20th May2022

‘Cotton Fantasy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The Cotton franchise goes back 30 years and has appeared on many early consoles and computers including PC Engine, Neo Geo Pocket Color, right through to the early days of the original PlayStation. And throughout the years Cotton has received acclaim for its fast action, its colourful and detailed presentation and its cast – especially […]

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06th May2022

‘Quest For Infamy’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Broken Sword, Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Syberia, Clock Tower. All classic games. All classic point and click adventure video games. But I haven’t played any of them and I’ve been playing video games for a very long time. I’m trying to think as I write this but it’s been at least thirty years. And in […]

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05th Apr2022

‘Ashwalkers’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Ashwalkers is not a type of game I have ever really played before. It’s an adventure survival game in which you make choices for your group of four (or less if you have unfortunately let one or two of them die on the journey) and those choices will determine what happens next. It sounded a […]

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29th Mar2022

Digital Shorts: ‘I Love Finding Cats! – Collector’s Edition’ Review (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 another point and click puzzle game from genre specialists Ocean Media. I Love Finding Cats! – Collector’s Edition is the latest […]

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17th Mar2022

‘Moto Roader MC’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

I have always been fond of top-down racing video games and I’m not entirely sure why because I haven’t actually played a whole lot of them. I think my first memory of this type of racer probably came from seeing Super Off Road in gaming magazines in the nineties. There was something about that style […]

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19th Jan2022

‘Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Developed by the team who brought us Creed: Rise to Glory for VR platforms, Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions is the second collaboration between Survios and MGM Studios Inc., and brings the Rocky/Creed franchise bang up to date in a brand-new knockout arcade experience that sees players fight as one of 20 iconic characters from […]

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13th Jan2022

‘Faircroft’s Antiques: The Forbidden Crypt CE’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Faircroft’s Antiques: The Forbidden Crypt – Collectors Edition is the latest point and click, hidden-object adventure/puzzle game from developer BoomZap and publisher Ocean Media, following both Faircroft’s Antiques: Home For Christmas and Faircroft’s Antiques: The Heir of Glen Kinnoch – taking the gameplay aspects of both previous games and updating both the graphics AND control […]

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12th Jan2022

‘Ghost: Elisa Cameron’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Based on the best-selling Dark Horse graphic novel, “Ghost”, comes Ghost: Elisa Cameron. A game that sees you wake up in a cold, desolate bathroom without any memory of your whereabouts, as a surveillance camera tracks your every move. Can you piece together the mystery and find your way to safety? As the titular character […]

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11th Jan2022

‘Hellpoint’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Inspired by the challenging gameplay of Dark Souls, science fiction cult classics like Event Horizon, Hellpoint is a hardcore sci-fi action role-playing horror where you play as a synthetic human being, exploring an abandoned space station, fighting horrible abominations, collecting the axioms they leave behind and trying to uncover the truth behind your creation… When […]

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10th Jan2022

Digital Shorts: ‘Kill It With Fire’ 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 Kill It With Fire, an arachnaphobe-unfriendly bug hunting game now on the Nintendo Switch. Much like Steam on PC, Nintendo’s Switch […]

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30th Dec2021

‘Nickelodeon All Star Brawl’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

When you think platform fighter you think Smash Bros. Guaranteed. No matter the generation of console Smash Bros. has ALWAYS been king of that format – there’s a reason people play the game competitively, even if Nintendo have had issues with that. Over the years there have been a number of attempts to capitalise on […]

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01st Dec2021

Digital Shorts: ‘Lyrica 2 – Stars Align’ 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 Lyrica 2, a sequel to the 2019 original, now available on the Nintendo Switch. Lyrica 2: Stars Align is the sequel […]

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30th Nov2021

‘G-Darius HD’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

The Darius series pioneered horizontal shoot ’em up games in the mid-to-late 80s and was developed by the legendary TAITO Corporation. The first Darius game wowed arcade going fans when it was released in 1986 with its dedicated dual-display cabinet, imaginative enemy designs and revolutionary sound design. The first Darius is set in a futuristic […]

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22nd Sep2021

Wolverine Wednesday #46

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #14-#15 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Adam Kubert | Colourist: Frank Martin | Letters: Cory Petit In these two issues we were promised the resumption in rivalry between Wolverine and Solem. Instead we get Wolverine facing off against a new character with some ties to Solem which all need to be explained before we […]

17th Aug2021

‘Outbreak: Endless Nightmares’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

[NOTE: This review is of the ORIGINAL Switch release of this game, not the recently updated/patched version… Mainly because I refuse to replay this game again!] Created by Dead Drop Studios (in reality solo developer Evan Wolbach), Outbreak: Endless Nightmares is the latest game to grace modern consoles in the Outbreak series, this time mixing […]

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20th Jul2021

Retro-Spective: ‘Wonderboy: Asha in Monster World’ & ‘Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

Video game nostalgia seems to be at an all-time high right now; either that or video game studios have just run out of ideas. Whatever the reason, we’re currently in the midst of a wave of old-school early video games getting reboots, remakes or reduxes. Case in point, the recently-released high def remakes of Wonderboy: […]

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13th Jul2021

‘Epistory – Typing Chronicles’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Released five years ago on PC, Epistory – Typing Chronicles brings its unusual game and style of gameplay to Nintendo Switch. Reading up on Epistory before I played it, I was instantly drawn to it because it seemed like something I had never played before. Recently I have really been enjoying trying new genres and […]

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07th Jul2021

Digital Shorts: ‘Forward to the Sky’ 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 Forward to the Sky, an anime-inspired puzzler-come-hack-slash game out now on the Nintendo eShop. I’m not going to lie, I was […]

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21st Jun2021

‘Skyland Rush: Air Raid Attack’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A shooting rush game against creatures of the dark! Shoot and fly through the sky of Skylandia in an epic adventure. How far can you get? Dash into the world and challenge your skills in this side-scrolling game! Evil has taken over Skylandia! Zenya needs your help! Survive the sneaky attacks of various bugsters, ominous […]

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21st Jun2021

‘Instant Sports Tennis’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Phil Wheat

A few years ago Nintendo released a little console called the Wii; a console that didn’t really appeal to “gamers” and one that seemingly was destined to the scrap heap… But then something happened. Your mum had a play and loved the motion controls, then invited your dad to play and he loved it too! […]

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26th May2021

‘Layers of Fear 2’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

Reviewing video games has continued to help me play genres that I have rarely played before or not played at all. This time with Layers of Fear 2, I played a completely different type of horror game, an investigatory horror game. For those that have read my reviews for Nerdly before, you will know that […]

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11th May2021

‘Skate City’ Review (Nintendo Switch)

by Alain Elliott

I’m sure there are many gamers out there who, like me, have only ever played the Tony Hawk’s games when it comes to skating games. Yes, there have been some since and there were ones before but it was the one that everyone played. And as it is yet to appear on the Nintendo Switch […]

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