After nearly a decade since the previous entry in the Blue Bomber’s franchise, Mega Man has finally returned with Mega Man 11. Unlike previous entries in the classic series, 11 makes the jump to a gorgeous 3D side-scroller, feeling like a truly modern entry in the classic Mega Man lineup.…
After the sensation success that SEGA's return to 16 bit glory in the form of Sonic Mania, it was highly likely that the company would want to build on the game's success.  During the Sonic themed SXSW 2018 panel held earlier today, SEGA have announced that Sonic Mania Plus is…
After a couple of successful adventures on the Nintendo 3DS, Kirby has returned to mainline consoles in style with Kirby Star Allies for the Nintendo Switch. After Dream Land is flooded with dark hearts that transform anyone into an evil version of themselves, Kirby makes it his mission to defeat…
It is no secret that the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has had its fair share of successes, as well as some particular titles which have gone down in history as a stain on the series reputation. Earlier this year, we reviewed Sonic Mania which undeniably proved that there is still…
Ever since Sonic the Hedgehog arrived on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis back in 1991, the speed loving mascot has starred in several platformers which take place in both two and three dimensions. To celebrate the long journey that Sonic and his friends have undertaken, SEGA have released a new 2D…
Gaming chewed up and spat out the 3D platformer genre by the time the mid 2000's rolled around. There was no shortage of fluffy characters serving attitude by the spades. By now anyone over a certain age will most likely be massaging some rose-tinted memories for their mascot of choice.…
After a phenomenally successful KickStarter campaign and several months of development, the long awaited Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka Laylee has now been released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. After discovering that the world's books are being stolen by the evil Capital B and Doctor Quack, a young chameleon…
Back in April 2015 Playtonic Games; a company made up of a rag-tag team of ex-Rare veterans created a Kickstarter campaign to accomplish one thing, to create a spiritual successor to the 1998 classic Banjo-Kazooie and to revive the classic platforming genre. Two years later, we are mere days away…
At the end of December 2015, it was revealed by the game development team GalaxyTrail that Freedom Planet 2, the long awaited sequel to their Kickstarter funded 2D indie platformer was in active development. Several teasers regarding the gameplay, characters and locations have been shown by GalaxyTrail via their social…
The great thing about the current generation of gaming is that smaller games can reach public distribution with very little effort. In the true example of history repeating itself, it is similar to the days when small indie projects were made available via floppy disks that were free gifts with gaming magazines,…
It has been three years since Shantae: Half Genie Hero was funded thanks to the kind Kickstarter pledges of over eighteen thousand backers, and Wayforward Technologies are now ready to let their latest creation out of the development bottle. After learning of an ancient evil that threatens her home world after…
Any video game fans who lived through the 90's will remember the golden age of the platformer genre, with titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario and Bubsy the Bobcat being just a few of the most notable releases. Rad Rodgers: World One, a run and gun platformer by 3D…
Earlier this year, a celebration took place for the twenty fifth anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. During the event, a new 2D platformer named Sonic Mania was announced to be coming out in 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The levels that were showcased during the first…
There are not many games that I will see from a screenshot and think "this is a game I must play", Seasons After Fall is one of those games that captivated me from the very beginning with its beautiful art style and cute little fox. The only worry I had…
In the current overly saturated market of indie two dimensional platformers, they have to be really special to stand out and make themselves known. Ori and the Blind Forest is one that comes to mind, while Shovel Knight is another. Mekazoo could well be another addition to the list. Set…
It's time to grab your monkey catching gadgets and head out into the world, as Ape Escape 2, the second entry in one of the most popular series from the PlayStation back catalogue has arrived on PlayStation 4. The high definition port of this 2003 PlayStation 2 platformer was originally revealed…
The annual Develop: Brighton conference took place last week from July 12-14, and while it was mainly an event for journalists, developers and other people in the games industry, there were a large amount of upcoming and recently released games on the expo floor. After playing most of them, many…
Back in the days of the original PlayStation, the Crash Bandicoot series were some of the most popular games on the system. Whether you were playing the original trilogy, or the Mario Kart inspired Crash Team Racing and Mario Party style Crash Bash, it's cartoon styled characters in combination with addictive gameplay meant…
Ahead of next week's E3 madness, Playtonic Games have released a special trailer for Yooka Laylee, showing off glimpses of the first two levels of the game, as well as showing the chameleon-bat duo in action. The trailer is peak Playtonic, complete with a Grant Kirkhope soundtrack, nods to Banjo…
There are two sure-fire ways to get me to come and have a look at your game during a conference: have an interesting premise or offer me sweets, and indie studio Dreadbit Games knocked it out of the park. “A skill-based, acrobatic shooter without aiming” took care of the premise…
The source of this rumour is currently known to be the Sonic fan site known as Sonic Stadium.  Upon it's initial announcement, the newest entry in the Sonic Boom franchise was planned to be released on the Nintendo 3DS in November 2015. In order to ensure that the game received the…