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Skyling: Garden Defense review: Keep off the grass
2 years ago

Skyling: Garden Defense review: Keep off the grass

Skyling: Garden Defense is the latest in a run of indie mobile phone games to be ported to console, and on paper it’s exactly what we’d want from a mobile …
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Q*bert REBOOTED: The XBOX One @!#?@! Edition review: @!#?@! indeed
2 years ago

Q*bert REBOOTED: The XBOX One @!#?@! Edition review: @!#?@! indeed

Q*bert REBOOTED: The XBOX One @!#?@! Edition is Q*bert. They say it’s “rebooted,” and the description includes such hype-quotes as “reimagined” and “state of the art 3D gameplay,” but really, it’s just Q*bert.

That doesn’t mean it’s bad. If you like Q*bert and don’t feel like booting up your Atari 2600, it will certainly give you your fix. If you don’t know about Q*bert — or you’re like me and played it as a kid but had no clue what you were doing — you basically just have to jump on 3D cubes to change their color, all while avoiding myriad obstacles. It doesn’t really get more complicated than that, although the difficulty does get pretty hard, pretty quick.

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Penarium review: The greatest show on earth
3 years ago

Penarium review: The greatest show on earth

Penarium may very well be the most fun I’ve had so far on the Xbox One. That probably sounds like a pretty strong statement, but it’s the truth. This is …
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Mega Coin Squad review (Xbox One)
3 years ago

Mega Coin Squad review (Xbox One)

Mega Coin Squad was developed by Big Pixel Studios and published by Adult Swim Games on Xbox One. It was released on May 20, 2015 for $14.99. A copy was provided by Big Pixel Studios for review purposes.

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You know you’re playing a special game when you are actually standing up out of your seat and cursing out loud at the creature that just killed you, but you can’t wait to hit continue and try again. Mega Coin Squad made me do that — a lot.

Big Pixel Studios’ platformer distills everything you like about platformers down to the bare essentials. You run and jump, you shoot, you dash, you collect coins and you die. A lot. And it’s also a lot of fun.

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Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers – XBLA Fans Sealed Play Guide

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Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers was developed by Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast and published by Microsoft Studios. It retails for 800 MSP and was released on June 26, 2013. XBLA Fans awarded Magic 2014 a coveted Buy It! award in our recent review

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Sealed play (which is perhaps the most exciting addition to this year’s Duels of the Planeswalkers title) is a real life Magic: The Gathering (MTG) staple that attracts casual, serious and professional players time and time again. The format is challenging because it relies upon each player’s ability to produce the best possible deck from a fixed pool of cards, but at the same time it is extremely rewarding to watch that handmade deck pull off a big victory or combo.

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Terraria review (XBLA)
5 years ago

Terraria review (XBLA)

Terraria was originally developed by Re-Logic; 505 Games developed and published the Xbox 360 port. It was released March 27, 2013 for 1200 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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At its heart, Terraria is a 2D side scrolling platform game which features a range of RPG, mining, crafting and world building mechanics. With such a unique mixture of gameplay styles and influences, one could be forgiven for thinking that Terraria should lack depth or substance. The reality is quite contrary however, and Terraria may actually be one of the deepest and most engaging titles within the Xbox Live Arcade catalog.

Terraria presents the player with such a huge range of activities to participate in, at such a variable pace, that it really is the ultimate sandbox game. Unlike Minecraft or Spelunky which respectively allow players to wander aimlessly in relative safety or punish them brutally along an increasingly difficult path, Terraria presents both options as slowly or as quickly as you can manage. 

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Skulls of the Shogun – XBLA Fans Guide – Region One

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Hello and welcome to the XBLA Fans guide to the first region of Skulls of the Shogun (Skulls.) On this page, you’ll find a walkthrough to each of the levels in this region, as well as how to win all of the gold skulls for that area. Enjoy!

Please note that to get the most achievement points possible from Skulls, you’ll need to play on normal difficulty, which is the default anyway.

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Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition leaps onto the marketplace today
6 years ago

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition leaps onto the marketplace today

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While Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition has been known about for a while now, we still haven’t gotten a for sure release date currently. Showing up today out of nowhere, …
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Double Dragon Neon video shows reboot is not just for 80s kids
6 years ago

Double Dragon Neon video shows reboot is not just for 80s kids

More details are surfacing for Double Dragon Neon, the upcoming reboot of old school arcade brawler Double Dragon. In from the new video from G4 we learn that along with …
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Diabolical Pitch review (XBLA)
6 years ago

Diabolical Pitch review (XBLA)

Diabolical Pitch was developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Microsoft. It was released on April 4, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

When the gaming world learned that Suda 51 and Grasshopper Manufacture were developing a game that would utilize Kinect, taste buds quickly started to tingle. Grasshopper is known as one of the most creative and stylish developers out there, so the prospect of their minds working with the new technology had many buzzing with anticipation. The final product, Diabolical Pitch, is as wild and fantastic as everyone had hoped. In Diabolical Pitch, you take on the role of a professional baseball pitcher who is struck down with injury at the peak of his career. Shortly after this tragic turn of events, our protagonist decides to visit a theme park. It is here that our hero is greeted by a cow in a shirt and tie who enables our hero to throw again. This gift however, comes with a price. McMillan must make his way through this dark and twisted carnival, which is filled with horrors. Mostly just life sized dolls that resemble strange animal-human hybrids. Armed only with his pitching arm, McMillan must take it to this marionette army of zoo animals if he ever wants to return to Hall of Fame form. This is where our strange adventure begins.

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