Oct 24, 2007
Zack and Wiki tells the story of two pirates on their search for the legendary treasure of the pirate Barbaros. The first is the silent chocolate bar eating protagonist, Zack, and the other is his golden monkey companion, Wiki, who transforms into a bell to de-curse treasures and turn enemies into useful objects. Their quest sends them on a series of mini-episodic puzzles through jungle ruins, frozen temples, castles, an airship and more. The puzzles start easy but develop into
Bizarre monsters encased in small balls? Nope. How about mythical beasts residing in playing cards? Not here. Intergalactic demons possessing a child's doll? Bingo! Welcome to Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Fury, a game that features wacky Japanese antics, large tuna fish, and an utterly busted fighting system. Excited
If you’re a fan of Marvel’s Avengers, it’s a good time to be alive. In addition to the awesome feature film, Zen Studios is offering this four-pack of Avengers-themed DLC for their virtual pinball properties. See if these heroes are worth the price of admission…
The days of crappy digital pinball are in the past thanks to ZEN Studios and their excellent efforts, but does Zen Pinball 3D live up to its predecessors' level of quality?
Zendoku allows for mathematical trash-talk of the highest order. Eat our logic and taste our deductive reasoning. Howd you like them rational apples? Its as vicious as number grids get.
Its a two player race for Sudoku grid completion and for every 3x3 box, row or column you fill, your opponent is sent a screen-filling stylus-using or mic-blowing distraction - earning you precious extra seconds. Some are easy - tapping away paper tiles - but faced with chiseling away 30 minuscule stone blocks
Zeno Clash is honestly imaginative, a fact wonderfully symbolized by a screenshot of an anthropomorphic rat woman with four barely-obscured breasts. In context it’s not funny or bawdy, but befitting of a fantastic, original and artful world. Characters range from bizarre pig men and parrot people to the disturbing Father-Mother, a gangling 12ft tall bird/human with babies in his/her jacket.
Is this trip back into the trippy world of Zeno Clash a worthwhile one? Find out in our review...
So, the Japanese think games should consist of androgyny and slightly wonky cameras. Americans, on the other hand, prefer explosions and men with beards. The British? They’ll largely go with whatever the Americans want. But have you ever stopped to wonder what the South American republic of Chile makes of it all?
Like its rainforest-focused sister game, Zenses: Ocean mines an uncommon vein of videogaming: Relaxation. Basically, while most games – even puzzle games – are all about frying your nerves with an ever-increasing pace, pyrotechnic special effects, and an exhausting array of more and more pumped up opponents, Zenses would rather help you chill out and calm down.
Like its ocean-styled sister game, Zenses: Rainforest mines an uncommon vein of videogaming: Relaxation. Basically, while most games – even puzzle games – are all about frying your nerves with an ever-increasing pace, pyrotechnic special effects, and an exhausting array of more and more pumped up opponents, Zenses would rather help you chill out and calm down.