Results for Tag "Platformer"

Joining the devs to explore the ever-expanding worlds of retro-inspired platformer Yooka-Laylee

Posted 09/08 14:50 in Gaming | 0comments

Joining the devs to explore the ever-expanding worlds of retro-inspired platformer Yooka-Laylee

Try whole new, even more demanding sections of the world floating up when triggered by one of Yooka and Laylee’s purchasable special abilities.“And this is just one of the expandable worlds, at its most simple,” promises editorial director Andy Robinson.

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GR+ Live: Mega Man 6 'Speed' Run with the XPO Game Festival

Posted 09/13 21:33 in Gaming | 0comments

GR+ Live: Mega Man 6 'Speed' Run with the XPO Game Festival

We admit we're not the best, though.That's why we're introducing "Speed" Run.

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GR+ Live: Meet the creator of Owlboy, the world's most gorgeous platformer

Posted 10/11 21:36 in Gaming | 0comments

GR+ Live: Meet the creator of Owlboy, the world's most gorgeous platformer

The Owlboy release date is real.D-Pad Studio's gorgeous hand-drawn adventure, after eight years in development, is finally ready to come out.

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Ex-Rare legend Chris Sutherland gives us the lowdown on Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee

Posted 11/11 14:04 in Gaming | 0comments

Ex-Rare legend Chris Sutherland gives us the lowdown on Banjo-Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee

OXM: When you were first making Banjo-Kazooie, what things did you try and improve on from the few examples that were out there when you were making your first 3D game?Chris Sutherland: Mario 64 was the canonical 3D game that we looked at.

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GR+ Live: Meet the creator of Seraph PS4's brilliant gun kata platforming

Posted 11/15 21:43 in Gaming | 0comments

GR+ Live: Meet the creator of Seraph PS4's brilliant gun kata platforming

Sometimes when you sit down in front of a game, you just want to run, jump and shoot things.Contra, Shadow Complex, even modern slices of 2D action righteousness like Velocity 2; sometimes you just need it to feel old school.

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Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS makes up for lost features with a design masterclass

Posted 11/17 15:04 in Gaming | 0comments

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS makes up for lost features with a design masterclass

So far, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (henceforth SMM 3DS for brevity’s sake) seems to have been defined less by the features it has than the ones it’s missing.If Super Mario Maker was about giving everyone the ability to make their own Mario levels, the 3DS version is a creative toolkit for Mario connoisseurs.

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Mario Run had nearly 40 million downloads in 3 days and made $4 million in its first 24 hours

Posted 12/19 16:57 in Gaming | 0comments

Mario Run had nearly 40 million downloads in 3 days and made $4 million in its first 24 hours

3 million times in its first three days on iOS - apparently faster than even Pokemon Go, though Super Mario Run benefited from a global release as opposed to Pokemon Go's extended international rollout.On the other hand, Super Mario Run isn't available on Android, while Pokemon Go was.

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With canny algorithms, Spelunky‘s infinite challenges are fiendish enough to out-platform Nintendo

Posted 12/27 14:00 in Gaming | 0comments

With canny algorithms, Spelunky‘s infinite challenges are fiendish enough to out-platform Nintendo

Watch speedruns on YouTube, however, and you’ll see the layouts in a new light.The game’s levels aren’t randomly generated at all, you see; they are procedurally generated.

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Kalimba will make you hate your friends, and that’s why it’s one of my favourite games of all time

Posted 02/22 14:04 in Gaming | 0comments

Kalimba will make you hate your friends, and that’s why it’s one of my favourite games of all time

Here’s why Kalimba is one of the best couch co-op games out there: it has several different modes, all of which are more difficult and infuriating than the last.You could play a relatively pleasant couch co-op game like Chariot, Castle Crashers or any one of the Lego games – or you could play a proper co-op game.

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The 25 best Wii U games

Posted 03/17 23:32 in Gaming | 0comments

The 25 best Wii U games

Even with the lackluster sales and cumbersome GamePad, Nintendo's Wii U played host to some of the best games the publisher/developer has ever made.So as Nintendo enters an exciting new era, let's take a few minutes to celebrate the 25 best Wii U games ever made.

