Category Archives: Platformer

Rogue Legacy: Tolerable

Rogue Legacy: Tolerable This is Rogue Legacy, not the 1980 game Rogue. Sorry, Mike Ricca! Hope your controller works ok. Rogue Legacy is a 2013 2D platformer Metroidvania quasi-roguelike mish-mash of a game by Cellar Door Games. (1) It has … Continue reading

Exploring Stuff, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, Platformer, Roguelike, Video Gaming

Sonic: After the Sequel

Sonic: After the Sequel is a free fanmade PC game that uses art assets from existing Sonic the Hedgehog games in combination with new art to create a series of original levels. It is a two-dimensional platformer like the Genesis/Mega … Continue reading

Platformer, Video Gaming

The 10 Best Retsupuraes

The 10 Best Retsupuraes In 2007, Something Awful Forums user Slowbeef created the “Let’s Play“, a video (or a series of images with text) in which someone plays a video game and comments for the enjoyment of others. The idea … Continue reading

Adventure, Animu, Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Fighting Games, Insanity, Platformer, Third-Person, Video Gaming

Bionic Commando for the NES Owns Hard

Bionic Commando is a 1988 NES game by Capcom. It is a sorta-port sorta-sequel to the arcade game of the same name. It differs from the original in many aspects. The arcade Bionic Commando is a straightforward quarter-munching action game, … Continue reading

Metroidvania, Platformer, Video Gaming

Indie Games That Don’t Suck: Alter Ego

Indie Games That Don’t Suck: Alter Ego Alter Ego. No, it’s not the 1986 text adventure game of the same name. It’s a 2011 puzzle platformer that involves the player controlling a stickman, his opposing ghost, and frequently switching places … Continue reading

Indie Games That Don't Suck, Platformer, Video Gaming

A Review of the Indie Royale “Debut Bundle”

You know the drill. Go to Indie Royale in the next three days, buy cheap rad games, support poor struggling game developers. Then keep going back for more because their service is great. Here’s my look at the most recent … Continue reading

Adventure, Horror, Platformer, Puzzle, Shmups, Tower Defense, Video Gaming

A Review of the Indie Royale “Mash Bundle”

A Review of the Indie Royale “Mash Bundle” I love these little indie bundles. There’s like ten different ones and they keep having new packages every couple of weeks. Thanks to inflation and joining forces with Steam, video games are … Continue reading

Adventure, Beat-Em-Up, Online Gaming, Platformer, Shmups, Strategy, Video Gaming

Spelunky Owns.

Spelunky Owns. Spelunky, like The Binding of Isaac, isn’t a Roguelike, but it adapts so many elements from that genre that the appellation is understandable. It’s hard, its levels randomly-generated, it has permadeath. But it’s not a turn-based dungeon crawler; … Continue reading

Platformer, Roguelike, Video Gaming

Megaman: Day in the Limelight 2 is Even Better

Megaman: Day in the Limelight 2 is Even Better Megaman: Day in the Limelight is an excellent fan game and well worth your time. It incorporated everything enjoyable about the Mega Man series in a fashion superior to many of … Continue reading

Platformer, Video Gaming

Megaman: Day in the Limelight — ROM Hacks Done Right

Megaman: Day in the Limelight — ROM Hacks Done Right What makes a good ROM hack? The answer is probably the same as the answer to “what makes a good video game sequel?” Remove the things that hold it back, … Continue reading

Platformer, Video Gaming