Platforming and Rice-Farming Get Hitched in XSEED’s Latest Success Story

Suppose I’ve learned anything at all about my favorite genre over the years. In that case, it’s that smaller developers love to experiment with it. Pairing the platformer with other genres is … Continue reading Platforming and Rice-Farming Get Hitched in XSEED’s Latest Success Story

Streets of Rage 4 Gets Balance Patch and More Updates to Come

Earlier this year, we took a look at Streets of Rage 4 when it initially launched across all platforms. While visually stunning with a pumped-up soundtrack, it simply paled compared to the … Continue reading Streets of Rage 4 Gets Balance Patch and More Updates to Come

Battletoads 2020 (Xbox One, Steam)

The ’90s gave birth to many Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles clones riding on the monumental success the property enjoyed following the 1987 animated series. Some of them managed to gain … Continue reading Battletoads 2020 (Xbox One, Steam)

Balan WonderWorld is Sonic Creators’ & Square Enix New Project

Sonic the Hedgehog programmer and co-creator Yuji Naka has remained relatively quiet since leaving his SEGA days behind to form Prope. While he’s produced several games since departing in 2006, none … Continue reading Balan WonderWorld is Sonic Creators’ & Square Enix New Project

Panzer Paladin- Half Blaster Master, Half Mega Man, All Fun.

Among the publishers currently doling out new “old” games, Tribute ranks up there with Yacht Club (Shovel Knight) and Wayforward (Shantae, Mighty Switch Force) in terms of overall quality. I spent an … Continue reading Panzer Paladin- Half Blaster Master, Half Mega Man, All Fun.

Shantae And The Seven Sirens- 1/2 Genie’s Finest?

After an incredibly long wait, the fifth installment in the long-running Shantae series has finally leaped to consoles and PC after being an Apple Arcade exclusive. I’ve been following this series since … Continue reading Shantae And The Seven Sirens- 1/2 Genie’s Finest?

Streets of Rage 4 Review (PC/PS4/Xbone/Switch)

It’s been a pleasant couple of years for the Sega fanatic. First, we were treated to Lizardcube’s wonderful Wonder Boy 3 remake, followed by what is arguably the best Sonic … Continue reading Streets of Rage 4 Review (PC/PS4/Xbone/Switch)