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Contest: Win a Switch copy of Slain: Back from Hell

Throw up your horns and enter our contest to win a Switch copy of Slain: Back from Hell. We're bringing in a new year, which means I want to bring in a new me. I've decided that I'm not going to give any more games away ever again. And just...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Switch copy of Omega Strike

Pull that metal slug out of your abdomen and enter today's contest for a Switch copy of Omega Strike. As much as I love mascot platformers, quirky Japanese shit, and extreme sports games, I'd have to say that sidescrollers are my favorite t...

 
 
 
 
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Hollow Knight fan creates custom anime opening and I dig it

Over the past several years, I've become exponentially more prone to gushing over rad insect characters and rad fan art. Team Cherry's Hollow Knight supplied me with an entire nest of the former, and the (probably objective) fact that it's ...

 
 
 
 
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You can nab Hollow Knight and Hitman for $12 right now on PC

We don't frequently highlight the game bundle service Humble Monthly, but on occasion the selections are too enticing to pass up. That's the case for November's bundle, which includes our metroidvania bestie Hollow Knight, the first season ...

 
 
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Bushiden looks like a slick ninja action game

I know many of you need a breather from all of the promising retro-style metroidvania games that come through Kickstarter. Even if you cut out the titles that don't bring in enough funding, there's a lot left. We're still seeing games we fi...

 
 
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Review: Timespinner

Some games wear their influences on their sleeve; Timespinner has a full-body tattoo that reads "I ♥ Symphony of the Night" from the top of its head to the soles of its feet. That's by no means a bad thing. Aspiring to one of th...

 
 
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Castlevania fans need to keep an eye on Timespinner

Now here's a name I haven't heard in years. Timespinner is a tribute to '90s action-platformers, most notably Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It has a neat time-stopping mechanic for world traversal puzzles. You'll use melee attacks, sp...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: The Messenger

Sabotage Studio's The Messenger is a visually striking game that at a quick glance you might shrug off as yet another quick grab at our nostalgia. While my nostalgia heartstrings were tugged at significantly during my playthrough, it's...

 
 
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La-Mulana 2 is coming to destroy your PS4, Xbox and Switch

While we already knew about La-Mulana 2's jump to Xbox One, publisher Playism, and developer Nigoro have announced that the soul-crushing Metroidvania will be heading to the PS4 and Switch next Spring alongside Microsoft's machine. I can't ...

 
 
 
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Review: Guacamelee 2

When Guacamelee first dropped in 2013 we weren't exactly hurting for metroidvanias, but we weren't in the completely resplendent period we are now either. Here's the thing about Guacamelee 2 -- it's one of those lateral sequels, the ki...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: La-Mulana 2

While watching one of the Indiana Jones films, have you ever stopped to think how unlikely it is that Indy succeeds all the time? What are the chances he knows exactly which items to use in remote locations around the world at the exact rig...

 
 
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Cancelled DICE game to see release 25 years after completion

In the early days of DICE, long before it was acquired by EA and turned into the Battlefield factory, there was a sidescrolling action platformer in development for the Genesis and Amiga that got shelved for various reasons. Being published...

 
 




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Wes Tacos

Going to start randomly dumping some spare game keys to clear out my Ill start in the comments of this thread!

 
Churros89

Temtem: on one hand, it is so shameless it rubs me the wrong way, and I dont think I like most monster designs so On other hand, it looks really fun and I haven played Pokémon in a Hm, guess Ill wait for a sale, free time is kinda sparse

 
Hypno

I’m reliving my childhood through replaying Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, and honestly I like this game much more now than I did as a kid! I understand the combat mechanics a lot better now

 
Voltaic Owl

Many classic Pokemon themes have their nostalgia watered down for me because they have been reused/remixed over the Not this This thing picks me up and drops me right back in I used to do this battle repeatedly just to hear this

 
AtomicBanana

Celeste is on sale on the Nintendo store; damn it is a silky smooth

 
Boxed Swine

Why is RE6 afraid of RE7? Cause RE7 RE8 RE9!

 
Dango

Pinky killed a

 
ZinoHunter

Really looking forward to getting home, curling up on the sofa, and getting lost in DB: Kakarot Theres something real cosy about that game for

 
Kerrik52

I picked up the previous 2 BB I found Death of Sleep much better than the Eileen one, since it had actual dialogue and sort of followed the The art was also real spooky! Now I just have to wait on book 4 and my collection is complete!

 
TysonOfTime

Helll yeahhhh, this collab is great so far, so much attention to detail! And my luck was off the charts, already summoned Fatalis and both collab With how good Fatalis is, maybe I should go for some

 
 

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