SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE

Super Smash Brothers is back, its biggest draw this time around being that every fighter from the series’ past has returned. Many of this cast of classic SSB characters have been tweaked slightly to keep series veterans happy. In addition to the classics there are newcomers such as Ridley, an extraterrestrial dragon from the Metroid … Continued

RIVAL MEGAGUN

Rival Megagun is an interesting concept for a game. It’s basically a combination of a traditional top down shooter and a classic arcade vs game (a cross between Space Invaders and Street Fighter, to the layman) which plays out over a twin field of view, where each player has their own side of the split … Continued

EXPLORIANA

Wax your moustache, sharpen your machete, and prepare for adventure! Exploriana is a push-your-luck card collection game by the union of Triple-Ace Games, Counters Out and Chaos Publishing, for 2-5 players. The players are 19th Century Victorian patrons, financing expeditions to South America, Africa and the Far East, hoping to acquire great wealth and renown … Continued

SEGA MEGA DRIVE CLASSICS

Featuring a gigantic roster of 51 games, almost all of Sega’s most iconic 16-bit titles are well-represented in this compilation. The majority of these games are well within Starburst readers’ interests, with plenty of sci-fi, fantasy, action and adventure, and not a single sports game in sight. We’d be here all day if we gave … Continued

IN DEATH

In Death casts players as an unnamed hero whose sole purpose is to travel through the depths of Purgatory and the majestic floating islands of Paradise Lost to restore harmony to the afterlife. The corridors, courtyards, castles and crypts of these surreal almost Escher-like otherworldly environments are littered with undead knights, monks, spirits and banshees … Continued

GRETCHINZ!

Gretchinz! is a two-to-four-player game of frantic drag-racing madness, published by Devir, and licensed from Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 property. Each player controls a kart crewed by gretchin, the reckless, petty and cunning green-skinned slaves of the universe’s Ork warrior species. The players roll and re-roll three custom dice (each side has an Ork glyph … Continued

11:11 MEMORIES RETOLD

Released to tie in with the 100th Anniversary of its ending, Bandai’s 11:11 is a dreary, uninteresting, and boring depiction of the First World War. Puzzle elements are few and far between, and when they do arise, they are uninspired and quickly become repetitive. Instead, the large majority of the game is spent walking about, talking … Continued

FALLOUT 76

Fallout has always been a solitary experience, with every instalment of the long-running series casting players as a lone wanderer in a retro-futuristic post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland. Emerging from your underground bunker long after the bombs have fallen, the main appeal of these sprawling action RPGs has always been the wide array of quests you need … Continued

POKEMON: LET’S GO PIKACHU! / LET’S GO EEVEE!

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Ant and Dec’s Saturday morning Pokémon battles on SMTV Live, but that’s how long it’s been since Pokémon first took the UK (as well as the rest of the word) by storm. Over 100 games, 18 films, and well over 1000 episodes later, and finally a … Continued

TRINE

If you’ve been living under a rock since 2009, Trine is a fantasy action/puzzle/platformer where you must guide three characters through a bunch of levels. Each character has their own set of skills and powers, and they must combine to get through a series of challenges and enemies. The game has been released on numerous … Continued