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Freedom Finger

There’s a lot going on in Freedom Finger. It’s a shoot ’em up, sure. But it has at least three unique selling points: the mechanics, the presentation, and the music. The first two are connected: your ship is a hand giving it the middle finger, which gives us...
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Hi there Alec Baldwin! It’s the week in pictures

News hit this week that Alec Baldwin is going to be promoting the ten year anniversary of Words With Friends from this autumn. The accompanying photo of him playing a definitely-real game against Bernard Kim, Zynga’s President of Publishing, is enjoyably basic. But the photo of Bernard Kim?...

Dr Mario or Dr Mario World – which is best?

In short: Dr Mario World. First, the original. Fortunately, Dr Mario is one of the NES games available with Nintendo Switch Online, and it’s on the NES Classic Mini, so it’s not hard to track down. But, along with what seems like all NES games apart from Kirby,...

Cavill’s behind! It’s the week in pictures

Henry Cavill’s behind was the big picture news this week, as Netflix started to tease their adaptation of The Witcher. Cue much productive* online discourse: fans of the games complaining about the lack of a second sword; fans of the books patiently* pointing out that it’s true to...

Zarvot – Review

Zarvot is an odd mix. It’s promoted as the story of two cubes getting a present for their cube friend. Though mostly it’s an isometric shooter. But really it’s both. And also not quite either. Plus a bit of fiddly other stuff. First, some reassurance: the story element...
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Mimpi Dreams – Review

There’s something to be said for the gentler pursuits in life. Like having a nice sit – what could be better? But gentle can also be pointless, like Radio 4 sitcoms. Which is Mimpi Dreams? LET’S FIND OUT. (An attempt at building tension, there. Not desperately easy in...
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What can you get for a quid on the Switch?

Turns out those Gold Points you get for registering Switch games expire after a year. At least Nintendo had the good grace to tell me. So: what can I get with £1.16? Well, it changes pretty frequently, because it’s mostly games with massive discounts on a usual price...