Category Archives: Arcade

Four Sided Fantasy Review

Publisher Serenity Forge‘s latest title, Four Sided Fantasy, certainly did not disappoint. This indie side scrolling adventure provided everything that we were looking for; dynamic gameplay elements, solid artwork and overall tone. It all makes for a fun playthrough. Let’s dive into the details of why we enjoyed it. Four Sided Fantasy is a game where the player utilizes utilizes the edges and limitations of the screen to solve puzzles.  So when the player hits a difficult patch or a seemingly unreachable jump, they can freeze the frame and use physics (shown in the image above) to cross these puzzles. This characteristic is very much like Portal except that it utilizes the fixed frame of the screen....


Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring

Say it isn’t so! But it is. Today, Keiji Inafune announced on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter page that the spiritual successor to the beloved Megaman series has been delayed once again. The game has been pushed well beyond its’ original anticipated release in April of 2015. This means that the new expected release is about a full year past backers expectations, which many have made clear that they are not at all happy about. The root of the newest delay seems to be linked to the game’s multiplayer or network modes, with problems being specifically cited with matchmaking. Inafune states that because the engine used in the game is no longer being updated which leaves...


Biohazard Umbrella Corps Trailer Streamed

The official Playstation Japan YouTube channel released the first official trailer for Biohazard Umbrella Corps this Wednesday.  Just in case you’re unaware, Biohazard is the name the Resident Evil series goes by in Japan. The new trailer features some of the weapons and skills players will be able to utilize in Biohazard Umbrella Corps (which will likely be Resident Evil Umbrella Corps overseas). This includes the Zombie Biel, Analog Cover, Zombie Eisen, Zombie Shield, and the Zombie Jammer. The trailer sells the point that Biohazard Umbrella Corps will force players to adapt to fighting in a manner that focuses on quickly changing between ranged and close quarters combat. While the game is certainly set in the Resident Evil/Biohazard universe, Biohazard Umbrella Corps doesn’t seem like...


Mega Man Legacy Collection Sees Limited Physical Release

In a day and age where everything is readily available in digital form, buying things in physical form doesn’t necessarily make a lot of sense. Why take up more space with something when you can own the same thing digitally? Because I still love getting my hands on things, that’s why. If you’re like me and still like to pick up physical copies of games, you might just be adding another title to that list. The Rockman Classics Collection official site (If you’re not in the know, Mega Man is known as Rockman in Japan) has announced that the Mega Man Legacy Collection will be seeing a limited physical release in Japan....


Pixel Galaxy Review

Pixel Galaxy is an addictive game. It’s fast paced, difficult, and remarkably charming in its fluorescent cubic graphics. This game has incredible DNA. There are elements ranging from classic games like Asteroids and Galaga, to newer titles such as Geometry Wars and Super Hexagon. Pixel Galaxy feels similar to spacey bullet hell games, but is interesting and enthralling enough to stand on its own two pixelated feet. In Pixel Galaxy you play a pixel. Your objective is  to dodge incoming fire from enemy pixels, while simultaneously moving in an attempt to assimilate enemies into your…. pixel ship? (It’s never really made clear what, if anything your pixel represents but I...


Pokkén Tournament Headed to Wii U

Pokémon fans rejoice: the hit arcade game Pokkén Tournament that is making waves in Japan is coming to a console near you…and a lot sooner than expected. The Pokemon Company announced on Friday that the game would be coming to the Wii U worldwide in spring 2016. This announcement came during the second day of the Pokémon World Championships during the Pokkén Tournament invitational. It’s official! #PokkenTournament is coming to Wii U in spring, 2016, US Trainers! http://t.co/AUVTkNw9Bf — Pokémon (@Pokemon) August 21, 2015 The game is a project developed by The Pokemon Company in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO, the producers of the Tekken franchise. So far, the current playable characters include Charizard, Pikachu, Gardevoir, Machamp,...


The Soundtrack for THPS5 Offers a lot of Variety

The long awaited moment is finally here, the soundtrack for the latest installment of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has finally been revealed. If you’re a longtime fan of the series like I am, you’ll no doubt know that the soundtrack is one of the greatest aspects of the series. So great, in fact, that I even devoted a list to my favorite songs from the series throughout the years. Did I mention that it was the first post I wrote here at BentoByte? It’s rather fitting, then, that the series would return just after the first anniversary of that post — and by extension, the first anniversary of my work...


Not A Hero: Devolver Digital’s Side-Scrolling Murder Machine

As I slid through a doorway, after slaying an entire building full of mobsters for the anthropomorphic rabbit BunnyLord, I began to realize a lot of things that make the game Not A Hero incredibly entertaining. Not A Hero, a game developed by Roll 7 and published by Devolver Digital (the publisher behind Hotline Miami, which happens to be a favorite of mine), is two dimensional, pixelated, side-scrolling, with cover based elements. On the whole, Not A Hero is exactly what you would expect coming from Devolver Digital. It has it’s flaws here and there, but overall the game is rather entertaining, challenging, and humorous. If you haven’t checked out the game itself, the trailer, or...


The First Real Tony Hawk Game in Years is On The Way

It’s been a while since the Tony Hawk series has had a real game in the series. Sure, there was Ride, Shred, Pro Skater HD and Shred Session, but those weren’t exactly what fans were looking for. Pro Skater HD was a step in the right direction, but was plagued by a lot of problems. The PC version launched without online multiplayer, and despite numerous cries to see it added — it never materialized. Still, it wasn’t a bad game by any measure. It might have been a remake, and yeah, some songs from the original games were missing, but it was much better than the previous attempts at games in...