64; side-scrolling beat em-ups ike Double Dragon, Rygar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES and later on 16-bit games like Final Fight and Golden […]

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16th Jul2019

‘Streets of Rogue’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a fellow local co-op loving friend, lamenting the lack of multiplayer games that have a more ‘progress-based’ bent as opposed to pure blasts of arcade action such as (the very good) Iron Crypticle and the like. As if in answer to our prayers, Streets of […]

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05th Jul2019

‘Another Sight’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

From developers Lunar Great Wall Studios and publishers Toplitz Productions, Another Sight is a tapestry of steampunk fantasy amidst platform puzzle adventure gaming, with a strong narrative tale woven in and out of the seams and cracks. It’s a tale of two characters, mainly, our protagonists, Kit, a teenage girl who has lost her sight, […]

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04th Jul2019

‘Warlocks 2: God Slayers’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A humorous 2D action / RPG hybrid that has all the trappings of an online game but alas, currently has no online capability.. Warlocks 2 begins with your chosen warlock (there are five available) getting rescued from a cage in quite a funny introduction sequence. Following this, you get a brief tutorial of the unlockable […]

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03rd Jul2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Irony Curtain’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

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 Britt takes a look at another point and click adventure from Artifex Mundi called Irony Curtain. A satirical point and click adventure set mostly in a […]

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03rd Jul2019

‘Queen’s Quest 3: The End of Dawn’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Chris Cummings

I’ve been an Artifex Mundi fan for a while. Their point-and-click adventure games have been on my radar since I played Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek on PS4 a couple of years ago. I’ve since gone on to play a bunch of their titles with stories ranging from gothic fables to pirate folklore to […]

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02nd Jul2019

‘Red Faction Guerrilla: Re-Mars-stered’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

It was hardly a vintage year, but 2009 did bring us a few classics: Minecraft, Arkham Asylum, Uncharted 2, Red Faction Guerrilla… Wait, what? That’s right, THQ Nordic have just updated the third and best of the bonkers third-person shooter/smasher series and, following the 2018 release of the remaster on the PS4 and Xbox One, […]

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02nd Jul2019

‘Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy’ comes to Switch in November

by Kat Wheat

Puzzle fans will be grabbing their magnifying glasses, notebooks and Joy-Con controllers this autumn, as Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition launches for Nintendo Switch on 8th November. In this entry in the Layton mystery-puzzle series, the famous Professor Hershel Layton has gone missing, and it is up to his […]

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01st Jul2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Forest Home’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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 Chris takes a look at cutesy puzzle game Forest Home. From developers NextGen Reality, Forest Home is an addictive puzzle game that is perfect for a […]

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28th Jun2019

‘Crystal Crisis’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Crystal Crisis is a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, players arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on their opponents. Yes, this is Nicalis’ version of Super Puzzle Fighter II […]

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28th Jun2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Home Escape’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

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 Chris, a newcomer to the Nintendo Switch, takes a look at Home Escape. Being new to the Nintendo Switch means I am still figuring out the […]

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26th Jun2019

‘Baobabs Mausoleum Ep. 2: 1313 Barnabas Dead End Drive’ Review (Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Claiming to be a mash-up of Monkey island, Zelda, Twin Peaks and Spongebob Squarepants is a heckuva claim to make and yet that is what Celery Emblem have done with this, the 2019 Switch port of their catchily-titled game which was originally released on Steam back in February 2018. Baobabs Mausoleum Ep. 2: 1313 Barnabas […]

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24th Jun2019

‘Graveyard Keeper’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Moving on from their previous game, Punch Club which was an enjoyable (for a while, until you ground your teeth into dust) 16-bit styled stat-balancing grind-a-thon set in the world of prize-fighting, Lazy Bear Games have come up with a new game that takes a lot of inspiration from Stardew Valley but adds enough of […]

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20th Jun2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Witch Thief’ Review (Nintendo 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 Witch Thief, a new 3D shmup available now on the Nintendo Switch. On a quest to steal an enchanted grimoire, a […]

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19th Jun2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Super Skelemania’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

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 Super Skelemania, a new Metroidvania game now available on the Nintendo Switch. Super Skelemania is, in essence, brief Metroidvania designed to […]

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18th Jun2019

‘Timespinner’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Now on the Nintendo Switch, Timespinner is a nifty title that takes a great deal of inspiration from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and manages to do it justice… Lunais is a timekeeper, able to use the titular Timespinner (a sort of time-portal opening loom) to move between time periods, she is part of a […]

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14th Jun2019

‘Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX is an 8-bit style adventure with a strong NES vibe. Originally released on Steam and now ported to Switch with new visuals (the original was more Game Boy than NES) it’s an extremely solid (and ADDICTIVE) throwback with a surprising amount of depth. I’ve been burned with these 8-bit adventures recently […]

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11th Jun2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Refunct’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

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 Refunct, a new “relaxation” game now available on the Nintendo Switch. Following on the recent trend of relaxation games released for […]

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07th Jun2019

‘TT Isle of Man’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Motorbike-racing games with a heavy focus on simulation are not exactly plentiful on the Nintendo Switch, this is a gap that TT Isle of Man could plug perfectly for a lot of people that crave depth in their racers. Whilst there’s a lot to commend here, unfortunately a few aspects work against the title and […]

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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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31st May2019

‘Among the Sleep’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Rupert Harvey

Krillbite Studios’ existential horror adventure Among the Sleep was originally released in 2014. This Enhanced Edition came to PC in 2017 and is now arriving on consoles. The enhancements include “new dialogue, better performance and visuals”; and while it has elements that betray its low-budget, early-gen origins, it is still an effective nightmare with an […]

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29th May2019

‘The Last Door: Complete Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I have a distant sense that I played The Last Door upon its original PC release several years ago, albeit briefly. I’m not sure why I didn’t play it through at the time but I’m definitely glad I revisited it on the Switch as its ‘low-res, high suspense’ (brilliant tag-line) approach really works and creates […]

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