GAMES IN REVIEW
PS4 / $TBC / OUT NOW
Before Guitar Hero and Rock Band there was Amplitude, the rhythm-based music game that turned your humble game controller into an instrument. While the soundtrack to this crowdfunded remake lacks the big-name artists from the original release, the gameplay remains addictive; with 30 tracks to tap along to, tranceinducing visuals, and a difficulty curve that will test even the most dexterous of digits. An absorbing experience for music lovers.
TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER REMASTERED
PC / N/A / $19.99 / OUT NOW
First released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, this dinosaur-riddled first-person shooter has been rebuilt with an entirely new game engine. Despite this, the graphics remain blocky and the music bland. While the weapons arsenal is quite imaginative, this remake is otherwise old school in its design; with frustrating boss battles and an archaic save system.
CUT THE ROPE: MAGIC
IOS, ANDROID / $1.49 / OUT NOW
The latest instalment in the physics-based puzzle series is its most creative release yet. Once again the aim of the game is to swipe through a series of ropes in order to deliver candy to protagonist Om Nom, only this time he has the ability to morph into different kinds of animals each with unique abilities. Consequently, the puzzles are far more diverse and the gameplay consistently feels fresh.