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Sleepy Reviews!

On 10/30/2023 at 07:38 AM by Cary Woodham

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Well I hope my reviews don’t really put you to sleep!  Anyway, here’s more of them I’ve written over at recently.  Please click on the links and read as many as you can, and maybe post a ‘like’ or comment or two.  I’d appreciate it.  OK let’s begin!

Pokémon Sleep (Mobile)

There are many Pokémon games out there, but the strangest ones are usually on mobile devices.  We’ve gotten the Pokémon teeth brushing app with Pokémon Smile, and Magikarp Jump!, a game starring the most useless Pokémon of all!  And now you can track your sleeping habits with the Pokémon Sleep app.  I liked how this game featured Snorlax, as that’s my favorite Pokémon.  But you’ll just how to read on to find out how this app works!

Rune Factory 3 (Switch)

I reviewed the original Rune Factory 3 WAY back on the Nintendo DS around 13 years ago!  (Yeah I’m old) Now you can play it again on Switch and PC (reviewed on Switch here) with enhanced graphics and new gameplay modes.  The Rune Factory series combines the farming simulation of a Harvest Moon or Story of Seasons game, but also lets you fight monsters in fields and dungeons in real time action based battles. 

Shark! Shark! (Switch)

I never had an Intellivision game console as a kid, but my cousins had one.  Only thing I really remember playing on theirs was Frog Bog, which I enjoyed very much.  Many years later, another Intellivision game I enjoyed on one of the PlayStation game collections was Shark! Shark!  In that game, you are a small fish and must eat enough fish to grow so you can eat even bigger fish.  Just watch out for that shark!  It was very similar to a popular PopCap game called Feeding Frenzy, too. And now you can play a reimagined version of Shark! Shark! on some modern game consoles and PC (reviewed on Switch here).

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4: Bush Rescue Returns (Switch)

Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, 3D platformer mascot characters were all the rage.  One such character was Ty the Tasmanian Tiger.  And just like his extinct animal counterpart, Ty hasn’t been heard from in a long time.  Until now.  Originally released on PC ten years ago, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4: Bush Rescue Returns has been remade on Switch.  And surprisingly, it’s a 2D platformer, not a 3D one!  It may be to celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary, or the whole series 20th anniversary.  Help Ty and his Bush Rescue animal friends in Australia save the day as he runs, jumps, and uses his boomerangs to attack.  Interestingly enough, the makers of this game, Krome Studios, are also based in Australia.  They also made Game Room, which I played a lot back on the Xbox 360.

Sprout Valley (Switch)

Nico is a cat who has moved out to a remote island to start a new peaceful country life.  Help Nico plant crops and harvest them, as well as ship goods, gather materials, and craft them into new things in this simplistic retro pixel farming sim.

Catlord (Switch)

There’s a popular game I’ve been hearing about over the past year or so called Vampire Survivor.  It’s a top down retro styled game where you have to fight off waves of enemies, and when you die you can spend your winnings to upgrade your character so you can survive longer next time.  And with any popular game, there will be imitators, and here’s one called Catlord on Switch.  But instead of a vampire killer, you are a cat and must defeat waves of animals like chickens, dogs, snakes, ducks, etc.

Rayland 2 (PS4)

In this sequel to last year’s puzzler, you’ll do more of the same reflecting lasers with mirror blocks so they hit certain targets.  The sequel just gets tougher quicker and adds new elements like colored lasers and such.

Escape from Terror City (PS4)

You can tell the same folks who made the Thunder Kid games also made this one, as they both feature low poly (and rather ugly) 3D graphics.  But while Thunder Kid focused more on running and gunning with some platforming mixed in, Escape from Terror City focuses more on aiming and shooting.

And that’s all for now!  Thanks for reading my reviews and posting ‘likes’ and comments on them!  I do appreciate it.  Good night!  --Cary




11/03/2023 at 11:58 AM

I only discovered the Intellivision's Shark! Shark! fairly recently. Great game! Feeding Frenzy had to have copied and expanded upon it, the gameplay is basically the same. This new one has my interest. I saw it on Xbox and will probably buy it on a sale. 

Cary Woodham

11/05/2023 at 07:56 AM

I didn't really like the Shark! Shark! remake that much.  Your fish moved too slow.  However, after that I reviewed a remake of another Intellivision classic: Astrosmash, and I liked that one a lot more.  The review hasn't posted yet, but it will later.


11/10/2023 at 01:53 PM

I just saw a Berzerk remake the other day. Seems there's more and more of them. Except for Pac-Man CE, I haven't really enjoyed the ones I've tried. 

Cary Woodham

11/12/2023 at 07:49 PM

What's odd is the Bezerk update is published by Atari!  They don't respond to my emails anymore.


11/13/2023 at 08:38 AM

I tried to figure out who owns Atari the other day. Their history is so complicated, I don't really understand where they're at right now.

Cary Woodham

11/13/2023 at 08:43 AM

Today's Atari is definitely not the same company as the original.  It's in name only.

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