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Video Game Review:
‘Metroid Dread’

Co-developed with Spain’s MercurySteam, Nintendo has finally added ‘Metroid Dread’ to the Switch library and it is excellent; irristeble side-scrolling love — all the way.

October 12, 2021 — Being the first 2D Metroid installment in nearly two decades, Metroid Dread has a seemingly impossible legacy to live up to. The Metroid series consists of some of the most highly regarded games of all time, so while the hype surrounding Metroid Dread is immense, some may understandably feel skeptical that it would serve as a worthy follow-up to what came before.

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Video Game Review:
‘Steel Assault’

October 1, 2021 — When it comes to old-school arcade action, not many games manage to genuinely recreate the feeling of the 80s-90s coin-op era. Thankfully, the New York-based team behind Steel Assault — Zenovia knew exactly what they were doing when developing this game. READ MORE »


April O’Neil Joins TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge as Playable Fighter

August 26, 2021 —  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is putting a new hero in the spotlight — and Foot Soldiers are going to hate being on the business end of her microphone. For the first time in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ gaming history, April O’Neil will join the fight, equipped with a sassy attitude, her trusty camera, and a Harley Quinn-esque mallet. READ MORE »



Remaster Review:
‘Cotton Reboot!’

July 26, 2021 — There is plenty to love about this callback to the 90s, although Japanese Akihabara-game-store-turned-retro-developer BEEP may have left a few things out. Some games serve one purpose: unabashedly deliver an endless stream of nonsensical entertainment brimming with vibrant colors and a brilliant assortment of enemies.

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Asterix and Obelix are Set to Make a Comeback in Style

July 19, 2021 —  “These Romans are crazy!” exclaims Obelix in almost every volume of the comic book series Asterix. Now, thanks to French developer Mr Nutz Studio and long-running publisher Microids — founded in 1985 — players will soon have revenge on the Romans once again, courtesy of upcoming beat ‘em up Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!. READ MORE »



Console Port Review:
‘Within the Blade’

July 16, 2021 — Long before Ryu Hayabusa faced off against all matter of villainy in a 3D plane, he occupied a 2D space in one of the NES’ most beloved series. Ninja Gaiden was one of a few titles that lined my NES library as a young lad, giving me an early taste of engaging but often frustrating gameplay.

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‘Horizon Chase Turbo’ Drip-Feeds Seasonal Vehicle Skins

July 13, 2021 — Players who enjoy zooming through the vibrant environments of Brazilian developer Aquiris’ Horizon Chase Turbo are in for a treat. The ‘Complete Your Collection’ season which launched at the beginning of July immediately started to deliver on its promise of unique and colorful skins.

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‘Streets of Rage 4’ Gets
Mr. X Nightmare Mode via DLC

July 2, 2021 — The streets will be full of rage in Streets of Rage 4’s survival mode, ‘Mr. X Nightmare’. Developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games are preparing a brand new, much-coveted upcoming DLC that pits players against even deadlier enemy waves.

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‘Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection’ Post Review

June 18, 2021 — Team Ninja may be secretly working on the sequel to 2012’s Ninja Gaiden 3, but players still need a way to scratch that shinobi itch. June 9 saw the Steam release of the popular franchise’s latest outing.

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‘Eight Dragons’ Gets May Release Date for Consoles

May 21, 2021 — Barcelona-based JanduSoft S.L. has announced a release date for developer Extendmode’s old-school beat-’em-up Eight Dragons. READ MORE »


Steam Gets ‘Samurai Shodown’; ‘King of Fighters XV’ Teased

May 17, 2021 — Today’s announcement that SNK’s weapon-based fighter SAMURAI SHODOWN is finally coming to Steam should make the PC fighting game community happy, especially since the Windows version is already available on the Epic Games Store. READ MORE »



‘Fantasy Strike’ Review:
Next Generation Update

May 15, 2021Fantasy Strike is coming up on its second anniversary, yet the game has to receive the recognition it deserves. Why does this game deserve any attention, and what does the updated PS5 version bring to the table?

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Co-Op Pixel-Shooter ‘Trigger Witch’ Coming To Consoles

May 11, 2021 — Developed by New Zealand-based Raindrop Games, Hong Kong-based publisher eastasiasoft let us know they are bringing the former’s new game Trigger Witch to consoles. READ MORE »



‘Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light’ Review

May 8, 2021 — The recent Switch release of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and The Blade of Light is the first time the iconic game has been officially translated for gamers outside Japan. READ MORE »


‘Wonder Boy: Asha in
Monster World’ Out Soon

May 4, 2021 — German publisher ININ Games has confirmed a Western release date for the physical and digital versions of retro remake Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World. READ MORE »



‘Battle Axe’ Review

April 29, 2021 — Legendary super-pixeler Henk Nieborg’s retro-romp Battle Axe takes inspiration from arcade classics like Gauntlet and 1992’s The Chaos Engine, but perhaps even more so from READ MORE »


Street Fighter Alpha & Alpha 2 Music Goes Vinyl

April 20, 2021 — Laced Records is set to release soundtrack vinyls of Capcom’s arcade heavy-hitters Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams and Street Fighter Alpha 2 — the latter of which can be heard now in the form of Yestermade’s 15-minute arcade capture. READ MORE »



‘Darkside Detective:
A Fumble in the Dark Review’

April 19, 2021 — 2017’s Darkside Detective was a return to the fondly remembered point-and-click genre and fully deserves this sequel. Inspired by LucasArts’ and Sierra’s legacy, Darkside Detective was praised for its humor, engaging puzzles, and striking pixel art.

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‘Berserk Boy’
GameDev Interview

April 16, 2021 — Sometimes, a love for nostalgia does not only mean appreciating what was, but honoring it with something new. Berserk Boy is a retro-inspired pixel art platformer that looks to be an absolute blast. READ MORE »



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