TurtleBlaze and The Arcade Crew have something special in KUNAI. It’s what they call a “techroidvania” which, you know what means, and you know what kind of game this is. KUNAI is full of style and self-aware humor that blends so well. KUNAI has zippy traversal, swift combat, and satisfying progression that makes it an early must-play for the year.
JoyMasher has a penchant for making games in the 8-bit style that’s paid homages to classics of that era like Ninja Gaiden, Ghosts n’ Goblins, and Castlevania with their games, Oniken and Odallus: The Dark Call. With Blazing Chrome, JoyMasher takes on the 16-bit era in a Metal Slug meets Contra-esque game. Truth be told Blazing Chrome is not easy, and neither have JoyMasher’s prior games, but it’s far from impossible. There’s difficulty options to lessen or increase the hurt. All in all, it’s a wild ride full of crazy bosses, great music, and a memorable look that will have you wondering where you’re supposed to deposit your quarters.