Category Archives: arcade

Lucky’s Tale review

Lucky is not a new Mario. He’s not Banjo, Sonic, or any of the other beloved anthropomorphised furbags many of us remember as pioneers of platforming. He’s adorable and entertaining, well-designed to be the mascot of an Oculus Rift launch game, but lacks a distinct personality, instead relying on cliches that keep him from truly standing on his own as a character who can come to symbolize a new platform. And like the bouncy fox himself, Lucky’s Tale evokes fond memories of the great 3D platformers that define the genre, but feels somewhat half-baked—introducing you to an assortment of fun enemies and obstacles, but then reusing them for the short duration of the game.


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Mighty no 9

Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet. Once, you worked together, side-by-side but now, your fellow Mighty No. robots have lashed out, taking over key strategic locations across the globe and infesting them with their minions. You have no choice: the other Mighty Numbers…Must. Be. Destroyed.  Continue reading Mighty no 9

Revenge of Roger Rouge

Navigate a tale as unpredictable as the seas in this thrilling arcade game brought to life with naval battles that will blow you away! Vibrant visuals and oldschool gameplay collide to provide a shoot em’ and loot em’ adventure you won’t want to miss. Pursue a legendary adversary across Caribbean waves, Asian thunderstorms and the deceptive calm of the Sargasso Sea. Can you send hordes of skeleton boats, turtle ships and great warships to Davey Jones while chasing visions of riches and revenge? Continue reading Revenge of Roger Rouge