The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and the Turtles keep getting updated with new looks and voices to follow the new trends in pop culture over the years. There have been many TMNT games including one of the all-time greats, Turtles in Time, but overall games following the ‘heroes in a half shell’ have been less than stellar. With TMNT: Out of the Shadows, developer Red Fly Studio hoped to re-invent the Turtle fighting games and bring the heroes back with a bang. Unfortunately while there’s some solid fun to
One Piece is an anime about larger than life characters. From the Straw Hat Pirates to Admiral Akainu, there isn’t a shortage of interesting characters. This seems like the perfect formula for a Musou game, watching as devastating attacks fill the screen. One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 starts off with all the Straw Hat pirates except Luffy and Nami inhaling a strange black mist that causes them to turn on each other. While a terribly a weak plot line, it sets the stage for the ultimate fan service game. Characters from all factions seem to be playable including some that
If you’ve been waiting for a reason to buy a Wii U, your wait will soon be over. Super Mario 3D World brings together many of the best aspects of the 2D and 3D Mario franchises and adds a much-needed 4-player multiplayer feature to create the plump plumber’s most solid platforming experience to date. Players can control one of four characters in Super Mario 3D World- Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or a blue Toad. Similar to 1988’s Super Mario Bros. 2, each character plays slightly different for a subtle gameplay change depending on your choice. Mario moves at an average
After a few less than stellar outings, the Blue Blur is poised yet again to return to his former glory in the upcoming action platformer Sonic Lost World on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Combining the speed of classic 2D Sonic titles with the glorious 3D worlds of the Super Mario Galaxy series, Sonic Lost World looked to have all the tools needed to make this game a must-have holiday release. From what I got to play though, those glory days are still unfortunately best left as memories from Saturday mornings long past. It was obvious at the beginning
An 80′s inspired show deserves an 80′s inspired game. That’s just what WayForward and D3 Publisher deliver with Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land. After being sucked into a video game Mordecai and Rigby must fight their way through four 8-bit worlds. Facing peril after peril the two must combine their unique abilities to overcome the challenges in front of them. Familiar characters and that Regular Show sense of humor surely will make 8-bit Land a fan favorite. Combining platforming, side-scrolling space shooter, and top-down shooter Regular Show achieves its target level of nostalgia. Regular Show: Mordecai and
There are now only two words in fighting games. They aren’t Street Fighter. Nor are they Mortal Kombat. No, the only two words you need are Dive and Kick. Divekick distills the fighting game genre down to a base element: the diving kick. Simultaneously parody and nuanced skill based fighter. Iron Galaxy has crafted some deceptive simplicity in Divekick’s two button control scheme; how hard can a game be if it doesn’t even use any directional controls? Psych-outs, spacing, and timing are the keys to victory with any of the 13 unique playable characters.
Splash Damage and Nexon brought their new free to play first person shooter to the show floor this year. In what has to be the biggest booth ever for a pre-alpha build Extraction (formerly Dirty Bomb) enters the realm of class warfare. The single game type and map available showed off fast paced run and gun gameplay and the class based teamwork that is the core of Extraction. Five character classes are on offer: heavy weapons, support, medic, engineer, and sniper. Each class has his or her own special ability and/or piece of equipment. The heavy has a concussion grenade
The idea of a match three puzzle game is old. Some would say it’s a stale dying genre. whether or not this is a correct assessment is really a matter of personal opinion. Either way, it’s nice to see that someone out there still cares enough to push this type of game forward with a new additions to the old concept. Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! Is a match three action puzzler. A match three with a twist. Rather than the standard format of three in a row or three in a column, Big Fish Games has the player harnessing the destructive