2D platformer Articles


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Is Damsel Worth Playing?

Great 2D platformers blend smooth, fluid gameplay with challenging level design. When development teams find the right balance of the two, we get the best controlling games on the market…

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Battle Chef Brigade

Battle Chef Brigade combines combo-based sidescrolling combat with puzzle mechanics to give players a game that will make you feel like you’re in a fantasy version of Iron Chef. Use…

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A Talk With The Developers Behind The New Bubsy

Earlier this year, I had a chance to talk with some of the developers behind the upcoming Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. Those folks are Black Forest Games, who previously had…

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Metroid: Samus Returns Review – In Her Prime

Samus Aran has been in retirement. It’s not only been seven years since her last major game (the controversial Metroid: Other M) but also nearly twice as long since her…

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Salt and Sanctuary Review – Born of Souls

I’ve been reviewing Salt and Sanctuary for the Playstation Vita for a while. Those who read my First Impressions will know that I stopped playing for about a month because of bugs and…

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Blaster Master Zero 1.2 Update Adds Destroyer and EX Character Modes

On May 3 developer Inti Creates released the 1.2 update for Blaster Master Zero which added two new modes to the game: Destroyer and EX Character. Destroyer mode is basically an…

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A Rose in the Twilight Review – Creepy, Cute, Captivating

A Rose in the Twilight is the latest by Nippon Ichi Software the developers behind The Firefly Diary and Yomawari: Night Alone. Keeping to their unique, creepy and cute art style, A Rose in…

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Lizardcube and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Developer Interview

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap sets a precedent for remakes. While the 1989 Sega Master system title manages to hold up itself with a semi-linear world, great enemy variety, and…

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Salt and Sanctuary Vita Impressions – Boss Beat em Up

With Salt and Sanctuary’s initial release for Playstation 4 coming last year, when playing through the latest port of the game on Playstation Vita I wanted to skip first impressions and head…

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Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Coming to Nintendo Switch

Yacht Club Games have revealed a few things that they have planned for Shovel Knight in 2017. Firstly, the game and its expansions will be coming to the Nintendo Switch,…