Super Life of Pixel – A box of gaming history (PS4/Switch)

I know some of you guys love your hard copies of things, and even more I know some of you love to collect things. My friends over at Strictly Limited Games have asked me to once again pass over some info on their new collections. As always, I don’t receive any sort of compensation for this,just to be completely up front with you guys.Pre-orders will be kicking off on the 21st of November at 12 AM CET (midnight), only at Strictly Limited Games. (Most things from here on will copied directly from their press release to ensure accuracy)

Strictly Limited Games, together with Reset Games, are excited to give Super Life of Pixel a physical release, exclusively at the Strictly Limited Games Shop. Super Life of Pixel is a 2D puzzle-platformer that lets you enter a living, playable museum of video game history. A museum that spans across three decades and 19 historically inspired consoles, giving you a historic tour that is sure to put a smile on your face.

About the Game:

Join Pixel as he quests through gaming history, teleporting across the most iconic video game systems of generations past. Jump, dodge and play smart to survive all the traps, puzzles and enemies waiting at every turn and to unlock the next console on this historic gaming journey. Super Life of Pixel is like a museum on gaming history, but one full of sharp things, bad guys and free falls – in which you will die. A lot. Exploring gaming history has never been this fun!



Whether you’re nostalgic for these classic consoles or it’s your first time experiencing them, now it’s your turn to make gaming history!



Featuring 19 historically inspired consoles from the 8 & 16-bit eras and over 110 levels to conquer with dozens of secrets and puzzles

Unlock various power ups, vehicles and equipment for a varied and challenging experience

Get console history lessons and listen to the awesome original chip-tune soundtrack

Classic gaming references & easter eggs await around every corner, can you spot them all?





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Strictly Limited Games pre-order:

The Limited Edition will be limited to 2,000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1,000 for PlayStation 4, at a price of 29.99€, including a colourful game manual.


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The Special Limited Edition with lots of additional physical collectibles will be limited to 800 copies for Nintendo Switch and 400 for PlayStation 4, for 49.99€.


The Special Limited Edition will include the following items:


Game for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 

Special Limited Edition box

Colourful game manual 

Papercraft Pixel (10cm x 10cm)

Original soundtrack on CD

Large, 2-sided poster (DIN A3)

Notepad (DIN A6)

Post card (DIN A6)

Pixel sticker (8cm x 8cm)


Collector’s edition contents


*Shipping of these unique editions with limited supply is expected for March 2022.

Airborne Kingdom (Xbox Series S Review)

As always, huge shout out to my new friends over at The Wandering Band and Freedom Games for hooking me up with a review code for this game. It is always a pleasure to check out a new game and the one was no exception.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build a flying kingdom? This game will let you find out, and before we go any further I highly suggest you try building everything on one side of your kingdom to see what happens when you tilt it all to one side. I’m not saying anything does or doesn’t happen, Just give it a go. Maybe don’t do it during a serious attempt tho.

With that out of the way, the game tells the story of you trying to bring back a floating kingdom by rediscovering and making alliances with all the other Kingdoms, twelve in total.

The game is beautiful, as you watch the sun rise and set on your floating city.

You can see the love poured into this game from every angle. The resource management is also quite well done, at no point did I feel like the game was unfair but I came dangerously close more than once of running out of the things I needed to stay afloat.

The sound is another place where this game is great, but it isn’t where it shines. Where it truly shines is where all city builders are made or broken.

Is the game addictive? And the answer is absolutely. I was constantly redesigning things to make sure I had enough lift and propulsion to keep the place afloat or people in work. And I love making sure I had enough resources to make sure I could make it to my next area of exploration since not every biome would have the same resources in the same quantities.

This game is honestly absolutely amazing, and while it isn’t exactly challenging it doesn’t truly need to be, it is just a lot of fun. Definitely recommended for fans of the genre. Solid 8/10. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Cotton 100% PS4 Review

As always I want to give a huge shout out to my friends over at ININ games for tossing me a copy of this one to review. It is always appreciated.

Cotton 100% was never released in the west but was originally released for the SNES in Japan. It is actually nice that this series is finally getting released here in America.

