Tagged: Side scrolling action

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Deadlight review

You’d think people would have had their fill of zombies by now but it seems people just can’t get enough of them. Deadlight continues the trend and delivers an atmospheric side-scrolling action platformer – think of it like a cross between Prince of Persia, Another World and The Walking Dead. The story is simple, you play the role of Randall Wayne who not only suffers from the same affliction as Elton John of having his name the wrong way round, but also the inconvenience of being separated from his family and having to travel through the wilderness to find them...

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Kirbys Epic Yarn review

Despite starring in over fifteen of his very own games and appearing in countless others; Kirby still remains one of Nintendo’s lesser known characters. In recent years he’s had much more exposure after appearing in the Super Smash Bros series but he is still far from being a household name like Mario or Sonic. You can just tell from looking at Kirby why he is more popular in Japan than elsewhere, he’s a cute pink blob that screeches like a girl for heaven’s sake. Hardly a character that is going to impress the youth of today that are more impressed...

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Kirbys Epic Yarn review

I haven’t played a proper Kirby game since the N64 so I was looking forward to Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Yes I know it’s twee but it’s good clean fun. Anyway the story’s quite trippy. Basically Kirby happens across a tomato that belongs to a sorcerer and gets transported from Dream Land to Patch Land. Oh, and another thing, he’s now made of yarn so instead of sucking up bad guys and using their powers he can now transform into all sorts of objects from tanks to fire engines as he finds pieces of yarn to put Patch Land back together....

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FlingSmash review

FlingSmash comes in a pack with a snazzy WiiMotion Plus controller which is the same size as a normal remote but with the new technology in it which makes it more accurate. You’ll need it because the game doesn’t work with a standard controller. Basically it’s a block smashing game. The screen scrolls from right to left and you must whack a little round fella called Zip or Pip into the blocks collecting three tokens along the way in order to complete each level. The reason you’re doing this has something to do with an evil floaty thing and you...

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R Type review

When it comes to examples of old-skool gaming, you can’t do much better than a classic side-scrolling shoot-’em-up, and for those who grew up with the videogame industry, R-Type is one of the definitive examples of the genre, having started life as an arcade coin-op (back when arcade games cost just 10p a go!) and subsequently ported, reinvented and reimagined many, many times over on countless different videogame formats. The premise is simple: fly from left to right within a limited one-screen high environment while spacecraft, robots, bugs, missiles and the very landscape itself does its absolute best to kill...

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Heavy Weapon review

In these days of ‘super consoles’, it’s easy to forget what videogames used to be like. Back when games consoles didn’t have enough processing power to run a good-sized Nuclear submarine, and it wasn’t possible to create the massive virtual worlds for the gamer to run around in that you see today, games had to be smaller, and simpler. The upside of this was that the developers had to focus on making the gameplay so addictive that the graphics and the sound and everything else wasn’t quite so important. As a result, game concepts tended to be more straightforward than...