Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – A Textbook Example of a Sequel Done Right

Released on: November 20, 1995 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Gameboy Advance, Wii, Wii U, New 3DS, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (with Nintendo Switch Online subscription) Developed by: Rare Published by: Nintendo That lull in retro reviews must be catching up with me, as it’s time to go back down memory lane. It’s been about aContinue reading “Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – A Textbook Example of a Sequel Done Right”

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – Yoshi’s First (and Possibly Best) Solo Outing.

Released on: October 4, 1995 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U (Virtual Console), Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Online Subscription) Developed by: Nintendo Published by: Nintendo Those who read my Super Mario World review will undoubtedly remember that I hold that game in high regard. The same was true forContinue reading “Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – Yoshi’s First (and Possibly Best) Solo Outing.”

Donkey Kong Country – Still Barrels of Fun

Released on: 21 November 1994 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo New 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online subscription) Developed by: Rare. Published by: Nintendo It’s been a hot minute since we talked about a retro game. Today, we are going way back to whenContinue reading “Donkey Kong Country – Still Barrels of Fun”

Rogue Legacy – Carrying the Family Torch

Released on: June 27, 2013 (First released on Windows) Available Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS Price: $16.99 CDN ($14.99 US) Developed by: Cellar Door Games Published by: Cellar Door Games I tend to talk a lot about roguelikes here on Sergiereviews.com. 20XX, Hades,Continue reading “Rogue Legacy – Carrying the Family Torch”

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Bean People, Platforming, and Wacky Courses, What’s Not to Like?

Released on: August 4 2020 Available Platforms: PC, Playstation 4 Price: $22.79 CDN ($19.99 US) [Has Microtransactions] Developed by: Mediatronic Published by: Devolver Digital Youtube is known for being quirky with its algorithm, its flawed copyright system, and introducing weird “features” that no one asked for. Where Youtube truly shines, however, is introducing smaller, independentlyContinue reading “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Bean People, Platforming, and Wacky Courses, What’s Not to Like?”

Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.

Released on: October 9 1988 Available Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When I was a kid, I was able to experience the classic NES Super Mario games thanks to the Super Mario All-StarsContinue reading “Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.”

Celeste (Switch) – Platforming… And Symbolism?

Released on: January 25 2018 Available Platforms: PC, Linux, macOS, Playstation 4, XBOXOne, Nintendo Switch Price: $21.99 CDN ($19.99 US) Published by: Matt Makes Games Developed by: Matt Makes Games Occasionally, I like browsing digital storefronts for deals on games. Typically, it’s indie games that get the most significant price cuts during these sales. WhileContinue reading “Celeste (Switch) – Platforming… And Symbolism?”

Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.

Released on: September 9th 1996 (Original), June 30th 2017 (Playstation 4, N-Sane Trilogy), June 29th 2018 (XBOX One, Nintendo Switch, PC , N-Sane Trilogy) Available Platforms: Playstation (Original), Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch (N-Sane Trilogy) Price: $54.99 CDN ($39.99 US) (N-Sane Trilogy) Published by: Activision Developed by: Vicarious Visions As a kid, IContinue reading “Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.”

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PC) – A Bewitchingly Charming Platformer

Released on: December 20 2016 (PC, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii U, Xbox One), June 8 2017 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One Price: $26.99 CDN ($19.99 US) [For the Base Edition] Published by: Wayforward Technologies, XSeed Games (retail version) Developed by: Wayforward Technologies We’ve reviewedContinue reading “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PC) – A Bewitchingly Charming Platformer”

Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless

Released on: August 23 1991 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance (remake), Wii (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Nintendo Switch (with Nintendo Online Subscription) Price: Free (on Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo Video games have been an essential part of my lifeContinue reading “Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless”

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