Cotton 100% is actually more of a side scrolling shooter, think along the lines of Gradius. As the screen moves to the side you will be shooting enemies that fly towards you or drop bombs or use other power ups on them. Unlike most games however where you will fly around in some sort of ship or such, you actually are a cute little pink haired witch on a broom.

Honestly she might have a name, but as of when I played it the game is only in it’s original Japanese. This doesn’t actually do anything to the game play and you could easily look up the story, I just didn’t bother. The game play was enough to keep me interested.

Graphically the game looks nice, it isn’t anything to write home about but we are looking at a re-release here. If you are walking into this expecting AAA graphics you aren’t having realistic expectations. The enemies are pretty well designed and the bosses are down right adorable. In fact I will go so far as to say they are probably the high point of the game itself. Each one is just greatly designed.

The sound unfortunately is where the game suffered the most for me. It wasn’t by any means bad, it just wasn’t exactly good. For me it just felt dated and stiff. And really could have used some sort of a bigger update or clearing up.

The truth about this game is quite simple, it’s fun but there isn’t anything special about it. It’s definitely worth playing playing and is a solid 7/10, but truth be told it’s a very niche game for people that love retro games. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Panorama Cotton PS4 Review

As always with these things, a huge shout out to the people at ININ games for tossing me a copy of this one. It is always appreciated.

Panorama Cotton is essentially an emulation of the original Sega Master system version we never got in the west. It also happens to be the only one that isn’t a side scrolling shooter. This has more of the Space Harrier front view.

Graphically the game has some nice graphics and sound that aged pretty well and it does come with some nice bells and whistles such as some cheat codes and such.

This was honestly one of those games that I had never heard of and didn’t really have high hopes for but since it came from ININ games I wanted to give it a chance. The game will satisfy that need for nostalgia without breaking the bank, something ININ games does amazing at. A solid 7/10. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Sunshine Manor Out today on Steam!

Today developer Fossil Games is pleased to announce that Camp Sunshine’s prequel, Sunshine Manor, is out now on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux. To celebrate – a release trailer that alludes to the terrors within the walls of the spooky house..

It’s Halloween 1980, the front doors are open so step inside the old Aitken House and guide Ada on her journey through both the human world and the terrifying demon realm. Find out what events unfurled that led to the Camp Sunshine massacre in 1986.

Game Features



A dark, involved and outright weird story that builds to the events of Camp Sunshine!

Beautiful hand-drawn 8 bit-esque pixel art

Inspired by classic horror movies of the 1980s and beyond.

A game of cat and mouse where the nefarious Shadow Man could be waiting for you around any corner.

An original 1hr 22m soundtrack written exclusively for the game

Cotton Panorama & 100% Cotton being released this week on 29th October

Another classic mega drive game coming back from our friends at Strictly Limited games, Cotton Panorama and 100% cotton. Panorama is a shooting game much like the old Space Harrier game where you fly through levels collecting power ups and killing enemies.

Truthfully I don’t know much about the series having never played the original releases, but I will have reviews coming within the next week or so. Historically their rereleased games are always top notch. And with the witch theme it kind of goes with Halloween. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Sunshine Manor PC Release Date

Fossil Games, and, indie game publisher, Hound Picked Games are excited to announce that Sunshine Manor, a real retro 80s horror movie inspired diamond, will be released for PC on Steam on October 28th… Just in time for Halloween!

In Sunshine Manor, players adopt the role of Ada McReady who, unfortunately and against her will, gets trapped in Sunshine Manor whilst out trick or treating. It is not a place where most folks would want to be. Its long dark corridors dripping with cobwebs, creaking floorboards and unwelcoming atmosphere hang heavy. Ada has only one recourse, to get the ‘hell’ out of this nightmare as fast as possible!.


As Ada tentatively explores the Manor, you’ll meet ghosts, battle demons (some more friendly than others) and attempt to stop whatever is happening in the old Aitken house. As always with good versus evil, Ada has plenty of her own tricks to even things up with psychic powers that can banish demons for good! Sunshine Manor offers twists, turns, blood, mystery and lots more once the door slams behind you.


Uncover the mystery and history, all whilst trying to avoid being taken by The Shadow Man – who just happens to be watching your EVERY move.

( console versions are in development for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch but are scheduled for a 2022 release)

The Caligula Effect 2 (PS4 Review)

As always, huge shout out to NIS America, always love working with them when they bring things stateside.

