Desync Review

Desync Review

Tron and Bulletstorm’s Steamy Lovechild Desync is, first and foremost, a supremely awesome looking and sounding game. Heavy synths and neon colours are the order of the day here, and I am totally into it. Think 1980s/ early 1990s condensed into a single art...
GRIDD: Retroenhanced Review

GRIDD: Retroenhanced Review

GOODD: Jizz In My Pants At one point in my last run of GRIDD: Retroenhanced before starting work on this review, I was on top of the world. My weapons were fully upgraded, my shields were up, and my score was rocketing sky-high. I was on a roll. Then a meteor shower...
Snake Pass Review

Snake Pass Review

Snaky Slithering Makes For A Scintillating Experience Snake Pass makes movement the star of its platforming experience. By having players act like a snake, they’ll slither and twist up various surfaces and bamboo ladders, clambering around stages using the...
Lament Review

Lament Review

Radical Upgrades Generally, when a game promises to be “NES Hard”, it’s not a good sign. The action-platformers of the NES era were  hard not so much because of good design or genuine challenge, but more due to cheap kills and frustrating platforming, mostly...
Don Bradman Cricket ’17 Review

Don Bradman Cricket ’17 Review

Hey Batter, Batter I have been wanting to review this game since we started Steam Shovelers. Being thoroughly American, Cricket is something that I was only exposed to in a throw-away line in the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Going into this game, I...
Beat Cop Review

Beat Cop Review

Brooklyn Vice Cop shows in the 80s were pretty nasty, weren’t they? Not necessarily because of the content, mind you – although some of the subject matter could be a bit gnarly. No, they were nasty because of their sardonic, cynical take on humanity. To the writers of...