Indie Games releases 9th September

All releases are played for the eight minutes allowed in trials and impressions are made from that. If you would like for us to review your game in full, post an update on the progress of your game etc. please get in contact. Duologue is a twin stick shooter that I previewed a few weeks ago. Every level has two types of coloured enemies which can only be killed with bullets of the opposite colour. Presentation, graphics, music and sfx are all nicely done and the game is good fun. I should be reviewing this game in the next week…
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Indie Games releases 8th September

All releases are played for the eight minutes allowed in trials and impressions are made from that. If you would like for us to review your game in full, post an update on the progress of your game etc. please get in contact. Color Break is an arcade style game where you must hit the bouncing balls to keep them on screen. The twist is that the balls are coloured and you must change the colour of your bat to match the colour of the balls. While the graphics are basic they work well enough for the type of the…
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Gum Drop Celestial Frontier Review

Gum Drop Celestial Frontier is based on an interesting and original premise where instead of guns you need to use physics to defeat your enemies in this top down shoot 'em up. The game has 20 levels and 4 difficulties to play through with a survival mode to unlock once you finish all the levels. The game can save to keep track of your progress and high scores so you can return to the game later. The game’s menus are well presented and easy to use. (more…)
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Deal of the Week: Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords

This weeks deal of the Week for Gold subscribers is for Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords for 400 :MSPoints:, the game was originally 1200 :MSPoints: and was reduced to 800 last year. I bought this last year when it was reduced and it is worth every point (even at 1200), so at 400 :MSPoints: it is a steal! There are countless hours of gameplay in the single player story mode and even more in the two player online battle mode. Be sure to check out the trial, it is a great game and I can't recommend it enough. Full…
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Sonic & Knuckles and Wallace & Gromit Episode 2 coming on September 9th XBLA Wednesday

Two games for this weeks arcade Wednesday. First is Sonic & Knuckles: The blue hedgehog and the red echidna were sworn adversaries in Sonic 3, but in the platform adventure Sonic & Knuckles™, Knuckles realizes that he's been just a pawn in the schemes of Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik). Knuckles, the former adversary, now supports Sonic to chase the common enemy, and each must use their strengths to acquire the priceless Master Emerald and save Angel Island. Pricing is expected to be 400 :MSPoints: if it remains the same as the other Sega emulated titles. You can read more about…
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Dream.Build.Play 2009 winners announced

The winners for this years development competition have been announced. First place winning $40,000, second winning $20,000, third $10,000 and fourth $5,000. Congratulations to the winners, going by the screenshots and videos they look amazing! First Place: Dust: An Elysian Tail (United States) - “Dust: An Elysian Tail” is a side-scrolling, action role-playing game. The player controls Dust, a man searching for himself. Set in the beautiful yet mysterious world of Falana, this game chronicles protagonist Dust’s journey to liberate an oppressed village, and rediscover his past. He is aided by an ancient sword, Ahrah, and his helpful if unreserved…
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Dream.Build.Play 2009 finalists announced

The finalists for this years developers competition have been announced with the winner to be decided soon. The finalists are Dust: An Elysian Tail, HurricaneX2 Evolution, Kaleidoscope, Max Blastronaut, Rotorscope - The Secret of the Endless Engery and Sol Survior. Videos for all the finalists can be found below. Screenshots can be found here. (more…)
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Indie Games releases 5th September

All releases are played for the eight minutes allowed in trials and impressions are made from that. If you would like for us to review your game in full, post an update on the progress of your game etc. please get in contact. Avatar Drop is a game where you must control your avatar who is falling down the screen and move him into rings that give you score. Inflatable balls can help or hinder your progress as you spin and bounce your way around the screen to get to the high scoring rings or play it safe and stick…
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360 Mega App Pack HD codes winners

A bit of a disappointing turn out for this weeks competition compared to last weeks. I received 15 email entries and 6 comment entries, hopefully the next competition have a better response. The first chance to win a code was to answer What is ‘Rule 1′ stated as on Super Button Mashing Bros? which you could find by playing the trial of 360 Mega App Pack HD. The correct answer was No Turbo Controllers. chose number 12 which corresponds to the 12th correct entry and the winner is Nathan R, congratulations! Check your email shortly for your code. The second…
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AtomHex review

AtomHex is a Geometry Wars inspired twin stick shooter with some new new ideas to bring to the table. You control a space ship trapped in a world of Atoms and Hexes using the left analogue stick to move and the right analogue stick to fire shots, these shots are coloured yellow, red, green and blue and you can only destroy enemies of the same colour. You change shot colour by collecting the coloured Hexes. (more…)
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