"many of the [Metroidvania] elements are mostly inspired by the second Zelda"
If you're into modern games with retro style, you've got no shortage of options on Switch. For years now talented younger developers have been channelling nostalgia and affection for the games of their youth into new titles that update classic mechanics and genres with...
Gifting gore and irreverence this Valentine's Day
The eShop is not short of retro-styled titles that show due reverence to iconic games of the 8- and 16-bit eras. From feisty ninjas in the likes of The Messenger and Cyber Shadow, to high profile efforts like Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and its sequel, there are plenty of titles that are both...
From the team that made Just Shapes & Beats
Berzerk Studio earned itself a pretty good reputation among some Switch eShop aficionados with Just Shapes & Beats, a rather cool title with great music and gameplay reminiscent of Super Hexagon. The development team is back soon with another intriguing slice of retro-inspired goodness in the form of...
Updated with details on The Lost Chapter
Since launch back in 2018, Berzerk Studio's musical bullet hell Just Shapes & Beats has received a couple of free updates including a hardcore mode and remixes featuring indie game stalwart Shove
Game name: Origins
There was a time when naming your company's latest video game was simple. Just programmed the first golf game for your 8-bit system? Great! Slap Golf on the cover and print 200,000. Likewise Tennis, Baseball and so on. They were simpler times, and the following 16-bit console generation wasn't much more complicated. Anyone for...
Shovel to the beat
Everyone's favourite indie hero Shovel Knight is at it again, this time collaborating with the musical bullet-hell game, Just Shapes & Beats. Yes, Yacht Club's fearless knight will soon appear in his very own update for Berzerk Studio's game, fittingly titled: Just Shovels & Knights. This update was revealed during Nin
Chiptune bullet hell game also gets new languages in update 1.2.0
Musical bullet hell action game Just Shapes & Beats is getting an update today introducing a new 'Hardcore' mode, plus support for four more languages. In addition to adding German, Russian and Traditional and Simplified Chinese to the game, Hardcore difficulty is available for...
Feel the beat
The Switch eShop has played host to several quality rhythm games over the months since launch, with the likes of Voez, Thumper, and Runner3 bringing plenty of musically infused action to the hybrid. Indeed, it still feels like the genre is a little underutilized on the Switch, but that issue will soon be helped by Just Shapes &...
20 chiptune artists contribute the soundtrack
Just Shapes and Beats was one of the many pleasant surprises shown off during today's Nindie presentation, and is described as a “musical bullet hell” game where you "navigate deadly shapes solo or in local or online co-op multiplayer, all to a soundtrack composed by 20 chiptune artists". Sounds like...