Tag Archives: Platformer

Good Robot – REVIEW

Sometimes a developer can do more in 88 megabytes than others do with 8 gigabytes. Good Robot combines 2D twin-stick shooting with rogue-lite elements and delivers blocks of entertainment in every bit. Copious weapon and headgear options glamorize the typical twin shooter combat, but there is also enough parody throughout to make even jaded gamers crack a smile. Good …

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Just Chillin…With A Perfect Universe : Review

Perfect Universe is a diverse, physics based platformer. No one walks into a restaurant expecting to see “Tomato Soup” as the only item on the menu.  Perfect Universe’s hook is variety, offering a bundle of choices built around a core mechanic. With nine different game types in all, there’s enough diversity to appease a hungry gamer’s …

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Kickstarter Campaign for Casteleva… no wai.. for DARK FLAME

There is a considerable time and design investment in making a deep metroidvania experience. It’s the kind of production that is rarely tackled by one person, even less by one person who spent two and half years teaching himself how to program games. Developer Warren Smith is breaking that mold, with his …

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Albert&Otto REVIEW

Try to imagine this scenario: you are playing a round of chess with an old rival. You observe his carefully positioned pieces, a few masterful moves later you have him under the gun, check! In the same moment as you grin with satisfaction, someone squirts you in the eye with lemon juice. You reel …

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Toby – The Secret Mine REVIEW (So happy it’s not The Secret ‘Mime’)

Developer Lukas Navratil posted his inspiration for Toby – The Secret Mine on its Steam Store page. Influenced by games like Limbo and Nihilumbra, Toby looks the part in both art and play style. If you missed out on either of those titles, they are challenging puzzle-platformers. Puzzles which are solved by …

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Slicing Brazilian Folklore in Daily Espada REVIEWED

  South and Central American mythologies are perhaps not as popular as Greek and Roman mythologies, but nonetheless they are equally unique and intriguing. Brazilian folklore is one example, their stories and myths are the result of their rich blended mixture of peoples. You have African slaves who brought over their …

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Olympia Rising – Sonic and Kid Icarus Just Had a Baby…

  1986 was the year I became a Kid Icarus addict. I needed some kind of therapy group to kick the habit, alas nothing like that existed then. I would sit ragged and soiled on street corners scratching nervously at my own arms and cheeks, holding a sign that said “Will …

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