Platformer

Yoku’s Island Express review

Yoku’s Island Express combines pinball mechanics, platforming and adventure in a remarkably compelling and enjoyable package. Think Sonic Spinball meets Dizzy. Pinball flippers help you guide the dung...[Read More]

Fe review

Fe (pronounced Fee-uh) is the first game to be published by EA under the EA Originals title, a way for Indie developers to get their work out to a wide audience whilst reportedly allowing the develope...[Read More]

FoxyLand review

Microsoft have created a new category within the Xbox store, the Creators Collection. Here, developers can release a game that doesn’t fully integrate with Xbox Live services, in particular achievemen...[Read More]

Super Lucky’s Tale review

A lot is asked of modern 3D platformers, largely because the giants of the genre have perfected so many of the mechanics of these terrific adventure games. Bright and welcoming visuals and audio, intu...[Read More]

Planet of the Eyes review

Planet of the Eyes is described as ‘Limbo in a colourful world’ and that covers this narrative led platformer very well. It delivers an intriguing tale punctuated by trial and error moments, with a si...[Read More]

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review

Sega aficionados will certainly remember the Wonder Boy titles. Platforming gems from yesteryear that consisted of clever level, enemy and mechanics design. Indeed, these titles are fondly remembered ...[Read More]

Disney Afternoon Collection review

Many of us were raised on the Disney cartoons of the 80s and early 90s. We’d while away the hours watching the likes of Donald Duck, Darkwing Duck and Talespin. The game adaptations of these cartoons ...[Read More]

Jump Stars review

Cast your mind back about, say, 30 years or so, I can’t remember that far back and some of you probably weren’t even alive. There was a massive blockbuster film starring Arnie called The R...[Read More]

Human: Fall Flat review

Protagonist Bob in Human: Fall Flat is akin to a toddler learning to walk. He haphazardly stumbles around the environments, bumping into objects and clinging on to them like a drunk trying to steady h...[Read More]

Voodoo Vince Remastered review

Cast your mind back 14 years. If you’re anything like me then remembering yesterday is a task. Voodoo Vince was released on the original Xbox and has been sat, gathering dust on the developer...[Read More]

Little Nightmares gets a launch trailer

Bandai Namco’s and Tarsier Studios’ creepy adventure platformer, Little Nightmares, has a launch trailer to whet your appetite. Little Nightmares is available now for Xbox One.

The Disney Afternoon Collection coming soon to Xbox One

Do you have a soft spot for late 80s early 90s Disney cartoons and their respective games on the 8 and 16 bit systems of yore? Many of us here at TiX towers do, so when Capcom announced their Disney A...[Read More]

Vertical Drop Heroes HD review

It’s been a long time since I sat in front of a PC, loaded up a web browser and played a Flash game. Things have moved on a lot since those days and unfortunately some of these gems aren’t...[Read More]

Typoman revised review

Mastering the English language can be tough, trying to convince my youngest that there are hidden letters in words and trying to understand the difference between digraphs and trigraphs causes all sor...[Read More]

Hunter’s Legacy review

Hunter’s Legacy is a 2D action platformer that evokes similar charms to that of the Metroid and Castlevania series, with its gradual acquirement of new abilities allowing you to explore previously blo...[Read More]

Embers of Mirrim announced for Xbox One

Developer Creative Bytes have announced their jumping, splitting, collecting and re-connecting platformer, Embers of Mirrim, coming to Xbox One later this year. In Embers of Mirrim, in order to save t...[Read More]

BadLand Games to publish Nightmare Boy

BadLand Games will be publishing The Vanir Project’s psychedelic platformer Nightmare Boy. BadLand Games CEO, Luis Quintans saif about the partnership: Working with The Vanir Project means fans ...[Read More]

Metrico+ review

Metrico+ is devilishly clever and difficult. It’s remarkable how much the simple mechanics can be worked into such mind boggling platforming puzzles. Which is brilliant. It’s a testament to its design...[Read More]

