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Review: Kid Dracula (Game Boy)

Kid Dracula is a charming and inventive platformer for the original Game Boy. Like most platformers of its era, Kid D is light on story and heavy on challenge. Luckily, there‚Äôs a password system and a fun life collecting bonus game between levels. While Kid D doesn’t present itself as a Castlevania game, the pedigree…

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Review: Dark Castle (MacOS)

Do you hate the comforts of modern platform gaming? Long for a time before Jill of the Jungle and Commander Keen showed us how smooth and responsive a PC game can be? Do you enjoy attempting to emulate versions of MacOS from the 1980s? Then have I got a game for you! Dark Castle is…

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Review: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Flashback to 2002. My trusty GBA had served me well since launch. Many a long lunch hour had been spent playing super mario advance at work (don’t feel too bad for my long distant employer, I was an intern in the advertising/tobacco industry.) I read an article about an upcoming Castlevania game, Aria of Sorrow.…

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Review: Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption (RDR) is a brilliant game. While not without some flaws, it’s still an incredibly engaging and well put together story. It’s got the classic open world GTA design, fun “on rails” gun design, deeply flawed characters, and a gritty atmosphere. If you’ve been gaming for a few years, you may remember RDR…

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Simplify

Life is complicated. Can I say 1000 words with a photo? What if I put words in the photo? Mind blown, I know. At any rate, in the ongoing effort to simplify my life (one blog post at a time) I decided to trim down the old wardrobe to just the best and brightest. What…

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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…