31/07/2018

⚔️ Review: Pylon: Rogue - "rogue, rogue, rogue your boat" ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿป‍♂️ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Game Title: Pylon: Rogue
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Pylon Rogue is an action/adventure roguelike game which looks great in trailers but when played, doesn’t quite hold up to the initial promise.

30/07/2018

๐Ÿ„ Review: Mushroom Wars 2 - "It’s….it’s….it’s a mobile port" ๐Ÿ„

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Game Title: Mushroom Wars 2
Developer: Zillion Whales
Platform Reviewed: Nintendo Switch
I just wanted to say something to preface my review. I have never been a fan of mobile games and generally avoid playing them or reviewing them as I have a general disdain for their design and marketing. My problem is, “games as a service” has basically been the default model on mobile from the start, so now the expectation is that all games will be “free to start”. 

27/07/2018

⚔️๐Ÿง™๐Ÿป‍♂️ Review: Nogalious - "A tough cookie rooted in the early days of 8-bit gaming" ⚔️๐Ÿง™๐Ÿป‍♂️ #GameDev #IndieGame #PixelArt #Retrogaming

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Game Title: Nogalious
Developer: LuegoLu3go Studios
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Nogalious is very much intended to evoke that very specific sense of platforming that was rife in the 8-bit days, especially on the Amstrad CPC. 

26/07/2018

⚽️๐Ÿ’ฉEpisode 20: Super Soccer - 1991 - HUMAN - SNES Football Games Were Shite ⚽️๐Ÿ’ฉ #Retrogaming

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๐ŸŽฎ "Super Soccer was the very first Soccer Video Game to be released on the Super Nintendo and I played it to within an inch of it's life in 1991. Will it be as good as I remember it or will it be a bag of [insert expletive]" ๐ŸŽฎ

25/07/2018

๐Ÿค– MotherGunShip - Ten Minute Taster - PS4 ๐Ÿค– #GameDev #IndieGame

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๐ŸŽฎ"MotherGunShip dishes up a gun creation mechanic that makes you think long and hard about which gun you are going to build for each of your mech suit arms.....NOICE!"๐ŸŽฎ

24/07/2018

๐ŸŒณ Review: Semblance "A delightfully deformed development" ๐ŸŒณ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Game Title: Semblance
Developer: Nymakop
Platform Reviewed: Switch
Rating: Ice Cool
Released simultaneously on Switch and through Steam, Nymakop’s Semblance is a wordless puzzle-platformer that bounces off all the right buttons, making playing through its rubbery world a joy.

23/07/2018

๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ Review: Another World - "Another version of Another World that isn’t quite Out of this World" ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ›ธ @BrittRecluseuk

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Game Title: Another World
Developer: Eric Chahi
Platform reviewed: Nintendo Switch
The impact that the original Another World had on the gaming industry upon its original 1991 release cannot be underestimated.

A moody, minimalist cinematic platformer featuring protagonist Lester Chaykin’s travels through an alien landscape whilst accompanied by his alien companion, ‘Buddy’, the game captured the hearts of an entire generation of gamers. 

20/07/2018

๐Ÿ—ก️The Beast Inside – Demo Preview "Time To Solve A 100 Year Old Murder Mystery!" ๐ŸงŸ‍♂️ #GameDev #IndieGame

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The Beast Inside is based around the premise of a young man returning to his family home with his wife. Intending to make a living out in this rustic farmhouse, the game begins with the arrival of the couple at the estate. 

19/07/2018

⚽️ Episode 19: Super Cup Soccer 2 - 1993 - Jaleco - SNES Football Games Were Shite ⚽️

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๐ŸŽฎ "Take a trip with Jim Jaleco as we look at the second instalment of Super Cup Soccer on the SNES. Will the behind the player camera view make for an awesome video game or a pile of shizzle?!" ๐ŸŽฎ

❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

18/07/2018

๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ•Review: Deep Sixed - *”Space…the final fron-…ah, damn, the microphones knackered, again”* ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ•

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Game Title: Deep Sixed
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Developer: LRDGames Inc.
Rating: Ice Cool
Deep Sixed is one of the most unique and fun video games that I’ve played in a little while and the only real downside is that it’s so well-designed that its specific nature may be off-putting for some, but those that click with it will find an absolute gem of a gem that will capture their imagination for a long time to come.

17/07/2018

⚔️ Preview: Soulblight "Time To Don My +5 Armour of Sandcastle-Building" ⚔️ #IndieGame #GameDev

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An intriguing game with distinctive visuals and depth but the clunky, simplistic combat and finicky menus could be an issue.
The story that drives Soulblight tells of a tree of life guarded by man, but increasingly buried away behind concrete and towers as time passes by, resulting in its wilting. 
Soon, a darkness ravages the land, leaving your character as the last hope to bring light to the waning lands .

16/07/2018

๐Ÿ•น️ Bristol Gaming Market June 2018 - With Britt & Faye ๐Ÿ•น️ @BrittRecluseuk @ReplayEvents @KingdomOfCarts

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The last time Faye and I went to a gaming market, it was last summer in London and we felt that the six-hour round trip wasn’t quite worth it and so vowed to only attend expos with markets as a part of them as opposed to gaming markets alone.

