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Iconoclasts review

Iconoclasts a breath of fresh air

 

Iconoclasts for Nintendo Switch is a platformer puzzle game with a great in-depth story that drew me in. In Iconoclasts you start your adventure playing as Robin who is the daughter of a mechanic.Through out Iconoclasts, you will use your wrench to solve different puzzles to advance through the world. The puzzles in Iconoclasts progressively get harder so it became increasingly more satisfying to solve them.

One of my favourite parts of Iconoclasts for Nintendo Switch are the boss battles. The boss fights are a great throw back to the days where you needed to memorize and use good timing to defeat them.

Iconoclasts is at home on the Nintendo switch

Right from the opening of Iconoclasts, I could see and feel that this game screams Nintendo. The amount of care and detail that has gone into this game is incredible. If the Nintendo seal of quality was still around, Iconoclasts would bear that seal.

Quest4Pixels Play or Pass – The Verdict

Iconoclasts is a breath of fresh air on the Nintendo Switch EShop. It gives life in an otherwise bland selection of shovel-ware indie titles. With the amazing art and great music and amazing story, Iconoclasts is everything I could ask for from a game.

This is a definitely a game worth playing –  Q4P: Play!

Reviewed by JoelakaFalcon

Disclaimer: This review was completed using a retail code provided by the publisher.

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State of Anarchy Master of Mayhem Review

By Joey Splats

 

State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem

Aliens, Guns, Burning, and a whole city to master await you. Absolute mayhem sums up this game. However, it does it in such a way that made me want to come back again and again to fight these aliens. Published by Sometimes You, the game is about destroying all the enemies in a city while upgrading yourself. There are 48 stages/missions that get increasingly more difficult as you progress. There is also a variety of weapons and upgrades to unlock which adds to the fun.

The Mayhem

The game drops you into a world that has a retro stick-man graphic style that works for this type of hectic game. You see a few enemies which you kill, and that’s the game. You see an enemy in the world, and you shoot. However, with different weapons and vehicles, it provides enough variety to keep the game fresh. The game offers a variety of stages that kept me interested. I was never bored! This game is challenging and does not hold back. To beat the game, you need to strategize and work your way around the bosses.  From the onset, the bosses get increasingly more difficult.

The bosses in Master of Mayhem are fun and challenging. The first real boss you face is an alien spaceship that you must chase down in your vehicle. Once destroyed the alien appears and you must kill him, and it is not as easy as I expected a first boss to be. I died a couple of times before finally beating him. This is the magic of the game; its difficult but its charm brought me back again and again to ether kill or be killed.

The upgrade system is central to the game-play. You can upgrade stats such as accuracy, power, reload speed. This means that you are ever getting more powerful. It also has a semi Metroidvania style of finding weapons that allow you to upgrade your arsenal that instantly made me feel more powerful after unlocking.

The Verdict: Q4P Pass or Play?

I recommend this game to anyone that enjoys a quick pick up and play style of gaming.  The simple art style adds to the fun in this immersive game.  For $7.99 (£7.19) this game is well worth your investment.

 

Q4P: PLAY!

Disclaimer: This game was reviewed on the Nintendo Switch using a retail code provided by the publisher.

 

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Pocket Rumble

First impressions

Pocket Rumble is a 16-bit fighting game for the Nintendo Switch. If you thought to yourself isn’t this game already out. You wouldn’t be wrong to think so, Pocket Rumble was one of the first games shown off during the first Nindies Direct. Pocket Rumble takes inspiration from the SNK fighters on the Neo Geo pocket.

Pocket Rumble is a fighter that would have been right at home on the NES. From a glance the game seems like it wouldn’t have much to offer in depth, but once you dive in you will be surprised at how deep the game play gets.  Pocket Rumble is a two button fighter with a lot of heart. You will find yourself losing hours trying to master one fighter. It sounds boring but is really satisfying once you pull that combo you have been working on off.

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Single Player

In single player mode there are a few different game choices. there is training, arcade, and career. Training mode will walk you through all of the controls of the game, arcade mode is a place where you can just relax and play, the real fun if in career mode where it keeps track of your win loss percentage of each fighter you use.

Online

One great feature of Pocket Rumble is the online play, you can choose to play with friends and or random opponents, there is also ranked mode for you super competitive players. I have played 15 online matches at this point, it was really fast finding a opponent and there was zero impute lag. This is a really solid online fighter.

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The verdict

Pocket Rumble is a great game with a lot of the features we have grown to want in our fighting games and at only $13 Canadian this is a must have for any fighting fan.

