GameShark: Sideway: New York Review Review

GameShark: Sideway: New York is yet another downloadable retro platformer that’s long on charm and style but short on innovation or original ideas. This time, the differentiators are a hip hop/graffiti culture theme and a Super Paper Mario-like concept where two dimensional characters inhabit a three dimensional space. The visuals are initially striking and the level design makes the most of the idea of shifting its planar orientation including some rather clever puzzles, but ultimately the hip cartoon artwork loses its ability to obfuscate the boring, been-there done-that gameplay.

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