Namco have released the first few screenshots of Mr Driller DS - the new twin-screen incarnation of the massively underrated puzzle classic.The Tetris-in-reverse-style gameplay this time involves a nemesis who follows you on to each level and then sits menacingly at the top of the screen. Players have to avoid touching the nemesis while digging their way to the goal at the bottom of the screen.Like all the best puzzlers (Tetris, Bust-a-Move and, er, Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine) it all
The latest screens of Midway's Mortal Kombat: Deception illustrate that the series' infamous gore factor remains intact (although slightly disembowelled). Brutality is key to MK titles but this incarnation also boasts rather cute mini-games to help you relax between spine-ripping fatalities.Besides the martial art fight fest, weapon-based combat also plays a part, plus multi-tiered interactive stages will allow for some interesting tactics. What every fan of the franchise wants is cool,
We have the first movie of Mario Kart DS and it shows the kartsters whizzing around a ported version of Yoshi's Circuit from Gamecube's Mario Kart: Double Dash!!The quality and speed of the game is bang on and everything you would have hoped for. However, the touch-screen isn't used to any great effect. You get a very predictable map and position roster. While this does clear up the playing screen by reducing necessary game furniture, we can't help but be disappointed that it doesn't enhance
We have the first images of Metroid Prime: Hunters, Samus's DS outing. As you can see, Nintendo's new two-screen handheld appears to be ideal, and we confidently expect this to be the best of the first generation of DS titles.Hunters does an impressive job of aping its Gamecube predecessor's visuals and the controls use the stylus to choose weapons, morph or, with a quick poke of the screen, fire, while the pad or stick are used for movement and shoulder buttons lock-on.The version of Metroid
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The seminal series known for its hypnotic puzzles and fantasy settings is up for its fourth incarnation. Apparently, this instalment will answer mysteries left over from earlier games. Typically, it involves an intriguing and complicated tale that you have to unravel by solving puzzles and interacting with NPCs.
A quest to save a little girl and uncover the truth.
Resolves mysteries left-over from Myst and Myst III: Exile.
Rockstar have released new shots of the PC and Xbox versions of their ultra-violent stealth-'em-up Manhunt, which was first released in November for PS2.Set in the run-down urban nightmarescape of Carcer City, the game places you in the role of a convicted killer who must escape from gangs of hunters prowling the streets. While the gruesome kills and stealthy gameplay can become a bit repetitive after a while, Manhunt still ranks as a hugely entertaining action-adventure which, if you don't
It's been a while since we've looked at The Movies from Lionhead (of Black and White fame), a management title that puts you squarely in the director's chair, so here are three new screenshots of the game in progress.The film-making process is great subject material for a management game and it's a tad surprising that it hasn't been tackled before. The scope is huge as you take a project from the pitch to the premier. To get an insight into this fascinating prospect, indulge in a re-run of of
War: what is it good for? Well, first-person shooters, for starters, as Electronic Arts hope to prove with the latest PC update in the World War II Medal of Honor series, Pacific Assault.The game puts players in the boots of a US marine who must help drive the Imperial Japanese army from the Pacific theatre during the 1941-44 campaign. Locations include, obviously enough, Pearl Harbour as well as the Tarawa Atoll and Guadalcanal before the climatic battle on the beaches of Tarawa. Meanwhile, a
Long-lost action-platformer Malice rears its head again today for the first time in over 12 months, with new screenshots and confirmation of a March release date.It was three years ago that the Argonaut-developed game first came to the world's attention when, along with Munch's Oddysee, it was used as a demo for the Xbox when the machine was first unveiled by Microsoft. It quickly became one of the most anticipated console games around and, after numerous delays, a November 2002 release was