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Bouncy Bob

Bouncy Bob

Developer: All those moments

Time to bounce

My first impressions of Bouncy Bob is that the art style is amazing and the music was fantastic. In Bouncy Bob you play as the main character Bob and you bounce around many different stage. Sounds pretty simple, I forgot to mention that you are tasked with killing as many zombies and rabbits as possible. How you move around the stage with Bob is unique, you hold down on the A button to charge your bounce, a arrow appears then starts to move left to right. When the arrow points in the way you want to jump you let go of A and shoot across the stage. You also have a flutter move when you rapidly press the A button. With your flutter move you need to be careful.There is only so much fluttering Bob can handle.

Play together

The strongest aspect to Bouncy Bob is it’s couch co-op multiplayer. I had alot more fun playing against my son then I did in the single player mode.

Some improvements

The part of Bouncy Bob that I didn’t like was how you moved around the stage. If I was able to run around and jump I would have had a much better experience.

Pros:

Great art style

Awesome music

Fantastic multiplayer (local)

Cons

Movement inputs could be improved

The verdict

For only $4.99 (USD) this game is a bargain and will give you some good time playing with your friends. This is BUY for sure

Review by : JoelakaFalcon

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Mario Tennis Aces

The Story

Today is the day alot of Nintendo fans have either been excited for or could care less about. Mario Tennis Aces is available today, and I am really excited to jump in and see what this game has to offer. The adventure mode is where the main story of the game takes place. With out spoilers there are alot of different levels to sharpen your tennis skills on. The story mode isn’t a walk in the park either. There are plenty of levels I had to play multiple times to complete it. I am confident that people who are looking for more then online play will be satisfied with what this game has to offer.

Online improvements

I like most people had a horrific experience with the Mario Tennis Aces demo a few weeks back. I was ready to give up on the hope that online play would be any good. Nintendo has done alot of work to stabilize online play. I was playing on a connection that run’s 5-15 Mbps and the connection had around 15 people using it at one time. I did not have issues with any matches and was able to have smooth game play.

Game, Set, Match

Over all I am really happy with Mario Tennis Aces and I can’t wait to have lots of fun playing with everyone in online tournaments.

Soccer Slammers Review

By Joey Splats

 

Soccer Slammers is a game made by Atooi, A great Indie development company ran by the main man Jools Watsham. Atooi has made some outstanding games in the past and Soccer Slammers is another game in the long lists of games they have produced.

This game is an excellent arcade game which has released at a perfect time; Just in time for the World Cup. Compared to past games I have found that this game has a lack of polish which most of his games have had in the past, which I’ll explain later.

So what’s the score

The game is simple, and that’s its charm. You control one person in a two-person team (Multiplayer has player 2 controlling the second) and the goal is simply to score in the others goal. Come on we have all played Football before we know how this works.

You have four moves you can make. B = Pass, A = Shoot, Y = Tackle and R = Boost. I tell you this now because of the tricky things about starting the game up first time is that unless you go into the options the game does not tell you what the buttons are. Which is not a problem, but something that could be incorporated into the start up sequence for first time players.

However once you learn what button does what the game play is refreshing and challenging, the AI is on point and Jools needs a well done for how well it responds to you and how well it works, all leading up to a great experience.

 

Two Modes

The game comes with Two modes. A quick match mode and World Cup mode.

Quick match lets you pick any team and choose there difficulty and your enemies and then pits you head to head with that team. This mode lets you play with up two four players. Which is a huge selling point because it is quick and easy fun. However, I have one annoyance about this mode. There is no acknowledgment of the game you have played. As soon as the game is done it sends you straight back to the start, there is nothing saying “You won” or just acknowledging that you have played a game. This has meant that this mode has not been my mode of choice because it feels like I’m not accomplishing anything.

The beef of the Content however is in World Cup mode. This is exactly what you would think it would be. Every team and one winner. This is so much fun. However, disclaimer I’m rubbish at the game and never won. But playing it was truly fun.

That’s one thing to note about this game. This game is hard. Its not simple. Be prepared to lose and shout at you’re Switch Screen.

 

The Verdict.

As you can tell from the review I have mixed feelings for this game. Some aspects of it shines and other parts of it falls short. As stated at the start Atooi has made some excellent games and they should be commended. And that’s why it’s in my opinion if you have yet to try their other games I would suggest going there first. But I would also not tell anyone not to get this game because at times its really fun and I can see it being right up some people’s street. For £8.99($9.99) I would give this game a Maybe score.

 

Q4P Pass or Play: Maybe

 

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