Entries in side-scroller (10)

Sunday
Sep202015

PPR Presents Play Play: Tembo The Badass Elephant

elieve it or not, the titles that Game Freak develops that aren’t a Pokémon title, truly are the bizarre, and weird ones from their wheel house. Whether it’s an digital electric hero, or a drill happy jewel thief, the move-right-and-jump variety of games they release are just plain strange.

Like a militarized mercenary elephant with a chip on his shoulder, and we’re talking like, some shades of PTSD; like, what?

Published by Sega, we have Tembo The Badass Elephant, and he’s been tasked to take out some purple terrorist dudes, and George and Stevie are going to help lead the charge, and see if the game lives up to the studio lives up to the pedigree of the previous side-scrollers they’ve released.

Spoiler; George doesn’t think so, and Stevie tries to play the straight man in this latest Play Play.

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Saturday
Sep192015

PPR's Top 5 Super Mario Maker Levels

t’s only been a week since the release of the anticipated DIY-centric adventure about gaming’s star plumber, and we’ve already been treated to some of the niftiest stages, and levels to have ever come out of the minds of intrepid gamers everywhere.

Seriously, some of the stuff to come out of Super Mario Maker so far has generated a sensation that contemporaries like Little Big Planet could only dream of, and it’s only going to get bigger. So while we’re preparing our review of the game, and enjoying some of the shenanigans ourselves, I figure that I would share with you all, my top five favorite levels to have generated out of the fun little Nintendo experiment so far and their respective access codes—in no particular order mind you, they’re all really awesome.

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Friday
Sep182015

PPR Presents Play Play: Heroki

emember when Sega had a full supply of wacky and zany characters at their disposal, and they would be mascots to a bunch of wild, and creative new gameplay mechanics and systems that you didn’t see anywhere else?

I mean, that’s not to say that every single one of them were good per say, but hey, they were different, and the latest title they’ve published for the iOS store definitely brings back some shades of that old Sega.

Join Georgie and Stevie as they spin, float, and jettison their way through the colorful world of Heroki; an adorably deformed good guy who put his sense of justice to work, all by using his goofy-ass helicopter head—check it out!

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Saturday
Mar282015

Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 128 - Armed Seven

rmed Seven precedes Gigantic Army, which we took a look at in episode 98 of Bullet Heaven HD. As a side scrolling shooting game that laid the foundations for its run-and-gunning successor, how does it fare?

 

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Tuesday
Oct072014

QCF: Freedom Planet

ey there, I'm sure I can ask you all a question right—do you like Sonic the Hedgehog? Me too, and apparently so do the developers over at GalaxyTrail. Unlike most games that take influence from other IP's, Freedom Planet doesn't do anything to try to hide it, in fact, it displays it's love for the sonic franchise loudly and proudly.

The game really feels like a spiritual successor of sorts, which is great considering Sega managed to drive their own franchise into the ground. Although this game borrows a lot from classic Sonic's gameplay, it has its own unique flare and tone.

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Sunday
Jul272014

QCF: Valiant Hearts: The Great War

o say that the depiction of war in video games is a bit misgiving when it comes to displaying the harsh reality of its trauma and destruction would be an understatement, because video games are supposed to be fun; who has the stomach to digest all of that deep shit, am I right?

Valiant Hearts is an emotional campaign that challenges the usual representation of those historical conflicts by centering on the first global battle that rocked our planet. The third UbiArt Framework driven game from the Montreal studio is an unassumingly beautiful animated take on World War 1 that truly channels the cruel gravity of conflict in ways that are equal parts compelling, as they are heart wrenching, to a deafening extent the deeper players venture through it.

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Tuesday
May202014

PPR Presents Play Play: Princess Crown

ack in the beginning, before George Kamitani and company started the Vanillaware brand, they worked on a project in conjunction with Sega and Atlus for the 2D Powerhouse that was the Sega Saturn; game that would become a Holy Grail of sorts on the platform before it would get rereleased again on the PSP—Princess Crown. So many accolades have been attributed to this title aside from it being the catalyst for Vanillaware, but after all this time, have those accolades held up? Should this game have seen a stateside release after all?

George doesn’t really think so, and is Andrew still excited for the game after all this time? Tune in and find out as well simultaneously discover just how good Ser’s Japanese really is, as we stumble around our understanding of it along for the ride.

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Thursday
Oct312013

PPR Presents Play Play: Demon's Crest

t’s Halloween guys, and what better way to celebrate then a spooky Play Play featuring one of the most underrated games on the SNES—Demon’s Crest. Join George, Ser, and Sean as we watch Firebrand fight a ridiculous load of bosses, play some creepy version of Wack-a-mole, and die way too many times in the process.

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