Thursday
Jun212018

Mudprints Unboxes: Dimension Drive Limited Edition (PS4)

Eastasiasoft has been making a great effort to produce a number of awesome physical versions to many independent games worldwide, often with lavish collector's editions. In this episode of Mudprints unboxes, we're taking a look at the Dimension Drive Limited Edition from 2Awesome Studio and Eastasiasoft!

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Wednesday
Jun202018

QCF: Flippidy Tap!

here are a slew of time-wasters on the google play store and apple store that captivate their users during those menial moments where they're waiting for an important meeting, slogging through a commune on public transit or generally finding a bit of downtime to relax and poke at their devices' screens for a bit. I, of course, prefer the shmuppy ones, but puzzles are a big deal for me too, and while it may not exactly be Tetris or anything, Flippidy Tap! is a game that ended up being subtly challenging with a bit of hidden tension and a decent premise.

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Wednesday
Jun132018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 212 - Ikaruga Full Compare & Switch Review

In episode 59 of Bullet Heaven, we took a look at the XBLA version of Ikaruga on the Xbox 360. We really love Ikaruga, and with the recvent Switch version, we though it'd be neat to compare every home version of "Project RS2" to the most recent iteration of this amazing classic. How does it stack up?

 

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Wednesday
Jun132018

Mudprints Unboxes: FX-Unit Yuki: The Henshin Engine 

A new PC Engine game in 2018?! You better believe it, and what an excellent production value it has! In this Mudprints Unboxes, we're taking a look at FX-Unit Yuki: The Henshin Ensgine by Sarumaru!

 

Visit Sarumaru's Youtube channel!
Get FX Unit Yuki here!

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Wednesday
Jun132018

Mudprints Unboxes: Dariusburst CS (LRG Vita Version)

We took a look at the big-box limited editions from Kadokawa and Limited Run Games for Dariusburst CS on Mudprints Unboxes before... so how about Limited Run's Vita version? Let's see what's inside.

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Wednesday
Jun132018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 211 - Star Soldier Saga Vol.4: Gunhed 

1988 was new territory for the Hudson Zenkoku Caravan. Not only was there a general, complete shift to the PC engine, Power League Baseball made for a sport-tastic, decidedly non-shmupalicious time. Not so in 1989 though, as Hudson would pubish a Star Solider style shooter by Compile...

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Wednesday
Jun132018

Bullet Heaven, Episode 210 - Hyper Sentinel

Hewson Consultants is a legendary name if you're into Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum games. Thier 1986 published shooting game Uridium had quite a following. In 2018, a new spiritual successor to Uridium has made its way to all major platforms: Hyper Sentinel by the Hewson Consultants-descended Huey Games! How does this super frenetic vertizontal shmup stack up?

 

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Wednesday
Jun132018

QCF - Sky Rogue

he Ace Combat series has provided decades of great aerial combat action since the first game in the series was ported to the original Playstation in 1995. Since then, other franchises have strived to bring that same magic to the home market, including Konami's Air Force Delta, Sega's Aero Dancing and Aero Elite and Ubisoft's H.A.W.X.

But what if players wanted an air combat game with fictional aircraft, roguelite mechanics, and original Virtua Fighter style visuals? Well, Fractal Phase Games' Sky Rogue has you covered. Sky Rogue was released on the Nintendo Switch on April 26, 2018, and it basically ticks off all of those boxes. Featuring cool aircraft design and a fantastic retro-3D aesthetic – not to mention a hefty amount of action – Sky Rogue fills a niche on the Nintendo Switch that we can only hope to see more titles of in the future.

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