Rather than rebuild Sega Master System classic Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap from the ground up, developer Lizardcube just painted over the original game with modern graphics, music and sound effects. We need more remakes like this.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches for the Nintendo Switch next week, fixing one of the biggest missteps made by the original Wii U release. The new Battle Mode is so good.
Capcom’s Disney Afternoon Collection drops this week on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, bundling together six classic NES games based shows from the heyday of Disney television animation. They’re just like you remember them, only now you can rewind. Watch us play.
One of the hottest new mobile games going is a clever take on the brick-busting genre called Ballz. Go ahead, get it out of your system. I still haven’t.
Just when I thought I’d seen every way imaginable to mix music and gaming, along comes Mad Fellows’ Aaero, in which players trace beams of musical energy through beautiful and deadly environments.
You don’t need Joy-Cons or a plastic dock to have fun with the Switch. Lately I’ve been playing a whole lot of Voez, a rhythm game that shows off how good a gaming tablet the Switch can be.
Unable to wait for its nebulous spring release in the United States, I went undercover as a Canadian to get my hands on the massive robot battles of Transformers: Forged to Fight. It was worth it.
Creating an army of collectible units and sending them down set lanes to attack enemy bases is all the rage right now. Even the Tom Clancy brand is getting in on the act, though ShadowBreak livens things up by giving the player control of a high-powered sniper rifle.
With a new chapter in the Power Rangers saga unfolding in theaters across the country this weekend, Saban and Lionsgate have teamed with mobile developer nWay to release Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, a real-time mobile fighting game featuring heroes and villains from throughout series history.
Last week Kotaku’s Nathan Grayson told us about PC Building Simulator, an indie game in which the nightmare of putting together a gaming PC follows us into the virtual world. This week I played the demo release, and it’s not nearly as difficult as it is in real life.
One of my favorite genre hybrids just got a huge kick in the pants, courtesy of Robot Circus’ Ticket to Earth. It combines tile matching and strategic positioning in a way I’ve never seen.
Trion Worlds brings free-to-play voxel-based MMO Trove to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this week, giving console players a taste of what it’s like to slay skeletons while wearing a hippopotamus mask and a top hat. It’s kind of fun, really.
While the hero of Euclidean Lands seems to be wielding a spear, his greatest weapon is his axes.
On a weekend where I had access to Nier: Automata and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I spent at least two hours curled up with my iPad, paddling balls at breakfast. Well-played, Breakforcist.
Norwegian developer Funcom has been making waves lately with Conan Exiles, but for me they’ll always the studio behind science fiction MMO Anarchy Online. The 16-year-old game finally hit Steam this week, so I hopped back in to create my first new character in a long, long time.
The dialogue, the animation, the music—so far I am loving everything about Night in the Woods, but as a rhythm game fan there’s one sequence that’s particularly near and dear to my heart. Let’s rock out.
Lego Michael Knight, a lone crusader in a dangerous world. The world of the Lego Knight Rider. A twilight world that feels like it only exists so more exciting Lego characters can play with K.I.T.T.
We’re all familiar with what zombies want to eat, but has anyone tried feeding them something else? Burgers, perhaps? The PixelJunk people at Q-Games give it a try in their first virtual reality game, Dead Hungry, and it works like a charm. Who knew?
In the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story pinball table, a ragtag band of shiny silver balls attempt to simulate obtaining the plans to the Empire’s planet-killing super-weapon. Will they survive to be featured in the Star Wars Episode IV pinball table?
Can we just get a Power Rangers Musou already and stop releasing nonsense like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mega Battle?