Episode #1248 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. With Halloween just a few days away, Adam Wallace digs into Resident Evil: Gaiden on Game Boy Color. Do the scares still work on the small screen? Find out when you read Adam's full review of Resident Evil: Gaiden.
Episode #1247 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. Today we see Adam Wallace review the spiritual successor to Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Ghouls Patrol. How does this follow-up compare to the much-loved original? Find out now when you read Adam's full review of Ghoul Patrol.
Episode #1084 - Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon is a slight game that executes its simple premise to near perfection. The game itself is a bit ghoulish and some may grow tired of weaving webs, but I found the gameplay to be addictive and even enjoyed going for the high scores in each stage. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but maybe the world needs more games starring spiders.
Episode #1246 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. Today we see Adam Wallace dive into the Universal cinematic monster universe with a review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on Sega CD. Grab your pitchforks and torches, because this game sucks. Find out just how bad it is when you read Adam's review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Episode #1245 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. Today we see Adam Wallace take on Decap Attack for the Sega Genesis. This is an admittedly goofy concept that probably shouldn't work. Does it? Find out now when you read Adam's full review of Decap Attack.
Episode #1244 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. Today we see Adam Wallace fight off one very angry alien in Predator 2 on the Sega Master System. Is it possible that the game is better than the movie? Find out now when you read Adam's full review of Predator 2.
Episode #1243 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. Today we see Adam Wallace rip apart A Nightmare on Elm Street on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Is this a unfairly maligned classic? Find out when you read Adam's full review of A Nightmare on Elm Street on NES.
Episode #1083 - Manual Samuel has one of those promising setups that could never fail. But never say never, because Curve's newest game bungles the killer conceit every step of the way. The purposely difficult controls don't make the game funnier, it just makes every situation more frustrating. This would have been a little easier to swallow if the jokes weren't corny and they actually gave us likable characters. But this is an adventure where the two worst people in the underworld are forced to hang out. By the end, I hoped Samuel would stay dead.
Episode #1242 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. Today we see Adam Wallace dig into Gremlins on the Atari 5200. How does this 1984 action game compare to the movie? Find out when you read Adam's full review of Gremlins.
Episode #1082 - While not always intuitive or accessible, I had no trouble getting sucked into the world building of Reus. It's the kind of game where I would learn a valuable lesson every time, making me want to immediately jump back into a new era. I also love the look and style, especially when it comes to some of the violence and destruction late in the game. Reus is a stark reminder that consoles need more God games.
Episode #1241 - Count down to the spookiest time of the year with the 13 Days of Horror. Adam Wallace kicks things off with a look at Haunted House on the Atari 2600. How does this 1982 adventure game hold up? Find out when you read his review of Haunted House.
Episode #1081 - Despite the high price point, I found a lot to like in this Rock Band 4 expansion pack. It makes a lot of smart changes that give me new reasons to play the hundreds of songs I've been collecting since 2007. What's more, the game finally pushes the series forward and makes Rock Band social again. Now all that's missing is the online multiplayer, which is just around the corner. It only took a year and an expensive expansion pack, but Rock Band 4 finally feels like a proper sequel.
Episode #1080 - From the unbalanced weapons to the repetitive enemies to the lackluster level designs, there's a lot about Ironguard that took me out of the experience. It's not even that challenging, especially after you've memorized the enemy placement in each room. This is yet another familiar outing that doesn't do much to break new ground. You're better off playing Tower of Guns while you wait for somebody to actually do something innovative with this genre.
Episode #56 - Halloween is nearly upon us, which can only mean one thing: It's time to talk about the creepiest, scariest and most horrific video games ever committed to cartridge. To get you in the mood, Adam Wallace will be reviewing a frightening selection of old school horror games. The Unholy 13 kicks off on Wednesday, October 19th, and will run all the way through Halloween day.
Episode #1079 - Despite solid gameplay and a fun retro theme, Mantis Burn Racing suffers due to an overlong single-player campaign and a shocking lack of content. With only a few tracks to race, this racing game quickly grows repetitive. VooFoo Studios is on the right track, but their newest game never quite comes together.
Episode #19 - This is Infinite Minigolf, the brand new game from Zen Studios. It's a cartoony putt putt golf game that gives you power-ups and an endless selection of random courses. It recently hit Steam Early Access and I know you have a lot of questions, so let's crib this.
Episode #1077 - Thoth probably won't win over those who aren't into dual-stick shooters, but fans of the genre will find a fun little action game with a handful of inventive twists on the formula. I like the simple look, the electronic soundtrack and the way it will play with the rules from one stage to the next. If this is the direction Carlsen Games is headed, then I can't wait to see what comes next.
Episode #1078 - While it's not especially original and some of the cliches feel outdated, Syndrome does an excellent job reminding me of what I liked about survival horror. There are some genuinely effective scares to be found on this abandoned ship, and the first few hours are downright unnerving. If you're pining for a survival horror game on Resident Evil's 20th anniversary, then Syndrome is about the closest you'll get in 2016.
Episode #1076 - Fans of stealth action games will find an engaging story and cool character in Aragami. Sadly, they'll also find a lot of recycled ideas and a horrendous frame rate. But those who can get beyond some of the execution problems will find a compelling adventure with a lot of fun levels to explore. It's a little sloppy, but that's usually the case when you're summoning evil spirits to kill your foes.
Episode #18 - This is Paladin, the brand new release from Pumpkin Games. It's a 2D shoot-em-up that takes a lot of influence from the classic arcade games of the 1980s. It's currently available via itch.io and the Humble Store, and is headed to Steam and Xbox One in the near future. I know you have a lot of questions about this brand new shooter, so let's crib this.