Panic’s Playdate is the speakeasy Game Boy

Nintendique Originally published May 30, 2019 at Doublejump.co It was love at first sight. Its neat square frame with smooth, rounded corners. The polished hollow rivets in each corner holding the shell together. The shade of funky, pleasant Super Mario-Block yellowish-orange. That grayscale screen. The classic NES-style controls… and that crank, that bizarre piece of hypnotic ingenuity. Playdate… Continue reading Panic’s Playdate is the speakeasy Game Boy

Doublejump Reviews OlliOlli: Switch Stance

Sticks the (Perfect) Landing Originally published February 14, 2019 at Doublejump.co Although they’re built with the same bones, the two games included in Roll7’s OlliOlli: Switch Stance are – remarkably – very different beasts. Released barely a year apart, both OlliOlli titles are completely distinct, with their own identities that go beyond surface-level differences and reach down into the… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews OlliOlli: Switch Stance

Doublejump Reviews Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With everything for everyone Originally published January 8, 2019 at Doublejump.co Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might look like a remaster but it goes far beyond the basic deluxe treatment. It packs in every character who’s ever been on the roster, almost every stage, it’s filled with more collectibles than ever, includes a wealth of options to… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Doublejump Reviews Screencheat Unplugged

Your new favourite party game? Originally published December 27, 2018 at Doublejump.co Screencheat: Unplugged makes a great first impression. A joyful, goofy, colourful aesthetic and a light, bouncy jazz soundtrack, it’s meant to put you in a good mood. That first chaotic match is the same, immediately full of sudden screams and flailing as the party… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews Screencheat Unplugged

Doublejump Reviews: Flinthook (on Nintendo Switch)

The Switch's Answer to Spelunky? Originally published July 27, 2018 for Doublejump.co Flinthook makes a strong first impression: a wondrous, endlessly charming intro that sums up our hooded hero’s quest by way of a Saturday morning cartoon. It’s celebratory, cheerful, exciting, with the raddest Genesis-era chiptune I’ve heard this side of the Milky Way. Originally released… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews: Flinthook (on Nintendo Switch)