Reviews

Trek to Yomi

The greatest compliment I can give Trek to Yomi is that it looks and feels as if it came from a Japanese development studio. In reality, it was developed by Polish outfit Flying Wild Hog, best known for the Shadow Warrior series....
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Dandy & Randy DX

If you rented games back in the day, chances are there’s one you hired multiple times. For me, it was Capcom’s Goof Troop for the SNES. It played quite differently from other Disney games, using a top-down perspective, and it featured a...
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Ravenous Devils

Out of curiosity alone, I recently purchased Cooking Mama Cookstar. The controversy surrounding it made me interested to see how the final product fared – it isn’t every day a big-name release is yanked from the eShop. Turns out it was harmless,...
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Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

If you’re in charge of the weekly shop, you may have come across boxes of wonky veg – oddly proportioned vegetables that supermarkets once snobbishly shunned. Presumably, it was believed that the vegetable buying public wouldn’t want to eat crooked carrots and...
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HUNDRED FIRES: The rising of red star

What’s the difference between so-bad-it’s-good and just plain bad? When do bad voice acting, bad translation, and weird capitalisation choices stop becoming a mistake and start becoming an aesthetic? Hundred Fires brought those questions to mind very quickly. Set in ‘60s Cuba,...
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Metal Tales: Overkill

Heavy metal and video games go together well. From the synth-guitar riffs of Thunder Force IV, through Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing’s licensed SNES replicas of some classic bangers, to the mighty DOOM’s “D_E1M1” (oh, okay, At Doom’s Gate, if you insist) itself,...
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Evercade Renovation Collection 1

It has been said that the newest Evercade cartridge is a response to fans demanding more obscure and lesser-known games for the retro-centric handheld. We’d say it was inevitable that manufacturer Blaze would have to look further afield at some point. There’s...
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