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About Kirstie Summers

Kirstie Summers is a writer based in London, England, who takes every opportunity to blend her hobbies with her career. She has written about books, movies, art, and gaming. She has been a Nintendo fangirl for as long as she can remember and relishes any excuse to incorporate it into her work. Today, she games on Switch, PC and, until Pokémon comes to the Switch, the 3DS.
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Review: Mable and the Wood (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 days ago

Review: Mable and the Wood (Nintendo Switch)

For all its classic fantasy setting, Mable and the Wood twists the tropes of the Metroidvania genre from the first moment of the game.

You play as a small girl, …
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Review: Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
6 days ago

Review: Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Nintendo Switch)

Imported to the Switch in 2019, Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation has all the charm as the original did back when it was first released in 1988. If …
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Review: Paper Dolls Original (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
2 weeks ago

Review: Paper Dolls Original (Nintendo Switch)

Governmental policies restrict horror games from being published in China, but the creators of Paper Dolls Original went ahead and made a game anyway. That’s a move that demands respect.


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Review: Atomic Heist (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 weeks ago

Review: Atomic Heist (Nintendo Switch)

A simple game with a clear objective, Atomic Heist has all the right ingredients for a solid sci-fi roguelike.

You have to pilot a spaceship escaping a space station overrun …
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Review: Wreckin’ Ball Adventure (Nintendo Switch)
7
4 weeks ago

Review: Wreckin’ Ball Adventure (Nintendo Switch)

Wreckin’ Ball Adventure is not the easiest game to control, but that is sort of the point.

You play as a sentient robot wrecking ball on a bid for freedom …
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Review: Himno (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
4 weeks ago

Review: Himno (Nintendo Switch)

You’ll have to go a long way to find a 2D platformer less challenging than Himno. Himno is a roguelike in terms of its structure but that’s where the similarities …
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Review: Heave Ho (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
4 weeks ago

Review: Heave Ho (Nintendo Switch)

It’s not the kind of game that will linger in your memory for its moving story or detailed character but Heave Ho could fast become the staple of any social …
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Review: Never Give Up (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
1 month ago

Review: Never Give Up (Nintendo Switch)

The unique structure of Never Give Up is interesting to the point that you almost forget how brutally difficult the platformer is.

You play as an adorable blue person, woken …
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Review: Shadows 2: Perfidia (Nintendo Switch)
9
2 months ago

Review: Shadows 2: Perfidia (Nintendo Switch)

You are advised, when Shadows II Perfidia first loads, to play in the dark with headphones on for a fully immersive horror experience. This is definitely worth doing if you …
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Review: Wordsweeper by POWGI (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 months ago

Review: Wordsweeper by POWGI (Nintendo Switch)

A mash-up of two classic puzzles, Wordsweeper by POWGI feels familiar but is in fact an original and exclusive POWGI game. It combines crosswords with minesweeper to create a game …
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Review: Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 months ago

Review: Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition (Nintendo Switch)

With a suitably anarchic disregard for context, Zombie Driver plunges you immediately into the chaotic heart of a zombie apocalypse. You are trapped in a city that is close to …
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Review: Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
3 months ago

Review: Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity (Nintendo Switch)

For a game with such simple mechanics, Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity takes you through some genuinely emotional places.

You play as an engineer who fixes craft in the further reaches …
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Review: Etherborn (Nintendo Switch)
8
3 months ago

Review: Etherborn (Nintendo Switch)

A puzzle game set within an M C Escher world, Etherborn is an uncannily pretty game. The aesthetic is woven into every element of it, with soothing music and a …
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Review: Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets (Nintendo Switch)
7
3 months ago

Review: Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets (Nintendo Switch)

There is something special about the effort the creators of Professor Lupo and His Horrible Pets have put into creating puzzles that have the plot of the game woven so …
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Review: Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet (Nintendo Switch)
9
3 months ago

Review: Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet (Nintendo Switch)

When its Kickstarter campaign ran in 2013, Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet raised £5,000 more than its target. Now, as well as being available on Steam, the much-beloved point-and-click pirate …
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Review: We. the Revolution (Nintendo Switch)
8
4 months ago

Review: We. the Revolution (Nintendo Switch)

We. the Revolution is set in late 18th century France in the violent heart of the revolution.

You play as a judge, a man of wealth and power who is …
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Review: Word Wheel by POWGI (Nintendo Switch)
7
4 months ago

Review: Word Wheel by POWGI (Nintendo Switch)

As is often the case with puzzle games, Word Wheel by POWGI is incredibly simple and yet very addictive.

If you’ve ever played a Word Wheel game on an app …
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Review: Chicken Rider (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
4 months ago

Review: Chicken Rider (Nintendo Switch)

A passing glance at Chicken Rider will tell you basically all you need to know about it. It is bright and colourful, with a bizarre premise that only gets weirder …
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