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Stray Is the Next Indie Game To Take the World by Storm

When I first started hearing of the indie smash hit Stray in 2020, I knew it would be among the smaller titles to catch the eyes of mainstream audiences, similarly to Cuphead. Most everyone … Continue readingStray Is the Next Indie Game To Take the World by Storm

TMNT: Cowabunga Collection Is a Licensing Miracle Arriving Later This Year

Licensed video games have almost always had notoriety to them. From the extensively covered flop that was Atari’s E.T tie into the present, games based on existing properties tend to be observed … Continue readingTMNT: Cowabunga Collection Is a Licensing Miracle Arriving Later This Year

Wayforward Reveals First Screenshots of River City Girls Sequels

River City Girls left me with a great impression when I reviewed it for the blog several months ago via Game Pass. It packed a stellar pseudo-16-bit presentation, a cast of memorable bosses, … Continue readingWayforward Reveals First Screenshots of River City Girls Sequels

Cotton Reboot Brings Beloved Japanese SHMUP West for First Time

The shoot ’em up genre is in and of itself a very niche genre, often aimed at the most hardcore of audiences. While quite popular in America during the arcade … Continue readingCotton Reboot Brings Beloved Japanese SHMUP West for First Time

Long Awaited Sequel to Square Enix Cult Classic Arrives on Switch and PS4

It’s essentially an unwritten rule that every third-party publisher has at least a single one-off (or short-lived franchise). It’s usually amazing but never quite gets the recognition it deserved for … Continue readingLong Awaited Sequel to Square Enix Cult Classic Arrives on Switch and PS4

Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX Brings Back SEGA Cult Classic. Thoughts?

Before SEGA indeed established a name for themselves in the North American market with the Sega Genesis (and of course the world’s most famous hedgehog- happy belated birthday), they fought to … Continue readingAlex Kidd In Miracle World DX Brings Back SEGA Cult Classic. Thoughts?

Asha in Monster World Brings a Mega Drive Cult-Classic Into 2021

One franchise that has seen a ton of love in the retro renaissance is Sega’s Wonder Boy series. Although the first game in the series was a bog standard side-scrolling … Continue readingAsha in Monster World Brings a Mega Drive Cult-Classic Into 2021

Upcoming Action RPG Scarlet Nexus Gets Anime Adaptation

We first broke word of a new Bandai Namco IP a little over a year ago featuring bizarre-looking aliens and heroes/heroines with incredible telekinetic powers. However, as of Q2 of 2021 ramps … Continue readingUpcoming Action RPG Scarlet Nexus Gets Anime Adaptation