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    Review Full Mojo Rampage

    Get a Loa this

    Roguelikes are ten a penny these days. You've probably played at least one; Spelunky, The Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, and Enter the Gungeon are just the tip of the iceberg. It also happens that they're all excellent, each putting its own spin on the permadeath, randomly generated crunchiness that the genre is known for. Full Mojo...

May2016

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    Review The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth

    Reborn

    The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth was released for the PC back in October last year and ever since console fans of the series have been crying out for the much-anticipated DLC. Well, it's finally arrived on the PlayStation 4 – and boy was it worth the long wait. The main addition in this expansion is Greed Mode – an entirely new game mode...

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    Review The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    A study in scatology

    The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is an infamously strange game, which is why it was with slight befuddlement that we saw Sony include it as a recent PlayStation Plus freebie. Conceived by Team Meat's Edmund McMillen, the title is a twisted take on the twin-stick shooter genre, served with a heaping spoonful of NES-era Zelda. But do...

September2014

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    Review 1001 Spikes

    Another spike bites the dust

    1001 Spikes is a retro-inspired platformer from Nicalis, the firm of Cave Story fame. It’s a remake of Aban Hawkins and the 1000 Spikes – an Xbox Live Arcade indie game from way back in 2011 – and is an 8-bit side scrolling adventure that, on first appearances, is somewhat similar to the throng of other...

January2014

  • News VVVVVV Will Turn Your PS Vita Upside Down This Year

    VVVVVVery good news

    Terry Cavanagh has re-confirmed that his topsy-turvy indie smash VVVVVV will flip gravity on the PlayStation Vita at some point this year. The critically acclaimed extraterrestrial affair was announced for Sony’s system way back in September, but had fallen off the radar by the end of December. However, in a meaty blog post,...

September2013

  • News VVVVVV Flips Gravity on PlayStation VVVVVVita

    Head rush

    Terry Cavanagh's awesome extraterrestrial romp VVVVVV is heading to the PlayStation Vita, platform holder Sony announced during a PAX Prime 2013 panel this weekend. The retro puzzle platformer is being published by Nicalis, and sees you navigating increasingly challenging Commodore 64-esque environments by turning gravity on its head...

June2013

  • E3 2013 Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes May Make You Mad

    Hop, skip, and dead

    If you’re the type of gamer that enjoys being punished, Nicalis’ upcoming PlayStation Vita platformer Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes may be right up your alley. The old-school title puts you inside the shoes of an intrepid adventurer armed with a pocketful of daggers and a rather fetching hat. With just 1,001 lives you...

November2012

  • News The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Is Coming to PS3 and Vita

    Brought to life

    Edmund McMillen has confirmed that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The game was teased earlier today, but now the outspoken developer has provided some firm details for you to sink your teeth into. The re-release will include the full original game, alongside the Wrath of the

  • News Nicalis Resurrects The Binding of Isaac for Consoles

    Born again

    Edmund McMillen’s macabre indie darling The Binding of Isaac is heading to consoles, according to a post-mortem of the PC release. The dark, biblical adventure will be ported to various PlayStation platforms – though there’s currently no confirmation of which – by Nicalis, who will add online co-op, revamped graphics, and two...