Tag: Side-Scrolling

Out Of Line Interview

After sinking my teeth into the preview for Out of Line, Nerd Monkey’s newest 2D puzzle-platformer, I was captivated by the art style, intrigued by the story, and challenged by the gameplay. Since then, I was fortunate enough to virtually sit down with Lead Art Designer Francisco Santos to get the inside scoop on the game’s development process.



Halloween Forever Review

A Sweet Treat

HIGH A well-themed 8-bit platformer that’s heavy on the charm.

LOW Not much guidance on the purpose of in-game collectibles.

WTF Was that boss’s chainsaw supposed to keep going after his death…?


Inside (Switch) Review

Portable Nightmares

HIGH One of this gen’s best indies, now on the go.

LOW Nothing new here for returning players.

WTF The ending is still one of the wildest moments in all of gaming.


Castle Of Heart Review

A Knight In Corroded Armor

HIGH The storybook intro and outro are rather nice.

LOW The controls are atrocious.

WTF A classic-style, side-scrolling platformer that only controls with the analog stick?


Headlander Review

Allergic To Laser Beams

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HIGH The concept and aesthetics are tops.

LOW Forgetting that higher color sentries can pass through lower-color doors

WTF It took hours to realize Circle had a non-combat function.