The Mooseman

Question: when can you make the distinction between a puzzle side-scroller and a walking simulator? Answer: not when it’s The Mooseman. Originally released on PC back in February of 2017, it is now finding its way onto home consoles. The Mooseman is a 2D indie title that combines puzzles, walking, bosses, walking, flying mechanics, walking…

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

I love rogue likes; that quick paced dungeon delve which eschews story, graphics and everything else to get you straight into the action. Never ending randomized dungeons full of loot and chaos where you never know what’ll happen next. What’s this, Pandemonium? Sounds like fun- oh I’m dead. Back to the beginning?… God I hate…

The Friends of Ringo Isikawa

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa, developed and published by Yeo, is an interesting mix of story telling, RPG, and classic beat-em-up mechanics. It has well drawn pixel graphics that bring to mind Streets of Rage and Double Dragon, a chilled out soundtrack, and depth you would not expect from a game of its type. The…

The Lost Child

One of the great problems that power scaling RPGs face is they tend to have a slow start. You’ve no interesting abilities, the story is so vague there’s nothing to follow, level design is overly simple and it seems like the entire first level is set to tutorial difficulty. I won’t mince words; my first…

Survive! Mr. Cube

Attention all Playstation trophy collectors (specifically Playstation Platinum Trophy collectors): what if I told you that there was a game out there that could net you a Platinum Trophy in under an hour of gameplay? You would probably think it was automatically a terrible game at an extremely cheap price but you would want it…

Moonlighter

The first thing I heard about Moonlighter was ‘Recettear mixed with Zelda’, and immediately I knew this was the type of game that was perfect for me. For those unfamiliar with the initial game, it involved delving dungeons and managing a shop, and both combat and your shop keeping role had a considerable amount of…

Songbringer

Many games in the past can be considered Zelda clones or have paid homage to illustrious series in some way or another. Perhaps you played Golden Axe Warrior back in the day, or maybe more recently 3D Dot Game Heroes, Darksiders, or Okami. You can see the influence Zelda has provided to these games and…

Shio

Back in January of 2018 (yes, not too long ago) there was a little indie platformer called Celeste. It took many by surprise and quickly became a lot of people’s indie game of the year. The art style, music, gameplay, replay value and even story were brought together so beautifully that it was hard not…

Caveman Warriors

Does every modern era game have to be about zombies or Nazis? JanduSoft says no. Here, have some delightful caveman antics in a retro caveman platformer that may evoke nostalgia of all those classics that if you’re under 25 you’ve never heard of. So is this a shining gem or a prehistoric turd? A bit…