Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island (Switch): COMPLETED!

Many times over the years I’ve tried to play this, and every time the slippery controls, wonky collision detection, and overuse of pressing diagonals have put me off before the first boss. So what’s changed this time? Why did I play it … [Continue reading]

ugvm Podcast Episode 18

As a wise man once sang, it's Christmas! Nearly! So with the spirit of the season at the forefront of our minds, we decided to play a low-impact after-dinner party game. You decide whether this was the worst decision of 2018 or not. Apologies to … [Continue reading]

Ninja Gaiden (Switch): COMPLETED!

I have to admit, I never really played any of the Ninja Gaiden games originally. I knew they were hard, but oh my word was this hard. There’s no way in hell I’d ever get close to completing it without save states, and it is just that it … [Continue reading]

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) – What a way to end the year!

Completed - easily one of the best games this generation with an amazing narrative & enjoyable open world to explore.It’s been a good year for me having completed 14 games.Battlefield 1 (PS4)Walking Dead New Frontier (PS4)The Division … [Continue reading]

Phantasy Star (Switch): COMPLETED!

The Phantasy Star games are some of my very most favourite RPGs. Phantasy Star III was my first one, but I later played the original and, although it wasn’t quite the same, it was also excellent. Since those days, I’ve completed the … [Continue reading]

ESWAT: City under Siege (Switch): COMPLETED!

What does ESWAT stand for? Is it like SWAT only with an E like eBook and eLearning and eMail? Or are you supposed to say “es-what”? Who knows. But it’s certainly more interesting than the game. Yes, friends, ESWAT is a proper … [Continue reading]

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (Switch): COMPLETED!

The first of what will hopefully be many games completed on the Sega Mega Drive Classics collection on the Switch. I was going to play Fatal Labyrinth, but the lack of a manual and the terrible video options (which don’t affect Alex Kidd so … [Continue reading]

Katamari Damacy Reroll (Switch): COMPLETED!

This came out of nowhere when announced during a Nintendo Direct a while back. Not least in that we’ve not had a Katamari game on a Nintendo console before, and the series has been pretty much dead for ages. You can start as small as a mouse … [Continue reading]

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (Switch): COMPLETED!

Many, many years ago, I played a game called Pocket Monsters Green on my Personal Computer using a Game Boy Emulator.  I have now, essentially, just completed it. Of course, this isn’t the same Pocket Monsters Green. It’s actually more … [Continue reading]

King Oddball (Vita): COMPLETED

Imagine a cross between Peggle and Angry Birds. You can’t? Well just play King Oddball instead. The aim (ha!) is to chuck rocks at tanks and helicopters, so as to destroy them all. Of course, there are more things to blow up than you have … [Continue reading]