Reviews

Castle Kong

There’s no easy way to write this review without mentioning Donkey Kong, so we may as well get it out the way. Holding Nintendo’s breakout hit in high regard, developer Drowning Monkeys set about creating their own Donkey Kong-style single-screen platformer, mimicking...
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Dungeons & Bombs

Imagine you’re the ruler of a fancy realm. The citizens are great, and the land is lush and fertile, but there’s a bit of a creature problem. The beasties have managed to sneak into the castle and steal your hairiest (read: bearded!)...
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Natsuki Chronicles

“How can we make retro-inspired shooters more rewarding?” Qute Corporation’s Natsuki Chronicles is seemingly a direct response to that question, constantly dishing out new weapons, upgrades and rewards via an XP/levelling-up system. Every failed attempt unlocks something new, while improved shields and...
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AnShi

Hoverboarding aliens surfing at warp speed over golden sparkling dunes? Sign me up. AnShi is a cinematic experience to be savoured slowly and at your leisure. It’s a short-lived experience lasting just a couple of hours, though this could be fleshed out...
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Speed Limit

Although not an auto-runner, Gamechuck’s Speed Limit shares the same sense of urgency, constantly ushering the hapless central character – a nondescript chap caught in a time loop – onwards. Pursued by shade wearing FBI types, this mad dash for survival begins with...
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Bezier: Second Edition

This twin-stick shooter is beyond great, and you should buy it as soon as possible. It’s a fun, neon-drenched affair with spaced-out Jeff Minter vibes, as quick as it is brutal. We’ve always lamented the lack of Geometry Wars games on Switch,...
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Redout: Space Assault

Shared universes are a hot commodity these days, helping to expand the reach and potential of various forms of media, be it a cinematic universe or a comic book series. Developer 34BigThings have tapped into this concept with this space shooter sharing...
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