Get ready for a totally tubular, radical blast from the past with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It’s an expansion for Far Cry 3, but you don’t need the original game to play it. Just take every staple from any cheesy 80’s action movie, mix in a large dose of humor, and you get Blood Dragon. Since it seemed like something more up my brother Jeff’s alley, I had him guest review it (360 version reviewed here).
Quell: Memento is a puzzle game for iOS devices (iPad version reviewed here). Have you ever played a Zelda game where one of the dungeon puzzles had you push ice blocks around, except they were slippery so the only way to stop them was to make sure something was in their path? That’s what this one reminds me of. But Quell: Memento is a very well-crafted puzzler with more than a hundred levels of clever game design. Read on to find out why:
Hey folks. Just wanted to let you know that today I moved to a new town. But don’t worry. I’ve done this three times before. Before I tell you about my first day in my new town, I thought I’d reminisce about the three towns I’ve lived in before.
Combo Crew is a 2-D beat ‘em up where it’s you against hordes of brawlers. The game is for iOS and Android devices (iPad version reviewed here), and you use finger swipes on the touch screen to kick, punch, perform combos, and dodge attacks. Can you reach the top of the tower to battle the boss?
Finally in our week-long feature on Capcom Arcade Cabinet titles, we look at games on the collection from 1987 and 1988. There’s the 2-D top-down brawler Avengers, side-scrolling action game Black Tiger, 2-D shooter sequel 1943 and bonus game 1943 Kai!
The next batch of games on the Capcom Arcade Cabinet are from 1986, and it’s a mish-mash of different oddities. We have the 2-D side scrolling apocalyptic hack and slash Trojan, the car battler The Speed Rumbler, 2-D shooter Legendary Wings, and horizontally scrolling shooter Side Arms.
1985 must’ve been a banner year for Capcom, because many of their iconic staples were first introduced that year. So here’s a short rundown of the games from 1985 that you can play on the downloadable Capcom Arcade Cabinet. We have three vertically scrolling shooters: Savage Bees, military themed Commando, and the Western cowboy themed Gun.Smoke. Also there’s the iconic tough-as-nails 2-D platformer Ghosts N Goblins and the horizontally scrolling shooter Section Z.
For the first round of games you can play on Capcom’s Arcade Cabinet, we’re going to take a look at the ones from 1984. These include space shooter Vulgus, platformer/shooter SonSon, Pirate Ship Higemaru (my personal favorite), and arcade smash hit 1942.
Renowned video game maker Capcom is 30 years old this year! (Way to make me feel old, Capcom). To celebrate, they’ve released a downloadable collection of some of their earliest arcade classics with Capcom Arcade Cabinet for PS3 and 360 (PS3 version reviewed here). In honor of their anniversary, this week we’ll be looking at the games you can download for Capcom Arcade Cabinet. But today, we’ll go over the hub where you select and play the games!
One of the things I like about reviewing games is the opportunities it gives me to learn new things. Case in point: I am MT. At first glance I thought it was just something a car would say when it needs gas. But actually, I am MT is a popular cartoon in Asia that spoofs the hugely successful World of Warcraft franchise. And it’s gaining notoriety in the US, too! Now you can play a card battle game based on the cartoon with I am MT: Card Battle for iOS devices (iPad version reviewed here).