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    Switch eShop

    Review Manual Samuel

    Blink and you’ll miss it

    Upon firing up Manual Samuel – a game which released on other platforms back in 2016 – you’re immediately informed by the cod-British narrator that Sam is a total brat. An ultra-privileged upbringing has created a man with zero empathy who lacks the most basic social graces. His douchebaggery leads to a concussion...

July2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Bomber Crew

    Look at my machinery!

    Bomber Crew - from British studio Runner Duck - is a half flight/half management simulator set during World War 2, complete with frequent references to planes, events and locations from the conflict. Going up against stellar games such as Rogue Aces and Skies Of Fury DX on the Nintendo Switch is no easy task, but Bomber...

May2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Smoke And Sacrifice

    Drear, there and everywhere

    Sachi lives in a perfect, pastoral village. The inhabitants worship a mechanical Sun Tree that powers the community with its benevolent light. Everything’s hunky dory except for one thing: prosperity depends on firstborn children being sacrificed to the Sun God via a big laser. Sachi accepted this when she surrendered...

April2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Rogue Aces

    Nice plane you’re flying there. I’ll take it

    In 1987, Brøderbund released Wings of Fury, a thinking-man’s scrolling shmup that borrowed Defender’s free-roaming gameplay but was otherwise an original concept. Thirty-one years later, can Infinite State’s Rogue Aces be the dream sequel you never knew you needed? Throttle up and lets find...

December2017

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    Switch eShop

    Review Human: Fall Flat

    A slapstick symphony

    It has been said that the essence of comedy is tragedy plus time. A good-natured pratfall here and there is enough to brighten up anyone's day, but when you play the role of both the audience and the victim of said pratfall, things get a little more complicated. Developer No Brakes has created an experience where...

November2017

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    Switch eShop

    Review Serial Cleaner

    Cleaning is bad for your stealth

    The stealth genre is predominantly associated with gruff, grizzled, highly trained assassins with a renegade attitude, stern demeanour and corrupt superiors. Normally involving sneaking or silently killing to get out of dark and tight spots, the tension, evasion and strategy of a well executed infiltration garners a...

October2017

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    Switch eShop

    Review The Flame in the Flood

    A river ride to die for

    At first glance, The Flame in the Flood depicts a beautifully crafted world with its use of stylized art and charming audio. What isn't quickly apparent about The Molasses Flood’s debut title is that it actually details the harsh reality of survival. Hunger, thirst, sleep, broken legs and bear attacks, it's all part of a...

October2015

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Pumped BMX+

    Coming in hot with a 1080 backflip kickout… and it sticks the landing!

    Released at the beginning of October on the Wii U eShop (and a slew of other consoles), we've spent lots of time mastering all sorts of BMX tricks and techniques in Pumped BMX+. Originally seeing success in the mobile market, developer Yeah Us! worked closely with publishing...

September2015

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Nova-111

    Exploring Space, One Turn at a Time

    Oh to be lost in space, exploring strange new worlds with a plethora of rocks. Lots and lots of space rocks. Enjoying the thrill of combat from dangerous, colourful and stinky creatures at your fuel tanks. Rescuing your fellow scientists, some unwillingly and others affected by the loneliness that is space...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review The Swindle

    An old-fashioned cyber thief

    The Swindle represents the first foray onto Nintendo hardware for Dan Marshall and his studio Size Five Games - via Curve Digital - having built up a strong reputation with PC releases. Bringing its own unique brand of quirky cyberpunk thievery, it's a slice of procedurally generated silliness likely to amuse as well as...

May2015

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Ultratron

    Ultratraumatic

    Ultratron thinks it's Dark Souls. 'Prepare to Die', it warns the player's battledroid before it takes to the battlefield in an almost impossible attempt to survive against a constant barrage of evil killer robots. Ultratron also loves Pac-Man. As well as having to collect 'pellets' as a form of currency in order to purchase weapons...

March2015

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    3DS eShop

    Review OlliOlli

    Not at all sketchy

    OlliOlli, as we've said before, isn't really a skateboarding game. The aesthetic provides a lovely minimalist visual style to navigate the tiny pixel skateboarder through, but there's no open world to explore and experiment in, nor is it filled with free-form choices. Mechanically rock-solid, OlliOlli is a 2D on-rails experience...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review OlliOlli

    We're stoked

    OlliOlli isn't really a skateboarding game. The skateboard aesthetic provides a lovely minimalist visual style to navigate the tiny pixel skateboarder through, but there's no open world to explore and experiment in, nor is it filled with free-form choices. Mechanically rock-solid, OlliOlli is a 2D on-rails experience with meticulously...

February2015

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    3DS eShop

    Review Titan Attacks

    Space Invaders Neo

    On its official website, British developer Puppy Games declares Titan Attacks as 'the best Space Invaders tribute ever'. Whether you choose to agree with it or not, this simple statement aptly describes what to expect from this homage to Taito's 1978 classic arcade hit. Yes, it's time to jump into a somewhat impractical tank in...

November2014

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Thomas Was Alone

    Simple brilliance

    We're in the middle of one of the most diverse, intriguing periods in video game history. The rise of download games, small 'indie' developers and stores like the Wii U eShop have shifted how we think about content; we're a long way from the retail-only culture of the '90s or even early 2000s. One modern trend is for low-fi...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review The Swapper

    A clone in the dark?

    With the Wii U eShop’s recent flurry of sci-fi titles such as Master Reboot and The Fall finding a home on the digital service, what does it take for yet another game set in space to stand out from the crowd? Puzzles. Yep, but not just any old puzzles — spatial physics-based conundrums that’ll give your brain a thorough...

October2014

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut

    Where is your mind?

    Lone Survivor:The Director's Cut seems to have arrived on the Wii U eShop as a sudden apparition; creeping unnaturally under the radar during a slew of indie title announcements that emerged from E3 this year. Now, Jasper Byrne's twisted horror is ready to infect your mind just in time for the Halloween season, and it will not go...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones

    A sneaky classic

    Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark was — after a name change from its risqué PC début — a well-received puzzle platformer on various platforms. Its simple but cute aesthetic was matched by some lovely level design, making it a surprise when Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones was announced as a Wii U exclusive by Curve Studios,...