Pixel-based shmups are a dime a dozen on the Steam marketplace, but pixel-based shmups based on the Neo Geo? Those are an absolute rarity. Picorinne Soft may have captured the look of SNK’s flagship system with Infinos Gaiden, but does it play well?
It’s you, a giant sword, and waves of baddies in Ultra Runaway Games’ new action RPG Bold Blade. Offering hack-and-slash action in a bite-sized setup, should you cut your foes down to size?
nkmr appworks claims that their new shmup Rysen is a “non-bullethell vertical shooter,” which may be a relief for those tired of danmakus. Does this game play well, or are you better off playing one of the greats?
Horde modes typically have you squaring off against waves of intelligent baddies, requiring quick reflexes, careful planning, and a little bit of luck to survive. GaluluGame’s ShineG in the SeaFight’s Horde-like structure, on the other hand, requires absolutely none of that
Games made in the Unity development platform can utilize an interesting physics engine that factors in momentum, collisions, and other forces. Mazen Games’ rolling ball game AtmaSphere lives and dies by its physics, but the execution here leaves something to be desired
People have no doubt played the sprite-based shoot-em-ups from the 90s, but they’re a rarity in this day and age. Team Grybanser Fox recreated the aesthetics from these games of old with their new title Jet Buster, but does it have the gameplay to match?
Mad Unicorn Games pays tribute to Technōs Japan’s River City Ransom series with their city-themed beat-em-up Atomic Adam: Episode 1. Unfortunately, this title gets almost everything wrong
On the deep, dark corners of the internet, there lies a movement that combines anime, video game, and pop culture segments with…suggestive footage of all-male “wrestling.” Van Darkholme, one of the stars of these “gachimuchi” videos, now has his own title with Evil Games’ Deep Dark Fight. Should you help this performance artist become the boss of this gym, or is a better game two blocks down?
Those who enjoyed the 90s-fueled antics of the skiing classic Ski Free might be interested in Odd Chamber’s new title Ski Hard: Lorsbruck 1978. The yeti might not be there, but do these snowy slopes capture the same magic as the Windows classic?
The racing game genre has a little something for everybody, from casual fare like Burnout to more serious titles like Forza Motorsport. Awesome Industries’ Drift Zone certainly falls into the former camp with its over-the-top skids, but does it make for a solid title?
The battle for the skies is waged on two fronts in the dimension hopping shoot-em-up Vulture Strike. Unfortunately, what could have been a cool concept is completely and utterly squandered in this title
Puzzle games are designed to be both taxing and relaxing at the same time. 2xMilk’s low-poly puzzler Skipper certainly toes that line – the question is, does it provide a rewarding experience?