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theflamey

Father. Rotund. Bearded. Gamer. Drinker. I once completed Super Meat Boy without dying. Game collector and interested in retro emulation, my latest addiction is to Insert Coin clothing.

Soccer Slammers – Nintendo Switch

With World Cup hype reaching fever pitch, we see the release of Soccer Slammers on Nintendo Switch. The game is pitched as an arcade football title from developer and publisher Atooi who boast retro roots with a modern mojo. Atooi is the latest project fronted by Jools Watsham, of Renegade Kid fame […]

Riddled Corpses EX – Xbox One

Riddled Corpses EX is a twin-stick shooter from French developer COWCAT and is now available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One. The game previously was simply known as Riddled Corpses when it released on the Steam platform back in 2015. We got to test out […]

Animal Super Squad – Nintendo Switch

Animal Super Squad is a fun, frantic physics based rollercoaster ride of mistimed jumps and special abilities. From developer DoubleMoose and Armin Ibrisagic, of Goat Simulator fame, so we can expect crazy animal antics from the finished product if that’s anything to go by. This time around we […]

Saturday Morning RPG – Nintendo Switch

Saturday Morning RPG is developer Mighty Rabbit Studio’s 2012 take on the much loved turn-based RPG genre. It was first released on iOS and Android, a year later on PlayStation and now in 2018 the game debuts on Nintendo’s Switch. I’m pleased the game is available console formats as not being a keen mobile gamer it would have been easy to […]

The Way Remastered – Nintendo Switch

Originally released back in 2016 after a successful Kickstarter campaign The Way is a 2D puzzle platformer developed by Puzzling Dream. Their vision was to create a new game that took inspiration from classic titles like Another World, Heart of Darkness and Flashback. Seeing these games remade and re-released […]

Deep Ones – Xbox One

Deep Ones is a super retro stylised platformer with multigenre parts heavily inspired by ZX Spectrum games and developed by Burp! Games. It is currently available on all the big formats, Nintendo Switch, Steam, PlayStation and the version we are testing today – Xbox One. You play as […]

Don’t Die, Mr Robot! DX – Nintendo Switch

Don’t Die, Mr Robot! DX is a remixed version of the much-loved arcade bullet-hell avoid ‘em up from British indie development team Infinite State Games. Originally released back in 2014 on PlayStation and iOS this time around the game has been completely remastered and rejuvenated for Nintendo Switch. […]

Our games of Q1 2018

As we look forward to this years E3 conference next month we have decided to take a look back at our favourite games already released in 2018. The task is relatively simple but has involved a great deal of thought and consideration. The list isn’t necessarily just going […]

SteamWorld Dig – Nintendo Switch

SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt is a 2D platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Developed by Swedish team Image & Form it is the second installment in the SteamWorld franchise. With the announcement of SteamWorld Dig 2 it was good to see that the newest game […]

Nine Parchments – Nintendo Switch

Nine Parchments for Nintendo Switch is an action RPG blast ’em up game of magic mayhem from developer Frozenbyte. They are the team behind the Trine series and you can certainly see the similarities here, more recently they also released Has-Been Heroes on the Switch which is definitely worth a look. The story […]