Diablo III: Eternal Collection Review (Nintendo Switch)

Diablo III first hit the scene over 6 years ago.  It’s pretty amazing the following and success this release has seen since its initial debut.  Witnessing Nintendo and Blizzard team up with Nintendo Switch bundles for this release is a telling sign that things within the gaming industry have drastically changed…and for the better.   The Best Port Yet?     This Eternal Collection looks to bring the definitive Diablo III experience to Nintendo players.  It contains the base game, plus the critically-acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack,  and all content updates.  It also features console-specific features, that include some pretty cool bonus items exclusive to Nintendo Switch.  Zelda fans will be absolutely thrilled that they will receive the Legend of Ganondorf…

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Pinstripe Review (Nintendo Switch)

Pinstripe is a new adventure for the Nintendo Switch that took over 5  years to develop and was all created by Thomas Brush…a one man team.  After first seeing the gorgeous trailer, I was not surprised to find out that heavy influences for this game included: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and Alice in Wonderland.  You will definitely get vibes from all these great films in Pinstripe. The game features a stunning art style and a equally impressive musical score to really help in creating a wonderful presentation to tell its story.  Players take the role of Teddy, a  ex-minister who’s had his daughter Bo taken from him. This all happened while they were aboard a train by a downright creepy villain that is every…

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Battle Princess Madelyn: Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and a Girl

Battle Princess Madelyn is a gorgeous retro game that hearkens back to the days of  colorful pixels and brutally challenging platforming.  The whole concept was formed by the daughter of Creative Director Christopher Obritsch.  She apparently just loved Ghouls ‘n Ghosts so much, that the idea was formed to create a world where she was the powerful heroine that saved the world from ghoulish creatures and towering bosses.  She even got her wish of pink armor…how cool is that? After pitching this idea on Kickstarter, it was not long before they were completely funded, even well beyond their expectations.  Over 3,400 people backed this incredible project from Casual Bit Games, as everything that was shared made it clear that this was made by a team with immense…

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review (Xbox One X)

Spyro Reignited Trilogy brings our favorite purple dragon back  to current gen consoles using Unreal Engine 4.  Whether you are like myself who played these originally on the Sony PlayStation, or are completely new to the series, it’s an incredible 3D Platformer that will sink its hooks in you from the very beginning.   The Adventure Continues     I have forgotten how much I enjoyed these games, originally from Insomniac and the PlayStation era.  Witnessing these amazing games from the late 1990’s completely redone with incredible details, textures, lighting and effects are a real treat for old school gamers.  It’s a nostalgic atom bomb of feelings that come over when you first get control of Spyro and start sprinting across the rich green fields;…

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Review (Nintendo Switch)

SNK is famous for their incredible Neo Geo titles and massively popular arcade hits.  The 40th Anniversary Collection is a wonderful package that will take you back in time to the days of pumping quarter after quarter into the local arcade scene.  These games kept you coming back for more and more.  This release will have the same effect on fans of these incredible old school titles. Nostalgic Arcade Goodness This stellar collection comprises games from 1981 to the early 90’s era.  I personally have some very fond memories of seeing many of these arcade cabs in various outlets, where I never passed up an opportunity to play (only limited to how many quarters I could scrounge up).  I can’t tell you how many hours…

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Road Redemption Review (Nintendo Switch)

  There are so many games from the 16-bit era that bring me back to that happy place that all fans of retro gaming know about.  The ridiculously awesome soundtracks, sprites and action.  Nothing was complicated or grand in scope, it was straight and to the point in just being about fun.  Road Rash was absolutely one of those iconic titles.   Get Ready to Rumble     We now have the spiritual successor to this amazing franchise that has for whatever reason been pretty much forgotten since the Genesis era.  Ian Fisch decided that it’s been far too long since someone revisited this franchise.  He started up a Kickstarter campaign and the rest is history.  Launching first to PC gamers, but now is available…

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R-Type Dimensions EX Review (Nintendo Switch)

R-Type Dimensions EX Review (Nintendo Switch) - Pixelated Gamer

R-Type first hit the scene at the local arcades in July of 1987. Kids and adults dropped quarter after quarter to pilot the R-9 space fighter and blast alien scum to kingdom come. Since being ported to many popular home consoles and later spawning several sequels, we have not seen or heard from this iconic franchise as of late. Luckily R-Type Dimensions EX is here to change that. One thing that is immediately apparent after playing for even just a bit is that Irem studios have put in a lot of work on this title. Gamers can look forward to playing through all 8 original R-Type levels, plus all 6 original R-Type II levels in this remaster.   For the veterans out there, you’ll be…

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Marble It Up! Review (Nintendo Switch)

Marble It Up! Review (Nintendo Switch) - Pixelated Gamer

When first discovering this title, I knew immediately that I absolutely had to get it. Having spent many hours as a kid enganged in the NES classic, Marble Madness, I had a good feeling that this new release from Marble It Up! LLC would likely consume me from the very beginning.     The Marble Magic is Back   In an instant, I had a wave of nostalgia that took me back to the 8-bit classic in which my friends and I spent many weekends playing. It was colorful, engaging and immediately addicting. That’s pretty much the same recipe the original Arcade and console masterpiece had. This time around the tracks are much more detailed, vibrant and diverse in design. There are some really cleverly…

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Just Cause 4 Review (Xbox One X)

Just Cause 4 Review (Xbox One X)

Rico is back   Hard to believe we are now at the fourth entry within the Just Cause series. This franchise is known for its tomfoolery with gadgets, vehicles and exploiting the open world and its enemies in the most imaginative ways with the game’s exceptional collection of mercenary toys. Time to find out how this new entry has spiced things up for this latest outing in the Just Cause playbook.   Beautiful Chaos   Players once more take the role of agent Rico Rodriguez and travel to South American to take down a new villain that can actually manipulate and control nature itself. You’ll face the usual terror and unrest, plus the brutal weather conditions of course that look absolutely phenomenal on the Xbox…

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Let’s Play: Nintendo Virtual Boy

Let's Play: Nintendo Virtual Boy

The Nintendo Virtual Boy was released back in 1995. This was when Twisted Metal, Chrono Trigger and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island were taking over the console scene. The thought of being able to dive into a Nintendo based Virtual Reality system was truly awesome. The reality of the end product however proved to be much different than what most gamers expected. The Virtual Boy actually exhibited some impressive technology for the time that included 32-bit stereoscopic 3D graphics. In order to keep the cost down, the developers and engineers had to keep the display limited to a red monochrome display that it’s now infamous for. The world of every game is red and black; severely limiting the variety of scenery and look in…

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