Review – The World Ends With You: Final Remix

This week for review we have a game that is near and dear to me, now fully redone for the Nintendo Switch and a brand new audience! After eleven years, from all the way back on the Nintendo DS, we have The World Ends With You! Let’s get into it! In The World Ends With You, you play as Neku Sakuraba, an angsty teenager who doesn’t like interacting with people, living his life in the ideological war zone that is Shibuya. Just stick with me on this, it gets better. One day, Neku finds himself on the pavement in a…

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Update: Bashteroids

Update! New stuff! Yes, it’s been a while, but I’m still working on Bashteroids. In an effort to continue adding to the difficulty of the game, we have some changes. To bring the shield power-up more in line with the effectiveness of the health power-up, the number of hits the shield can take has been reduced from three to two. This is so that the health power-up, which can restore up to three hits, is not overshadowed by the shield, which could also take three hits and could be stacked. With this minor change comes a more major change: Boss…

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Update: Bashteroids!

Hey guys! Guess what? Bashteroids has an update! Beyond some minor fixes (when pickups spawn, sprite color changes), there are two new major changes! Starting at level 15, a new asteroid can appear for destruction, the phase-teroid. The phase-teroid is an asteroid composed of rocky materials along with an unheard-of element, which causes it to shift in and out of this reality, only identifiable by the dark spot it leaves behind. Along with this new asteroid, there is a new enemy. Another in the line-up for the space bees, it is the split shot bee! This orange insectoid can fire…

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Review: Downwell

This week we have another indie rouge-like game from Devolver Digital, created by Japanese game developer Ojiro “Moppin” Fumoto. It’s Downwell, let’s go!   Downwell is another rouge-like game published by Devolver, who also made Enter the Gungeon. What sets Downwell apart from many other games is that it is a vertical scrolling platformer, with an interesting definition of ‘platform’. The game starts by you jumping down a giant well, pretty straight forward. The key mechanic of the game are the gun-boots you wear, which allow you to shoot at enemies below you as you fall. These boots have a…

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