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Streets of Rage 4 Review: Bare Knuckle Blast
4 months ago

Streets of Rage 4 Review: Bare Knuckle Blast

Most all of the best-known console brawlers from the 1980s and 1990s started in the arcades, notably led by Technos’ Double Dragon and Capcom’s Final Fight. However, in the 8-bit and early 16-bit era, fidelity was sometimes elusive. Final Fight, for …
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HyperParasite Review: Beat and Blast your Past
6 months ago

HyperParasite Review: Beat and Blast your Past

Take a trip down memory lane to the ’80s, in a satirical approach to all things you hold dear and love in HyperParasite. That is, if you’re old enough to …
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99Vidas Review – Punch-Drunk Love
3 years ago

99Vidas Review – Punch-Drunk Love

Arcades and consoles in the latter 1980s and early 1990s were filled with games that may have featured different characters, but the gist of the game was exactly the same …
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Rivals of Aether coming to Xbox One Game Preview July 13
4 years ago

Rivals of Aether coming to Xbox One Game Preview July 13

Rivals of Aether is heading to the Xbox One Game Preview Program later this month. The indie fighting game, inspired by the platform fighting series Super Smash Brothers, is set …
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Happy Wars: Season 2 announced
7 years ago

Happy Wars: Season 2 announced

Happy Wars, XBLA’s first free-to-play title, celebrated its first birthday this month and Microsoft have revealed that the number of players has now reached six million. Toylogic, the game’s …
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Foul Play takes to the stage come mid-September

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Baron Dashforth, the Victorian demon-hunter, might not be a household name, yet, but all that is about to change come September. Mediatonic along with Mastertronic and Devolver Digital announced …
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Charlie Murder launch trailer promises summer gore
7 years ago

Charlie Murder launch trailer promises summer gore

Action-RPG brawler Charlie Murder got it’s official Xbox Marketplace listing this week and to celebrate, Ska Studios have released a brand new trailer. The game from the developers behind …
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Kurisu Makise joins Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
8 years ago

Kurisu Makise joins Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds

A DLC pack released this week for Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds. The Kurisu Pack will set you back 400 MSP and adds new character Kurisu Makise as well as raises …
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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds review (XBLA)
8 years ago

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds review (XBLA)

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was developed by Release Universal Network and published by Mages. It was released February 27, 2013 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a 2D, retro-styled, side-scrolling beat-em-up in a similar vein to 2010’s popular XBLA brawler, Scott Pilgrim vs The World. In Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds, players take on the role of one of the four colorful starting characters: Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha, and battle their way through the streets of Tokyo and finally to a Demonsphere universe in order to rescue Waka’s sister Nagi from the clutches of the evil Phantom.

The XBLA game is actually a spinoff of Phantom Breaker, a retail fighting game released in Japan by 5pb, however the presentation ensures no prior knowledge of the characters or story is required. The game is bundled with four modes including Story, Arcade, Co-op, and a PvP Battleground mode. Both multiplayer modes can be played online or offline but do not allow for you to bring your couch buddy into online territory. Read More

Foul Play raises the curtain on launch window
8 years ago

Foul Play raises the curtain on launch window

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The curtain on Mediatonic Games’ Vaudevillian brawler Foul Play will raise sometime in the first quarter of 2013, Joystiq reports this week. No price point has been announced, though Joystiq’s report suggests it may be in the realm of 1200 MSP.
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