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Inversus Deluxe is a monochrome masterpiece

When Inversus came out a little over a year ago, it would've been easy to take a look and think it's a little too simple to be entertaining. At first glance, it looks like a throwback to the very earliest video games, nothing but black...

 
 
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Get ready to pop, there's a HuniePop sequel in the works

HuniePop works for a number of reasons, but also doesn't work for its intended one. It's fun as a Bejeweled-light that rewards progress, and it's also kind of a party game my roommate and I had a lot of fun laughing at. If you played the f...

 
 
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Puzzle Fighter is popping up on iOS and Android

Puzzle Fighter is back and I'm still surprised to be jotting down those words. The new game is beginning to roll out today on iOS and Android in select regions ahead of a worldwide launch: Australia Canada Hong Kong Malaysia Mexico Singapo...

 
 
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Picross S will not have touchscreen controls

You know, if there's one thing I've liked about Nintendo in the last 10 years, it's the touchscreens on the Wii U, 3DS, and Switch. They're pretty responsive, and I've loved using them for the Wind Waker remaster (seriously, having a dedica...

 
 
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The Witness is out for iOS and it's ten bucks

A mobile release of Thekla's island puzzle adventure The Witness has been planned for a long time and it's now a reality at last. The iPhone and iPad version launched last night for iOS 10.0 and newer. The pricing is lower than expected at ...

 
 
 
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Snipperclips is getting new DLC and I'm stoked

Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! was an early delight on Nintendo Switch. The cooperative puzzler is getting an expanded version, with 30 new stages -- including new comic book and toybox worlds -- and a mode that starts you and your pal...

 
 
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WayForward publishing Mystik Belle for consoles

WayForward, publishers of the Shantae series, have picked up 2015's Steam release Mystik Belle for release on PS4 and Xbox One in October.The game, which combines action-platforming with point-and-click style inventory elements, was develop...

 
 
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Ship It takes Tetris to another dimension

If there's a pantheon of gaming, surely Tetris is the god of puzzle games. The satisfying feeling when you manage to clear a row needs no translation, and the Russian export has been played on every continent of the earth. The simple c...

 
 
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Pikuniku might be your next friendship-ruining co-op game

Pikuniku was such a fitting game to play first at PAX West. It encapsulates the show perfectly. It was situated all the way in the back of the Indie Megabooth, an area of the show floor that has gotten increasingly (and deservedly) more cro...

 
 
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Review: Last Day of June

Have you ever been in love? If so, you would be hard pressed to have a love as true and as nauseating as that of Carl and June. You can tell how crazy they are about each other from a single glance and that's saying something considering th...

 
 
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Puzzle Fighter is back...in mobile form

Capcom announced they're bringing back Puzzle Fighter for iOS and Android. The sequel title will feature the classic puzzle gameplay we remember, but with some new twists like two assist characters. You'll be able to use chibi versions of ...

 
 
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Review: Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder

When Rock of Ages 2 releases on August 29, it'll be almost exactly six years since Jordan reviewed the first Rock of Ages, way back on my birthday in 2011. Back then, it was a quirky palate cleanser from the almost aggressive weirdness...

 
 
 
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Review: Flip Wars

When the Switch was first announced, many of us saw a brief glimpse at a rad party game, a genre that's become a staple on Nintendo systems since the N64 (though four-player Nightmare on Elm Street NES was pretty rad too). That project beca...

 
 
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Nintendo Switch players are getting Rime in November

Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait a while longer for Rime. Tequila Works' puzzle-adventure title is planned for release on November 14 in North America and November 17 in European territories, priced at $30 digitally and $40 physical...

 
 
 
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Review: Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption is a game about making the most of your limited toolset. It's a puzzle title that strips down the building blocks to the bare minimum: rods to serve as joints, wheels that can turn in different directions, and globs of...

 
 
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Review: Death Squared

There's a lot we can thank Valve for, apart from the annual Steam sale. Hiring the team behind Narbacular Drop and expanding those ideas into Portal kicked off an entire generation of clever, challenging action/puzzle games, many ...

 
 
 
 
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Retroid episode 3 talks Puzzle Puzzle Puzzle games

Hi everyone, This week's Retroid looks back at vintage puzzle games. We discuss the origins of the genre and some of our favorite titles, all the way up to the modern era. From Tetris to Bejeweled, Dr. Mario to Puzzle Quest, there's so...

 
 
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Retroid records episode 3 tonight

Hey everybody, We're rolling along, matching colors and fighting gravity in this week's episode of Retroid. Tonight's topic will be puzzle games, stuff like Tetris, Columns, Puyo Puyo, Dr. Mario, Bejeweled, basically anything where blo...

 
 
 
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Level-5 isn't keen on a tablet only Layton game for Switch

Professor Layton is a god! The dude is calm under duress, always witty and willing to help those in need of obtuse puzzle solutions. He does it all and looks dapper while doing it. It seems, though, that Level-5 can't quite figure out how t...

 
 




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