Bolt Riley, A Reggae Adventure

Bolt Riley, A Reggae Adventure

It would be in my best interest to give a glowing review since I want to see this game completed but I need to be honest about the progress made so far. I do realise this game is considered Early Access and I know the budget for this game is pretty small, and you should keep that in mind too (if you end up reading the in-depth review linked below), but ultimately, is it something I would recommend to my friends or the gaming public in its current state? Considering the artwork still needs some touching up, bugs were encountered way too frequently, the UI needs fixing and the first chapter is way too short, probably not. I’m hoping that Adventure Mob will eventually prove me wrong though, as I really want this game to succeed.

Real player with 1.5 hrs in game

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Bolt Riley is a well-intentioned but uniformly misguided proof of concept.

Presumably the developers naively underestimated the effort required to achieve the level of quality best suited to their vision. Instead, they opted to release an embarrassingly short and painfully butchered appetizer.

One should be easily inclined to forgive unrefined details in Early Access but no update in over a year severely burdens the game’s credibility.

Real player with 1.4 hrs in game

Bolt Riley, A Reggae Adventure on Steam

Freedom Finger

Freedom Finger

The silly and offensive art style is what drew me to this game, not the musicians or voice actors. Despite its cartoony look Freedom Finger is a proper shmup. You have a ship and you shoot enemies with plenty of bullets, enemies and walls to be dodged. The game has two unique game mechanics for a shmup namely grabbing and punching. It’s a bit unusual but it is quite fun. It allows for a lot of different ways to play a level.

Fortunately there’s no shop with upgrades for your ship, you can follow the story but also just hop into any level and start competing for the leaderboard. If you want an upgrade go grab an enemy ship!

Real player with 38.0 hrs in game

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Check out my first impressions gameplay video for Freedom Finger here:

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Save the American Lunar base from the Chinese who have taken over!


Very cartoonish. Kinda of reminds me of the adult cartoons you’d see on Adult Swim.

Real player with 11.0 hrs in game

Freedom Finger on Steam

Maybot Run

Maybot Run

Helped beta test the game. The release version is awesome for an endless runner with loads of replay-ability from the upgrades and characters that you unlock. Still enjoying the leader-boards and competing for a high score. The music is really cool too. Definitely a fun game well worth the small fee.

Real player with 37.6 hrs in game

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This game kills me. Even after all these years. Showing my lass Davebot makes the game near impossible to play through giggling…. and then Major… and then .. well. You should find out yourself.

Wont lie. It isn’t easy. Attempting to remain focused after reading the hilarious madness in the background whilst pushing forward is a challenge itself.

A game that has aged like a fine Brandy. Which…if you live in the U.K. is sort of sad really.

Real player with 10.4 hrs in game

Maybot Run on Steam

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots

This is a first impressions style of review, as I haven’t finished the game, and I’m part way through what I guess is the prequel.

Firstly, I love the art style. Growing up, seeing some Don Bluth animations, and Space Ace / Dragons Lair arcade games, the cartoon quality animations always made me go “wow”. Now we take it for granted. However this is one of those games that makes you go “wow”, with the film noir 1930’s / 1940’s style, with the modern animation. I really do like it. And surprisingly, the grey scale works amazingly well and fits in with the whole style.

Real player with 26.8 hrs in game

A trully masterfully made little game that at first glance seem to have no right to actually be as good as it is.

Bear with me is a mix of a noir style detective narrative, with some clever humor sprinkled in that at times is way to cynical to be targeted at children, so don’t be fooled by the graphics style. To top the noir atmosphere there’s a very layered narrative that can be enjoyed both by kids on a surface level (with the cute looking characters) or on a deeper level by adults who might reminis about their past. The DLC even has a bit of twin peaks thrown in for good measure and is generally darker than the main game.

Real player with 24.8 hrs in game

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots on Steam