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Pier Solar HD review (Xbox One)
6 years ago

Pier Solar HD review (Xbox One)

Pier Solar HD was developed and published by Watermelon. It was released on November 21, 2014 for $14.99. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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Here in the UK there is a superstitious theory known as “Sod’s Law,” which basically suggests that if you want something to happen really badly, you’ll inevitably get the opposite outcome. In the US, this is known as Murphy’s Law — chances are, you’ll feel like you’ve been on the receiving end of this phenomenon at least once or twice in your life. My most recent “evidence” that such a law (whatever you call it) may exist begins with an email conversation I had with XBLA Fans Managing Editor Nick Santangelo. My past three assignments have all been Xbox One reviews of re-released Xbox 360 titles, and I mentioned that it would be great to get my hands on some new IP so that I could see what the Xbox One is really capable of.

It seems only natural, then, that I now find myself writing about a game which is not only another re-release, but a Kickstarted HD remix of a fan-made, homebrew Sega Genesis game from 2010. Hopefully I can be forgiven for wondering whose pint of craft ale I spilled in a past life to deserve such a punishment, but after spending the best part of five solid days with Pier Solar HD, I can happily report that Watermelon’s it’s a real old-school gem that demands your attention.

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Ecco the Dolphin creator meets with Sega about series’ future
8 years ago

Ecco the Dolphin creator meets with Sega about series’ future

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Anyone familiar with the gaming industry can tell you – if there’s one thing the current, possibly-maybe-winding-down-soon console generation is lacking, it’s aquatic adventure titles starring time-traveling dolphins. That’s an oversight Ecco the Dolphin creator Ed Annunziata intends to correct.

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ESRB leaks Monster World IV XBLA release

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Never heard of Monster World IV? It’s difficult to blame you, with the original Mega Drive game being published exclusively in Japan and only seeing English-speaking eyes through fan …
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XBLA’s Most Wanted: Mutant League Football
9 years ago

XBLA’s Most Wanted: Mutant League Football

Xbox Live Arcade is fast becoming a platform teeming with not only new and innovative titles, but reincarnations of amazing games from yesteryear. We here at XBLAFans have so many games we love and miss from our childhood days. Each Saturday we’ll feature a game that we feel would be an excellent fit to Xbox Live Arcade.  This is XBLA’s Most Wanted.   In honor of the Super Bowl this weekend in the United States our first title is Mutant League Football on the Sega Genesis.

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