WRATH: Aeon of Ruin review

It seems reasonable to suggest most people have a preferred takeaway establishment. The one that you always find yourself coming back to, much to your waistline’s despair. Should that takeaway temporarily close, you’ll doubtlessly have to expand horizons and go elsewhere. Sure, the food from a second choice might be palatable, but it’s never the …

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Teared review

This side-scrolling, pointy projectile lobbing, action platformer makes its inspirations known early. Before jumping into the fur-lined boots of a stumpy Viking-esque warrior, we’re presented with a short introduction set in an arcade. The camera slowly pans around, seemingly drawn to a single cabinet. As it approaches, a cat can be observed, fixated on the …

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Sentient action figure shooter Hypercharge: Unboxed hits Xbox on May 31st

Indie developer Digital Cybercherries is about to brighten up the slightly dreary looking month of May with Hypercharge: Unboxed – confirmed for release on Xbox One/Xbox Series on May 31st. It takes the concept of the ‘90s movie Small Soldiers – which did, in fact, gain an often forgotten tie-in – and runs with the idea, pitting …

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Space Mercenary Defense Force review

By experimenting with different themes, developers have opened the gates for new ideas within the Vampire Survivors inspired auto-shooting genre. Earlier this month we had Gladiator’s Arena – with its bloody Roman coliseum battles – and now we’re voyaging into deep space to battle squishy aliens and gelatinous creatures using lasers, gun turrets, and…exploding birthday …

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The Epyx Collection: Handheld review

Until a few years ago, experiencing Atari Lynx games either involved acquiring original hardware or resorting to emulation. Today, almost half the handheld’s catalogue is available to play legally, albeit in drips and drabs. Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection included a handful of titles – albeit not many synonymous with the system – while the …

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Ikki Unite review (Switch)

Since their rebirth a few years ago, Sunsoft has made good on bringing their ‘80s and ‘90s hits to a new generation. At least, all of those without licenses attached. In addition to revivals of cult titles Ufouria, Trip World and Mr. Gimmick, the once prolific publisher has also seen fit to bring back one …

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Phantom Fury is out now on PC and coming to consoles next month

The retro-style first person shooter Phantom Fury – a follow up to Ion Fury – launches on PC today. Console owners don’t have long to wait either, with the PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series versions due 30th May. Phantom Fury stars Ion Fury’s Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison and is set several years after the events of …

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TMNT Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants review

Well, this is neat. As the name suggests, Wrath of the Mutants is the rarest of things – a genuine arcade conversion. With most modern arcade games being ticket redemption machines, this is something seldom seen. In fact, the last arcade conversion we can recall was Raw Thrill’s own Cruis’n’ Blast on Switch back in …

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The Kindeman Remedy review

Before starting this review, I attempted to research the time management genre, inadvertently discovering an unexplored world filled with countless colourful farming and cooking games for PC and mobiles – most of which have either the word ‘frenzy’ or ‘mania’ in their titles. The Kindeman Remedy falls into the same genre but is the polar …

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