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Here's a slow-ish look at a new-ish Sonic Mania level

Almost every look that we've gotten at Sonic Mania thus far has been great but also mostly the same. Green Hill Zone and Studiopolis over and over as we wait for new content. Always good but always familiar -- even if familiarity is s...   read

 
 
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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is headed to Nintendo Switch

WayForward isn't done with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and that's fine by me. The latest development? A Nintendo Switch version! It's in the works for a summer release, with "full details coming soon." Love that color palette. Unlike so many...   read

 
 
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is getting a physical PS4 release

When I think back on my time spent with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, I feel a total sense of joy (except for clearing Mouse-Man's secret room -- that place almost broke me). It's everything I'd want out of a remake, and despite never play...   read

 
 
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Don't forget, that LocoRoco remaster for PS4 is out tomorrow

The PlayStation Portable sure had some tremendous titles, didn't it? I'd easily count LocoRoco among that lot, and with the world-tilting platformer getting a PS4 remaster tomorrow (whoa that snuck up on me!), now's the perfect time to remi...   read

 
 
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PSA: Grab the free Azure Striker Gunvolt DLC for Blaster Master Zero

Blaster Master Zero's free 1.2 update arrived yesterday on the eShop, which came with an extra difficulty mode and an extra character (Gunvolt) as DLC. While the update will naturally be applied instantly by way of a patch the DLC is housed...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight cheats add in Mega Man X style wall jump

Shovel Knight is one of those games that you can keep going back to because there's always something hidden under its surface. It has that old school vibe for sure, a deliberate design decision from the folks over at Yacht Club Games. ...   read

 
 
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I'm stoked to play the entire Crash Trilogy again, here's some more footage

The Crash Bandicoot triple remake N. Sane Trilogy looks better each time we see it, especially when you consider the aged source material. Now we have a better look at the level "Sewer or Later" from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Stri...   read

 
 
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Speedrunning options are coming to Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee is finally out, and if you read my review you'd probably be able to pick out a few of my annoyances. Playtonic is taking some of that criticism to heart, as they have a series of updates planned based on player feedback so...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Rude Bear Resurrection

Playing through Super Rude Bear Resurrection is an emotional rollercoaster. I've felt elated, frustrated, stressed, and eager while completing the game. It's been taxing and challenging as hell, but I just can't get enough. Let's get someth...   read

 
 
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Super Rude Bear Resurrection dev offers bounty for death-less playthrough

Super Rude Bear Resurrection isn't out yet, but that hasn't stopped developer Alex Rose from challenging players with a seemingly impossible task. Rose, according to a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, is offering $1000 to the first pe...   read

 
 
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Here's a little bit of Green Hill Zone in Sonic Forces

Sega is taking cues from Sonic Generations in this year's Sonic Forces. The Modern and Classic Sonic duality is back, and today we've got a look at the latter with a trailer for safe old Green Hill Zone. Fans have wasted no time picking ap...   read

 
 
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With the Ultimate Edition update, N++ now has 4,340 levels

Lots of people seem to have slept on N++, but that hasn't deterred Metanet Software. The studio is further bolstering its already content-packed platformer with a new Ultimate Edition, out now on Steam and coming to PlayStation 4 in the nea...   read

 
 
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Review: Little Nightmares

It's been while since a game has ensnared me like this. Where lesser games struggle for my attention as I routinely check the clock and put on podcasts, Little Nightmares hypnotized me with ever-present suspense. Your main goal in this puzz...   read

 
 
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Kirby is also getting an 'action fighting game' this year

While there hasn't exactly been a shortage of Kirby games, we'll be seeing even more of the little pink guy thanks to the series' 25th anniversary celebration. You'll hear no complaints from me! Last week, there was Team Kirby Clash Deluxe,...   read

 
 
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Super Rude Bear Resurrection jumps to life in early May

Super Rude Bear Resurrection is a game that we've had our eye on for quite a while now. We got our first proper look at Tokyo Game Show in 2015 and were quite impressed. Super Rude Bear Resurrection's one-two punch of insanely tough p...   read

 
 
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Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment dated on Wii U and 3DS

Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment is a fantastic expansion, and previous owners of the base game are getting it for free. The only problem is that given the (likely lucrative) timed exclusive deal with Nintendo, developer Yacht Club Ga...   read

 
 
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Hey! Pikmin comes from the studio behind Yoshi's New Island

My expectations aren't high for Hey! Pikmin, but I'm holding out slight hope that it'll be enjoyable for what it is: a spinoff. That said, it's now confirmed (by way of the Australian ratings board) that the 3DS game is the work of Yoshi's ...   read

 
 
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Review: Bye-Bye BoxBoy!

HAL Laboratory games have the uncanny ability to always bring a smile to my face. No matter the title, the developer knows what to do to absolutely charm me right off my feet. Whether I’m inhaling a Waddle-Dee, doing battle with a hip...   read

 
 
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Review: Flinthook

One part ghost, one part pirate, one part bounty hunter, one part hooker. No, I'm not talking about your grandma, but the protagonist of Flinthook, a game that had me 'hooked' from the start. Sorry. I had to.   read

 
 
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Review: Voodoo Vince Remastered

With the release of Banjo Kazooie-inspired Yooka Laylee, the upcoming Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and the revival of Psychonauts, 3D platformers are re-emerging in mainstream gaming. Whether this will just be a short-lived nostalg...   read

 
 
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Kero Blaster is worth the jump to PS4

[Art by Ka92] Kero Blaster is one of those games where the second I published its review on Destructoid, people started questioning the score that I gave it. "How can a three-hour 2D run and gun platformer with two-frame run animations be a...   read

 
 
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See how one of the best platformers ever was made

Even now Spelunky is a polarizing game. Some claim it's one of the best in the genre, others think it doesn't do anything special and has been over-hyped since launch. But as someone who wiled away many hours with my wife in its dark p...   read

 
 
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Sega unleashes a trio of Sonic Forces trailers

While I vaguely remember Sega renaming this year's 3D Sonic game to Sonic Forces, I can't recall when that happened. I suppose I'm just so much more interested in Sonic Mania that I've almost blocked Forces out of my mind. The small bit we ...   read

 
 
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Fez is heading to iOS this year

Fez turns five today. And more than just a quick birthday celebration and some reminiscing, Polytron has shared that an iOS version of its perspective-shifting puzzle-platformer is in the works for this year. I can't say I'm especially int...   read

 
 
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Hey! Pikmin heading to 3DS on July 28

Speeding right through today's Nintendo Direct, the company has announced a July 28, 2017 launch for Hey! Pikmin, a game we've seen footage of but didn't have a name for until now. Essentially, it's the standard series formula but reworked ...   read

 
 


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