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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Review: Zootopia Re-Ducks
3 months ago

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom Review: Zootopia Re-Ducks

Common sense moment – it’s generally regarded as bad form to consume alcohol prior to doing anything that requires good cognitive skills. Driving obviously comes to mind. Making important decisions, …
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Mystik Belle review: Not quite a symphony of the night
1 year ago

Mystik Belle review: Not quite a symphony of the night

Mystic Belle is an action adventure game that takes place in Hagmore School of Witchcraft. You play as Belle MacFae, a student wrongly accused of messing up the Walpurgisnacht Brew. …
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The Mummy: Demastered review: Embalmed
1 year ago

The Mummy: Demastered review: Embalmed

I don’t think anyone was expecting, nor asking for, a game based on Universal Pictures’ ultimately-panned summer blockbuster, The Mummy. Here we are months later with The Mummy Demastered, a …
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Seasons After Fall review: Foxing with nature
2 years ago

Seasons After Fall review: Foxing with nature

Living in Scotland, I know only too well the daily adventure called changeable weather. Now gamers throughout the world can also experience four seasons in one day thanks to Swing …
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review: Extreme Makeover
2 years ago

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review: Extreme Makeover

In this era of the remaster, many games we see really aren’t that old, so it’s good to see that Lizardcube and DotEmu have gone a bit further back in …
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Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found review: Old skool playtime
3 years ago

Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found review: Old skool playtime

Like a veritable toy box, Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found is a roguelike, Metroidvania style, action-platformer with some tower defense and RPG elements thrown in for good measure. We …
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Teslagrad review: Shock treatment
3 years ago

Teslagrad review: Shock treatment

Cutting right to the chase, Teslagrad is a beautiful, intriguing, challenging and often incredibly frustrating game blending Metroidvania-style progression with fairly complex 2D puzzle-platforming. It’s a mix that should and …
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Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit review (XBLA)
7 years ago

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit review (XBLA)

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit was developed by Arkedo Games and published by Sega. It was released September 26, 2012 in North America and a week later in the UK for 1200 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

It’s difficult to classify Hell Yeah! in a single easy statement. Arkedo’s Xbox Live Arcade debut draws heavily upon classic games such as Sonic, Mario, WarioWare, Parodius, Mortal Kombat and just about everything in-between, but remains almost entirely unique at the same time. Put simply, Hell Yeah! is one of the most enjoyable XBLA titles we’ve played this year, despite the occasional flaw and my own reservations about some of the humor.

The game begins with the most tenuous of story lines as Ash (the Dead Rabbit Prince of Hell and main protagonist of Hell Yeah!) is pictured in the act of bathing with his rubber duck by a nosy paparazzi. The pictures are quickly uploaded to the Hell-ternet and much embarrassment follows for our hero. Determined to have his revenge (and to recover the photos) Ash sets out to defeat one hundred and one monsters across a range of unique and interesting worlds.

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Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit unleashes on September 26
7 years ago

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit unleashes on September 26

The excitement train for Sega and Arkedo’s Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit has been rolling for quite some time now. We loved it at E3 and loved …
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Five indie games that impressed at PAX East

Were you stuck at home this while your gamer friends partied at PAX this weekend? Well dry those eyes, for Gamespot have compiled a neat video showcasing five of …
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