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Review: Ittle Dew

Ittle Dew is a Legend of Zelda parody that’s light on story and heavy on block puzzles. Very heavy. Ittle Dew is a young adventuress who crashes her raft onto an island filled with treasure and adventure. Points for having a strong female lead. The graphics are colorful and perfectly fit the lighthearted tone of…

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Review: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a side-scrolling action adventure that encapsulates everything that was good about the Nintendo generation of action-adventure games. From Zelda 2 to Ducktales to Adventure Island, you’ll be constantly reminded of the beauty of game mechanics which originated in the 1980s. It’s not just the (pristine) graphics which invoke nostalgia, everything about Shovel…

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Review: Wolfenstein: The New Order (BulletStein)

Wolfenstein: The new Order is Bulletstorm with Nazis. I spent some amount of time attempting to tie the two monikers together. My favorites are WolfenStorm, and BulletStein. Actually, I’ll be referring to W:TNO as BulletStein for the rest of this review. Seriously, look at the first promotional image. Is that from Bulletstorm or Wolfenstein? You…

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Mario 3 Wall and Final Fantasy Freezer

I just got back from a camping trip this morning, so rather than spend the morning building things with bricks, I decided to continue on my kick of painting things. Right off I decided to paint my favorite Mario 3 character onto a basement wall: Angry Sun! I found a wall that was looking pretty…

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Sprucing Up A Basement Wall With Mario

So I have a blank wall in my basement. No big deal, but it seems like a great opportunity to do something fun, so I decided to re-create one of the classic mario scenes from world 1-1 of the original Super Mario Bros for NES. First, I used pencils to draw a grid onto the…