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Day 748: Dirt Track Racer

Posted: 2012/11/26 in Indie Games

There is one thing that I really loved in Hydro Thunder Hurricane (present in all the versions as far as I know; Windows Phone, Xbox Live Arcade, and Windows 8): drafting. Riding the slipstream adds an element to the game that elevates it above a lot of other racers. Now it’s not just about perfect […]

303 days ago I reviewed a game called “8 Ball Pool Champion”. I loved it for its good AI, clean presentation, offline multiplayer, and its “cheat mode” for those who just want to pull off insane tricks. All it was missing was online multiplayer. That’s corrected for its sequel: “8 Ball Champion LIVE”. This comes […]

Day 734: Red Tie Miner

Posted: 2012/11/12 in Indie Games

A bit like “Miner Dig Deep” in reverse, in “Red Tie Miner” you are tasked not with building an expansive mine network but, rather, with escaping one. And it’s got a lot going for it. Elements of the game remind me of everything from

With 43 cars simultaneously per race and a 80 Microsoft Point price tag, “Gentlemen Start Your Engiiines” is a nice looking, nice playing, arcade racer that’s similar to Daytona and similar classics. That’s both a

Some games need to do everything right to be great. Some games simply need to take something great and manage to do nothing wrong with it. So it is with “8 Ball Pool Champion”. Most pool games I’ve played suffer for poor controls, poor ball physics, or both. No such problem here, the game has […]

Day 387: Missile Escape

Posted: 2011/12/02 in Indie Games

I’m not sure how I missed this little gem on my first pass through the indie games of early 2010. It’s even rate 4/5 or so on the Dashboard, so there really is no good excuse. “Missile Escape” is a mix of the familiar and unfamiliar, blending the Pacifism mode of Geometry Wars 2 with […]

Day 347: Cosmic Caverns

Posted: 2011/10/24 in Indie Games

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and are not well represented in the top 50 lists on the Xbox Dashboard. Today is day #347, and today’s game is “Cosmic Caverns”. What happens when you take Lunar Lander, but add windy […]