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Late Bird Review: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
By Ariel Feist
I'll readily admit that I can't make heads or tails of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. In regards to the game's perplexing plotline, all I can fathom is a bunch of dandily dressed hooligans punching the crap out of each other. Luckily, Ariel steps in with a sterling review that summarizes the story and other game elements for BlazBlue newbies like me.
Late Bird Review: Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
By Ariel Feist
Ariel chugs right along in his review series of fighting games with this in-depth look at Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. Have the updated graphics bolstered the game's visual chops? Are the controls as intuitive as previous Tekken incarnations? And will the mystery of Heihachi's hair finally be solved? Check out Ariel's critique to find out.
Amped 3 Review
By Daniel Bailey
If there's one crucial criteria for a successful game, it's presentation. Amped 3's snow-choked slopes might not be immediately associated with visual flair, but Daniel's review highlights the game's ambitious combination of quirky cut-scenes and snowboarding's balletic grace. Want to find out what kind of trick an "aerial to nose butter" is? Take a gander at this review.
For What it's Worth: Super Mario Land 2 and Mario Clash
By Ryan Conway
Ryan pulls a twofer by simultaneously reviewing Super Mario Land 2 and the lesser known Mario Clash. While the former retains the classic Mario mechanics that we know and love, the latter, released for the cringe-worthy Virtual Boy, languishes in abandonware limbo. If your bargain-bin dollars are itching to be spent, look no further than Ryan's article.
Top 5 iPhone Games Of All Time
By Nathan Standridge
Own an iPhone? Bitmobber Nathan Standridge does, and along with a poem professing his love for the little device that could, he provides a list of rapid-fire reviews of some of the popular games available today, such as Plants vs. Zombies and Squareball. Don't forget that you can also make and receive phone calls!