November2018

April2018

  • 17

    Switch eShop

    Review Lode Runner Legacy

    Lodes of fun

    Lode Runner is a name that will likely resonate with older sets of gamers, as the original release saw its debut in 1983 on the Apple II. Praised by fans and critics for its level editor and strategic arcade gameplay, the game kickstarted a franchise that would last through the decades. Though the series has been much quieter in recent...

October2017

  • 54

    Switch eShop

    Review Spelunker Party!

    Spikes and boulders and traps, oh my!

    Revitalizing a decades old series is never an easy task, but Spelunker Party! manages to be a decent return while adding good multiplayer functionality. Don’t let the title throw you off. It’s easy to assume this is some kind of minigame collection or something along the lines of another Mario Party. That...

July2013

  • 32

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Spelunker

    Go back to your cave and stay there

    Ask a few western gamers about Spelunker and it's likely that barely any of them will have heard of the game, despite it being originally developed by an American company. Ask Japanese gamers, though, and it's a completely different story — the game is very well known to them and is joked about online all the...

June2013

  • 12

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Spelunker

    Deeper underground

    Ask a few western gamers about Spelunker and it's likely that barely any of them will have heard of the game, despite it being originally developed by an American company. Ask Japanese gamers, though, and it's a completely different story — the game is very well known to them and is joked about online all the time, though not...

March2008

  • 6

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Spelunker

    Going underground

    Spelunker is a blast from the past. It started out life on home computers such as the Commodore 64 and was eventually ported to the NES. The game’s protagonist is tasked with working their way down a giant cave to find the great treasure that is rumoured to be hidden within the depths. Along the way, perils such as water, uneven...