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American Ninja Warrior Challenge (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)

American Ninja Warrior is a long-running obstacle course TV game show, and it’s been very popular.  So much so that now there is a video game based on it!  Create and train an athlete in career mode, challenge other players, and even design your own obstacle courses.  It’s available on nearly all current game consoles, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Thomas and Friends Adventures (iOS, Android)

Thomas the train wasn’t around yet when I was a kid, but if he was, I probably would’ve been really into that, as I loved reading about trains when I was little (although their faces kind of creep me out).  In fact, two of my favorite Little Golden Books were The Little Engine that Could and The Little Red Caboose.  And now your little engineers can go on globetrotting adventures with Thomas and his train pals with Thomas and Friends Adventures.  They’ll build railroad tracks and compete in train races, all the while learning about different cultures and countries, as well as relatable lessons like being scared, telling the truth, making friends, and more along the way!  Thomas and Friends Adventures is a free to start app you can download on iOS and Android devices, but reviewed on iPad here.

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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC)

As a kid, I never had a SEGA Genesis.  I was a SNES man, myself.  Most of the time, I was fine with that, as the SNES had more games that interested me at the time.  But there were a few times when a game on the Genesis caught my eye.  ToeJam & Earl was one of those games, as it was very colorful and cartoony with unique gameplay.  Over the years they’ve had a few sequels, and now they’re back again with ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove.  It’s a homage to the original game on the Genesis, and it’s available to download on nearly all current game consoles and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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RemiLore (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Remi is a high school student who is cleaning her library with a broom one day.  But when she dusts off an old book, it starts talking and she panics.  The book, named Lore, is a magical spellbook that transports her to a magical realm infested with robots.  Now it’s up to Remi and the magical book to fight off the horde of mechanical monsters to find the portal so Remi can go back home.  RemiLore is a randomly generated hack and slash dungeon crawler action game, and it’s available to download for nearly all current game consoles, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Claybook (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

I’ve always had a passing interest in stop motion and clay animation.  In fact, one time in college I took a day-long just-for-fun clay animation class.  It took us a whole day to make a few seconds of very choppy clay animation, so I have new respect for the folks who do that for a living!  So I won’t pass up a chance to review a game that looks like it’s made entirely out of clay.  Claybook is a 3-D puzzle platformer where everything looks like it’s made of Play-Doh.  It’s available on nearly all current game consoles, but reviewed on Switch here.

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The Games of the Atari Flashback Classics vol. 3: Part 3: 2600 Games

So last we’ll look at the rest of the games on the vol. 3 collection of Atari games, these coming from the 2600.  I have to say that I don’t have as much nostalgia for the 2600.  I did play it a lot at friends and neighbors’ houses, but I didn’t own one myself until many years later.  Plus I just don’t think most of the 2600 library is that good.  I did like most of Activision’s games, and there were a few arcade ports that were decent, like Moon Patrol or Centipede.  But most of the Atari made games just didn’t grab me.  So if I gloss over a lot of these, now you know why.  Anyway, let’s look at the games on here.

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The Games of the Atari Flashback Classics vol. 3: Part 2: 5200 Games

Most of the previous Atari collections out there had just arcade games and 2600 games.  So it’s kind of a big deal that this one includes 5200 games as well.  I was especially excited when I found out about this, because technically, the 5200 was my first gaming console.  So let’s take a look at the 5200 games on this collection!

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The Games of the Atari Flashback Classics vol. 3: Part 1: Arcade Games

For Christmas I got the Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3 game for PS4.  I love classic game collections and writing about them, so for the next while we’ll going to take a look at the games on this compilation.  There are so many though that we’ll do it in three parts.  The first part we will take a look at the arcade games on here.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Video Game (PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC)

The LEGO Movie 2 just came out in theaters, so naturally there’s a video game about it, too.  I expected it to be like any of the other LEGO games where you tromp through 12 to 15 levels, breaking bricks, building structures, and collecting studs along the way.  But nope, to my surprise this game based on the movie is totally different!  Well, it’s not completely original, as it plays very similarly to a game I reviewed a couple of years ago called LEGO Worlds.  This new game is available for nearly all current home consoles and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Treasure Stack (Switch, Xbox One, PC)

Treasure Stack is a medieval themed falling block puzzle game for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC (reviewed on Switch here).  You control a character at the bottom of the well, and different colored treasure boxes fall in.  Pick up and move the treasure boxes however you like, and match them with the same colored blocks with keys to open them and get the coins inside for points.  This’ll also make the treasure boxes disappear, too.  When a stack of boxes reaches the top of the well, you lose.  Up to four can play at the same time either locally or online.

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