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Posts tagged “JoyMasher”

Blazing Chrome is the Contra successor we need right now

Somehow, I've been writing here for over a year and haven't said a word about run n' gun shooter Blazing Chrome - something I'm rectifying now, thanks to developers JoyMasher releasing some new footage of their upcoming game. It is utterly, unapologetically a tribute to Konami's classic Contra series - specifically to my favourite; Contra Hard Corps on the Mega Drive/Genesis. That means constant swarms…

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Feature: An alternate '80s platformer

Have You Played… Odallus: The Dark Call?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. If you remember a time when character sprites took up what seemed like half of your screen real estate, and action was solid and punchy, Odallus: The Dark Call [official site] will feel like going home, to a simpler place. The first game…

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Odallus: The Dark Call Gets Blood Boiling Veteran Mode

If you're into bastard-hard 2D retro platformers, you may have enjoyed Odallus: The Dark Call [official site] earlier this year. Against the waves of pseudo-old school throwbacks that have spawned over the last few years, Odallus not only captures the late 80s/early 90s ala mode Castlevania-esque aesthetic with aplomb, it backs it up with genuine challenge, solid platforming and thoughtful AI. If you missed it…

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Older Than Old-Skool – Odallus: The Dark Call

What wonderful gems there are hidden in the bowels of the RPS hivemind/CMS. Just behind the mechanism that pumps melted down Generation One Transformers into Alec to keep him awake¬†for the 763rd day in a row, nestled in a nook of the great million monitor machine from which Alice observes all of human civilisation with a slight, knowing smile I found the cassette tape containing…

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