Part bird, part lion, part shit
I've played side-scrolling shooters starring space ships, fairies, gothic lolitas, but never had I played one starring a knight atop a gryphon.
"How original," I thought, with fantasies of knightly glory on my mind. "Surely this theme won't be squandered on a poorly-designed game."
Boy, was I wrong.
Alternatively, 'Spelunking for Masochists'
There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the ...
Family-friendly puzzle platformer this game is not
When I learned that Netherlands-based Two Tribes Studios (Toki Tori & Toki Tori 2) was bringing its snazzy metal-wrecking, robot-hacking, twin-stick shooter RIVE to PAX East this year, I jumped at the...
I might steal the uncle's joke, I have to admit
Jed's back with more of his ride through Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight. Jed relates a story of his uncle's lame, perv-y jokes at Thanksgiving, admits he's lost his passion for collectibles, and just straight up forgets everything that's happened so far.
Get it? Like a B-hole
We have heard your cries for more beard, and they are not going unanswered. Today the second part of Jed conquering Joylancer is available for your quivering senses. So, feast your eyes on this Game Boy Color-esque hack 'n' slash adventure, while the beard commentates with his joyful lance in hand.
Get your motor runnin'
Jed's back with another retro-style indie game. Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight puts players in an old school side-scrolling hack 'n' slash with Game Boy Color graphical sensibilities. Jed got to revving up his motorized lance and just absorbed the good vibrations.
The Short Peace project was born out a desire to unite some of Japan's most talented artists and tell stories about the country's past, present, and a possible future. The result is a lovely bouquet of action, romance, and so...
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day finally arrives Tuesday!
Short Peace arrives in the Americas on September 30, Bandai Namco has announced.
The anthology features four animated shorts headlined by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a side-scrolling action game from Suda 51 and Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's. It will be available on PlayStation 3 exclusively as a downloadable package.
Sicky sicky gnar, bro bro!
OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood is coming to PS4 and Vita, Roll7 announced today.
The follow-up to this year's stellar skating game is rolling with a new look, multiplayer, a deeper combo system, and a more powerful level editor. Look out for it in 2015.
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood Coming to PS4, Vita in 2015 [PlayStation Blog]
Donatello has a gap in his teeth now I guess
If you are like me, you have not really followed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a couple decades. The last thing I really remember was 1991's The Secret of the Ooze and Turtles in Time on the Super NES. Sure, I have hear...
...on Amazon Fire TV of all things
Flappy Bird has returned as Flappy Bird Family for the Amazon Fire TV platform.
The endless tapper has seen some improvements over the original iOS release, including local multiplayer and more obstacles. It is available...
Hop hop hooray! Studio Pixel's Kero Blaster is out now for Windows PC and iOS devices. The side-scrolling platformer follows the trials and tribulations of a bipedal frog tasked with subduing a legion of strange creatures di...
You have my attention
Remember the glory days of beat 'em ups? Well French studio Le Cartel does. The four man team banded together and created Mother Russia Bleeds, with the aim of capturing the golden age of beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage.
The dhampir femme fatale returns with an enhanced PC release
Majesco is looking to lure in unsuspecting victims today, as BloodRayne: Betrayal sinks its teeth into the PC market with a Steam release.
The polarizing WayForward side-scroller initially landed on PlayStation 3 an...
Ain't no sunshine
This new trailer for Nowhere Studios' Monochroma presents an interesting juxtaposition between how the corporation in the game sees itself, and the effect that it has on society. Everything's peachy, upbeat, and thrivin...
Enjoy the sexy launch trailer!
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day arrived in Europe over the weekend. Developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's and Grasshopper Manufacture, the PlayStation 3 title serves as the final installment to anime legend Katsuhiro ...
With some dabs of red
With all the cool tech demos and innovative ideas on display at GDC Play, it's a bit surprising that a 2D side-scrolling puzzle platformer is one of the most worthwhile things to check out. But hey, good games are good games,...
Share progress across all platforms
Some of you were pretty down with CounterSpy when it was revealed last year for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita (along with iOS and Android releases). Well good news, kids! It's coming to the PlayStation 4 as well.
A surprisngly satisfying six dollar side-scrolling shoot-'em-up
Doujin shooter Gigantic Army is out now on Steam for a measly $5.99. You should check out our review and buy it maybe. That is, if you like fun things. You do like fun things, don't you?
I mean, seriously, what els...
Run 'N' Gun 'N' Gun 'N' Run
Sidescrolling run-and-gun games are, arguably, a classic that never seem to go out of style. Games like Contra and Gunstar Heroes, with their multiple weapon types, hundreds of attacking enemies, and billions of bullets whizz...
It's up to you to defeat the monsters invading your once peaceful kingdom!
Battle Princess of Arcadias and its splashy art are bound for North America and Europe later this year, thanks to the fine folks at NIS America.
The Odin Sphere-esque action role-playing game will launch on PlayStation 3...
A well-oiled machine
It's the early 21st century and humanity is embroiled in a bitter war with an alien race hellbent on stemming mankind's advance into outer space. You are a mech pilot. You pilot a war machine that's enormous and powerful. Ali...
'Side-scrolling, mech-shooting bad assery is back!!'
Gigantic Army begins its assault on Windows PC today, courtesy of publisher Nyu Media and Japanese indie studio Astro Port. The mech-flavored side-scrolling shooter takes inspiration from 16-bit titles like Metal Wa...
YES! YES! YES!
Amazing news, everyone! Namco Bandai has announced plans to localize Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day for PlayStation 3 in the Americas, Europe, and Australasia this spring.
The side-scroller is the fifth and final installment ...
Check out the mech-shooting action in new trailer
Side-scrolling mech shooter Gigantic Army is set to make its attack run on Windows PC early next month, doujinsoft publisher Nyu Media has announced. Developed by Astro Port, the Japanese indie studio behind the likes of&nbs...
Magically hits the mark
As the eldest of three, there have been more than a few occasions in my life where I wished my siblings would just disappear. Whether it was from them breaking my things; disrupting my privacy; or as I grew older, the embar...
Atlus vaunts successful figures for contentious PS3 and Vita brawler
Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer.
Senran Kagura launch date
XSEED announces provocative side-scroller for release next week
Senran Kagura Burst is hacking and slashing its way to North America on November 14, XSEED Games has announced. The "buxom ninja brawler" will be available exclusively via the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $29.99.
The story f...
Learn to unload a fecal storm of hot violence
Capybara Games' Super Time Force has been slated to hit Xbox Live Arcade for what feels like just about forever now. It's no wonder that wait has been long too. Since I first gazed upon its pixelated carnage and awesome...
Nothing set in stone just yet
Senran Kagura Burst will descend upon the Nintendo 3DS eShop in November or sometime thereabouts, XSEED has revealed. The publisher hasn't quite nailed down a definite launch date just yet, but is still on targeting an a...