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REVIEW: Zombie Kidz Evolution

Zombie Kidz Evolution is a sequel to the 2013 board game Zombie Kidz. The basic premise is similar – co-operate with other players to lock all entry points on the board while moving around and taking out zombies – but there’s a big twist this…

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REVIEW: Darkest Hunters

I’ve always loved the fantasy genre; I remember being utterly entranced by swords and sorcery at a very early age – no doubt fuelled by the pop culture renaissance that occurred across a variety of media, following the rise of Dungeons & Dragons as a…

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Alien Day 2019

If you’re not sure why, here’s the explanation: in Aliens, the planet that the majority of the action takes place on is known as LV-426 – and, using US date formatting, April 26th is 426. It’s that simple! What does it mean to me though?…

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REVIEW: Awesome Pea

There’s a cutesy retro look to Awesome Pea that somewhat belies its nature as a super-tough, unforgiving platformer. With the default graphical settings making the game look like a monochrome Game Boy game, albeit with a distorted CRT filter (the CRT filter can be removed,…

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REVIEW: Dustoff Heli Rescue II

Strongly evoking memories of 80s arcade classic Choplifter, which saw players controlling a helicopter rescuing POWs from various side-scrolling warzones – and which had a number of outstanding computer and console ports too – Dustoff Heli Rescue II is a game that should be immediately…

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REVIEW: Box Align

Sometimes, puzzle games can be a little too complicated for their own good; layering on not just mechanics but also overly complicated menus or design elements. There’s a very pleasing minimalism to Box Align, a puzzle game by QUByte Interactive. Upon starting the game, you’re…

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REVIEW: Undead’s Building

Zombies eh? It feels like only yesterday that I was complaining that they were everywhere. Then as if to prove my point, here comes another game featuring the undead, flesh-eating antagonists. Thankfully, Undead’s Building isn’t your typical zombie game. Rather than taking them on directly…

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REVIEW: Godly Corp

Immediately coming across as the unholy alliance of HP Lovecraft, hilarious tentacle-‘em-up Octodad and brilliant VR hit Job Simulator, Godly Corp asks a simple question: ‘What if Cthulhu had a job in an office?’ The answer plays out in a very unpredictable and – somewhat…

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REVIEW: OMG Zombies!

Zombies, perhaps appropriately, sometimes feel like they’re bloody (pun intended) everywhere. There was a time when this wasn’t the case at all; the 80s and 90s, for example, saw very little in the way of zombie fiction, but there came a point in the early…

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REVIEW: Super Phantom Cat

Super Phantom Cat (officially Super Phantom Cat: Remake – though it’s a remake of mobile game Super Phantom Cat 2, rather than the first game – confused yet?) is a bright and colourful platformer starring the eponymous feline – a white cat named Ari, who…

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REVIEW: Horizon Chase Turbo

Even before you start the game properly, it’s clear that Horizon Chase Turbo is going to be a riot of kaleidoscopic colour. The title screen is bright, bold and joyously, unashamedly colourful; as is the game that follows. Even the map screen pulses with colour,…

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REVIEW: Rez

Synaesthesia is a neurological condition in which the stimulation of one sense causes a reaction in another. For example, some people who experience this phenomenon are able to associate certain tastes with specific colours or even smell words. To the non-synaesthetes among us, this may…