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Alolan Pokemon have finally made it to Pokemon Shuffle

For those of us who are still hanging in there with Pokémon Shuffle despite knowing full well how devious the free-to-play puzzler can be, big update: Alola-region Pokémon are starting to show up! Familiar faces from Sun and ...   read

 
 
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Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris

I remember the first time I played Tetris on my (lately acquired in the early '90s) Game Boy -- I sucked at it. It was one of those moments where no matter how much technical prowess I had at platformers and encyclopedic knowledge I ac...   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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The renamed Layton's Mystery Journey will now arrive on iOS and Android at launch

Lady Layton is no more. Well, in name only, as it's still set for a July 20 release in Japan, it's just called Layton’s Mystery Journey now. Originally just set for 3DS on that date in Japan it's now coming to iOS world...   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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(Update) Fret not, Layton is gone, but Lady Layton lives on

[Update: It's set for a worldwide release on July 20 as "Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy."] Level-5 hung up Layton's hat for a bit, but for a series that sold nearly 16 million copies over it...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 1)

There are those who will say the Wii U never stood a chance. With its confusing name, poor marketing, and the lack of a blockbuster Nintendo-developed title at launch, it stood no chance of being the success is forbearer was. That’s w...   read

 
 
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Voice acting doesn't necessarily improve 999

I have been in love with the Zero Escape series since former Destructoid editor Tony Ponce reviewed the first game in the franchise, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, seven years ago. He gave it a well deserved 10/10 and after reading t...   read

 
 
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Puyo Puyo Tetris will not have the same streaming restrictions as Persona 5 in the west

After the Persona 5 debacle, where even western users dealt with crazy streaming restrictions, folks posited that Sega was starting to make it a habit. I mean, they just confirmed this week that Puyo Puyo Tetris would suffer the same fate, ...   read

 
 
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Review: A Rose in the Twilight

Did you know in the original version of The Little Mermaid, when the central character gets her legs, every step she takes feels as though she is walking on knives? And instead of marrying the prince at the end, she dies and turns into seaf...   read

 
 


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You can now blast DAYTONNNNNAAA on your Xbox One

While we may not be getting an extreme amount of backward compatible titles on Xbox One today, at least Daytona USA is finally available on the system. The classic racing game was truly a technical marvel back in 1993 and remains a highly e...   read

 
 
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Review: World of Goo (Switch)

Wait long enough, and everything old can start to feel new again. That's the happy accident of a situation I found myself in with World of Goo, the near-universally well-liked puzzle game about plucking and plopping down living bits of gooe...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch lands Little Inferno and friends on Thursday

Tomorrow Corporation is helping to flesh out the early Nintendo Switch library later this week with the release of World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine on the eShop. The North American launch date is set for Thursday, Ma...   read

 
 
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Review: DYING: Reborn VR

I have to admit that despite having a PS VR in my possession since late last year, I haven't played with it all that often. Partly this is due to real-life concerns butting in, and partly due to the deluge of excellent non-VR titles of the ...   read

 
 
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Review: Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

The game selection on Nintendo Switch right now is decidedly sparse, but I don't mind. Two titles are keeping me plenty busy, and if you've glanced at the eShop yet, I bet you know 'em. The first, of course, is The Legend of Zelda: Breath o...   read

 
 
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Review: Circles

One of the defining aspects of old-school games is the ability to teach through gameplay. Since there wasn’t a lot of storage space for text to explain individual moves, games had to organically lead players down the correct path. Thi...   read

 
 
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Puzzle adventure The Gardens Between looks dreamy

The Gardens Between, an upcoming Windows and Mac game from The Voxel Agents, makes a strong first impression. The puzzles themselves manifest as little diorama-like dream worlds, and the self-described "bittersweet story of friendship" tra...   read

 
 
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Cool looking puzzle-platformer Snake Pass gets a release date

In our current harsh climate, I've been appreciating gaming's return to the happy-go-lucky days of brightly colored animal mascots getting into shenanigans. Couple this with a studio that's produced tons of great experiences like Sumo Digit...   read

 
 
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Puyo Puyo Tetris rotates, rotates, rotates, then drops on April 25

Puyo Puyo Tetris is a name that doesn't fuck around. This is a game that is Puyo Puyo and it's also Tetris, but sometimes it is both at the same time. That's cold-blooded efficiency, the kind you'd expect from something that is a...   read

 
 
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Slithering 3D platformer Snake Pass is hitting Nintendo Switch

I have the distinct feeling we're going to be reading a lot of "so-and-so confirmed for Switch" stories these next few weeks leading up to the system's launch. Why, look at that! There's one right here. Sumo Digital is bringing its puzzle-p...   read

 
 
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Statik's VR puzzles made me feel like a genius and an idiot at the same time

I haven't spent much time with PlayStation VR because there has yet to be a game to really pull me in. While the games have seemed cool, I never truly felt like I was fully immersed in another world like much of VR's advertising promised me...   read

 
 
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Sticks and stones may break your bones but in Haimrik words will hurt you

I didn't know much about Haimrik before getting my hands on it during PAX South. Other than its eye-catching art direction, not much has been said about the title. Glancing at its sepia-toned world, I had a slight worry that I wouldn't enjo...   read

 
 
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SuperHyperCube is gearing up for a Vive release

Kokoromi's SuperHyperCube hit the spot as an early standout PlayStation VR title, and now the first-person puzzle game is coming to HTC Vive at an unknown but probably not-very-far-off date. The concept of rotating an ever-growing block to...   read

 
 
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First Oddworld: Soulstorm image surfaces

Enterprising Oddworld fans have helped unearth an image for Oddworld: Soulstorm, this year's follow-up to Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, as part of an alternate-reality game. You can see the high-res version below, but a word of warning: don't fi...   read

 
 
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Hidden Folks looks and sounds delightful

Much like Darren, I am wholly on board with a game that takes the Where's Waldo? concept and just runs with it. That's the appeal of Hidden Folks and its painstakingly hand-drawn illustrations that'll have you poking and prodding and hunti...   read

 
 



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