Posts Tagged ‘majesco’

A Boy And His Blob Bouncing Onto PC

As magical childhood friends go, a wee alien blob which transforms into different objects when it eats jellybeans is a pretty good one. He’s the co-star of A Boy and His Blob [official site], WayForward’s re-imagining of ye olde A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia (cracking subtitle, that) from the NES in 1989. The adorable puzzle-platformer debuted on Wii back in 2009, and is only just making its way to PC now. All those jellybeans surely must slow one down. But come January 19th, it’ll be here.

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Bloody Ports: BloodRayne Betrayal Rising Next Week

That's blood all right

I remember when vampires were cool, before they were ruined by girls with their soft emotions and squishy bits. Vampires should wear uncomfortable amounts of PVC, have names like Sisters of Mercy song titles, pose moodily on rooftops, and kill loads of soldiers in slow-motion. Not, I don’t know, sparkle or something? They sparkle now, don’t they? And hold hands? And we’re supposed to want to hold hands and kiss too? Gross. YOUNG PEOPLE.

In a post-The Matrix, pre-Underworld time, Terminal Reality gave us a blade-slinging, leather-clad, half-vampire Nazi-hunter in the 3D hack ‘n’ slash BloodRayne, spawning two so-so games in the early noughties then a dire movie trilogy from Uwe Boll. Something something wordplay about the undead or whatever, after a seven-year break Rayne returned to games in BloodRayne Betrayal, a 2D stabby platformer for consoles. Which is now ported to PC, arriving next Wednesday.

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I’m As Rad As Hell: Double Dragon – Neon

But please do not high five me with a baseball bat.

Double Dragon: Neon appeared on consoles in 2012, riding a skateboard and juggling nunchakus while spraypainting ‘cowabunga’ onto an abandoned subway train. Now, a trailer plucked from a less bleak version of 1984 brings news that the co-op side-scrolling brawler will be arriving on Steam ‘soon’. The Blood Dragon of the Double Dragon franchise, Neon recognises the silliness of Billy and Jimmy’s adventures, takes a look in the mirror, and laughs long and hard at its own reflection.

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