Toby The Secret Mine review

Released back in 2015 on Steam, Toby The Secret Mine is only just making its debut on consoles, with Wii U and Xbox One being the first step. Red-eyed catlike creatures have kidnapped your friends and...[Read More]

Grow Up review

Bud first appeared on PS4 in Grow Home, so for some Xbox One owners this will be their first experience of the little red robot – unless you happened to catch his standee in the Ubisoft office in The ...[Read More]

Mighty No. 9 review

With Mighty No. 9 originally being pitched as a spiritual successor to Mega Man, and with one of the lead developers behind the blue bomber, Keiji Inafune , spearheading Mighty No. 9, it’s no wonder i...[Read More]

Review

Nostalgia can be an extremely powerful tool for a developer if they can master its nuances, and WayForward has done just that with Shantae and the Pirates Curse. The overall design and mechanics are i...[Read More]

Unbox coming to Xbox One

Developer Sold Out announced today that their platformer Unbox, will be heading to Xbox One later this year. Developed by independent UK studio Prospect Games, Unbox is a vibrant physics-based platfor...[Read More]

Unepic review

Daniel is having a bad day. A very bad day. One minute he was with his friends drinking beer and playing Dungeons & Dragons, (albeit badly), and the next moment, while relieving himself in the toi...[Read More]

Cobalt coming to Xbox one on February 2nd

Minecraft creator Mojang has announced that the studio’s long-in-development action platformer Cobalt, is coming to PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One February 2, priced £13.99/$20. Cobalt features a full sin...[Read More]

Snoopy’s Grand Adventure review

If you have looking for games to by over the past few weeks you will have been spoilt for choice, Halo 5, Black Ops 3 and Assassins Creed Syndicate to name a few, if you looked closely though you will...[Read More]

Darksiders II: The Deathinitive Edition review

Even after Vigil Games were disbanded and parent company THQ closed their doors, it’s terrific to see the Darksider series resurface with an enhanced re-release of the second game in the series,...[Read More]

The Deer God release trailer

The Deer God will launch officially tomorrow, September 1st, on Xbox One as part of the September Games With Gold. A brand new trailer is available in celebration of its release. The Deer God is a kar...[Read More]

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners review

Earlier in the year we took a look at upcoming multiplayer speed running title Giana Sisters: Dream Runners, and found its offering of superbly designed, and strikingly detailed levels of thrilling ac...[Read More]

Mega Man Legacy Collection review

Capcom have a habit of pulling on your nostalgia heart strings, earlier in the year an HD re-release of Resident Evil took us back to Nintendo’s Gamecube days and now an enhanced collection of M...[Read More]

No Time to Explain launched on Xbox One

TinyBuild Games, the team behind Speedrunners, Divide by Sheep and their launchpad title, No Time to Explain, have now after 4 years released their primary title on the Xbox One. NTTE challenges you w...[Read More]

Metrico+ announced for next gen

Digital Dreams have announced that METRICO+, its new project and follow up to its successful Vita exclusive title, will be making its way to Xbox One, PC and PS4. Like its predecessor, Metrico+ featur...[Read More]

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Announcement

Activision have confirmed that this November, we can explore the colourful world as seen by Snoopy in the tie-in game for the upcoming Peanuts movie. Snoopy’s Grand Adventure is a side-scrolling explo...[Read More]

Aaru’s Awakening review

Aaru’s Awakening has a wonderfully nostalgic aesthetic. Its subtle music and sound effects, the hand-drawn, 70s inspired visuals, and the lonely, highly dangerous platforming and exploration; it all f...[Read More]

Ori and the Blind Forest review

Ori and the Blind Forest is a truly beautiful game. The layered, watercolour backdrops, flora that subtlety sway as you pass by them, and superb use of lighting, all combine to form a visual treat on ...[Read More]