Category Archives: Puzzle

Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers is a Thoroughly Entertaining Experience

Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers Tiny and Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers is a third-person action puzzle solving game, and an especially distinctive one at that. You use a laser to precisely cut through blocks to form stepping stones to get to … Continue reading

Exploring Stuff, Puzzle, Third-Person, Video Gaming

A Review of the Indie Royale “Back to School Bundle”

Indie Royale is a collection of indie games offered for a low price. That low price goes up the more people purchase it but goes down for others if you donate more than the minimum. If that sounds like a … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, Music, Platformer, Puzzle, Video Gaming

Alundra: The Best Zelda Clone You’ve Never Played

Alundra is what could have happened with the Zelda series had Nintendo kept their balls. It understands perfectly what makes for entertaining combat, dungeons, puzzles, and even plot (though it is certainly rife with clichés). It requires heavy thought and … Continue reading

Animu, Exploring Stuff, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Platformer, Puzzle, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

A (Very) Short History of Text Adventure Games

Text adventures (Also known as interactive fiction) were a product of the mid 1970s, beginning with William Crowther’s Adventure (Sometimes called Colossal Cave Adventure or ADVENT). Restricted by relatively primitive computer technology, on-screen graphics were not really feasible. The solution? … Continue reading

Adventure, Puzzle, Video Gaming

Quantum Conundrum and Qube: Two Good Games Inspired by Portal

Portal. Now that that’s out of the way, we can talk about these two first-person puzzle games starting with “QU” involving gloves. 2012’s Quantum Conundrum is the brainchild of Kim Swift, who previously worked on both Left 4 Dead games, … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, First-Person, Platformer, Puzzle, Video Gaming

Legacy of the Wizard

Legacy of the Wizard, known as Dragon Slayer 4: Drasle Family in Japan, is an early Metroidvania, a type of action/exploration game with an open-ended world (In this case, a tile-based huge labyrinthine dungeon) that can be explored in a … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, Music, Platformer, Puzzle, Video Gaming

A Review of the Indie Royale “June Bug Bundle”

Indie Royale is a collection of indie games offered for a low price. That low price goes up the more people purchase it but goes down for others if you donate more than the minimum. If that sounds like a copy … Continue reading

Puzzle, This isn't just a video game this is ART you wouldn't understand it you plebian filth, Video Gaming

The Punch-Out!! Series

The Punch-Out!! series (Yes, you’re supposed to include two exclamation marks) is a collection of puzzle games with the aesthetic of stylized boxing matches. In every game of the series, you play a scrawny underdog that is pitted against gargantuan … Continue reading

Fighting Games, Puzzle, Video Gaming

The Adventures of Lolo series

Adventures of Lolo (Known as Eggerland in most territories) is a series of puzzle games that originated on the MSX, a computer system primarily sold in Japan. Four games in the series were released in the United States: Three for … Continue reading

Puzzle, Video Gaming