This past weekend, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise turned 21. In other words, Sonic is now officially considered a man in many countries. What better way to celebrate one's journey to manhood than to rank his accomplishments?
It’s taken me a while, but I’ve realised this generation that I like military flight simulators – moreso than the FPS genre. From the arcade thrills of the rather brilliant Ace Combat on the 3DS through to the intelligent, explosive action of Birds of Steel, the freedom of movement from being in the air adds tactical depth to the gunplay. Dodging and diving through a hail of bullets to drop the perfectly-timed bomb on an enemy fleet is a thrill no FPS can recreate.
MonkeyPaw has been bringing various PlayStation One titles to the PlayStation Network for a while now. We first started covering these games a year ago, with the likes of Yakiniku Bugyou and Rapid Angel, but now the big kahuna is here. Yes, the publisher’s most requested game, Tomba!, has finally found its way to digital platforms. Originally produced by the now-defunct studio, Whoopee Camp, it’s a game well worth that exclamation point in its title (especially due to how much money copies of the game sell for today).
Then he released the game on the Apple App Store. Now he designs mining software for a living and the dream of being an indie game developer has been put on the backburner. It’s no longer possible to download Star Hammer Tactics on the iOS app store. We sat down with Turbutt briefly to find out what happened: it’s a warning for anyone who sees the iOS store as a gold mine.
All across Europe, Euro 2012 will be on the minds of many people right now. With 16 different nations competing to become European Football champions, it's one of the biggest sporting events of the year across the continent. So it's no surprise to see Cinemax try and tie in “Goooooal Europa 2012” to the competition in the form of a Table Top Football simulation but unlike its inspiration, it's completely devoid of entertainment.
Magic The Gathering is a game I’ve long felt belonged on the iPad. After all, the physical card game is so popular precisely because it is portable – anywhere becomes an impromptu battle of the minds with this game, and unlike a game like chess, it’s easy to pack away afterwards.
Well, it took a while, but the 3DS has finally produced that magical moment that literally had me in tears. I can’t believe it took so long for Square Enix to realise the raw power of the Final Fantasy music and turn it into a rhythm game.