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Captain Toad: Unlock Bonus Stages w/ Mario 3D World Save File


Go on a trip down memory lane with unlockable bonus stages in Captain Toad.

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Review


This review was originally posted on The Escapist. While interning at Walt Disney World back in 2004, I discovered the…

Shovel Knight Review – An Ace of Spades


Mega Man meets Ducktales, meets Super Mario Brothers 3, meets Castlevania, meets Kirby’s Adventure, meets Zelda 2, meets Ninja Gaiden? I can dig that.

Monochroma Review – What’s Black, White and Red All Over?


Monochroma is a puzzle platformer that struggles with the two most important aspects of a puzzle platformer: The puzzles and the platforming

Contrast Review – Potential is Lost in the Shadows


If you look at the surge of great puzzle platformers in recent years – games like Braid, Portal, VVVVVV, and…

Rush Bros Review: Rushed and Flawed


Rush Bros rushes too quickly to the finish line, leaving behind good mechanics in the process.

Fez Coming To Steam May 1st


Polytron’s indie darling finally has a PC release date.

Oozi: Earth Adventure Review: Frustrating, But Familiar

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The 2-D platforming genre is so old and well-represented by amazing titles at this point that it must be hard…

No Time to Explain Review: Humorous, Clever Platforming

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It has a few technical problems, but No Time to Explain is smart, funny, and adds a little something to the platforming genre.

Free Platformer Perspective Makes You Remake a 2-D World

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You should definitely play this.

Pid Review: An Artsy, Clever Exercise in Hair Pulling


This indie platformer’s charm is matched only by its ability to frustrate.

A Valley Without Wind Review: A Valley Without Drive

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If making stuff, grinding and exploring a nearly endless world are your thing, here you go. But it grows tedious.

Dustforce Review

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Dustforce is challenging, often beautiful, packed full of content and lots of fun. It’s totally worth your $10.

Daily Independent: Explore a Weirdo Dimension in VVVVVV

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Defy gravity on the cheap by grabbing VVVVVV as part of the Humble Indie Bundle No. 3.

Retro Rewind: Earthworm Jim as Child Torture (and Grown Man Torture, Too)

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Slogging through the intensely difficult levels of Earthworm Jim reminded me of what a gem the game really is.

Daily Independent: Some Smart Puzzle Platforming to Be Had in BEEP

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Imagine Mario with Gordon Freeman’s brain. But with robots.

Daily Independent: Get Your 8-Bit Metroidvania on in Celestial Mechanica

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The price is right for this quick romp through 8-bit platforming adventure.

Capsized Review


Will Capsized be a breakaway indie hit, or just another game drowned in the shadows of the industry titans?

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Review


The cutest little bloodbath ever.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Review


It’s a magical, magical game.

Get Limbo for $10 on XBLA Today


We loved Limbo — now you can, too, for about a third less than you’d usually pay.

Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves Review

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This Move-enabled, co-op-only title won’t help with the LittleBigPlanet 2 wait, nor make the friends you force to play with you like you any better.

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review


DK & Diddy return in Nintendo’s latest simian platformer. Is it a good swing through the jungle or a rotten banana?

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Review


Hint: I thought it was pretty awesome.

Limbo Review


After you push start at the title screen, Limbo just starts with no introduction. It would appear Limbo is too…

Gaming Today Impressions of N+ (PSP)

N+ Developer: Silverbirch Studios Publisher: Atari Price: $19.99 Platform: PSP, DS Category: Puzzle/Platformer ESRB: “E” for Everyone Release Date: August…

Gaming Today Reviews ‘Arkadian Warriors’ XBLA

Xbox Live Arcade was in desperate need of a more diversified list of genres. Dungeon crawlers are definitely a type…

Gaming Today Reviews: Mega Man ZX Advent (DS)

Fans of the Mega Man series are used to seeing sequels of the Blue Bomber released, although the freshness meter…

Gaming Today Reviews Viva Piñata (PC)

From the first time I heard about Viva Piñata, I was immediately interested. It was one of those situations where…

Gaming Today Reviews Beautiful Katamari

A few years back, I purchased a cheap, somewhat obscure PS2 game called “Katamari Damacy.” It’d gotten good reviews and…

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