Shipwreck is a retro-styled, top-down adventure game that is quite obviously influenced by games in The Legend of Zelda series. It’s a fun experience. Basically, your ship gets wrecked on this island, so you need another to leave. You adventure to get one, but the only way to do so is to use the one ship on the island once the mayor allows it. So you end up having to help the mayor solve the island’s problem. Continue reading “Shipwreck”


Xeodrifter is an explorative 2D run and gun platformer for Nintendo 3DS. It is also available elsewhere, but the version I played was the 3DS download of this indie title. I think many would like to call it a Metroidvania game, but it’s really much more like a bite-sized version of Metroid Continue reading “Xeodrifter”

Steamworld Dig

Steamworld Dig is a 2D platformer adventure game available on the 3DS eshop. I know it’s also on Steam and possibly on other devices, but… this is the version I’ve played. The main plot is that Rusty is given the deed to his uncle’s mine. He goes to the western town to talk to his uncle about it, but he finds his uncle dead in the mine. It’s now your job to continue the mining not only to bring prosperity back to the town but also to find out what is so special about your uncle’s mine. Continue reading “Steamworld Dig”

Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge is a 2D, retro-styled metroidvania game, with a heavy emphasis on the Metroid part. Like most metroidvania games, you explore a large and connected world doing things like platforming, shooting enemies, getting powerups, and getting new abilities that will help you solve puzzles, beat bosses, and generally progress in the game. There are also a good amount of secrets and some interesting story bits thrown in. Continue reading “Axiom Verge”