Dec 302014
 

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Serving as the spiritual successor to the original Grand Theft Auto games, combining their 8-bit stylings with Saints Row style humour, Retro City Rampage DX is a title few will want to miss. Offering full scale insanity right from the word go, the entire experience boils down to racing about a thriving metropolis populated by 80s icons and occasionally doing the odd mission. The fact that said missions often come down to anything from “steal this man’s TV” to full blown recreations of SNES era military marvels is where you’re going to find much of DX’s appeal.

After getting involved with a local supervillain, henchman for hire PLAYER eventually finds his only way to escape the fuzz is via time travel. Leaping into a DeLorean which appears out of nowhere, he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime…
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Apr 162014
 

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Played on: iPhone 5S
Version:1.0.0
Developer: Pascal Bestebroer
Price:$1.99

Another game by Orangepixel has been released for the iOS in the form of Groundskeeper 2, that’s the same guy that brought you Heroes of Loot and Gunslugs. So far every title released has been a home run, is Groundskeeper 2 keeping the tradition?

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Feb 042013
 

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Skulls of the Shogun is the new turn-based strategy game just released on the Xbox LIVE Arcade as well as all Windows 7 and 8 platforms by developer 17-Bit. Generally speaking I have a pretty love-hate relationship with these types of games. As a lover of strategy and the contemplation and implementation of said strategy, these Final Fantasy Tactics’-style time-wasters should be right up my alley. I could never get into the majority of them, however. I think it has something to do with the grueling learning curve and massive penalty for failure, like having to start a 2-hour long battle over again from the beginning. Stuff like that always gave me the impression that the game was taking itself a little too seriously, you know, like the challenge of the game was subverting the fun? Maybe that was just me.

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Dec 042012
 


When we were originally greeted with the new Sonic racing game, everybody mumbled questions like “Why does the fastest thing around need a car?” and “do we really need another racing game but with Sega characters?” Then everyone was surprised at how decent it was, now the sequel is out with a new transformation. Literally. Is this better than the sequel or are we done with anything the blue hedgehog has to offer.

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Mar 072012
 

Kevin once again tries a challenge in which he most certainly will fail. Kevin tries to go through Castlevania for the NES without collecting power ups. The problem is that power-ups just sort of happen. If you have a challenge for Kevin and want to see him fail miserably at it leave a comment below or email Kevin (AT) Paranerds (dot) com.

 

 

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