Arcade

Senran Kagura Peach Ball Review

Senran Kagura Peach Ball is one of those “You got chocolate in my peanut butter/You got peanut butter in my chocolate” moments you don’t see often in video games. It combines the unapologetic lewd and silly nature of the franchise with the thrill and unpredictable excitement that I love about pinball.

Senran Kagura Peach Ball Review

Marble It Up Review

The premise is quite simple — roll a marble from start to finish as quickly as possible. There’s little innovation to be found in the ‘marble rolling’ genre, and the game doesn’t look to change the formula in any way. It’s a clear homage to marble games of the past, and even the developers behind Marble It Up know it.

Marble It Up Review

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus Review

Pac-Man is one of gaming’s most notable icons, best known for his original 1980 arcade game. Though Pac-Man has branched out to other genres, he has shone brightest in games that expand upon the old formula. Bandai Namco’s Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is the latest update, hosting a fast-paced score attack mode and new two-player co-op.

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus Review

Senko no Ronde 2 Review

Honestly, I'm not sure where to even begin here. Senko no Ronde 2 is an arcade shoot-em-up and fighting game put into one small package. I thought that it sounded pretty neat in theory, but ultimately the game felt just a bit too sloppy and poorly executed in order to really soothe my palate. The gameplay is rather simplistic, the visuals are a mess, and it is just not something I could really see myself spending more than a couple of hours on.

Senko no Ronde 2 Review

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castlla EX) Review

I guess if you really want to play a true to source retro game that does nothing to stand out, then I guess you will be just fine, you will most likely have fun and remember all the fun you used to have when you were a child. But for those who want games to evolve, to get better as time goes on, well, Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is just too lukewarm to really recommend.

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castlla EX) Review

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review

I can definitely applaud CE2 for not just resting on its laurels and just releasing more CEDX but with more maps and skins or something, but what they actually did with the gameplay managed to take a lot of the thrill out of it.

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Review

Capcom Arcade Cabinet 1986 Pack

That's really the root of the problem with Capcom Arcade Cabinet; it's tough to get excited about this pack or others because, for the most part, their curated titles are less fondly remembered and celebrated for a reason. Unless you remember these three fondly from your youth, there's little reason to pursue them now. Being able to reach back to the origins of one of gaming's biggest companies continues to be an act of at least some historical interest, but little amusement.

Capcom Arcade Cabinet 1986 Pack

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

The only things that would make this game better would be more cars, greater customisation, more tracks and more to do. It seems like a lot but when you’re playing you really won’t think about the holes in the game. Just imagine if these cars were taken from real life and included real manufacturers. Unfortunately it’s never going to happen but I can dream, in-between races of course.

Burnout 2: Point of Impact