Posts Tagged ‘SHMUP’

Review: Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron

by Nazih Fareson July 28, 2018
When it comes to video games and other forms of media like movies and books, I love it when stories tell different take on historical events and tales. That’s mainly why I’m a big fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, really dig the Wolfenstein games, and in general enjoy any history-themed or influenced game. Aces […]

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: Furi

by Mazen Abdallahon January 24, 2018
Editor’s Note: More than a year after the game’s original release and our review on PC and PlayStation 4, 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.  The new Nintendo […]


Review: Sine Mora EX

by Nazih Fareson September 30, 2017
Back 2012, Grasshopper Manufacture – Suda 51’s studio – released a Shoot’em up (or even Bullet Hell) named Sine Mora, a timed exclusive Xbox 360 game that was well received by critics. Today, the game returns as a collaboration between Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality studios for a remastered version on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, […]

Review: Air Guitar Warrior: Gamepad Edition

by Nazih Fareson July 20, 2017
As a musician, there’s nothing more fun than pretending (or actually playing) a bunch of guitar riffs and crisp solos. A tribute to the “phenomenon” of pretending to be a guitar shredder, Air Guitar Warrior is one fun title, which was already available as a Kinect game to start, and now released again for those […]

Review: Nex Machina

by Mazen Abdallahon July 6, 2017
Lots of game developers gain a reputation for being good at one particular thing. The folks at Telltale have gained renown for their storytelling abilities, Tripwire is the go-to for shooting, etc. But when it comes to energetic, colorful, top-down shooters, Housemarque is probably the top dog. Housemarque’s ability to consistently deliver amazing top-down shooters […]


Review: Drifting Lands

by Mazen Abdallahon June 22, 2017
Drifting Lands bills itself as a mix between a classical shmup and action RPG. It definitely piqued my interest, as I was curious to see how they worked it out. After a surprisingly well-animated tutorial, the game’s intro tutorial tossed a lot of information my way and I dove right in. For the most part, […]

Review: RIVE

by Mazen Abdallahon September 16, 2016
I simply love Run and Gun shooters, and I believe the genre is surprisingly underpopulated. Or at the very least, there aren’t enough quality run and gun shooters that can compete with the likes of Contra and Metal Slug. So I was pretty excited to see Rive, and even more excited to see the preview […]

Review: Blacksea Odyssey

by Mazen Abdallahon June 13, 2016
I think many people would argue that the message of Moby Dick is that you should never let your quest for vengeance consume you, but I like to think one of its other messages is that killing large aquatic animals is really bad-ass. Blacksea Odyssey lets you do just that: it puts you in the […]


Review: Super Galaxy Squadron EX

by Luciano Rahalon March 7, 2016
If you are part of a Triple A program, this game is not for you. For everyone else, it is safe to proceed. Where to begin? I am exhausted just thinking about this game. Nonstop, fast paced, insanely insane game. The developers were clearly on speed when designing Super Galaxy Squadron EX. Let’s rewind a little […]