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The demonic offspring of Bloodborne and Super Metroid: You should be playing Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

Posted 03/20 17:05 in Gaming | 0comments

The demonic offspring of Bloodborne and Super Metroid: You should be playing Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight

A tough-as-nails Metroidvania that takes as much inspiration from 16-bit classics as it does Bloodborne Let's get this out of the way up front: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is hard.Within the first few moments of hitting Start and arriving in this haunted, pixelated land, you're probably - no, definitely - going to die.

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Five little things we love about the PS4 (and five things that still annoy us)

Posted 03/21 19:33 in Gaming | 0comments

Five little things we love about the PS4 (and five things that still annoy us)

I remember marveling when I could play PS4 games on my Vita in another room of my house, but Share Play is on a whole other level.When Sony released the slim PS4 and PS4 Pro, it also quietly revised the DualShock 4 and fixed most of its flaws.

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Super Mario Odyssey gameplay, trailer, release date and everything you need to know

Posted 03/24 11:36 in Gaming | 0comments

Super Mario Odyssey gameplay, trailer, release date and everything you need to know

After a fleeting glimpse of the game in the Switch’s own reveal trailer, Super Mario Odyssey now has an extensive video showing gameplay, locations, and a new character – Mario’s hat!According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Super Mario Odyssey is a return to the core, open-world Mario gameplay style of Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

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Yooka-Laylee critical round up: what does the world think?

Posted 04/04 19:56 in Gaming | 0comments

Yooka-Laylee critical round up: what does the world think?

5 million) on Kickstarter, the first crop of reviews are in for Yooka-Laylee.Read our Yooka-Laylee review to get our verdict on the game, then scroll on to see what other gaming sites think.

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The making of Snake Pass, Nintendo Switch's slithery sweet platformer

Posted 04/04 21:36 in Gaming | 0comments

The making of Snake Pass, Nintendo Switch's slithery sweet platformer

Snake Pass is one of the weirdest platformer games ever made.Just like in forebears like Super Mario 64 and Banjo Kazooie, you have to navigate your way over tiered ruins and trees collecting glowing gewgaws before moving onto the next stage.

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7 things I wish I knew before I started Yooka-Laylee

Posted 04/10 11:02 in Gaming | 0comments

7 things I wish I knew before I started Yooka-Laylee

And if you are, there are a few things you’re going to need to know.Having sunk over 20 hours into the game to review it, I am now very familiar with Yooka-Laylee’s systems, quirks, and conundrums.

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Super Mario Maker's toughest levels, from hard to near-impossible (we're still trying to finish them...)

Posted 04/10 13:06 in Gaming | 0comments

Super Mario Maker's toughest levels, from hard to near-impossible (we're still trying to finish them...)

But Super Mario Maker - now on Wii U and 3DS - continues to redefine what constitutes a 'hard' 2D Mario level.If you're looking to push your Mario skills (and knowledge) to their limits, Panga's levels are just the thing.

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Mario's most secret secrets in nearly 30 years of games

Posted 04/11 11:10 in Gaming | 0comments

Mario's most secret secrets in nearly 30 years of games

Ahead of the Switch launch of Super Mario Odyssey, what follows is a dozen of Mario's most incredible secrets within his classic games.If you've somehow found all of these secrets in your time with Mario games then, in the words of Super Mario World itself, you are a super player!

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Meet the creators of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's glorious tribute to the N64

Posted 04/11 21:33 in Gaming | 0comments

Meet the creators of Yooka-Laylee, Playtonic's glorious tribute to the N64

The characters don't just have that luscious cartoon style, the stages aren't just filled with equally enticing collectibles.The game also sounds precisely like those classic Rare games Playtonic's staff had a hand in.

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10 HD collections we (still) want to happen

Posted 04/24 23:36 in Gaming | 0comments

10 HD collections we (still) want to happen

These are the HD collections and upgraded ports we're still hoping to see on PS4 and Xbox One some day.The series is nearly two decades old at this point (the first game launched alongside the PlayStation 2), making it seem especially worthy of HD preservation.

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