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When I played just a demo of this well over a year ago at PAX East on the Switch hardware I knew it had massive potentia...
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PICROSS S GENESIS & Master System edition

If you’re a puzzle gaming fan, you’re probably well-acquainted with the Picross franchise. While the S se...

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Horizon Chase Turbo

Oh, to go back to the arcades, hearing the sound of quarters being dispensed from the bill changer, and diving into s...

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Chained Echoes
This single-developer passion project sets a standard for how the classic 16-bit JRPG can still be improved upon
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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration
Far more than a mere collection of well-known games, Atari 50 sets the standard for chronicling the history of an icon
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Hotshot Racing
With its low-poly look coming straight out of classic Sega arcade titles like Daytona Racing we have Hotshot Racing, and...
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Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes
While I’ll open by admitting that, in general, any game with the word Pinball in the title gets my attention, in the cas...
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Retro games looking to take on the rough look and feel of classics like Castlevania are always going to face a bit of an...
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This far into the Switch lifespan the list of outstanding top-notch indie titles that haven’t yet made it to the platfor...
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Shovel Knight: King of Cards
While I haven’t formally reviewed any of the previous Shovel Knight games I’ve been a quiet fan of the series since it s...
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Miles & Kilo
Keeping in mind that the levels in Kid Tripp were always designed to support speed running, while you could choose to ta...
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Pinball FX3
While the base game hit the eShop in 2017, the periodic release of new table packs has kept this retro gaming engine ver...
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Killer Queen Black
After having heard so much about this killer multiplayer arcade title I was interested to see what the fuss was all abou...
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Bleak Sword DX
Certainly not for those lacking in skill and patience, Bleak Sword DX distills the likes of Dark Souls into a lo-fi and brutal arcade-like action game
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Donut Dodo
Rocking vibes from multiple arcade classics, Donut Dodo is an excellent and challenging remix
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Cruis'n Blast

When it comes to over-the-top, crazy, and almost excessively arcade-style racing I’m not sure anything out ther...

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Lucy Dreaming
A more retro-than-typical style of interface, cheeky humor, and great voice acting helps to lift this adventure up
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Kathy Rain: Director's Cut

While there have been a great number of LucasArts-esque point-and-click adventure titles on Switch, not all of them h...

While there’s a learning curve to its style and upgrade systems, this neuvo retro shooter is compelling
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Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo
Old-school vertical shooting meets some welcome alterations in this well-made modern retro classic
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Yars: Recharged
The classic Atari 2600 has gotten a significant upgrade, helping it more fully realize the potential it always had
With an absolutely unique mix of traditional arcade shooting and quasi-3D elements, Eschatos is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field
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Jetboard Joust

As an old-school arcade fan I'll admit I've been a big fan of indie titles that have come to the Switch putti...

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The Switch has most certainly been blessed with a wide variety of excellent shmups since its release and with the rel...

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure
Another gorgeous and generally rock-solid JRPG experience, though not terribly different from its predecessor
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The Excavation of Hob's Barrow
Delivers a mix of rural character, old-school adventure, and some legitimately chilling revelations
Maybe it’s the 80s kid and 90s twenty-something in me, but I’ll admit that when a game features a slice of life from my ...
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Agent Intercept
Looking back at my days in the arcade games there were a few titles that were legendary in their coolness and reputation...
If you’re an old-school arcade shooter fan the Nintendo Switch was already bordering on a dream console. Now, with the a...
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Steel Assault
Run-and-gun shooters were absolutely a consistent staple in the arcades and on consoles back in the day, and that puts a...
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While we hardcore types love our games, that isn’t to say that when confronted with examples of the silliness we regular...
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Flynn: Son of Crimson
There’s something to be said for games that know what they want to be, even if not necessarily revolutionary in any part...
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Astalon: Tears of the Earth
I tend to have a love/hate relationship with retro throwback games of various kinds. Sure, I have fond memories of the 8...
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Blizzard Arcade Collection
Before they became Blizzard and released the likes of the WarCraft and Diablo series, among others, the folks at then Si...
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Panzer Paladin
While I have a great deal of nostalgia for the 8-bit era since I played a ton of games back in those days, going back ca...
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Rigid Force Redux
When it comes to shmups on Switch the tendency is to see either games that tap firmly into nostalgia, adopting classic l...
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As a fan of old school shooters and beat-em-ups of all persuasions perhaps it was inevitable I’d be a Huntdown fan. Thro...
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Sky Racket
This is one of those games where with the elevator pitch alone I was revved up and ready to go. A retro-styled mash up o...
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As a child of the 70s and 80s who spent an enormous amount of time in the arcades there’s no doubt 198X was made for me....
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Super Crush KO
Early in the Switch lifespan, when the pickings were sometimes a bit more thin, there were some core Nindie titles that ...
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Duck Game
As long as you’re able to find people to play with whether locally or online Duck Game one of the best multiplayer exper...
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Super Hydorah
While inspired by the classics like R-Type and Gradius, Super Hydorah has a great feel and style all its own. You're abl...
If you're a big fan of classic arcade games you've probably heard of or even get nostalgic for a fair number of games fe...
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Marble It Up!
The baseline key to games of this kind is to get the physics and feel of it right and they’ve absolutely nailed it. The ...
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Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
Perhaps a little less gaining inspiration from the classic top-down Zelda titles like Link to the Past than copying it o...
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Steel Defier
A tight and generally pretty smart take on the dodge-em-up that manages to impress at its pretty humble budget price
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An unusual mix of classic side-scrolling shooter mechanics and twin-stick aiming makes for a thoroughly different experience
This pretty cool throwback to the age of classic cinematic adventures like Out of This World (and others) is a retro treat
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Gal Guardians: Demon Purge
With its stunning pixel art visuals and an intense mix of slashing and shooting challenges, Demon Purge satisfies
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Delivers the old-school looks and thrills of the Doom generation with some smart tweaks but inconsistent level design

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