Stealth Bastard Deluxe is just £1.04 at GetGames!
Stealth Bastard Deluxe is so named because it's stealthy, 'bastard hard' and a luxuriously premium package. This sneaky platformer is utterly superb, distilling the stealth genre down to its most tense elements, and incredibly cheap to boot (especially compared to PSN port Stealth Inc!). Superb gameplay and masses of user content elevate Curve Studios' sneaky gauntlet into the highest platforming echelons - find our why in our Stealth Bastard Deluxe Review.
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One for fans of the terrible TV show only. Pac-Man And The Ghostly Adventures is an incredibly primitive platformer tie-in that feels decades old, but if your kids enjoy the series then £11.99 is a fantastic price.
There's a difference between a good game and a good deal, after all. This is the latter and it's a smart bargain at that. Ta Gooner!
Nintendo games tend to hold their value for months if not years, but we've seen some seriously decent deals for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D lately.
But none as cheap as this. HUKD member r simsini has found a copy for just £3.00 in his local Sainsbury's with the receipt to prove it, so it might behoove you to get your skates on and see if your nearest store are running the same ridiculous offer. It's totally... bananas... I'm so sorry everyone.
If you can't find a copy, be aware that Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is now just £19.95 on 3DS if you order online using Rakuten voucher code MARGIFT5.
Ready to go bananas? Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is now just £19.95 on 3DS.
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If you're looking for some great platforming on the move (and didn't buy Rayman Origins/Legends on Vita for some reason), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is an excellent makeover of the beloved game complete with stereoscopic visuals and lots of bananas. You can choose how tough you want it to be, too, either newly rebalanced or authentically brutal. To be honest I feel that platformers have come a long way, but fans will go nuts and £20.95 is the cheapest around by a country mile.
We love Kirby, the adorable ravenous serial cannibal, and Kirby & The Rainbow Paintbrush is a fantastic idea. Using the Wii U GamePad, we'll create clay ropes for Kirby to swing around on and blast enemies away, finally using the touchscreen for more than just browsing.
It reviewed well Stateside, and if you want to pre-order, you can buy Kirby and Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush for just £26.95 at The Game Collection.
There's some confusion about whether the game is called Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush or Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, since the title differs depending on your side of the Atlantic. Thanks Gamer_U!
You'll need to like CDKeys on Facebook for the extra discount - widget is at the top of the store page.
This cheap 3DS games deal will net you an eShop voucher for this capable platformer, which suffers from more than a little deja vu and a somewhat redundant money mechanic, yet still delivers the platforming we know and love. Click here to read our full New Super Mario Bros. U review so you can decide whether or not it's up your street. Thanks FantasyDeals!
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If you're looking for some great platforming on the move (and didn't buy Rayman Origins/Legends on Vita for some reason), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is an excellent makeover of the legendary game complete with stereoscopic visuals and lots of bananas. You can choose how tough you want it to be, too, either newly rebalanced or authentically brutal. £19.95 is the cheapest around by a country mile, thanks again Turkey!
New Super Mario Bros U gets a lot of stick for not being "innovative enough," but as someone who played it to destruction, I an report that it's a superb 2D Mario title that breaks the mold in some surprising ways. Check out our New Super Mario Bros. U Review for more details!
£17.95 is a Wii U bargain. Thanks stingergb!
#IDARB is free on Xbox One. Go get it! So long as you're reading this in February 2015 and subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, just click here, sign in and queue up the download.
It's a small file, but you'll have just enough time to invite at least three friends over, preferably with their own Xbox One controllers.
Once you've grabbed a few snacks and perhaps thrown a few tinnies into the fridge, I'll have just enough time to explain why this bizarre mashup of Super Mario, Supraball, basketball and FIFA is one of the local multiplayer events of the last year... but a game that absolutely has to be enjoyed with at least three mates or not at all. And preferably while it's free, because value is going to be very hard to call.
In case you don't know, #IDARB (It Draws A Red Box) is a uniquely crowd-sourced project. Other Ocean tweeted an abstract picture of a red rectangle then reached out to the community for ideas about what the game should actually be. The result is a 4v4 team sport with one ball, two goals, enthusiastic commentary and an emphasis on brotastic team play... only with the mechanics of a sidescrolling platformer.Click here to read more...
This cheap 3DS games deal will net you an eShop voucher for this capable platformer, which suffers from more than a little deja vu yet still delivers the platforming we know and love. Click here to read our full New Super Mario Bros. U review so you can decide whether or not it's up your street.
10 Second Ninja throws you into tough challenge rooms stuffed full of nazi ninja robots, each of which can be bested in under 10 seconds. So long as you're good enough, that is.
Don't be put off by the crude-looking visuals, since this is a seriously smart action platformer at the lowest price I've seen it (RRP: £6.99).
