Tagged: Platformer

The platforming genre was once a dominant force. It saw its peak in the 16-bit era before a the landscape changed and turned towards more complex, compelling games. In recent years, however, the indie scene has delivered a successful rebirth for the genre. And Mekazoo is a fine example of this. This is the first game from developer The Good Mood Creators. That’s a promising name for any dev and that’s exactly the kind of mood in which Mekazoo puts you. You explore fully 3D worlds, from a 2D perspective as your adventure begins – as an armadillo. Waking up to … Read More »

When a developer is called Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team you better believe we’re looking forward to their first Xbox One game. And we won’t have long to wait, as Rise & Shine will launch on Xbox One on 13 January 2017. Rise & Shine promises to fuse platformer, bullet hell and arcade shooter into something new. “Rise & Shine is a true “think and gun” that combines elements of arcade shooters, bullet hells, and puzzle platformers to create a new blend of strategy and viscera. Switch between Shine’s add-ons to solve puzzles that redefine what bullets can do. Guide … Read More »

Are you finding platformers are becoming a little tedious? Is the fact that your head is permanently fixed to the same old body something of a bore? Well the people at Adult Swim Games clearly feel the same, and have created the uniquely absurd platformer Headlander to rid you of these problems. As we have heard so many times before, you are the last human. Well, human head anyway. As Headlander opens you wake from a deep sleep slightly dazed and very confused by the fact that you are now just a head in a bucket. Your only companion is a friendly, if … Read More »

It was just a matter of time – now for the six people who bought ReCore, prepare to for a HDR update. The announcement came – where else? – on Twitter, where both Microsoft Studios’ Shannon Loftis and Xbox’s Mike Ybarra both confirmed that the game will get a graphical upgrade when played on Xbox One S. ReCore with HDR? Yes, it's coming. https://t.co/Ku07ZBj3MD — Mike Ybarra 💎 (@XboxQwik) November 28, 2016 HDR – high dynamic range – gives greater colour and contrast to images, essentially making them a whole lot richer and pleasing on the eye. The downside? You’ll … Read More »

We have all had dreams or imagined as a child our toys coming to life.  What type of personality would they have or who they could be? Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found takes that idea and creates a stellar action based 2D platformer with rich story and RPG mechanics.  With so much going on, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, but makes you eager to continue. In Toy Odyssey you play as Brand. Brand is initially confused on why he exists but learns of the nightmares his owner Felix has been having, and wants to do everything he can to stop … Read More »

Puns are trucking great, right? That’s especially true when the pun is as accurate as ClusterTruck, as that’s the only way to describe the gameplay that it brings to the table. Pitched as a “first person, physics based platformer”, you jump from truck to truck avoiding the metaphorical and occasionally literal lava floor in order to make it to the goal. Simple enough, until the trucks start misbehaving. The physics on offer means that no two levels play out the same way twice. Your first run might see a certain truck crash and burn on the highway, but the second … Read More »

Who hasn’t ever wanted to be a ninja?  Having the skills in combat as well as the grace needed to move about without ever being seen – that would be amazing. Kyurinaga’s Revenge is a 2D platformer that allows you to take the role of one two ninja warriors in a pursuit to top an evil warlord.  While it is a true-to-form platformer, it doesn’t quite offer the full-on ninja experience.  At least not without limitations. In Kyurinaga’s Revenge you play as Kaoru and Broccoli – one is an onion and the other is well… broccoli.  Kyurinaga’s war machine took a decisive blow right after … Read More »

Sonic Mania’s seriously sweet collector’s edition package was previous an exclusive for North American gamers – but now it seems that players in Europe will also be able to get their Sonic-like gloved paws on this collection. The game itself, a side-scrolling platformer , is being billed a return to Sonic’s Mega Drive roots, from the art style and gameplay to the inclusion of ‘remixed’ levels from previous Sonic titles. Developed by Headcannon and PagodaWest Games, Sonic Mania may be the shot in the arm that the series needs – something publisher Sega must be hoping for, after a string … Read More »

Today is a momentous day, as today is the day that Steam sensation Clustertruck became available to pre-download on the Xbox Store! We weren’t even sure this was coming to the Xbox One, but we sure are glad that it is! Announced by Major Nelson on his blog, Clustertruck will be coming to the Xbox One courtesy of Landfall and tinyBuild Games on October 28th and will set you back £11.99. However, there is a free 30 minute trial available now to help you get a taste of the action. If you’re unaware of the insanity of Clustertruck, which is a … Read More »

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