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About Kirk Hiner

Raised on Intellivision and Star Frontiers, I've been a gamer since I was old enough to say, "There's nothing on TV." There's still nothing on TV so I'm still playing games, and I likely will be until I'm able to retire to Wuhu Island.
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Space Invaders Invincible Collection
7 months ago

Space Invaders Invincible Collection

It may not include a 7″ single for Uncle Vic’s Space Invaders, but TAITO and Strictly Limited Games’ Space Invaders Invincible Collection will be bringing just about everything else to the Nintendo Switch on Sunday, June 28th.
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Review: Railway Empire (Nintendo Switch)
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7 months ago

Review: Railway Empire (Nintendo Switch)

Railway Empire for Nintendo Switch has little interest in whether you want to play it. There’s a good sim/management game here, I just get the feeling it was developed by train aficionados who don’t want you in their club unless you’re perfectly in sync with their rules.
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Review: Arcade Archives: Sunset Riders (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
7 months ago

Review: Arcade Archives: Sunset Riders (Nintendo Switch)

Originally released in 1991, Sunset Riders is a side-scrolling action game that allows up to four players to ride, shoot, and booze their way across the wild west. And like many old westerns, it holds up very well.
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Review: Knight Squad (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
7 months ago

Review: Knight Squad (Nintendo Switch)

Honestly? I haven’t been happy with Super Mario Party for quite some time. This saddens me because I enjoy playing party games with my family. Can a third-party game such as Knight Squad fill that void?
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Star Wars Episode 1: Racer gets new release date
7 months ago

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer gets new release date

Fans who have been following the progress of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer on Nintendo Switch can officially restart the countdown. Aspyr has announced the new release date today via Twitter.
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Review: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)
9.5
8 months ago

Review: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is just that. We all know how it took nearly two years and a massive fan campaign to get its initial U.S. release, and yet here we are—10 years later—looking at the third version of the game. Is it worth another quest across the Bionis on Nintendo Switch?
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Review: mClassic game console graphics processor
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8 months ago

Review: mClassic game console graphics processor

By  •  Reviews, Wii, Wii U

If you’re a Nintendo gamer of any duration, you’ve surely come to accept that we’ll always lag behind the other consoles graphically. And yet if there was a way to make the Nintendo graphics just a tick better, would you try it out? That’s what Marseille is hoping with their mClassic graphics processor.
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Banner of the Maid unfurled for Nintendo Switch
8 months ago

Banner of the Maid unfurled for Nintendo Switch

If, like me, you’ve ever watched Les Miserables and thought, “You know, this would be a lot better with fewer songs and more turn-based battles,” then you’ll be pleased to hear that CE-Asia and Azure Flame Studio are bringing Banner of the Maid to Nintendo Switch in 2020.
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Umihara Kawase Bazooka! is getting physical
8 months ago

Umihara Kawase Bazooka! is getting physical

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is a fast-paced action game featuring 22 iconic characters from Japanese cult games, and the Nintendo Switch is getting three “fast-paced physical editions” from ININ Games.
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Review: Red Wings: Aces of the Sky (Nintendo Switch)
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8 months ago

Review: Red Wings: Aces of the Sky (Nintendo Switch)

Red Wings: Aces of the Sky takes us back to WWI in which you either play alongside the Red Baron or as a guy looking to finally end his spree. Should you join up? That depends upon just how loyal you are to arcade aerial combat.
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Review: Pong Quest (Nintendo Switch)
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8 months ago

Review: Pong Quest (Nintendo Switch)

Pong Quest is a clever, valiant run at modernizing 1972’s Pong, aided by solid controls and some decent multiplayer life. But it’s still just Pong, and the game is at its best when they help you forget that.
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Red Wings: Aces of the Sky landing on Nintendo Switch in May
9 months ago

Red Wings: Aces of the Sky landing on Nintendo Switch in May

There’s just something about WWI-era aerial combat that makes for quality gaming. I loved it in the arcade in the ’80s, and I loved it on my Mac LC II in the ’90s. On May 21st, I’ll get to love it in the ’20s. That’s when publisher All in! Games will release Red Wings: Aces of the Sky for Nintendo Switch.
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Review: Spirit of the North (Nintendo Switch)
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9 months ago

Review: Spirit of the North (Nintendo Switch)

Spirit of the North is the type of adventure game in which you could get lost. In parts, that’s by design, but in other parts, it’s by accident. This creates a somewhat disjointed experience. But who knows? Maybe that’s just the way it is for a fox.
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Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia demo, preorders now available
9 months ago

Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia demo, preorders now available

Happinet’s fantasy/strategy RPG Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia won’t arrive on Nintendo Switch until 25th, but the developers would like for you get a head-start on the game’s “…hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay…”
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SNK Gals’ Fighters ready to spar this weekend
9 months ago

SNK Gals’ Fighters ready to spar this weekend

Retro gamers (especially those of the NEOGEO variety) better prepare for a brawl; SNK GALS’ FIGHTERS—a 2D fighter from 2000—has been released for the Nintendo Switch. Can you obtain the K Talisman?
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Maid of Sker to scare Switch players in October
9 months ago

Maid of Sker to scare Switch players in October

I’ve been to Wales twice. It’s my second favorite place on Earth (behind only Cedar Point). But that’s maybe just because I didn’t have to stay at the Hotel Sker while I was visiting.
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Review: Miles & Kilo (Nintendo 3DS)
7.5
9 months ago

Review: Miles & Kilo (Nintendo 3DS)

By  •  Reviews, 3DS

Miles & Kilo was originally released for mobile devices in 2017. It hit the Switch in 2018, and now can be played in glorious 3D! And you know what? I’m fine with that. It helps that the 3D implementation adds to the game’s retro charm, and Miles & Kilo is all about the retro charm.
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Review: Dread Nautical (Nintendo Switch)
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9 months ago

Review: Dread Nautical (Nintendo Switch)

Dread Nautical is a turn-based horror game with rogue-like elements set aboard a cruise liner called the Hope. Originally released for Apple Arcade, Zen Studios has now added the Nintendo Switch to its ports of call. Should you book a cabin?
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