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Exploring Caves with Retrobooster

Welcome Time Wasters! This week I was given a review copy of Retrobooster to check out. If the name of the game sounds familiar, that’s because GiN took a look at the game back when it first released in March (Check that review out here). It has been a few months since then and the game is now available on Steam. Retrobooster is a cave flyer that’s a throwback to the 1980s. The game has players exploring caves, shooting enemies and solving puzzles to get through levels. What sets the game apart from cave flyers of old? Its physics engine. […]

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Alpha Preview: Technicolour Rain

Welcome Time Wasters! In lieu of a normal Time Waster, I’m checking out a game that is currently in it’s alpha. This game is Technicolour Rain. Technicolour Rain is a top-down shooter that places the person in the shoes of a man escaping from prison. Being that the game is still in its alpha, not much more is known than this. Currently, only two levels are playable. This deals with the character escaping from prison and then finding out who sold him out. Players control the main character’s movement with the W,A,S, D keys. Aiming in Technicolour Rain is control with the […]

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StrikeForce Kitty Attacks!

Welcome Time Wasters! Looks like I just missed being able to wish you all happy Fourth of July, but what the heck, why not. Happy Fourth of July! Okay, I’ve got that out of my system. Now on to the Time Waster. This week my search for a Time Waster led me across the internet until I discovered a game titled StrikeForce Kitty. It’s a running game that involves very little input from the player (like most running games). The story of StrikeForce Kitty is that the King’s wife/daughter (I’m not quite sure which it is) is kidnapped by evil foxes […]

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Alpha Preview: Vagante

Welcome Time Wasters! As I’m sure you’ve already guessed from the title, this week is a little bit different than a normal Time Waster. Instead of a traditional Time Waster, I’m checking out a game that is still in its alpha. This game is Vagante. Vagante is a rouge-like game that has players exploring endless caverns in search of loot. Being that the game is still in its alpha, there isn’t really any story. All that is known is that the player is dropped off in a mountain range and left to their devices. The gameplay in Vagante is really […]

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A Journey to 2030 Leagues Under the Sea

Welcome Time Wasters! This week my search around the internet for a game to play led me to an interesting game called 2030 Leagues. 2030 Leagues is an exploration game all about exploring the depth of the ocean and collecting pieces of meteorite. There isn’t much more to the story of this game. The gameplay in 2030 Leagues is fairly straightforward. The player controls an underwater drone that has to travel around and pick up pieces of meteorite and bring them back to a ship sitting on the surface. Control of the drone’s movement is tied to the W,A,S,D keys […]

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A Kitty Dreams of Wasting Time

Welcome Time Wasters! This week it was hard to get much of anything in terms of gaming done because I was too distracted by E3. I’m a Wii U owner and I’m definitely excited for almost everything Nintendo announced. Maybe this E3 will be the proof that some people needed to know that the Wii U isn’t going to fail. Either way, I’m getting off track. This week I played a small browser-based game titled A Kitty Dream. As the name implies, the game takes place inside the dream of a kitty that then goes to sleep in its own dream […]

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Running Around with Ram Time!

Welcome Time Wasters! This week I decided to get my time waster fix from my internet browser. This led to me scouring the internet in search of something to play. What I found was Ram Time! Ram Time! is a side-scrolling game that has the player controlling three knights and a wizard as they carry a ram through castle, houses and anything else that gets in the way. The main point of the game is to destroy as much as possible to gain a high score without getting killed. Players can level up their ram team by smashing into houses […]

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8-Bit Boy Revisited

Welcome Time Wasters! This week I’m looking at 8-Bit Boy, again. That’s right. For the second week in a row I’m looking back at a new version of a game I’ve already reviewed (Check that review out here.). I first reviewed 8-Bit Boy back in 2012, but the developer claims that the game is 75% different from what it was before. Let’s find out if this is true. In my original review of 8-Bit Boy, I cited the lengthy opening sequence for a simple story as a con to the game. This hasn’t changed in the new version of the […]

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Croixleur Makes a Return with Sigma

Welcome Time Wasters! This week I sat down and played an upgraded version of a Time Waster that I’ve previously reviewed. This game is Croixleur Sigma. The original version of this game was just called Croixleur and it had a lot of problems. My review for it can be read here. Starting out, I want to talk about Croixleur Sigma’s story. The basic idea behind the game is that you play as two girls that are in an academy for sword sorceresses. The girls come from two different sororities in the school and are looking to beat each other out in an effort […]