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LOUD (Nintendo Switch) – Review

‘LOUD’ is a new rhythm-based game created by HyperStange, and published by QubicGames. LOUD will have you hitting riffs as you play along to the custom soundtracks created for the game. Players will take on the role of a teenage girl, Astrid, as she is in her room rocking out

8

Kao The Kangaroo – Review

I think somewhere in our storied gaming history, every one of us grew up with a favorite gaming mascot. Some stand-outs would have to be Crash Bandicoot, Sonic, Spyro, or Banjo Kazooie, while lesser, yet still formidable known heroes such as Gex or Croc, made a short but sweet appearance

9.5

Mini Motorways – Review

Mini Motorways is the second game created by Dinosaur Polo Club, a New Zealand-based studio working out of Wellington, and their first title Mini Metro was well-received by indie lovers. In Mini Motorways, you will build a road network and have the city booming with traffic. As you build your

5

Pretty Girls Rivers – Review

It is always a good sign when a game has a pure fiction statement and a clarification the characters are over 18 warning at the start. Which is ironic really as ‘Pretty Girls Rivers’ developed by eastasiasoft and ZOO Corporation actually has no plot to actually talk of. The game

8.5

Kraken Academy!! – Review

Ah, High School, surviving those days was hard enough but after playing ‘Kraken Academy’ it really puts things in perspective. Developers ‘Happy Broccoli Games’ have created a very unique narrative-driven adventure that doesn’t seem to shy away from the wild side. Originally released on PC in 2021, this indie extravaganza

8

Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands – Review

Small independent developers have been a blessing for the Nintendo Switch with an expansive library dedicated to their many games. Toppluva are set to join those ranks with their ski exploration game, ‘Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands,’ published by Microids. Originally developed as a mobile game, this full release is set

7.5

What Lies In The Multiverse – Review

Dr. Strange isn’t the only one to travel through and open the multiverse this year. A young kid, who doesn’t know how to introduce himself, unlocks the multiverse and glitches into another universe one day while researching the multiverse theory on his computer. Erwin his pet cat, like most cats

8.5

Arcadia Fallen (Nintendo Switch) – Review

Alchemy. It’s never really touched on in video games. The main magic in games is usually that of chaos or healing. However, the team at Galdra Studios brings us a modern fantasy visual novel called Arcadia Fallen. Arcadia Fallen was initially released on steam in November 2021 but has now

8

Trash Sailors – Review

Surviving the high seas is a challenge, but with a trusty crew and the right amount of trash, you can overcome the hardiest of sea voyages. In this new game by developers fluckyMachine and publisher Tiny Build comes a unique world where one man’s trash is a ship Captain’s treasure.

6

Gang Beasts (Nintendo Switch) – Review

Created by Boneloaf, a UK studio started by three brothers, and published by Double Fine, this epic indie fighter is now available on the Nintendo Switch. ‘Gang Beasts’ is not the most technical fighter on the market; it features a bunch of gelatinous faceless characters that can be dressed up

8

Grow: Song Of The Evertree – Review

With so many high-octane and fast-paced shooters releasing in a short window of time, it’s nice to know that there are games that are happy to slow things down. Developed by Prideful Sloth and published by 505 Games, a new relaxing world builder has entered the chat, and that game

5

Pretty Girls Panic! PLUS – Review

Pretty Girls Panic! PLUS is a puzzle game that rewards the player with an anime waifu and is brought to us by Zoo Corporation. There really isn’t much to the game at all. You just have to cut into the screen to reveal an illustrated woman underneath. To do this,

9

What The Dub?! – Review

What The Dub?! is a multiplayer, party game made by Wide Right Interactive, where each player dubs over missing audio from awful yet hilarious scenes from B-grade movies. Players can join in a game via phone or pc by visiting the website playwtd.com and entering the room code for the

9

Space Otter Charlie – Review

In a world of modern-day shooters, smash and grab PVP, and intense story-driven action-adventure games, the classic puzzle platformers tend to take a backseat, but rummage around behind the seats and you’ll often find some long, lost gems hidden away. Such is the game of Space Otter Charlie; a blink-and-you’ll-regret-you-missed-it

7

What Comes After – Review

“What Comes After” by Rolling Glory Jam and Fahmitsu, isn’t an incredibly long game but it is a game that will make you look at the world for the better, something we all definitely need in this trying time. What Comes After opens up the heart and the mind; a

6

Roundguard – Review

Oh my, what is this? A whacky, rogue-like, dungeon-crawling pinball machine with RPG elements? I’m not going to lie, folks, I was pretty excited to give this a go as I love a good dungeon-crawling RPG, but the pinball element both threw and intrigued me. Brought to us by Wonderbelly

7

Iris.Fall – Review

Iris.Fall, developed by NExT Studios, is a puzzle adventure game and is available on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. Iris.Fall places the players in the role of a little girl called Iris as she follows her cat into an abandoned theatre. This is when this rabbit hole of a

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