Review: Hotshot Racing

Categories: Reviews, Switch

When I was a kid, my local church youth group had a few arcade machines all hooked up in a row and set to freeplay. I didn’t get to go to arcades often, so the various events when the machines were all on at once were absolutely magical for me….

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Review: Windbound

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Being a lover of all things tropical, Windbound caught my eye early on. I was immediately drawn in by what looked to be a mashup of Breath of the Wild, Don’t Starve and Moana! I followed the game loosely from announcement until launch, and wishlisted it as soon as I…

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Review – Paper Mario: The Origami King

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

For the 20 years since its debut, the Paper Mario series has changed itself multiple times and become something of an anomaly in the plumber’s history. Initially a simple RPG with a unique art style, it would go on to embrace and expand on those roots with unique (particularly for…

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Review – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Minigame compilations can be a hard sell, as while they’re likely to get some fun times going they may not have staying power. What if instead of mere minigames though, over 50 time-tested table top mainstays were brought together and dressed up with some superb level of detail? That’s what…

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Review: Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Categories: Reviews, Switch

  The hair-whipping, purple-haired half-genie hero is back for her fifth platforming adventure: Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Since playing Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on my Nintendo 3DS five years ago, Shantae has become one of my all-time favorite franchises. With each new installment, developer WayForward mixes fun platforming,…

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Review – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

As a digital idol, it only makes sense that Hatsune Miku has had her fair share of rhythm video games over the years — just over 10 years, to be exact. Miku’s Project DIVA series has been lighting up arcades across Japan since July 2009, and to belatedly celebrate its…

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Review: Trials of Mana for Nintendo Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Remaking a game is always a sticky business. You have to thread a needle between remaining faithful to what made the original great and updating it to fit modern sensibilities, choosing what archaic charms to keep and what to throw away. Figuring out how to fit an all-time classic into…

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