Indie Archive

  • Review: Boo! Greedy Kid

    When a game opens with a splash screen warning that it is a stupid video game, followed by a plea to teach real world kids to be good people, you know upfront you’re in for a silly experience not to be taken too seriously. Boo! […]

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  • Review: Fossil Hunters

    Freshly unearthed by Canadian indie shop Reptoid Games following a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign last fall, Fossil Hunters is a 3D isometric puzzle adventure in which you, as one of four playable characters, descend underground through 29 levels of increasing complexity and subterranean danger in […]

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  • Steam Early Access Impressions: The Void Rains Upon Her Heart

    Out today in Steam Early Access from Veyeral Games and The Hidden Levels, The Void Rains Upon Her Heart is an offbeat bullet-hell shooter about a pale, ugly alien woman with deformed wings, living in isolation in a cave, haunted by monsters that will not […]

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  • Review: Block Shock

    Man, what the hell’s up with the lousy brick-breaker games this year? One of my all-time favorite genres has been getting thoroughly bastardized, which is baffling because it’s not exactly a super sophisticated style of game that should be so hard to execute. Energy Invasion […]

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  • Review: Sigi – A Fart for Melusina

    Paying tribute to Super Mario World and Ghosts ‘n Goblins with a flatulent flourish, Sigi – A Fart for Melusina is a 2D platformer that replicates the retro vibe of the classics without feeling all old, slow, and crusty. It’s only problem is a hero […]

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  • Review: AcChen

    AcChen, like Mahjong solitaire, features a puzzle board containing various layouts and patterns of stacked tiles with different symbols on them, which must be matched in like pairs in order to systematically remove them and ultimately clear the entire board. The slight change here is […]

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  • Review: Energy Invasion

    An Arkanoid clone with a dual-stick shooter twist, Energy Invasion pairs familiar ball-and-paddle gameplay with an alternative approach to busting bricks. The genre basics haven’t changed: You slide a paddle back and forth along the bottom of the screen to deflect an orb hurtling upward […]

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  • Review: Super Steampunk Pinball 2D

    Super Steampunk Pinball 2D brings video pinball back to how it existed on 16-bit consoles like the SNES and Sega Genesis. (I would say it looks and feels more Genesis than SNES.) For only a couple dollars, you get a single 2D pinball table designed […]

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  • Review: Family Jewels

    Family Jewels is exactly what you think it is–a game about kicking people in the nads. Sadly, it’s nowhere near as entertaining as it sounds. Your ball-busting adventure begins with a so-called “story” mode, an epic campaign of five whole missions in which you run […]

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  • Review: Zen Blocks

    Another block puzzle game? What’s left for the genre to offer that’s fresh and new? It’s a valid question for sure. Zen Blocks by no means reinvents the wheel, but it does put enough of an interesting slant on things to merit attention from casual […]

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