Donkey Kong Country

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Review: Learning from the greats

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair gets a lot of things right, and chief among them: it proves that the character platformer genre, the long-dead moneymaker of the 16-bit era, can still engage and excite in 2019. The original¬†Yooka-Laylee was considered by most to be a good if unremarkable 3D platformer. Created by many of the…

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Games Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch, 2018): Rare re-invention

I can’t imagine that Retro Studios took on the job of making a new Donkey Kong Country game lightly. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it kept a lot of them up at night. Donkey Kong Country is quite rightly regarded as a masterpiece, a feat of technical wizardry and genius game design even…

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Our weekend with the SNES Classic Mini

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Mini released around the world over the weekend to rapturous applause from longtime SNES devotees, packing a ton of nostalgia into an extremely small package. I missed out on a first round pre-order on the device, and we were not able to obtain a unit for review from Nintendo…

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