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Animal Well Review: Food Chain

Platform(s): PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 Genre: Metroidvania, Search Action, retro If this new Metroidvania is any indication of the future of video game publishing, bring in more legacy YouTubers taking big chances then! From Bigmode Games (the small-time game publishing company of Jason "videogamedunkey" Gastrow) comes Animal Well, ...

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Holo X Break Guide: How To Win In This VTuber-Filled 2D Beat-Em-Up

Holo X Break is the latest free game featuring Hololive VTubers. In it, you pick one of the four VTubers -Polka, Botan, Lamy, Nene- as they beat up all sorts of bad guys wearing X masks, as well as enemy VTubers as bosses. It's a 2D pixel art game with a roguelite feel to it; you level up your character slowly and gain new skills as a result, and t...

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Pepper Grinder Review: Top Spin

Platform(s): PC (version reviewed), Nintendo Switch Genre: 2D action platformer with a drill There is nothing more masterful and beautiful than witnessing a perfect video game speedrun, much less performing it after much trial and error, and loads of practice. Pepper Grinder, the latest 2D pixel graphics action game from publisher Devolver Digi...

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Lords Of Exile Review: More Than A Castlevania Tribute?

Platforms: PC (version reviewed), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch Genre: 2D Action Platformer Paying Tribute To Castlevania   It seems these days that indie developers really go hard for 2D action platformers. If it's not a Metroidvania, it's a linear action game that emulates Konami's Castlevania series; the earlier ones where you worry...

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Drill-Wielding Indie Game Pepper Grinder Has A Demo!

Fancy a game built for speedrunners like yourself? Then this Digital Devolver-published 2D platformer might be your 2024 cup of tea. Pepper Grinder is a 2D platformer with lovely pixel art and a solid hook: you play a girl named Pepper who wields an awesome human-sized drill that lets her burrow through dirt, water, and all sorts of drillable ob...

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Rusted Moss Will Be Out For Consoles In Spring 2024

2D grapple-hook-focused platformer Rusted Moss, which came out for PC this year, will be out for other gaming platforms next year. The major content update for the game will feature 8 hours of new content and more, like: Two new areas to explore Seven to eight hours of additional content Over 300 new rooms Boss Rush Mode Maya Mo...

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Yohane The Parhelion 2D Metroidvania Demo Out Now

Inti Creates announced its upcoming 2D game featuring Love Live! Sunshine!! fantasy spin-off(?) title Yohane the Parhelion will have a demo out during this month's Steam Next Fest. Starting on 9th October (today), the demo for Yohane the Parhelion: Blaze in the Deepblue will be available, featuring early areas of the game and content identical t...

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Indie Metroidvania Pixel Game Gunbrella Blasts Its Way To September

Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Doinksoft (of Gato Roboto fame) will be releasing its upcoming pixel search action title Gunbrella soon. Gunbrella will be out on PC and Nintendo Switch this 13 September for US$14.99. If you pre-order the game, you'll get a free copy of the devs' previous game Gato Roboto. Check out the feature list a...

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Double Dragon Gaiden Punches Its Way To A July Release Date

The upcoming entry to the beloved Double Dragon series of 2D beat-em-ups will be out in a few months. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons will be out on 27 July for PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is published by Modus Games and developed by Singaporean developer Secret Base. The game fea...

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Inti Creates Announces Umbraclaw, A 2D Platforming Cat Game Set In The Underworld

Inti Creates is getting in touch with its cat-loving side with its new 2D title. Enter Umbraclaw, a 2D side-scrolling action game that follows the journey of Kuon, a cat who died and must return home to his owner from the underworld. The game is directed by Satoru Nishizawa, who is known for Blaster Master Zero. The game's art style is part fant...

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VTuber Vampire Survivor Clone Holocure Will Be Out On Steam

In an intentionally scary way, like as if a game is shutting down due to copyright issues, the creator of 2D roguelike auto-shooting WASD game Holocure, Kay Yu, are re-releasing its fan game on a different platform. First, the bad news: the Holocure game launcher has been taken down, so the only way to download Holocure is to go back to the webp...

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Double Dragon Makes A Comeback After 6 Years; Made By Singapore Studio

Billy and Jimmy Lee are back, and this time they're going on another wasteland-cleaning rampage! Publisher Modus Games and Singapore-based developer Secret Base have announced a new entry in the Double Dragon franchise: Double Dragen Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons. The game is a 2D beat-em-up with pixel graphics that hearken back to the 80s and 90s...

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Coffee Talk Episode 2 Is Still A Chillaxing & Familiar Good Time

Platform(s): PC (version reviewed), Xbox Series, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch Genre: Visual novel with 2D pixel art and coffee/tea-making In the Toge Productions-developed visual novel adventure title Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, you take the role of a barista who serves coffee and/or tea to your l...

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Vampire Movie Renfield Gets Vampire Survivors Tie-In Game

Who knew that license movie games can come back in style and be good? Especially when it's cribbing off an already-established genre of last year? That's the new Renfield game from Mega Cat Studios, titled Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood. The game is a top-down action roguelike in the veins (heh) of Vampire Survivors. And it looks really good, wi...

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Black Skylands Is A Steampunk Action Game Slated For This Summer

Black Skylands is shaping up to be a promising steampunk open-world action-adventure title in its current Early Access state. It's a top-down action game ala Hotline Miami, you control a giant ship to deal with other sky pirates and rogues, and it's full of secrets and treasure. So it's only a matter of time until it leaves its current state to ...

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2D Cinematic Adventure Game Lunark Will Be Out End Of March

Publisher WayForward and developer Canari Games announced the release date of its tribute to Flashback and Another World: Lunark. Lunark will be out on 30 March for PC (Steam), Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. The game will also receive a physical and collector's edition for those consoles courtesy of Lim...

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Kandria Walkthrough: How To Survive The Wastelands

Kandria is out right now for PC, and it's a really ambitious search action game with some good platforming gameplay. The combat's a bit easy, but that's the only major issue we've found in this budding gem. Having said that, the game's platforming can be tough. Here's a guide on how to sort those out. Here are the video walkthroughs we've com...

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Kakuchopurei Best 30 Games Of 2022: #8

Head here for the full list. #8: Vampire Survivors AND Holocure We’re giving one of our prestigious top 10 spots between two titles that share a common new genre: one we affectionally call the WASD game. It’s 8 at night. You play a 2D character in a 2D environment with enemy sprites looking like legally-distinct Castlevania enemies...

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River City Girls 2 Is More 2D Beat-Em-Up RPG Goodness, Like It Or Not

Platform(s): PC(version reviewed), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One Genre: 2D beat-em-up RPG hybrid with Technos throwbacks aplenty 2019's River City Girls surprised everyone with its brand of humour, fun 2D beat-em-up action, lush pixel artwork, catchy music, and nods to the Kunio-kun and Double Dragon franchise. A couple more years later, we're...

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Pepper Grinder Is A 2D Drilling Platformer Slated For 2023

Before it was swamped with too many Pokemon games to make, Gamefreak used to create original 2D games. One of them is an underrated 2D platformer-slash-drilling-sim called Drill Dozer, and it was a lovely Game Boy Advance marvel. Fast forward to now, and it seems that the cult game has inspired developers like Ahr Ech to make their own drilling ...

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