Skylanders SWAP-Force Review – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, PS4, Xbox One

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Skylanders is a series that has grown massively over the past few years. Originating as a simple reboot for the Spyro series using toys grew into a massive success for Activison & Toys For Bob. But the series had the helping hand of Vicarious Visions, producing a mobile light-gun style game for the franchise. When the series went for yearly releases, Toys For Bob asked Vicarious Visions to make an original Skylanders game for consoles. This birthed SWAP-Force, being a … Read More

Shovel Knight Review – Wii U, 3DS, PS3, PS4, XB1, PC, PS Vita

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2D platformers are a genre of gaming many love and continue to enjoy. They blend a number of mechanics into creating unique and fun experiences, originating from established core foundations. Jumping and shooting with Mega Man, bouncing around on a cane in Ducktales and jumping around with Super Mario; these three games are classics many love today. But what happens when you combined them together? Say hello to Shovel Knight, the successful Kickstater project from Yacht Club Games that continues … Read More

Sonic Advance 3 Review – Game Boy Advance

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This is the final platforming title for the Sonic series on the Game Boy Advance and it is in many ways, the Sonic 3&K for the Advance series. The highest stakes for the story, large cast of playable characters and it also re-introduces the Tag Mechanic that Knuckles Chaotix featured. With the Nintendo DS on the horizon around the time this was released, many were looking toward the DS for Sonic’s future. But does Advance 3 close out the Blue … Read More

Sonic Rush Review – Nintendo DS

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Sonic Rush released during the ‘Dark Age’ of Sonic, the same year Shadow the Hedgehog came out. After the release of Sonic Advance 3, Dimps moved on to the Nintendo DS, producing the next game in the portable Sonic series. Sonic Rush is the logical evolution of the Advance series, with it’s introduction of the Sonic Boost as a core gameplay mechanic. This later rippled into the console games and became a mainstay mechanic for the Blue Blur. Does this … Read More

Sonic Advance 2 Review – Game Boy Advance

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This game is the sequel to Sonic Advance and it changes a lot from the original. Having a focus on speed rather than platforming and containing more linear level design, we have a very different 2D adventure. This feels more like a ‘transition’ game between Classic Sonic-style gameplay and the 2D Boost Formula created with later Sonic games. With that in mind, Sonic Advance 2 blends classic 2D Sonic level design with a focus on speed evolving the core 2D … Read More

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Review – SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive

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Sonic the Hedgehog on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive is one of the most iconic games in the industry, as it helped SEGA find footing in the console space against Nintendo’s SNES back in the early 90’s. Sonic is still around today but he had humble origins with his very first adventure. Sonic was made to be anti-Mario and was built to have speed-focused level designs. It resulted in one of the most iconic gaming characters being created and many love … Read More

Sonic Advance Review – Game Boy Advance

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Sonic Advance is a huge game despite it’s small nature. It is not only Sonic’s first 2D adventure post SEGA’s departure of making consoles but one of the very first Sonic games to grace a Nintendo console. With high expectations, SEGA got Sonic Team & Dimps to produce a new 2D Sonic for the Game Boy Advance. With this new hardware at the time, can SEGA prove that the GBA can handle a little blast processing?

Sonic Battle Review – Game Boy Advance

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Sonic got a few spin-offs on the GBA outside of Sonic Advance Trilogy; Sonic Battle was developed by Sonic Team and it is a sudo-3D brawler for the platform. The series entered the fight game genre in the past with Sonic The Fighters but with the jump to the GBA, Sonic Team went in a more Smashing direction for Sonic Fighters. With a story mode, multiplayer support and custom-character movesets, does this game age well and offer fun brawling combat? Lets find … Read More

Sonic Lost World 3DS Review

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The Blue Blur was on a good run from 2010 through 2012 with games that were both commercially and critically successful, rebuilding the series brand. But SEGA wanted to try out a new formula, so they let Sonic Team experiment with the 3D formula they nailed down with Sonic Colors & Generations. Say hello to Sonic Lost World, blending the series 3D platforming from the Adventure days with level designs/ideas that might be inspired by the red plumber’s tour through … Read More

Mario Kart 7 Review – Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo is infamous for producing the Mario Kart series over the years and many love the franchise to this day. Offering fun racing action for the entire family that sometimes can make you want to toss the controller at the wall (curse you blue shell!) but you still come back to for one more round. It is a legacy series for Nintendo and many systems get one Mario Kart per generation. Early in the 3DS’s life cycle, we saw the … Read More