21st Mar2019

‘Cuphead’ coming to the Nintendo Switch

by Phil Wheat

Studio MDHR have announced that Cuphead will land on the Nintendo eShop on April 18th 2019. In addition to the game’s launch on Switch, a major, free content update will also make its way to all versions of Cuphead (Xbox One, PC, Mac) on the same day. The new free content update will add both […]

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20th Mar2019

‘Fate/Extella: Link’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Above the ruined earth lies the realm of SE.RA.PH, a virtual world inside a lunar supercomputer. In this last refuge for humanity, powerful Servants — sentient, digital recreations of famous figures from Earth’s lore and history — battle rogue programs (and each other) to establish dominance and enforce their kind of peace… OK, OK, so […]

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15th Mar2019

‘X-Morph: Defense’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The trailer for this game completely grabbed me; with it’s well-presented blend of Real Time Strategy, Tower Defence and Shoot-em-Up it seemed to be onto a winning formula. And it was. In a nice change of pace, in this isometric title YOU are the attacking alien horde attempting to suck the resources out of Earth […]

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15th Mar2019

Brand-new gameplay trailer for ‘Windjammers 2′

by Phil Wheat

Retro-specialists Dotemu have debuted a brand-new trailer for Windjammers 2, featuring the titles power disc-slinging gameplay. The striking reveal of the game’s gorgeously fluid art in motion introduces another entirely original character, Max, and shows series favourite Mita in full force alongside the previously confirmed powerhouse Wessel and newcomer Grace! The video also introduces a […]

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13th Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Quest for the Golden Duck’ 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 Quest for the Golden Duck, a Pac-Man clone with challenging single player, co-op campaign and fun multiplayer versus mode, now available […]

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13th Mar2019

New gameplay trailer for ‘Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid’

by Phil Wheat

Check out the brand-new gameplay reveal of the full starting roster for Lionsgate Games and nWay’s forthcoming beat ‘em-up Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid. The trailer features the signature attacks from Goldar, Ranger Slayer, Mastodon Sentry, Kat, Magna Defender, Gia, Jason, Tommy and Lord Drakkon. Check out the game’s real-time assist takeover mechanics, dynamic […]

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06th Mar2019

‘Gigantic Army’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A game that reveres the titles it takes gameplay cues from but due to several conflicting design choices as well as a control scheme that lacks response, never feels satisfying to play. It was only a few years ago that a friend introduced me to Cybernator on the SNES, although I have payed mech games […]

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05th Mar2019

‘Devil Engine’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

There’s a story behind how I chose to review Devil Engine, I was going through the weekly list of games I’m sent from Nerdly and watching their trailers on YouTube to get a feel of each title and genre when I came to Devil Engine and loved its energetic music, pixel-based visuals and huge boss […]

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01st Mar2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Pang Adventures’ 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 Pang Adventures, the latest game in the long-running franchise now available on the Nintendo Switch. The Pang series follows the adventures […]

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28th Feb2019

‘Alvastia Chronicles’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

I watched the trailer for Alvastia Chronicles and was looking forward to reviewing it not only because it seemed like a safe, old-fashioned 8-bit JRPG I could play on the Switch… but because the main character, this unknown hero from an alternate fantasy landscape… was called Alan. That was what drew me to it. I’ll […]

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26th Feb2019

‘Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Emma Rees

Rad Rodgers is a 3D platformer inspired by games from the early nineties, such as: Conker the Squirrel on the Nintendo 64, Commander Keen on MS DOS and Ruff ‘n’ Tumble back on the Commodore Amiga. Those who played Conker the Squirrel will remember it for resembling a cute, kid friendly platformer that was actually […]

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26th Feb2019

‘Ghoulboy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Released on Steam in 2017 and now ported to Nintendo Switch, Ghoulboy is a straightforward action-platformer that captures the retro pixel aesthetic well but is a bit too rough around the edges to be an essential purchase although lovers of old-school straightforward platform games will find something to enjoy, just don’t expect the mould to […]

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25th Feb2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Piczle Colors’ (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 Piczle Colors, the latest “Piczle” game to come to the Nintendo Switch. From Score Studios, who brought Piczle Lines DX to […]

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25th Feb2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Monkey Wall’ 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 Monkey Wall – a Japanese puzzle game now available on the Nintendo Switch, whose concept might be familiar to game show […]

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20th Feb2019

‘LOVE’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

Released on Valentine’s Day, LOVE is an 8-bit styled retro platformer with stripped-back controls that put gameplay to the fore, eschewing pretty much all else. With an almost Atari 2600 colour palette, LOVE is a more accessible game than titles such as Super Meat Boy, whilst having that same vibe that any errors made are through […]

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19th Feb2019

‘SNK 40th Anniversary Collection’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK and to celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK’s golden age have been packaged together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch. But this is not your typical SNK collection, which involves a myriad of side-scrolling beat ‘em-ups and fighting games… No, […]

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15th Feb2019

‘Wondershot’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A single-screen game mainly for multiplayer, Wondershot went down well at a games night I had recently. However, the brief game sessions and relatively light content wouldn’t hold up for extended play. A genre that really lends itself to multiplayer mayhem, the Battle Arena titles are designed for quick blasts of frantic action. Wondershot takes a […]

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04th Feb2019

‘Rampage Knights’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The Switch has seen a fair few multiplayer side-scrolling brawlers over the last couple of years, some of which were ported across from the PC and the light usage of procedural generation used in such games as Streets of Red add a frisson of variety to the proceedings which make playthroughs slightly different each time. […]

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31st Jan2019

‘The Shrouded Isle’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A simulation game based on numbers that’s set in a Lovecraftian landscape, The Shrouded Isle is a well-designed title rich in ambience and with a desert-dry sense of wry humour but the mileage gained from it will depend on the players’ level of fascination with gauge-juggling. The game casts you in the role of the […]

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25th Jan2019

‘Paladin’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

A tough game to locate online due to the similarly titled online game Paladins (although I haven’t played the latter), I’m pretty sure that Paladin is more up my strasse with its arcade sensibilities and pick-up-and-play approach, it plays like a modernised update of a classic. An action title with its roots in the seminal […]

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25th Jan2019

Digital Shorts: ‘Coffee Crisis’ 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 Coffee Crisis – a side-scrolling beat ‘em-up with intriguing protagonists now available on the Nintendo Switch. Coffee Crisis is an arcade-style […]

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24th Jan2019

‘Old School Racer 2′ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Britt Roberts

The 2D motorbike genre goes way back to games like Stunt Bike and Kik Start on the 8-bit home computers and it’s a genre I played a lot as a child. As time went on, those games evolved into such titles as the Trials series, games where the fun lies in multiplayer havoc with pseudo-3D […]

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