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Infendo Review – Red Game Without a Great Name (Switch)

A small but admittedly pretty game, Red Game Without a Great Name is a pretty straightforward affair; You play as a little mechanical bird who has to deliver mail. The bird travels forwards automatically, and you tap it on the touchscreen and drag to a point where you want it to teleport. After you let go, the bird will poof to the new location and continue moving. Throughout the game, you’l...

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Review

Dragons and Mermen and Mice, Oh My! Based on my observations, there are essentially three types of remakes. The first is often called a reimagining, in which the original property is taken as a jumping off point into a completely new, yet familiar experience. The second is known as an enhanced remake. These take the original material and alter it in an attempt to improve it and fix the rough spots...

Infendo Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

What started out to me as a beautiful old-school slog turned into a fun and cleverly designed and unceasingly charming adventure after I learned how to play it properly. Once I did, my feelings changed from indifference to pure enjoyment. Playing on easy mode took about six hours and provided sufficient challenge for me, but if you’re looking for difficulty, there are two higher settings to test y...

Nugget of Wisdom: A Chicken Wiggle Review

At $14.99, for all the content it offers both online and offline, Chicken Wiggle is a steal, and a must have for any 3DS owner, new or lapsed. While I personally find the level editor overwhelming, there is a large community who evidently does not, and they are continuously creating new levels that are free to download.

Nugget of Wisdom: A Chicken Wiggle Review

By Steve Peacock There are a few developers I follow very closely. Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight) and Gajin Games (Bit.Trip series) are two of the three that come to mind right off the bat. The one we are going to focus on today, Atooi, founded by Jools Watsham, is another of those devs. He is best known for Mutant Mudds, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and Xeodrifter. He is one of those devs that...

Enough Is Enough: Make Classic Nintendo Titles Free for Switch Owners

Confession time: Sometimes I like to lurk through unfinished Infendo articles from years ago just for kicks. I found one by an apparently ex-Infendo writer named Michael titled “Should Super Mario Bros. Be Free to Play”. While the article wasn’t actually about making old Nintendo games free, it did get me thinking: Isn’t it about time we make the oldest titles part of a pac...

Mining for a Crafty Review

Minecraft Switch Edition By Steve Peacock Wow! For the better part of two weeks I’ve been saying I was going to get this review written. The funny thing about game reviews is how when the game is good, it is really difficult to put the game down long enough to write the review. With a game as old as Minecraft, I don’t feel like it needs much of an introduction. You can get that from a quick Google...

Mining for a Crafty Review

So, given the limitations of the game on this console versus the amount of time I have already spent playing the game, I would have to give the game a 4 out of 5 for an overall rating. Barring some small, acceptable limitations for the hardware, this is the DEFINITIVE VERSION of the game, and likely the last one I will feel the need to buy. Unless, of course, the “New” Switch U is not backwards co...

Infendo Review: Brick Race (New 3DS)

Imagine if someone hacked a game of Tetris and turned it into a top down racing game, and you have Brick Race. Actually, it’s more like a top down object dodging game than an actual race. Let me explain. Start with, as I said before, a Tetris board. At the bottom of the board is a collection of blocks that vaguely resemble a race car. You can move this car left or right on the grid in order ...

Trailer for Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 released

Many may remember Azure Striker Gunvolt as the game that came with a free game once upon a time. When the original game was launched in 2014, players received the 8-bit spin-off game, Mighty Gunvolt for free. While both games were good, I found Mighty Gunvolt to be the real winner of the bunch. Fast forward two years and here we are again with Azure Striker Gunvolt 2. No word as of yet from Inti C...

Pikmin Short Movies: 3D vs HD

Nintendo has a habit of making demos or even full games available after Nintendo Direct streams. Wednesday’s broadcast was no exception. Right after the Direct came to a conclusion, players could go to the 3DS or Wii U eShop to purchase a unique set of short movies staring Pikmin for $4.99 each. Famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto explained his desire to make his tiny creations come to life...

Press Start: September’s Kickstarter Showcase

  Welcome to Press Start, our monthly Kickstarter showcase. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a global crowdfunding platform, allowing people to donate to projects of many different kinds. Kickstarter is a brilliant tool for indie game developers, and has led to many excellent games coming into existence, with the financial backing of everyday people like you and me. Games l...