Caligula Effect to as the name says is a sequel to the first one and yes, it is linked but not so much that you have to play the first one. They will explain what you need to know to enjoy the game. That being said playing the first one helps, and if you have the battle system is pretty much the same and is the best part of the series. See it’s turn based, but not really. See when you take your time you can see what’s about to happen and move your characters turn up and down the time table. By doing this you can actually counter what an enemy is do. This may allow you to defend or toss them up into the air, or maybe just move out of the way.

By doing this you can have other characters use their turns to take advantage by using their skills that do extra damage to enemies on the ground or in the air. When you truly get this down you can go entire fights without taking a hit. After battles your characters heal, as the game truly rewards strategy. That being said, I’ve had it work against me and been utterly destroyed by more powerful enemies or simply normal enemies on higher difficulty levels. And I wouldn’t change it for the world.

The story is rather interesting, but if you played the first one there’s nothing new here. You are trapped in a fake world and once someone sees it, the Musicians that work for the person controlling it won’t tolerate you messing with the program. They rather like it the way it is and the people that don’t realize they aren’t in the real world are perfectly content living their fake lives.

Truthfully I’m not even sure we don’t play as the bad guys in these games, more than once I’ve thought the world sucks and wanted something better,who would I be to go and ruin the entire thing for others. That is part of what I enjoy about the game though, it does make you think.

The game looks nice and the music is great, which is good since you are fighting people called musicians. The game is a solid 8/10 and is great for anyone that loves RPGs. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Gleylancer – Classic Golden Oldie Shooter Returns – Out today


Indie publisher Ratalaika Games is pleased to say that Gleylancer, the  red hot shooter that was originally  released on Sega Mega Drive, will be available, released today digitally  for XBox, Switch and PS4/5

Gleylancer was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive back in 1992 with a story that played out in a manga art style similar to Phantasy Star 4 and received mixed reviews based on which country you look at. It is worth noting however that Nintendo Life has already given this a 9/10 and the game does come with plenty of noticeable enhancements.

Chernobylite (PS4 Review)

As always a huge shout out to the people over at The Farm 51 for hooking me up with a revised copy of this one. Always fun to get to play a new release.

Now I am just going to give you a quick version of what I am about to tell you for those that just want to know. If you like survival games, a strong story, and an interest in history you can stop reading and just go pick this one up. You have my blessing. For a longer version, keep reading.

The game itself is an interesting semi open world survival game, and this I thought would be kind of bad but it turns out I enjoyed it. You can pick missions for yourself and your team, yes your team. They will go off on their missions, and they may not come back if you send them off on something beyond their abilities. You will then leave your base area and hunt for food, supplies,ammo or things to help build things at your base.

These outings take place during the day, and can be simple things like finding a cache of medicine or food or more complex, like not getting murdered by enemies as you progress the plot. You are free to take your time as you explore and build traps or small outpost I’m the world but this may not always be the best idea. See the world has a habit of changing with more enemies and radiation and such just showing up.

This isn’t really the only part of the game however, when you aren’t in missions you will be at the base where you have a pretty high level of control over what gets built and where, from work benches, to random chairs and couches for your people to be more comfortable in. You can even build walls for your people to have some privacy while they sleep, and yes these things will matter. People tend to like being comfortable and not sleeping on floors.

You will also need to make sure everyone has food and medical supplies, unfed people are miserable people and they will leave you. Supplies are not infinite either as every time you play the location of things and supplies seem to change, some days you may find plenty of ammo for your revolver and herbs. Other days finding 2 or 3 rounds will feel like a blessing. Stealth is definitely the preferred option in this game,and having 100 rounds does not mean turning the game into the wild west is a great idea.

The game obviously isn’t perfect. It doesn’t always give the best guidance on what to be doing and I did notice some significant drop in frame rate here and there. The very first time I played I did also have to reload a previous save to fix a glitch, but it was a one time thing that I could not duplicate after multiple attempts.

The game is beautiful however and it has moments of pure creepiness that I haven’t experienced since playing The Forest and having cannibals screaming from trees when I couldn’t see them at night. The sound is also spectacular. Very few games at this price point ($30) offers this much value in my opinion. This game at this price is an 8/10 and should not be missed by survival fans. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.