From what I've heard, DeadCore is an excellent parkour-inspired speedrunning FPS platformer that flew under the radar last year. It's good or great by all accounts, and better yet, it's 50% off on GamersGate for those who like their PC games cheap as well as quality.
If you're looking for some great platforming on the move (and didn't buy Rayman Origins/Legends on Vita for some reason), Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is an excellent makeover of the legendary game complete with stereoscopic visuals and lots of bananas. You can choose how tough you want it to be, too, either newly rebalanced or authentically brutal. £19.99 is the cheapest around by a country mile.
Abyss Odyssey is a crazy and gorgeous sidescrolling platforming brawler from ACE Team, one of the most bonkers studios on the planet. Better yet, it's also 50% off on Bundle Stars, which is cheap and blows the socks off its recent game deals on Xbox Live and PS4 recently.
Reviews are all over the place for Abyss Odyssey, but I'd personally recommend it for a great combat system, compelling character progression and procedurally generated levels that make for unique runs each time. It's totally insane, and that's fine by me.
Platform: Wii U
Developer: Curve Studios
Stealth Inc 2 is adorable. Playing as a cute cuddly clone, we'll scamper around a toy factory and frolic with a host of lovably rounded robots, all while trying to save our friends and equipping some silly outfits. On Wii U, no less. Aww. Ain't it precious?
No. Don't be fooled, because under Stealth Inc 2's winsome premise beats the sadistic ruthless heart of a Bastard.
A Stealth Bastard to be precise. Curve Studios' flagship franchise may have been renamed to appease the console censors, but the sequel is no less brutal, murderous and punishing than its predecessors. Thrown into nightmarish challenge rooms stuffed with lasers, security bots, cameras, crushers, saws and intricately designed traps, we'll die and die and die in an attempt to overcome the odds, using both fast fingers, on-the-fly brainpower and bona fide stealth skills to eventually triumph.
Half brutal execution challenge a la Super Meat Boy and half devious puzzle platformer, Stealth Inc stands out from the crowd by being a genuine stealth game too, underpinned by light, shadow, evasion, sound and grappling mechanics that quickly become second nature.
Having spent years helping other developers get onto consoles, the indie angels at Curve are back for another round, and it's bigger and tougher than ever.Click here to read more...
Epic Mickey 2 failed to set the gaming world on fire, but its colourful stylings and co-op focus make for a decent stocking family filler (so long as you've played all the LEGO games, that is!). £5.95 is a very good price for it nevertheless. Thanks to Ninbox4 @ HUKD!
As the name suggests, Castle Of Illusion HD is an attractive and fairly faithful adaptation of the legendary platformer. I say "fairly" because it introduces some 3D sections -- heresy! -- yet they work well and the package reminds us why we fell in love with gaming back in the day without cracking the rose-tinted specs. GetGames' cheap £2.49 price is the de-facto "deal" level, but still worth a go.
Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
Developer: Brightside Games
Labour of love or dastardly cash-grab?
That's the question surrounding Team Indie, a new platformer from Brightside Games (who previously brought us the solid if underwhelming Zeit² back in the day). The enterprising studio managed to convince fellow indie developers to lend out their characters, meaning that what would have been a decidedly generic platformer now boasts one of the most incredible playable videogame casts since Super Smash Bros. CommanderVideo, Tim from Braid, Dustforce's Dustgirl, Awesomenauts' Clunk, the Super Crate Box Guy and more share the billing and bring their signature mechanics to the table.
It's a tempting prospect for indie gaming aficionados, but also sounds too good to be true, if not a barefaced attempt to separate fans from their money. So I'm delighted to report that there's a decent little puzzle-platormer in here, even if it doesn't come close to making the most of its source material.
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Call me crazy, but I don't think I'm in Pac-Man & The Ghostly Adventures 2's target audience.
As far as I can tell, it's aimed at fans of an animated television show that turned Pac-Man into a totally radical 90s mascot even though it's now 2014. Whoops. Our spherical yellow pal now has arms and legs, lives in a town called Pacopolis, fights the evil Betrayus and hangs out with a disposable cast with names like Spiral and Cylindria. He's basically Sonic, then. You'd therefore expect a tie-in to be a fairly simple 3D platformer with a basic hub town and some rail shooting segments, but in an incredible twist that's exactly what Pac-Man & The Ghostly Adventures 2 is.
However, never let it be said that I won't give a game a fair shake. It's not going to set the gaming world on fire and we've seen the same licensed template hundreds of times -- Scott Pilgrim this ain't -- but it does at least make eating things really, really satisfying.
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If you're looking for a brand new challenge with a high skill ceiling, Cloudbuilt might be one of the smartest buys this year. It's a superb speedrunning platformer with glorious cel shading and serious speed courtesy of being strapped to a massive rocket mech suit, but this insane velocity takes some serious getting used to. It's all there in the review -- and Gamefly will save you a few quid.