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Review: BlazeRush

November 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

BlazeRush (PS3 [Reviewed], PC) Developer: Targem Games Publisher: Targem Games Genre(s): Arcade Racing, Indie Released: October 28, 2014 (PC), November 4, 2014 (PS3) ESRB Rating: E10+ – Everyone 10+ BlazeRush is a fast paced action racer with an isometric almost slanted top-down perspective. It harkens back to classic Micro Machines with combat and Mario Kart style boosters. The game features a career mode that largely feels like one big tutorial. Here you’ll do things like complete solo laps within a certain amount of time, learn about weapons and power-ups, and of course race [...]

Indie Arcade Shooter ‘Syder Arcade’ Now Available on Steam

October 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

In the mood for some old fashioned, side-scrolling shoot ’em up arcade action? If so, good news, Studio Evil’s title “Syder Arcade” is now available on Steam for the low low price of just $7.99 (until October 31st, then it’ll be $9.99). You can check the trailer above. The classic style arcade shooter was greenlit by Steam users, and features controller support and is compatible with Steam Big Picture. It’s also rocking Steam leaderboards, new achievements, and the ever popular Steam trading cards. In addition, Syder Arcade will be receving an update soon [...]

Housemarque Teases Dead Nation Sequel

September 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

Housemarque, developers of PS3 exclusives Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD, have a brand new game coming to PS4 at launch called Resogun that looks pretty great. If Resogun is anything like Housemarque’s previous outings, it is going to be insanely addictive. You can check out Resogun above, and if you are a PS+ member picking up a PS4 this year, you’ll be able to snag Resogun for free as part of the instant game collection. At the end of the above video though, which is a special message to Dead Nation fans, Housemarque reveals that they do have another title coming out for PS4 [...]

Review: The Pinball Arcade

April 16, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Pinball Arcade (XBLA, PSN [Reviewed], PS Vita, Android, iPhone, Nintendo 3DS) Developer: FarSight Studios Publisher: FarSight Studios Genre(s): Arcade, Pinball Released: April 4, 2012 XBLA, April 10, 2012 PSN ESRB Rating: E10+ – Everyone 10+ While classic arcades have been slowly dying out in most places, pinball has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence on home consoles. FarSight Studios has brought over The Pinball Arcade to XBLA and PSN (and PS Vita) and it’s a game pinball enthusiast have been waiting for. The Pinball Arcade isn’t just another pinball game for home [...]

WWE WrestleFest Hits iOS February 21st, Screenshots

February 18, 2012 // 2 Comments

Remember the classic early 90’s arcade game “WWF WrestleFest?” It was much beloved by wrestling fans and gamers, and people have long called for a WrestleFest remake/port to today’s systems like other classic arcade games have gotten. Well, THQ is finally making that happen. Unfortunately, it’s only for iOS platforms (iPod, iPhone, iPad). Yeah, bummer. There’s a gallery of screenshots below, but first here’s some details about the game courtesy of the March 2012 edition of WWE Magazine (note, the below is not word for word from the magazine): Mixes [...]

Review: Donkey Kong Jr.

February 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Donkey Kong Jr. (NES, Wii VC [Reviewed] Others) Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Genre(s): Arcade, Platforming Released: Wii VC – December 4, 2006 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone Quick retro mini review. This is the NES version of Donkey Kong Jr. played on the Wii Virtual Console, it has a few differences between the arcade version. Donkey Kong Jr. is of course the sequel to the hugely popular (in the 80s) Donkey Kong arcade game. The roles are reversed this time though. You don’t play as Mario trying to rescue the Princess from Donkey Kong. Instead, you play as Donkey Kong [...]

Review: Altered Beast

September 6, 2011 // 3 Comments

Altered Beast (Arcade, Sega Genesis, Wii VC, XBLA, PSN [Reviewed], others) Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Genre(s): Beat ‘em up, side scroller PSN Release: September 6, 2011; Arcade: 1988; Genesis: August 14, 1989 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone This is the last of the SEGA Vintage Collection coming to Playstation Network. It’s available now for Playstation Plus subscribers for free, and will be available to all PSN members to purchase in a couple of weeks. This is the same enhanced version of the game that hit Xbox LIVE Arcade on June 10, 2009. Many people have fond memories of this game [...]

Review: Elevator Action Deluxe

August 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

Elevator Action Deluxe (Playstation Network) Developer:  Square Enix Publisher:  Square Enix Genre(s): Platformer, Arcade Released: August 30, 2011 ESRB Rating: T – Teen In 1983, game developer Taito released Elevator Action in the arcades, and it was a popular arcade game that was later ported to home consoles as an NES title in 1985. That port is available on the Wii’s Virtual Console. But now, some 28 years after the release of the original Elevator Action in arcades, Square Enix has delivered a remake titled Elevator Action Deluxe available now exclusively on the Playstation [...]
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