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Review: Lunar Lander Beyond (Nintendo Switch)
5
3 months ago

Review: Lunar Lander Beyond (Nintendo Switch)

I play games to relax. I play games to feel smart, to feel a false sense of power, or to have a story told to me that makes me feel I’ve learned something. Lunar Lander Beyond is based around the premise that frustration and failure are valid recreational activities.
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Review: Berzerk: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)
5
6 months ago

Review: Berzerk: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)

An undisputed classic from the golden age of the arcades, Berzerk deserves better than this limp Recharged offering from Atari. When my 2600 cart offers more options and variety, I …
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Review: Quantum Recharged (Nintendo Switch)
6
9 months ago

Review: Quantum Recharged (Nintendo Switch)

If you aren’t familiar with Atari’s Quantum, no one will blame you; it certainly isn’t a very well known classic from the early Atari era. If you’re like me, you …
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Review: Akka Arrh (Nintendo Switch)
8
1 year ago

Review: Akka Arrh (Nintendo Switch)

It’s time to take a look at an old Atari title from the Switch perspective. Akka Arrh started as a cabinet arcade game in the ‘80s, but it didn’t fair well at the time. Is the revamped version poised to fair better on the Nintendo Switch?
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Review: Atari Mania (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
2 years ago

Review: Atari Mania (Nintendo Switch)

I absolutely love the concept behind Atari Mania. I’m a bit cooler on the execution, perhaps because I experienced many of these games first-hand, and can therefore see what they could have done with this concept. I’ll let you decide if I’m being fair.
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Review: Yars: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)
9
2 years ago

Review: Yars: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)

Finally, we got to talk about a game where you’re a space-faring dragonfly creature that shoots energy bullets and eats obstacles. What else could it be but Yars’ Revenge, reborn as Yars: Recharged?
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Review: Tempest 4000 (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 years ago

Review: Tempest 4000 (Nintendo Switch)

Get ready for some tube shooting action with Tempest 4000. How does this port of the 2018 game fare on the Nintendo Switch? Allow me to catch my breath and …
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Review: Breakout Recharged (Nintendo Switch)
4
2 years ago

Review: Breakout Recharged (Nintendo Switch)

Despite not growing up during the height of Atari 2600 age, I’ve always loved the game Breakout. There’s this addictive simplicity to the game that always made it such a …
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Review: Black Widow: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)
5
3 years ago

Review: Black Widow: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)

As a fan of twin-stick shooters, I have to give the original Black Widow some credit. I’ve played it on the Atari Flashback Classics collection for Switch, and while it …
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Review: Centipede: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)
7
3 years ago

Review: Centipede: Recharged (Nintendo Switch)

Centipede: Recharged is the latest in Atari’s Recharged series of games. Their earlier release, Missile Command: Recharged, wasn’t a favorite of mine, but for just $2.99, I kept my expectations …
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Review: Pong Quest (Nintendo Switch)
6
4 years 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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