However, as this was so close to us we felt that we couldn’t miss the opportunity and so once again booked a hotel, packed up the Nintendo Switch (the hotel’s HDMI port was AWKWARD to reach!) and started off on our trip.

13/07/2018

๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿฆ‰The BBC Computer Literacy Project 1980-89 ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿ’พ

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If you grew up in the 80's you might remember an awesome piece of BBC TV called the Computer Literacy Project.
It focused on the BBC Micro and helped to ignite a love for the awesome machine that graced many a school classroom during the 80's.
If you remember these days fondly you're in luck as there's an awesome BBC Website set up purely to showcase this amazing programme...

12/07/2018

⚽️๐Ÿ’ฉ Episode 18: Super Formation Soccer 95 Serie A - 1995 - Human - SNES Football Games Were Shite ๐Ÿ’ฉ⚽️ #Retrogaming

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๐ŸŽฎ"Super Formation Soccer 95 comes at you with a dose of Serie A Arcade Football on the SNES. The question is, is it a Turd or a Triumph? Watch and see..."๐ŸŽฎ

11/07/2018

๐Ÿค– Project Nimbus - PS4 - Ten minute Taster ๐Ÿค– #IndieGame #GameDev

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๐ŸŽฎ"Project Nimbus lets you take control of a flying mech with a machine gun and a rocket launcher, this game is a bit crazy!"๐ŸŽฎ

10/07/2018

๐Ÿ•น️ Miguel Rafael Talks Greedy Guns, Sushi and Portuguese Gaming Culture ๐Ÿ•น️ #IndieDev #GameDev

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Britt: Firstly I wanted to say that Greedy Guns was my choice for co-op game of the year for Games Freezer, genuinely some of the most fun I’ve had in a two-player mode in the last year.

Miguel: Thank you so much! It means the world to us to know that people appreciate our game. Thank you x1000.

09/07/2018

๐Ÿ•น️ Britt Talks To Elliot Scholes at The Bristol Gaming Market ๐Ÿ•น️ @TheVGMarket #Retrogaming

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Britt: As far as I’m aware, this is Replay Events’ first gaming market in Bristol as events tend to usually either be in London or further up north. Are there plans for future events or perhaps even a full-on Expo in the south?
Elliot: It is our first gaming market in Bristol! We definitely have plans for another, I would say keep an eye on our Facebook page. In regards to something bigger, we did work with the folks at the Bristol Hippodrome earlier this year to run a pop-up gaming exhibition. I really do feel like there is a need for a show like our PLAY Expos in this area of the country, so who knows?!

06/07/2018

๐Ÿ•น️Kim Justice Talks Southend, Nightmare Creatures and How To Be A Complete Bastard๐Ÿ•น️ #Retrogaming

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Britt was recently lucky enough to grab some time with one of our fave YouTubers Kim Justice who consistently creates awesome retro gaming video content on the Kim Justice YouTube channel.

This is an interview you just don't want to miss!

05/07/2018

⚽️๐Ÿ’ฉ Episode 17: Super Cup Soccer - 1992 - Jaleco - SNES Football Games Were Shite ๐Ÿ’ฉ⚽️

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๐ŸŽฎ"Join Jim Jaleco as we explore Super Cup Soccer on the SNES.

Is it Super?

Well, you'll have to find out exactly that by joining Jim as he explores what makes this arcade video game tick..."๐ŸŽฎ

04/07/2018

๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป✋๐ŸปThom & Ross From Gonarchs Lair Talk Alex Kidd Cosplay, Homemade Sauce and Pac Man Stickers ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป✋๐Ÿป @gonarchslair

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The Lads From The Audaciously Awesome Podcast "Gonarch's Lair" Take A Break From The Lair To Answer Some Games Freezer Questions So As You Can Get To Know Thom and Ross a Bit More Intimately...

Grab yourself a head crab and sit back and read all about the deadly duo!

03/07/2018

๐Ÿ†⚽️ Legendary Eleven - Ten Minute Taster - "A Large Dose Of Arcade Football!" ⚽️๐Ÿ†

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๐ŸŽฎ " A game of Legendary Eleven will bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step in a world where true arcade football games are few and far between" ๐ŸŽฎ

02/07/2018

๐Ÿ› ️ Review: Die Young "A Mesh of Great Ideas in One Tasty Pot" ๐Ÿ› ️ #EarlyAccess #GameDev #IndieGame

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Game Title: Die Young
Developer: IndieGala
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Rating: In Early Access at present.
I had never heard of Die Young before reviewing it for review, but as it was installing I was reading up on the comparisons to Rust and The Forest etc. which made me narrow my eyes a bit. 
I have no issue with the survival adventure genre but it’s not something that I actively seek out. Whilst I can see the appeal of knocking up a log cabin with picket fence surround and a herb garden whilst nightly fighting off randomly spawning cannibals, it just isn’t for me. 
Die Young takes a different approach which immediately made me sit up and pay attention.