Ayo the Clown

Ayo the Clown is a platformer built on the stronger foundations of the genre that is both adorable and charming. While it is a very competently built game that aims to send everyone home happy there are a few small instances where it trips itself up over its own ambitions. Graphically the team behind the…

Getsu Fuma Den : Undying Moon

What can be said about Getsu Fuma Den : Undying Moon? Successor to the 1987 Konami game Getsu Fuma Den, a game that never came to North America and was never translated to English. How does a game so detached from its predecessor fair? Quite well in fact. You play the game as Getsu Fuma…

The Cruel King and The Great Hero

If Ni No Kuni turns a child’s movie into a game, then The Cruel King and the Great Hero does the same with a child’s book. This simple, story centric RPG is as family friendly as a game can come, and it doesn’t take long to see what makes it appealing. From a gameplay standpoint…

Alwa’s Legacy

Alwa’s Legacy is the sequel to a game we reviewed in 2018, Alwa’s Awakening. The original was a fun, 8-bit styled adventure that stayed true to the era it was emulating. Alwa’s Legacy evolves and makes steps into the 16-bit era, but does not fully advance in the ways I was anticipating. The adventure begins…

Trigger Witch

Mixing the smooth gameplay of modern twinstick shooters and graphics similar to the beautiful SNES masterpiece Link to the Past has resulted in a game I enjoyed far more than I expected, at times sitting down to play a short period for information to review and ending up spending an hour or two going through…

Clockwork Aquario

With initial development beginning in 1991, Clockwork Aquario has just won the Guinness World Record for the longest development cycle thanks to a 2021 release. A title intended to be an arcade game that long ago displays both a certain charm as well as some dated mechanics due to its age. Fans of solid sprite…

UnMetal

UnMetal by Fran Games is, at first glance, a Metal Gear parody. Released in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Metal Gear was a pioneer of stealth/action gameplay. The series is celebrated to this day, and is one of my personal favourites. The basic premise involves starting off with no equipment, focusing on stealth to…