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Review: ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
1 month ago

Review: ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II (Nintendo Switch)

Another retro SNK title has arrived on the Nintendo Switch eShop, thanks to the folks at HAMSTER. First released in 1991 for the Neo Geo, Alpha Mission II is the sequel to the popular …
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Review: Cave Story + (Nintendo Switch)
9
1 month ago

Review: Cave Story + (Nintendo Switch)

Let me get this out of the way – I really like this game. Maybe even love it. It’s fun, it’s easy to pick up and play. It’s got those …
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Review: Booty Diver (Wii U eShop)
5
1 month ago

Review: Booty Diver (Wii U eShop)

From its humble origins as an Atari like project, to its end result resembling a first generation NES game, Booty Diver channels a retro feel. As an older gamer, I …
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Review: ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP (Nintendo Switch)
6
1 month ago

Review: ACA NEOGEO OVER TOP (Nintendo Switch)

This review was written by PN contributor, Heath M Shusterman-Zimmerman

Over Top is a racing game with a bird’s eye view. Players are racing against three other A.I controlled cars. …
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Review: ACA NEOGEO Waku Waku 7 (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 months ago

Review: ACA NEOGEO Waku Waku 7 (Nintendo Switch)

By  •  Reviews, Switch

In the year 1996, cabinet arcade games were abundant, littering convenience stores, bowling alleys, and Chuck E Cheese knock-offs around the world. In fighting games such as Waku Waku 7, …
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Review: ARMS (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: ARMS (Nintendo Switch)

(Reviewer’s Note: If you’re interested in the different play-style’s of each character in the game, be sure to check out our preview article here.)

When Nintendo first unveiled Splatoon back …
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Review: ACA NEOGEO Samurai Shodown IV (Nintendo Switch)
9
2 months ago

Review: ACA NEOGEO Samurai Shodown IV (Nintendo Switch)

I was never a huge fighting game fan growing up but I always enjoyed the occasional game of Street Fighter II Turbo on the SNES.  I also played several …
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Review: Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 months ago

Review: Disgaea 5 Complete (Nintendo Switch)

Where do you start with a game like Disgaea 5 Complete? The Disgaea series takes a sprinkling of Fire Emblem-like strategy elements and adds a bizarre world full of anime …
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Review: ACA NEOGEO NAM-1975 (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
2 months ago

Review: ACA NEOGEO NAM-1975 (Nintendo Switch)

NAM-1975 is an action game with shoot-em-up elements, and it holds the honor of being among the first titles to be released on the NEOGEO arcade system. As part of …
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Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 months ago

Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris (Nintendo Switch)

This has to be the most straightforward title I have ever reviewed. It has Puyos, it has Tetriminos. More importantly, it has Puyos and Tetriminos at the same time. If …
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Review: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo 3DS)
7
2 months ago

Review: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Nintendo 3DS)

The newest entry in the long-running series, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is sure to prove popular with many 3DS gamers. Its predecessors had a strong reception on the …
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Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
2 months ago

Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Nintendo Switch)

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap was first released in 1989 on the SEGA Master System. In today’s generation of gamers, it’s hard to get some people to understand the magic of older …
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Review: ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES PERFECT (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
3 months ago

Review: ACA NEOGEO WORLD HEROES PERFECT (Nintendo Switch)

This review was written by PN contributor, Heath M Shusterman-Zimmerman

Upon given the chance to review World Heroes Perfect I did a small amount of research. I found out the characters …
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Review: LEGO City Undercover (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
3 months ago

Review: LEGO City Undercover (Nintendo Switch)

LEGO City Undercover is a unique game in the ecosystem of LEGO video games. Unlike those licensed titles we’ve come to know and love, LEGO City Undercover boasts an original …
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Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)
9
3 months ago

Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)

Mario Kart 8 is one of my favorite games on the Wii U, in fact it’s probably one of the best Mario Kart games ever made. With it’s fancy graphics and addictively …
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Review: TumbleSeed (Nintendo Switch)
7
3 months ago

Review: TumbleSeed (Nintendo Switch)

One of the great things about video games is that you can take just about any bizarre concept that you can imagine, and so long as the mechanics of …
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Review: Kamiko (Nintendo Switch)
8
3 months ago

Review: Kamiko (Nintendo Switch)

Skipmore is no stranger to sprite, retro-style games with games like Fairune and Fairune 2. With the Switch, Skipmore has brought out the arcade-style adventure game, Kamiko. Kamiko is a …
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Review: Dragon Quest VIII (Nintendo 3DS)
6
3 months ago

Review: Dragon Quest VIII (Nintendo 3DS)

A kingdom in peril

In PN’s review of Dragon Quest VII, Matt Paxton started off by saying it was “a long game, and I mean long.” Unsurprisingly, that quote …
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