All posts tagged 'Game Reviews'

KeyWe (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, PC)

Jeff and Debra are two kiwi birds who have just applied for a post office job in a Podunk town in the middle of the Australian Outback.  Unfortunately the mail room isn’t designed for two pint-sized kiwis, so they’ll really have to work together and use their beaks and butts to type out telegrams, mail letters, and sort inbound and outbound packages!  KeyWe is a co-op action game available for most current consoles, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Teacup (PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, X/S, PC)

Teacup is a frog who loves tea, but on the day before her big tea party, she runs out of ingredients!  Oh no!  Help her explore her town full of animals, talking with her friends and playing mini-games to gather everything she needs to have the best tea party ever.  Teacup is available on nearly every current game console, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

In the Land of Imagination, the residents are about to celebrate a festival of colors.  But when guest of honor Rainbow Billy launches the fireworks, they wake up a sleeping monochrome dragon under the sea!  This angry Leviathan steals all the colors from the land, and now Billy must bring them all back and rescue his friends, and make more than 60 new ones, too!  Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a turn-based RPG with elements of Paper Mario platforming thrown in.  And the battles aren’t really battles at all. You must talk your way through each skirmish to make new friends out of your foes!  The game is available on nearly all current game consoles and PC, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Steel Assault (Switch, PC)

You are Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes.  Run, jump, climb, and smack enemies in this 16-bit arcade styled 2-D action platformer.  Steel Assault is available on Switch and PC, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Trios (Switch, PC)

Trios is a math puzzle game where you must solve equations to match the number in the background.  In each stage are bubbles with numbers and equation signs in them (plus, minus, times, and divided by).  You must tap two numbers and an equation sign to make a new number, and repeat the process until you get the desired outcome.  It’s available on Switch and PC, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Gynoug (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

I’ve been reviewing a lot of Japan-only classic 16-bit shooters lately that have been re-released on newer consoles.  But here’s one that was actually released in the US on the SEGA Genesis, under a new name.  In Japan it was called Gynoug, but they changed it to Wings of Wor in the US.  Despite how you may feel about the change, I can understand why they did that since ‘Gynoug” looks like the phonetical pronunciation of holding back a sneeze.  Anyway, in this one you play as a winged warrior as you mow down enemies in 2-D side scrolling fashion.  It’s available to download on most current consoles but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy (Switch, PC)

Waifu?  What’s that?  Isn’t that what you hook your Internet up to?  Nah, just joking, I know what that word means.  It’s like a pretend girlfriend or something, I think.  Anyway, fasten your seatbelts, folks, because I think this may be one of the weirdest (and most adult) 2-D shooters I’ve ever played.  In a fantasy world, warrior and wizard ladies have put on cursed armor and now they need to get it off.  So an old lady summons a spaceship from a shooter game and shrinks it down to shoot away the curses and remove the evil armor.  Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy is available on Switch and PC, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, PC)

For several generations, youngsters have enjoyed watching shows on the Nickelodeon cable channel for kids.  Heck, even when I was little back in the 80’s, I enjoyed watching Nick shows such as You Can’t Do that on Television, Danger Mouse, and Double Dare.  Even more recently I’ve been known to watch shows on that channel like Invader ZIM and The Penguins of Madagascar.  My younger brothers would watch shows on Nickelodeon, too, such as Rugrats and SpongeBob Squarepants.  And now there is a fighting game featuring Nick’s vast history of cartoon stars.  So yeah, it’s basically Smash Bros. with Nickelodeon characters.  It’s available on nearly all current game consoles and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Cotton 30th Anniversary Double Feature!

“Cotton” is a series of 2-D horizontally scrolling shooters that were very popular in the 90’s during the 16- and 32-bit eras.  They star a candy-obsessed witch girl named Cotton who flies on her broom as she shoots down foes in spooky yet silly settings.  It’s an example of the “Cute ‘Em Up” subgenre of shooters similar to titles like Twinbee, Parodius, Fantasy Zone, or Ordyne.  And now it’s Cotton’s 30th anniversary!  Of course, this may not mean much to many gamers, as Cotton was never released outside Japan…until now!  Earlier this year we got Cotton Reboot!, which I reviewed a couple of months ago.  And now we are getting two re-releases of classic 16-bit Cotton games: Cotton 100% and Panorama Cotton!  They’re available to download on PS4 and Switch, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)

Play Mahjong Solitaire to unlock outfits for a bevvy of pretty anime ladies in this one.  It’s very similar to the Bishoujo Battle Mahjong Solitaire game I reviewed a while back, but without the guns.  It’s available on current PlayStation systems, Switch, and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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