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Posts tagged Arcade

By Nate Lakritz, 4 weeks ago

Gunkid 99 Preview

Heavily inspired by action-platformer Super Crate Box, Gunkid 99 throws you in a tightly-enclosed arena with a ton of enemies and many weapons at your disposal. You’ll tend to take a defensive stance against your opponents as projectiles swarm the screen. The main gameplay mechanic is a constantly shifting weapon rotation, where your task is...

By Nate Lakritz, 1 month ago

The Expendabros Review

The Expendabros is an 8-bit arcade game based on the Expendables movie series. This free-to-play promotional game is extremely easy to understand, but difficult to master. It involves controlling a character from the films and blowing up your way to the checkpoint at the end of each level. Environments are fully destructible and the side-scrolling...

By Rilogator, 2 months ago

Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior Review

Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior opens with a screen that looks very similar to old arcade cabinet “Winners don’t use drugs” screens, only in this case it says “Winners don’t use saves”. There are no save slots or mid-level checkpoints in Cybarian. Once you exit the level, the game has no memory of your progress....

By Ray D., 2 months ago

Shwip Preview

Shwip is a twin-stick shooter being developed by Jamhammer Games. It is currently in Steam Early Access, with release date TBA. Shwip plays like a homage to Geometry Wars, in that you pilot a fast-moving, fast-shooting spaceship in a bound box, taking out enemies of different shapes and styles. It is heavily neon and has...

By Nate Lakritz, 2 months ago

Marble It Up! Review

Marble It Up! is a puzzle-platformer where you must carefully navigate through an obstacle course as a rolling marble. This concept is one we’ve seen many times before, but it works extremely well on the Nintendo Switch. Marble Madness (1984) first pioneered the idea of a marble platformer and was followed decades later by the...

By Ray D., 3 months ago

Log Jammers Preview

Log Jammers is an upcoming indie game by developer Mega Cat Studios. It is currently in beta, with a release date of February 2019. Mega Cat calls Log Jammers “an energetic competitive arcade sports game featuring axe-throwing, blade-catching action”. It’s a throwback to arcade games in the style of Pong and more notably, Windjammers. Mega Cat seems...

By Nate Lakritz, 4 months ago

Monkey King: Master of the Clouds Review

Originally a Japanese arcade hit in the 90’s, Monkey King: Master of the Clouds has been ported to a number of classic consoles over the years as Cloud Master, and most recently the modern Nintendo Switch. The studio behind this newest version actually stems from the original creators and has managed to keep the original...

By Nate Lakritz, 4 months ago

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Releases Soon

The Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle contains seven classic co-op arcade games that established Capcom as a gaming powerhouse in the 90’s. The collection includes Final Fight (1989), The King of Dragons (1991), Captain Commando (1991), Knights of the Round (1991), Warriors of Fate (1992), Armored Warriors (1994), and Battle Circuit (1997). The last two...

By Avian Michel, 5 months ago

Starcaster Review

Starcaster is a side-scrolling pixel platformer featuring a wizard who fights enemies in a variety of worlds. The game is available on Steam for $2.99; however, developer and publisher Steam Blade Games has also made Starcaster available on GameJolt, which allows for optional donations ranging from $1-$10. An interesting thing to note is while Steam...

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