Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Review: Aggelos

by Mazen Abdallahon August 8, 2018
Ah, the retro platformer. Once a mainstay of the indie world, it has now become much less common. Indie gaming has spread its wings and new tools like Unity enable smaller studios to make bigger and more elaborate (albeit fundamentally simple) games. Now, I’ve always regarded retro platformers with a measure of suspicion. I mean, […]

Review: Double Kick Heroes

by Mazen Abdallahon April 27, 2018
When I was growing up, like a lot of dorky kids, I was super into heavy metal. It wasn’t just the music; it was the whole aesthetic and lifestyle. The brotherhood of metal, the headbanging, etc. I loved all things metal, and I wanted to immerse myself in the culture as much as possible. This […]

Review: Boo! Greedy Kid

by Mazen Abdallahon March 12, 2018
It’s tough to deal with kids sometimes, but it can be even tougher if the kids in question are spoiled little rugrats. That’s sorta the premise of Boo! Greedy Kid; you play as a snotty little devil who wants some money to buy some soda, and once you’re denied you decide that the best way […]


Review: Rad Rodgers

by Nazih Fareson March 2, 2018
Remember the golden age of the 1990s platform games? It’s was truly an era of innovation and competition, which gave us ambitious settings, new gameplay mechanics and a constantly everchanging level design. With Rad Rodgers, Slipgate Studios aims to play on that nostalgia, and revive those childhood memories with visuals that could become a new […]

Review: Owlboy

by Nazih Fareson February 27, 2018
Back in 2013, Norway’s very own D-Pad studio impressed the indie community when they launch a demo of little game full of surprises. That game, Owlboy, eventually matured and cooked in the Norwegian ovens, to finally release on PC back in November 2016, and is finally out on the Nintendo Switch which gave me the chance to […]

Review: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2+

by Nazih Fareson February 26, 2018
Editor’s Note: More than a year after the game’s original release and our review on Xbox One, this piece has been updated following the release of the game on Nintendo Switch, as well as the content updates that is available to all which reflects on the overall score, and final verdict. A weird blend between retro […]


Review: Lost Sphear

by Nazih Fareson January 31, 2018
After the release of I Am Setsuna, the goal of studio Tokyo RPG Factory was clear: to reconnect players with the era of 1990s JRPGs, with their traditional and similar aesthetics, rich scripts, and complex, yet accessible game mechanics. After a rather disappointing I Am Setsuna with a pace too monotonous, the studio is back […]

Review: Full Metal Furies

by Nazih Fareson January 20, 2018
Developed by Cellar Door Games better known for Rogue Legacy, Full Metal Furies is a sort of beat’em up or brawler, which ditches the the Rogue-like essence the team is mostly known. Here, we are dealing with a mix of brawling with other genres, such as shoot’em up and RPG, but how can all this create […]

Review: Outcast: Second Contact

by Mazen Abdallahon December 10, 2017
At the moment, it seems like every classic game is being given a remaster or full-on remake, as companies sell us nostalgia and the great titles of yesteryear in shinier trappings. At the same time, there are cult hits and underrated gems that are being remastered, giving these games a second day in court. In […]


Review: The Mummy Demastered

by Nazih Fareson November 6, 2017
Throughout their start, California based WayForward studio has become quite a known name when it comes to 2D platformers with a retro look. After their recent release of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (which we reviewed on our site) on the Nintendo Switch, we turn our eyes to their latest creation: The Mummy Demastered. Based on the recent […]