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Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World 3DS Review: Poochy Ain't Stupid

Nintendo's charming Wii U platformer gets a visual downgrade, but there are enough new goodies to make up for it.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Deep Dive, Part 1: The Story of the Ultimate Sequel

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The first entry in a new weekly column kicks things off by exploring the inner workings of a video game classic.

Yooka-Laylee Launching April 11, 2017, Wii U Version Moving to Switch

Playtonic Games is almost done with its loving homage to Banjo-Kazooie.

Shovel Knight's Specter of Torment Will Be Even More Different Than You Think

Yacht Club Games talks about Specter of Torment's new story and structure, as well as why they keep putting out such elaborate expansions for free.

NIS America Publishing Touhou Genso Wanderer in US on Feb 7

Two Touhou titles are coming to North America next year.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Nintendo 3DS Review: Let Slip the Songs of War

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 holds onto some of the problems that troubled its predecessor, but that doesn't mean it won't show you a good time.

Steve Mayles and Grant Kirkhope Talk About Yooka-Laylee

During E3, we talked to Playtonic's character art director and music composer about the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie.

Inside Xbox One Review: Brilliant and Compelling

Playdead's spiritual successor to Limbo is a simply fantastic puzzle-platformer.

Is Super Mario 64 Really 20 Years Old? Yep, So Watch The Archived Livestream

Embrace your mortality as Jeremy plays this landmark N64 adventure at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

Flint Hook Grapples Toward Greatness

Yeah, it's another indie retro roguelike platformer, but the little details elevate this one.

Yooka-Laylee is Easy to Fall in Love With

Playtonic Games’ open-world 3D platform adventure is just plain fun.

Fenix Furia PS4 Review: Prepare to Die... Repeatedly

If you're looking for a hardcore test of your platforming skills, Fenix Furia should fit the bill quite nicely.

Celebrate Mighty No. 9 Going Gold with a Stream of the Greatest Mega Man Ever*

*(Or maybe just join the chat so you can argue endlessly about whether Mega Man 2 or 3 is best. Join the debate at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT!)

Retronauts Explores Little Samson, Mega Man's Hipster Cousin

Before he vanished from the public eye, Mega Man's original creator left the world with this final gift.

Need a Mega Man Chaser? Try Ninja Senki DX

Once you've blown through the Legacy Collection, this addictive and remarkably well-crafted ninja platformer makes for a great follow-up.

Yoshi's Woolly World Wii U Review: Pull the String

Good-Feel's take on Nintendo's dinosaur pal might be cut from a familiar cloth, but its abundance of charm makes up for a lack of new ideas.

Shovel Knight's Plague of Shadows DLC is Great (and Free)

Playing as Plague Knight brings a new and hilarious perspective to Yacht Club's already excellent adventure.

Virtual Spotlight: Kirby's Return to Dream Land is a Welcome Treat in 2015

Divorced from the dying days of the Wii, this cute, colorful platformer makes for perfect Nintendo comfort food.

Odallus: The Dark Call Strives for Authenticity with its Mix of Wonder Boy and Castlevania

JoyMasher's gothic tribute to 8-bit action is faithful on all fronts... Including difficulty.

8 Essential Ideas Bloodstained Needs to Adopt from Castlevania

Ex-Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi is riffing on his own history with a successful Kickstarter, but they shouldn't forget that Konami's series was always about more than just whipping vampires.

Toren Brings the Latest in the Recent Ripple of Ico-likes

Brazilian developer Swordtales' debut might have an obvious inspiration, but it's borrowing from an timeless source.

JumpJet Rex Goes Light Years Beyond "Walk the Dinosaur"

This twitch platformer might not shake things up, but it still has a worthwhile take on the Super Meat Boy formula.

2014 Recap: Shovel Knight's Surprisingly Affecting Storytelling

How Yacht Club Games turned a retro tribute something more with their own brand of visual storytelling.

Mighty Gunvolt 3DS Review: Frivolous Doesn't Have to Mean Bad

For a free giveaway, this retro platformer goes above and beyond.

Fenix Rage Smashes Super Meat Boy into Sonic the Hedgehog

Green Lava Studios' masocore platformer might be operating from a familiar template, but a few interesting twists make it more than just a copycat.

1001 Spikes 3DS Review: A Murder Sim in Reverse

People complain that video games require too much violence on the player's behalf, but in this trap-happy test of platforming skill it's the game doing the killing.

Yumi's Odd Odyssey 3DS Review: Not a Casual Fling

Cutesy only on the surface, this surreal platformer demands top-level play.

With Pitfall II, Atari Platformers Became More Than Just Running and Jumping

David Crane's adventurous sequel pushed creative and technical boundaries.

Tough Love: Eryi's Action PC Review

Nyu Media brings us "the game you'll be dying to beat," and a fine example of the sadistic trapformer genre.

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