written by David Steffen Elevator Action is a 1983 spy action game by Taito published in arcade format. As each level begins the player character grapples to the top of a 30-story building and must make their way down to the ground floor through the building filled with gun-toting guards while collecting secret documents along … Continue reading GAME REVIEW: Elevator Action
Axiom Verge is a Metroid-style exploration and action side-scroller shooter game released on Steam in 2015 by Thomas Happ Games LLC.
The game starts after Trace is the victim of a lab accident, and wakes up in a mysterious alien world with no memory of how he got there. He begins exploring, with the guidance of a mysterious voice in his head that knows more about his situation than he does. As he goes he finds an arsenal of new weapons and items that both help in combat and help unlock new areas of the map that weren’t reachable before. As he explores wider and wider he finds out more about why he is here and what he is meant to do.
A king with an obsession with immortality sends the brave knights of his kingdom on a quest to find the Cup of Life. There… is clearly a reason why this immortality-obsessed king didn’t go on the quest himself, since the path to the cup is so dangerous that it leaves a steady trail of dead knights, and each knight only makes their way through the obstacles by using the corpses of the knights that came before them as puzzle-solving tools. At the end of each level is a cup, but it never seems to the Cup..
written by David Steffen You are the Chili Pepper Knight, and you have already vanquished your foe and rescued the princess. But, now, time is rolling backwards and you have to replay the game in reverse, in this comedy platformer from Megafuzz in 2013. This is harder than you might think, because if you take any … Continue reading VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Spoiler Alert
Shovel Knight is an 8-bit styled platformer action game published by Yacht Club Games in 2014.
The playable character of the game is the eponymous Shovel Knight who is as you might expect, a knight who uses a shovel as his weapon instead of a sword or other more typical period weapon. Until very recently he has always worked as a team with the also-appropriately named Shield Knight. Their partnership came to an end on an excursion into the Tower of Fate, wherein a cursed amulet wrought a terrible (but only vaguely mentioned) fate–when Shovel Knight awakes he finds that he has been expelled from the now-sealed tower, and Shield Knight is nowhere to be found. His spirit broken by this loss, Shovel Knight retires and becomes a hermit, only returning to combat when the defenseless land is seized by the Evil Enchantress and her Order of No Quarter, a league of evil knights. Shovel Knight returns to battle to combat these new villains.