Indie Games

Treasure Treasure: FFEE Review

Ishisoft’s Treasure Treasure: Fortress Forage Extra Edition is a co-op puzzle platformer that draws upon an easier era, long before such complications as raids and extensive plotlines, 16-bit technology, or color in portable games.  The glory days of Nintendo’s handheld system are recalled as soon as the game is loaded, with an old-school tune and graphics framed a la Super Game Boy. Class. (more…)
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Jet Pack War Review

Super Boise takes off with Jet Pack War, launching high above most other Avatar-centric Xbox LIVE Indie Games.  In what is becoming a trademark of sorts for Super Boise, loading the game results in a vivid title screen accompanied by an upbeat and relevant (albeit silly) theme song.  It might have been grounded the first time around, but Jet Pack War is back and soaring off at full speed once more. (more…)
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Obesity Epidemic Review

What if a new additive introduced to foods turned everyone into overweight, overindulging blobs that were hell-bent on caloric intake?  Actually, what if the latest twin stick shooter took an overhead view of Left 4 Dead and reskinned foodstuff survivors fighting fat people?  Either way, you’d end up with Obesity Epidemic, Super Boise’s co-op XBLIG. (more…)
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Four Corners Review

“Use ninjas, witches, archers, vikings, samurai, and a slew of other units to destroy your opponent's capitol and make yourself the superior season! You will have to conquer spires and golems as you battle and make them your own. Design custom maps, possess units for special abilities and auras, and discover all the secrets!” (more…)
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Avatar Pinball Review

Avatar Pinball is a time-munching title that chews up your minutes instead of your quarters.  Joining a handful of other Xbox LIVE Indie Game entries that put your XBL Avatar in the spotlight, the ladron/NoStatic-developed diversion spices up the lone pinball table with a variety of modes of play.  With these tweaks on gameplay, you’ll be able to participate in traditional pinball…or take advantage of the ragdoll physics and launch Avatars all over the board! Though the pinball table only has room for one player, the 3D visuals and tropical island theme aim to take your mind off of such…
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TransSubversion Review

In TransSubversion, players take on the role of Scrappy, a sentient robot after the Amber of Light energy source.  Scrappy isn’t alone though, as he’ll face puzzles and rival robots in over 40 colorful levels.  Due to the speed of the platformer, this bot might eventually resemble a certain blue hedgehog.  With jump pads, underwater air bubbles, and hectic speed, it’s not hard to see the inspiration that Sonic the Hedgehog served for the indie game. TransSubversion is composed of many well-drawn, linear, short levels.  Scrappy’s story is told through comic-styled panes, ensuring that this tin man has a brain. …
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Bumblicity Review

What do bees do whilst in the hive, away from prying human eyes?  You might think that they are bringing in pollen to feed the young, or maybe monitoring the temperature of the hive.  Planet Idiot refutes these silly facts, suggesting that the industrious insects are instead playing games of Bumblicity, an addictive mix of both Scrabble and Tetris.  Oh you clever bees! (more…)
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