All posts tagged 'Game Reviews'

Truck Simulation 19 (iOS, Android)

Truck drivers play an important part in American business.  They sacrifice a lot of creature comforts to get items we need from place to place.  And now you can experience some of what they deal with in Truck Simulation 19, available to download for mobile devices (reviewed on iPad here).

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Cookie Jam Blast (iOS, Google Play)

Get ready for another sweet free-to-play match three puzzle game for mobile devices (reviewed on iPad here).  If you’ve ever played Candy Crush, you know what to expect here.  Except this one has more of a baked goods confectionery theme.  Slide shaped colored cookies to match three or more to complete objectives before you run out of moves.  If you do run out of moves, you’ll lose a heart and have to start the level over.

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Sega Heroes (iOS, Google Play)

An evil being is cloning an army of heroes and baddies from different Sega game universes, and now it’s up to the original heroes to stop them in this match three battle puzzler featuring characters from all sorts of Sega games.  It’s available to download free-to-play on mobile devices, but reviewed on iPad here.

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Somos (iOS, Android, PC)

The idea behind Somos couldn’t be any simpler.  You are a dot.  Tap the left side of the screen to move your dot to the right, and tap the right side of the screen to move your dot to the left.  You must do this to avoid obstacles and try to keep your dot from being hit.  Sometimes you must tap on objects to clear them away from your dot’s side as well.  And that’s all there really is to it.  It’s available to download on mobile devices and PC free to start, but reviewed on iPad here.

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Save Me, Mr. Tako (Switch, PC)

With titles like Shovel Knight and The Messenger, 8-bit NES styled games are all the rage.  But you don’t see too many retro revivals in the style of the old black and white Game Boy.  Which is a little strange since that handheld produced a lot of classics like Super Mario Land, Tetris, Kirby, and even Pokémon!  Heck, my number one favorite Zelda game: Link’s Awakening, was on the Game Boy.  But now comes Save Me, Mr. Tako, which is styled just like a Game Boy game and could’ve been a real classic had it been released back then.  You play as (mostly) an octopus named Tako (Tako is octopus in Japanese).  The humans and octopuses are at war, but when Tako rescues a human girl, he must decide which side to stand for, and save the world in the process.  The game plays like a 2-D platformer, similar to titles like Kirby or Starfy (but much harder).  It’s available to download on Switch and PC, but reviewed on Switch here.

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Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)

Skylanders, amiibo, and LEGO Dimensions pioneered the whole ‘toys to life’ game genre, but Ubisoft is taking it out of this world with Starlink: Battle for Atlas.  Customize different spaceships with pilots, wings, and weapons, and then play as them in this sci-fi space battle action adventure game.  It’s available for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, but reviewed on Switch here.  And I think the game is best optimized on the Switch, as you’ll see why if you keep reading!

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Bunnymare: Circus Escape (iOS, Google Play)

A troop of weird, bunny puppet things live at a circus, but a cruel ringmaster mistreats them when they don’t perform well and locks them up in a cage at night.  One night, one of the bunnies finds a magic hat with a portal to some kind of happy candy farm.  Now you must help the bunnies escape in this Lemmings-like action puzzler.  It’s available free-to-play on mobile devices, but reviewed on iPad here.

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Night Slashers (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)

Back in the 90’s, side scrolling beat ‘em ups were a dime a dozen.  Most of them had a modern day street gang theme, but some strayed from the norm with sci-fi or fantasy tropes.  But I don’t remember too many horror themed beat ‘em ups.  But here comes Night Slashers, which is just that.  It’s from the now defunct Data East, but I don’t remember it in arcades back then.  I would say it was Japan only, but there is English text.  So I guess the arcades around me just didn’t carry it.  Anyway, now you can download it on the Switch (and later other consoles).

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LEGO DC Super Villains (PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC)

In one of the early LEGO Batman games, one of the best parts was that after you beat the main story mode, you could go back and play as the bad guys.  And now there’s a whole game featuring a cascade of DC Comics villains in LEGO form.  In many comics, like Batman, oftentimes the bad guys are more interesting than the heroes themselves.  In the new LEGO game, Lex Luthor is breaking out of prison and the Joker is on a crime spree.  But when the Justice League try and stop them, the heroes mysteriously disappear, only to be replaced by new ones called the Justice Syndicate.  But are these new heroes really all they seem to be?  Either way, Lex Luthor, the Joker, Harley Quinn, and the rest of the bad guys are going to have their hands full in this new LEGO game.  It’s available on nearly all current consoles and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

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Heavy Fire: Red Shadow (PS4, PSVR, Xbox One, PC)

In the not-to-distant future, North Korea and the United States are at war.  You play the part of a US army gunner, and you must defend your post with your turret armed with machine guns and rocket launchers.  Heavy Fire: Red Shadow is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.  It’s also compatible with PSVR, but since I don’t have any VR equipment, it’s just reviewed on PS4 here.

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